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Ester Marsh, Author at Salisbury Post

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Ester Marsh: Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma is not something you want to hear

In the middle of June, I noticed my left lymph node in my neck was swollen. No big deal. When I have a sore throat ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, September 26, 2021 12:00 am

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Ester Marsh: We all need more respect, responsibility, honesty and caring

We all agree that we are living in some very trying times. And I am going to be open and honest with everyone. Nope, this ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, September 19, 2021 12:00 am

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Ester Marsh: Heel spurs might be your feet saying they need a ‘rest’

Heel spurs, which are bone spurs, are a bony growth formed on a normal bone. A lot of people think that bone spurs are sharp ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, September 5, 2021 12:00 am

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Ester Marsh: Are you willing to try some HIIT?

High Intensity Interval Training, or  HIIT, is a form of interval training that is characterized by near maximum efforts. You read this, and you think, ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, August 29, 2021 12:00 am

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Ester Marsh: If you’ve got knee pain, plenty of culprits could be to blame

One of my colleagues asked me some questions about knee pain since many people jumped back into exercise maybe a bit too hard too quickly ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, August 22, 2021 12:00 am

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Ester Marsh: The benefits of exercising while you’re pregnant

So, exciting news! I will be oma to another grandchild, which is due the middle of January. It’s my oldest daughter Frankie again, and she ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, August 15, 2021 12:00 am

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Ester Marsh: Leg cramps are no joke

Leg cramps are more common during these hot temperatures. If you have ever had one, you  know it’s no joke. Sometimes it is in the ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, August 1, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Ester Marsh column: Have you experienced vertigo?

I have heard friends talking about bouts of vertigo, but just last week I personally experienced a severe case of it. In the past few ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, July 25, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Ester Marsh column: Flying home after the lockdown

I was finally able to see my family in the Netherlands after 22 months and one rescheduled, and one canceled flight, one in December and ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, July 18, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Ester Marsh column: Are you hydrating properly?

Are you hydrating properly during this hot weather? Hydration is very important any time of the year, but with summer right around the corner it’s ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Ester Marsh column: Asthma and exercising

Unfortunately, asthma is an increasingly common lung disease in the U.S. I personally had asthma over 20 years ago, and due to wearing the mask ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Exercise to waylay memory loss and cognitive decline

Many years ago during high school, I was fortunate to live with a grandma and aunt, both of whom lived together. For their own reasons, ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Ester Marsh column: You can not out-exercise a bad diet

Boy, did I get a lot of good feedback on last week’s column. And my apologies for the ones I ruined their Dutch apple pie ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, May 30, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Ester Marsh column: Eating healthy

So what is healthy eating? Our diets have been challenged, especially during this pandemic. Most people have been at home a lot, and have been ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

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Ester Marsh: Abs of steel instead of a muffin top

Even after a cold snap, the weather is finally getting warmer and closer to bathing suit season. I have had many requests about what to ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, April 25, 2021 12:00 am

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Ester Marsh: What body type are you?

As the world is slowly opening up a little bit more, people are coming back and starting or continuing their workouts, but now inside. As ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, April 18, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Ester Marsh column: Performing physical therapy for the bladder

Yes, there is physical therapy for the bladder! Whoever knows me understands that I don’t have any trouble talking about any “pink elephants” in the ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:00 am

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Ester Marsh: The power of focusing on positive things

With Easter here, it’s a great time to reflect whether you are a believer or not. As we all know, in these days many have ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:00 am

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Ester Marsh: Accept your body as is

Love and accept what your family genetics and God gave you. Unfortunately, so many people I meet, especially after the quarantine, are so unhappy with ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Ester Marsh column: Water exercise has multiple benefits

I’m so happy to be back in the water again! Before the pandemic closed us down, I taught two water classes per week and they ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, March 21, 2021 12:00 am

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Ester Marsh: Cardio, flexibility and balance guidelines

Let’s talk about cardio, balance and flexibility. The American College of Medicine (ACSM) guidelines say you should do at least 30 minutes a day of ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, March 14, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Ester Marsh column: When you don’t use it, you lose it

It’s so good to see people coming back! Many have had their vaccinations and feel more comfortable getting out and about. Unfortunately, many didn’t exercise ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, March 7, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Ester Marsh column: What to expect when getting vaccinated for COVID-19

It’s a big conversation right? To get the vaccine or not? I am not kidding, I was a bit afraid of it being available so ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:00 am

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Ester Marsh: Extra weight pushes bulge above belly button out

When you do a sit-up and/or contract your abdominal muscles do you have a bulge above your belly button? It can even be present just ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, February 14, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Ester Marsh column: A ‘better’ you

Are you looking for a “better” you? With the pandemic still going on, we all have had a lot of time to reflect. Sometimes, this ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, February 7, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Ester Marsh column: Losing your loved ones and dealing with the grief

One of my best friends, Melissa, died one week ago after losing the battle against glioblastoma — brain cancer. It seems every time I open ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:00 am

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Ester Marsh column: Gallbladder issues may be from your diet

I had such great feedback on the kidney stones column, and I had a request for one on gallbladder disease. I personally dealt with this and ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Ester Marsh column: How to prevent kidney stones

What are kidney stones, and can you prevent them? Kidney stones are hard accumulations made of minerals and salt that form inside your kidneys. One ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:00 am

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