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Hyper-Parenting May Increase Kids’ Inactivity

By Leslee Jaquette Ah-ha! Just as I thought! Over anxious, over-controlling parents really put the kibosh on kids’ play. Yes, the good old days were the “good old days” when many of us ran outside to play and didn’t come home until dinner. Then, after bolting dinner, we headed back outside for torturing fireflies and […]

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Authors Health and Fitness Uncategorized

How to Keep Your Workouts Fresh

By Leslee Jaquette Running was my addiction of choice for nearly two decades. Over the years I ran in several marathons, halfathons and many 10Ks every year. It was the most satisfying way for me to get my “ya-yas” out. In addition, when my sons were little I went swimming twice a week at o-dark […]

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Authors Health and Fitness

Playfulness is a very attractive quality

By Leslee Jaquette Maybe you should consider letting that creative, fun-loving and a tad absurd “kid” in you out once in awhile? Research shows that playfulness or the tendency to “define and engage in activities in a non-serious or fanciful manner to increase enjoyment” is not only a very attractive characteristic, it helps people stay […]

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Authors Outdoor Activities Things To Do

Winter salmon fishing, derby news in the San Juans

By Kevin Klein We had a great time fishing in the San Juans last weekend. There was very light pressure where we were, catching nice 6-12 lb hatchery fish, with a couple of bigger ones thrown in. I’ve said it before, but I’m just not encountering many unclipped or undersized Salmon. But if you are […]

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Improve Your Immune System with Healthy Eating

By Leslee Jaquette This is a good time to thank your immune systems (IS) for protecting you brilliantly against an onslaught of germs. Given germs are everywhere from shopping cart handles and airplane trays to the kitchen counter, it is really amazing how few viruses and diseases most of us catch. So, let’s give our […]

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More capable fitness-trackers hit the market

By Leslee Jaquette The simple, count-your-steps fitness trackers are passé. According to a recent article (Oct 11, 2014) in the WSJ, a next generation of monitors is on the market and it’s got lots more fire power and doo-dads than its predecessors. For starters, says author Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Apples’ Health app, a feature of iOS […]

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MA 7 Report

Blackmouth fishing in the San Juan’s has slowed somewhat from the fast start we had in December. There are still fish around, and some big ones here and there as well. The bait seems to be spread around, and the fish are moving. Hopefully we’ll get more moving in than out in the New Year. […]

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Kevin reviews Resurrection Derby, salmon issues 

The 2014 Resurrection Derby recently took place in Friday Harbor. This is a two day event held on Friday December 5th and Saturday the 6th, put on by Puget Sound Angler’s Fidalgo-San Juan Islands Chapter. All proceeds from this event go to salmon enhancement projects in the San Juan Islands. The is a selective fishery […]

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Annette Lake Offers Great Year Round Hiking

By Leslee Jaquette My friend Shannon and I recently spent a delightful four-plus hours hiking the seven-mile round-trip trail to Annette Lake in the I-90 Corridor. Exiting at milepost 47, it’s only a couple of quick turns off the freeway and you are parked in the lot and ready to rock. Across the highway, the […]