Health & Fitness

Transplant patients ready to play ball

The Sacramento Kings will play host to the Golden State Warriors tonight, but the more important game will start at 6:30 p.m. on the Kings’ home court. The Donate Life Reci ...

Football head-trauma concerns tackled in Auburn

Growing awareness of sports-related concussions is resulting in both more concern and more precautions in the Auburn football community. From the 7-year-old just starting out in M ...

The Saturday Skinny: Don't fear celebrations when trying to lose weight

While Kool and the Gang’s megahit “Celebration” is often a favorite tune at parties, for those battling weight, celebrating can be a slippery slope to putting on ...

Two locals cross Mount Whitney off the bucket list

Jim Fuller and John Marin can cross climbing the highest peak in the lower 48 states off of their bucket lists after scaling Mount Whitney in August. Fuller, 70, a semi-retired p ...

In its sixth year, Cyclebration returns to Folsom

Cyclebration is returning to Folsom. The sixth annual community event will be held this weekend and will feature somewhat of a decathlon of events for all types of bike riders. Whe ...

Gold medalist Summer Sanders gets very close to varicose veins campaign

In childhood innocence, Summer Sanders referred to varicose veins as “very close veins.” Now a mother of two, the two-time Olympic gold medalist from Roseville has gro ...

The Saturday Skinny: Bring healthy options to summer barbecues

With Memorial Day almost upon us, and summer around the corner, people will be gathering for barbecues and parties. For those who struggle with weight, these activities present an ...

Sierra Vista classes fill void for adults eager to learn

Another series of free Saturday Classes that address community wellness begins this month at the Sierra Vista Community Center. The program of classes, which will run Jan. 26 thro ...

The Saturday Skinny: Remember the big picture when trying to lose weight

The holidays are a time of weight gain for many in America, myself included. Over the course of three weeks in November, I somehow managed to find eight pounds, knocking me back u ...

The Saturday Skinny: You don't need to be wealthy to eat healthy and lose weight

Something I hear all the time is, "It's too expensive to eat healthy." Money is tight in this economy but you don't need a bunch of cash to lose a bunch of weigh ...

The Saturday Skinny: Forget the weight loss ads and focus on yourself to make positive lifestyle changes

I’m sure you’ve received an e-mail or seen an advertisement claiming you can lose inches and pounds with little or no effort. The old saying, “If it sounds too go ...

The Saturday Skinny: Weight loss isn't easy, but small changes can make a big difference

This online column started as a way for me to share my story and hope it would inspire others. It has not only done that, but it’s taught me a valuable lesson: Practice what ...

Mix and mingle with local law enforcement at Saturday 'Dogs and Chats event

Thursday, Nov. 1 Colfax Area Heritage Museum open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 99 Railroad St. 346-8599 Center Stage Dance Studio offers classes in ballet, jazz, hip hop and t ...

The Saturday Skinny: Being prepared is a good motto for losing weight

In this week's installment we're going to look at a word many fear: preparation. Having a healthy eating plan is great in theory, but if there isn't a way to stick to ...

Colfax Historical Society holding Fall Dinner

Thursday, Oct. 25 Colfax Area Heritage Museum open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 99 Railroad St. 346-8599 Center Stage Dance Studio offers classes in ballet, jazz, hip hop and ta ...