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UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 9:56 p.m.

Running for the challenge: Hundreds turn out for 2018 Spokane Marathon

Hundreds of runner, including Breast Cancer survivor Michelle Wicks, ran across the city in the annual Spokane Marathon.


No relief for Spokane Chiefs as grueling VO2 Max workout measures players’ maximum aerobic capacity

Tuesday marked one of the first official events of the 2018-19 Spokane Chiefs hockey preseason: physical fitness, a mouthguard fitting and then VO2 Max testing. This was the latter, and …


With air quality hovering at the unhealthy range, Spokane weighs its exercise options

The question hung as heavily as the air over Spokane on Thursday: Should I run outside or stay indoors?


Middle age aches could be osteoarthritis

The joint disease osteoarthritis is thought to be on the rise, partly because of active baby boomers and higher U.S. obesity rates. It occurs from the wearing down of protective …


Going with the flow: PiYo workouts gaining in popularity

What’s PiYo? The high-intensity fitness class fuses part yoga, Pilates, body conditioning and some cardio to increase flexibility, strengthen muscles, tighten the body’s core, and burn fat.


House Call: Why sitting is the new smoking

Dr. Bob Riggs health column for Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017.


Small steps: Really basic ways to add exercise to your day

If you start small, with increasing steps, it will make a difference.


Froma Harrop: Americans polarized about exercise, too

The boarding process for a recent flight required going up a modest set of stairs. Greatly slowing it all was a woman carrying at least 80 more pounds than were …


Bike rental store owners say electric models provide exercise option that’s physically less challenging

A new business in Mead offers adults the fun and freedom they remember from childhood bike rides, with a little help on the pedal power. Brothers Joseph and Rob Welk …


Keep children engaged during summer break

Experts emphasize two essential goals for students throughout the summer – engaging the mind and being physically active.


Supreme strength: Justice Ginsburg’s workout becomes a book

The 84-year-old Supreme Court justice is about to join the ranks of workout superstars with a book about her exercise routine. “The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong … and …


UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 4:48 p.m.

System aims to recreate challenging mountain climbs in gym

Using 3-D modeling and digital fabrication, a team has developed a system that replicates the hardest stretches of climb, so that it can be practiced on indoor climbing walls. In …


At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more

Global warming’s milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds.


Best way to slow aging? Exercise. But not just any kind.

A new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism noted that any kind of exercise is better than none, but it’s the high-intensity interval training that does best in reversing …


Dr. Zorba Paster: How to make food labels better

I like reading food labels. It’s not just because I’m a geek, a moniker I gladly accept, but because I want to eat right – more protein, less carbs, fewer …


Ammi Midstokke: Backwoods accidental exercise plan

Somehow I have this idea that if I don’t systematically lift things over my head in sets of twelve, my body will waste away overnight. Or turn into the raspberry …


5 nutrition tips to maximize your workouts

Did you know when and what you eat can have an impact on your workout? Eating and exercise are connected.


Dr. Zorba Paster: Knee surgery not always what’s best

A few weeks ago, a typical 55-year-old “weekend warrior” came into my office complaining that his knee didn’t feel right. It was clicking. It just wasn’t as secure as it …


What’s the best fitness routine for you? Consider your personality

As 2017 rolls in and resolutions are being hammered out, fitness and health usually take center stage.


Step counts could be worth cash

Like many people recently, I have bought a Fitbit and am now motivated to reach 10,000 steps a day (which, ahem, is not the same as saying I will always …


Sweat it out! Skin patch aims to test sweat for health

The experimental gadget goes well beyond activity monitors like the Fitbit. A little larger than a quarter, it’s almost like a tiny lab stuck to the skin – and a …


Dr. Zorba Paster: Friendly competition and feedback encourage exercise

A new study published in the American Journal of Health showed how exercise is a team sport. I’m not talking about exercising as a team but teaming up with others …


Keep moving: Exercise program helps those with Parkinson’s manage symptoms

Exercises classes, like those offered at Touchmark on the South Hill in Spokane, help people with Parkinson’s disease.


WSU study shows lack of plus-size activewear often discourages women from exercising

A recent study from Washington State University found a lack of fashion options has plus-size women feeling frustrated and might be hindering activity. The study, recently published in the journal …


Fifth-grade students in Spokane and Kootenai counties will receive wearable devices to track physical activity

About 7,100 fifth-graders in Spokane and Kootenai counties will receive wearable devices to track their physical activity.


Harvard professor: ‘It is natural and normal to be physically lazy’

Even those with the best of intentions often struggle to motivate themselves to work out. There’s almost always a powerful temptation to do something, or anything, else. This can feel …


Striders fitness walking group stays in step for health, companionship

Bob Conquergood and John Johnson are this year’s highest-mileage walkers for Striders INW, a regional walking and exercise group that has about 60 members.


Fitbit makes exercise even more of a game

Fitbit wants to help you exercise more by making you think you’re hiking famous trails instead of strolling around your neighborhood.


The best treadmill routine for weight loss

If you haven’t exercised in decades, walking on a treadmill is the perfect first step toward dropping pounds. For one, it’s approachable: The main types of exercise you do on …