Report bullies in the workplace
I’m sure we’ve all been in a situation where we were intimidated by somebody, and we felt like we couldn’t say anything. Maybe it was your boss or even a peer, but either way, some circumstances prevented us from saying anything. The outcome of these situations can lead to bullying behavior in the workplace.Read full story
Tension headaches cause severe distress in 80% of all adults
Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. They can be extremely painful and disabling. Tension headaches are very common, affecting about 80 percent of people at some point in their lifetime.Read full story
Shape up your feet
When you run, you subject your feet to a tremendous amount of impact and stress. To avoid injury, your shoes must fit well, provide proper cushioning and support, and resist compression.Read full story
Runners block is a common problem
What is runner’s block? It comes in many forms; not wanting to run because you feel tired or too busy, feeling like your body feels wrong, or thinking that your pace is off. It might even be something physical like a sore knee or an injury. Whatever the feeling, runners block is all-encompassing and can lead to quitting running altogether.Read full story
Lonely seems to be the new normal
We all need connection and a sense of belonging. We all need people. Living alone brings its own challenges. Loneliness, social isolation, and isolation are three terms that we frequently use to describe feeling alone. But loneliness isn’t inevitable. While there are legitimate reasons to live alone, there are also ways to thrive. Loneliness isn’t just about sadness — it’s often accompanied by anxiety, depression, restlessness, boredom, anger, irritability, and apathy. It can also contribute to health problems.Read full story
Kinesiology taping is all the rage these days.
What used to be a specialty tape for the elite athlete, can now be found at drug stores, and many insurance policies even pay for the expensive tapes. Let’s look at the facts and benefits of using kinesiology tape. Kinesiology tape is a thin, waterproof, elastic tape that comes in various colors and patterns. The application of kinesiology tape, or KT, has become popular for athletic and athletic-medicine applications, but in recent years, athletes from a wide range of sports have started embracing KT.Read full story
A holistic approach to pain management
Pain is a complex sensation, and our bodies react differently to it. People experience pain differently. Some pain is sharp and acute and comes on quickly. Other pain is more diffuse and chronic and develops slowly over time.Read full story
Getting into shape
Small steps every day can have a huge impact on your health and fitness. There is a growing trend among people of all ages. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, lots of folks are choosing to get fit and stay in shape. For many people getting fit is a life change that they need to make for themselves and their families. The reasons for improving your health and exercising can be very different from one person to another. Whatever the reason you need to start work on improving your health.Read full story
The importance of recovery after an ankle ligament injury
Ankle injuries are probably the most common across all sports and can recur if it is not rehabilitated correctly the first time. It is necessary to consult a medical professional to determine the grade of injury to the ankle.Read full story
San Jose Woman’s Club — an inclusive space where you can build friendship and make a difference in the community
The San Jose Woman’s Club was in the news recently for its active bra collection campaign, where they ran a drive to collect bra’s for homeless women. They are an active group of women working together to make a difference in the community and are the pillars of our society. Clubs like these are still making a massive contribution.Read full story
Santana Row is all about the detail and a feeling of abundance
When I stroll down Santana Row on a sunny day, it changes something in me. I feel light and happy. It leaves me with a feeling of excitement combined with contentment and makes me come back time and time again. The colors seem brighter and the birdsong clearer. This place really lifts my spirits.Read full story
Mountain lions in Portola scare residents
Portola Valley is probably one of the most sought-after areas to live in, in California. It is known for its expensive real estate and the highest household incomes in the country. Even the public schools are top-notch. The neighborhood has a population of 4,592. It has a quiet, almost rural suburban feel to it, and crime is nearly nonexistent. This is a place of modern luxury with environmentally friendly designer mansions, lush gardens, and ultra-modern equine facilities. Living in Portola Valley offers residents peace of mind. This is the place where tech-millionaires raise their kids. This is a safe place where children can play outside without any dangers or threats lurking around. The safest place on earth, one would think …Read full story
What are my chances of being mugged in San Jose?
Like any highly developed city in the world, the risk of crime increases exponentially. In San Jose, we have a population of 1.02M people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $115,893. With a poverty rate of 8.72%, chances are good that you will be exposed to one or another type of crime, mugging or burglary at some point. There has been a decrease in the median household income in San Jose from $113,036 to $115,893, a 2.53% increase. The economic after-effects of 2020 will probably still have an influence on people's livelihoods for years to come. With 6000 homeless residents living in San Jose, chances are high that crime digits will increase in the foreseen future.Read full story
Is it bye-bye to Berryessa Flea Market in San Jose?
For the past 55 years, the Berryessa Flea Market has been a source of income, for many. It has been a landmark in the city and a popular place to spend time with the family. Many couples brought their young children for a fun-filled day to ride on the vintage carousel or play around on the inflated castles and slides. For treasure hunters, the market created hours of exploration while they roam through colourful alleys, eat true California cuisine at the restaurants or relax with a delicious meal from the outdoor barbecue stands.Read full story
5 Exciting activities that single people over fifty can indulge in, in and around San Jose.
Taking an in-depth look at 5 activities the independent soloist can do over weekends in the Bay Area. There is a fundamental misconception that single people over fifty are too old to go out and enjoy life by themselves. They should rather stay home, watch a series or if they want to go out, a mall seems like a safe option. Whether by choice or by circumstance being single comes with stereotyping. People have the perception that single, older people have had their innings and should enjoy the rest of their days with family, the church or a ladies club. What nonsense. Fifty is probably the best time of their lives. What does the Bay Area have on offer for these mature, strong, solo explorers of our times?Read full story
These 5 hidden hiking trails in the Bay area is a must for pet-walkers
To enjoy the pathways, hiking trails and parks within an hour drive from San Jose with your best pet friend is heaven. The traumatic events of the past year were just as confusing for our lovely pet children. It has never before happened that pet parents stayed at home for extended periods, not going to work as the norm predicts, and not receiving any other people coming to the house, which can add flavour to their day. One would think the weekend hiking trips would become an everyday thing, but even that did not happen in the early stages of the pandemic. Everybody just stayed at home. Nothing of significance took place, one would think.Read full story
How do the feral pig problems in San Jose neighbourhoods affect you?
Since 2003 feral pigs invade suburbs and golf courses around San Jose, destroy lawns, scare children and upset dogs. Every year the problem is getting worse, and it seems the local authorities, still do not have a solution. City says residents must manage plagues like rats, cockroaches and pigs at their own cost!Read full story
Stop ignoring the problem, invest your time in this local initiative to improve the quality of life in San Jose
Homeless people. We see them every day. We drive past them at intersections, we walk past them on sidewalks. Most of the time, we try to ignore them, wish them away. Sometimes we feel guilty and prepare to give them a coin, to reconsider when the light turns green, and images of drugs and alcohol misuse flash through our minds.Read full story
San Jose's secret whisky culture and bashes nobody will tell you about
While everybody is going nuts about coffee, here's why real Californians prefer whisky. Lift your glasses!. “She filled her glass and fixed her crown. She’s royal.” — JL MacDougall.Read full story