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Massages that adopt the local motion, from Costa Rica to Berkeley
Massages that adopt the local motion, from Costa Rica to Berkeley

Get in line behind me if you've had a challenging year, and it's not even over yet. Mine began with last winter's flu, followed in short order by being diagnosed with an immune deficiency disease, several also-rans for plum jobs, a pesky and persistent low back pain, a little heartbreak and a...

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  • Broga Yoga, Detox Retox and more put guys' twists on yoga
    Broga Yoga, Detox Retox and more put guys' twists on yoga

    Part of the ever-growing fraternal culture of "brohood," an increasing male demand for yoga (possibly driven in part by pro basketball player advocates such as LeBron James, Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O'Neal) has spawned a new wave of...

  • Running shoes made to fit the shapes of feet
    Running shoes made to fit the shapes of feet

    As a kid, having no understanding of fashion, I never understood pointy shoes. After all, the human foot doesn't come to a point, which to me seems to explain the popularity in the early 1970s of Earth Shoes, which had a down-sloping negative heel and a foot-like shape with an...

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  • Healthful food tips for the grab-and-go lifestyle
    Healthful food tips for the grab-and-go lifestyle

    There's no shortage of advice about what to eat: home-cooked food, less — much less — processed food. But with work or soccer practice or whatever it is that cuts into our time, it's not always easy figuring out what the family should consume.

  • First triathlon goal becomes a reality in Goleta
    First triathlon goal becomes a reality in Goleta

    I am always looking for an athletic challenge. I need something to train for or I lose my motivation. This year I decided to try a triathlon: swimming, biking and running, one after the other.

  • Yogascape gives a warm glow amid inspiring scenes
    Yogascape gives a warm glow amid inspiring scenes

    I seem to be a permanent yoga newbie. I hate sitting cross-legged, and that always gets in the way despite my yoga-fan friends' insistence that it doesn't matter. So I reluctantly agreed to try another yoga class. Yogascape, held in a room heated to about 94 degrees, lets participants escape to...

  • The many ways dieters can sabotage their efforts to lose weight
    The many ways dieters can sabotage their efforts to lose weight

    With two-thirds of American adults considered overweight, a lot of people are trying to shed pounds. It can be a challenging journey, and many folks find that they get tripped up by a major obstacle: themselves. Here are some common ways dieters sabotage their own efforts.

  • E-bikes are a hit at Interbike show in Vegas
    E-bikes are a hit at Interbike show in Vegas

    The big buzz at the annual Interbike show this month in Las Vegas was the e-bike: a bike with a stealthy electric motor hidden in the wheel hub or crankshaft that pedals like a normal bike but gives you a quiet boost when you want it. By clicking a handlebar button, you tell the motor how...

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