Biggest Loser challenge wraps up

Courtesy of the Cannon Health and Wellness Center The Health and Wellness Center’s Biggest Loser competition ran from Jan. 16 to Feb. 23 at Cannon. Of the 128 people who started as 32 teams, 60 completed the competition. The total starting weight of all of the participants was 24,677 lbs. After the competition wrapped up, […]

Journey to fitness provides new life after surgery

Janet Taylor-Birkey Now petite, perky and a size four, Mrs. Julie Bizer, a Cannon Fitness Center instructor, remembers what life was like when she weighed 245 pounds. “I thought: ‘this is it; I’m going to be fat, matronly, ignored by society.’ I did not have to put the fat suit on; I lived in it […]

Keep the weight off

Courtesy of the Health and Wellness Center Gaining weight as age progresses is not part of a natural process. It is the lack of physical activity and excess food intake that contributes to weight gain. Almost all diet plans help people lose weight, but about 95 percent of people who lose weight gain it back. […]

HAWC provides tips to avoid excess weight gain

1. Tips to speed up metabolism: — Quit starving yourself — Eat a good breakfast — Start exercising — Eat three meals a day — Exercise longer — Resist food cravings — Exercise large muscle groups — Eat less fat — Vary workouts — Avoid alcohol and smoking 2. 3,500 Calories Equals One Pound – […]

Losing weight one city at a time

By Helena Rodriguez Move over Atkins and Jennie Craig! My new City-By-City diet (copyright pending) is sure to take America (or at least eastern New Mexico and West Texas) by storm and make me millions of dollars (or make me fatter). Life has taken me in a full circle, actually, more like a weird-shaped little […]

Tips to get back into the (golf) swing

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By Kevin Wilson With the recent change in weather, it’s no surprise that people are enjoying some of their free time with a set of clubs and a few golf balls at a local country club. By investing a few extra minutes properly, area course professionals say it’s a much easier transition to get back […]

Portales trainer helps Clovis officer in weightlifting

By Dave Wagner Clovis Police Detective David Yoakum has always enjoyed weightlifting and working out to stay in shape. But he wondered about the possibility of competing as a bodybuilder. It’s something he thought he’d enjoy. Encouraged by friends and aided by Michael Gonzales of Portales, Yoakum recently participated in two bodybuilding events sponsored by […]

Emotions rampant at trial

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Mike Linn Tiffany Rodgers, charged with vehicular homicide in the death of a 15-year-old boy, buried her head on her sister’s shoulder Tuesday, her face swollen and red with tears. It was only 25 minutes later that Rodgers, who pleaded no contest to the February 2002 crime that left Matthew Foley dead, received District Judge […]