Tag: fitness

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thanksgiving feast

Maintaining Health During the Holidays

When the turkey rolls around in November and the oranges, browns and yellows of autumn transition to the reds and greens or blues and golds for Christmas and Hanukkah, for most of us the last thing on our minds is exercising and eating … read more

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Physical Therapy

October is National Physical Therapy Month, and Kitsap County physical therapist Hayley Siegenthaler wants to remind community members about the important role improved and restored movement has on well-being. “Movement is central to a person’s quality of life, no matter the age or … read more

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Exercise Essential for a Strong Mind

A relationship between the body and mind has long been theorized. As far back as the 1st century, Roman poet Juvenal suggested people should pray for “mens sana in corpore sano” (a sound mind in a sound body) above power and wealth. Today, … read more

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Physical Therapy More Effective than Drugs for Chronic Pain

During a time when healthcare professionals and researchers continue to reevaluate the effectiveness and safety of prescription drug use for chronic pain, Kitsap County physical therapist Megan Morris emphasizes that physical therapy has long been considered a safer, cheaper and more effective treatment … read more

South Kitsap Skatepark

Skateboarding

An Adrenaline-Pumping Pastime and Passion

Wheels screech up and down ramps, scraping against hard cement walls as wheel recreationalists attempt an “ole.” Checking every angle to see how the ramp could be used in a unique and creative way, skaters give each other advice as they practice and … read more

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The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Arthritis Relief

Many individuals who have arthritis “treat” their pain by simply avoiding activity — usually because they think movement and exercise would be uncomfortable. But the opposite may be true. Movement and exercise may help relieve symptoms, according to physical therapist Jackie Gfeller with … read more

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How Food Affects the Way We Feel

The pressure is on, deadlines are looming, and stress levels are nearly maxed out. Cue the pizza order, drive-through stop or late-night run for ice cream. We’ve likely all been there. Whether it’s work stress, school assignments or a meeting gone horribly wrong, … read more

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winter workouts

How to Work Out in Cold Weather

As the weather gets colder outside, do you debate heading out for that run or recreation? Are cold-weather workouts good for your health or should you avoid them? Women’s Health magazine claims that exercising out in the cold has health benefits over warm-weather … read more

Battle Point Park, Bainbridge

From Backyard Game to International Sport

Born on Bainbridge, pickleball is attracting fun-seekers and...

The fastest-growing sport in America was developed one rainy day on Bainbridge Island when some bored teens were sent outside to play on a badminton court with some paddles and a perforated ball. It was the genesis of pickleball. And since its simple … read more

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