New country, new community — Hanieh found so much more than fitness at her local parkrun

It’s a daunting thing to move across the world to a place you’ve never been before – especially if you don’t know anyone. So, when Hanieh Kosari arrived in Australia from Iran to study, she was understandably wide-eyed and nervous as she faced the reality of becoming immersed in a new culture. The then 28-year-old didn’t plan to … Read more

My Open Apology to Everyone at The Augusta Planet Fitness

Yesterday, I tried out the new “Planet Fitty” here in Augusta. All the young people are abbreviating these days, so that is what I call Planet Fitness. I walked in and was wow’d by the sheer size of this place. Photo Cred: Lizzy SnyderPhoto Cred: Lizzy Snyder It’s fairly new and opened this past March, … Read more

Isobel McKeown loves volunteering at parkrun, so do others who say it lifts their mood and physical health

Isobel McKeown is blunt about why she loves volunteering at parkrun. “That’s obvious, I don’t have to run!,” she said. The 11-year-old has now volunteered 29 times at the five-kilometre timed event held around the world where people walk, jog or shuffle. She’s also the youngest speaker at this weekend’s parkrun Asia Pacific conference in … Read more

Dancing good for the heart and good for the brain, as exercise, socialising help reduce dementia risk

Dancing is more than a hobby for retiree Lou Tiziani; it’s helping him stay young.  Twice a week he helps organise New Vogue dance events in the Wollongong area and runs his own website listing all the dances in the region from the Highlands to the South Coast.  New Vogue sequence dancing originated in colonial Australia in the … Read more

Philippe Waterinckx, supporter of Tucson farming, improving healthy food access, dies | local news

Philippe Waterinckx, who committed his life to supporting Tucson’s farming community and improving access to healthy foods, has died at the age of 62. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012 and later went into remission. In 2018, the cancer returned and spread throughout his body. He died June 10 at Peppi’s House, a … Read more

Insurance head calls for UMMC, Blue Cross to resolve dispute, cites ‘devastating’ impact on patients

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney on Thursday penned a letter urging the state’s largest hospital and insurer to utilize the same mediation process that was used to settle their contract dispute in 2018. Chaney told Mississippi Today that the state’s Department of Insurance will be addressing concerns regarding patients’ access to the University of Mississippi … Read more

‘We believe his ex-wife put her up to this’: My stepdaughter asked me why I am the beneficiary of her father’s life insurance instead of her

Dear Quentin, One of my husband’s children told me she was shocked when her dad told her I was the primary beneficiary of his life insurance. The next day I received two texts from my stepdaughter stating that she could not understand why her father did not include his three kids on his life insurance. … Read more

Walk, don’t run: Why one of the simplest ways to exercise is making a comeback

If walking was a colour, it’d be the new black. There’s no shortage of evidence that walking is truly a wonder drug; an exercise that can shed weight, increase life spans, reduce the risk of disease, improve heart health, keep joints mobile and benefit mental health. “You’d have to take a lot of different pills … Read more

Call for volunteers on the North Oregon Coast to serve as Trail Ambassadors | community

This spring, Trailkeepers of Oregon, North Coast Tourism Management Network, NCLC Cape Falcon Marine Reserve Program, and Oregon State Parks are kicking off another season of the Trail Ambassador Program to equip North Coast visitors with the information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking and visiting the region. The Trail … Read more

Legislative Clinicians’ Caucus Applauds Bipartisan Health Care Policy Achievements of the 2022 Short Session | community

SALEM, OR – Last week, the Oregon Legislature concluded its 2022 short session with historic investments in healthcare infrastructure and workforce development. The Legislative Clinicians’ Caucus applauds their colleagues for supporting these critical investments to support healthcare providers and families across the state. Access to Care This session, the Oregon Legislature made investments to increase … Read more