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Chew on this: 03/10

The unhealthy side of gluten-free food By Jayne Powers If the gluten-free label makes you feel like it’s better for you, you’re in for a reality check. The common misconception that gluten-free foods are healthier than foods that contain gluten is untrue; just like the common misconception that organic foods are healthier for you. Gluten-free […]

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Ask Rocco: 03/10

7 Tips for choosing a ‘real’ personal trainer By Rocco Castellano Anyone who thinks they look good in shorts and a tank top is getting a certification for personal training – and it makes me sick. It’s becoming an overwhelming trend; I see more and more that clients are getting hurt from less-than-qualified idiots taking […]

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Ask Rocco: 03/03

I’m too busy to exercise. F**k you, take 15 minutes By Rocco Castellano It’s amazing how many times I hear that most people don’t have time to exercise. Deadlines, kids, pets, meetings, reports – everything for everyone else. Without work we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the good things in life, right? You’re probably thinking, […]

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Chew on this: 03/03

Eating has a mind of its own By Jayne Powers How food and eating manifest themselves in our lives and over time is a journey of taste, much like fashion is a journey for the eyes. I also think fashion reminds us of what looks good and bad on us, and, for the most part, […]

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Ask Rocco: 02/17

Your personal trainer is an idiot By Rocco Castellano I’ve been in the fitness industry for over 35 years. Yep, I’m that old. In 1991, I was one of 300 certified personal trainers in the world. Since then the industry hasn’t moved forward one bit. It seems like it’s still stuck in 1991 – almost nothing […]

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Chew on this: 02/17

Lab-tested protein powders: what to buy By Jayne Powers For all the bad things about the American diet (whatever that really is), one fact is certain: We don’t suffer from a lack of protein in our diets. Depending on your age, and level and frequency of exercise, you may need more or less. For men, the ballpark […]

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Ask Rocco: 02/10

Day two – a Lunk Alarm … again? By Rocco Castellano You ever hear the saying, “You ain’t doing something right if someone’s not hating on you”? Well, the confirmation is coming in everyday, especially when it comes to Planet Fitness. Several weeks back, there were a couple of people who wrote in, thinking they could […]

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Chew on this: 02/10

Why you shouldn’t judge a chocolate bar by its label By Jayne Powers With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we’re in high sweet mode. My all-around champion favorite knocks me back to my childhood – chocolate. If you follow nutrition headlines, you no doubt have read that chocolate is one of those star superfoods that will […]

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Chew on this: 02/03

Grounds for that morning cup of coffee By Jayne Powers I’m always quite taken by the number of people I meet who have prejudices against certain foods, often for no good reason other than they’ve read or heard about it somewhere. I call these prejudices food-isms. Much like the “isms” that compartmentalize people into ethnicity, […]

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Ask Rocco: 02/03

I hate nightclubs disguised as gyms By Rocco Castellano As you’ve read my column for a bit now, you don’t have to be Sherlock “friggin” Holmes to realize I don’t like many things in an industry I call home. Why do I stay? It’s a question I ask myself a million times a day. It’s because […]

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Advice Goddess: 4/21

By Amy Alkon Malice in Wonderland My boyfriend has a crazy ex-wife who can’t let go. She is the meanest, […]

News of the weird: 04/21

By Chuck Shepherd Government in action The predawn line in March actually started forming at midnight, snaking around the building […]

The Docket: 04/21

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Who? What? Me? Officers responded to a report […]

The man in the tall black hat

Troy-Hayner remembers Lincoln this month By Tim Walker Photo: Seward Johnson’s “Return Visit” sculpture will be unveiled on May 3; […]

Chew on this: 04/14

Banishing the blues with blueberries By Jayne Powers A change of seasons often signals a change in what we eat. Springtime […]

The Docket: 04/14

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim A mirror misunderstanding Officers responded to a theft report in a grocery store parking lot. […]