month : 12/2014 4 results

Examining the knot

Couples share the dynamics of marriage through the years   Marriage is a journey that everyone travels differently. Throughout the years, couples celebrate different types of joy and battle different types of struggle. However, no matter where the couple is on the long road of partnership, the one goal is to love one another. It may not be a swept-off-your-feet, happily-ever-after, over-the-hills and-into-the-sunset journey, but that’s the secret — it is a unique journey. &n...

For the love of the game

Who said football was just for guys? With football season in full effect, fans are immersed in tailgates, tackles and touchdowns. And while male fans everywhere cleaned out the man cave and created their teams for fantasy football, plenty of female football fanatics were doing the same — if not more. Females have flipped the switch on football, with an estimated 45 percent of the NFL’s fans being women. This once male-dominated sport has attracted the likes of ladies everywhere. So ...

How to work out in four minutes

So you don’t have time to work out? You say there aren’t enough hours in the day? FALSE. Well, now you do. Enter Tabata training. Tabata (pronounced “tuh-bah-tuh”) is a form of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in which people work out at a maximum level for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds, and then repeat the sequence for a total of eight rounds (four minutes in all). According to Lacey Peters, fitness director at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA, “This type of interval ...

The ultimate family home

Dream house becomes a reality for Grannells ELKHART, Ind. — Thirty-two year-old Alicia Grannell is no stranger to a fast-paced lifestyle. Before giving birth to her almost three-year-old daughter Peyton, the certified registered nurse spent nearly a decade working in intensive care units, emergency rooms and open-heart recovery suites. While life as a stay-at-home mom may be less chaotic than working in a hospital, any mother would agree that raising a toddler is no easy feat. This ...