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Go4Life: Exercise for Senior Citizens

I started teaching Go4Life almost a year ago. Go4Life is a federally funded campaign sponsored by the National Institute on Aging to encourage senior citizens to exercise and make physical activity a part of their daily lives. It helps senior citizens manage pain and strengthen their muscles. It also helps them maintain balance and flexibility. According to the National Institutes of Health, only 25 percent of.
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“Playing” Tai Chi for Health

Susan Cady’s students strike proud royal poses when they walk — they hold their heads high and keep their chests wide. Cady, the founder of T’ai Chi for Health, teaches students to work out kinks in their bodies while in bed and keep good posture. She believes in standing tall, as if someone had just told you “You’re about to receive a medal at the Olympics!” Cady.
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Young Boxing Champ

  On October 13, 12-year-old Dillon Burrell won the national Police Athletic League boxing championship in Toledo at the 114-pound weight class. Dillon has won three titles this year. The Ohio Junior Olympian Tournament and the Title National Tournament are the other two. Dillon trains in East Cleveland's Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center, 14801 Shaw Ave., as part of coach Renard Safo's "Safo's Creation's" boxing team. PHOTO: Dillon.
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Healthy Eating & Active Living Community Planning Event This Week

You're invited! Join the H.E.A.L. Movement! Continue to help make our Buckeye-Shaker community a healthy community! Throughout the past year, our community has worked together to created tons of fun exercise classes, cooking classes and gardens. Let's keep building! What: Healthy Eating & Active Living Community Planning Event When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. 1 to 3 p.m. Where: Fairhill Partners, Auditorium. (12200 Fairhill Road, Cleveland, OH 44120) Bring family, friends and neighbors and share your.
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Hough Tennis Clinic Gets Grant

USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the United States Tennis Association, awarded a grant to Inner City Tennis Clinic, Inc. (ICTC) of Cleveland. ICTC has a tennis clinic in Hough at the Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center, 8611 Hough Ave. ICTC's programs inspire positive character development and strive to build a life-long appreciation of literacy, wellness, fitness, tennis and poetry. The program is currently an eight-week.
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Introductory Meditation Classes

I am a 20-year veteran in meditation and relaxation. I have used meditation and relaxation techniques to help prevent or control diabetes, stress, high blood pressure and excessive weight gain for myself and others. My goal is to build a community of people with the same mindset who are seeking alternative ways to stay healthy through breathing, meditation, relaxation and food. 5-6:45 p.m., July 18 Learn, practice.
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Senior Profile: Hattie Mathews

Mrs. Hattie Mathews was born in Crowville, Ga. She moved to Cleveland in 1956 and has resided in the Ward 6 area for more than 40 years. She is married to Willie D. Mathews, is the mother of five children and also raised one granddaughter. In 1976, Mathews received training at The Ohio Sate University in law enforcement. She worked as a security guard at the.
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Neighborhood Spotlight: Joe Golden

Longtime Larchmere resident Joe Golden is making a difference in the neighborhood each day. He helped start a block club on East 124th Street, he delivers Larchmere Life newsletters and on July 7, at this year's Larchmere Festival, he and students from The Golden School of Urban Self-Defense plan to demonstrate the ancient traditions of kung fu. “Everyone has a place in the world and martial arts can help you.
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City Pools Open

At noon today, girls and boys can begin using city pools, which provide a no-cost way to beat the Northeast Ohio heat. The pools should serve as one of the highlights of an exciting summer of free and fun fitness activities like golf, tennis, softball and baseball the Cleveland Recreation Department has in store for its residents. Under a program titled “Play, Create & Celebrate,” pools are.
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America SCORES Cleveland Poet-Athlete Profile

Name: Esperanza Bush Age: 12 School: Michael R. White School Name of Poem: I Am Me    What do you like to do outside of school and America SCORES? I like to read and play football outside of SCORES. I am a tomboy. My favorite book is “Max: A Maximum Ride Novel.” It’s about a girl who was given 2 percent avian bird and 98 percent human when she was little.
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Getting Fit: Mentally, Physically, Cheaply

Fitness doesn’t have to cost a fortune. But if you’re like me, you've tried several times--and failed--to make it a habit. I’ve told NV readers about my long struggle with bipolar II disorder. In recent years, crippling depressions have made me too tired to exercise. Rarely exercising caused a new problem: high blood pressure. I freaked the first time my blood pressure climbed above the recommended level of.
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Local Students Run the Marathon

When people think of marathons, the image most often brought to mind is a mass of runners struggling and straining to reach a far off goal. The Sisters of Charity Foundation, the Downtown YMCA and other local organizations are using a locally run marathon to set children’s focus beyond a thin white line. The SOCF and YMCA are coming together to provide education and exercise opportunities.
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Area Breast Cancer Deaths Among Top in Nation

“Each woman needs to consider her individual benefits and risks and discuss them with her health care provider before making a decision on when to start screening mammography and how often to get one.” -National Cancer Institute My maternal grandmother Hester Causey died of breast cancer on July 1, 1948 at age 53.  I recently thought about her in downtown Cleveland's Key Tower. I was at the Susan G..
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Teen Basketball Coach Shares His Voice

Kyrie Irving is a spectacular Cleveland Cavaliers point guard who was born in Australia and raised in New Jersey, where he played high school basketball for St. Patrick High. In college, Irving played for the Duke Blue Devils and opted to leave college early to enter the 2011 NBA draft. He was chosen as the No. 1 draft pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers. In his.
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Mail Carrier Trains Boxers to Deliver Victories

So far, eight young boxers have turned pro thanks to Renard Saffo. The 59-year-old is a graduate of Shaw High School in East Cleveland. He began boxing in 1973 and went on to win three Golden Gloves amateur boxing competitions. Saffo trained his first boxers in 1994 when he became assistant coach at the Glenville Recreation Center. He told NV he discovered he had a knack for “training champions.” Since 1986, Saffo has.
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