Category archives: Health

Living: Do You Drink Too Much?

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week I can look at my schedule of appointments and note that I will see someone because alcohol was used to excess. The person or persons are in my office because they had an alcoholic parent or sibling or even a grandparent who caused chaos to family members. Or the person is here because his spouse is an alcoholic or an older child is abusing alcohol. Oft[...]

Top Ten Travel Fitness Tips

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you are someone who has struggled with weight throughout your life, you probably find it’s virtually impossible to maintain or prevent weight gain when you travel.  Even for the fittest people, being away from home or confined in a car or a plane for a long trip can be a major hindrance to training regiments. Many of us are emotional, comfort or boredom [...]

Health: Arthritis

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symptoms of arthritis are familiar to many folks: inflammation, stiffness in the joints, loss of movement, fatigue and pain. Arthritis affects more than 50 million people nationally and is now the leading cause of disabilities. In Arkansas alone, more than 653,000 people suffer from some form of arthritis, including 2,700 children, according to the Arthriti[...]

Top 5 Diet Tips For The Bride-To-Be

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Are you a bride-to-be? Say yes to your dress size with these five tips.   working with hundreds of clients, I have found that typically the most effective component in getting the best results possible is placing some sort of deadline to meet. There is no better example of this than with ones I have trained who were brides-to-be. It’s amazing what [...]

Feature: Cutting Edge Party

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CHI St. Vincent is planning a shindig with great food, live music and a charitable purpose. But they won’t say where, yet. Photography by Sara Blancett Reeves   purchasing tickets to a party without knowing the location until hours before it starts. That’s the definition of a “pop-up party,” and they’re all the rage. This year’s CHI St. Vincent IV[...]

Health: A Grand Design

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On April 8, Baptist Health Foundation will celebrate a goal well accomplished, a goal that benefits its eight hospitals and the 5,000 patients who receive world-class care at their facilities each day. Photographs courtesy of Baptist Health Foundation   Baptist Health Foundation will celebrate the completion of Baptist Health’s Capital Campaign wi[...]

Living: There's No Comparison

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come into this world with more genetically loaded material than we might be comfortable knowing. My son imparted this information to me many years ago whilst he was studying medicine. I asked him few questions. I, after all, took college biology and remembered that certain physical characteristics were preordained — little chemical messengers that determine[...]

Health: 26.2 Miles, Just For Starters

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The Little Rock Marathon was one of Andre Slay’s first races as a runner. Now he’s trying out for the United States Paralympics track team. Photography by Janet Warlick   Slay hadn’t really planned to become a runner. Slay, who has a private pilot’s license and is training to become a pilot instructor, lost his right leg below the knee followin[...]

Top 10 Tips to Cut Calories on Super Bowl Sunday

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Save thousands of calories by following these 10 rules.   1.) Go Naked: Replace all buns or breading for sandwiches with a lettuce wrap alternative to cut calories, stabilize blood sugar and boost fiber and micronutrient intake. 2.) Hydrate: Drink at least two to four cups of water before eating and one to two cups every 15-30 minutes after you s[...]