Health and Fitness

Essential Tips for Staying Safe on a Hike

Hiking is a wonderful way to connect with nature, enjoy some fresh air, and get a good workout. Few things are more restorative than a nice hike. However, because there are some risks involved, be sure to follow important safety rules.  No one wants their day enjoying the great outdoors to end in tragedy. Bring […]

Health and Fitness

How to Get Outside and Exercise More

Regular physical activity and exercise is one of the best things that you can do for your overall physical and mental health. And yet so many people chose to live a sedentary lifestyle, and forgo the benefits of daily exercise, despite knowing how good it can be for you. The main reason why people don’t […]

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Health and Fitness Northwest Lifestyles

Managing those pesky houseplant Gnats

Caption:  Adult fungus gnats live for just seven to ten days, but the female can lay up to 200 eggs in the cracks and crevices of moist soil, so populations grow quickly. Photo credit: photo courtesy of Summit Responsible Solutions by Melinda Myers They flit across your face, hover near your houseplants, or gather by […]

Health and Fitness

Why Weightlifters Should Do More Cardio Exercises

Weightlifting produces many health benefits, including stronger muscles and bones, better posture, and better joint flexibility. But lifting weights may not be enough to keep all your body systems in optimal condition. Supplementing weight training with cardio exercise can boost your overall health profile. Burn More Calories Lifting weights does burn calories, but a cardio […]

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Featured Health and Fitness Oregon Uncategorized

Our hospitals are in crisis

A recent increase in COVID-19 patients has strained the facility’s resources. It is expected that by August 2021, this strain will be noticeable and possibly even more severe than what happened last December when a major surge hit them hard during their time of need! This time, though the strain is more severe and it […]

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Health and Fitness Oregon

PeaceHealth’s Comprehensive Stroke Center earns top honors

For the 10th straight year, the PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend Stroke team in Springfield, Oregon has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. In addition to the Stroke Gold Plus Award, the RiverBend team has earned Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite, […]

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Featured Health and Fitness Washington

PeaceHealth offering new treatment option for COVID patients

PeaceHealth is now offering monoclonal antibody IV therapy in southwest Washington. This therapy is a promising treatment for patients at risk for severe complications from COVID-19. In southwest Washington, PeaceHealth will initially provide the treatment at PeaceHealth Memorial Urgent Care at 3400 Main Street in Vancouver. To be eligible for treatments patients must have a […]

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Featured Health and Fitness Northwest Lifestyles Oregon Outdoor Activities

Ski scenic groomed trails on Mt. Bachelor

Nordic Sports Director Bob Mathews founded the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center in 1975 by overseeing construction of a modest pair of looping trails with all of 7 kilometers of snowmobile-groomed trails. The then diminutive Nordic program was rounded out by a 150-square-foot rental and lesson department squeezed into a corner of the main lodge. Through […]