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Fitness Center takes Shape The VacaValley Wellness Center began to take shape in the fall of 2015 and by December, was already three stories tall, with painting starting to take place on the medical side of the building. A crane works on the medical office side of the building where a special vault is being…
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Swimming for the Seasons

Like clockwork, rain or shine, every other morning George Bowden slips on a wet suit and swims the length of a 25-meter pool, 40 times. He swims laps no matter the weather, no matter the season. He’s 90 years old and he swims to keep his diabetes at bay. George learned he had diabetes when…
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C’mon In, the Water is Fine

Swimming isn’t just fun. It’s an excellent way to improve your overall health, lose weight and recover from many physical conditions. It offers something no other aerobic exercise does: the ability to work your body without making a harsh impact on your bones and joints. When the human body is submerged in water, it automatically…
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Tips for Training

Is this the year that you get into better condition? That could mean anything from getting off of the couch and walking every day to setting a goal of running a marathon in the fall. No matter where you are on the fitness scale, the benefits of getting your body moving are enormous. “Regular exercise…
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Spin to Begin

Intense Workout a Great Start for Want-to-be Cyclists Interested in bicycling your way to good health but not sure you’re quite ready to hit the open road? Spin class may be just the thing. Spinning is a cardiovascular workout for the whole body that uses a special stationary bicycle. Led by an instructor and set…
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A Personal Trainer Will Keep You on Track

Robert Peterson, M.D. You don’t have to be a candidate for “The Biggest Loser” television show or a professional athlete to work with a personal trainer, according to Robert Peterson, M.D., orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. “Everyone can benefit from their expertise,” he notes. Dr. Peterson’s goal is to help the athlete or…
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