Category Archives: Health

A Stretch a Day Keeps the Pain Away!

Watch your animals and you will often see them get up and stretch. Stretching helps to keep muscles loosened so that you can bend or move without hurting yourself. Stretching improves the flexibility of your joints and muscles, which improves

Active, Social, Fun

By: Susan Whitley, director of the Southport Senior Center When I first thought about writing an article for National Senior Center month, I really did not recognize the task would be so difficult. I have a background in Journalism but

Cool Exercising

“SUP” is not the common slang inquiry asked by my teenage son and his friends. SUP is short for “stand-up paddleboarding.” Originating in Hawaii as surfers sought ocean respite despite a lack of waves, this latest exercise craze has finally

Viewing fruits and veggies as a dietary rainbow

Summer is a great time to improve your diet with the addition of fruits and vegetables. For those of us without a green thumb or a gardener in our family, the Southport and Oak Island farmers’ markets have both restarted

Easy Does It

As the weather warms and the beach beckons, pure panic often strikes as the realization hits: It’s time for the exposure of swimsuit season. Try not to indulge that panic—especially if you already own a swim suit and don’t have

Say No to Sugar

Sugar in the American diet has been the subject of much discussion and controversy recently, as a record one out of three American adults is now at risk for development of Diabetes Mellitus Type II—an American epidemic! Although Diabetes Mellitus

Run Your Own Race

As the weather warms, opportunities abound to participate in locally organized competitive run events, from 5k (3.1 miles) to marathon (26.2 miles) distances. As Nike says, “Just do it!” What are you waiting for? Here’s a four-step guide to help


Spring is a time of renewal and new beginnings as the warmth of the sun and the scent of warm weather is in the air. Perhaps your New Year’s resolutions are in need of some renewal? Or, maybe you never

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