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Be well, Marsha: 09/15

Costly, quiet disease By Marsha Bonhart When you are active without any weight issues, you might think gnawing hunger and fatigue are connected to a healthy appetite and a busy, somewhat athletic lifestyle. Suddenly, nothing seemed to satisfy what seemed to be the constant buzz in my gut, even my strong urge to eat a […]

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Be well, Marsha: 09/08

Hurt by the bell By Marsha Bonhart I am not an abusive parent. However, yes, I admit to using what could be considered unethical tactics to encourage my younger son to get out of bed on school mornings. Despite fairly strict scheduled bed times, he just didn’t seem to get enough sleep. The 7-minute ride […]

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Ask Rocco: 09/08

Estrogen: the enemy among us By Rocco Castellano A while ago, I wrote a column called “Soy Meets World” that was basically a wild rant against the pieces of shit that allow this so-called nutrient to invade every crevice of our food supply. As unaware participants in an obvious population reduction experiment… wait a second… […]

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Ask Rocco: 09/01

The best motivation to start exercising By Rocco Castellano I get asked this question many times a year. It’s become one of my staple questions in my FAQs. “What is the best motivation to help me start exercising?” As you know, I’m not really a big fan of drone-like, repetitive, same-thing-every-other-day stupid shit. One thing […]

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Be well, Marsha: 09/01

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Life and loss Introducing columnist Marsha Bonhart By Marsha Bonhart Hello, my name is Marsha Bonhart and I am so excited to be a part of the Dayton City Paper family. Through regular articles, I will soon begin giving DCP readers opportunities to improve their health. Each January, most of us make the New Year’s […]

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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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The Docket: 5/16

Short relationships, long fights A woman and her ex-boyfriend decided they needed to meet and discuss their breakup. The woman […]

Law and Disorder: The Docket 5/9

40 oz. fight A woman was hanging out with friends when they all decided to buy some beer. She knew […]

The Docket: 5/2

Cupcake capers A man walked into a store and headed to the cupcake section. The owner suspected there would be […]

Law & Disorder: 4/25

Broken brandy bottle A family left for church in the morning. When they returned, they noticed their motion-sensor alarm system […]

Law and Disorder: The Buzz 4/18

Grow at your own risk By Michael Brice Keller   The Constitution, I am told, is written on hemp, and I […]