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Blue Zones Project — North Hawaii

| | Sep 15 2017 - 12:25am | Comments

Blue Zones Project in West Hawaii officially launched Aug. 26 with a community event at Kona Commons in the old Sports Authority location, drawing a crowd of more than 1,500 people. This distinction completes the countywide effort to make healthy choices easier in all of Hawaii Island.

  1. | Posted: Aug 22 2017 - 12:35am

    Political? OK, just a couple. I read in a golf magazine: Trump! Keep him on the golf course! It’s safer for all of us! … One more? Let’s just hope that Trump’s bellicosity is all hot air and no balloon. Sorry, one more rant: HHS abruptly cut grants to 81 programs aimed at preventing teen pregnancy! Yep, just what the young need!

  2. | Posted: Aug 18 2017 - 12:40am

    Residents living in the original Blue Zones areas share common lifestyle habits called Power 9. Eating mindfully is one of them.

  3. | Posted: Aug 15 2017 - 4:45am

    No politics today! Too darn scary. Thus we all need more laughter, so let’s get on with it!

  4. | Posted: Aug 11 2017 - 8:06am

    Family members will often assist older relatives, through direct and/or professional care, as their needs become evident. This is a wonderful way to help an individual live at home as long as reasonably possible, while maintaining a sense of independence. Being in the place in which someone has built valuable memories feels comfortable, and is often preferred. As the time and energy spent on keeping a loved one at home gradually increase over time, it sometimes gets to the point that the recipient of this care does not realize just how much is being provided.

  5. | Posted: Aug 8 2017 - 12:45am

    Aloha everyone. I wanted to give you all a brief update of some happenings in our county.

  6. | Posted: Aug 8 2017 - 12:40am

    Here is what you need to know to start your day: The President is going on vacation. You know, for some R&R … Ranting and Re-Tweeting! So, before we leave this topic, what’s with all these leaks in the government? Easy fix … call a plumber or a urologist!

  7. | Posted: Aug 1 2017 - 12:35am

    Happy day, my friends. There are only two words heard in the political arena these days: confusion or collusion! So, pick one for any issue and you will label the politician! Then you can “brand” him or her! Enough? Let’s laugh!

  8. | Posted: Aug 1 2017 - 12:30am

    While the rest of the world is delighting in the last goodness of summer freedom, you are bundled on the couch, washcloth on forehead, thermometer hanging from your mouth and a mountain of used tissues at your side. “What did I ever do to deserve this?” you implore.

  9. | Posted: Jul 28 2017 - 12:25am

    On Aug. 21, North America will be treated to a spectacular sight: a solar eclipse. People along a 70-mile swath of the mainland from Lincoln City, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina, will spend two to three minutes in the dark as the moon totally covers the sun.

  10. | Posted: Jul 25 2017 - 12:35am

    My focus is always to give you current medical information that has some laughter attached. So try this one … Warning: Do not shampoo your hair in the shower as the shampoo runs down your body when you are rinsing off your hair. I am so happy to give you a health warning that is useful to us all. I should have figured this one out a long time ago but now is good. When I wash my hair, the shampoo runs down my whole body, and printed very clearly on the shampoo label is this warning: For extra body and volume. No wonder I have been gaining weight! I got rid of that shampoo and now I shower with dishwashing soap. Its label reads: Dissolves fat that is otherwise difficult to remove. Problem solved! So if I don’t answer the phone, I’ll be in the shower!

  11. | Posted: Jul 21 2017 - 12:30am

    Did you know you could consume 100 fewer calories every day without even thinking about it? According to Dr. Brian Wansink and other scientists at Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab, the setup of your kitchen greatly impacts what and how much you eat.

  12. | Posted: Jul 18 2017 - 12:40am

    HB 607 (Act 102) became law this month, appropriating $600,000 to the Executive Office on Aging to establish the Kupuna Caregivers Program. The goal of the program is to assist qualified caregivers in obtaining care for their care recipients while remaining in the workforce, provided certain criteria are met.

  13. | Posted: Jul 18 2017 - 12:35am

    Another happy day that I am able to send some laughter your way. So, for those of you not quite awake, I will start with some fun one-liners … Ready? Are you certain you are awake?

  14. | Posted: Jul 14 2017 - 12:30am

    When I made the choice to move to Waimea in 2001, I was full of enthusiasm about the dream of opening an adult day care center. I was single, in my late 20s, and focused on this new chapter that revolved completely around my career. I accepted that living in a small town on an island way out in the Pacific was likely eliminating my chances of having friends in close proximity who truly understood me, let alone a husband, in order to pursue my dream.

  15. | Posted: Jul 11 2017 - 12:42am

    Aloha everyone.