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Healthy Community Healthy You – Vertical Jump – Get up there

By   /  January 23, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –he vertical jump is a plyometric move used by many athletes and a necessary skill for specific sport’s performance. It is also a great physical movement that can be incorporated into exercise to elevate the heart rate.   Quite a few muscles work as a team to produce this action. Starting from the […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You -Overeating -Ignoring Hunger Signals

By   /  January 15, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –We are all too familiar with that feeling of being stuffed. For some it’s a rare occasion, but for others each meal can present the chance to eat and eat until overeating strikes again. We might do this at the end of a long day. It’s a holiday so why not? Or maybe when […]

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Ask The Pro

By   /  January 11, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

 Christine: I’m super into tracking my workouts and I’ve got my watch with me all the time. I feel like I’m obsessed with it and my husband thinks I should just workout because the tracker isn’t even accurate. What’s your opinion on using trackers?? Megan: Personally, I’m a person who looks in the mirror and doesn’t focus […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Avocados – Green Machine Fruit

By   /  January 8, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough — Avocado is the main ingredient found in guacamole, a topper for salads, on a sandwich or wrap, and even in smoothies. The Hass is the most common variety in the U.S. Each serving is packed with 20 vitamins and minerals, potassium, folate, and lutein. Potassium helps control blood pressure, folate is needed for cellular repair, and lutein […]

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Traditions and Superstitions of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

By   /  December 28, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

By TR Robertson There are quite a few unusual and interesting traditions and superstitions surrounding the celebration of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day around the world. The dropping of the famous glittering ball in New York City’s Times Square rings in the New Year for many. We all choose to celebrate the New […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You: Glucosamine – Joint Cushion Assistance

By   /  December 25, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –Glucosamine is a compound found in our cartilage, which is the material that cushions our joints. It is naturally found in our body, but when the body might call for more, it can be taken in supplement form. When taken in supplement form, this substance is actually derived from the shells of shellfish. The […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You-Root Canal – Rescuing A Tooth

By   /  December 18, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –Anyone who has had a root canal can tell you it’s a dent in the pocket, but also worth the expense to alleviate the pain or sensitivity from a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. A root canal is that final step to save a tooth or else an abscess (inflammation from bacteria) may form. The term “root […]

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Healthy Community Health You – Retnoids

By   /  December 11, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Retinoids – the things we do to reverse aging Megan Johnson McCullough –The quest for ageless skin become part of getting older. Retinoids might be the very solution to help tighten skin’s elasticity, reduce the appearance of brown spots from the sun, minimize the appearance of wrinkles, and slow down the breakdown of collagen (which […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You -Lupus – Your Immune System Turned On You

By   /  December 4, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough–Chronic fatigue, joint pain, and sometimes rash, are symptoms associated with the autoimmune disorder called lupus. The immune system has started to attack its very own tissues, which leads to inflammation, pain, and swelling. The immune system is supposed to take care of the body, but that is not the case with lupus. The […]

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Ask the Pro

By   /  November 30, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Pam: I wish my stomach was flatter and no I need to eat right. In your opinion, what is the most effective ab exercise I should do?  Megan: Well if you train with me at my studio you would know I love sit ups and the plank. So it’s a tie for me because sit […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Common Injury Areas: Relatable Accidents & Pains

By   /  November 27, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough — Our bodies are machines that are amazingly designed to be resilient and durable. However, certain parts seem to have expiration dates despite our life capacity. As a trainer, the 3 most common injuries I work with are knee, back, and shoulder. Most of you reading this can probably attest to one […]

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By   /  November 23, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Suzan: I asked my coworker if she wanted to start doing the stairs or walk after work with me. She said she had a-fib and didn’t think it was a good idea. What does that mean?  Megan: She was referring to AFib which is atrial fibrillation. This is a condition that occurs when the upper […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You: BPAs – Water Bottle Considerations

By   /  November 20, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –Eat this. Don’t eat that. Drink this. Don’t drink that. We hear confusing, changes, messages all the time from the news, internet, and social media about what is best for our bodies and what should be ruled out. BPA is on the list for me as another one of these confusions. How can drinking out […]

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By   /  November 16, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Andrew: What’s the difference between muscle contraction and extension? I hear it at the gym.  Megan: When it comes to the muscles and bones, extension means stretching out or elongating the bone or muscle. Contraction is flexing or bringing the bones or muscles into the same straight line. You can also think of it in terms […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You -Nail Industry -Fancy Fingernails

By   /  November 13, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –There are so many nail salons on every corner, how do they deal with all the competition? To date, there are close to 60,000 nail salons in operation, with many locations that come and go all the time. The most common services offered are a simple nail polish and pedicures. This industry employs […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Acne -Face The Enemy

By   /  November 7, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –Acne is a very common skin condition that has to do with hair follicles, oil, and dead skin cells. Acne likes to make itself visible through its presentation of pimples, oily skin, blackheads, whiteheads, and scarring. These symptoms are found on the face, chest, shoulders, and back. Almost everyone has had one of these […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You: Selective Seratonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)

By   /  October 30, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough  –The most commonly prescribed antidepressants are called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These medication works to increase levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is an important chemical messenger (neurotransmitter) that signals communication between brain cells. More serotonin becomes available as SSRIs block the re-uptake of serotonin so that more is ready for use.   The Food and Drug Administration has approved […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Sciatica

By   /  October 24, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –A common type of pain associated with the sciatic nerve affects may people, particularly in their low back and left leg areas. Sciatica usually affects this one side of the body starting at the low back, running through the thigh, and then all the way down the leg. It can even reach […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You -TERMITES – Structural Destroyers

By   /  October 16, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –Becoming or being a homeowner can present many concerns and precautions. Termite infestation can be one of these issues. Termite damage worries owners because they can be costly in structural damage, causing some quite a bit of money to fix their property. Most people aren’t aware that they have damage until they might see […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You: CROUP- Coughing Like A Dog

By   /  October 10, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCulloughHealthy Community Healthy You: CROUP- coughing like a dog Croup is a sickness that occurs in babies when they’re having difficulty breathing. The baby’s upper airways have become irritated and swollen, making the vocal cords narrow. Breathing then become noisy, resulting in coughing that has been said to sound like dog barking or a […]

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