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LIFESTYLE LETTER

JANUARY 2018 PUBLISHER

Richard Mellert | Richard.Mellert@LifestylePubs.com Joe Violi | Joe.Violi@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

Nikki Rhoades | Nikki.Rhoades@LifestylePubs.com SALES DIRECTOR

New Year, New You!

Martha Doyle | Martha.Doyle@LifestylePubs.com

HAPPY 2018, MEDINA! It's great to be kicking off another year here in the most picturesque community in the state. And this year is a big one! There are so many milestones that we as a community are going to reach this year. For starters, a new year means a new you. It's another opportunity to accomplish goals that you have set for yourself, whether they are health-related or lifestyle-oriented.   What better time to be reaching personal milestones than during Medina's bicentennial celebration? The city's year-long festivities can be personal celebrations for everything you accomplish, it just takes a good attitude and teeny tiny changes in your personal habits. Think you've got what it takes? We do!  

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From cover to cover, local experts have offered tips to help you lead a healthy lifestyle. Plus, local activities will help you make the New Year memorable and

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keep cabin fever from setting in. Sayonara 2017, it was a great year. But 2018 is going to be the best year yet, and there is no better place to enjoy it than here in Medina County.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JANUARY 2018

FEATURES 08 Diet by Color How to get the most out of your diet with registered dietitian and Lose It! advisory board member Kristin Kirkpatrick

20 Half Moon Yoga Joanie Andrews knows a thing or two about athletic accomplishment.

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28 Ice Festival This annual tradition is right around the corner!

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28 Locals Only 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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In the plant world, color and hue rule in terms of disease-fighting capability. Each color represents different benefits and the deeper the color, the more benefit there is.

Red

For example, red foods, like tomatoes, have lycopene which may play a role in helping to re-

Purple

Purple plants, like blueberries and eggplants, have anthocyanins, which have been found to

Green

Green plants provide multiple benefits that improve health; two of my favorites—broccoli and

duce the risk of prostate cancer. + Tomatoes, strawberries, watermelon, raspberries

help benefit the brain. + Eggplant, blueberries, plums, beets

kale—have high amounts of lutein and folate which can help enhance eye, brain and heart health. + Broccoli, spinach, kale, green tea, avocado, celery, snap peas

Orange

Some orange foods, like sweet potatoes and carrots, are packed with vitamin A, and other orange foods, like oranges and nectarines, are loaded with vitamin C. + Oranges, carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, orange peppers, peaches The point is, variety is key, and keeping a colorful plate will always serve you better than focusing on one simple color.

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“EACH COLOR REPRESENTS DIFFERENT BENEFITS AND THE DEEPER THE COLOR, THE MORE BENEFIT THERE IS.” Kristin Kirkpatrick, registered dietitian, is a nationally recognized nutrition expert practicing in Cleveland. She has more than 15 years of experience in the health management area. Kristin is also an award-winning dietitian, an author and an advisory board member for The Dr. Oz Show. She has also appeared on both NBC Nightly News and CNN Health. Kristin holds a masters in health promotion management from American University in Washington, D.C., and a bachelor’s in political science from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY NIKKI RHOADES

ON NOVEMBER 30, 1818, THE COMMUNITY OF MEDINA

following year, Chippewa Lake would open to the public as a

WAS FORMED. The quaint Medina Township, which was

resort and Medina Square would burn once again, this time

originally named Mecca, was made the county seat that day

destroying 45 buildings.

when its Public Square area was deeded by Elijah Boardman

Our history here is incredible. Everywhere one looks is a

to the county. To bring the era into perspective, the Great

reminder of what our town was once like, a little piece of history

Hinckley Hunt would take place less than one month later.

that would leave you enthralled if only walls could talk.

The hunt is an iconic piece of local lore, purporting that 600

Take for example that unusual drinking fountain monu-

locals from around the region— many of which were Veterans

ment in Medina Square. What could it possibly tell about our

of the American Revolution and the War of 1812—gathered to

history? It began in 1874, when the riots of our local Women’s

hunt and cut down populations of wild animals. At the end of

Temperance League led to Medina Village becoming "dry," or

the hunt, the hunters had 17 wolves, 21 bears, 300 hundred

prohibiting the sale of alcohol. Reverend Lathrop Cooley, a

deer, and many species of small game. Local legend insists

Cleveland resident in the winter and a Medina resident in the

that buzzards were attracted to the site that following spring,

summer, was active in the temperance movement. After he

when scraps from the slaughter we're exposed as snow

passed in 1910, his wife donated the Lathrop Cooley Fountain

melted. The buzzards continue to return to that same site in

to the community in the hopes that people would drink the

Hinckley each year, and they remain a symbol that is beloved

water of the fountain in favor of alcohol.

by Northeast Ohioans.

As you can tell, a lot can happen over the course of two

Within its first few years, Medina County's population

centuries. Fortunately, though, our community has expanded

would remain just above 3,000. By 1830, that number would

around its points of interest, preserving and enhancing cul-

increase by 145 percent, thanks largely to the completion of

tural sites like Medina Square. One of the district's newest

the Ohio & Erie Canal. In 1832, The Constitutionalist, or the

additions is the Bicentennial Commons Park, a charming

Medina County Gazette, as we know have known it since it

pocket park with an extravagant on the corner of Court and

merged with the Medina County Whig, was born.

Liberty Streets.

In 1841, the Old Courthouse was established in Medina. Just a

The bicentennial is something you'll hear a lot about it this

few years later, in 1845, a quarter of the Square would be destroyed

year, so be ready! Medina is going to be in a state of cele-

by a fire. By 1850, 24,441 persons called the county home.

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“Stick With What You Love!” JOANIE ANDREWS OFFERS ADVICE TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE

IT’S THE NEW YEAR, THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN PEOPLE ARE

So that’s the story. Andrews loves to share her knowledge and

SETTING NEW GOALS. Of course, common goals for the New Year

passion, no matter where she happens to be working on any given

center around health and wellness. Yay!

day. Her talented team of sales personnel at Second Sole will help

When it comes to health and wellness, Joanie Andrews loves to help.

you find the shoe that is right for you. “We have shoes for running and

Andrews is a familiar face around Medina. Her yoga studio, Half Moon

fitness, as well as casual lifestyle shoes, hikers, winter boots, and a

Yoga, is approaching its tenth anniversary—a milestone that makes

huge selection of summer sandals. We start with a chat about your

it Medina’s longest-running studio. She also manages Second Sole

needs so we can better understand why you are in buying shoes. Did

Specialty Running Store. Both are located on the Square in Medina.

you doctor refer you? Are they for work? Do you need an everyday

Andrews has always had a passion for athletics, fitness, health and

wear-around shoe, or one for running, walking, or working out? We

wellness, and good nutrition. A long time runner, Andrews started

also like to know about any injuries or problems you are having. Then

running at age 13 to get in shape for the summer swim season. It was

we do a gait analysis, measure your feet, and help you choose the

here that her lifelong passion for health and wellness began.

shoe that is just right for you. The process takes 20 to 30 minutes, but

“I ran in college and did some marathons and triathlons. I guess you could say I was an endurance athlete. In the late 90’s it was time to add

is well worth your time spent. Then we refer you to Yoga... just kidding, but it does often come into the conversation.

something new. I was never a group exercise person,” she chuckles, “but I

“The studio has so much to offer. We have 29 classes led by our

took to yoga with just one class. I started practicing yoga on a regular basis

team of well-seasoned, diverse teachers. Many of our classes are

and quickly noticed how it added to my overall physical and mental fitness.

appropriate for those new to yoga. We offer Intro to Yoga, Slow Flow,

Back then I didn’t know the physiological changes that were happening

Prenatal Yoga, Meditation and Breathing, Yoga for Backs, as well as

as a result of my practice. I would say that yoga is magic, I feel so good!”

more advanced classes with lots in-between.”

Andrews graduated from Yoga Teacher Training in 2008 and during

Andrews takes great pride in her team of teachers. “One of my

that program her plans to open a studio of her own began to solidify. After

favorite aspects of our classes is the diversity. Each of us has some-

finding a space in a karate studio on route 42 a few miles from home, she

thing different to offer, whether it’s a breathing practice, a Reiki ses-

opened Half Moon Yoga just a few days after graduating. This allowed

sion, or some crazy advanced posture incorporated into one of our

her to further develop her skills as a yoga teacher and begin building a

classes. We also offer Thai massage, astrological readings, and private

clientele with no pressure. “I still had a full time job,” she explains. “After

yoga sessions for small groups, families, or those with special needs."

about a year and half I decided that I needed my own space. I heard a

She also expresses a great pride for the community that she now

studio was for sale on the square. I bought it and made it my own.”   

calls home.

Being a long time runner, she was a regular customer at Second Sole

“The studio has a great community feel to it. Our students bring

in Youngstown where she grew up. “I never bought my shoes anywhere

good energy, knowledge and passion, and are excited to share. You

else. Even when I lived in other cities, I’d wait to make my shoe purchases

will feel welcome the moment you walk in the door. And don’t worry,

when I was back home or I would have them shipped—at no charge. Yes,

we’ve all had a first yoga class.”

back in the 80’s we did that and we’re still doing it today. So there, internet!”

When asked what her advice is to those looking to improve their health

Her lifelong friend and Second Sole founder, Steve Hixson, was kind

and wellness, Andrews said, “Make gradual lifestyle changes. Eat fewer

enough to support her endeavor (though she admits it was a leap of

processed foods with fewer miles on them—take advantage of Medina’s

faith) of quitting her job to be a full-time yoga teacher. Hixson hired

farmers’ market for sure!—cut back on dining out, and keep moving, walk-

Andrews to manage the new Medina location, found today in a build-

ing, running, doing yoga, or lifting. Find something you love and stick to it.”

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T h i s Y e a r , R e ac h Y o u r

MAXIMUM POTENTIAL ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY NIKKI RHOADES

HOW IMPORTANT IS IT THAT THE NER-

south of Mansfield, went to the chiropractor

allergies, or headaches, for example, and it

VOUS SYSTEM IS WORKING AS EFFI-

almost entirely by chance.

can be related to your nervous system. Dr.

CIENTLY AND OPTIMALLY AS POSSIBLE?

"There was one chiropractor in my tiny

Matt, it turned out, was just one of many peo-

That may seem to be a silly question, but the

town. My friend happened to go, and I decided

ple who did not realize that improving spinal

truth of the matter is that many of us neglect

to pay a visit myself. I went in the next morn-

function could improve his overall health.

that aspect of our health, and it is due to noth-

ing, and the doctor did his analysis and took

Thus came the spark of inspiration from

ing more than a lack of understanding.

some x-rays. He happened to be having a busy

which Maximum Potential Chiropractic was

Like many of us, Dr. Matthew Hamilton,

morning, so I came back after his lunch break.

born 12 years ago. Their services all fall under

who owns Maximum Potential Chiropractic

He showed me my x-rays, at which point I

the umbrella of chiropractic, but the benefits

with his wife Rae, learned about the impor-

found out I threw out my low back, pelvis,

cost of addressing chiropractic health can

tance of spinal health after he was injured.

and my lumbar spine when I landed. Instead

be noted throughout the whole body.

"I knew from the time when I was a lit-

of my alignment being where it should be, it

"The body is self-healing and self-regulat-

tle kid that I wanted to care for people or

had shifted. It was a traumatic subluxation. He

ing. The nervous system is the conduit that

animals, but the deciding moment came at

adjusted me, and I walked out of his office. I

allows that to happen, it controls and allows

13 years old when I got undercut playing

was playing on the court again the next night."

the body to be self-healing and self-regulat-

basketball," he explains. "I went up for a

Inspired, Dr. Matt decided that he wanted

ing. If you interfere with the nervous system

rebound, got my legs taken out from under

to work in the chiropractic industry. He did not

in any way, it is going to directly impact the

me, and I landed on my back. I couldn't

realize, though, that another incredible change

body's ability to heal and regulate.

stand up. We went to the emergency room,

would occur after his injury was treated.

and they did x-rays."

"What most people do not consider is

"Growing up, I always experienced severe

that the spine has an intimate relation-

There were concerns that the young

allergies. Sneezing, nose bleeds, puffy eyes...

ship with the brain. Spinal health—neck,

Hamilton may have fractured something during

I had all the symptoms, and I was always mis-

mid, low back, pelvic health—is a direct

his landing, but the x-rays were not showing

erable. My injury had occurred in December,

mirror of brain health. If you do not have

such an injury. He was given anti-inflammatory

but by the time spring rolled around I had no

good spine health, then you cannot have

drugs and painkillers, and he couldn't shake the

symptoms. My allergies were gone, not to be

good nervous system health or good

thought that the process was ridiculous.

seen or spoken of again."

overall health. What we do and what we

"At 13 years old I thought to myself, 'This

Birth trauma, accidents, and injuries impact

offer in here is chiropractic, but by being

makes no sense. I fell and can't stand up

nerves, which in turn impacts function. That

a gatekeeper to the nervous system, we

straight, how will a painkiller solve anything?'"

may show up as pain, or it may show up as

help the body get back to a state of heal-

Hamilton, who grew up in a small town

other issues. You may feel sinus pressure,

ing and regulating."

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At a typical chiropractic appointment, they

can come from sitting in school or a car acci-

may say your alignment is off or a leg is short,

dent, and if it is left untreated, it becomes a

and you will be adjusted so that your pain

major stress as an adult. If your functionality

goes away. Are you going to go back? You

is at a certain level and your stress is at a level

don't need to, the problem has been solved.

beyond that, it will eventually start to take a

But solving one problem does not mean that

toll. A lot of people are carrying this damage

you are maintaining you are nervous system

around and they have no clue."

health, it's simply treats one injury. This differs

A visit to Maximum Potential is easy. Testing

greatly from holistic health based chiroprac-

will give you a percentage, "almost like a volt-

tors like Maximum Potential, who aims to be

meter," adds Hamilton, that helps you under-

a one-stop-shop when it comes to caring for

stand your level of functionality. From there

the nervous system, spine, and posture.

you can determine your course of action, and

"It only takes a natural approach to get the

also answer the big questions: can Maximum

body back in balance the way it's supposed

Potential help, what will it take, and what will

to be so that we are able to express our max-

it cost. Equipped with this knowledge and

imum potential," explains Dr. Hamilton.

easy-to-decipher information sheets, you will

For some, this may mean exercise and stretches. For others it may take rehab or

be in a position to make an educated and informed decision about your own health.

massage. Doctor Hamilton's ultimate goal is

"If you are looking to start out the new

teach people how to get their spine back to

year with a healthier lifestyle, a visit to the

where it is supposed to be.

chiropractor maybe a benefit to you. There

"Adjustments is the foundation of what we

is one way to look at it: if you don't have your

do. Without that adjustment you will never

health, what else do you have? We all want

remove the pressure, interference, or static

to be there for our family and friends, but if

on the nervous system. We will work with

you don't have your health you can't give

you to determine how often you should be in

anything of yourself to other people. If you

based on your needs."

can move well, live well, and be well, you can

When asked if many people have pre-ex-

ultimately give well. You can give well of your

isting damage that they are unaware of, Dr.

time and your resources to the stuff you care

Hamilton simply nodded. "Absolutely. A lot of

about, and you'll be surprised how that can

damage could just be from your childhood.

make a world of difference."

It could be from an accident, injury, or fall, or it could even be from birth trauma. Damage

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19 CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL Medina County Fairgrounds

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PARTING THOUGHTS

ARTICLE SHAWNA WRIGHT

HILL WORKOUT

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e don’t grow when things are easy. We grow when we have to overcome

1 Explore your neighborhood by foot and find

challenges. This alone is reason enough to exercise. Forget about the crop

a great hill, preferably long and steep.

tops and short shorts. Most of us have moved past the “bikini as my goal” moti-

vation, thank goodness. By all means, rock it if you got it, but also, show off that

2 Warm up with a jog or speed walk for 5-10

incredible resting heart rate, impressive HDL and killer bone density!

minutes and end at the bottom of the hill. 

In addition to all of these measurable health benefits, people that exercise regularly handle stress better. Why? Because a good workout forces you to use your body and mind to overcome a challenging situation every time you break a sweat. When our

3 Take a deep breath.

body is accustomed to being challenged, and our mind is trained to push through

4 Head up the hill as fast as you can. This can

and find inner strength, we are more apt to handle the truly stressful, real deal, real life

be a run, sprint, walk, jog, etc. Just do what is a

challenges that are unexpectedly thrown at us over our lifetime.

challenge for you.

This hill workout is a perfect example of faking the challenge and overcoming it. There are many things you can only learn about yourself on a hill. Get to know your

5 Keep the pace until the hill flattens out then,

own willpower and push through this workout. The hardest part is always the first

don't stop, hit the flat and go for 20 more sec-

step. Get a workout buddy and commit. Walk it, jog it, crawl it. It doesn’t matter. Be

onds. Or find a street sign or tree in the dis-

proud. Strength is the product of struggle. Go find your hill and take it head on.

tance to make your stopping point.

6 Take a deep breath at the top, be proud, then turn around and jog back down.

7 Repeat 3-5 times, depending on the hill size, for 20 minutes total.

8 After the last hill, cool down with a 5-10 minute walk or jog.

9 Finish up with 10 pushups and 10 crunches, nine pushups and nine crunches, eight pushups and eight crunches, etc. until you get to zero!

10 Stretch! Each time you complete this, you walk away stronger. Make this hill challenge a weekly event.  Recognize and celebrate as you get stronger each time.

“IT’S NOT A HILL, IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY.”

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