Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Being fit and working out with cancer

It was just before Thanksgiving when 38-year-old Christian Diompy got the most unexpected news. The reason he was having a hard time swallowing and his stomach ached was that he had esophageal cancer. It was Stage 4, and it had spread to his liver and his lungs.

Health & Fitness

Five questions that'll help you find the best workout

Looking for a new workout? The ideal workout plan includes some activity from each of these three categories: aerobic exercise, strength training and flexibility. For example, combining cycling, weight lifting, and yoga classes, in a schedule that works for you. And, sometimes, an activity has elements of all of these.

Business & Real Estate

Hot and cold comfort at new Sacramento bathhouse

Asha Urban Baths, which celebrated its grand opening Saturday, Jan. 7, aims to balance serenity and community in a Japanese-style group bath house. While day spas dot the region, the new business is one of few public bath houses in the area. Much like yoga, alternating between hot and cold environments promises to relieve stress and promote health.

Health & Fitness

2016: The year we ate our feelings

It was a garbage year, so we ate garbage food. Delicious, empty-calorie, comforting, cheesy, fried, chocolatey, boozy garbage food – and who can blame us? Each breaking news alert merited another fistful of M&Ms. Each presidential debate was another occasion to order pizza. Each celebrity taken from us too soon was another evening of binge-watching their movies, binge-listening to their albums and binge-eating an entire bag of chips, or three. The year 2016 was spent eating our feelings, so is it any surprise that we’re ending the year a few pounds heavier than we started it?

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I went overboard policing my kids’ diets. Here’s why I changed my ways.

Ten years ago, my husband became sick with an autoimmune disease, and nutrition played a significant role in his recovery. What did I do when he got better? I became the food police, imagining that if I could control the food he and my kids ate, I could keep us all healthy and safe. I figured this made me a magnificent mom and wife as well; if my family was guzzling artichokes and homemade soups and never saw candy, I deserved high marks.

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Hot and cold comfort at new Sacramento bathhouse

Asha Urban Baths, which celebrated its grand opening Saturday, Jan. 7, aims to balance serenity and community in a Japanese-style group bath house. While day spas dot the region, the new business is one of few public bath houses in the area. Much like yoga, alternating between hot and cold environments promises to relieve stress and promote health.
Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee
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Hot and cold comfort at new Sacramento bathhouse

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New gym bikes add power to grid

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Davis mom pole danced for strength, flexibility until she was 8 months pregnant

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Falling down: How to keep seniors safe