Wellness & Learning

Wellness & Learning covers all things fitness and wellness in creative and inspiring ways that resonate with people living in a mountain community. This story can stretch beyond sports into the greater outdoor realm.

Vitamin D

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Practical Wellness
How a little bit of sunshine is good for us all.

The Family Dinner:

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It's more than just a meal

Ancient Grains

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Practical Wellness
Linda Lindsay explores some healthy, ancient grains that will add some pizzazz to your meals.

The Buzz on Caffeine

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Americans are drug addicts. If you want proof, just walk into Wild Cherries at 8:00 a.m. and you’ll see what I mean.

MSG: The Hidden Additive

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MSG could be in your food without your knowledge.

Let’s Talk Turkey

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Turkeys are the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal, and every year, Americans eat forty-five million of them in celebration of our day of thanks.

Fruits, Veggies, and Beyond

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Practical Wellness
Locals and visitors alike enjoy the Foothill Farmers’ Markets for their fun and lively atmosphere. But more importantly, farmers’ markets provide a way to buy regionally-grown food and connect with the farmers who grow it.

Bead for Life

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Bead for Life was started by an American woman named Torkin Wakefield, who accompanied her husband – an AIDS doctor – to Uganda. One fortuitous day, Wakefield met a Ugandan woman rolling beads in the sun, and purchased a couple of the woman’s necklaces. The effort snowballed into the non-profit group called Bead For Life, which now has almost 400 members and is helping Ugandan women buy food, medicine, homes -- supporting themselves and their families.

Say What?

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Summer concerts in Tahoe are great occasions to be outdoors, listen to amazing bands, and socialize with friends. They’re also prime opportunities to permanently damage your hearing. I know what you’re thinking: 'I go...