Tag: health

Start the new year right

Susan Dawson-Cook Most people start out the New Year with fitness resolutions, follow them for a month or two and then abandon them for prior not so healthy living habits. By establishing realistic, measurable and time specific goals, you can become one of the few New Year’s resolution success stories. Realistic fitness goals can be…

Sun Sounds of Arizona

Kathy Desmarais Are you, or someone you know, print-disabled? Most of us think of the blind when we think of the print disabled. But it also applies to those who have difficulty seeing the printed word due to cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, low visual acuity, retinitis pigmentosa, complications from diabetes, multiple sclerosis, brain and…

The Doctor Speaks Out – January 2015

Dietmar and Elizabeth Gann

Dietmar Gann, M.D., a Tucson cardiologist, presents The Diet of Hope, a nonsurgical, rapid weight loss program to fight obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease with a low carb, low sugar diet. The featured speaker for the January 15 health lecture, The Diet of Hope, is Tucson cardiologist, Dietmar Gann, M.D. During this presentation, Dr.…

Joe Pinella offers free Healing Movements training

Bill Brown Healing Movements is a class using Chi Gong and Tai Chi Kung which involves a series of postures and exercises including slow, circular movements, regulated breathing, focused meditation and self-massage. Here in SaddleBrooke you have the opportunity to try it without any cost because your first experience is a free trial. Joe Pinella…

SaddleBrooke HOA 2 fitness and wellness facts

Gwen Lewis Eight daily habits and how they affect the life expectancy of the average American: 1. Smoking a pack of cigarettes a day takes seven to eight years off your life. 2. Having one drink a day actually increases your life expectancy by about a year. But every additional drink per day decreases it…

Abdominal strengthening: it’s not just about the six-pack

Susan Dawson-Cook While some are still chasing the dream of six-pack abdominals, others are thinking, “I’m not twenty-five anymore so having a washboard stomach isn’t exactly top priority.” It’s important to note that until the fat layer around the midsection is shed (which can only be accomplished by diet and cardiovascular exercise induced fat loss;…

2 Your Health – November 2014

Editor’s Note: “2 Your Health” is a new column in the SaddleBrooke Progress dedicated to health issues. Each month different doctors and or medical associations, from varying specialties, will be writing on issues of importance. Articles are based on experiences and independent research conducted by the doctors or medical associations. We encourage anyone considering changing medications and…

2 Your Health – October 2014

Oh, my aching back! The American Chiropractic Association has recently published some interesting facts about back pain. 1. Lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. 2. One half of all working Americans have back pain symptoms each year. 3. Back pain is one of the most common conditions for missed work…

SaddleBrooke Triad – October 2014

TRIAD drug drop off program resumes Gary Hammond For over a year now SaddleBrooke TRIAD volunteers have staffed a program for residents to dispose of unused or expired prescription and over the counter drugs at the Pinal County Sheriff’s Substation in the Mini Mart Mall (next to the bank). Over one hundred and twenty pounds…