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The Big D

06/03/2014 | 11:51 AM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   Seventy-five percent of teens and adults in the United States have deficiencies of vitamin D, known as the “Sunshine Vitamin.” This is a stunning increase in the rates of vitamin D deficiency from forty-five percent between 1988 and 1994. At the same time, new research indicates that these deficiencies in […]

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Heat Up Those Creative Juices

05/27/2014 | 03:25 PM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   We’ve often stressed that exercise and walking improve cognitive skills, both immediately and in the longer term. We already know that; we take a long walks to ‘get rid of the cobwebs’ after long work sessions, when we’re emotionally worn down or have a difficult problems to solve. Many studies […]

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Fitness Pays Off!

05/20/2014 | 03:16 PM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   It’s spring and many of us are striving for our personal peak in physical fitness. Whether we want to look better, to feel better, or to fulfill a personal goal, the fact is, exercise effects a lot more than our waistlines!   • Boosts Immunity. It is believed that physical […]

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Puddle Wonderful

05/13/2014 | 11:43 AM

The snow has melted, the grass is green, and it’s time to play.   It’s spring when the world is puddle-wonderful,” wrote poet ee cummings, heralding the season many love most. Almost everything about spring is wonderful: the greening of nature, the change from bitter cold to just right, the feeling that this is a […]

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Families Who Kayak Together Have More Fun

05/06/2014 | 11:28 AM

  Thank goodness winter is over. For those of us who aren’t into winter sports, spring couldn’t come fast enough this year, and with it, a return to water activities. Few other watersports for the family are enjoying the growing popularity that kayaking and stand up paddleboards are seeing.   “We’re seeing more families buying […]

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Tempting Mr. Bass

04/29/2014 | 11:28 AM

The right equipment and correct technique can help you land a lunker.   I caught my first bass in 1967 while fishing for northern pike on Canada’s Lake of the Woods. On a slow morning I tossed a daredevil out toward a weed bed and a big fish grabbed it and ran. At last, a […]

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The Ins and Outs of Soccer

04/22/2014 | 11:45 AM

Played indoors, soccer remains a great game, but equipment needs can differ.   Did you know that more people play soccer than any other sport in the world? An estimated 265 million, in fact, and that’s more than those who play basketball, baseball, football, tennis and golf!   Soccer, which is known as football in […]

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Advancements In Golf Technology = Better Scores

04/15/2014 | 01:18 PM

Twenty years ago, Davis Love III led the PGA Tour with an average driving distance of nearly 284 yards. Through February 9 of this year, Bubba Watson led the Tour with an average drive of 322 yards – an improvement of nearly 40 yards! To many, that speaks to significant improvements in technology. The same […]

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Spring: A Season for Renewal

04/15/2014 | 11:30 AM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   It’s been a long, hard winter but finally spring has arrived! Soon we’ll be shedding our heavy winter clothes and embracing the lush, green growth of trees and gardens , and the warming air that greets us each morning. Neighbors we haven’t seen all winter will be out working in […]

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