Make us your home page


  1. At any age, lack of sleep can drag you down

    Life Times

    Yes, your mother was right. We all need eight hours of sleep each night, no matter how old we are.

    says Dr. Michael Jaffee of the University of Florida.
  2. It's important to stretch and strengthen back and abdominal muscles


    Keeping core muscles limber is as important as keeping them strong.

     Alyssa Cedela of St. Pete demonstrates the modified cobra yoga pose at the Vinoy in St Petersburg, FL,  May 9, 2017.
  3. One City Chorus, Alumni Singers welcome all, no auditions required

    Life Times

    One by one, sometimes in pairs, people — more women than men, more old than young — walk into the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg.

    Fred Seidel, 76, of St. Petersburg, center, rehearses with One City Chorus at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg.
  4. Senior Strong program's goal is to help prevent falls, injury

    Life Times

    Nobody wants to be a Humpty-Dumpty.

    For seniors, a fall can be more than an inconvenience. It can mean injury and an end to independence. It can mean never being put back together again.

    The statistics are stark.

    Michael Fittin, physical therapy supervisor at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Palm Harbor, works with patient Jean Doran, who is among the participants in the Senior Strong program.
  5. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute has big plans for summer

    Life Times

    Lifelong learners: Get out your calendars

  6. Find the strength within: Build up your core muscles


    Let's talk a little about the most talked about muscle group in our bodies: the abominable abdominals.

    Barbi Bozich does the leg extension with knee lift.
LARA CERRI   |   Times
  7. Educate yourself on computer safety to avoid being cyber scammed

    Life Times

    My name is Eve Parker, 28 years old single lady, a Canadian citizen,

    “Always be cautious,” advises Michael Kaiser of the National Cyber Security Alliance.
  8. Man who was denied chance to play as youth still teaching tennis at 93

    Life Times

    APOLLO BEACH — He loved the game, but he couldn't play it.

    Trish Pendy, left, returns the ball during a tennis lesson with 93-year-old Dipnarine Maharaj at the Apollo Beach recreation center.
  9. Answers to common fitness questions


    New to the wonderful world of fitness? If so, you most likely have a plethora of questions. Here to help you begin your journey are the answers to some of the most popular ones:

    Opposite arm and leg lift
  10. Don't just visit — volunteer

    Life Times

    A few years ago, I realized it was time to create a meaningful retirement plan. My rewarding 30-plus-year career in sales and management was winding down. My pension was set, so I had flexibility.

    But what shape would retirement take?

    Students gather around Lynn Lotkowictz for a photo on her last day of class at Morfosi English School in Gazi, Crete. She plans to return.