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  • Bellomo Wins New Balance Nationals

    Bellomo Wins New Balance Nationals0

    So, just to recap, my son Peter won the PIAA State Championship for Javelin in the AAA division back in May. Generally, track athletes peak at states, making it the highlight of their competitive year, if not their entire career. Occasionally, at the higher levels, athletes will choose to go on to compete at large

  • Road to Nationals0

    My process and inspiration for writing articles for my column each week typically begin with an idea that I had gotten from a conversation, an advertisement I saw, or an article that I read that I found interesting. I will then research the topic and boil the idea down to a manageable 600-900 words. This

  • Is Fitness Tech Making Us Less Healthy?0

    In a recent article by Fitt Insider, an online newsletter and community for fitness professionals, the idea is that health optimization through the use of fitness technology such as apps, Oura Smart Ring, Fitbit, or even your average smartphone may be making us less healthy as a society. According to the article, the global fitness

  • Area Athletes Break Records, Win Gold

    Area Athletes Break Records, Win Gold0

    It was a good year to be a Bulldog, especially for the Bellomo brothers. Between the two Jersey Shore Area High School seniors/fraternal twins, four school records were broken, a state championship won, and many personal records were set. Nick Bellomo, along with teammates Peyton Whitman, Elijah Jordan, and Brodie Herr, set the school record

  • Perceptions of Healthy Aging Among Different Groups0

    When we think of aging well, we might have different opinions, as the definition of happiness and well-being can vary from person to person. Some people envision retirement as sipping an umbrella drink on a beach and wasting away in Margaritaville. Others think of endless hours playing with grandchildren and watching Little League games. Still,

  • Social Connection is Critical to Wellbeing0

    It is estimated that social isolation and loneliness in seniors account for an additional $6.7 billion spent in Medicare costs each year, mainly due to longer hospital and nursing facility stays. For people still working, missed work due to stress-related loneliness accounts for approximately $154 billion in the U.S. annually. With figures this high, you


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