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Different from other cancer treatment centers,

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Care Center in Scottsdale strives to provide the

Mother Standard of care—treating patients as

their own loved ones. As Medical Director, Dr.

Saima Saeed understands that each patient has

a name and a face, as well as their own personal

history. “We realize that we are not only treating

their cancer, we are treating the whole person.

Our goal is to provide quality, whole person upto-date

cancer care, while ensuring the patient

feels heard, empowered, and is treated in a

caring and dignified manner.”

Before joining CTCA, Dr. Saeed was in private

practice for 12 years, and also served as section

chief of Hematology and Oncology at a large

local hospital. These experiences provided her

with the insight into what it takes to run an outpatient

clinic. “It has helped me realize what it is

that I want to do differently now that I am with

CTCA, which is to spend more time with patients,

listening to their questions.”

Dr. Saeed believes that, in addition to medicine,

other factors play a role in patient cancer

care, including exercise, eating nutritious whole

foods, managing stress levels, and quality of

sleep. “I believe that if you are going to take care

of others you must take care of yourself,” she

explains, striving herself to exercise, meditate, and

follow a healthy diet.

The Outpatient Care Center in Scottsdale

opened in March of 2018 as an outpatient facility,

aiming to provide more accessible cancer options

for patients in the Valley.

“For me, it is a true honor and privilege to be

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/ August 2019

8 ed note

40

Terrell

Suggs

The NFL legend

starts his season

with the Arizona

Cardinals

12 health

Burnout, HIV strides,

brain boosting,

sleeping for

weight loss, HPV

vaccination, FDA

pet wood warnings,

sober curious

movement, and

early protate cancer

detection

16 list

CBD misconseptions

17 splurge

Yonanas soft serve

18 cook

Summertime salad

20 style

Pastels aplenty

22 weight

loss

News to know

24 solo

scottsdale

Meet Chey

26 muscle

Dumbbell destruction

44

Harper

Babin

Meet the woman

behind Bodi’s

boxing program

28 balance

Healthy life, happy

life

30 nutrition

Outsmarting salt

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Home At Last

After 16 seasons with the

Baltimore Ravens, NFL

defensive legend Terrell Suggs

makes his way back to the

Valley as an Arizona Cardinal

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38

32 scottsdale

soul

TheraBox

subscription,

Taholistic Wellfest,

SoomSafety recall

app, a book to

prevent stroke,

canned RightWater

and a smoothie

recipe

34 life

Proze CBD, Wild

Terrains travel

company, Beachbody

Morning Meltdown

program, Koi poke’s

menu addition,

Lift for Life female

training program and

NuttZo’s new Keto

Butter

36 toys, tech

& gear

Stadium must-haves

38 crazy 8s

Dive in!

39 funnies

Get ready to work

those abs

08/19

46 relating

High-speed

connection

48 beauty

Banishing blemishes

50 doctors

orders

Mosquito madness

50

DON’T

SCRATCH

THAT ITCH

Surviving mosquito bites

CBD

MYTHS

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Terrell Suggs, photo

by James Patrick,

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/ August 2019

MICHAEL FITZMAURICE, MD

Founder of the Fitzmaurice Hand Institute

Double Board Certified Hand Surgeon

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We provide fast diagnosis and

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For all of you football fanatics out there,

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preseason, with the regular season looming

not long after. On the field all eyes will be

on Terrell Suggs. The veteran linebacker

has finally made his way back to home – he

attended high school and college in Arizona – after 16 seasons

with the Baltimore Ravens. He talks finding his way back to the

Valley and joining the Arizona Cardinals on page 40.

Speaking of football, it’s time to stock up on all of the essentials

for the big game before you enter the stadium. We’ve rounded

up some of the top must-have items on page 36, from phone chargers

to padded seats to a stadium-approved bag.

This month also marks National CBD Day (August 8). Learn

all about the misconceptions of CBD on page 16. And it wouldn’t

be August in Arizona without those famous monsoons. What

else comes along with the weather change? Mosquito bites! On

page 50, a doctor provides tips and tricks to ease the itch, make

yourself less inviting and what to know about allergic reactions to

bites.

The heat can also bring on bouts of acne. Page 48 shares

the lowdown on adult acne, with four steps to rid yourself of it

for good. Some additional highlights include steps to curb your

sodium intake (page 30) and creating stronger connections in the

days of technology obsession (page 46).

Lastly we have positive habits to promote a joyous life. From

setting goals to unplugging, try one of the four practices listed on

page 28 to boost your happiness.

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/ compiled by Kelly Potts

Burned

Out

Feeling tired, deflated and burnt out?

Well, its is now an official diagnosis as

the World Health Organization formally

recognized burnout as a medical condition.

Doctors can use the decision as

a benchmark for diagnosis and health

insurers. Medical professionals can

diagnose someone with burnout if they

are having feelings of energy depletion

or exhaustion, increased mental distance

their job, or feelings of negativism or

cynicism related to their job, and reduced

professional efficacy.

Source: www.who.int.

Zzz are the Keys

We all know losing

weight is difficult

enough as it is.

Experts say to

eat “right,” avoid

processed sugar,

watch your carbs,

get in your cardio

and strength training

and drink your

water. It turns out,

there’s another

factor you may not

have considered:

sleep! A recent

study published in

the International

Journal of Obesity

found a link between

insufficient or

disrupted sleep and

another issue —

weight loss. The

results showed that

overweight people

who did not sleep

well lost less weight

than their peers

who had no sleep

problems.

Source: www.

medicalnewstoday.com.

Boost Your Brain

With numerous

health benefits,

working out is one of

the easiest “doctor’s

orders” out there.

New research is

giving us more reasons

to hit the gym,

including that it’s

good for your brain.

Neuroscientists discovered

that a short

burst of exercise

directly boosts the

function of a gene

that increases connections

between

neurons in the hippocampus,

the region

of the brain associated

with learning

and memory.

Source: www.

sciencedaily.com.

Big Strides in HIV

For the first time, a

recent study shows

researchers eliminated

replicationcompetent

HIV-1

DNA, the virus

responsible for AIDS,

from the genomes

of living animals.

The study marks a

critical step toward

the development of

a possible cure for

human HIV infection.

The researchers

at the Lewis Katz

School of Medicine

at Temple University

and the University

of Nebraska Medical

Center showed that

treatment to suppress

HIV replication

and gene editing

therapy, when given

sequentially, can

eliminate HIV from

cells and organs of

infected animals.

Source: www.

sciencedaily.com.

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news

A Shot That Cures

Another shot that

proves its worth.

Nearly 10 years ago,

healthcare professionals

introduced a

new vaccination that

aimed to prevent

recurring infections

of certain types of

HPV. These infections

can, if a person

does not receive

treatment, lead to

cervical cancer, the

third most common

among women.

While doctors and

researchers say it’s

too soon to know

the full effect of the

HPV shot, there is

some good news.

They found that for

girls ages 13 to 19,

HPV infections had

reduced by 83%, and

66% among women

ages 20 to 24.

Source: www.

nbcnews.com.

Fido’s

Food Files

What’s the best foods to feed your furry friend? Whole grains?

Grain free? Human grade? While there are conflicting opinions on

both sides of the dog food world, the FDA threw a bone into the

talk. Sixteen brands of dog food may be associated with a heightened

risk of heart failure in dogs, according to the Food and Drug

Administration. The FDA isn’t suggesting that pet owners stop

feeding their dogs the particular brands yet, but some vets are

already advising against “grain-free” foods. The FDA is currently

investigating more than 500 reports that appear to link dog foods

that are marketed as grain free to canine dilated cardiomyopathy.

The FDA has been warning about the foods based on peas, lentils

or potatoes since July 2018, but the recently released statement is

the first time the agency has identified brand names.

Source: www.nbcnews.com.

Sober Curious

Move over keto,

there’s a new

health trend in town

called the “Sober

Curious Movement,”

in which more

people are taking a

break from alcohol

because they believe

it’s healthier, not

because they have a

problem with alcohol.

The main reason

for the movement

is because people

who live otherwise

“healthy” lifestyles

found themselves

binge drinking every

weekend and wanted

to curb the hobby,

rounding out their

lifestyles.

Source: www.

newyorktimes.com.

Cup of Answers

Great news for men: Recent studies show that a new urine test can detect aggressive prostate cancer cases

that need treatment up to five years sooner than other diagnostic methods. Researchers from the University

of East Anglia in Norwich, United Kingdom, and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital revealed that an

experimental urine test, called Prostate Urine Risk, can find cancers that will require treatment within the first five

years of diagnosis. While this doesn’t replace the invasive biopsy, it does give some peace of mind and answers.

Source: www.medicalnewstoday.com.

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6 Misconceptions

About CBD

The second annual National CBD Day is just around

the corner, and this year, with CBD products now

legal for recreational purchase across the country,

August 8 is primed to be a buzzing big deal nationwide.

However, as CBD (short for cannabidiol)

becomes more mainstream, many find themselves

intrigued by the compound and its diverse benefits,

but don’t know where to start. Moreover, as CBD continues

to race to shelves it is important that buyers

beware and know exactly what to look for when diving

into the new, exciting world of CBD. Before going

shopping, familiarize with these six misconceptions

about the compound to ensure that you’re purchasing

the highest quality products available.

1. CBD gets you

high

Unlike it’s more

widely known counterpart,

THC, the

CBD compound

does not produce

the same psychoactive

effects, meaning

it won’t get you

high. That said, it is

important to note

the differences

between the two

predominantly popular

methods of CBD

production — hempderived

CBD oil and

medical cannabisderived

CBD isolate.

A cannabis-derived

CBD isolate will be

100% pure, free of

any traces of THC. A

hemp-derived CBD

product can include

trace amounts of

THC, though, legally

not more than .3%;

not a high enough

dose to cause impairment.

Read labels

extra carefully, or,

for state-licensed

medical marijuana

patients, ask your

local dispensary professional

for educational

materials.

2. Dosing is

based on weight

and height

This is a myth.

Everyone has their

own unique endocannabinoid

system that

interacts with the

CBD compound as it

reaches your body.

Like a fingerprint,

individuals have oneof-a-kind

endocannabinoid

system that

determines the dose

needed. One size

does not fit all when

learning about CBD.

3. You can overdose

on CBD

CBD, as well as

THC, always react

uniquely to an individual’s

endocannabinoid

system,

meaning that results

can vary. Though,

research has found

CBD can actually

be a pacifier if one

has a cannabis high

that’s too intense for

comfort. CBD’s antianxiety

mechanisms

can actually counter

the effects of THC,

meaning CBD can

actually be used as

an anti-overdose

agent to a certain

degree.

4. CBD can’t be

taken with most

other medications

All prescription medications

have their

own side effects

that impact individuals

on different

scales. Factoring in

our bodies’ unique

endocannabinoid

systems requires

careful dosing and

consideration. What

works for some may

not work for others,

but slowly, gradually

introducing CBD

into one’s vitamin or

medicinal regimen

is the safest bet.

There is currently

no research that

suggests CBD can

counter prescription

medications.

5. All CBD is all

the same

Now that CBD is

popping up in convenience

stores,

supermarkets, and

health outlets, the

uninitiated may not

know the difference

between the various

products reaching

the market today.

The fact is, CBD created

in dispensaries

comes from facilities

that are built to

manufacture and

test cannabis and

its related products.

CBD sold in other

places could be produced

in any number

of facilities, thus

making it difficult to

ensure purity and

quality. Ultimately,

the best advice is

to read carefully, do

your own research,

and buy where you

are comfortable.

6. There’s not

enough research

on CBD

CBD’s legalization in

the U.S. is still very

much in its infancy.

Regulations, supporting

legislation,

research, and education

are all ongoing

efforts with this new

compound that we

continue to learn

more about every

day. The research

that does exist on

CBD highlights the

compound’s undeniable

benefits, from

anti-anxiety and

appetite improvement

to sleep aid

and skin health.

Marie Paredes Saloum is the owner of GreenPharms Dispensaries with locations in Mesa and Flagstaff, as well as The Marijuana Doctor, with several locations across

the Valley. Since 2013, GreenPharms has developed an award-winning reputation for purveying the highest quality cannabis and CBD commodities in the state. Marie

represents the passionate mom-and-pop local businesses in Arizona, providing patients across the state with medical marijuana in a safe, welcoming environment.

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cook

/ Recipe and photo by Erica Ptak

Serving Size: 4

SALAD

2 large ripe

avocados

1 15-ounce can of

corn, drained

1 15-ounce can of

black beans, rinsed

and drained

2 Roma (or cherry)

tomatoes, chopped

1 jalapeno,

deseeded

¼ cup red

onion, chopped fine

¼ cup fresh cilantro

DRESSING

½ tsp cumin

½ tsp white wine

vinegar

1½ tbsp olive oil

1 tsp chopped garlic

Juice of 1 large lime

Salt and pepper to

taste

Avocado,

Black Bean

And Corn

Salad

Erica Ptak is the

creator of Founded

in Flavor, a local

food blog devoted

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recipes. For more

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For the salad, combine

all ingredients

into one large bowl

(be sure to rinse

and drain the black

beans). To make the

dressing, mix the

olive oil, garlic, and

cumin in a small

bowl and heat in a

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seconds. Next, add

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York, $88 at Saks Fifth

Avenue, www.saksfifthavenue.com.

High-waisted leggings,

Alo, $88 at Nordstrom,

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Pastels

Aplenty

Feminine fitness finds

Training duffel bag, Nike,

$35 at Neiman Marcus,

www.neimanmarcus.

com.

Knit running shoes, APL,

$140 at Nordstrom.

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weight loss news

/ compiled by Kelly Potts

Timing is

Everything

Heading for your daily workout? Make sure it’s at the right

time! In a study of adults who have successfully maintained

weight loss and who engage in moderate to vigorous intensity

physical activity, most reported consistency in the time of day

that they exercised, with early morning being the most common

time. The study also found that being consistent in the timing

of physical activity was associated with higher physical activity

levels, regardless of whether people exercised consistently during

the morning, afternoon, or evening.

Source: www.sciencedaily.com.

Game Over

When you think

of your average

“gamer,” what do

you picture? A new

study found that

when teens who

are invested in video

games get older,

they still turn to video

games instead of hitting

the gym or going

for a run. While teens

have a better metabolism

and are able to

get away with being

sedentary longer

and eating unhealthy

foods, adults aren’t

so lucky. So, put

away the controller

and step outside!

Source: www.

medicalnewstoday.com.

Sleeping with the Lights on

Add it to the list of things making you unintentionally gain

weight. Sleeping with a television or light on in the room

may be a risk factor for gaining weight or developing obesity

in women, according to scientists. The results of a recent

study suggest that cutting off lights at bedtime could reduce

women’s chances of becoming obese. Shut off the lights,

turn off the TV and put down the phone … then, have peaceful

sleep.

Source: www.sciencedaily.com.

Healthy Heart

A large study of

Swedish men found

that those who were

even mildly overweight

around age

18 were more likely

develop cardiomyopathy

in adulthood

– an uncommon

heart muscle condition

that can cause

heart failure. In the

study, men who had

a body mass index of

35 and over in their

youth were eight

times more likely

to develop dilated

cardiomyopathy as

adults compared to

men who were lean

in their youth. Take

care of your health,

your heart depends

on it.

Source: www.cnn.

com.

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THE EFFECTIVE

MEDICAL MASSAGE:

MYOFASCIAL THERAPY

Dr. Bryan Geier talks a new

treatment for pain management

Wouldn’t it be great if you could treat the

majority of all pain related symptoms with a

non-invasive approach? Now, you can. As a

Chiropractor, my education and training was

focused on relieving pain by influencing the

nervous system through the use of spinal

manipulation. However, in my practice I intently

focus on the myo, which is the Latin term for

muscles and connective tissue called fascia.

Here in lies the term Myofascial therapy. When

treating pain, I chose to focus on the myofascia

of the body because this is the most important

component to influencing the Central Nervous

System to decrease pain, specifically honing in

on treating this pain by taking an alternative,

non-invasive approach. Unfortunately,

myofascial therapy receives little attention as

a major source of pain and is seldom taught

in modern medical school training. Even

more unfortunate is the lack of insurance

reimbursement for this important therapy. So,

let’s dig into the topic a little deeper.

running through, around and crisscrossing

every inch of your body including muscle,

organs, blood vessels, nerves, spinal cord,

brain and skin. The central nervous system

receives its greatest amount of sensory nerves

from myofascial tissue. This means that the

fascia is as important or more important than

muscle in sensory input delivery. The key to

this statement is that your myofascia becomes

the byproduct of your environment without

you even realizing it. It experiences stress,

memorizes chronic poor posture, feels the

weight of your head sitting at the computer all

day, and permanently holds onto old untreated

injuries. As a result of never ending signaling to

the brain, the body develops symptoms like pain

and endocrine dysfunction like adrenal fatigue,

dysfunctional mood and brain fog, to name a

few. If the fascia controls the information that

can influence the brain, then this is the first

step to calming down the body’s pain response

and also improving overall global body function.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND PAIN AND MYOFASCIA

The muscular system is the largest sensory

organ. Approximately 50 percent of your

body weight is made up of about 400 skeletal

muscles. Your fascia is actually one giant

interconnected web of connective tissue

WHAT IS MYOFASCIAL THERAPY?

It is a deep tissue treatment involving the

breakdown of fascial adhesions known as

trigger points. These trigger points ultimately

create a permanently shortened muscle,

resulting in pain and muscle dysfunction

and, in turn, weakness and uncoordinated

movements. Myofascial therapy can be

performed in many ways including by a

practitioner’s hands, using tools that break

down adhesions and stretching. This therapy

proves to be a very efficient and effective

therapy for pain management, improving

athletic performance and reducing cellulite.

HOW DOES HEALTHY FASCIA BECOME

UNHEALTHY FASCIA?

This happens when extra layers of fascia grow

due to stress, trauma, repetitive motions,

dehydration and inflammation. Inflammation

comes from repetitive working out or even

eating inflammatory foods such as (but not

limited to) sugar, fried food, certain oils and

processed wheat.

COMMON INJURIES RELATED TO

MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS

• Pain or stiffness in your neck, mid- or lowback

• Headaches or jaw pain

• Sciatica and other nerve related symptoms

like numbness and tingling

• Tendonitis, Bursitis and Plantar Fasciitis

• Joint pain especially in your shoulder, knee

or wrist

• Generalized dull, achy pain

• Athletic performance issues

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solo scottsdale

/ by Gabby Leighton / photo by Mark Morgan

Each month, Scottsdale

Health features one local

single. This month, meet…

Chey

Castro

AGE: 40

ABOUT ME:

I’m a proud

Arizona native

as my parents

met at Arizona

State University

their freshman

year. Both were

accounting majors

(and CPAs) so I

followed them to

ASU and earned

a finance degree

and then I got

a master’s in

accounting from

the University

of Notre Dame.

After working

in accounting at

Ernst & Young

and in finance

at a real estate

development firm

(DMB Associates)

I found my way

into sales (about

12 years ago) and

I absolutely love it!

I have truly found

my passion and I

honestly feel like it

is something that I

get to do because

my career aligns

perfectly with

my personality.

I am a luxury

realtor at Russ

Lyon Sotheby’s

International Realty

– Private Client

Group. Some of

my favorite things

to do are travel,

read, exercise,

meditate, and play

golf.

MY FAVORITE

MOVIE

IS: Documentaries

and comedies are

my favorite. I also

like movies that

are inspirational,

educational, or

faith-based.

WHAT I’M

LOOKING FOR IN

A SIGNIFICANT

OTHER: My newly

found Christian

faith is very

important to me so

it would be great

to meet someone

who shares my

same beliefs.

THE MOST

IMPORTANT

QUALITIES

TO ME ARE:

Kindness,

compassion,

gratefulness,

forgiveness, and

joyfulness.

THE LEAST

IMPORTANT

QUALITIES TO

ME ARE: How

many followers

you have on social

media.

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the subject line.

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Send an email with your name, age and a recent photo for

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muscle

/ by Jeremy Scott / photos by James Patrick

Dumbbell

Destruction

Three movements to make a difference

For this workout, all you need is two dumbbells and a willingness

to invest some sweat equity into your body. During this

session, you’ll go through three movements, completing 10

reps of each one. Once finished through once cycle, repeat for

five total cycles. Rest as much as needed between reps and sets.

Scale the dumbbell load according to your ability level. Here are

the exercises broken down in detail.

1. Dumbbell

Thrusters

Grab two weights by

your shoulders, with

your palms facing in.

Drop into a squat,

then push up and

press the weights

straight overhead

until your arms are

fully extended. Then,

lower the dumbbells

back to the starting

position repeating for

10 total reps.

2. Dumbbell

Bench Press

Lay down on a flat

bench with a dumbbell

in each hand

resting on top of

your thighs. Use your

thighs to help raise

the dumbbells up,

lifting the dumbbells

so that you can hold

them in front of you

at shoulder width.

Once at shoulder

width, rotate

your wrists forward

so that the palms of

your hands are facing

away from you. The

dumbbells should be

just to the sides of

your chest, with your

upper arm and forearm

creating about a

90 degree angle.

Push the dumbbells

up. Lock your arms

at the top of the lift

and squeeze your

chest. Hold for a

second and then

begin to come down

slowly. The goal is

to lower the weight

slowly, which should

take about twice as

long as raising it.

Complete 10 reps.

3. Dumbbell

Bent Rows

Take a dumbbell in

each hand, with your

palms facing inside.

Bend your knees

slightly and bring

your torso forward by

hinging at the hips;

as you bend make

sure to keep your

spine neutral until it

is almost parallel to

the floor.

While keeping

the spine neutral,

lift the dumbbells to

your side, keeping

the elbows close to

the body. On the top

movement, squeeze

the shoulder blades

down and back for a

second. Slowly lower

the weight again to

the starting position.

Complete 10 reps.

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alance

/ by Jess Hutchens

Jess Hutchens is

an ACE Certified

Personal Trainer,

Fitness Nutritionist,

and Behavior Change

Coach. For more

information, please visit

jesshutchensfit.com or

email jesshutchensfit@

gmail.com.

Healthy Habits,

Happy Life

Implementing positive lifestyle practices for long-term success

Many people struggle with daily habits that negatively impact their

lives. Whether it’s stopping to pick up fast food on the way home,

letting stress boil up until there is a breaking point, or comparing

themselves to everyone else on social media, these negative lifestyle

habits can be detrimental to one’s health over time. There are specific

habits that you can implement into your everyday life that can

drastically boost your health and happiness – here are four of them.

Goal Setting

According to

research, less than

3% of Americans

have ever written

their goals out, yet

this can be a habit

that makes one of

the most drastic

improvements in

someone’s everyday

life. Goal setting

gives you the ability

to pave the direction

that you want your

life to go; it gives you

a plan and something

to work toward. Goal

setting can provide

short-term and longterm

goals, and can

be written out in

bullet points or by

journaling. Examples

of goal setting can be

“I will lose x amount

of weight by 2020”

or “I will work out

four times a week.”

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Scheduling or

“Blocking”

So many people let

the weeks, months,

and years slip by

without ever going to

the gym, or resorting

to fast food every

day because they

do not make time

to grocery shop.

The “I don’t have

time” excuse takes

over and negative

lifestyle habits occur,

resulting in weight

gain or unhappiness.

The habit of

scheduling and

blocking out time in

your schedule each

week can drastically

improve your life.

Each day or week,

schedule in times

to work out, go to

the grocery store,

meal prep, and do

whatever else that

is positive that you

would like to do. By

planning these tasks

into your schedule

ahead time, you

are more likely to

complete them and

be a more productive

person.

Meditation

Nearly 40 million

American adults

struggle with

anxiety each year,

and the rate only

seems to continue

to increase over

time. The amount of

stress and anxiety

that people deal

with can result in

other health issues,

weight gain, and

overall unhappiness.

A tool and positive

lifestyle habit that

can be implemented

to help reduce

stress and anxiety

among individuals

is meditation.

Meditation can be

seen as a way to

train the mind, much

like working out is

a way to train the

body. Try starting out

with implementing

“guided meditation”

a few times a week

to train your mind.

The app called

Headspace has a free

10-day trial that you

can try out. There are

also many other apps

out there that can

help if Headspace is

not your perfect fit.

Unplugging

It is the age of

technology. People

are comparing their

C

lives to the highlight

reel of friends and

famous people

on Instagram and

Facebook. Social

media seems to

be an addiction to

so many, and as a

result, happiness

levels are dropping

M

Y

CM

MY

CY

CMY

and stress levels

K

are increasing. One

lifestyle habit that

you can implement

to increase

productivity in your

life, and also boost

your happiness

levels, is unplugging

from social media.

“Unplugging”

is a newer term

referring to limiting

or eliminating

the use of social

media. The average

American spends

nearly 2.5 hours a

day on their phones

scrolling through

social media. By

unplugging, even if

only at least a couple

times per week, you

can free up a drastic

amount of time to

implement more

productive, healthier

habits, like going

to the gym, taking

up a yoga class, or

cooking meals at

home. Unplugging

allows your mind

a break away from

comparing your life

to everyone else’s,

and actually allows

you focus on your

own life and make

positive changes.

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nutrition

/ by Joanne Fischenich

Joanne Fischenich is

the Clinical Nutrition

Manager at Mayo Clinic

Arizona. For more information

about nutrition

and healthy lifestyle

services at Mayo Clinic,

visit https://www.

mayoclinic.org/healthylifestyle.

Outsmarting Salt

Steps to curb your sodium intake

If you crave salt, you’re not alone. Humans and animals have an

innate hunger for salt, or sodium.

But salt can really sneak up on you. And it’s in nearly

everything we eat and drink. The result? Most of us get too

much sodium in our daily diet: from 30% to 50% more than the

recommended amount.

Excess sodium has been linked to a host of health

conditions, from high blood pressure to a potentially higher risk

for stomach cancer. And that’s why we need to outsmart it.

Sodium has special properties: It absorbs liquid. In our

bodies, it attracts and holds water too – increasing our blood

and fluid volume. That means our kidneys need to work harder

to remove excess fluids. Those extra fluids also make it harder

for our hearts to pump blood throughout our body, which can

increase pressure on our arteries and cause high blood pressure.

High sodium levels can be especially dangerous for those at

risk of stroke or heart, liver or kidney conditions.

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A little goes a

long way

Salt isn’t entirely bad.

A small amount is

essential for good

health, but it doesn’t

take much. The

Dietary Guidelines for

Americans recommend

less than 2,300

milligrams of sodium

a day – just under

one teaspoon.

For people on

a low-salt diet, the

limits may be far

less: under 1,500

milligrams per day.

It’s easy to consume

much more than that.

Consider that a single

serving of a leading

brand of canned

chicken noodle soup

contains 890 milligrams

– 39% of your

recommended daily

intake. It’s estimated

that processed foods

contribute about 75%

of the salt in U.S.

diets.

Ready to reduce

your salt intake? Start

by paying attention to

your daily intake.

First steps: shake

the salting habit

Many people salt

their food before

they’ve even tasted

it. To shake that habit,

don’t keep your salt

shaker on the table.

Then train yourself

not to salt before

you taste a few

bites – and gradually

decrease the amount

you use. You can also

use freshly ground

pepper, a spritz of

lemon or a sprinkling

of fresh herbs and

spices to perk up

your foods.

And when it’s

time to restock your

pantry, plan ahead to

avoid the most sodiumpacked

foods. Here’s

what to watch for at

the grocery store:

Read and compare

labels

Most canned and

packaged foods list

sodium content by

serving, so start

reading food labels.

SOME OF

THE SALTIEST

FOODS ARE:

Canned and bottled soups,

vegetables, vegetable juices

and sauces

Ham, bacon, hot dogs, and

sausages

Deli meats and cold cuts

Dried meats and jerkies

Frozen shrimp

Frozen pizza

Processed cheese

Boxed and prepared meals

(including potato- and

macaroni-based meals)

Be sure to compare

different brands,

too – they can vary

by hundreds of milligrams

per serving.

Look for packages

and cans labeled “no

added salt” or “low

sodium.”

If you’re aiming

for the standard 2,300

milligrams or less per

day, each meal should

contain no more than

about 750 milligrams

– not accounting for

beverages or snacks.

Stock up on fresh,

whole foods

Opt for fresh or frozen

foods instead of packaged

or canned foods.

Fresh fruits, veggies

and meats are usually

far lower in sodium

than their canned,

prepared or packaged

counterparts.

If you’re buying

fresh or frozen poultry,

look for meat that

isn’t injected with

a sodium solution.

The label may say

it includes “broth,”

“saline,” or “sodium

solution.”

Take care with

condiments

Condiments are

a salty bunch.

Fortunately, there are

many low-sodium

options these days.

Shop for reducedsodium

soy sauce,

salad dressings and

ketchup.

Hidden in

“healthy” foods

It’s surprising how

much sodium is

inside foods usually

considered “healthy”

— and in some seemingly

un-salty foods

like bread, cottage

cheese and cereals.

Most of us have

become accustomed

to the highly salted

flavors of processed

and fast foods. So

give your taste buds

some time to adjust.

In just a few

weeks, you’ll probably

find that some foods

taste way too salty!

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soul

MINT TO BE

SMOOTHIE

Recipe courtesy of Juby True,

www.jubytrue.com

Serving size: 1 smoothie

½ banana

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 cup loosely packed spinach

1 tablespoon cacao nibs

5 dates

1 cup almond milk

1 cup ice

Combine all ingredients in blender

and puree until smooth.

Drink Right

Launched in July, RightWater is leading

zero plastic movement with canned

spring water. The company is ethically

packaging responsibly sourced water

from natural springs in 100% recyclable

aluminum cans, without using plastic or

BPA, leaving no carbon footprint. The

spring water is from a protected natural

spring in California, with perfect mineral

content, zero nitrates and an ideal

pH balance. www.drinkrightwater.com.

Taholistic

Wellfest

Attention, wellness enthusiasts! Set in South Lake

Tahoe on Oct. 17-20, Edgewood Tahoe brings

Taholistic Wellfest: a four-day, three-night mindful

living mecca. The event will feature a wellness

village, workouts with celebrity trainers Tracy

Anderson and Harley Pasternak, as well as sessions

with nutrition and fitness expert Mitzi Dulan and

sleep medicine specialist Dr. David Klein.

The long weekend kicks off with a wellnessinfused

cocktail welcome and a farm-to-table dinner.

The festival will feature a full slate of daily workouts.

Delivering a holistic approach to health and wellness,

the itinerary features multiple daily workshops

and panel discussions moderated by well-recognized

Registered Dietitian and Certified Health and Fitness

Specialist Mitzi Dulan.

Early bird pricing available until September 1.

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Self-Care

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Therapy in a box?

That’s what TheraBox

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founded by a practicing

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every month. Each

box includes one

self-care therapeutic

activitiy and six to

eight full-sized joyboosting

wellness

products. Ingredients

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products,

natural/organic bath

items, body or skincare

products and

lifestyle goodies.

Plans range from a

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Medical Safety App

Soom, a company known for utilizing barcode and knowledge graph technologies

to bridge information gaps between data sources and physical products, has

introduced SoomSafety, an iOS mobile app that allows users to scan a medical

device and receive instructions for use, safety and recall information directly from

the device manufacturer and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

SoomSafety is the first app to utilize open FDA, open-source databases

that enable developers to quickly and easily use FDA data in applications. Users

scan the barcode on a medical device to automatically identify the device and

store it in the app. The app also identifies and stores implanted medical devices

by scanning the barcode on a patient’s medical device identification card.

Once a device is stored, the app checks for FDA recall information, provides

next steps in the event of a recall and pushes notifications if the device is

ever recalled. In addition, the app displays safety and use information for each

stored device. Available for free in the Apple App Store. www.soom.com.

Preventing

Stroke

According to

the CDC, stroke is

the leading cause

of serious, longterm

disability.

Approximately

795,000 people in

the U.S. suffer a

stroke, and more than

140,000 die from

stroke each year.

You Can Prevent

A Stroke, released

late last month, is an

easy-to-understand

manual that gives

readers a new

formula to prevent

stroke, brain and

heart damage.

The Foxhall

formula, developed

by authors Dr.

Yamamoto and his

wife (and co-founder/

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Their protocol

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The team also

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life

Chicken With

the Sea

Koi Poke, a local

build-your-own poke

bowl eatery, recently

added grilled chicken

as a fresh protein

option for its custom

bowls. Much

like the restaurant’s

poke bowls, which

can be customized

with fresh-from-thesea

options such

as Hawaiian tuna,

lobster, yellowtail,

shrimp and more,

diners can now

select white meat

grilled chicken as a

protein option to top

their choice of base

(including white or

brown rice or spring

mix), and then continue

to customize their

grilled chicken bowl

with toppings such

as cucumber, shaved

Brussel sprouts, kale,

cilantro, jalapeno and

more.

Then guests

can “sauce it up”

with options from

teriyaki to house

sriracha aioli, and

finally garnish it with

crispy onions or garlic,

sesame seeds,

furkake and more.

Grilled chicken bowls

are available in three

sizes — small (four

ounces of white meat

for $9), medium (six

ounces of white meat

for $11) and large

(8 ounces of white

meat for $13). www.

koipoke.com.

Train

Like a

Mother

Barry’s Bootcamp star Astrid Swan has

teamed up with fellow trainer, Jenn

Glysson to release a 36-week fitness

program called Lift For Life- Train Like

a Mother. The program is targeted

toward all women going through all

stages of life and it is pre- and post-natal

approved. Swan was pregnant when the

team created the workout, so it offers the

pre-natal modified workouts. Lift for Life

is a three times per week commitment,

with each workout lasting less than 30

minutes. The program has lower body,

upper body, core and full-body workouts.

To purchase and download the workout,

visit www.womenliftforlife.com.

Go Nuttz

NuttZo, a company

known for its

multi-nut and seed

butter, produces lowsugar,

nutrient-dense

snacks. In addition

to refrigerated protein

snack bars and

existing nut and

seed butters, NuttZo

recently launched a

Keto Butter flavor.

The keto variation is

geared toward the

low-carb or ketogenic

lifestyle, containing

only 1 gram of

sugar and 2 grams

of net carbs with 4

grams of protein. The

crunchy spreadable

treat is BPA- and

sugar-free, paleo and

vegan, containing

almonds, coconut,

Brazil nuts, pecans,

macadamia nuts, flax

seeds, chia seeds,

and Celtic Sea salt.

Every sale from the

company supports

Project Life Behind,

proving food, medical

needs, supplies

and tuition to over

200 children in Peru,

Nepal and India.

www.nuttzo.com.

CBD Infusion

Proze, a new company

making CBDinfused

products,

launched in July. The

professional athleteinspired

line, made

for the weekend

warrior, delivers U.S,

organically grown

hemp, non-gmo,

third party lab-tested,

CBD-powered

nutrition. Products

include: Nerve, a

soothing cream;

Sheild, a ritual tincture;

Nodzzz, a misting

spray promoting

the onset of sleep

and helping you stay

asleep; and Gumeez,

gummy treats. www.

proze.com.

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Women With Wanderlust

Washington, D.C.-based Wild

Terrains is a boutique travel company

connecting creative women

with their small travel group trips

that partner exclusively with femaleowned

and -operated businesses in

their destinations. On these femaleonly

trips, travelers will connect with

other creative women from around

the world in a dynamic destination

while collaborating with local women

entrepreneurs, artists, designers,

and chefs. The company currently

has trips planned for Mexico City and

Portugal, with a maximum of 10 travelers

per trip. All itineraries include

accommodations, some meals, and

experiences. To see upcoming trips,

visit www.wildterrains.com.

/ photo Credit Lindsay Lauckner

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Morning Meltdown

Late last month, Beachbody Super

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launched Morning Meltdown 100, a

new fitness program with one goal:

complete 100 workouts. From highintensity

cardio and strength-training

to recovery and mobility workouts,

these 20 to 30 minute routines are

designed to blast fat, build strength,

and leave you feeling strong and

accomplished. Jericho works with

a live DJ who makes every workout

feel like a party. Available on

Beachbody’s streaming platform,.

www.beachbodyondemand.com.

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toys, tech & gear

/by Gabby Leighton

Stadium

Survival Kit

Essentials for gameday

Whether you’re tailgating before the big

game or pulling up right before kickoff,

we’ve rounded up some necessities to

bring inside the stadium.

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NFL Arizona

Cardinals

Memory Foam

Seat Cushion

While the seats at

football stadiums

could be worse, they

aren’t necessarily as

cozy as your couch at

home. This memory

foam pad allows you

to support your team

while supporting your

back and hips at the

same time. It’s ideal

for stadium benches

and chairs as well

as office chairs, dining

room chairs, car

seats and wheelchairs.

The unique

therapeutic shape

helps to reduce

pressure on your tailbone

and hips while

seated, promoting

a healthy weight

distribution and posture.

The removable

microplush zippered

cover is machinewashable

and hypoallergenic.

In regards

to the design, it sure

shows you’re part

of the Red Sea, but

many other team

prints are available

if you have another

favorite. $19.99 at

Bed Bath & Beyond,

www.bedbathandbeyond.com.

Little Earth NCAA

Clear Stadium

Bag

If you’ve been to a

game at State Farm

Stadium, you know

they’re not messing

around with their

bag policy. If you

need something

larger the the tiny

clutch bag/wallet

that is allowed, additional

approved bags

include clear totes

that are plastic, vinyl

or PVC. This tote falls

within those guidelines

at the exact

maximum size that

the stadium allows.

The bag can fit all

of your essentials

and has a zip closure

to protect your

items from falling

out. $9.99 at Dick’s

Sporting Goods,

www.dickssportinggoods.com.

Nonda Zus

Charger and App

The parking lots at

football games are

pretty huge and

resemble a zoo

once the clock gets

to zero. Everyone

is rushing out to

find their cars, but

it can be tough to

remember where

you parked. This car

charger/app automatically

saves your

parking location so

all you have to do is

open the app (available

for free with iOs

or Android) on your

phone to find your

car with the map

or compass. If you

split up at the game,

you can also share

your parking location

with your spouse or

friends. Zus monitors

your car’s battery

and notifies you

when the battery is

underperforming. It

also remembers your

drives and records

your business mileage

for IRS reporting

as well as has a

parking meter alert.

$24.99 at Amazon,

www.amazon.com.

EEEkit Mini

Digital Portable

Pocket Handy

LCD AM FM Radio

There’s commentary

at football games,

but is it really the

best there is? If you

have a favorite station

or want to hear

about another game

while you’re at one,

this compact radio is

perfect. Lightweight

and portable, the

pocket-sized product

includes AM/FM 2

band digital turning

stereo radio, headphones,

a charging

cable, a lanyard and

a user manual. It

provides 58 station

presets (29 per band)

and can automatically

or manually search

and store radio stations.

It has a 1.5-

inch LCD display

screen and a lock

screen to prevent

accidental operation.

The rechargeable

battery can play

more than 12 hours.

$18.97 at Walmart,

www.walmart.com.

Anker Powercore

20100 Portable

Charger

Football games literally

last for hours,

and if you’re tailgating

beforehand, you’ll

be out of the house

even longer. It’s a

definite possibility

that your phone may

die during the second

half, so come to the

stadium prepared.

This charger weighs

as little as a can of

soup yet can charge

an iPhone, iPad mini

or Galaxy multiple

times. PowerIQ and

VoltageBoost combine

to deliver a highspeed

charge, and it

can recharge itself in

10 hours. In addition

to the charger, you’ll

get a Micro USB

cable, a travel pouch,

a welcome guide,

and an 18-month

warranty. Available in

black for $49.99 and

blue, red or white for

$55.99 at Amazon.

Nikon Prostaff 3s

10x24 Binoculars

Whether you’re

seated in the “nose

bleeds” or just too

far for comfort,

binoculars can be a

good tool to have at

a game. Sure, they

have the big screens

but it’s fun to watch

the action in front of

you. Feautring multilayer

coated lenses

for brighter images

and a highly reflective

mirror coating for

a clear view, these

binos are perfect

for the big game.

They are lightweight,

waterproof, fogproof

and post a wide field

of view. $129.99

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crazy 8s

It’s no secret that it’s hot, hot, hot outside!

With temperatures in the Valley still

surpassing 100 degrees, the best way to

cool off (other than staying in the AC) is to

take a plunge in the pool. Swimming can

be a fun way to work out as well as beat

the heat. Dive into these eight crazy facts

about the favorite summertime activity.

1. Historical

pastime. Swimming

dates back to 2500

BCE and can be seen

in ancient Egyptian

drawings, with the

oldest form being the

breaststroke.

2. When the games

began. Swimming

became an Olympic

event starting in

1896.

3. Full-body

workout. Swimming

is one of the most

intense sports out

there as swimmers

use every major

muscle in their

bodies.

6. Crafting with

concrete. The oldest

concrete swimming

pool was built in

Texas in 1915.

7. Water workout.

Swimming burns

more calories than

most exercises. An

hour of vigorous

swimming can burn

up to 650 calories.

8. A learning curve.

Studies show that

over half of the U.S.

population can’t

swim.

4. A tool for the

pool. Swim fins

were invented by

Benjamin Franklin.

Crazy Facts

About Swimming

5. Hanging at

home. Swimming

pools became

popular in the USA

after World War II.

The publicity given to

swimming sports by

Hollywood films also

made a home pool

a desirable status

symbol.

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funnies

The Joke’s on Us!

So go ahead and laugh already—hey, it’s good for you!

Q: Is this pool safe for diving?

A man enters a barbershop for a shave. While the barber is

foaming him up, he mentions the problems he has getting a

close shave around the cheeks.

“I have just the thing,” says the barber taking a small

wooden ball from a nearby drawer. “Just place this between

your cheek and gum.”

The client places the ball in his mouth and the barber

proceeds with the closest shave the man has ever experienced.

After a few strokes, the client asks in garbled speech,

“And what if I swallow it?”

“No problem,” the barber says. “Just bring it back

tomorrow like everyone else does.”

A: It deep ends.

THE DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN A NUMERATOR

AND A DENOMINATOR IS

A SHORT LINE.

ONLY A FRACTION

OF PEOPLE WILL

UNDERSTAND THIS!

A woman was waiting for her luggage at the airport when she saw

another woman lift her suitcase off the baggage carousel, beginning

to leave with it.

“Excuse me,” she shouted. “That’s my suitcase!”

The other woman shot back defensively, “Well, somebody took

mine.”

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After 16 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens,

NFL defensive legend Terrell Suggs makes his way

back to the Valley as an Arizona Cardinal

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y Elizabeth Liberatore / photos by James Patrick

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Terrell Suggs is an NFL defensive legend. Since 2003,

when the Baltimore Ravens drafted him at age 20, Suggs has

completely dominated the football field. He was recognized

with seven Pro Bowl selections, two All-Pro nominations, the

Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2011 and a Super Bowl

championship. Plus, he pocketed 601 tackles and 132.5 sacks,

making him the franchise’s all-time sacks leader.

Aptly nicknamed “T-Sizzle,” because he leaves the field

red-hot, Suggs achieved all this while with the Ravens. Many

assumed that the 36-year-old player would start and finish his

career with the same team, but those people were wrong. In

March, Suggs swapped his black and purple jersey for one in

cardinal red.

“[The Arizona Cardinals] always passed me in the 2003

draft,” Suggs says. “But I kept an eye on them to see what they

were up to because I thought, eventually, they would be my

team.”

Arizona isn’t uncharted territory for Suggs. He grew up

here, he has family here and he spent every off-season during

his Ravens tenure here. So, when Suggs finally got the opportunity

to play for his home team he enthusiastically said yes.

“It felt like a breath of fresh air [when I signed with the

Arizona Cardinals],” he says.

Desert Bound

Before he became the T-Sizzle, Suggs was an adventurous boy

from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who ran around outside and

chased girls. Hoping to redirect his energy elsewhere, Suggs’

uncle signed him up for youth football when Suggs was 8.

“We didn’t have flag football back in Minnesota,” Suggs

explains. “We were thrown right into pads.”

His family — the football veteran is one of five children

— moved from the Midwest to the desert in 1996. The then-

14-year-old Suggs went on to become a high school athlete. In

addition to playing football, he was on the track and basketball

teams, and basketball was his first love. Suggs was a strong

player, courtesy of his football background, who dunked the ball

like Michael Jordan. However, he never considered going pro

with the sport.

“I wasn’t 6 foot, 8 inches [tall], you know?” he laughs.

Nonetheless, he was offered a basketball and football scholarship

from Syracuse University. Florida State University and

Arizona State University both offered him a football scholarship.

At the 11th hour of the decision making process, Suggs became

a Sun Devil.

“I was planning to go to Florida State, but I changed my

mind at the last minute to stay home so that my dad could still

go to all my home games, which he did,” Suggs explains.

The athlete played college football for three years, from

2000-2002. Some of his college career highlights include breaking

the NCAA sack record in 2002 with 24 sacks and winning

the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year award that same year.

Suggs was a secondary education major at ASU, focusing his

studies in history, before he was drafted by the Ravens.

“I did and still do want to be a high school teacher,” he

says. “Who knows? Maybe when I get really settled into retirement

and all my kids are grown and off at college, I’ll teach

history where I went, Hamilton High School.”

Going Pro

The transition from college football to professional football

wasn’t easy for Suggs. Fortunately, he had plenty of help from

the Ravens’ defensive line coach Rex Ryan, the legendary Ray

Lewis and other seasoned players on the team.

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I’ve been really

mindful of my diet

and strength and

conditioning because

I’m not a 26-yearold

anymore,” he

explains. “I’m in tune

with my body; I hear

and listen to it.”

“Adalius Thomas, Bart Scott and Peter Boulware were

always in my ear making sure I was doing my part,” he explains.

Once a rookie, now a veteran. Suggs didn’t weigh his decision

to leave the Ravens lightly. He considered several factors,

including his family and his teammates. Since the passing of his

father in 2016, Suggs’ mother has lived alone. He relocated to

Arizona to be closer to her, have games nearby so she can attend

and keep an eye on her health. Additionally, as long as he was

on the team, one of the Ravens’ great defenses, his teammates,

wouldn’t get a chance to shine.

“I didn’t want the other players to be compared to and live

in the shadow of their big brothers,” he explains. “It was time

for me to step aside so that they could create and have something

of their own.”

With 17 years of experience on and off the field (his M.O.

is locker room leadership), Suggs brings elite athleticism and a

vast array of football knowledge to the Arizona Cardinals. The

seasoned professional says he is excited to contribute to a team

he’s loved from the beginning and help them right the wrong

from Super Bowl XLIII (43).

How much longer will he play? Until his heart isn’t in it

anymore.

“If I love it and can still play at a high level, I’m going to

continue to do it. I’m not going to give myself a time frame or

limit. I’m just going to ask myself at the end of each year, ‘Do

you still love it?’”

Happy Homecoming

Suggs and his family now happily live in Scottsdale full time. In

the past, the player hasn’t had much time during the off-season to

decorate his dwelling. Now that he’s a Valley resident, he’s eager

to check out Scottsdale Quarter’s interior design stores so that he

can finally make his house a forever (and conscious) home.

“I recently told my cousin that my house should be alive

with all the advancements in technology. I’m going to upgrade

all the electronics in it so that it’s a smart house,” he says.

Not long ago, Suggs installed an Anti-Gravity (AlterG)

Treadmill in his garage, which is fully air-conditioned, so that he

can continue to run during the summers. He works out Monday

through Thursday and rests on Fridays, or whenever his body

tells him to stop. Since January, he has stopped eating meat,

swearing by plant-based foods, beans and a lot of protein shakes.

“In the past three years, I’ve been really mindful of my diet

and strength and conditioning because I’m not a 26-year-old

anymore,” he explains. “I’m in tune with my body; I hear and

listen to it.”

Off-season is also the time when Suggs can focus on just

being Dad, not Dad and a football player. He has an 11-year-old

daughter, Donnie, and a 10-year-old son, Duke. Suggs and his

children do everything together, from visiting water parks to

going on vacations to seeing movies. Something fans may not

know is Suggs is an avid moviegoer who sees a new film three

to four times a week. He purchased his tickets to the new, live

action The Lion King well (emphasis on well) in advance.

“I love the creative aspect of the movies,” he says.

This year’s regular NFL season begins September 5, 2019.

During the season’s second week, the Arizona Cardinals play

against the Ravens in Baltimore. Suggs, although proud to

represent the Arizona Cardinals, recognizes that emotions will

inevitably be a part of that day.

“I think [that game] will be hard for me at the start given

the history. But, at the end of the day, I’m a professional and I

know I’ll be prepared for it.”

To learn more, visit www.azcardinals.com.

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By Mandy Holmes / Photos by James Patrick

Harper Babin thrives on

challenging herself with

new opportunities

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Life is too short to sit still. That’s the philosophy for Harper

Babin, a fitness trainer and boxing program developer at BODI

in Scottsdale.

For Babin, she considers one role at one place of employment

sitting still. In addition to teaching classes five days a

week at BODI, she is also a host, reporter, emcee, producer for

ESPN’s X Games, and the director of ISV Solutions for MiCamp

Solutions, where she is involved in merchant processing and

software.

The fierce, sweat-loving

overachiever started her

journey into teaching and

developing fitness programs

via dance shoes. Babin grew up

in the dance studio practicing

ballet and tap, performing in

recitals and competitions and

on the Phoenix Coyotes’ Pack

Dance Team.

“There is no better adrenaline

rush to me than going

live in front of a crowd,” Babin

says. “I craved that feeling of

being in front of people,” she

explains

While attending Arizona

State University’s Walter

Cronkite School of Journalism

and Mass Communication on a

full scholarship, she was faced

with a critical decision: pursue

dancing professionally or dive

into broadcasting full time. She

ultimately chose broadcasting,

but it was not an easy choice.

“I love dance – I will

forever be grateful for the

confidence it gave me to be on

stage, to connect with people

and the gratitude I hold for

my body in the ways it can

express, move and how truly

strong it is,” she explains.

During Babin’s senior year of college, she and a handful of

other journalism students were covering MLB spring training.

“I was hooked,” she says. “Not only did I want to cover

sports, I wanted to work in baseball. I always had a love for

baseball.”

So, she sent her reel and resume to every MLB team that

spring and she eventually accepted a position with the Colorado

Rockies as an in-game host.

After graduating college, Babin moved to Colorado and over

the course of three seasons she worked in a variety of roles for

the Rockies, the Colorado Avalanche (NHL), and the Colorado

Rapids (soccer). And she did it while working full-time as the

marketing manager of an Orangetheory Fitness studio.

After Colorado, Babin took a role with a new show called

TMZ Sports based out of LA. She quickly realized she didn’t

enjoy her 12-hour days stuck at a news desk, and decided to

leave.

“Someone once told me to

take a look at my day-to-day

life and no matter what the

job, you have to be happy with

your life. And I wasn’t,” she

explains.

After returning to Arizona,

Babin took a spin class at The

Madison that led to an opportunity

with Lululemon as part

of their social media team. She

continued looking for media

jobs, and when an old colleague

called and asked if she could be

in Colorado the following week

to work the Winter X Games

for ESPN, Babin did what she

always does: she said yes.

Then, while Babin was

working as a personal trainer,

Nikki Metzger, owner of

BODI, a Scottsdale fitness

studio, reached out to talk to

her about setting up a boxing

program. Babin stepped in and

developed the program from

her own training as a student

and through the Box N Burn

Academy. Now, she teaches her

boxing program and sweat and

strength classes five days a

week at BODI.

“I like to describe my

classes as HIIT boxing classes,

incorporating core/cardio

movements off the bags, along with on them,” she says.

Babin is currently getting ready to host her 10th X Games,

and is the face of her development team at MiCamp Solutions,

an elite payment technology company. Looking to the future,

she hopes to set down roots and get move involved with the

community.

“I am so in love with living in Arizona and finally feeling

like this is my forever home. I’d like to find more ways to connect

right here in my backyard,” she says.

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High-speed

Connection

Five ways to keep your relationships thriving

relating

/ by James Patrick

It is no surprise that current advances in technology and the introduction of social

networks have given us the ability to connect in ways like never before, and yet, we

have never been more disconnected to those who may be right in front of us, next

to us or around us on a daily basis. While these advances have proven their many

benefits; when it comes to relationships, much of that personal edge and individualized

focus have been lost or made almost effortless with the click of a button. Do you

want to create stronger connections in your life? Do you wish to stand out among the

crowds, emojis and friend requests? Then here are five ways to invest yourself into

any relationship and keep it thriving.

You matter!

Sure. You could send

a text message,

and yet, there is

something to be

said about that

handwritten note,

surprise delivery or

thoughtful gesture

that comes on a

day that is not a

holiday, birthday

or anniversary.

It’s the little

acknowledgements

that make the

biggest impact.

Going out of your

way to let someone

know they matter,

just because you

can, creates value,

supports a solid

foundation to build

upon and can serve

as a catalyst for

someone else to

do the same. Be

someone’s reason to

smile today.

Consciously

communicate

No phone call, email

or text could ever

properly convey the

energy, emotions

and feelings that are

shared when two or

more people come

together in a physical

space and communicate

face to face.

In fact, those other

ways often create

plenty of miscommunications,

misinterpretations

and misunderstandings

that are

not always intended.

So, show up and

take moments to disconnect

and authentically

speak what’s

on your mind to be

seen, heard and

potentially co-create

solutions to fears,

excuses, dreams

and desires with

those closest to you,

without fear of judgement

or the need to

read minds.

Work hard, play

harder

The time to enjoy

life cannot be found

in an app nor should

it be solely reserved

for the weekends or

that next day off. Be

sure to plan some

time to break up the

week with events

and activities that

you don’t need to

wait for. Participate in

things that keep your

mind and body energized

and engaged.

Having something

to look forward to

in between “life

happening” makes

the work week feel

shorter and minimizes

stress levels for

everyone involved.

Ready, set, goal!

While each person

has their individual

goals to achieve, it is

equally important to

have a list of goals

that everyone cocreates

and works

towards. Half the

fun on the way to

achievement is the

actual journey taken

to get there and the

lessons learned and

shared along the way.

Doing this establishes

milestones to strive

for, challenges everyone

participating without

making it a competition,

and results

in achievements to

be celebrated, wondering

how far you

can push yourselves

for the next one.

Remain in a constant

state of growth and

momentum.

Like attracts like

Make a conscious

effort to put down

the tech and surround

yourselves

with people that feed

your mind and spirit.

These individuals

create a great deal

of personal, professional

and social

support when it is

needed most. They

encourage growth,

empower trust and

build confidence.

When you are in a

space with these

people, you can’t help

but feel motivated,

inspired and ready to

take life by the horns.

They become the

best of friends, teachers,

mentors, role

models and accountability

partners. Be

forewarned though.

As you continue to

evolve into your next

best self, don’t be

surprised if there are

some relationships

and connections that

begin to fall away.

Remember the

anonymous quote:

“People come into

your life for a reason,

a season or a lifetime.”

At the end of

the day, you will find

that it doesn’t take

much to maintain

a healthy relationship

or connection

with your partner

or your social circle,

if it is a two-way

street. Don’t rely

on technology or

overcomplicate a

simple process.

Show up! Gratitude

is a standard of

living. Inclusion

makes everyone feel

they have a place.

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eauty

/ by Maggie Husami, NMD

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Banishing Blemishes

Four steps to get rid of adult acne for good

Blackheads, blemishes, breakouts – oh my! As a teenager,

we expect to have these skin issues. Whether

it’s the shift in hormones, the increase in stress or a

variety of other reasons, pimples are a part of the territory.

Unfortunately for many adults, acne is a problem

through their 20s and 30s. Some causes of adult acne

are similar to those in teen years. Acne increases as

sebaceous glands produce more oil, which can lead to

pores becoming blocked by bacteria, dry and dead skin

cells, dirt, contaminants and, yes, more oil.

Hormones continue to fluctuate into adulthood and

while they might be the easiest to blame for breakouts,

there are other factors that can be playing into your less

than stellar skin. Stress can fuel hormonal changes, so

as those levels continue to escalate with added responsibilities,

the blemishes can as well. Air pollution can also

clog pores and prolonged exposure to contamination can

lead to uneven skin tone, inflammation and the breakdown

of collagen.

While some elements might seem out of your control,

some tips to say bye-bye to breakouts for good.

Step 1: Be mindful

of products

You might be using

the wrong products

for your skin type.

Even if you are using

the right products,

there is a chance you

are using them too

often. Exfoliating your

skin on a daily basis

can dry it out, causing

more oil to be produced.

While it’s okay

to use gentle cleansers

in the morning

and at night, save the

stronger products for

once or twice a week.

Look for products that

are non-comedogenic,

which are specifically

formulated to not

block pores.

Step 2: Don’t

pick your pimples

It’s oh so tempting to

pop, pick and poke,

but you are doing

way more harm than

good. This can lead

to the spread of

bacteria, infections,

inflammation and

scarring. When

you see a pesky

blackhead or zit,

resist the urge

to take care of

it yourself. For

health, safety and

preservation of skin

beauty, schedule an

appointment with

an aesthetician or

medical professional

to have them properly

perform an extraction.

Step 3: Evaluate

your diet

The foods we put

in our body show

up on our skin. An

unhealthy gut might

be the root cause of

acne showing up on

your face and body.

Consider the amount

of processed foods,

sugar, dairy and

alcohol you are consuming.

Eating foods

such as berries,

leafy greens, citric

fruits, squash, sweet

potato and whole

grains can help clear

up skin. Drinking

enough water daily

also removes toxins,

excess waste and

bacteria trapped

under the skin.

Step 4: Meet with

a professional

When blackouts and

blemishes go beyond

treatment at home,

a professional can

create a plan to help

you say sayonara

to the problems.

Treatments such as

medical-grade facials,

skin rejuvenating

lasers, microdermabrasion

and peels

can penetrate the

skin on the cellular

level. Used in combination

with medicalgrade

skin care, you

will start to see the

healthy, radiant skin

you deserve to show

off as an adult.

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doctor’s orders

/ by Summer Allen, MD

Mosquito

Bite?

Don’t Scratch that Itch!

Arizona’s monsoon season has arrived, bringing needed

moisture, cool evenings – and hordes of hungry mosquitos

ready to make you their meal. And, they’re getting worse.

According to a leading pest control company, Phoenix

ranked eleventh on its 2019 list of 50 top mosquito cities.

A dubious distinction to be sure.

After a mosquito has bitten for at least 6 seconds, it

leaves something behind: proteins from its saliva. Your

immune system reacts with inflammation, producing a red

bump. And your nerve endings register an itch.

Ease the itch

The good news? The

more bites you’ve

experienced, the

likelier you are to

become desensitized

to mosquitos. That’s

why children usually

have stronger reactions.

Here’s how to

minimize that

infernal itch:

1. Try not to

scratch! Scratching

can break the skin

and turn into a nasty

bacterial infection.

2. Ice the itch

away: An ice cube

can temporarily

numb the area.

3. Use antiitch

remedies:

Calamine lotion,

over-the-counter

hydrocortisone cream

or anti-itch cream

with benzocaine can

minimize swelling

and itching. Or, try

applying a paste of

baking soda and

water.

4. Cover it up: If

you can’t stop itching,

bandage the bite.

Shoo, skeeters

While you can’t

prevent all mosquito

bites, you can make

yourself and your

surroundings less

inviting.

Mosquitos can

breed in just an inch

of water, so be sure

to drain any standing

water in your

yard, including potted

plants, toys and

containers. Change

water often in bird

baths and keep treated

water circulating

in fountains or pools.

You can also

keep mosquitos from

landing by directing

a fan away from you

on the porch or patio.

Using insect repellent

can help too –

especially those with

the active ingredient

DEET.

Finally, avoid

wearing fragrances

and dress in lightcolored

clothing that

covers your arms,

legs and ankles.

Allergic reactions

Most mosquito bites

are a minor annoyance.

But some

people have a more

serious, allergic reaction.

Symptoms may

include: Large area

of itching, or hives;

trouble breathing or

swallowing; swelling

of the face, throat or

mouth; fever; headache;

rash; or nausea

and vomiting

Call 911 or your

local emergency

number if you experience

any of these

symptoms. And if

you have known

allergies to insect

bites or stings, keep

an emergency treatment

kit with an

EpiPen nearby.

Around the

world, mosquitos are

among the deadliest

animals, transmitting

devastating diseases

to millions. Luckily,

mosquitos carrying

the Zika virus haven’t

landed in Arizona.

And only about 85

cases of West Nile

virus are reported

annually, according

to the Centers for

Disease Control. So,

if you are bitten by a

few harmless skeeters

this summer,

consider yourself

lucky. Just don’t

scratch that itch!

Dr. Allen is a Mayo Clinic family physician who provides family-oriented comprehensive care.

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event

/ by David Apeji

Donna and

Bart Blau

Tania and

Kevin Engel

Royal Byrd and

Chelsea Smith

Chef +

Farmers

Market

Series

This free indoor series, held in the

Sands venue at Hotel Valley Ho, invited

guests to sample bites from resident

chef Russell LaCasce as well as

other local favorites. There was also a

cash bar, fresh produce for purchase,

live music and more. This particular

event featured a Sweet Treats theme.

Anne Althof, Alex Olesen

and Juvy Novak

Joanne Cohen and

Lisa Sahdinger

Megan Brauner

and Janelle Bakke

Kimberley and

Jim McDonald

Ashley Grace

and Rob Inman

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