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September 26, 2020

Ester Marsh, Author at Salisbury Post

Columns

Marsh column: Y finally open again

Hallelujah! Phase 2.5 is here! As most of you know, I have been saying that exercise is essential not only the body but also the ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Posture, balance go hand in hand

Balance is so important in your life. Not only balance between work, pleasure, relaxation, family and friends, but balance as in not falling — to ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Get your ‘stretch on’

Too many people do not know how important flexibility is. The American College of Sports medicine (ACSM) recommends to do flexibility exercises at least two ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, August 23, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Put a little more ‘umph’ into your workouts

Resistance exercise should be included in your workouts training each major muscle group two or three days each week using a variety of exercises and ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, August 16, 2020 12:00 am

Health

Ester Marsh column — Regular exercise routine

Have you been able to get in a regular exercise routine? Having phase 2 extended for another five weeks is absolutely challenging. We finally have ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Ester Marsh column: Look to the future and be positive

Where to begin when you have been inactive the last 4 months? I have had numerous people reach out to me and ask where and ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, July 19, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Ester Marsh column: Weight gain during COVID-19

Are you one of those who gained excess weight during these past three to four months? I’ve heard of people gaining anywhere from a few ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:00 am

Health

Ester Marsh column: Write down why you’re thankful

I was watching a documentary called #Anne Frank Parallel Stories on Netflix. It talked about her diary and other children who survived the Holocaust. I ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Ester Marsh column: Hang in there

With all the great challenges that are going on, I want to continue to focus on how to stay active and healthy through this continued ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, June 14, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Ester Marsh column: YMCA slowly opening for classes

The YMCA’s Phase 1 is starting Monday. I hope everyone is doing well and continuing to move, stay healthy and connected. I know I am ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, May 31, 2020 12:07 am

Columns

Ester Marsh: Always warm up before your stretching routine

Happy Easter! He has risen indeed! I hope everyone is doing well and hanging in there. The best way to get through this social distancing ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, April 12, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Marsh column: Home workout

The Salisbury Post and the YMCA want you to stay active and healthy during this statewide quarantine. As I mentioned in last week’s article, the ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Ester Marsh column: Staying active (and sane) through the pandemic

By Ester Marsh For the Salisbury Post None of us have ever dealt with anything like the current pandemic, and I hope we never have ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Ester Marsh column: The power of positivity

With the holidays right around the corner, what better than the gift of positivity! In this day and time, many people have lost their way ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, November 17, 2019 11:58 pm

Local

Ester Marsh: Sunday is the 10th anniversary of the Buck Hurley Triathlon

On Sunday , the J.F. Hurley Family YMCA is hosting its 10th annual Buck Hurley Triathlon presented by Cloninger Ford and Toyota. Ten years! The triathlon is ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Monday, April 29, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Ester Marsh: Are you hydrated?

With this crazy weather ranging from very warm to pretty cold this past Saturday, it’s hard and confusing to stay hydrated. Do you hydrate enough? ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Monday, April 22, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Ester Marsh: Stick with what works for you

When it comes to eating, it feels like a big black hole at times. With so many fads out there, it is hard to know ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Monday, April 15, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Ester Marsh: How competitive sports can teach important life lessons

As many of you know, I have been a track and field coach for about 10 years and have seen amazing improvements for kids starting a ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Monday, April 8, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Ester Marsh: Eating to lose fat

One of the hardest ideas to grasp is that you have to eat to lose fat. I often get asked why a person doesn’t lose ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Monday, April 1, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Ester Marsh: The 10th annual Buck Hurley Triathlon is coming up

We are just over a month and about 10 days away from the 10th annual Buck Hurley Triathlon presented by Larry Cloninger Ford and Toyota. I can’t ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Monday, March 25, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Ester Marsh: Type 2 pre-diabetic

Why are so many people pre-diabetic? Unfortunately, many lifestyles do not include enough physical activity or healthy eating. There are ways to find out if ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Monday, March 18, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Ester Marsh: Spring forward

This past weekend, we had to spring forward. First of all, it is said that it is easier, for most people, to adjust to an ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Monday, March 11, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Ester Marsh column: Do you have knee pain?

If you are dealing with knee pain, and resting and elevating your knee is not helping, schedule an appointment with your doctor. Many times, your ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Monday, February 25, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Ester Marsh: The importance of strength training

I am super excited to be coaching track again in high school. The Hurley Warriors practice at the South Rowan High School track. The school ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Monday, February 18, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Ester Marsh: The joys of being a woman

I was talking to some of my staff this weekend and mentioned that we, as women, have it pretty rough concerning our hormones. First, we ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Monday, February 11, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Ester Marsh: Exercise is the ‘fountain of youth’

First of all, I want to wish my baby sister, Christell, a happy 50th birthday. Birthdays mean a lot to everyone but especially to her. She ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Monday, February 4, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Ester Marsh: Anywhere, Anyway 5K

Are you an avid runner who has done a lot of 5K races? Are you an aspiring runner or walker who would love to do ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Monday, January 28, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Ester Marsh column: Are you facing knee replacement surgery?

I had such great response on the hip replacement column that I figured I would touch knee replacement surgery this week. As I mentioned before, ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Monday, January 21, 2019 12:00 am

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