January '10

Get well, stay well

Whether you call it a resolution, a lifestyle change or a goal, the new year is a great time to get started on improving your health. To give you a little inspiration, we’ve asked several Stark County health and wellness experts for advice on achieving wellness in 2010.

They’ve heard it all

A seasoned wedding DJ, Bill Manos says the big day is all about the bride and groom, no matter what. “A lot of times, brides and grooms don’t want normal wedding-reception music — the chicken dance, hokey-pokey, things like that,” says Manos, owner of Sound Waves DJ Service.

Load up on your veggies

Don’t like what you see on your post-holiday scale? We get it. We also know eating right this time of year can be a challenge. After all, it’s hard to want to eat salad and veggies all the time when comfort food is what we really crave — especially at this time of year.

Ken Weber | In My Own Words

Passion. That is why I do what I do. It’s that passion down deep that drives me to want to make a difference. I have always believed that I am here for a purpose greater than myself — and Goodwill feels like that purpose.

Can you top these?

Flowers have been popular cake decorations for years, but Rebecca Martin, owner of Sweet on You Bakery in Stamford, Conn., says brides are choosing a wider variety of blossoms. Orchids and hydrangeas are frequent stars. And colors are warming up.

On the bookshelf: On your way to wellness

What does it take to maintain a healthy you? A nutritious diet. Plenty of exercise. A relaxed mind. A satisfied soul. Here are some of the latest books that offer to guide you on your way to wellness.

For the couple who has it all…

What do you get the couple who has everything — or at least already has a toaster and waffle iron? According to U.S. Census reports, the average age of brides and grooms rises each year.

Ready, set, register

What could be more fun for a bride-to-be than creating a registry? It’s like a fantasy shopping trip, and those beautiful household items will be the backdrop for a couple’s married life.

Speed up

One of the most important ways to speed up your metabolism is strength training, said Dustyn Roberts, a sports biomechanics researcher at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in New York.