Health & Fitness

Mercy Auxiliary invests in future of science, medicine

EL DORADO HILLS, CA - Biology, genetics, nursing, medicine and surgery are the career goals of a dozen people who were awarded scholarships to continue their education during a spe ...

Study finds walnuts are key to healthful eating

A new study showing the benefit of a Mediterranean-based diet has some local roots. The New England Journal of Medicine recently published findings from the Spanish PREDIMED (PREv ...

Body Fit mixes fun, fitness in new program

As spring approaches and warmer weather nears, those striving to get healthy have a new option. A program offered by California Family Fitness – Body Fit small group trainin ...

The Saturday Skinny: Sleep is the missing component to many weight loss plans

Proper diet? Check. Plenty of exercise? Check. Adequate sleep? Well, that’s another story. As a parent with two young children (ages 4 and 2), as well as suffering from alle ...

Heart defect doesn't deter love for this El Dorado Hills couple

“There is no promise except the promise of hope.” That is one El Dorado Hills’ woman’s message for Valentine’s Day. Feb. 14 may be about candy, flow ...

Local residents lose weight in Spare Time Club's Lean Up program

Folsom residents Michael Kaye and Teri O’Brien were overweight, unhealthy and unmotivated before they decided to finally do something about it. Kaye and O’Brien applie ...

Barton Health offers tips to avoid the flu

Barton Health is taking extra steps to help protect patients during flu season. New for 2013, El Dorado County’s Public Health department has mandated that all healthcare wo ...

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 ...

Folsom Turkey Trot a good fit on Thanksgiving morning

Katie Parks is like many of the 4,000 people who participate annually in the Folsom Turkey Trot. Like most folks, Parks has a lot to do to get ready for the Thanksgiving Day feast ...

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 ...

Extinguish those cigarette butts on Nov. 15

The Great American Smokeout, a national campaign that asks smokers to give up tobacco for 24 hours in hopes that they will quit for good, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15 this yea ...

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 ...

Anytime Fitness to offer a smaller, more personal gym in Folsom

FOLSOM, CA - Ken Karnack wants to help people. As a certified personal trainer with 16 years in the business, Karnack has gotten to know and has helped hundreds of people. Lookin ...