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5 secrets for flat abs

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Wish your stomach was flatter and more toned? Exercise alone will not get you a toned stomach – diet is a huge part of the equation. Here are 5 ways to improve your eating habits that will dramatically flatten your abs: Flat Abs Secret #1: Enjoy natural sweets Traditional sugar-filled sweets will quickly add up… Read More →

Fireworks safety tips from Abrazo Health

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While fireworks are beautiful to watch, they are dangerous to play with, Abrazo Health medical professionals warn. If not handled properly, fireworks can cause severe injuries to eyes and skin. Even just watching a friend light fireworks can put you at risk. Play it safe, allowing for everyone to enjoy the holiday, said Kevin Haselhorst,… Read More →

James Monaci brings taste of Italy to Luci’s Healthy Marketplace

James Monaci cooking at Luci's Marketplace.

James Monaci has a certificate in craft brewing from UCLA, was an owner of a Picazzo’s Italian eatery for eight years and began working as the sales manager at a wine and spirit distributor two years ago. He’s the kind of guy you wish was always there to fill your kitchen with the finest foods… Read More →

Downtown church converted to sanctuary for CrossFit

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Imagine a place where health, fitness and community are the core foundational elements. A place that motivates, inspires and supports. A place where nothing is too far reaching, nothing is impossible. In a renovated church, built in 1928 on McKinley and 9th streets, CoreCrossFit advocates and maintains these ideals with exercise programs, cooking classes and… Read More →

The nation goes orange for fitness

Orange Theory, WEB

Orangetheory Fitness offers a unique heart-pounding, muscle-pumping, calorie-burning workout that continues to burn calories and increase the body’s metabolism hours after the exercising has stopped. Unlike every other gym or fitness facilities, Orangetheory focuses on one workout for its members and is structured around a specific theory that can only be found in the orange… Read More →

The Germiest Places and how to Protect Yourself

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The professional cleaning industry generally focuses on specific surfaces that can harbor germs and contaminants-as well as how to eradicate these unwanted guests. But according to Dr. E. Neil Schachter, a professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, there are also specific places that tend to harbor more germs and… Read More →

Nude yoga classes catch on in Valley

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You’re shaking to hold your Downward Facing Dog for just four more breaths and you glance over at your neighbor for a distraction from the weakness in your quivering arms. But in this yoga class, that distraction ends up being more than you bargained for – in this yoga class, clothing is optional and, more… Read More →

Topgolf opens first Arizona location

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Golf entertainment leader Topgolf International, Inc. will open its first location in Arizona tomorrow, following its VIP grand opening party this evening. The new 65,000-square-foot facility will be the company’s 13th location worldwide, first in the southwestern United States, and the first to be built on Native American lands. The private VIP grand opening party… Read More →

Hula hoop workout trend is all in the hips

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Being a full-time student with a part-time job, I like workouts that are easy, quick and fun to do at home.  During one of my searches for a workout, I came across hula hoop fitness.  At first, I laughed because there was no possible way that hula hoop workouts were an actual thing.  However, the… Read More →

Grill Your Way Lean

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Grilling is the most popular pastime of summer. While outdoor cookouts are a great opportunity to relax and visit with friends and family, did you know that the average barbecue meal exceeds 1500 calories? That’s almost an entire day’s worth of calories in one meal. That type of eating will do some serious damage to… Read More →

Fit Republic announces grand opening celebration

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Fit Republic is proud to announce its grand opening celebration set for Thursday, June 26 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. The luxury fitness studio will be opening its doors with a ribbon cutting event to showcase the new 15,000-square foot one-of-a-kind fitness facility. The grand opening event will be open to the public and… Read More →

Boost heart health with stress management

Heart Health, WEB

By Dr. Anne-Marie Feyrer-Melk In today’s fast-paced world, stress is somewhat unavoidable. While we know that excessive stress isn’t good for us, just how bad is stress for our overall health? Stress can cause minor symptoms such as headaches, insomnia and stomach pain, but when left unchecked, stress can take a major toll on our… Read More →

Don’t be at a loss when it comes to hearing loss

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Each year like clockwork we visit our eye doctors, dentists and optometrists to protect our vision, teeth and eyes. But what about our hearing health? As a rule, everyone should get their hearing checked every year. And, as the number of people with hearing loss increases, never before has this been more important to remember.… Read More →

A healthy way to get the perfect summer glow

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I’m an endurance athlete. I swim. I bike. I run. That means I spend a lot of time in the sun. I also want to continue to be an endurance athlete for as long as I can, so I slather on sports sunblock to protect my skin every time I go for a long run,… Read More →