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Smart Snacking! Tips for Moms From Local Fitness Expert Amanda La Torre

Amanda La Torre

Let’s talk about snack time. The foods we give our kids to munch on in between meals can play a major role in their mood, energy levels and fullness. Here to give us the ‘scoop on snacks’ is Amanda La Torre, mother of 2, fitness expert and General Manager of …

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Advice from the Momma Doc: Thinking about starting a family, or having another baby?

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These days, more people are carefully planning when they start their families. In fact, according to the CDC’s National Vital Statistics Report, in 1980 the average age of first birth was 22.7, versus 26.3 in 2014. That’s a pretty significant shift over 26 years! I see most young couples spending more …

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Plan for Your Success

Mark Zarubi is a personal trainer at Saint Mary's Fitness Center

To be successful with health and fitness goals one must PLAN for success.   That requires thinking ahead about workouts, nutrition, and sleep.   As a personal trainer for many years and someone who has a very busy and active schedule in and out of the gym, I can state for certain …

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Is Flossing Overrated?

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According to a recent New York Times article, flossing may be overrated. The article explained that while the American Dental Association says that flossing is essential, The Academy of Periodontology acknowledged that evidence falls short, which caused a stir and garnered a lot of attention on social media outlets. I …

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