Health & Fitness

Mental health does not have to be a solitary struggle

Letting go of the stigma associated with counseling is a step that parents and children could take to possibly prevent tragedy. The Herald spoke with three local counseling agenci ...

Learn new hands-only CPR for free

The Loomis Fire Protection District wants to teach the community how to help heart attack victims without using mouth-to-mouth breathing. Loomis Fire will offer free 15-minute&nbs ...

The Saturday Skinny: Remember the big picture when trying to lose weight

The holidays are a time of weight gain for many in America, myself included. Over the course of three weeks in November, I somehow managed to find eight pounds, knocking me back u ...

The Saturday Skinny: You don't need to be wealthy to eat healthy and lose weight

Something I hear all the time is, "It's too expensive to eat healthy." Money is tight in this economy but you don't need a bunch of cash to lose a bunch of weigh ...

The Saturday Skinny: Forget the weight loss ads and focus on yourself to make positive lifestyle changes

I’m sure you’ve received an e-mail or seen an advertisement claiming you can lose inches and pounds with little or no effort. The old saying, “If it sounds too go ...

The Saturday Skinny: Weight loss isn't easy, but small changes can make a big difference

This online column started as a way for me to share my story and hope it would inspire others. It has not only done that, but it’s taught me a valuable lesson: Practice what ...

The Saturday Skinny: Being prepared is a good motto for losing weight

In this week's installment we're going to look at a word many fear: preparation. Having a healthy eating plan is great in theory, but if there isn't a way to stick to ...

The Saturday Skinny: If you believe in yourself, weight loss will follow

Sometimes the simplest changes can have the biggest impact on your waistline. In our culture of instant gratification, it’s no wonder the weight loss industry is a multi-billion ...

The Saturday Skinny: Technology has its place in weight loss plan

There are a few tools I have found extremely helpful in my quest to lose weight and many of them are free. When I started this journey back in December 2010, I weighed in at 303 po ...