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Free Yoga This Weekend at Delray Marketplace Amphitheater

Local yoga instructor and physical therapist Bea Gruman will be teaching a free yoga class at the Delray Marketplace Amphitheater, at 14851 Lyons Road, Delray Beach, Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2:30 p.m. The event, called Yoga in the Park, is for all levels of yoga experience. People only need to bring…
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Anti-Bullying Martial Arts Class Free for Local Kids

Bullying is a scary thought for kids, parents and grandparents. I know that, as a grandparent, I’d like to do something to help my grandson feel less vulnerable and more empowered in school. Well, here’s an idea. And it’s free. The Institute of Human Performance (IHP) is offering a free anti-bullying…
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Delray Gym 'Beyond Fitness' Fighting Parkinson's with Punches

The gym offers fitness classes for kids with disabilities and adults with Parkinson’s.  I get lots of press releases about how to get fit in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, but this news was something I hadn’t yet seen. Beyond Fitness, a Delray Beach-based gym that focuses on fitness for…
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Healthy Heart 10K and 5K Run Will Get Your Heart Pumping

  It’s almost time to lace up for the Saturday, Feb. 25 Healthy Heart 10K (6.2 mile) or 5K (3.1 mile) Run in Boca Raton. Start time for both distances is 7:15 a.m. at Spanish River Park. The courses will take runners along scenic A1A. There will be free parking the morning of the…
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Delray Beach Medical Center Awarded for Excellence

Healthgrades awarded the local hospital for its excellence.   Delray Beach-based Delray Beach Medical Center announced January 17 that it is among the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical outcomes, or the results of its care. Healthgrades, an online resource that provides…
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Take Advantage of the Weather and Go Moonlight Paddleboarding

Go moon bathing for a change Island Water Sports in Deerfield Beach is offering stand-up full moon paddle tours. The 3.5-mile scenic route takes paddlers along the multimillion dollar homes on the Intracoastal, just in time for sunset. Upcoming dates for the full moon paddles are in February…
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Bethesda Hospital Site for Nationwide Heart Failure Study

  Bethesda Heart Hospital in Boynton Beach is one of 150 research sites in the United States chosen for a study on a state-of-the-art heart failure treatment. The recent deaths of George Michael, Florence Henderson and Carrie Fisher have put a spotlight on heart health — specifically, congestive…
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Local Scientists Discover Imbalance Resulting in Premature Aging

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Fla., have published a study on zebrafish looking at how premature aging might occur at the cellular level. In essence, they found that when the spns1 and atp6v0ca genes are in balance, normal cell function occurs. But when spns1 is disrupted…
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Free Exercise Class for Teens During the Holiday

Now here’s a way to throw in a little healthy fun for teens who have plenty of off-school time during the holidays. And it won’t cost parents a penny. Chris Blackburn, a performance coach at the Institute of Performance (IHP), is holding a camp for teens from 8th grade to their senior year…
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LLScene Holiday Gift Guide

You didn’t think we would forget our famous holiday gift guide post did you? In all seriousness, we know that we have been lacking on the blogging side of things, but sometimes building an empire requires some prioritizing here and there! Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean the blog is going ANYWHERE. Okay,…

Healthy Drinking Options for the Holidays

Holidays are here and that means parties, which usually means drinking. If you don’t want to give up alcohol but would like to learn about the healthiest options to enjoy, then in this blog is for you. Best alcoholic drinks at the party: Organic or Bio-Dynamic Red Wine without sulfites added Red…
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Five Best Eco-Friendly Holiday Gifts

Did you know that by buying from local and eco-friendly businesses you can create a tremendous change in our community? In this blog I want to share gift ideas that will make your loved ones happy, support our environment and help entrepreneurs who are passionate about making this world truly a better…

Run or bike in the Treads and Trainers for Charity Event

Whether you like to run or ride a bicycle, you can do your part this holiday season to make sure local kids in need have access to donated, new bikes and running shoes. The Treads and Trainers for Charity event, by Fleet Feet Sports Delray Beach and Doghouse Performance Cycling Center, is Saturday,…

Free Thanksgiving Day Workout

Evolution Fitness in Boca Raton is offering a free 90-minute exercise session from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, November 24. The folks at Evolution Fitness tell that their Turkey Day Burn workout is designed for all ability levels. The one-and-a-half hours of training…
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Jingle Bell Jog is Coming to Town

Registration is open for the Saturday, December 17, 2016 Delray Beach Jingle Bell Jog 5K. As event promoters say: This is the annual running event that “champions all things associated with the festive winter holidays… Jingle Bells, Santa, Mistletoe, Eggnog, Reindeer, Elves!” When else…
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The Benefits of a Vegan Diet

As a chef and Green Goddess here at Boca Magazine, I am committed to bringing different choices to our readers. Whether you are eating red meat, limiting your animal proteins to seafood or keeping to a strictly vegan lifestyle, we all can agree that eating your fruits and vegetables is highly beneficial…

Free diabetes screenings for November, diabetes month

November is diabetes awareness month and, for the entire month, Palm Healthcare Foundation and the Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County have partnered to provide free diabetes screenings and risk assessments in Palm Beach County. The calendar of free and open-to-the-public screening locations,…

Lace up for this Weekend’s Half Marathon in Boca

The 16th annual Sun Capital Half Marathon is just around the corner, on Sunday, Nov. 6, starting at 6:30 a.m. at Spanish River Park, Boca Raton. The 13.1-mile race course takes runner on A1A to Deerfield Beach and back. If you’re not into the distance races, there’s a Five Guys 5K (3.1-) mile…

Boost your Energy with Algae, Plus a Green Smoothie Recipe

As days are getting shorter and Floridians receive less serotonin-boosting sunlight that usual. I hear many clients comment on their energy levels being lower than usual. I find that during the fall and winter seasons people feel more lethargic and as a result experience sugar and caffeine cravings. One…