Heart-Centered Yoga Make stretching part of your daily routine with these exercises to center yourself from the inside out. By Stephanie Dorworth February is a month filled with love. Thoughts spoken from the heart and gifts given from the heart. It is a time to share your love for others. But I challenge you to show yourself some love as well. So in honor of Valentine’s Day, be more heart-centered this mon ...Read more ›
Diet Fads? Local pharmacists Tara Storjohann and Ashlie Temple review some popular diets. QUESTION: Each year I make the resolution to lose weight. It seems like there are so many diets and fads to choose from, and I’m always so nervous about committing to one. Can you tell me about some of the most popular diets, what they involve, and how safe they are? Answer: Every year the holiday season brings us joy, ...Read more ›
ImbalancePharmacists Tara Storjohann and Jessica Wooster examine two common and often related conditions. By Tara Storjohann and Jessica Wooster Question: I’m tired all the time and have noticed recent weight gain and mental cloudiness. I’m a 40-something working mom of three active kids so I can’t afford to have these symptoms. I’ve scoured the Internet and have found multiple diagnoses that could fit my s ...Read more ›
Fashionably Fit Five sports bras to help keep you in top shape By Sondra Barr Sports bras are functional and can be worn in a variety of ways. Layered under fitness tops, they add extra support and a pop of color. They can also be worn alone or under casual shirts and zipped jackets. Try these five on for size. Nike Pro Fierce Mezzo, $55 @ nike.com ASICS Abby Pocket Bra, $37.99 @ roadrunnersports.com New Ba ...Read more ›
Thirsty? Local pharmacists Karen Liu and Tara Storjohann talk hydration. QUESTION: It’s so hot in Arizona that I constantly feel the need to drink over a gallon of water to keep myself hydrated, but then I’m running to the bathroom all the time. How much water is actually needed to maintain our health. and what can happen if the body does not get the water it needs? ANSWER: This is an excellent question and ...Read more ›
Fitness expert Laura Rogers offers tips on how to avoid throwing your diet out the window while on vacation.
Don't Take a Vacation from Fitness! Fitness expert Laura Rogers offers tips on how to avoid throwing your diet out the window while on vacation. By Laura Rogers Incorporating exercise and diet on vacation probably sounds a bit harsh. Who wants to go on vacation for peace, tranquility, and fun, only to wind up sweating and dieting? But truthfully, you don’t have to think of exercise as a punishment. Vacation ...Read more ›
Local pharmacists Karen Liu and Tara Storjohann on how to pick an over-the-counter product to address your allergies.
Antihistamine or Decongestant? Local pharmacists Karen Liu and Tara Storjohann on how to pick an over-the-counter product to address your allergies. QUESTION: Help! My allergies are killing me! I have a runny, stuffy nose and itchy, watery eyes. I want to pick an over-the-counter product to treat these symptoms, but there are so many products at the pharmacy to choose from. How do I know which product to ch ...Read more ›
Performance Enhancer? Pharmacists Ronni Nemeth and Tara Storjohann tackle the subject of creatine and young athletes in 85086 Magazine. QUESTION: My high school athlete wants to start taking creatine to improve his athletic performance and gain muscle. I’m not convinced this is the right thing for him. Is this something that works, and is it safe? ANSWER: Want to get bigger and stronger––and get that way fa ...Read more ›
The Importance of Calcium Local pharmacists Karen Liu and Tara Storjohann talk calcium supplementation in the January issue of 85086 Magazine. QUESTION: I’m a 55-year-old mother with three children and have heard that women my age need extra calcium for bone health. Do I really need it, and if so, how much should I take? ANSWER: This is a wonderful question. We talk to many people who are confused about ca ...Read more ›
Allergy or Cold? Local pharmacist Tara Storjohann on the differences between the cold virus and seasonal allergies. Question: I seem to get a cold every fall. I’m starting to wonder if this “cold” is really seasonal allergies. How can I tell? Answer: We’ve all had that feeling––you wake up coughing, your throat starts to burn, and as the day wears, on nasal congestion sets in and you start to feel like you’ ...Read more ›