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‘Scratch’ Cooking Key to ‘Clean Eating’

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer The concept of “clean eating” doesn’t mean one should only consume mushrooms, carrots and potatoes pulled from the earth and washed, or just fresh vegetables and water. It’s a diet even the strictest of carnivores can embrace, as it reflects the culinary ...

Healthy Drink Classes Brewing in the Valley

By DREW PARKER Staff Writer When the average Ohio Valley resident prepares to create a refreshing spring drink at home, they may envision a classic iced tea or lemonade, but one area health specialist is encouraging locals to attempt a more unique option. Although the drink is arguably ...

Fitness Can Be Fine With a Touch Of ‘Star Wars’

By JANET METZNER Staff Writer As fitness instructors focus on fulfilling customers’ desires to act out their dreams, customers are finding niche classes where they can get fit their own way. Two classes in the Ohio Valley offer such opportunities. For those who have dreamed of ...

Afraid to Join a Gym? Don’t Sweat It!

By SHELLEY HANSON Staff Writer Thinking about joining a gym? Don’t sweat it — it’s easier than you think. For those who might have reservations about becoming a gym member, the first step is to visit the facility, said Adam Shinsky, executive director of the Wheeling YMCA Wheeling ...

Eye Wear Trends

By LINDA COMINS Staff Writer In eyewear trends this year, “everything old is new again,” but with a sleeker, sassier look than spectacles of yore. The newest styles of eyeglasses include clear frames or brightly colored frames for making cool or bold looks. It’s not unusual for ...

Between Gym Visits: ‘Just Keep Moving’

By JANELL HUNTER Staff Writer With warmer weather just around the corner, many of us are starting to think about how we are going to get in better shape to look our best in spring and summer clothes. Many people have gym memberships but are too busy to get there as often as they would like. ...

8 Ways to Make Your Bedroom a Sanctuary

1. Make the bedroom cozy—not too big or too tall. If you need extra space for reading or exercise, add a bay, an alcove or an adjacent area, rather than supersizing the room. — David Arkin, AIA, Arkin Tilt Architects, Berkeley, California 2. Keep things off the floor as much as possible so ...

More Than One-Third of American Adults Don’t Get Enough Sleep

By CRAIG CAMPBELL Staff Writer More than one-third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Jennifer Bricker, vice president of operations with Columbus, Ohio-based Sleep Care Inc., is a ...

Stress Reduction Crucial for Heart Health

By ALAN OLSON Staff Writer Hours of constant stress and worry can turn into days, which can lead to a high-stress lifestyle for many people. This can have serious impact on the body, leading to chronic health problems or worse. While stress is part of an appropriate response to many ...

Balanced Diet Can Reduce Stress

By CASEY JUNKINS Staff Writer Eating relatively small meals throughout the day, rather than an enormous meal all at once, is one step consumers can take to mitigate stress, Wheeling Hospital dietitian Jill Spangler said. “Think of it like a paper shredder. If you put all the paper in at ...

Trends in Spa Treatments Are Available Locally

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer When it comes to pampering yourself in the world of spas, trends are revealing that more people, including more men, are becoming more mindful about taking longer breaks and receiving more personalized spa services. The West Spa at Wilson Lodge at Oglebay ...