WAILUA — The Kaua‘i County Housing Agency, in partnership with Ho‘ola Lahui Hawai‘i, Project Vision Hawai‘i, Hale Opio and Kaua‘i Fire Department Prevention Bureau, will host a free community health event on Dec. 8 and Dec. 22 at Lydgate Beach Park near the campsites located by Kamalani Playground.
The perfect way to celebrate this special time of year is to give thanks with a grateful heart while reflecting upon the miracle in the mirror. Surrounded by friends and family, we should all exercise gratitude today, one character at a time! Feast on the fun facts below, taking time to fully digest how you, and those around you, are fearfully and wonderfully made.
With vegan and carnivore we have two extremes that are exactly the opposite way to eat. So which one is the best approach? I think that the only person who can answer that is you. In my previous column I talked about the vegan diet and what you need to consider if you choose to follow it as a diet or as a vegan lifestyle. Now let’s look at carnivore.
I wanted to attend your “Walk & Talk” last Sunday but, oh, my aching feet. I’m always standing at work and walk over 20,000 steps a day. I “relax” by running on the beach! It’s probably no surprise that I’ve recently developed plantar fasciitis on one foot, and it’s not going away. What’s a gal to do?
Vegan and carnivore are both diets, or ways of eating, that are gaining a lot of popularity. Vegan involves consuming no animal products (and eating only fruits, vegetables, grains etc) while carnivore involves consuming only animal products (and eating meat, fish, eggs, cheese, honey etc).
I asked myself a question this week, as I was working my heart out biking the oceanfront path in Kapa‘a.
Aloha, Doug. I read all of your stuff and you’re a pretty smart dude. I have a question about my weekly hikes, where my wife and I climb up and down a Kaua‘i ridge or mountain. Our hikes are very, very physical and can last 5 to 7 hours. You’d probably call them “Super Strenuous Stamina Scrambles.” Since we only do these once a week, I’m curious if this is a good thing or a bad thing for our fitness. This question becomes more important as we get older and you are just the right person to ask.
LIHU‘E — The Healthy Half Mile in Lihu‘e got a shot in the arm on Saturday when parents and keiki from the Lihu‘e Court Townhouse were joined by Get Fit Kaua‘i and members of the Kapa‘a High School Interact Club in decorating the multi-use path connecting Lihu‘e Court and other close by apartment buildings with Rice Street.
Exercise can be a powerful tool for disease prevention, but it is also very effective if you already have a disease. It can have positive benefits on your mood, help improve mental health, and can be an important must-have part of your treatment.
On my last “Walk & Talk,” Sally Sprinter asked me a question about improving her cholesterol levels. Hopefully my contrarian comments will be just what the doctor ordered… for all of you.
You have probably heard many times about the benefits of exercise for improving your health and even reversing many existing health conditions. Food is information for our body, and exercise is a medicine for both healing and prevention. Understanding how to use this can be hugely beneficial, whatever you want to improve.
Aloha to all keiki and kupuna, from the not too old to the not so young, and to all the folks in between. I invited you all to tomorrow’s Super Sunday Sunset Stroll (9/3 at 6:00 pm), beginning near the Kapa`a Pool near Chicken in a Barrel on Kou Street. Bring some water… and some friends!!