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Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 06:33 am

Local doc gets fit so that his patients will, too

Lately, Dr. Craig Backs’ patients have been asking him if he’s all right. Backs lost more than 50 pounds over the past few months, but he’s not fighting cancer or some other disease....
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 05:38 am

Bolster your strength, stamina and well-being

Springfield Bicycle ClubLearn about the club’s local and out-of-town rides and events for all skill levels. Each ride meets at a different location, time and day of the week. Visit spfldcycling....
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 09:27 pm

Six steps to resuscitating your goals

Here’s a simple step that you can take to get your goals back on track if you’ve found that they’ve been slipping recently.1. Start over. Get up. Continue. People find that being &ld...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 09:25 pm
Lou Murphy has lived with fitness buffs her whole life. Her son, LaVearal Maxeiner, who is a fitness trainer, had encouraged her for years to start a fitness routine, and her late husband, Dave Murphy...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 07:16 am

As the caseload increases the support system grows

When Teresa Paul’s son, Sean, was born, she dreamed of the day when he would graduate from college, get married and have children of his own. Like many new moms, she was excited to take her baby...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 04:32 pm

Springfield is saturated with great places to work out. That’s good for your bottom line.

Old city directories and phone books tell the story.Thirty years ago, fewer than five health centers, fitness clubs, gymnasiums – pick a noun – did business in Springfield. Twenty years ag...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 08:04 am

After a website opened my eyes, the pounds came off easily

My weight has been an issue for me for much of my life. I was a stocky kid off and on throughout my childhood. Just before my senior year of high school, I was able to lose a large amount of weight, a...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 06:28 pm
It only makes sense to turn a little patch of your property into a personal supply of organic food.Quality and cost control are the top reasons to do it – and avid gardeners will tell you that t...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 03:46 am
Incorporate healthy beverages into your diet to improve your overall health and not hinder weight-control plans.People have long been told by doctors and health experts that the foods they eat have a ...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 03:29 am

Nine ways to eat better now

Doctors, fitness professionals and nutritionists all have ideas on what men and women should and should not eat. Choosing the right foods can help save waistlines and lives.The country is growing larg...


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