Health & Fitness

Are you feeling the pressure?

Are your blood pressure readings higher than they used to be? Does stress or anxiety come into play? Several things are known to raise blood pressure. Among them: having a fami ...

2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released this month with a new focus. Instead of the spotlight shining on individual nutrients and food groups, it ...

Senior clients get in shape at new fitness studio

Laughter rang through the open fitness studio as Gage and Charlene Johnson, both in their 60s, worked out with stretch bands and giant exercise balls. Two years ago, when Charlen ...

Twelve Bridges Drive - Twelve Bridges Trail

As usual, we will begin our ride from the McBean Pavilion in the park. Be sure your bike is in good working condition and that your tires are properly inflated. Have plenty of wate ...

Mountain Mandarin Growers Association hosts Pink 5K Walk for breast cancer Dec. 6

All proceeds from the Orange is the New Pink 5K Walk for Breast Cancer on Dec. 6 at Mandarin Hill Orchards in Penryn will benefit the Placer Breast Cancer Foundation. The breast c ...

Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a mammogram

One of my best friends, Linda Bush, is always on the go. Her daily calendar is usually packed with music gigs, lunch dates, supporting community events and doting on grandchildren. ...

Students ‘Pink Out’ raise funds

Think pink when Friday rolls around at Lincoln Crossing Elementary. The school will get very rosy, starting at 8 a.m. when more than 600 students, staff and parents outfitted in ...

Cancer detection improves each year

Everyone knows that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  But did you know that with a partner such as Sutter Health, it’s easier than ever to detect breas ...

Items to consider in October

Approximately 12 percent of women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). October marks Breast Canc ...

Keeping your aging brain sharp

As a nurse, I’m often asked about “normal aging.”  What exactly is normal aging?  Seniors will tell me, “Ok, I do have some memory issues but ...

Seniors First receives funds from local Community Foundation

Seniors First was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from the Sacramento Region Community Foundation. Selected from more than 120 proposals from local nonprofit organizations for Sa ...

Highway 193 - Sierra College - King Road Loop

Starting at McBean Pavilion, we will take a 15-mile-plus ride today over an up-and-down route. After inspecting your bike and checking your cell phone and water supply, put ...

Nicolaus Road-Nelson Lane-Casino-Foothills-Joiner-Del Webb Loop

Today, we take a flat ride through a northwest circle around Lincoln. After our customary check of the bike, put on your helmet and let’s start from the McBean Park Pavi ...

Joiner Parkway - Athens - Nelson Lane - Nicolaus Loop

For a change today, we will start our ride at the Lincoln Hills Community Church parking lot at Joiner Parkway and Del Webb Boulevard. As a ...

Should cyclists be required to wear a helmet?

Sen. Carol Liu, who has been an advocate for bicycle safety, has proposed a law that would make it mandatory for all adults to wear helmets while riding a bike.  Here&r ...