Health & Fitness

Talking turkey: Trim the fat or butter it up?

Ah, Thanksgiving. Pots and pans simmering on the stove all day, holding the promise of delicious food sure to induce a tryptophan slumber by the end of the night. All that cooking ...

Media Life: Auburn's Epic WS100 is star of new movie

At one time, Media Life was convinced that Western States 100 runners were a crazed bunch of uber-athletes. Over time, that opinion has morphed considerably into healthy respect f ...

Gluten-free friends create healthy food blog

“I love kale,” writes Dawn Adams in her most recent blog post, “Hail to Kale!” Love’n Every Bite, a blog authored by Deborah Jordan and Dawn Adams, focuses on healthy li ...

New Sierra Vista Saturday classes getting high marks

Somewhat skeptical that such a program was actually available, Dale Shuttleworth decided to check out the Sierra Vista Saturdays free classes she had read about in the Colfax Recor ...

Straight Talk TNT: Damage can be done when you start drinking young

Studies show that when you begin drinking as a teen you’re more likely to be an alcoholic Dear Straight Talk, I still have the photo. I’m at my best friend’s house and her mo ...

Women go vertical at Roseville studio

Trina Davis, like many clients at Vertical Fitness, got turned on to pole dancing through a bachelorette party. But the experience wasn’t just a fun one-time thing. It was a ful ...

Celebrating summer at reopened pool

Meadow Vista’s pool facility has been an oasis of calm for local families since the completion of its renovations this year. Placer Hills Pool was scheduled to be closed complet ...

Newstart makes healthy food fun

The Weimar Institute’s Newstart cooking classes shows students that healthy eating can be delicious and food preparation can be fun. Cooking instructor Sally Christensen, who has ...

Grant money helping Sierra Vista programs

Adding to the quality of life of Colfax-area residents is the aim of a wellness project now underway. The Sierra Vista Community Center will assess and enhance the mental well be ...

Horse herpes virus in Placer but no threat yet to Tevis Cup

Tevis Cup ride organizers are staying the course, despite some skittishness in the horse community over the threat of a dangerous horse-herpes outbreak in California. The cause fo ...

Looking out for Lyme

Now that spring has finally arrived in the western Sierra, so have the hungry black-legged, or deer, ticks waiting to feed on unsuspecting people and animals. “Although ticks are ...

Nurses dig in to oppose North Auburn birthing center closure

Birthing Center nurses at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital are publicly opposing plans to close labor and delivery services. And they’re asking the Auburn community to join them in ...

Healthy cooking means looking beyond packaging

Many products being marketed as health foods are actually imposters, one study says. High-calorie counts and unnatural ingredient lists tell the real story behind their deceptive ...

Runners go the distance for Noah

Lori Jorgensen had serious doubts about running the American River 50-Mile Endurance Run. At mile 28 she had serious doubts her body would make it to the end. But Jorgensen, 36 of ...

Top 4 waterfall wonders: Auburn area boasts a host of springtime cascades

Spring is bursting with surprises. And one of the biggest for many is the plethora of newly sprung waterfalls bouncing off shiny boulders in the Auburn State Recreation Area. At th ...