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Ask Rocco: 08/18

Thin is out, symmetry is in By Rocco Castellano Some of the dumbest things I hear when I’m asked about women lifting weights never stop amazing me. One such phrase is, “I don’t want to lift weights because it will give me muscle… and I will look like a man.” I wish these women would […]

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Chew on this: 08/18

Improve your eating habits at work By Jayne Powers   Every winter, the Harvard School of Public Health and the Culinary Institute of America in Greystone, California, sponsor the “Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives” conference. The premise is sound: Stock a healthy kitchen with nutrient-rich foods, and you’re more likely to eat well and stay well. […]

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Ask Rocco: 08/11

B.S., in and out By Rocco Castellano   Calories in… calories out. Dumbest shit I have ever read or heard. As a fitness professional for a majority of my life (save my toddler years), I have heard this phrase again and again. It still annoys me to no end. It tells me the person speaking […]

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Chew on this: 08/11

Save your brain By Jayne Powers Our bodies have touch points that require not only adequate nutrition but proper nutrition. For example, our hearts benefit from eating foods low in sodium. But what about our brains? There are food groups and associated vitamins that benefit the brain—and they are readily available in grocery stores, not […]

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Ask Rocco: 08/04

Hitting it old school (No one’s that tough any more) By Rocco Castellano   So I went to Facebook to ask my fans and friends what fitness columns they wanted me to write. What I got was a deluge of ideas and wants. Over the next couple of months, I will write as many of […]

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Chew on this: 08/04

Condiment conundrum By Jayne Powers   When buying food, we should focus on picking nutrient-rich foods that are low in saturated fats, sugar and sodium. If there’s no nutrition facts label, it probably means it’s either a vegetable or fruit. In this case, you’re good to go. Buy and eat as much as you’d like, […]

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Chew on this: 07/28

Rediscover your drive By Jayne Powers On a hot, muggy July afternoon, I bolted out of my apartment to take a hard and fast ride down the Crescent Trail to Thompson Boat Center near the Potomac River in Washington, DC. I felt revved up to hit the trail after a stressful day, knowing that I […]

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Ask Rocco: 07/28

Obviously Congress is trying to kill us By Rocco Castellano   If you are a human being in America, it is time for you to wake the f–k up and know that our government is literally run by idiots and assholes. This new law, which is likely to pass, proves my point exactly. Known as […]

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Ask Rocco: 07/21

Clean eating and exercise really pay off By Rocco Castellano   So it’s official, I’m a daddy at 50 years old. That’s right motherf—ers… 50. All the idiots in the medical community said there were hundreds of risks that could befall our little one. We defied them all. Hahahaha f—ing ha. One major one was […]

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Chew on this: 07/21

More than picking fresh vegetables By Jayne Powers   Today, let’s shine a light on vegetables—literally. Walk into any supermarket, and you may feel worried that the strong lighting causes harm to fresh vegetables in the produce section. Don’t think that for a minute. While it may sound counterintuitive, the lighting that shines down on […]

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Venting for the voiceless

Author Justin Curtis’s Troy-inspired novel By Katie Fender Photo: “Plight of the Downtrodden,” by Justin Curtis Troy native and author […]

Art & Soul

Yellow Springs’ art fair connects art to community By Tara Pettit Photo: The Art & Soul Fair takes place from […]

Be Well, Marsha 11/17/15

The slower seasons By Marsha Bonhart I have a friend whom I adore. I don’t always understand her, but she’s […]

Three artists. Three days. One lock.

‘Locked In’ on art at Yellow Springs Arts Council By Joyell Nevins Photo: [l-r] Artists Brandon Lowery, Nathaniel Foley and […]

Ask Rocco 11/17/15

Who the hell is Tony Zale anyway? By Rocco Castellano Photo: Boxer Tony Zale knocks Rocky Graziano to the ground […]

March of the Turkeys

The Turkey Trot tradition treks on By Don Hurst Photo: The Ohio River Road Runners Club 37th Annual Turkey Trot […]