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Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am

Leading Springfield to a future of health and fitness

Fitness is in. We’ve all seen enough alarming articles about obesity in America to know that something has to change, and there are plenty of people in Springfield trying to do something about it. W...
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 03:28 pm
This dispatch comes from our editor-in-chief and fearless leader, Fletcher Bud Farrar:  I’ve been a casual runner for years, but early this year when it dawned on me that I was going to turn 60 in the spring, I decided to step it up a notch. During the winter months I went on several long training runs, then ran the Lincoln Memorial Half Marathon o...
Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 03:18 pm
It happened so subtly that I hardly noticed. From junior high through my college years, I got fat. Honestly, I was in denial. I knew I ate too much, and I knew I ate the wrong foods, but I didn’t care. I had decided to enjoy whatever morsels I wanted, and I would deal with the consequences later. I grew to a portly 275 pounds before I finally got fed up enough to admit I needed a chan...
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 03:31 pm
As a young graduate student, I didn’t see a problem with heading to Steak ‘n Shake after a late night out with friends or grabbing McDonald’s in between classes. And even though I had been active in college — rowing competitively with the school’s team and jogging frequently with roommates — I stopped exercising, too. It definitely showed — I gained 15 pounds that year....
Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 03:34 pm
Here's a post from Tia Schoen in our advertising department: I got lucky 30 years ago (I’m really dating myself here!) when a wonderful woman hired me to run her health clubs. I had no experience and had never exercised a day in my life. I took to it like a duck to water. Over the years and through the aches & pains, I have managed to keep the fervor for fitness alive with 3-4 work...
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 03:45 pm
Here's a story from Tauna King in our advertising department. Tauna is going to share the story of her boyfriend Jim Burke's experiences with congestive heart failure and his subsequent recovery. We'll break it up into a couple of posts, so be sure and come back each day. Most people are capable of going through life with the mentality of “that couldn’t happen to me”. But now a...



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