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By Emily Wood – Contributing Writer If you are like 30 percent of Americans, your New Year's Resolution is to lose weight – but with so many diets out there, how do you know which one to choose? There are so many it would make anyone’s head spin. Most of these diets seem to emphasize protein as the main component in helping to aid weight loss, claiming it increases s…

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Laurie Laugeman has seen plenty of changes in the workplace during a 34-year nursing career in places that include private residences, nursing homes, Buffalo Hospice and, for the last four years, the medical telemetry and neurological unit at Sisters of Charity Hospital. One of the most welcome is a growing willingness among her colleagues to embrace a mind-body-spirit app…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

When Chris Burns first entered Impact Sports Performance in the HarborCenter, he felt overweight, exhausted, and overwhelmed. With a demanding job in the state court system and twin toddlers at home, the Grand Island resident hadn’t made exercise a priority in a long time. “I wanted to find a place where I could train my then 38-year-old body. I wasn’t looking for a spe…

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Long after many of us have turned in for the evening, their night is just beginning. These men are also weekend warriors, rising early on a Saturday morning just to play the game they grew up loving as a child. From Riverworks to Lockport and everywhere in between, the hockey rinks of Western New York are full of grown men who continue to be intoxicated by the game of hock…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

When the television special A Charlie Brown Christmas first aired in 1965, our young protagonist confessed to his friend Linus that he felt depressed and empty, that the holidays had become too commercialized. The show may have had a happy ending — with all the Peanut characters gathered around Charlie singing Hark! The Herald Angels Sing — but Charlie may not feel bett…

Health and Fitness

Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submission…

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Forget sinking into a rocking chair and watching the world whiz past. Seniors from their early 60s through their 90s want to stay active and pursue multiple passions — be it gentle yoga or kayaking. Developers of the area’s senior rental housing have taken note. Last December, Mary Behnke, 75, swapped her apartment of 10 years for a spot in Forestview Active Living, a 9…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

Parents’ wellness often takes a backseat to their children’s activities. Running from school to music lessons and from playdates to the soccer field can make it challenging to carve out "me-time" for exercise. That can leave parents and caregivers feeling even more depleted. One local organization had that in mind when they organized and overlapped their Saturday mo…

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The connection between holiness and health is a sentiment that has resonated across faiths forever. But as the American list of lifestyle-related illnesses like heart disease and obesity grows longer than a Lutheran Christmas carol, faith and fitness leaders around the country are coming up with new ways to help the faithful rehab those neglected temples. The premise is…

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Aimee, Liz, Sonya and Meghan. These four Western New York women are 40 and over with families and leadership roles in health-related professions whose work weeks far exceed 40 hours. And all of them count workouts as appointments not to be missed. These aren’t superwomen. They don’t have entourages to handle their have-tos. They’ve just been relentless in their pursu…

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Sometimes it takes a little while for trends to catch up in WNY. But, when they do, they really do. Right now we’re in the midst of a burgeoning mass of bike trails — both on-road (a.k.a. streetscape bicycle lanes), and off-road hike/bike paths. I’ll admit to being a latecomer, rejoining the area’s cyclists three summers ago. But with the abundance of trails/paths an…

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One of the best things about summer is Western New York’s farmers’ markets. Here’s where to get your hands on fresh produce, homemade goodies and more from spring through fall. Buffalo Clinton/Bailey 1443 Clinton St., Buffalo; Clintonbaileymarket.com Sunday to Friday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday, 6 a.m.–6 p.m. Downtown Main Street between Court & Church stree…

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There’s something tranquil and enchanting about horses. Their steady, slowly swaying gait gently rocks riders around the ring, providing a regal vantage point that lifts them above their troubles and positions them, momentarily, in the imaginary saddle of a knight, cowgirl or king. At Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center in East Aurora and Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Cen…

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Worshiping in the great outdoors is something Cathy Linden Leathers loves about summer. Her parish — St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in South Buffalo — conducts mass out on the church lawn when weather permits. This shows we are alive and also serves as an outreach. You never know when that one soul who has been searching just might cross your path, and our parish waits …

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It makes sense that WNYers love outdoor fitness classes. “When people can finally get outside after being stuck inside after a long winter, they do,” said Julie Leatherbarrow, owner of Budding Tree Yoga in Elma. Leatherbarrow, a certified yoga instructor, is the creator and lead director of the annual Budding Tree Yoga Festival, which offers outdoor yoga classes as w…