‘At Risk’ and in shape!

The phrase “at risk” has been used to refer to people over the age of 65 who are at increased risk of hospitalization and fatality due to COVID-19.

Getting ready for 2021 Medicare Open Enrollment

The annual Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plan open enrollment period is traditionally a time for educational events, classes and one on one meetings, but this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are some new and different ways to learn about Medicare.

Meet wellness columnist Cynthia Fowler

From the age of 17 I was sneaking out of the house at late hours of the night to walk to the 24-hour gym near my house in Tampa, Florida, and work out.

‘Banging chains’ on Kaua‘i

Walking through Lydgate State Park in Kapaʻa, you might hear the sound of chains rattling. After a moment of scanning the park, your eyes might land on players enjoying a round of disc golf, a sport that has been rapidly evolving and expanding here on Kauaʻi.

Hawai‘i Pacific Health presents health care webinar

HONOLULU — Recognizing the ongoing challenges and concerns presented by the current pandemic, Hawai‘i Pacific Health will host a free public webinar, “Managing Your Health & Well-Being During COVID,” at noon Thursday, Oct. 8.

Meet the candidates: Billy DeCosta

KAHILI — “I think everyone in that council has a good heart, but at this time it’s not enough,” said Billy DeCosta, a candidate for one of seven available seats.

Her ‘radical’ antic was being in fitness contest

Do you think we live most of our lives in a safe zone? Mostly we are looking for comfort, making sure that we are safe, and looking at the easiest way for everything. And that’s absolutely understandable, and it does seem like a smart approach too. But have you ever thought that if we are always living in our comfort zone then maybe we are missing something?

DoU owner offers tips on being well

During this COVID-19 crisis, it is crucial that we tend to our wellness — especially that of our children — to ensure that when this pandemic is over, we come out healthy — body, mind, and soul, said Melisa Garcia, owner and trainer at the DoU studio at the Kukui Grove Center.

We can not live without…

Do you know that we all have healing powers? You may think yes, but probably only to a certain degree. I completely agree, although we absolutely can protect ourself and even heal ourself from so many of the health problems that we call dis-ease.

‘There’s no wind’

KAPA‘A — “Look!” Joe ‘Grandpa Joe’ Bodano of Larry’s Music said, Monday morning. “The rain is coming straight down. There’s no wind.”