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12 ed note

42

Brian

Anderson

The former

professional

baseball player

talks fitness,

mindset and

helping seniors

14 health

Retirement woes,

a multiuse drug,

multitasking pros,

screen time dangers,

baby food drama,

Facebook’s new

safety feature, and

coffee for gut health

18 list

Organic wine

19 splurge

Somnox sleep robot

20 cook

Bell pepper poppers

22 style

Men’s winter wear

24 weight

loss

News to know

26 solo

scottsdale

Meet Cheryl

44

Touchdown

for good

Randy Norton on

playing basketball and

giving back through the

Fiesta Bowl

28 muscle

Mobility movements

30 balance

Juggling work and

home life

32 nutrition

All-star ingredients

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KERRY ZANG, DPM

Diplomat, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgury

Q: What is neuropathy?

A: The presence of burning,

tingling or numbness often leads

to a diagnosis of neuropathy,

yet in many cases it’s not.

As doctors, we were taught

that neuropathy is neurological

condition that only gets worse.

In recent years, I started to look

at neuropathy as more of a

vascular disease (related to poor

circulation) rather than a nerve

condition, but I had no way

to prove it.

Q: What has changed in

diagnosing neuropathy?

A: I’m now doing a more extensive

exam to evaluate circulation

in the foot. I also work with a

team of endovascular physicians

who can evaluate if there are

any blockages in the blood

vessels below the ankle. A blockage

affects circulation and, in

many cases, may be the cause

of neuropathy symptoms.

Q: If there is a blockage,

what’s next?

A: Patients undergo a thorough

examination and those that are

candidates have a minimally

invasive procedure performed

in an office setting that basically

clears the blockages and allows

for better circulation in the

affected areas. Many feel pain

relief almost immediately.

Q: What if you’re already

being treated for neuropathy?

A: If you’re not finding relief

from medication or treatment,

it may be time to consider the

fact that it may not be neuropathy.

A second opinion may be

helpful to determine the cause

of the tingling, pain or numbness

in your feet.

Q: What has been the

problem with traditional

treatments?

A: Just treating the symptoms

is my biggest concern with

traditional treatments. If we

don’t find out what’s causing the

problem, all we are doing is suppressing

the symptoms allowing

the condition to progress. If we

can increase circulation, oxygen

and nutrition can get to the

affected nerves and regeneration

may occur.

Q: When should someone

seek help?

A: There is no benefit to waiting

to see a doctor. I always say it’s

best to make an appointment at

the first signs of a problem. But

it’s also never too late seek help.

There are new advancements

and protocols being developed

all the time, so it’s important to

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34 scottsdale

soul

An ahi tuna and

avocado recipe, a

book about physical

intelligence, tips

to host a hygienic

holliday, the new

Away Spa, and a

revitalizing local

retreat

36 life

Two apps for fitness,

the new Row House

opening soon,

holiday cheer at

The Quarter, OEB

Breakfast Co., and a

new fitness machine

repair service

38 toys, tech

& gear

Smart gym

40 crazy 8s

Did you snow?

41 funnies

Get ready to work

those abs

46 relating

New year prep

12/19

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50 doctors

orders

Youth sport injuries

51 event

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/ December 2019

MICHAEL FITZMAURICE, MD

Founder of the Fitzmaurice Hand Institute

Double Board Certified Hand Surgeon

When you've suffered a hand or wrist

injury or need immediate care for

persistent joint or nerve pain in your

hands, wrists, or forearms, Hand & Wrist

Urgent Care in Scottsdale is a quick and

cost-efficient alternative to the

emergency room.

We provide fast diagnosis and

specialized treatment for injuries to the

fingers, hands, and wrists by one of the

top hand surgeons in the country – Dr.

Michael Fitzmaurice. Our patients are

evaluated as soon as possible and may

receive on-site x-rays or ultrasound for

an effective diagnosis and treatment

plan. If necessary, minimally invasive

surgery can be performed within the

same day to ensure the best possible

outcome.

At our center, we treat a wide range of

hand and wrist injuries, including (but

not limited to) the following:

• Lacerations

• Fractures

• Broken bones

• Contusions

• Dislocations

• Sprains

• Nerve damage

• Tendon injuries

Skip the stress, excessive wait times,

and costly appointments at a hospital

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possible at Hand & Wrist Urgent Care!

December is a wonderful time in Scottsdale

– the weather is beautiful, the hiking trails

are packed, and the city is buzzing with

exciting energy.

As the majority of America is literally

freezing, we’re still getting our outdoor

workouts in and sitting on restaurant patios

to enjoy a nice meal. For those heading

to colder destinations, whether north to

Flagstaff, to the mountains for an outdoor

adventure trip or out of state to visit family, you’ll likely encounter

that white stuff called snow. Not sure what to make of it?

Find eight crazy facts about snow on page 40.

In line with the winter vibes, whether it snows here or

not, the cold can certainly still do some damage to your hair.

Page 48 shares tips on hair care for the winter months. And,

if the Arizona winter is just too chilly for your taste, page 38

showcases a roundup of high-tech fitness items that can be used

right in your own home. In the style world, page 22 has a few

items for men looking to build their active winter wardrobe.

This month, we also get ready to close out the decade and

begin 2020. Have you thought about your goals for the upcoming

year? Page 30 talks about achieving work-life balance, an

idea many people often put at the top of their list. Or, maybe

you’re interested in working on your relationship with your

spouse. Page 46 discusses why you don’t have to wait until Jan.

1 to begin your tasks, shares tips on ending 2019 strong, and

talks about relationship resolutions.

Brian Anderson, who can be found on our cover this month,

is a former MLB player who is closing the year out chasing

new dreams. We talked to him (page 42) about his broadcasting

career, passion for helping local seniors and how he stays mentally

and physically fit these days.

With seasonal colds and viruses going around, it can be

tough to stay healthy this time of year. Page 32 has immuneboosting

ingredients to add to your diet. And, if you’re looking

to toast a glass of wine with friends and family, page 18

highlights the pros of going with an organic option. Cheers and

happy holidays!

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Dr. Fitzmaurice’s advanced regenerative medicine techniques,

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His passion for customized patient care and innovative

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Dr. Fitzmaurice is also a pioneer; he personally developed a

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news

/ by Lisa Kasanicky

Retirement Woes

Picture it – you’ve counted down the days to retirement,

and (surprise!) you can actually retire early. Well, maybe

early retirement isn’t all its cracked up to be. A study

conducted at State University of New York at Binghamton

University shows early retirement can accelerate a cognitive

decline among the elderly. While early retirement has

many benefits, including improved physical health and

more time to check things off your bucket list, researchers

found that there can be a much more negative influence

including a decrease in activities associated with

mental fitness and social engagement. For those considering

early retirement, take up a hobby or volunteer – keep

active and your brain will stay young.

Source: www.sciencedaily.com.

Multitasking Drug

Why create something

new when a

tried-and-true tool

does the trick?

Scientists recently

found that a drug

used in the treatment

of HIV also

suppresses the Zika

virus infection. In a

study of cell and animal

models, research

showed that rilpivirine

stops Zika by

targeting enzymes

that both HIV and

Zika depend on for

their replication.

While this is great

news for the Zika

virus, it could also

help treat other viruses

closely related to

Zika, including the

viruses that cause

dengue, yellow fever,

West Nile virus, and

hepatitis C.

Source: www.

medicalnewstoday.com.

How many things can you do at once?

More importantly, how does that make you

feel? Multitasking makes adolescents feel

both more positive and more negative about

the main task they’re trying to accomplish,

a new study finds. The study examined

young people’s actual multitasking

behaviors over a two-week period.

Source: www.sciencedaily.com.

Strict on Screen Time

It’s been widely talked about among parenting groups that too

much screen time is a bad thing, and a new study is showing

how. The study documents structural differences in the brains of

preschool-age children related to screen-based media use. This

particular study showed that children who have more screen time

have lower structural integrity of white matter tracts in parts of

the brain that support language and other emergent literacy skills,

and also have lower scores on language and literacy measures.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no screen

time for children under the age of 18 months, and less than an

hour for children ages 2 to 5 years old.

Source: www.cnn.com.

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news

Baby Food Drama

Maybe pre-made baby food isn’t the best to feed your infant. According to

an investigation commissioned by Healthy Babies Bright Futures, toxic heavy

metals damaging to your baby’s brain development are likely in baby food. The

investigators tested 168 baby foods from major manufacturers in the US, and

found 94% contained lead, 73% contained arsenic, 75% contained cadmium

and 32% contained mercury, which are all known causes of neurodevelopmental

harm. In addition, one-fourth of the foods contained all four heavy metals.

The full report listed the exact levels in each specific baby foods.

Source: www.usnews.com.

Social Media

for Good

When you hear

about Facebook

in the news, its

typically not for great

things. However,

there is some

good news on the

horizon! Facebook

recently launched

a new feature to

help track what

preventive health

screenings might be

recommended for

you based on your

age and gender.

The tool, called

Preventive Health,

rolled out in the

United States last

month and focuses

specifically on

cardiovascular health,

cancer screening and

seasonal flu, making

recommendations

such as when to get

a cholesterol test or

where to get a flu

shot. Your time on

social media may be

used for the better.

Source: www.cnn.

com.

Coffee Lovers Rejoice

There are so many reasons to keep reaching for the magical morning boost. Studies have long found that drinking just one

cup may fight off unhealthy fat, ease inflammation associated with obesity, or even protect the brain into old age. Drinking

three cups of coffee every day may keep arteries healthy and supple by preventing a calcium buildup and staving off the risk of

clogging. Additionally, a new study found that drinking coffee may increase good gut bacteria. So, keep drinking that cup of

coffee – its good for your health.

Source: www.cnn.com.

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PINHOLE SURGICAL TECHNIQUE:

A revolutionary new way to achieve your best smile!

BEFORE

A University Study revealed that 89%

of patients over 20 years old have gingival

recession. Receding gums can be caused

by gum disease or because of excessive

brushing, certain medications, clenching or

grinding, or smoking. Not only are receding

gums painful and unattractive, but the

actual bone underneath is being lost, leading

to tooth loss.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique is a

revolutionary procedure that solves the

problem of receding gums. PST offers

natural-looking, long-lasting healthy smiles

to those suffering from receded gums,

giving patients a beautiful new smile in as

little as an hour. Since nothing more than

local anesthesia is needed, patients can

return to work after their appointment.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique takes

the place of traditional gum grafts, with

minimal discomfort or pain. In fact, recovery

time is virtually nonexistent with PST. The

results are more predictable, less noticeable,

and will last as long as any other gum

correction procedure. Stunning new smiles

can be seen immediately.

Dr. Erik Svans, DDS was among the

first dentists to study the Pinhole Surgical

Technique under its inventor, Dr. John C.

Chao, DDS in 2014. Since introducing

PST to his practice, Dr. Svans has seen

very predictable and reliable long-term

results.

There is no scalpel, incision, or

stitches with PST, making it virtually painfree.

This innovative procedure uses a

.1 inch “pinhole” opening to reposition a

patient’s receded gumline to its healthy,

natural location. After repositioning the

gum tissue to cover the exposed root

surface, Dr. Svans strategically places

collagen through the Pinhole to stabilize

the tissue in place. The collagen resets

the gum tissue and makes it stronger than

before. Patients can return to normal eating

that very night.

BEFORE

AFTER

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AFTER

Previously, treatment for receded

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cutting donor gum tissue from the roof of a

patient’s mouth. The donor tissue was then

stitched to the receded site, which had

also been cut or “flapped” in preparation

for the graft. Recovery for this traditional

surgical technique requires two to three

weeks with prescription pain medicine.

In contrast, PST is a kinder, gentler

procedure since it only requires a repositioning

of existing gum tissue over the

exposed root surface. With PST, Dr. Svans

can treat one to all teeth in one visit, in as

little as 30 minutes.

Patients are amazed with the results,

instantly falling in love with their healthy,

beautiful new smiles. If you’re ready to stop

living with the pain and embarrassment

of recessed gums, the Pinhole Surgical

Technique may be right for you!

Schedule a complimentary

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5 Reasons

to Drink

Organic

Wine

list

/ by Suneil Jain

Dr. Suneil Jain, NMD

is a naturopathic physician

and the founder&

owner of Rejuvena

Health & Aesthetics.

Rejuvena is located in

North Scottsdale and

is one of the leading

practices in the United

States specializing in

wellness and healthy

aging. Dr. Jain bridges

the traditional tenets of

naturopathic medicine

with modern advances

in aesthetic medicine to

provide his patients with

a comprehensive plan to

begin their rejuvenation

and take responsibility

of their health. To

learn more, visit www.

werejuvenate.com or call

480-551-9000.

Organic food has a reputation for being healthier than conventional, and there is evidence that supports

that. While the health benefits of wine are less clear, one doesn’t have to be a wine connoisseur to understand

that the production process of organic wine is much cleaner than conventional wine, which may bring

more benefits when drinking it.

1. Sustainable

organic farming

and production

methods

To create organic

wine, you have

to start with

organic farming.

Organic farming

practices can

include the use

of cover crops,

green manures,

animal manures,

animal grazing,

water conservation,

renewable

resources and crop

rotations. These

practices have

many benefits

for the land and

grapes, including

helping to fertilize

the soil, naturally

managing weeds

and insects, reducing

presence of

harmful bacteria

or molds, and

promoting biodiversity.

2. Certification

program

USDA has three

levels of organic

certification that

can appear on

wine bottles:

“100% organic,”

“organic” and

“made with

organic grapes.”

Each of these has

standards for the

amount of organic

ingredients that

must be in the

wine (100% organic

ingredients, at

least 95% and at

least 70%, respectively).

In order

to maintain their

organic status,

every year organic

grape growers

must be inspected

by the USDA and

meet all qualifications.

This ensures

that the winemakers

continue to

use only organic

grapes and no synthetic

additives.

3. Free of

synthetic

additives

It may come

as a surprise,

but many conventional

wines

may contain synthetic

additives.

Organic wine that

receives the U.S.

Department of

Agriculture organic

certification cannot

contain additives,

meaning synthetic

pesticides and herbicides

will not be

found in organic

wines.

4. No added

sulfites

Although organic

wine is made with

organically grown

grapes, it can still

contain sulfites.

Sulfites are naturally

present in the

skin of grapes, so

all wine will contain

at least some.

However, organic

winemakers claim

to use only small

amounts of additives,

including sulfites

or no added

sulfites at all. The

total sulfite level

of organic wines

must be less than

20 ppm (parts per

million). Naturally

occurring sulfites

are different than

added sulfites as

they do not produce

sensitivity or

allergic reactions

the same way.

5. Higher chance

of containing

native yeasts

Wild, natural

yeasts are different

than

added yeasts

because they are

derived from the

skins of grapes.

Conventionally

grown grapes

(non-organic) don’t

have much natural

yeast present at all

because pesticides

usually destroy

them. But organically

grown grapes

contain higher

levels of native

yeasts because

pesticides are

not used. When

the grapes are

crushed, the yeast

is released, which

begins the process

of converting

sugar to alcohol,

helping to create a

more unique wine.

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Synchronized slumber with a robotic aid

Launched at the

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The product, which

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cook

/ recipe and photo by Erica Ptak

Servings Size:

24 mini peppers

12 mini peppers

5 ounces baby

spinach, wilted and

finely chopped

6 ounces artichoke

hearts, drained and

finely chopped

½ cup plain, nonfat

Greek yogurt

2 ounces reduced

fat cream cheese

cup shredded

parmesan cheese

1 ½ teaspoons

minced garlic

¼ teaspoon Italian

seasoning

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground

black pepper

cup bread crumbs

Spinach

Artichoke

Bell Pepper

Poppers

Erica Ptak is the

creator of Founded

in Flavor, a local

food blog devoted

to healthy, indulgent

recipes. For more

information on her

blog, visit foundedinflavor.com

or visit

her Instagram at @

foundedinflavor.

Preheat oven to

350 degrees. Slice

mini peppers in half

lengthwise. In a mixing

bowl, combine

chopped spinach,

chopped artichokes,

greek yogurt, cream

cheese, parmesan

cheese, garlic, Italian

seasoning, salt and

pepper. Stir to combine.

Fill each mini

pepper with spinach

artichoke filling. Top

each with seasoned

panko crumbs. Bake

for 20-25 minutes or

until crumbs start to

turn golden. Serve on

a platter and dig in!

20 ScottsdaleHealth 12/19


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style

/ by Gabby Leighton

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THE FAIRY GODMOTHER OF

FASHION AND BOOB WHISPERER

Scylvia-Elvira Danese of Danese Creations

Scylvia-Elvira Danese, owner of

Danese Creations, has been in business

since 1971. Through her gift

of custom designing, men and women can

get all their custom designing, tailoring,

alterations, bridal wear and all accessories,

fabric, jewelry and the best fitting bra.

“I’m a 3rd generation Custom

Designer/Tailor in my family, I follow My

Mother Maria and Grandmother Chapita,”

said Danese. “My designs have made it to

the Emmys, The Country Music Awards,

the Oscars, the White House, The Oprah

show, I’ve also been featured on First

Edition, total Divas, all the local TV channels.

It’s been an amazing ride for these

last 48 years!”

While Danese is proud of the accolades

and the high profile clients that have

graced her designs, some of her fondest

memories are the ones that have changed

the lives of others. “I saved a brides wedding

day by making a beautiful, custom

wedding gown from scratch, on the day

of the wedding, in 2 hours and 50 minutes,

that is how I got dubbed “the Fairy

Godmother Of Fashion”, she explains. “I’m

also called “The Boob Whisperer” for the

expert bra fittings that I do. Your boobs can

either make you or break you. If they look

good, you look good and feel good, sexy,

young, (even if you’re old) thin, (even if

you’re heavy), and your clothes fit well.”

Danese is committed to helping

every man or woman find their perfect fit,

in addition women can get a free bra fitting.

Clients need to set an appointment

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to purchase bras from her. “Most women

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If clients are not in the market for

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Danese Creations prides themselves

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from a picture or a drawing or an idea and

she can do this all without requiring the client

to be local. Above all, Danese has one

goal for her shop “To do the impossible to

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come my way. My motto that I got from

my Father Giacomo Danese is “Nothing

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she explains. “We never say no, it’s always

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Contact Danese Creations at 602.955.1313 or www.danesecreations.com, 3902 E Indian School Rd #3, Phoenix, AZ 85018


weight loss news

/ complied by Kelly Potts

All Hail the

Cheat Day

Good news: you

can keep the light at

the end of the tunnel!

When having

strict diets, having

a cheat day gives

everyone something

to look forward too.

It is also (surprisingly)

good for your diet.

While the science

is still not definitive,

some experts say

cheat days may help

with weight loss

by increasing the

production of the hormone

leptin, which

decreases your appetite.

A day of eating

what you want each

week may also help

the body burn more

calories by increasing

metabolism, according

to some experts,

and may have a

psychological benefit.

Enjoy your cheat

meals, but keep the

goal in sight.

Source: www.

abcnews.go.com.

Positivity is Key

As we head into an election year, the holidays with family members,

and more stressful situations, it’s essential to try to find

the good in the world. A study recent study showed that chronic

negative stories on the news led to weight gain. Whether politics

or other issues like finances, family troubles or workplace pressures

cause your stress, it can cause unhealthy changes in weight.

Doctors recommend knowing your stressors and finding healthy

ways to deal with them, instead of resorting to emotional eating.

Source: www.huffpost.com.

Choose the Path

Less Processed

Not All Sugar is

the Same

All added sugars are

the same, right? As

it turns out, not so

much. Added sugars

in liquid drinks lead

to weight loss quicker

than added sugars

in foods. According

to a study, researchers

believe that liquid

sugars lead to people

drinking more calories

than they would

if they ate the same

amount of sugars,

which leads to the

weight gain. Next

time, chose a less

sugary drink to get

you through.

Source: medicalnewstoday.com.

Its no secret that processed foods are not the healthiest option on the block, but there is no harm

in eating them, right? Well, maybe not. Researchers discovered that people who eat more ultraprocessed

foods have a higher risk of cancer, as well as increased obesity and weight issues. Such

foods are the ones with unrecognizable and unpronounceable words on the list of ingredients.

While they may not be harmful from time to time, processed foods add up.

Source: sciencedaily.com.

24 ScottsdaleHealth 12/19


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…

Cheryl

Lennon

AGE: 70

ABOUT ME: I’m

originally from

Maryland/D.C. I

lived in Seattle and

moved to Arizona

in ‘94. I have had

several careers;

schoolteacher,

manager of

technical training

for a computer

company, and for

the past 20 years,

a realtor. I’m the

mother of two

sons, ages 29 and

30. My oldest is

a fighter pilot at

Luke AFB and

my youngest is a

business analyst

on Wall Street.

I love to travel

the world, go to

sporting events,

concerts, movies

and the theater.

I enjoy dancing,

exercising,

pickleball and

trying to play golf.

I look and act

much younger

than my age.

MY FAVORITE

TV SHOW IS: My

current favorite TV

show is This is Us.

I love the writing

and the subject

matter is relevant

to the world today.

WHAT I’M

LOOKING FOR IN

A SIGNIFICANT

OTHER: I want to

meet someone

who has similar

interests and

lifestyle as I do.

I am looking for

someone who

is confident,

intelligent, giving,

supportive and

has a sense of

humor. Someone

that likes to live

an active life, sees

the glass half full

and accepts me

for who I am,

flaws and all.

THE MOST

IMPORTANT

QUALITIES

TO ME ARE:

Kindness,

loyalty, honesty,

understanding,

compatibility, and

a sense of humor.

THE LEAST

IMPORTANT

QUALITIES

TO ME ARE:

Selfishness,

insecurity and

dishonesty.

Interested In Meeting Our Single?

Email her via gabby@richmanmediagroup.com. Please put “Cheryl” in

the subject line.

Interested In Being Our Next Solo?

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

consideration to the same email, with “Solo” in the subject line.

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Driving

on the

course, fun.

Driving to

the cleaners,

not so fun.

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muscle

/ by Jeremy Scott / photos by Elizabeth Marie

Jeremy Scott is an

expert advisor for

Olympian Labs Nutrition

and Reebok. He owns

and operates Jeremy

Scott Fitness, located

at 7750 E. Redfield

Road, Suite D106.

For more information,

call 605.481.2611 or

visit www.jeremyscottfitness.com.

Mandatory

Mobility

Three movements for muscle maintenance

When you finally dive into the world of

training and working out consistently,

you begin to truly understand the

importance of mobility work. You spend

so much time and effort training to

get into amazing shape, and you are

succeeding, but your body starts to

get tight and tense. Your glutes, upper

back and hamstrings become wound up

and tight making training harder and

putting your body as risk for injury.

Here are three quick mobility drills

you can start implementing into your

training program today to help you not

only move better, but feel better in the

process.

Spiderman Walk

The Spiderman active

stretch is, in my

opinion, the best allaround

stretch that

you can do. I find the

stretch so amazing

due to its ability to

effectively stretch

both hips simultaneously.

The positioning

of the drill allows

you to stretch the hip

flexors of the back

leg as well as the

adductors and glutes

on the front side

hip. From a pushup

position, take a huge

step forward, matching

your foot to hand

or as close as possible.

Plant your front

foot flat, letting the

hips open up. The

stretch is best done

actively, alternating

sides and squeezing

the backside glute

with each rep.

Pigeon Stretch/

Elevated Pigeon

Pose

If you have tight

glutes or think you

might, this is a mustdo

stretch for you.

Start on all fours with

the knees directly

under the hips or use

a high box for the elevated

version. Place

your hands ahead of

the shoulders. Bring

your right knee in

front of the body,

and slide it toward

your right hand.

Simultaneously, slide

your calf under the

torso. Then, move

the right foot so it is

in line with your left

knee or as close as

your mobility allows.

Relax the glutes to

the floor and place

the right heel in front

of the left hip, or I like

to try and make my

right leg go about 90

degrees for a deeper

stretch.

Inchworms

To begin, stand with

feet about hip or

shoulder width apart.

Hinge forward at

your hips and place

your hands on the

floor. Slightly bend

your knees if needed

to get your hands

on the floor. Walk

your hands forward

so that you’re in

pushup position. Your

shoulders should

be stacked directly

above your wrists.

Walk your hands

back toward the feet

and stand up, while

keeping the legs

straight for a hamstring

strength or

bending the knees to

open the hips.

28 ScottsdaleHealth 12/19


Spiderman Walk

Pigeon Stretch

If you have tight

glutes or think you

might, this is a mustdo

stretch for you. I

like to try and make

my right leg go about

90 degrees for a

deeper stretch.

Inchworms

12/19 ScottsdaleHealth 29


alance

/ by Dave Clark

Dave Clark is the staff

writer and editor at TTI

Success Insights, where

he often writes about

the challenges facing

the talent management

industry. Dave

used assessments to

discover why he didn’t

enjoy his career in sales,

allowing him to move

to a career more suited

to his interests and

abilities.

Work-life Balance

How to achieve the elusive concept

Work-life balance: the dream of most but the realization of a select and lucky few.

So many factors go into the formula of work-life balance, or imbalance as it may be,

including workload, commute, your boss, work pace and countless other factors.

Where you live may even play a role in achieving this seemingly utopian concept.

A new survey by New York-based company Kisi ranked cities in America, and

across the globe, based on a number of factors. Arrival time, hours worked, vacation

time, healthcare and city livability were considered and averaged, creating a formula

that determined the best cities where one can achieve work-life balance.

San Diego, Portland, San Francisco, Minneapolis and New York City represented

the top five U.S. cities to work, according to Kisi. Metro Phoenix checked in

at No. 20. Even the U.S. top five paled in comparison to global metropolises such as

Helsinki, Munich, Oslo, Hamburg and Stockholm.

Regardless of where you live, there are things every person can do to help get

closer to their goal of having a work-life balance.

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Take it one step

at a time

In our impatient,

instant gratification

world, we need to

be willing to take it

slow on this one.

We can’t fix years of

bad habits overnight.

Focusing on one

small change and

building on that is a

great start.

If you find it

hard to make time

for yourself, start by

scheduling a small

task and seeing it

through. Need to

see your chiropractor?

If so, schedule

an appointment

right now and follow

through with it.

Once you allow

yourself to break free

the first time, you’ll

soon realize that life

as you know it went

on just fine while

you were at the

chiropractor’s office.

Now you have two

albatrosses off your

neck - the chiropractor

appointment, and

the belief that you

were a prisoner to

your job.

Use the buddy

system to divide

and conquer

Are those things you

need to get done

really weighing you

down? Chances

are, your coworkers

are feeling similar

personal challenges.

Divide and conquer

by partnering with

someone in your

office to cover you

while you run a

much needed errand,

and be willing to do

the same for them.

If you help each

other, you can still

get your work assignments

done while

taking care of those

energy-sucking tasks.

Prioritize your

non-work time

while at home

Leaving work at the

office can be very

freeing, reducing

your stress during

non-working hours.

However, if taking

work home is necessary,

be diligent

about when you

work. Make the

effort to actually

schedule your work

time at home. This

way, you can enjoy

dinner and bedtimestory

hour with your

family, without workrelated

distractions.

Never

underestimate

the value of time

No matter what anyone

tells you, time

is your most precious

commodity. No

one has ever been

on their deathbed

proclaiming, “I sure

wish I could have

worked more.”

Life happens,

including significant

life moments. If your

child has a concert

or recital or your

uncle is celebrating

a milestone birthday,

make the effort to

be there. Don’t miss

a moment of these

major events to

finish today’s workload.

Work will be

there long after your

important event has

passed.

You can’t

overestimate the

C

value of time. Treat

it like the precious M

natural resource it

Y

is, because once

it’s gone, it’s gone. CM

Be sure to prioritize

the most important

things in life. Book

that trip! Attend

the daddy-daughter

MY

CY

CMY

donut day! Only then

K

can you truly achieve

a true work-life balance.

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The holidays are synonymous with nutrient-deficient

food choices, leaving the

body more susceptible to illness. Food is

one of the first lines of defense in protecting

the body against harmful bugs found

in everyday life. But a few key ingredients

can play an active role in maintaining

a healthy immune system. By adding in

these immune-boosting ingredients, your

mind can be at ease knowing you won’t

miss out on any of the holiday fun.

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NOW OPEN!

Oil of oregano

You may be familiar

with the term oregano

as its commonly

found in many Italian

dishes. However, the

essential oil extract

does far more than

just flavor meals.

Oil of oregano is an

essential oil comprised

of two active

components called

carvacrol and thymol.

The active components

work separately

to aid the body.

Not only does it combat

common types

of bacteria such

as Staphylococcus

aureus, it is also

effective in fighting

fungal infections. Oil

of oregano reduces

free radicals often

associated with DNA

damage, and helps

reduce inflammation.

CBD

There is a lot of

information coming

out about CBD. CBD

stands for cannabidiol.

which is one

of the many cannabinoids

found in

the hemp plant. The

body naturally has

receptors such as the

CB1 receptor found

in the brain that deals

with movement,

pain, and emotions.

CB2, another receptor,

deals directly

with the immune

system. Consuming

CBD through the

CB2 receptor may

lower inflammation

throughout the body,

such as immune

cells attacking vital

organs like our pancreas

when responding

to high sugar

consumption and our

skin preventing acne.

Turmeric

The Ayurvedic spice

turmeric has been

around for thousands

of years, known not

only for its flavor but

medicinal properties.

The main component,

polyphenol

curcumin, eliminates

harmful free radicals

acting as a powerful

antioxidant. It also

blocks activation of

dangerous inflammatory

markers such as

bacteria, viruses, and

environmental pollutants.

Turmeric also

acts as a natural pain

reliever for gastrointestinal

issues and

joint inflammation

commonly associated

with arthritis.

Chlorella

Chlorella is a form

of freshwater algae

that is similar to spirulina

but undergoes

a breakdown in the

supplementation

process for better

human absorption.

Chlorella increases

immunity by enhancing

good gut bacte-

ria for better food

consumption and

nutrient absorption.

The unique build of

chlorella binds to

heavy metals and

other contaminants

aiding in heavy metal

detoxification. The

most studied use of

Chlorella for detoxification

is supplementing

small amounts

over time to help

avoid heavy build up,

along with strong

protective effects to

lead exposure.

Cilantro

Cilantro is a wonderful

herb used to

season or garnish

anything from guacamole

to noodle dishes.

Cilantro has binding

power to loosen

heavy metals such

as arsenic, cadmium,

aluminum, lead and

mercury from tissues.

Often heavy

metals deposit within

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soul

Physical

Intelligence

After sparking a new

wellbeing trend in

the United Kingdom,

a book is available

in America. Titled

Physical Intelligence,

the book made the

front page of the

Daily Mail and has

been featured on

BBC World News.

Physical Intelligence

shares techniques to

manage the chemicals

in our body and

brain that control

how we think, feel,

speak, and behave.

Written by Patrician

Peyton and Claire

Dale, the book builds

on the eight key

chemicals in our

bodies and covers

the importance of

IQ (cognitive intelligence)

and EQ (emotional

intelligence).

Available on Amazon,

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Revitalizing

Retreat

Plan ahead for this

can’t-miss weekend

retreat, taking

place at Mountain

Shadows resort on

Jan. 10-12. Desert

Bloom Yoga Festival

will host a collection

of health and wellness

events to kick

off the new year,

with topics ranging

from intention setting

to nutrition. There

will be a variety of

classes for attendees

to choose from

including aerial yoga,

yin yoga, yogalates,

morning meditation,

a night flow

with wireless headphones

followed by

cocktails, and more.

Special guest instructors

will include

Courtney Sheber,

Randi Graves, and

Meditative Vibes,

just to name a few.

Weekend stay packages

start at $299

and individual event

tickets are available

for those not staying

at the hotel. www.

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Hygienic

Holiday

Hosting

Food prep is at an all-time high during the holiday season. With

large family and friend gatherings, food is often placed in a buffet

format. The nonprofit Partnership for Food Safety Education

(www.fightbac.org) is sharing advice for a safe, hygienic holiday

buffet. Here are five key ways to keep unwanted germs away:

1. Keep a clean

scene: Before cooking

and after handling

raw ingredients such

as meat, poultry,

eggs and flour, wash

your hands with soap

and water for 20 seconds.

It sounds simple

but recent USDA

research found that

97% of people are

failing to wash their

hands properly. Wash

your cutting boards,

dishes, utensils, and

counter tops with

hot soapy water after

preparing each food

item and before you

go on to the next

food.

2. Thaw foods

safely: Thaw frozen

ingredients in the

refrigerator, in cold

water, or in the

microwave. For safe-

ty, never thaw food

at room temperature!

3. Keep hot foods

hot: Place hot foods

in chafing dishes,

crock pots or warming

trays at 140 °For

warmer. Bacteria

can multiple rapidly

between 40 and 140

degrees. Use a

food thermometer to

monitor the temperature

and ensure food

is being held at 140

degrees or higher on

your buffet.

4. Keep cold foods

cold: During your

event, arrange and

serve perishable

foods on several

small platters. Put

one platter on the

buffet table and store

the other platters

in the fridge. Swap

them out every two

hours. Nest platters

in bowls of ice on the

buffet table.

5. Handle leftovers

safely: Divide large

portions of leftovers

like beef, turkey,

gravy, dressing,

stews and casseroles

into smaller portions

in shallow containers.

Refrigerate leftovers

within two hours.

A constant home

refrigerator temp. of

40 degrees or below

is one of the most

effective ways to

reduce the risk of

foodborne illness.

Use an appliance

thermometer to be

sure your refrigerator

temperature is at 40

degrees or below.

Eat leftovers within

three to four days.

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life

APPily

Ever After

Two apps advancing the fitness industry

Ready to Row

Set to open early next month, Row House is a concept

formed by a husband-and-wife duo in New York City.

Now part of the dynamic fitness group of California-based

Xponential Fitness, which also includes Club Pilates,

Cyclebar amd YogaSix, Row House will be located in Hilton

Village. The group fitness concept will offer a Soulcyclestyle

indoor rowing workout, and will be Arizona’s first

gym dedicated entirely to indoor rowing.

Classes at Row House will be 45 minutes long and

vary by type, with some formats keeping attendees on

the rower almost the entire time, and others incorporating

more work off the rower, such as toning with dumbbells,

interval training and stretching. Prices will range from $29

for a single class to $179 per month for unlimited visits.

www.therowhousehiltonvillage.com.

Local Repair

Fitness Machine Technicians, specializing in the maintenance

and repair of exercise equipment for commercial

and residential customers, recently opened its first location

in Arizona.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, the company currently

operates in more than 70 markets across the country.

It offers service, repair and maintenance on a variety of

exercise equipment in fitness centers, universities, high

schools, hotels, apartment complexes, corporate gyms

and private residences. The Arizona location is owned and

managed locally. www.fitnessmachinetechnicians.com.

Charge Running

Created in Chicago,

Charge Running is a

mobile fitness app

for iPhone, Android

and Apple Watch.

Combining the boutique

fitness class

experience with the

personalization of a

skilled trainer, the

app features live and

recorded classes

with interactive

coaching for users

all over the world.

Users can choose

from a list of worldclass

trainers and

multiple live runs

per day. There is a

live leaderboard with

stats about all of

your runs to compete

against yourself and

others, and a group

chat to communicate

with other runners.

www.chargerunning.

com.

Zeamo

Referred to as a

“fitness passport,”

Zeamo makes it

easy to search,

compare and access

thousands of gyms.

The flexible fitness

option allows users

to choose between

a variety of gyms

across the country

and sort through

preferences depending

on their preferred

workout or gym environment,

with the

option to purchase a

day, week or month

pass, with no longterm

contract. www.

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Elevated Morning Eats

OEB Breakfast Co. recently opened

its first U.S. location right here in

Scottsdale. Created by Italian-Canadian

chef Mauro Martina, the concept puts

its own creative, upscale spin on morning

classics. The 2,900-square-foot restaurant

seats 84 inside with an 18-seat

patio.

In an effort to locally source,

Martina has partnered with egg supplier

Vital Farms for the new Scottsdale

location. Some highlights of the eclectic

menu include the holy crab eggs benny,

the Nutella French toast, and items

using fine dining ingredients, such as

caviar and duck. For a healthier take,

there’s an entire section dedicated to

“scram-blettes.” In addition to breakfast

favorites, OEB has a full-service bar,

serving hand-crafted cocktails, local beer

and Frizzante on tap. www.eatoeb.com.

Holiday Cheer

Christmas Movies at The Quarter will

return this month for its fifth year,

screening free holiday movies right by

the Christmas tree in the open-air shopping

destination’s courtyard area. The

series will take place on the first three

Fridays of the month, kicking off on

Dec. 6 with the popular movie Elf. On

Dec. 13, moviegoers can catch How The

Grinch Stole Christmas, released in 2000

staring Jim Carrey, and the series will be

end with A Christmas Story on Dec. 20.

www.scottsdalequarter.com.

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toys, tech & gear

/ by Gabby Leighton

Smart

Gym

High-tech training

equipment

Jaxjox

KettlebellConnect

Most home gyms

are on the smaller

side, or consist of a

portion of a closet

piled high with equipment.

This six-in-one

adjustable kettlebell

minimizes equipment

for weighted workouts.

The advanced

technology allows

users to add or drop

weight in seconds,

saving both time and

space. The six weight

variations range from

12 to 42 pounds. The

compact product,

which has a comfortable

wide-grip handle,

allows connection

for up to nine users

and holds a single

charge for 14 hours.

The KettlebellConnect

can be synced to

the Jaxjox app via

Bluetooth for free

guided workout video

routines, and to track

reps, sets, weight

and rest time. It can

also be synced to the

Apple Health app.

Available for $299 at

Jaxjox, www.jaxjox.

com.

Peloton Tread

Not just your average

treadmill, the Peloton

Tread allows fitnessgoers

to train with

other Peloton members,

send “high

fives” to others,

and filter by followers,

age or gender

with the immersive

32-inch HD touchscreen.

There are live

daily classes to take,

or you can choose

from hundreds of ondemand

classes from

the library, which

include running,

strength, bootcamp,

walking and stretching

varieties. Classes

range from 5 to 60

minutes and show

real-time metrics for

participants to see

progress from every

class, including heart

rate, distance, speed

and output. There is

a built-in soundbar

and a low-impact,

shock-absorbing

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slat belt. It also has

adjustable knobs to

change speed and

incline without breaking

stride. Starting at

$4,295 at Peloton,

www.onepeloton.

com.

The Mirror

When it’s off, The

Mirror is just that

– a mirror. But when

it’s on, users see

themselves, their

instructor and classmates

in an interactive

display, complete

with an embedded

camera and speakers.

Working in any

room in your home

(all you need is space

for a yoga mat), the

Mirror can either

sit on a stand or be

mounted to the wall.

The product offers

unlimited classes,

ranging from cardio

and strength to yoga

and boxing, streamed

directly from the

company’s New York

City studio. There are

over 70 live classes

offered weekly with

real-time instruction,

as well as an

extensive library of

on-demand workouts

available anytime.

Users have a personal

fitness profile

with biometric data

to track progress and

can sync a Bluetooth

heart rate monitor

or Apple Watch to

enable competition

mode. The Mirror has

embedded speakers

for users to choose

from curated playlists

or create their own,

and can also sync

to Bluetooth audio

devices. Starting at

$1,495 at Mirror,

www.mirror.co.

Activbody Activ5

Portable Gym

It may be tough

to wrap your head

around that an

entire “gym” can

fit in the palm of

your hand, but it’s

true. The portable

isometric strengthtraining

device gives

the freedom to get

fit anywhere. The

device offers fullbody

workouts for

all fitness levels.

Users have access

to over 100 strengthbased

workouts,

all customized and

personalized. Simply

link it to the iOS or

Android apps through

Bluetooth and select

the types and levels

of exercises desired.

The app will coach

users through workouts

and provide

immediate feedback

and progress

results, including

daily or weekly

updates on strength

gains. $139.90 at

Nordstrom, www.

nordstrom.com.

Tangram Factory

Smart Rope Pure

Stay connected while

doing cardio with this

high-tech jump rope.

The product, which

has an adjustable

rope length, connects

to the Smart

Gym mobile app,

which is compatible

with iOS, Android

and Apple Watch,

via Bluetooth. The

rope stores up to

100 sessions of jump

rope data, collecting

information such as

jump count, calories

burned and fitness

workout times. The

transparent polycarbonate

handles have

internal technology

and magnetic accurate

sensors to gather

data. Additionally,

fitness goers can

unlock awards and

challenge friends to

competitions through

the app. $59.95 on

Amazon, www.amazon.com.

Stealth Core

Trainer

This Amercan-made

product combines

technology, exercise

and fun. The interactive

core trainer

turns the plank into a

full-on gaming experience,

with mobile

games to play on a

smartphone by using

your abs. Stealth

uses core strength

to control the action

on the mobile phone

screen. The trainer

supports up to 400

pounds and has

dynamic 360-degree

motion. The support

pad is made from

energy-return foam

for comfort and

easy maintenance.

It comes with two

free mobile games

called Stealth Speed

Gliding and Stealth

Body Fitness, which

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accompanying app.

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crazy 8s

While it may not occur in Scottsdale,

snow is a large part of winter for many

people in America. Whether its setting the

ambiance when you’re by the fire at a cabin

in Flagstaff, or supporting your outdoor

adventure fix on the slopes out of state,

the winter weather act is both magical

and mysterious. Here are eight facts about

snow that just might give you the chills.

Crazy Facts

About Snow

1. Winter white?

Contrary to

popular belief,

snow isn’t actual

white. Technically

translucent, we

see snow as white

because of the way

light bends and

reflects.

2. Center secret.

The center of almost

every snow crystal

contains a speck of

dust.

3. Naming storms.

It may be a common

term, but not every

big snowstorm is

considered a blizzard.

Qualifications of

a blizzard include

winds blowing at 35

mph and reduced

visibility to less than

a quarter mile for at

least three hours.

4. Too many to

count. It’s estimated

that over 1 septillion

ice crystals fall from

the sky each winter

in the United States.

5. Snow beginnings.

Snow forms when

water vapor in the

atmosphere freezes

into ice crystals.

6. Color me

surprised. There has

been reports of red,

yellow, and black

snow, likely with

pollen, dust, or ash

as the cause.

7. Size story. The

Guinness World

Records book

chronicled the largest

snowflake ever

recorded, measuring

15 inches wide. It

was found in Fort

Keogh, Montana, in

1887.

8. Two of a kind.

Though the saying

goes that no two

snowflakes are alike,

that’s not the case.

Scientists reportedly

found identical snow

crystals and many

crystals are similar in

their early stages of

growth.

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funnies

The Joke’s on Us!

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

My boss just texted me “Send me one of your funny jokes!”

“I’m busy working. I’ll send one later,” I texted him back.

“That’s hilarious,” he said. “Send another one!”

My friend asked me, “What are

your plans for the weekend?”

“I’m going to buy glasses,” I said.

“And then what?” she asked.

“Then I’ll see,” I said.

“I DON’T TRUST

THOSE TREES, SON,”

THE DAD SAID

“WHAT, WHY NOT?”

ASKED THE SON

“THEY SEEM KIND

OF SHADY,” THE DAD

REPLIED.

What happens to a frog’s car

when it breaks down?

It gets toad away.

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Former professional

baseball player Brian

Anderson talks helping

senior citizens and being

on-air in the second

chapter of his life

/ by Heather Lynn Horvat

/ photos by James Patrick

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Former professional baseball player and Arizona native Brian

Anderson loved baseball since he can remember.

“Some of my most vivid memories are of my father chucking

balls to me,” he says.

Growing up in Tucson, Anderson attended Canyon del Oro

High School where several players went

on to the big leagues.

In 2000, Anderson was named

Arizona State Player of the Year. During

his time at University of Arizona, he was

named an All-American twice before being

drafted in the first round in 2003 by the

Chicago White Sox.

“Growing up, Ken Griffey, Jr. was my

idol. Fast forward and his locker was two

down from mine. It was such a humbling

experience,” he says.

Anderson made the legendary diving

save that sent the Sox to the playoffs in

2008. In 2005, his rookie year, he was

integral in helping Chicago sweep the

Houston Astros in four games to win their

first World Series in 88 years.

“I remember in my rookie year, not

only was it one of the most amazing experiences

as a 23-year-old, but I was able

to fill in for regular starters. It is truly a

team effort to get the job done,” he says.

TURNING THE PAGE

Anderson spent five seasons playing in

the MLB. He’s now retired from the sport,

and currently splits his time between

Chicago and Arizona.

In addition to a decade-long broadcasting

career, traveling for projects with

NBC Sports, Pac12 Network and Comcast

Sports, he also works locally for Prime

Care Hospice, living out his passion for

helping senior citizens and their families

navigate the hospice and healthcare

world. The company’s motto – live well,

finish well – resonates with Anderson for

reasons both professional and personal.

“I have a soft spot for the older

generation,” he says. “This is the second

chapter of my life and I need to find something now to make me

happy; not continue to chase the old dream. I want to have a

meaningful and positive impact, and that’s why healthcare is so

important to me.”

Anderson also volunteers with the Caris Sports Foundation

to raise awareness and funds for underprivileged kids to participate

in sports.

“THIS IS THE SECOND

CHAPTER OF MY LIFE AND I

NEED TO FIND SOMETHING

NOW TO MAKE ME HAPPY;

NOT CONTINUE TO CHASE

THE OLD DREAM. I WANT

TO HAVE A MEANINGFUL

AND POSITIVE IMPACT, AND

THAT’S WHY HEALTHCARE IS

SO IMPORTANT TO ME.”

A MOTIVATED MACHINE

Though his career these days doesn’t require him to stay in gameready

shape, Anderson still holds health and wellness in high

regards. Personal accountability is a huge part of his success.

“In pro baseball you have access to any food you want. Post

career, there’s no structure of a diet, so you

have free range to eat whatever and whenever,”

Anderson says. “I tell myself I’m not

20 years old anymore, and that it’s simply

not an option to eat whatever I want.”

Anderson cites his cousin and

workout buddy, Shane, for keeping him

motivated to work out and eat healthy.

His secret to healthy eating is to plan out

his meals ahead of time, with his go-to

staples being ground beef, veggies, and

brown rice. When he needs a quick meal

on-the-go, he opts for Chipotle’s basic

bowl of chicken, rice and salsa.

A big advocate for eating throughout

the day, Anderson advises to feed your

body like the machine it is and not to be

afraid to indulge every now and then.

“Cheat days are necessary. Soft

chocolate chip cookies will always put me

into a food coma,” he says.

FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Outside of baseball, Anderson is focused on

being a good brother and an integral part of

his family. His own mental health has been

a key component in his lifestyle change.

“Always trying to reach that pinnacle

and chasing the high of the game takes a

toll,” he says “Former athletes still want

that feeling and still strive for it, even

though it’s hard to find again. For me, I’ve

had to come to terms with myself and it’s

hard. It’s a constant battle to hold a positive

outlook; some days are better than others.”

Though Anderson has an impressive

resume, he’s not immune to battling the

same struggles other people face.

“On paper, I look great but I still feel

like that’s not good enough. I battle with

myself every day,” he says.

For Anderson, mental and physical health go hand-in-hand.

He credits time spent with friends for adding extra value to his

life.

“Mental health is a taboo subject. People are scared and

embarrassed [to talk about it],” he says, My advice is to just get

it out in the open and talk about it. You’d be surprised who’s

there to help.”

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/ by Autumn Jarrett / photos by Claudia Johnstone


Discipline, empathy,

camaraderie and

perseverance are just a few

of things that Randy Norton’s

early athletic career taught him

that he still carries today into

adulthood.

While growing up battling

the snowy winters of

Minneapolis, Minnesota, a

young Norton found himself

intrigued with sports, such as basketball,

which later grew into an everlasting passion

of a lifetime of being active.

Norton first started playing winter sports

when he was about 5 years old. He discovered

baseball and football later, and since

neither of his two older siblings took on the

same passion for sports, he assumed the

role of being the “jock” of the family.

When Norton was preparing to begin

high school, his parents decided to leave the

winters of Minnesota behind and relocate

their family to Arizona.

“My parents choosing to move to

Phoenix when I was 13 was rough because

you are entering a new school with people

who have established their cliques and

friendships early on,” Norton says.

But one thing stood true: Norton still

loved sports and found his niche playing basketball,

baseball and running track at Paradise

Valley High School.

After high school, Norton went on to

play collegiate basketball at The University of

Redlands in Redlands, California.

“Going from playing high school basketball

to the collegiate level was a difficult transition,”

he says. “The University of Redlands

always played ‘West Coast tempo’ style of

basketball.”

Randy Norton leaves it all on

the field for community impact

through Fiesta Bowl

The up-tempo type of game was something

that Redlands coach Gary Smith learned

while studying under legendary coach Paul

Westhead, the first coach of Magic Johnson

at the Lakers. His creation consisted of a full

court press with two to three passes and

then a shot.

“In high school I was used to playing

a traditional, more defensive-oriented,

type of game,” Norton says. “Once I got to

Redlands, we were literally running teams

out the gym.”

After graduating from college, Norton

returned to Arizona where he continued to

play in a few leagues with semi-professional

players before hanging up his jersey for good.

Norton has retired from playing basketball

competitively and is currently serving as

the lead client service partner and regional

managing director with Deloitte, LLP. Though

no longer on the court every day, he still has

a burning passion for being active.

“I continue to work out four to five days

a week,” he says. “That endorphin rush just

starts your day right. I can’t imagine life without

it; I even bring my workout gear with me

wherever I travel. It truly helps with staying

mentally and emotionally fit as well.”

You can find Norton doing anything from

lifting, cycling, playing tennis, hiking, running

and maybe even shooting a

few baskets here and there.

And with his passion for

sports, Norton has found a

way to stay involved by giving

back to others that enjoy it as

well.

In 2001, while Norton

was volunteering his time

coaching basketball at The

Boys and Girls Club of

Metropolitan Phoenix and serving on the

board, a good friend encouraged him to join

the Fiesta Bowl Committee.

As Norton familiarized himself with the

Fiesta Bowl’s mission and values, he became

more drawn to its sense of community and

historical relevance.

“The Fiesta Bowl is aligned with collegiate

sports and fun, so it easily tied back to

my passion,” he says. “And I would also be

helping create a deeper sense of community

though charitable causes – something that

the Fiesta Bowl has done a great job of doing

over the years.”

The pillars of youth, sports and education

drive the Fiesta Bowl’s community activities.

Fiesta Bowl Charities donated $3 million to

nonprofits in 2019-2020, including $1 million

in grants to teachers during its Wishes for

Teachers, powered by DriveTime program.

Norton currently serves as the chairelect

of the Board of Directors, meaning he’ll

take over as chair of the board of the Fiesta

Bowl in 2021.

The annual events will take place Dec.

27 and 28, featuring the Cheez-it Bowl, the

Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade, and the

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.

For tickets and more information, visit

www.fiestabowl.org.

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elating

/ by Jocelyn and Aaron Freeman

Jocelyn and Aaron

Freeman are your

go-to marriage coaches

to learn the relationship

skills no one

taught you in school.

The Freemans are

published authors,

public speakers, and

lead couples workshops

in the Valley.

For more information,

visit www.meetthefreemans.com.

Resolution Prep

Tips to finish 2019 strong and carry momentum into 2020

Has it dawned on you that 2020 will be an entirely new decade? You likely

scroll past anything that says “New Year’s resolutions,” especially while it’s

still 2019. While you might not be ready to talk about resolutions just yet, how

about practical, fun ways to be rested, organized and set up for a successful

start to 2020 as a couple?

You don’t have to start off this next year scrambling, tired and trying to

catch up with the momentum of the year. Here are five helpful ways to close out

2019 and start 2020 strong as a team.

1. Delete,

delegate or do it

differently

Have you ever tried

to add clothes into

a jampacked closet?

It’s not easy. Well,

the same thing goes

for trying to add new

and exciting goals

into your life if it’s

already overwhelmingly

full. Take a

few hours during

December to do an

audit of your lives as

a couple and delete

what doesn’t align

with your goals, delegate

what doesn’t

have to be done by

you, and plan to do

things differently if

it’s feeling monotonous.

Simply make

a list of all the activities

or commitments

that don’t inspire

you for 2020 and ask

yourselves, “how

can we delete this,

delegate it or do it

differently?”

2. Categorize the

areas of your life

Sometimes it can

feel daunting to try

and create “big-picture

life goals” without

a way to organize

your thoughts.

Instead, write out six

to eight categories of

life like, health, social

life, career, romance,

finances, etc. Then,

with those categories,

ask each other

what would be a

goal or intention that

would inspire you

into action. The goals

don’t have to be the

exact same for the

two of you, but see

if you can create a

few that you want to

pursue together.

3. Guard your

time

You can either

start January 2020

exhausted from all of

the social gatherings

or you can start the

year feeling intentional

about your time. If

you have New Year’s

Eve plans, make sure

to at least block one

of the following three

days to rest, collect

your thoughts and

set your life up for

success. Just don’t

go from running 100

miles per hour during

the holidays with

family to trying to

start the year with

less steam for your

own goals.

4. Focus on the

habits, not the

outcome

The truth is, you

can’t always control

the outcome

when you set goals.

However, you have

complete control

over your daily

habits. When you

set your goals as

a couple for 2020,

focus on the daily

actions or habits that

will lead to the bigpicture

achievement.

For example, make

a goal to exercise

four days per week

instead of the goal

to lose 20 pounds in

two months. Make a

scoreboard to track

that you’re keeping

to the habits you

wrote down.

5. Make your date

nights a priority

When it comes to

the start of the 2020,

nothing is more

important than your

romantic and emotional

connection as a

couple. Achievement

is great, but connection

is even better. As

you start to anticipate

your schedule for the

new year, pre-block

date nights and mark

them in your calendar.

Going on a date

once per week is

ideal, but make sure

it’s no less than twice

per month. Get creative

with the dates.

Most importantly,

make sure to stick to

setting aside quality

time together and

that you don’t cancel

your plans because

you don’t feel like

going out.

By taking some

easy steps, 2020 can

be one of the most

extraordinary years

you have ever had as

a couple, but 2019

still has hope. Don’t

wait to start the new

year to get intentional

and focused about

your goals, desires

and dreams for the

year. December is

a great time to connect

and get clarity

together.

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eauty

/ by Amy Ross

Brrr,

It’s Cold in Hair

Wintry weather hair care tips for this season

While Arizona doesn’t experience the same winter as

other parts of the county, it still gets cold here. Since

colder temperatures can do damage to your hair, taking

extra care of your hair this season will ensure it remains

strong and looking its best when the weather is at its

worst. Here’s how to prevent cold weather hair struggles.

Hydrate your hair

The cold, dry air

outside saps all the

moisture out of your

hair. Leaving it more

brittle, less flexible,

and up to 3% shorter

in appearance.

Keeping the hair

hydrated is essential

to avoid weak,

unmanageable hair.

When washing your

hair, leave the conditioner

in your hair for

a minute or two longer.

You can also add

a leave-in conditioner

after showering. For

the days you don’t

wash your hair add a

dry conditioner to the

ends.

Never go out in

the cold with wet

hair

When hair is wet, the

hair cuticle is open

and the cold can lead

to static and frizzy

hair. Make sure your

hair is completely dry

before bracing the

cold. Hit your hair

with a blow-dryer or

a diffuser to quickly

dry it. Once hair is

dry, seal your ends

with a little smoothing

oil.

Be gentle while

brushing

Start by brushing

hair, wet or dry, on

the ends and work

your way up the hair

shaft until reaching

the top of your

head. This will help

to avoid tangles that

can cause the hair

to break. Consider

ditching the comb or

rubber bristle brush

during the colder

months and switching

to a brush with

softer bristles, like

a boar bristle brush.

These brushes help

condition and add

shine by distributing

natural oils throughout

and detangle

while minimizing

damage.

Try a minimal or

no heat hairstyle

There are plenty of

styles that can be

achieved during the

winter that require

little to no heat.

Style your hair in a

half up, half down

top knot with loose

curls or leave your

hair natural on the

bottom. Try a braided

crown or two French

braids. You can

never go wrong with

a low pony with a

scrunchie or a ribbon.

For straight, sleek

hair run a heated

brush through it

rather than a straightener.

A heated brush

won’t damage hair as

much as a straightener

and can help

seal ends to prevent

frizz or breakage.

Remember to add a

heat protectant spray

before using any hot

tools.

Amy Ross is the operating partner of Drybar Arizona. Drybar provides professional blowouts at a flat price, regardless of hair length or thickness (wash included!).

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/ by Anikar Chhabra, MD

Anikar Chhabra, M.D. is

an orthopedic surgeon,

the director of the

Sports Medicine Section

in the Department of

Orthopedics and vice

chair of Clinical Practice

at the Department of

Orthopedic surgery at

Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

THOUGH

INJURIES MAY

VARY FROM

SPORT TO

SPORT, THE

COMMON

YOUTH INJURIES

INCLUDE:

Youth Sport Injuries

A safety guide for young athletes

Millions of children and teens in the

United States practice sports, and every

year about 3.5 million sport injuries

occur. That said, most of these injuries

are not serious and do not need surgery

to correct them. A significant number of

these injuries are preventable.

Injuries on the

rise

As sport specialization

among children

becomes more common,

injuries are

increasing. Children

nowadays are playing

one sport year-round.

This causes them to

not develop different

muscles groups.

Additionally, this is

not allowing their

brains to develop different

motor skills.

On top of that, most

parents admit that

their children rarely

take extended periods

of time off from

their sport.

Resting is key

The best way parents

and youths can

avoid these issues is

to listen to the body

and let it rest. If a

patient is in pain and

continually sustaining

injuries, early treatment

is necessary

so that the injuries

won’t become a

longstanding problem.

Most parents

want their child to

play at the next level.

If they don’t let their

children rest their

bodies rest now,

these injuries may

ruin their chances of

extending their playing

career. Ideally, an

athlete should take

two to four weeks

off from the sport

after the end of each

season.

Preparing for

practice

Before sending

your child out on

the field, make

sure they hydrate

before, during and

after practice. Also,

equipping them with

the correct protective

gear that fits is

instrumental to both

their performance

and form.

A sport injury

is never planned for,

but it doesn’t have to

take your athlete out

of the game. With

proper equipment,

nutrition, hydration,

rest, and crosstraining,

your child’s

chances of getting

hurt are substantially

reduced.

Shoulder

or patella

dislocations

Growth plate fractures:

A condition

that affects the

growing tissue layer

near the end of a

child’s bone.

Muscle sprains

Osteochondritis

dissecans: A joint

condition that occurs

when a lack of blood

flow causes the

bone underneath

the joint’s cartilage

to die.

Shin splints

Patellar tendinitis

(jumper’s knee): An

injury to the ligament

that connects the

kneecap to the shinbone

that allows for

walking, running and

jumping movements.

Torn ACL

Sever’s disease in

the foot (calcaneal

apophysitis): A condition

that causes heel

pain due to stress

on the heel’s growth

plates.

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event

/ by David Apeji

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and Jennifer Laughton

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Loni Colbert

Lauren and

Mark Teahen

Driving Out

Domestic

Violence

Hosted by Chrysalis, this two-day

fundraiser kicked off with a private

golf invitation at Starfire Golf Club, followed

by an evening gala and auction.

Proceeds from both events went to

help domestic violence victims.

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and Jenn Kanerko

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Gavin and

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