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Vital Audio Service For The Blind, Disabled, Veterans and More.

Community Growth Radio(CGR)/Northwest Audio Information Service(N.W.A.I.S)is a full-time online audio service that provides very target-specific programming mainly intended for The Blind, Visually Impaired, and those who cannot hold or read print, Veterans, and more. CGR/N.W.AI.S is one of such similar services for the intended audience in The United States, ALL services such as CGR/N.W.A.I.S are […]

10 Tips to Stay on Track

When you start a health and fitness program, everyone has the intention of sticking with it. Often though, motivation fades, boredom may set in, and time constraints make it easy to quit. If you feel yourself getting off track, remind yourself that your health is very important. Tips to Help Adhere to Your Goals: Set […]

The Benefits of Elevated Cat Bowls

While not the norm for most healthy cats, in special circumstances, your vet may recommend the use of an elevated cat bowl for YOUR kitty.   Which felines, you may wonder, fit into this purr-ticular category? Cats with megaesophagus: A medical condition in which the esophagus doesn’t function properly, inappropriate muscle contractions in your cat’s […]

Workout Less and Get Better Results!

When you are juggling work, kids, friends, family, social responsibilities, personal tasks and more, it’s easy to understand why a lack of time is the number one reason people don’t exercise. We are busier as a society than we ever have been and there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in a day to […]

Know Better So You Can Do Better!

If we’ve learned one thing over the last couple years, it’s the importance of our health. If it’s important to you, you should learn everything you can about how to achieve optimal health. The beauty of learning is it can happen in a variety of different ways through books, articles, podcasts, video clips, workshops, webinars, […]

Food Issues and Felines

Has your kitty gone from “pleasingly plump” to frighteningly fat? And if so, why? Does the term “polyphagia” sound familiar? If not, it’s a medical condition that causes a cat to increase her food intake to the extent that she seems ravenous most of or all of the time. Since polyphagia can be either behavioral […]

The 5 Best Foods to Eat to Fill You Up!

If your physician instructed you to lose weight to improve your health, it would be wise to achieve that goal without feeling like you’re starving all the time. It’s hard to stick to a nutrition plan if you’re miserable! A key step to reducing caloric intake and portions is to assure you are eating foods […]

Move Fast So You Can Stay Fit

“If you don’t use it, you lose it.” When we were young, we ran, skipped, climbed, jumped and sprinted, but as we get older, we tend not to move as quickly. As a result, as we age, we lose about 7 pounds of muscle each decade and this loss is predominantly noted in the number […]

Scabs Here, There, Everywhere

Are unsightly and uncomfortable scabs making YOUR kitty itchy and irritable? If so, what’s causing them? One of the main culprits is miliary dermatitis, where itchy scabs appear on a cat’s neck, back and tail. Most often the result of a fleabite allergy, whereby a cat is allergic to a substance in flea saliva, a […]

Measuring Results – Should You Weigh Yourself?

Imagine this scenario. Your doc tells you that you need to focus on your health and lose some weight. You start exercising and eating healthy every day for an entire week. You step onto the scale excited to see your progress, and your weight has not changed or has actually increased! This can be extremely […]

Spring Makeover

It is common over the winter months to gain a little weight. The days are cold and dark, and we just don’t get as much activity. It’s one of the reasons that many local fitness clubs and training studios usually launch some type of Spring Weight loss, Cleanse or Makeover Challenge. At our studio, we […]

Why Do Sleeping Cats Cover Their Faces?

Whatever their purr-ferred position, cats typically sleep with their paws over their faces. While obviously comfortable and undeniably cute, why DO our feline friends cover their faces when they sleep? Here are some of the most plausible explanations for this behavior.   One reason is warmth. When they’re asleep, they lose more of their customary […]

Aqua Fitness

Aqua fitness can improve cardiovascular health, develop muscle strength and endurance, increase flexibility, decrease body fat, improve circulation, help rehabilitate injuries, and even enhance sports skills. In addition, water fitness is a fun, social activity, and if you participate in an organized program, it’s a great way to meet new people with similar interests.  In […]

Get On The Ball

Exercise balls can provide you an incredible full body workout with many benefits. By using an exercise ball instead of a traditional workout bench, you will work your trunk in almost every exercise helping to improve your balance, posture, body awareness, core strength and coordination. The good news is they aren’t very expensive and you […]

Kitten Finders, Kitten Keepers?

Have you ever been in the position of finding a litter of kittens and wondering what to do next? To keep or not to keep, that is the question. Here, then, are some answers — together with more questions.   If you find a litter of kittens on or near your property, quickly assess their […]

Lift Your Hips & Reap the Benefits

The strength of your hips is critical to stabilize your pelvis while walking, running or playing sports. If your hips aren’t strong, your knees and back will suffer. Bridging is an exercise often used by physical therapists to help strengthen hips and it can be done anywhere with no equipment.  There are several progressions and […]

Fading Kitten Syndrome and Fostered Kittens

With the arrival of spring comes the birth of millions of newborn kittens, the majority of them born to feral cats living outdoors. Fortunately, however, most of these kittens will make excellent family pets if they’re rescued and properly socialized at an early age. Enter the compassionate, attentive and nurturing foster home. And yet, tragically, […]

The Purr-fect Way to Greet Your New Kitty

Since cats are both predators and prey, they are programmed to perpetually assess their environment. As creatures of habit, territorial and tenacious, they must feel safe rather than sorry before relaxing their guard and revealing their sociable side.   That said, giving your new kitty companion some space before greeting her is key to earning […]

Why Do Cats Hate Water?

It’s a question posed by puzzled cat parents everywhere: Do our feline friends truly HATE water?   According to most animal behaviorists and scientists, the answer is more complicated than a simple “yes” or “no.” Why? Because the relationship between cats and water is, in itself, complicated — for several reasons.   From an evolutionary […]

Cerebellar Hypoplasia in Cats

Feline cerebellar hypoplasia, familiarly called wobbly cat syndrome, is a neurological disorder that occurs when the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls coordination, doesn’t fully develop while kittens are still in their mothers’ wombs. Affecting a cat’s balance and fine motor skills, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe, it’s neither painful nor […]

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