Exercise can help achieve work goals

If you’re looking for new ways to up the ante on your work performance, exercise can do more than increase your energy and relieve stress.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular exercise can ensure that your thinking, learning and judgment skills remain sharp. If you want to achieve your goals at work, following are ways exercise can help.

Cancer survivor series comes to El Camino Hospital next week

One cancer survivor quit her job to spend more time with her 8-year-old son; another left Silicon Valley to find a less stressful environment; a third returned to teach an art class for the organization that helped embolden all of them to take charge of their lives again.

For three years, Cancer CAREpoint’s Survivorship Series has provided a free space for more than 200 cancer survivors to discuss and share their post-treatment experiences, according to project director and Mountain View resident Sheryl Brown.

Tips for incorporating in-season fruits and vegetables in your meals

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Federal dietary guidelines recommend eating 2-3 cups of vegetables per day.

According to a study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only one in 10 adults in the U.S. gets enough fruits and vegetables in his or her meals.

This statistic is based on federal guidelines and recommendations stating that adults should eat 2-3 cups of vegetables and 1 1/2-2 cups of fruit per day. Fruits and vegetables contain nutrients such as fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin A, antioxidants, folate and more to prevent many diseases and infections and also keep our bodies functioning optimally.

Resentment is like acid to a romantic relationship

One killer of romance is resentment. What is resentment, how does it destroy love and what can you do if it shows up in your relationship?

Resentment is a form of anger that arises when you feel you’ve been hurt or treated unfairly. It’s a natural and normal response to a situation, a feeling of, “Hey, that’s not OK!” There’s nothing wrong with feeling resentful in the face of unfair treatment. What you choose to do with these angry feelings will likely determine if the situation will be resolved or is likely to be unresolved and repeated in the future.

Do you have an unstable chewing system?

Courtesy of Dr. Ken Schweifler
Dr. Ken Schweifler uses a dental articulator, also called a jaw simulator, to help assess the chewing system of one of his patients. According to Schweifler, the symptoms of an unstable chewing system can include the joints clicking and popping, as well as tension headaches and neck aches.

People lose their teeth to three primary processes: periodontal disease (gum and bone deterioration), tooth decay (or cavities) and unstable chewing systems.

Gum disease and dental decay are primarily caused by the presence of bacterial plaque. So plaque control is at the center of preventing these diseases. There is some risk beyond your control for the first two diseases because some people have softer, more penetrable enamel. Some people can also have a stronger immune response to the bacteria, and that reaction causes periodontal breakdown.

Foothill Boot Camp celebrates 20th year of early-morning workouts

Courtesy of Steve Smith
Participants in the Foothill Boot Camp work out pool-side on the Foothill College campus. Class members, who range in age from 40 to 70, work out five days a week at 6 a.m.

Waking up before dawn to attend a rigorous exercise class five days a week isn’t for everyone, but it certainly suits members of the Foothill Boot Camp.

For the handful of diehards from Los Altos who have participated in the class for more than a decade, it’s a habit. They actually prefer the 6 a.m. start time.

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