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November/December 2012

Desert EventsHumana Challenge Poised for Next Level of Success

Humana Challenge

In late 2011, Desert Classic Charities, the PGA TOUR, Humana and the William J. Clinton Foundation announced their collaborative plan to present a re-invigorated golf tournament to succeed the iconic Bob Hope Classic. The new tournament had an expanded focus beyond world-class golf, and served as a strategic platform to Read more…

Fresh CuisineLocal Ingredients and a ‘Partnership for a Healthier America’: A Winning Combination at Lantana

When deciding where to eat out, we don’t often think of going to a hotel. It’s different in the desert, where we have many world-class restaurants inside world-renowned resorts. Located inside the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, Lantana is one such hidden gem. It serves wholesome, local and thoughtfully sourced food. Read more…

Financial HealthIs It Time for Assisted Living?

How do you know when loved ones are ready for assisted living? Use these guidelines to help spot the telltale warning signs of aging and illness. Rosalyn Carter once said: “There are only four kinds of people in the world–those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those Read more…

Health & BeautyEasy Steps to Prettier Skin

As winter approaches, skin becomes cracked and dry from the warm summer days. Our bodies change with weather, and skin care regimens should be changed to boost complexion. Try these top 5 healthy approaches to transform your skin from dull to glowing in the winter… Wear sunscreen, even if you Read more…

FitnessStay Healthy This Holiday Season

The holidays are here. And what often comes with holiday cheer is not-so-joyful weight gain, fatigue, cold and flu. So how do we enjoy our favorite time of year and avoid the accompanying ails? Watch portion sizes. First of all, we can be conscious of how much we are eating Read more…

FitnessGolfers! Train Like Athletes

Most people don’t look at golfers as athletes, but when you break down the swing, the forces generated in hitting a golf ball are quite impressive. An average golfer will swing a driver at around 80mph, while a professional can reach 120-130mph. If the body isn’t sequencing correctly, then those Read more…

Through the GenerationsSmall Exercises Bring Big Results

Trunk rotations

We know the value of common exercise like walking, running, swimming, tennis, golf, soccer, etc. But these simple activities are often out of reach for those living with Parkinson’s. However, there are other exercises, not as strenuous, which can be valuable tools to improve a Parkinson’s patient’s activities of daily Read more…

Through the GenerationsLessons in Longevity

Our “Lessons in Longevity” column discovers and shares the secrets we seek from our elders on how to live a long and happy life. For this issue, I stopped by Palm Desert’s Joslyn Center. The Joslyn Center is always active and the energy positive and bright.  There I met 91-year Read more…

Desert HealthFinding a Cause to Make a Difference

Jayne Robertson

Jayne Robertson was looking for a cause. She has been a yoga teacher and health educator for over 30 years and was searching for something tied to the yoga world. In February of this year, she heard about Off the Mat, Into The World, a non-profit organization created by yoga Read more…