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Stay fit via multitasking, says local author

Updated on  July 16, 2017 at 7:47 pm
“I don’t have time” is no excuse when it comes to exercise, according to Makana Risser Chai, a local massage therapist and wellness coach. Read More

Handstands help Hawaii pro golfer improve his game

Updated on  July 2, 2017 at 4:49 pm
Golfers are always looking for ways to improve their swing. Kevin Ralbovsky says he found one in doing handstands. Read More

Hawaii island resident advises against processed foods

Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 11:09 am
Renee Joy Dufault, a former U.S. Food and Drug Administration scientist, now lives in Hawaii and wrote a book discussing various toxins found in America’s food supply. Read More

Foster Botanical Garden provides peaceful setting

Updated on  June 5, 2017 at 8:04 pm
Towering trees, lush foliage and a large Buddha statue collectively offer visitors a sense of calm at Foster Botanical Garden. Add in a meditation class and the effects are manifold. Read More

Bar Method workouts inspired by ballet

Updated on  May 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm
No ballet slippers, tutus or fancy footwork are required — and no dance experience, either — at The Bar Method studio in Moiliili. Read More

Doctor’s rare trait allows him to feel what patients feel

Updated on  April 29, 2017 at 7:44 pm
Massachusetts General Hospital neurologist and clinical researcher Joel Salinas has mirror-touch synesthesia, a rare trait of heightened empathy. Read More

Couple helps another by giving extra embryos

Updated on  April 16, 2017 at 1:07 am
Annika Hawkins was born after Gina and Myles Yasuda of Pearl City decided to donate the “leftover” embryos from their in vitro fertilization procedure to a childless couple in New York. Read More

Kaimuki gym specializes in fitness for women

Updated on  April 2, 2017 at 3:37 pm
The Kaia FIT philosophy is built on the idea that camaraderie among women is a powerful motivator to achieving and maintaining healthy habits. Read More

Teen ‘Hero’ continues to help others beat cancer

Updated on  March 19, 2017 at 5:16 pm
Kaliko Adams was named a 2017 Hero of Hope by the American Cancer Society, a title that goes to cancer survivors or caregivers who have demonstrated a commitment to the organization’s mission. Read More

Float tanks help ease stress, pain, insomnia

A float tank, also known as a sensory deprivation chamber, allows users to shut out the world for a couple of hours, making for a totally blissful experience. Read More

‘Lifestyle medicine’ program aims to reverse heart disease

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 5:15 pm
The ‘Ekahi Health Center offers a program that aims to reverse heart disease by focusing on four areas: nutrition, stress management,exercise and group support. Read More

Educator maintains physical fitness with basketball

Updated on  February 7, 2017 at 10:13 am
If you’re looking for Wes Reber Porter, you’re just as likely to find him in the gym at Damien Memorial School as at his desk. Read More

Positive, upbeat attitude can help ensure lasting change

Maintaining a positive mindset with New Year’s resolutions can help to deal with the challenges that come with starting something new. Read More

Moms and moms-to-be find support at Best Birth

New mothers need all the support they can get — a baby doesn’t come with a parenting manual. Read More

Group’s free park sessions aim to encourage people to exercise

Updated on  November 6, 2016 at 11:32 am
Teem Triumph, a group that offers free workouts on Thursdays at Central Oahu Regional Park, is trying to eliminate some of the obstacles that keep people from working out. Read More

YMCA fitness program eases effects of arthritis

Updated on  October 21, 2016 at 7:04 pm
The Enhanced Fitness arthritis management exercise program at the YMCA is designed to help older adults become more active and empowered for independent living. Read More