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10 home exercises to try this winter

It’s officially winter and that means that it’s colder and darker in the mornings. Getting motivated to go to the gym can be harder than usual but it is no excuse not to workout. Try these exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home. So put on your sweatpants and keep the […]

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Three steps to a 6-pack

We all want it. A lovely 6 pack for the summer time and in the winter it is hard to think of it when bundled in layers of clothes. For most, however, it’s a challenge and the majority of people see no results even with vigorous exercise. What are we doing wrong? Why can’t we […]

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Giving back: Good for your heart & Your Health

Giving and receiving is a major theme this time of year and some of us hesitate to go along with the purchasing and receiving of gifts as it may reflect more on America’s incredible consumerism then the actual giving from the heart. The idea that one needs ‘the next best thing’ to keep up with […]

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Sleep better when traveling

‘Tis the season for traveling. Family and friends are waiting and it is important to be prepared if you are to enjoy time away from the luxury of your own comfortable bed. Factors that may play a role in the lack of sleep range from uncomfortable beds to jet lag. Even in a great hotel, […]

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SUP Your Way into Fitness

Why stand-up paddleboarding is good for the body and the soul Trying something new can be both exciting and potentially terrifying. When the opportunity arises, it’s not unusual for the fear of failure to cross the mind. Enter stand-up paddleboarding (or SUPing), in which a newbie might fall or struggle. Even I, a self-professed athletic […]

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Low-Cal Thanksgiving Ideas

Thanksgiving. A time for family, giving thanks, and delicious food. It’s a holiday that is great for our hearts, but historically not so good for our waistlines. According to the Calorie Control Council, the average person consumes around 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day alone. Additionally, the average person gains 1-7lbs between Thanksgiving Day and New […]

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Allen Bushnell, Fish Rap: Monterey Bay anglers thrive off Dungeness crab

By Allen Bushnell sports@santacruzsentinel.com Saltwater fishing is still going strong in the Monterey Bay area. Add Dungeness crab into the mix, and local anglers and visitors are doing very well indeed. Chris’ Fishing Trips out of Monterey Harbor keeps multiple boats going even in this slower season. And, they are doing very well. Relatively light […]

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Stay Fit During the Fall

Fall is here, the weather is changing and it is getting colder. But, it is still important to keep up your habits of working out especially with all of the delicious holiday food and sweets that are associated with this season. With the excess of indulgent foods, it’s important to include fat burning exercises into […]

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