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Shadow Boxing for Health

Boxing gyms focused on fitness versus getting in the ring are popping up across the country. Boxing provides numerous benefits including cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, agility, stress relief and a boost to your confidence and self-esteem. When you box you feel hard-core, invincible and better able to tackle any challenge that comes your […]

Build Your Bones

Bone density decreases at a rate of 1% per year after the age of 35 and bones can become brittle, porous and weak. For a woman, the first 5 to 10 years after menopause, annual bone loss increases further to average 2% loss per year. Although women suffer from osteoporosis to a far greater magnitude […]

Resource Guarding in Multi-Cat Homes

Does the sound of hissing and the sight of swatting occur all too frequently in YOUR home? If so, you’re not alone. More multi-cat households than you can shake a paw at experience this phenomenon as well. The term for such unwelcome behavior is resource guarding, and, not surprisingly, much of it is grounded in […]

Stretch to Move Better

As we get older, we tend to get tighter. Our connective tissue becomes more rigid and that affects our mobility and can increase aches and pains throughout our body. Many will then decide to take up Yoga, but if you’re exceptionally tight, Yoga can often be uncomfortable and a struggle. Those who are often very […]

Options When You Can’t Do Lunges & Squats

Most diehard gym enthusiasts resort to lunges and squats to train their lower body. However, many new exercisers may find these exercises too challenging and may even experience knee pain when attempting to perform them. Without the ability to lunge or squat though, you will lose the ability to climb stairs, get out of a […]

Keep Kitty From Peeing Outside the Litter Box

Frustrated by your favorite feline peeing outside the litter box? Wondering how to prevent it? Because most cats urinate inappropriately for one of two reasons, medical or behavioral, the first step is a visit to your vet. The vet will perform a thorough physical examination of your cat and collect a urine sample to either […]

Standing Core

Most people work their core from the floor performing crunches, sit-ups, planks and other variations. The core is extremely important because it’s the foundation for all your movements. When your core is strong that strength radiates out to your extremities allowing you to perform activities of daily living better and enjoy enhanced sports performance. If […]

5-Minute Gentle Morning Routine

After sleeping all night, it’s a great idea to start your day with some gentle range of motion exercises/stretches to get your blood flowing, wake up your muscles, lubricate your joints and warm your connective tissue. Try the following 5-minute sequence in the morning and make note of how your body feels before and after: […]

Vertigo in Cats

Feline vertigo or feline vestibular disease refers to a sudden, non-progressive disturbance of balance. Capable of affecting cats of all ages, those afflicted with it will become disoriented and nauseous, develop a head tilt (they often lean or fall in the direction of their head tilt), have irregular, jerking eye movements called nystagmus, and even […]

Move Everyday

There’s value to doing something active every single day. That doesn’t mean that you need to push yourself or head to the gym every day and that you shouldn’t have recovery days, but you should have intentional movement planned into every single day. Why You Should Have Intentional Movement Planned For Everyday Feel Better Movement […]

Fat Versus Fit

An important question to ask is whether skinny and unfit is more healthy than fat and fit. One researcher, Dr. Steven Blair and his colleagues at the Cooper Fitness Institute, conducted a large fitness study focusing on this exact question. They recruited over 25,000 men and more than 7,000 women ages 20-88. Subjects were followed […]

Why Cats’ Coats Change Color

Have you ever wondered why cats’ coats in general and yours in purr-ticular change color? If so, consider some of the paws-ible reasons for this feline phenomenon.   1) Changes in temperature: Some cats, like Oriental Himalayans and Siamese, known as pointed breeds, are genetically predisposed to changes in their fur color depending on the […]

Why Does Body Composition Matter?

What weighs more, a pound of fat or a pound of muscle? That’s a trick question because a pound is a pound, so a pound of muscle is the same weight as a pound of fat. The difference is a pound of fat takes up more space in your body and is larger than a […]

Quick Bodyweight Workout

Summer months often have us busy with kids, holidays, vacations, camping, and BBQs and many struggle to find the time to get to the gym and maintain their workout routine. No worries and no excuses because there are literally hundreds of exercises you can do anywhere with no equipment whatsoever. Body weight exercise is a […]

Tips to Help Teething Kittens

To ease the discomfort of teething, kittens are notorious for nibbling and chewing, chomping and biting on anything within reach of their tiny paws – including your fingers and toes. Kittens invariably begin to lose their baby teeth at around the age of nine weeks, while their adult teeth won’t have grown in fully until […]

New Spanish Service for The Blind and Disabled in our Community.

Hello to all, Community Growth Radio(CGR)/Northwest Audio Information Service has added a 4th audio stream, This Audio/Radio Reading Service which has served our area since 2013, has added as mentioned a NEW audio stream which is on 7/24/365(Some Public Places or places that have a firewall that may block it). This Audio Service(CGR 4-En Espanol)provides […]

This local radio network is viable, reliable and community connected.

I am glad to serve my community and hopefully, the listener will benefit from listening to this audio service(CGR-Community Growth Radio)since 2013 these online and free streams provide target-specific programming for The Blind, Visually Impaired, The Disabled, and Veterans…Though to this day all Radio/Audio Reading Services are very relevant and useful to their listeners. And […]

Feline Friendly Road Trips

As creatures of habit who crave their creature comforts, cats don’t always make the best road trip companions. But by mapping out kitty’s trip together with your own, you can curtail her bad “backseat driver” behavior, and turn a potentially negative experience into a purr-fectly paws-itive one. Consider the following suggestions to smooth the way […]

A community minder broadcaster that is relevant, reliable and responsible to our listeners.

Some additional notes: The intended audience normally for Audio/Radio Reading services are those who are blind, visually impaired, those who cannot read or hold printed material, and those who rely on information-news-community-book and or magazine readings. Programming includes education and entertainment. Programming comes from many sources such as program producers, I.A.A.I.S(The International Association of Audio […]

In All honesty a truthful blog(as I am)from Gerald Gaule.

First of all, I thank you for reading this.  Many of you know I operate and own The ONLY full-time audio service(online) solely in Western Washington and Oregon for The Blind, Visually Impaired, The Disabled, and Veterans.  I started this in 2013 after spending 13 years as a volunteer working for the late Jerry Delaunay […]

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