“We can talk while I ride the exercise bike,” he says into the phone. “I do at least 30 minutes a day.”

It just didn’t make sense to Roger Yockey. How could he be so overweight when the people that he and his wife were meeting on volunteer missions around the world had so very little? “Marilyn and I have done a lot of volunteer work in Central America, Portugal, the Caribbean, and the United States. We Read more about “We can talk while I ride the exercise bike,” he says into the phone. “I do at least 30 minutes a day.”[…]

“Three years — and more than 200 pounds — ago”

Yakima resident Maury Riker has been a lot of things during his years spent in the working world: paramedic, facilities manager, recycling specialist, company owner, billing expert. But in retirement, he’s got an entirely new gig: healthy lifestyle crusader for Virginia Mason Memorial’s Diabetic Prevention Program. “My wife’s doctor suggested the program to her. We Read more about “Three years — and more than 200 pounds — ago”[…]

4 practical ways to avoid packing on holiday pounds

Dec. 20, 2014—Lasting happy memories—that’s what you want the holidays to bring you. Not lasting pounds. But with calorie-rich food almost everywhere you turn during the festive season, is it really possible to be a smart cookie and still smile when you step on the scale? Absolutely, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Read more about 4 practical ways to avoid packing on holiday pounds[…]