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By Noel Daniel The very idea of strapping on your running shoes at 5:30 in the morning is not only daunting—it almost feels impossible. How could you possibly hope to be that paragon of fitness that only drinks kombucha, practically lives on a yoga mat, and runs because it’s fun

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By Noel Daniel It’s time to bundle up again. And when Jack Frost starts nipping at your nose, it’s unsurprisingly bad for your skin. “Cold weather is very drying for the skin,” said Dr. Catherine Biren, Board Certified Dermatologist at Dermatology Affiliates Medical Group. “We dermatologists even have a term

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle Have you given any thought to your heart’s health lately? You really should, because although you can’t change your family’s history of heart disease, there are lots of things that you can do to reduce your risk of developing it. “Heart disease is the number one

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By Noel Daniel No, really! Spas have skin specialists that can help you find the perfect blend of masks and moisturizers so you can get your glow on. One of the hardest skin types to keep in line is combination skin. Reneé Matias, owner of Renee’s Day Spa and Salon,

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle True to its name, Sukha Studio is a good space for hundreds of local residents. Sukha—which translates to mean “good space” in Sanskrit, the language of yoga—provides certified instruction in yoga, barre, and Pilates, in addition to a lifestyle boutique; spa-like amenities; and anatomy, wellness, and

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By Jacqui D Sinarle The Modesto Doula Group is dedicated to enhancing the birthing experience for local moms and their families, one baby at a time. What’s a doula? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. “A doula is a non-medical childbirth professional who is trained to provide emotional and

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  By Noel Daniel Dancing away your woes is more likely than you might think. “Dance Therapy gives many of the participants, primarily women, the opportunity to network and build relationships with other women or men in the community,” said Keenon Krick, Program and Grant Manager of Riverbank Unified School

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By Gitaine Reis, In-Shape Health Clubs Strength training helps build muscles and endurance. It also increases mobility and range of motion. Small changes in muscle strength can make a big difference in performing everyday activities. Carrying groceries, walking upstairs, and lifting your grandchild can become easier with time. In order

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle There’s something magical about mushrooms. Usually a food that’s so naturally delicious is devoid of nutrition, or vice versa. Not so with mushrooms, which are packed with both flavor and health properties. And Donnie Creekmore knows the secret to growing them in your own home: his

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle Whether you’re a serious athlete or you just want to have fun, there’s some type of unique foot race in the Central Valley for you — and most local color runs, mud races and obstacle courses include events that are designed just for kids! Check out

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