Incorporate tires into your workout for total body fitness

Get Tire-d  Incorporate tires into your workout for total body fitness. By Stephanie Dorworth Model: Zach Dorworth Around the Valley, a workout trend has been spreading. I’m referencing the workout trend using tires. Many gyms have them lying around and some primal gyms use them as the sole form of weight for strength training and conditioning. As a fitness expert, I can tell you that incorporating tires am ...

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Pharmacists Tara Storjohann and Jessica Wooster talk how to protect yourself from the sun

Sun Protection 101  Pharmacists Tara Storjohann and Jessica Wooster talk how to protect yourself from the sun.  Summer has arrived, which means spending more time outside (most likely poolside) with friends and family. Increased sun exposure is a danger that we are often unaware of on a daily basis. Think of what you currently do to shield yourself from the sun, and chances are you might not be doing enough ...

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How to dispose of prescription drugs

Medication Disposal  Pharmacists Mardoqueo Martinez and Tara Storjohann talk disposing prescription drugs. QUESTION: I’m writing you because I currently work as a pharmacist in Anthem and we’ve had quite a few patients recently come in and ask about how they can properly dispose of prescription medications. I know you have a section in the magazine that you contribute to and this could be something to add i ...

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Pharmacists Mardoqueo Martinez and Tara Storjohann debate the use of electronic cigarettes

E-Cigarettes Pharmacists Mardoqueo Martinez and Tara Storjohann debate the use of electronic cigarettes.  QUESTION: My son came home from college this past month and while catching up with him I discovered that he had started using electronic cigarettes. He is very open about these things and let me know many of his friends in college are using electronic cigarettes too. These “new age” cigarettes seem like ...

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How to take Pilates to the next level

Pilates Pro Here’s how to take Pilates to the next level––just like professional athletes do! By Stephanie Dorworth When you study athletes and their training programs, you can almost always be certain you will see strength training in their repertoire. When you look at elite athletes, often times you will learn they invest even more time into preparing their bodies to be the best by practicing Pilates. Pil ...

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Try these medications to ease the symptoms of allergies

Allergy Attack  Try these medications to ease the symptoms of allergies. By Tara Storjohann and Ashlie Temple Question: Every year in the spring, I have terrible sneezing attacks, runny nose, and itchy eyes. I’m wondering whether these are allergies, and if so how can I prevent myself from suffering this year? Answer: Ah, spring. It’s a time for love, warming weather, outdoor activities and glorious, colorf ...

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How to correctly use your lungs during exercise

Breathe Right Learn how to correctly use your lungs during exercise. By Stephanie Dorworth Breathe in. Breathe out. This is something you tell yourself all day. Okay, not really. Breathing should come naturally and without thought. Except in one case: while exercising. This is one time when it does not come naturally. When you are bench-pressing the bar above your chest, with your face turning purple, you c ...

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Tips on how to combat seasonal allergies

Bloomin’ Desert Local pharmacist (and allergy sufferer) Tara Storjohann offers tips on how to combat seasonal allergies. I love springtime in Anthem. The weather is ideal and the desert comes alive with flowers. My favorite scene is the desert floor covered in green carpet. It’s beautiful. This is the time of year that I especially love to be outside enjoying the desert, plus it gives us bragging rights for ...

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Pregnancy hormones shred a young New River mom’s coronary arteries

Heart in Distress Pregnancy hormones shred a young New River mom’s coronary arteries. By Deb Rinard   Cooper was only a month old on Sept. 8, 2015, when his mother’s right coronary artery began to fray in earnest. A rare pregnancy complication, it happens once in 64,000 women, with a mortality rate of 30 to 60 percent. For weeks, Ashley Wachtmann, 32, of New River, had been experiencing pain around her ...

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What you need to know about high blood pressure

High Blood Pressure Local pharmacist Tara Storjohann and Ashlie Temple talk about a common disease that often goes undetected.   QUESTION: After my yearly physical this year, my doctor said my blood pressure was “elevated.” Everyone always talks about how it is good to have “low” blood pressure but I don’t really understand why it’s important or what my blood pressure should be. Is there a way to lower ...

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