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Sole-ful Advice

Sole-ful Advice

Origins of competitive running evolved out of religious festivals in Eastern Europe and Africa with the first recorded games tracing back to 776 BC. Since then, the cost of a good pair of athletic shoes has gone up!  Whether you like to walk over your lunch break or you’re preparing for your next 26.2 mile competition, consider the following 9 quick tips before you purchas... »

Download the Toolkit

Download the Toolkit

Every April, The American Heart Association® encourages us to commit to being more active. Individuals, families, communities and workplaces alike can participate by using their educational materials as a guide or to inspire ideas and customize their own program. Visit heart.org/movemoremonth to download the toolkit. »

Get Your Tail on the Trail

Get Your Tail on the Trail

One of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors and also get exercise is by visiting any of the dozens of exceptional hiking trails available to us locally. Don’t be fooled, just because they’re largely referred to as hiking trails, most of them are also perfect for walking, decompressing from the work week, and taking in the scenery. One of our favorites is Lehigh Parkway. Wit... »

Walk with a Doc

Walk with a Doc

According to the American Heart Association®, walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Think it doesn’t do any good? Think again. Walking is low impact; easier on the joints than running. It is safe – with a doctor’s okay – for people with orthopedic ailments, heart conditions, and those who are more than 20% overweight. In addition, research has shown... »

Octopus Meditations

Octopus Meditations

Ed Kerns, Clapp Professor of Art at Lafayette College, has been exploring levels of consciousness for years and using layers of paint to create an abstract understanding of awareness. His Octopus Meditations exhibition, which opens at 6 p.m. on April 7th at Brick and Mortar Gallery in Easton, is another manifestation of his perception of consciousness. Paintings from the s... »

Skip the RX

Skip the RX

Whether their symptoms are a runny nose, fever, or stuffy sinuses, many patients insist on being prescribed an antibiotic because “it’ll cure me faster.” But that’s not always the case, cautions Michael A. Abgott, MD, Network Chair of Family Medicine and Vice President/Senior Medical Director of St. Luke’s Physician Group. For starters, antibiotics are not cure-alls. “Anti... »

Being Khineder

Being Khineder

Be kind to yourself, your kids, your family, your neighbors… That’s all good. But did you know that being “khinde” to your skin can help make the world a better place? It’s true, thanks to Khine Alkhal and her team of local moms. Khineder Creations is Khine’s fast-growing line of handmade, all-natural, chemical-free, GMO-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free beauty and ski... »

Naturlich Organic Yogurt

Naturlich Organic Yogurt

Yogurt seems like it’s always a healthy option, but it can often be loaded with sugar. We love Naturlich Organic Yogurt because there’s no sugar added at all. According to Debbie Cooper, LD, RDN, yogurt contains helpful bacteria that promotes overall gut health and immunity. For people with lactose intolerance who don’t want to give up on dairy’s nutritional benefits, yogu... »

Woman to Woman: The Power of a Pivot

Woman to Woman: The Power of a Pivot

“We want to bring more joy into people’s lives,” says Nancy Werteen, award-winning broadcast journalist, anchor, and reporter for WFMZ-TV69. Together with certified health coach Kim Howie, she has created the Wisdom Coalition, a collaborative community dedicated to helping women flourish, thrive, and find joy in the journey of life. The Wisdom Coalition holds local worksho... »

Quick, Check the Freezer!

Quick, Check the Freezer!

In the hubbub of a medical emergency, could you quickly lay your hands on essential information?  Where do you keep your lists of medications and allergies? How about your advanced directive? A living will? Your power-of-attorney? Well, thanks to a new initiative sponsored by St. Luke’s University Health Network, seniors and others can stash that critical information in an... »

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