Latest stories: Fitness & Eating

Healing body, mind, spirit

Jill Ciccarello’s sister died of cancer. Lorrie Stonehocker’s husband is still battling cancer that has caused him to lose organs, including part of his stomach, as the chemo is shutting down his kidneys. Yet these cancer nightmares have inspired both Spokane women to help other cancer patients through yoga – the ancient practice that encompasses the physical, mental and spiritual. Read more

Vegetarian, vegan diets aid weight loss, research shows

Evidence that vegetables are good for you abounds. And here’s more: Researchers who analyzed studies of people put on vegetarian or vegan diets found that they lost more than 7 pounds regardless of calorie counting or exercise plans. The study published Thursday in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics comes as many people are trying to stick to – or already have abandoned – New Year’s resolutions to lose weight. Read more

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