From Sleeping In To Crushing Goals

When Richmond’s Cristal Delgado realized she was living her everyday life without motivation and confidence, she decided to take her life into her own hands by changing her exercise and health regiments. “I wasn’t reaching my highest potential or evolving into someone I wanted to be. So I decided to do something about it.” Read […]

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My L.A. Marathon goal: running to become a better person

Last year, Alex Medina joined Students Run Los Angeles, a program that helps students from across the city to train for the L.A. marathon. The experience was even more rewarding the second time around. “There were runners from all backgrounds and we all shared the same goal,  yet everyone ran for a particular reason. I saw people running for lost loved ones and […]

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Recess before lunch program behind better student health, behavior

Myrtle Avenue School in Lamont holds a recess for students to exercise before lunch, and it has improved their health and behavior, according to school officials and advocates. “What we found out is that our kids have less time to get in trouble. So my referrals during lunch period have gone down.” Read more about the unique program in Kern […]

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Coachella gets moving with ‘Walk with a Doc’ program

In an effort to increase community interest in exercising, the Walk with a Doc program invites residents to walk with area physicians every fourth Saturday of the month. The program was conceived by a doctor who wanted to go beyond advising his patients in the office setting, by asking families to join doctors in physical exercise. “It is important that we, as parents, […]

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‘Live the Challenge’ ends with most successful race yet

For the annual Live the Challenge event, South Kern residents committed to make healthy lifestyle changes – giving up soda and smoking, drinking more water, eating fewer carbohydrates – while others pledged to keep their community clean on the outside, by picking up trash.  This year’s race brought more than double the number of people that came out last year, a resounding success for event […]

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Skateboarding changes lives

A recent $4 million investment to build a skate park in City Heights has invigorated skateboarding devotees, local boys who see nothing but positives about what the park offers them: socializing, letting off steam, and a constantly available setting for physical activity. Skaters at the existing park, and what the sport means to them, are in a video from Media Arts Center San Diego.

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YMCA opens new community center in Tahoe Park

Winter isn’t the easiest time to promote staying active and healthy, but a new YMCA community center offers activities that might draw the whole family. Classes and programs offered at the new location include art, fitness, yoga, and a range of classes that parents and children can enjoy together. “Anyone with an interest in staying healthy, whether ‘in spirit, mind, or body,’ […]

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