Keep moving: Huskey helps women get healthy
 

Keep moving: Huskey helps women get healthy

Sussy Huskey has learned that life can take you in many directions — some planned and others unexpected — but…
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Waynesville Salt Room now open

Why don’t Polish salt miners ever get sick? No, it’s not a joke, according to Marisa Spagnoli, owner of Waynesville…
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Coaching you through it: Physical therapy can tackle number of ailments

A majority of people wait until they’re ordered to undergo physical therapy after a surgery or injury, but physical therapy…
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Cherokee program yields harvest of self-reliance

With harvest season underway, members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are now reaping the benefits of a springtime…
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Sitting: Could it be as bad for your body as smoking?

By Dr. Tara Hogan, D.C. • Guest writer According to the Mayo clinic’s experts, sitting too often can cause a…
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Get fit: Challenge asks all in WNC to ramp up activity

This year’s eight-week WNC Get Fit Challenge is set to return Monday, Sept. 10, challenging not just Jackson County residents…
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Nervous to try yoga?

By Jerica Rossi • Guest writer While people were walking into class, I heard a woman whisper to her friend, “I’m…
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Everyone goes Keto: Health experts explain potential risks

It seems like every year there’s a new fad diet people swear is the panacea for quick weight loss. This…
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Journey toward positivity

By Wende Goode • Guest writer Negativity surrounds us, is embodied in us. Until a couple of years ago, I…
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Don’t be confused about CBD

Despite pages and pages of published studies and hundreds or thousands of anecdotes extolling the benefits of cannabidiol, it’s the…
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Bodybuilders take natural approach to health, strength

When you can’t find motivation to get up early to hit the gym or can’t find the self-control to avoid…
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Pushing the boundaries with the power of CrossFit

Josh Moss’s professional world revolved around property management and vacation rentals at the time he decided to open a CrossFit…
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Creason reflects on 40 years as Jackson County’s swim teacher

For someone who’s spent decades introducing thousands of children to the joy of swimming, Mike Creason’s relationship with water didn’t…
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Waynesville Yoga Center: Bending over backward for beginners

Haywood County competes favorably with Buncombe County in a number of areas; while employment, housing, cultural attractions and tourist amenities…
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Diabetes prevention program focuses on families

Healthy living is a whole-family affair with the Cherokee Turning Point program, a seven-week course that aims to reach kids…
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A smooth way to start your day

Like salads, smoothies are what you make of them — and you can easily make them into a high-fat, high-calorie…
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Bending and Beer: Yoga teachers reaching broader audience with pints

Yoga instructors have been trying to convince people for years that the exercise has amazing benefits for everyone, but still…
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Wild Market offers natural solutions

Located amidst the ice cream shops and candy stores in Maggie Valley’s Market Square is a different kind of establishment…
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Health news

Details on Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine  The public got its first detailed look at the Mission Hospital for Advanced…
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Big city fitness in the heart of Waynesville

While motivating oneself to wake up early and hit the gym may be a constant struggle for some, whenever that…
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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for health, fitness, self-defense

The Gracie family is well known to martial arts enthusiasts across the world; as perhaps the only martial arts practitioners…
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Maggie Valley Wellness: Finding balance with a healthy mind and body

As a yoga instructor and a massage therapist, Candra Smith knows that staying healthy requires a sound mind and body,…
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Commit to be fit: Franklin Health & Fitness helps community stay healthy

Franklin Health & Fitness has invested a lot in its community, and in return, the community has been able to…
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Grant focuses on building love of outdoors for Cherokee youth

The Nantahala Racing Club is all about ensuring future generations have a love and appreciation for whitewater recreation, and a…
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Fitness by the numbers at 9Round

Enjoy working out like a fighter but hate getting punched in the face? Then a new fitness franchise concept in…
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Flying on faith: Clyde woman finds strength and spirituality in aerial silks

Wearing a leopard-print leotard and suspended 4 feet off the ground in a band of purple silk, Patricia Forgione is…
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Working toward relaxation: After years of renovation, Fusions Spa relocates to downtown Sylva

After 35 straight days on the job, Jeannine Sowers is sorely in need of a spa day. The irony of…
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Wellness program promotes healthy living in Swain schools
 

Wellness program promotes healthy living in Swain schools

Swain County schools are a little bit healthier following the conclusion of a trial wellness program this spring.
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Reconnecting today’s kids with the outdoors is critical to their well-being
 

Reconnecting today’s kids with the outdoors is critical to their well-being

There’s something ingrained in our DNA, something seared into our psyche that triggers a primal sense of harmony when we…
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The importance of balance
 

The importance of balance

By Katie Reeder • SMN Intern  Whether it is teaching a Pilates or karate class or performing massage therapy, much of…
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Relaxing more than a luxury when it comes to health
 

Relaxing more than a luxury when it comes to health

By Katie Reeder • SMN Intern  Relaxing through methods such as massages and skin care treatments is not just a luxury.…
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Wellness center empowers clients through choices
 

Wellness center empowers clients through choices

By Katie Reeder • SMN Intern Jackie Beecher wants clients to feel empowered in making decisions about their health when they…
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Naturopathy looks to treat the root of the problem
 

Naturopathy looks to treat the root of the problem

By Katie Reeder • SMN Intern As a doctor of naturopathy, Michelle Sanderbeck said one of her main concerns is finding…
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The beauty of what lies beneath
 

The beauty of what lies beneath

A medical esthetician at Salon & Skin Spa of Hazelwood Village in Waynesville, Darcia Sirianni knows exactly how important skin…
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Health care resources
 

Health care resources

Health organizations throughout Western North Carolina offer a variety of programs and services to promote wellness among residents.
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Reflexology or massage?
 

Reflexology or massage?

The Mountain Spirit Wellness building in Waynesville’s Frog Level area offers a pair of services that have the same goal…
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Yoga is about stress relief, not acrobatics
 

Yoga is about stress relief, not acrobatics

By Katie Reeder • SMN Intern It’s a myth that yoga is reserved for only the most acrobatic of people. And…
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Treating the spine, easing the pain
 

Treating the spine, easing the pain

A little bit goes a long way. That’s a key philosophy at Blue Mountain Chiropractic Center in downtown Waynesville. Good health…
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