Health & Fitness

Sucking in the Salt Cave

Inside Santa Barbara's new speleotherapy center, where dry, mineral rich air may cure what ails you. Read story.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Scanned for Life

In which I nervously get my heart checked for blockage with HealthWave's body-scanning device. Read story.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Trusting Strangers

Findings suggest that people are more selfish than altruistic. Read story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Silver Linings

Literally from the time of my diagnosis, I became conscious of the need for optimism and began looking for (and finding!) silver linings. Read story.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Telling Your Kids You Have Cancer

Discussing cancer with your child is an emotionally charged situation; all too often, parents avoid discussing it. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Beating Breast Cancer

After being diagnosed, Santa Barbaran Hollye Jacobs started the Silver Pen blog to chronicle her battle and help others with breast cancer. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Avon Breast Cancer Walk

Santa Barbara hosts the Southern California event of the annual fundraiser, which also takes place in other cities throughout the country. Read story.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Feets of Fancy

Learning about forefoot running with Killer B Fitness. Read story.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Carrie Bissell Cares About Brain Injury Survivors

The new director of Jodi House, together with Cottage’s Rehabilitation Hospital and Coast Care Giver Resource Center, aims to help survivors. Read story.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dense Breasts

The kind of personal breast exam that women are encouraged to perform every month is not sufficient to figure out one's density, according to Santa Barbara radiologist Judy Dean. Read story.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ira Israel on Yoga, Meditation, and Happiness

The renowned teacher and psychotherapist will host his popular Yoga and Mindfulness for Authentic Relationships workshop on July 21. Read story.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Grapeseed Co.

The S.B.-based company specializing in vinotherapy skin-care products opens its second area shop. Read story.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


For the past two-and-a-half years, Diana Charles — who has multiple sclerosis — has been doing one-on-one training sessions at RussaYog, an S.B. yoga studio that adds ropes to the traditional practice. Read story.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Santa Barbara’s Own Aikido Master

Lia Suzuki operates a premium martial arts dojo minutes away from Stearns Wharf. Read story.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Los Prietos Gets CrossFit

Last week, the trainers from CrossFit Pacific Coast taught delinquent teens how to exercise. Read story.

Saturday, June 9, 2012
event calendar sponsored by: