Tag Archives: Health

What’s With the Fitness Stuff?

I've been asked why there have been more articles about fitness related things both on this blog and on the  SP Facebook page. I believe that health & fitness should be a component of all the arts.  How can you whole-heartedly create if your body and mind are not working at their best possible status?…
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Zumba Survival Tips

There is no denying it - Zumba is a great workout.  Burning 700-1000 calories an hour, while making you feel like you're in a dance club instead of the gym, the reason for the popularity is obvious.  But if you've never tried it before, making it through that first Zumba class can be a little…
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Walk for Multiple Sclerosis

Every hour of every day, someone is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is a devastating disease that eventually attacks every part of the body.  It is a frustrating disease that extends to the families and friends of the person diagnosed as well.  Unfortunately, there is still no cure. Every year, Silverpen Productions participates in…
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Arsenic In Apple Juice??

China Really Is Trying to Poison Us! We've all heard the news stories about our products from China.  How could we not when there seems to be something new every other week? I thought the lead poisoned children's toys were bad, but now I find out there are high levels of ARSENIC in apple juice!…
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National Dance Day

Executive Producer of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD), Nigel Lythgoe, has started a grassroots initiative to encourage the nation to move. Declaring July 31st as National Dance Day, Lythgoe hopes that individuals, communities, organizations, and families will come together and express themselves through dance.  However, this grassroots experiment is quickly turning into…
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Making Exercise (or training) Fun!

Why do most of us view exercise as such a chore? There is no denying how amazing it is for our bodies in many different ways - both physically and mentally. It helps us to look good, feel better about ourselves, make us more graceful and stronger, protects our bodies, and helps fight diseases as…
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Vinegar – Nature’s Cleaning Tool

I don't know about you, but most of those cleaning agents freak me out. The chemical smell is so strong - how can it NOT be bad for you? But it wasn't until I was at a friend's house a couple of months ago that I really went over the top. Her infant daughter was…
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200 Songs for 200 Klicks – Help Fight Cancer a Musical Way

A friend of mine has decided to enter The Ride to Conquer Cancer in his own unique and compelling way. Brian Chick will be participating in a 200km bike ride this June 2010 to raise money for the Princess Margarett Hospital Foundation for cancer research. As part of the team, "The Eradicators," Brian hopes to…
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Swing Dance Fundraiser

Every month the Saratoga Music Hall is home to the Diamond Dance – the biggest swing dance event in the Northeast. Once a year, the party is also for a good cause and a portion of the proceeds this year is going towards Team Rafiki. Team Rafiki is a locally based group working to improve…
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Studio Spotlight: The Saratoga Savoy Center of Dance

[caption id="attachment_103" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Photo Courtesy of the Saratoga Savoy Center of Dance"][/caption] There are many great dance studios throughout this country. If you are in the upstate NY area, keep checking back here for periodic local studio spotlights. This week's spotlight: The Saratoga Savoy Center of Dance.  Located in the heart of historic Saratoga…
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