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Montessori school lecture looks at food as a medicine

Dr. Sheila Kilbane

Dr. Sheila Kilbane

Davidson Montessori School will present a lecture this Saturday, May 12, by Dr. Sheila Kilbane on “How Food Is Used as Medicine to Prevent Many Childhood Illnesses.” The lecture is at 1 p.m. at the school, 605 South St., Davidson. Read the full story

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Working out? Learn when & how to take water & carbs

Chris Magryta

Chris Magryta

By Dr. CHRIS MAGRYTA

I remember lecturing to my fellow residents back in 1997 about the timing of post-exercise nutrition and the need for sports drinks. In those days we knew little about optimal nutrition, but we knew that sports beverages were not necessary for most athletes.

High-endurance athletes – marathoners, triathletes and cyclists – can make a case for needing some electrolytes during intense training (greater than 3 hours). Johnny in Little League or Susie in gymnastics have no case for a sugar-laden beverage and should avoid them. Read the full story

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Cornelius PARC dept. offers boot camp, 5K training

Looking for ways to stay fit this summer? The Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture department, together with a local trainer and fitness expert, offers a Boot Camp and a Couch-to-5K training program starting next month. Read the full story

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The Garcias open a GNC at Davidson Commons

Frank and Rosa Garcia

Frank and Rosa Garcia opened GNC at Davidson Commons in April.

small business spotlight bugDAVIDSON – After retiring from the U.S. Army a couple of years back, Frank Garcia began been looking around for a business opportunity. This year, an intriguing possibility presented itself: opening a GNC store to sell vitamins and herbal, sports and nutritional supplements. Read the full story

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Need to shed a few pounds? Join the weight-loss challenge

Cornelius Parks & Recreation is co-sponsoring a 10-week weight-loss challenge that begins Feb. 10, giving participants a way to lose weight and win money. Read the full story

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Does anyone really need Vitaminwater?

Vitamin Water

Are vitamin-enhanced waters worth the money? (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net photo)

How nutritious are vitamin-enhanced bottled waters? Are they worth the extra money? Those questions were on the mind of Washington Post “Eat, Drink & Be Healthy” columnist Jennifer LaRue Huget this week.

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