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Bundles of joy in Baby Boot Camp

Having a baby can be quite a workout, but now that Baby Boot Camp has come to the Santa Clarita Valley, there is a better way for mothers to stay in shape.

June 05, 2009 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | Healthy Living


Great workout balls of fire

If your same old workout routine has got you bored to tears and singing the "I've hit a plateau" blues, then listen up. Stop doing those tired, boring squats and lunges that are no longer providing you results. What's the remedy? Add a stability ball to your "ho hum" workout routine and you'll soon be shouting: "Goodness gracious, great balls of fire!"

May 15, 2009 | By Cheryl Broughton For The Signal | Healthy Living


Fresh food bountiful at SCV farmer's markets

Yes, it's true, shelling peas can be found at area farmers' markets.

May 15, 2009 | By Alison Needham For The Signal | Healthy Living


What you need to know about flu

This spring, at a time that typically signifies the end of flu season, swine flu is dominating international headlines and causing widespread concern within the Santa Clarita Valley.

May 01, 2009 | By Michelle Sathe Signal Senior Staff Writer | Healthy Living


Karen Maleck-Whiteley: Say ‘yes’ and nurture yourself

While I was writing last month's article about learning to say "no" more often, I had this thought: "If I am saying 'no' to all of these things, then what am I saying 'yes' to?" You may or may not have had the same thought. It made me think about how healthy it is when we actually, consciously say 'yes' to what we choose to do.

May 01, 2009 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


Mary Ann Colf: Short term therapy can bring results

Jeremy knew he wasn't feeling right, but he didn't know what to do about it. It seemed like all of the time, he felt either anxious or depressed. It started to take a toll on his family and affected his work, too. A friend of his had benefited from counseling, so Jeremy decided to give it a try. It took some time, but by talking out his feelings, he was able to get his life on better track.

May 01, 2009 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


Maru Market Menu recipe: Strawberries

April, what a lovely month. So many ephemeral images spring to mind with the thought of April - daffodils, sun showers, lilacs, and, of course, ripe juicy strawberries.

April 21, 2009 | By Jason Park Maru Valencia | Healthy Living


Step into spring with pretty feet

The approach of swimsuit season used to terrify me, until I discovered tankinis. Nowadays, panic strikes my heart at the thought of revealing my feet in the strappy sandals of spring.

April 17, 2009 | By Michelle Sathe Signal Senior Staff Writer | Healthy Living


Karen Maleck-Whiteley: Relieve your stress by learning to say ‘no’

For some of us, saying "yes' to too many things is one of the biggest contributors to our stress. Do you say yes to people when you know you should say no? I know I have in the past and sometimes still do.

April 03, 2009 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


‘Operation Special Delivery' helps moms-to-be

What should be a joyous time in an expectant mother's life can be quite the opposite when their spouse is in the military. A solo delivery and not sharing the miracle of childbirth are just two hardships some women often experience.

April 03, 2009 | By Michelle Sathe Signal Senior Staff Writer | Healthy Living


The ‘raw truth’ about food

Meals with Jennie Chester Moran are raw affairs. Literally. At a cooking class held March 25, the owner of "Jen's Raw Truth" showed students how to make everything from soup to brownies without the use of a stove or oven. Instead, Chester Moran used her trusty Vitamix and dehydrator to avoid raising temperatures above 115 degrees, the point at which many raw diet proponents believe food's inherent nutritional properties are destroyed. The results were decidedly positive among the 18 students.

April 03, 2009 | By Michelle Sathe Signal Senior Staff Writer | Healthy Living


LifeForward Workshop for women

How does one create a menu of balanced meals on a budget? What are some simple steps to incorporate exercise into your life?

March 20, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Healthy Living


Healthy diets = healthy pets

If we are what we eat, what does that say about the health of the average American pet? With increased rates of heart disease, cancer, arthritis, diabetes and many other ailments that similarly affect humans, Fido and Fluffy's diet is becoming of paramount concern to their owners.

March 20, 2009 | By Michelle Sathe Senior Staff Writer | Healthy Living


'Walk It Off' a social way to stay fit

Need to lose weight? Get fit? Stay social? Reduce your anxiety? Chris Morley has a one-stop solution for you - walk it off!

March 06, 2009 | By Michelle Sathe Signal Senior Staff Writer | Healthy Living


Dr. Rap speaks about heart disease

It was a cold and rainy evening on Town Center Drive in Valencia when Dr. Rap arrived at Bellasport, a sportswear store owned by Anna Ott.

March 06, 2009 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Healthy Living


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