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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The color pink has spread across the nation this month to raise awareness about breast cancer. Second only to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Nearly one in every eight women born today in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in her life. The good news is that women can survive if the breast cancer is detected and treated early.

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October 24th, 2013|

Students walk, bike to school despite rain

  OCTOBER 10, 2013 12:00 AM  •  STAFF REPORT- Lompoc Record  

Hundreds of students at seven Lompoc schools braved the rain on Wednesday morning as they participated in [...]

October 14th, 2013|

Training for life with functional fitness

In a recent column written by Teresa McIntyre of the Healthy Lompoc Coalition, the YMCA expert outlined top trends in fitness. One developing trend mentioned was functional fitness. Fitness generally is a complex thing. Cardiovascular fitness can [...]
September 30th, 2013|

Healthy strategies for fall, winter

As summer comes to a close and the sunny Lompoc Labor Day weekend becomes a distant memory, bikinis and swim trunks drift to the bottom of the closet for the remainder of the year.

The dust is shaken off the oversized coats, scarfs and sweatshirts as we begin to look forward to the rainy days, the Thanksgiving turkey and the abundant baked goods served during Christmas merriments. Along with these seasonal festivities, a 2012 Gallup poll confirmed that Americans steadily eat worse and exercise less during the fall and winter months.

What is the cause of this phenomenon?

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September 13th, 2013|

Healthy strategies for fall, winter

As summer comes to a close and the sunny Lompoc Labor Day weekend becomes a distant memory, bikinis and swim trunks drift to the bottom of the closet for the remainder of the year. The dust is [...]
September 13th, 2013|