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An open letter to Queen’s students from Kingston moms

The following is a submitted open letter, written on Friday, Apr. 9, 2021. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Dear Queen’s students, Hi, it’s nice to meet you. We’re the moms of Kingston. Or, at least, we’re speaking on behalf of a bunch

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Trick-or-treating gets go ahead from KFL&A Public Health

Thanks to the continued diligence of our community, KFL&A has returned to a green status level of COVID-19 cases. This has prompted Public Health to release a statement regarding trick-or-treating in the region this Halloween. The green community status level indicates that active positive cases are rare, no active outbreaks,

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Canadian Blood Services seeks new donors in Kingston

Canadian Blood Services’ (CBS) Kingston clinic is currently achieving 67 per cent of their daily blood collection goal during the month of May, compared to over 95 per cent the same time last year.  “We really need to attract new blood donors in the Kingston area,” said Territory Manager Debbi

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KFL&A Public Health advises residents to be prepared as COVID-19 spreads

With cases of COVID-19 continuing to spread across the globe, local health officials are preparing for the possibility that the virus could spread further, according to Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health The local health unit said that the measures put in place to date have been effective

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45 & Thrive: A new year, and time for a change

As readers who follow this column perhaps might recall from my article from back in September, I am not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. In fact, in that article I argued the position that for many people, September 1st is a more practical and reasonable time of year to

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45 & Thrive: That’s what he S.A.I.D.

There is a foundational principle in fitness, exercise, and training which helps guide the optimal structure and goals of all exercise prescription. This is the SAID Principle; Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands. Very simply what this means is that the capacity of our body to move, do work, and execute

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45 & Thrive: Contraction action – Key movement terms at the core of strength training programs

When one is new to fitness training, or returning after a significant period of time, then considering possible programs, meeting with personal trainers, or even Googling various training protocols can seem daunting – especially when one is trying to keep track of some of the key terminology.  It’s not that

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45 & Thrive: FOMO to JOJI — Turning a fear of missing out into a joy of joining in

For some time now, the acronym FOMO, shorthand for ‘Fear Of Missing Out,’ has been popular description for those of us who say ‘Yes!’ very quickly to invitations and opportunities, perhaps without thinking things through. This label is often applied where one joins activities without full consideration as to the

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