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High Intensity Weight Training

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

People often don’t exercise due to lack of time. However, quick bursts of energy can deliver health benefits like regular cardiovascular training. This is also the case for lifting weights and building muscle. Because high intensity training works more muscles than regular training, you are able to get greater benefits and spend less time. What […]

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A Banner Year for St. Vincent School Sports Programs

| August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Banner Year for St. Vincent School Sports Programs

This was an amazing athletic year for the St. Vincent’s Vikings. John Stone, St. Vincent’s volunteer athletic director and one of the school coaches, describes a sporting renaissance at the small school in Mission Hills. “St. Vincent’s School is increasingly recognized as not only a leader in academics and spiritual study, but also a growing […]

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Growing Plants that Boast Medicinal Benefits

| August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Growing Plants that Boast Medicinal Benefits

By Violet Green Yep, I’m a plant nerd! I’ve spent most of my life dabbling in gardening (on the East Coast, then the Midwest, and now here in Southern CA) and playing with plants. I’m happiest with soil under my fingernails and on the bottoms of my feet. My current home garden boasts medicinal herbs, […]

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A Fresh Perspective on Abundance

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Fresh Perspective on Abundance

by Violet Green When I was a kid I had dreams of “getting rich” or “making it big” when I was an adult. I thought that all problems could be solved with money. The experience of money in my family was that there were too many mouths to feed and there were never enough dollars. […]

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How to Gain Optimal Hip Health

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

The hips are a primary part of the body, being the hinge point between the upper and lower body. Due to its central position in the body, it is important to do exercises that build and maintain hip strength. Weak hip muscles can have a large negative affect on mobility, which may lead to pain […]

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CycleBar Hillcrest Celebrates Grand Opening with 70 Free Classes

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
CycleBar Hillcrest Celebrates Grand Opening with 70 Free Classes

CycleBar Hillcrest, a new concept in Premium Indoor Cycling offering a high energy workout in a concert-like atmosphere, will open on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 1040 University Ave, Suite B 213, San Diego, CA 92103. CycleBar Hillcrest will hold its CycleBar Blast to celebrate its grand opening by offering 70 free classes over 10 […]

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The Relationship between Stress and Heart Health

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Excessive stress has a great effect on overall health. The fight or flight reaction is embedded into all of us, even though we are no longer facing archaic predators. The modern day causes of stress are typically not life-threatening, although your body may think they are. Having chronic stress can impact your health with fat […]

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Learning by Example

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Learning by Example

by Dove Braunstein I am sitting on a bench just outside the curved, sea-green bars that surround the Ocean Beach (OB) skate park. It is an afternoon that reminds me why I call San Diego home; late winter, and you’d swear it was summer. My dog, Zephyr (who, fittingly, is named after the Zephyr skateboard […]

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To Feed the Family

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
To Feed the Family

We were told to bring our appetites, so we did. Craig Madden spoke at the Mission Hills Garden Club’s March meeting. And, yes, we did get to eat. However, first we heard how he came to his current philosophy and lifestyle concerning food. Four and a half years ago, Madden’s baby girl was ready for […]

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When is the Best Time to Exercise?

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

There have been many debates about the effectiveness of exercise during certain parts of the day. While nighttime workouts have been thought to disrupt sleep, new research adds in a new factor of the body’s circadian rhythm to determine the best time to exercise. The human body has a circadian rhythm that corresponds with the […]

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