Category Archives: Health

No More Excuses

We have no more excuses! Locally, there is a place we can go that offers almost every possibility of fitness class imaginable from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Where is this place? It is the Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center,

Two Parts to a Sweet Treat

Leslie Reschly discusses the health benefits of local honey, while Kris Beasley documents the Reschly family bees

Fighting Barrett’s Esophagus

You only have to watch TV or read a magazine to know that “Acid Reflux” is a hot topic for many sufferers and drug companies. Acid Reflux is also known as GERD, or Gastric Esophageal Reflux Disease. If you suffer

Fitness on Demand

Written By: Teagan Macklin, Boiling Spring Lakes Parks and Recreation Senior Program Manager Within our Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center, the Lakes Room was not typical anymore. There was something different about this room where a group of 20 or

Age-related Macular Degeneration

Imagine looking into the face of your spouse, friend or grandchild and seeing only a blurry center. This is the plight of people suffering from Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Macular degeneration is an eye disease associated with aging and is

One Hot Mama

July is well upon us with high outdoor temperatures and incredible levels of humidity! Along with these weather extremes comes the potential for heat-related illnesses, which can all too quickly become life-threatening to some individuals. Heat-related illnesses are dependent on

Going for the Goal

Passing Amy Kibler frequently as she ran along the roadside during our brutal winter weather was the impetus for me to contact her; talking with her inspired me to let her story inspire you. Amy—a professional occupational therapist in her

A Note on E-Cigarettes

My first encounter with an electronic cigarette, known as an e-cig, was about two years ago at a farm-equipment auction. I found myself staring at the apparatus around the neck of several gentlemen, which reminded me of a Mr. T

Strong Opportunities

CrossFit finally muscles into the Southport area

For the Love of Exercise

Two years after I left my employment in an outpatient care clinic, I ran into a previous patient who had lost 50 pounds. Smiling, he related how he finally “decided to do what the doctor told me to do for

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