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Natural Life Holistic Oasis (NLHO) continues to put a new spin on creating optimal health and vitality for its patients. Established in Tucson in June 2010, NLHO veers from the path of using traditional medicine as a cure-all, instead pursuing a holistic approach to healing the body, mind, and spirit.
For more than 50 years, Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) have been one of the top lifestyle choices for older adults across the country. CCRCs are popular because they offer unique value and protection against the high costs of long-term care.
Want your kids to eat right and get moving more? With childhood obesity being a major problem in this country, this sentiment is top of mind for many parents and guardians. But you have more power than you may realize to steer them in the right direction, say experts.
Ahh, January-time to put 2014 firmly to bed and look toward what we want to accomplish in the New Year. So now that all the sweets have been eaten and gifts opened, let’s get focused on some goals that will improve our lives this year.
The Aymara Indians of South America may live thousands of miles from Arizona, but their struggles are relatable to those living in Southern Arizona. In fact, most of the indigenous peoples Oro Valley residents Amy Eisenberg and John Amato have worked with have unique cultures, but their struggles are relatable, if not familiar.
America’s Mattress of Tucson is undergoing some changes, but it won’t budge on the business model that has made the local company a competitor against larger mattress chains.
There is no doubt in my mind that nicotine addiction is one of the worst addictions to overcome and while we have all witnessed the health impacts that nicotine can have on your body, people continue to choose to smoke. I have personally experienced the devastating impact that nicotine addiction causes as I lost both my brother and mother to lung cancer, a result of their choice to smoke.
My grandparents—who winter in Yuma—drove up for Thanksgiving. They stayed three nights, during which time we ate, drank and were generally merry. The day after the big meal my grandma loaded the kids into her car and drove them to the nearby Dairy Queen for a blizzard. My husband, grandpa and I, meanwhile, cleaned up the remnants of a card game and visited over a root beer cocktail (it was only fair, since we were missing out on the blizzards). As he often does, my grandpa commented on the state of our society, noting that “these days everybody is going around looking for a reason to be offended.” Normally, I shrug off his comments and chalk them up to a generational gap, but this particular one seemed to be aimed ever so slightly at me.
I’ve mentioned the old-school, interactive wall at my gym where members with a piece of chalk express themselves. The latest, and my favorite under the heading, I Work Out Because...: “I’m tired of being intimidated by my girlfriend’s father.”
ovember is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month—making it the ideal time to focus on your own brain health. Research has proven that people of all ages—even older adults—can improve their cognitive abilities and their memory.
In Tucson and Southern Arizona, when it comes to dining a lot of the discussion evolves into the great restaurants located downtown. While there is no doubt Tucson’s downtown culinary excellence is tough to beat, the variety, scenery and cuisine in the Catalina Foothills makes it a true hot spot for diners.
On Friday, October 3, Tucson is invited to support awareness and education about women’s heart health at the Tucson Go Red Luncheon. Splendido, an all-inclusive community in Tucson for those 55 and better, is one of the local sponsors of the event. “We’re proud to support this important event,” says Tom Rios, Experience Director at Splendido. “We have a strong focus on wellness here, including all the opportunities we offer in our 10,000-square-foot fitness center and are very supportive of residents pursuing a heart-healthy lifestyle.”
For more than 50 years, Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) have been one of the top lifestyle choices for older adults across the country. CCRCs are popular because they offer exceptional value and protection against the high costs of long-term care.
Continuing to learn new things offers many benefits, including cultural enrichment, engagement with others, and even better brain health and sharper thinking. Research has shown that this is true for people of all ages—especially when combined with a social aspect, like taking a class with other interested students.
Plans for a fall Cyclovia event have been in the works since early 2013. For the first time in the five-year history of the event, Cyclovia Tucson organizers have announced a new route for the second event of 2014, which will take place on Sunday, November 2nd. “Tucson is exceptional for walking and bicycling between the months of October and April,” says Ann Chanecka, City of Tucson Bicycle and Pedestrian program Coordinator, “and we see big jumps in the number of people using these options for transportation during these months. Switching Cyclovia to a spring / fall schedule is a great way to celebrate the return of cooler weather to Tucson and encourage people to get out and give biking and walking a try.”
Why don’t most men ask for directions when they’re lost? That’s a good question. Maybe it’s a male ego thing. We’re supposed to be strong and bold and perhaps asking for help is a sign of weakness?
Aaron Vaughn may be a professional baseball player, but his life is a little less than glamorous. The former Pusch Ridge hurler is currently playing in the Gulf Coast League, one of the lowest levels of minor league baseball.
The Fourth of July is always a big deal for Marana resident Carlos Diaz and his family, but this year it is extra special. Every year the family throws a big party, but this year they will be celebrating more than just Independence Day, they will also celebrate Carlos’ retirement from the U.S. Air Force.
As the summer months hit full swing and temperatures rise, many snowbirds will return to their out-of-state summer homes in cooler climates.
With its home-like atmosphere of personable hairdressers, holiday decorations and high-quality services, Ivan’s Studio has left a lasting impression on its clientele.
I am often asked how I find time to volunteer in addition to working full-time and caring for three young sons.
An open letter to all those who are panicked at the thought of human caused climate disruption.
A home, garden and lifestyle filled with exhibits, free information, the latest home improvement products, money saving tips, and things to buy, see and do presented at the Tucson Convention Center.
Marana is quickly becoming a post-recession success story. New residents are moving here, more businesses are following and our local government is committed to positive growth. It’s a proven cycle of economic development that works everywhere.