Health & Fitness

Local seniors take advantage of national fitness program

At 7 a.m. every morning, 12 ladies meet for a half hour workout at 1 Lifestyle Fitness in Auburn, and afterward they go off to have coffee together. That’s exactly the kind ...

Local kettlebell gym keeps clients strong and smiling

On a cool Monday morning recently, six fit-looking residents lifted weights at a gym on Swetzer Road. Along with grunts and groans were laughing, good-natured jibes and spontaneou ...

Are you feeling the pressure?

Are your blood pressure readings higher than they used to be? Does stress or anxiety come into play? Several things are known to raise blood pressure. Among them: having a fami ...

2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released this month with a new focus. Instead of the spotlight shining on individual nutrients and food groups, it ...

Mountain Mandarin Growers Association hosts Pink 5K Walk for breast cancer Dec. 6

All proceeds from the Orange is the New Pink 5K Walk for Breast Cancer on Dec. 6 at Mandarin Hill Orchards in Penryn will benefit the Placer Breast Cancer Foundation. The breast c ...

James Belch receives special certification

James Belch, who co-owns the only physical therapy office in Loomis, recently became one of the select practitioners nationwide board-certified in orthopedic physical therapy. Bel ...

It’s a two-wheel love affair

Almost all my bike riding is with a group of five to 10 other riders. But because it had been several days since I rode (weather, grandkids), I recently took a solo ride, loosel ...

It’s a thin line

My last three rides have started in sub-freezing weather. While my buddies and I feel we are dedicated cyclists, others think we are crazy.  It’s a thin line. ...

Rocklin Family Chiropractic offering sports physical

Rocklin Family Chiropractic is offering sports physicals for those high school athletes planning on participating in sports this fall. The cost per physical is $25, but $10 is the ...

Football head-trauma concerns tackled in Auburn

Growing awareness of sports-related concussions is resulting in both more concern and more precautions in the Auburn football community. From the 7-year-old just starting out in M ...

League of Women Voters holds healthcare forum in Rocklin

The League of Women Voters of Placer County will hold a forum to address questions and concerns regarding the Affordable Care Act from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Rock ...

Placer Breast Cancer Endowment works toward a cure

As October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins, fundraisers for Placer Breast Cancer Endowment can see the finish line. Events such as Sunday’s sixth annual Hot Pin ...

Head Lice incidence surges at Placer schools

The 2013-14 school year is underway in Placer County and surrounding areas, and the incidence of head lice is at an all-time peak, according to LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment Serv ...

County sponsors mental health first aid training in Roseville

Placer County invites the public to attend a free Mental Health First Aid training course to be held Thursday, Oct. 17, and Friday, Oct. 18, in Roseville. The 12-hour course will ...

The Saturday Skinny: Don't fear celebrations when trying to lose weight

While Kool and the Gang’s megahit “Celebration” is often a favorite tune at parties, for those battling weight, celebrating can be a slippery slope to putting on ...