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The perseverance of a 67-year-old marathon runner

Running a marathon is hard for any human being. Novice or elite athlete. It requires months of training and a willingness to push through 26.6 miles of pain and exhaustion with the reward of having someone put a medal around your neck. It’s an endeavor that most people have zero desire to undertake. However the process and experience is a commonality that all marathoners share regardless of their age or skill level. 

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Margarita Adventures zipline canopy tours

Wine country adventure like no other

We usually think of zip lining as an adventurous activity that we might do when vacationing in Costa Rica, Ecuador, or even Northern California – not something that we can do in the middle of Wine Country. That all changed in September 2011 when owner Karl Whittstrom’s inspiration to create Margarita Adventures Zipline Canopy Tours on the Santa Margarita Ranch property became a reality.

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Central Coast SurviveOars paddle on

Dragon boat racing promotes fitness & friendship among cancer survivors

If you are driving past Morro Bay and happen to see the head of a prehistoric monster gliding through the water, do not call your local Scottish anthropologist; boats adorned with the head of a dragon are now a common site on the waters surrounding Morro Rock. The Estero Bay is home to our very own local team of Dragon Boat paddlers, better known as the Central Coast SurviveOars.

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Get out there!

What’s your go-to way to stay active and fit? Cycling? Running? Kayaking? Bowling? Lifting weights? Taking the dog for a walk? Playing Frisbee?

Folks along the Central Coast are taking part in a wide variety of outdoor activities – and a lot of indoor ones as well – at this very moment. A slew of opportunities await each one of us every day, from the very young to the young at heart. 

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Finding The Natural Alternative

Misconceptions of modern medicine

In the early 80s, I was introduced to a holistic nutritionist that that changed my health dramatically.  I was eager to learn everything I possibly could about herbal and nutritional medicine.  I also wanted to share my knowledge with others so that they could become pro-active in their healthcare.  True health is optimal wellness and vitality, not just “absence of disease”.

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Paddling the Ocean Blue: Sea Kayaking on the Central Coast

We floated through the ocean swell dipping our paddles gracefully as we glided by the coastline of Santa Barbara County. Our destination on our sea kayaking tour was El Capitan Beach where we would disembark, take our camping gear out of the kayak’s cargo hold, and spend the night at the campground. So far we had covered about six miles and the paddling was easy and uneventful. Suddenly something broke through the surface of the water on either side of our little band of kayakers. “Dolphins,” somebody cried. Sure enough a pod of Pacific dolphins were joining us on our journey.

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Keeping the Roadrunners on track

Coach Roger Warnes is the inspiration behind SLO Roadrunners Running & Triathlon Club

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Benefits of fitness on overall health

“A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body a prison.” – Francis Bacon

Like many of you, I feel we live in one of the most beautiful places in the world.  It’s relatively easy to enjoy the outdoors and be active year-round on the Central Coast.  I have also been lucky enough to work with an active group of people and have many active patients that inspire me to compete and push myself athletically.  

SLO Op Climbing brings high adventure films & activities to area

SLO Op Climbing

Full week of films and activities through Oct. 7 celebrates the great outdoors.

Last year’s benefit screening of Banff Film Festival’s Radical Reels tour in San Luis Obispo was such a success for SLO Op Climbing that they decided to expand one night of films to a full week of films and activities celebrating people in the outdoors from Sept. 30 to Oct. 7.

A joint venture between All Out Events and SLO Op Climbing, both run by Kristin and Yishai Horowitz, the event comes at a time when people start to wrap up their summer adventures and start thinking about winter.

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Health starts here: The Natural Alternative Nutrition Center will get you feeling great

 
To ‘be healthy’ is more than being a specific weight. It’s more than just staving off disease or illness. Healthy is waking up before the morning alarm clock rings and making it through a full work-day, without an afternoon coffee or energy drink. Being healthy is about feeling healthy all day, everyday; to have the energy to do the activities you enjoy.

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