Month: March 2021

What’s the Bare Minimum to Maintain Fitness?

It is true that if “you don’t use it, you lose it”. Fitness is transient. The unfortunate reality is that the training benefits gained from an exercise program will be lost if the program is discontinued. Exercise must be a regular component of one’s lifestyle to reap the benefits. There is no finish line. Fitness […]

Hope Childers of R.A. Long tops 2A Greater St. Helens League slowpitch softball all-league team

2A Greater St. Helens League slowpitch softball all-league team as selected by league’s coaches: MVP: Hope Childers, jr., SS, R.A. Long Defensive player of the year: Gaby Ventura, so., SS, Columbia River FIRST TEAM Sophia Soto, so., IF, Hudson’s Bay Aurora Wiley, fr., IF, Columbia River Mylee Grimm, jr., IF, R.A. Long Makena Hogan, so., […]

Cheese Frittata

Looking for an easy add in for your holiday table? Your celebration needs a frittata. Welcome spring vegetables and make a statement with this easy-to-adapt dish that is perfect for Easter and kosher for Passover. This one dish wonder is seriously simple. If you’ve got eggs you’re good to go. Whether you showcase what you […]

168 Hours to Manage Your Health and Fitness

There are 168 hours in a week and if your health and fitness are important to you, you’ll need to assure that an adequate amount of that time is spent moving your body. The good news is that if you’re smart about your approach, you won’t have to spend hours at the gym. Non-Exercise Activity […]

Chicken Sandwich with Tangy Mustard Sauce

Happy Spring! Brighter days are ahead and so is a special recipe guaranteed to shake things up in your kitchen. Hungry for something good?  March 30 is National Hot Chicken Day. Newsflash: a juicy, deliciously crispy breaded chicken sandwich can be made in your home kitchen and there’s no waiting in a long line of cars. […]

Biggest Wilderness Risks When Camping with Kids

Kids these days do not know much about camping and the wild outdoors anymore. They are constantly stuck behind screens and are missing out on nature. As parents, taking your kids camping can be extremely fun, but the world has changed and taking extra precautions is necessary. No longer can you set up camp wherever […]

When Cats Chase Their Tails: Play or Problem

While many felines, like their canine counterparts, chase their tails as a form of amusement or pleasure, it’s a sight seen less often in cats than in dogs. How many times have YOU witnessed your cherished pussycat companion circling round and round in an effort to capture her own tail? According to animal experts, if […]

Warning Signs Your Hotel Employees Need Training

Regular staff training is important for any business to thrive. The purpose of staff training is to update the employee skills, improve satisfaction and morale and enhance the overall performance. Hotel industry-specific performance indicators can help identify training needs. Skills not practiced at the workplace can degrade over time and the employee behavior may deteriorate. […]

Posture Reset

Ideal posture is important because it helps your body function at top performance in all situations. Most back problems originate from years of abuse like…. Slouching in front of the TV Hunching over a desk Improper lifting and bending Poor posture Sedentary lifestyle A lifetime of poor posture, and poor lifting and bending habits may […]

Peach French Toast Bake

  The sun is shining, the birds are singing – and you’re exhausted. It’s not your imagination. No week feels longer than the one following Daylight Saving Time. Make waking up a little easier with a bright, cheery breakfast. This Peach French Toast Bake is an easy prep, one dish, do-ahead that will help make […]

Working Out When You’re in Pain

If you are injured or experiencing chronic aches and pains, it’s understandable that you may have a hard time finding the motivation to workout. Injuries can really set you back, reverse any progress you’ve experienced and take you out of your normal fitness routine. However, it’s important to note that there’s rarely a reason to […]

Shepherd’s Pie

  Stuffed with ground beef or lamb, padded with plenty of veggies, fortified with Guinness and topped with a pillowy puff of potatoes, Shepherd’s Pie is fun for St. Patrick’s Day.  Use leaner ground beef, like 85/15 or better to reduce the fat in this recipe. Brown the ground beef first and then use the pan […]

Deciphering Kitty’s Distinctive Sounds

Did you know that cats are capable of making more than 100 sounds? Did you know that every year veterinary behaviorists discover even more sounds as they attempt to decipher exactly what those sounds and combinations of sounds mean? Curious about the most common sounds that kitties make? Consider the following:   Short mew: Not […]

Making Spring Break Active and Fun During a Pandemic

Kids are out of school for Spring Break soon so it’s important to start planning what you’re going to do with your kids that is fun, active and safe during a global pandemic. It’s going to be different this year but you can still make it memorable! Be proactive and creative to assure your Spring […]

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