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Exercise for your eyes

We all know that exercise makes for a stronger heart and reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes and a number of other conditions. But now there’s more to add …


Study says most preschoolers not active enough

Preschool-age children seem to be continually on the go. Or maybe not. A study of 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds in preschool has found that these children are anything but physically …


Stretch your fitness dollar

I haven’t seen it documented yet, but you can be certain that with unemployment rising, incomes stagnant and a brooding sense of uncertainty about what is ahead for the economy, …


Program works major muscle groups, builds strength

The prospect of weight training can be intimidating. How much weight should you lift? How often? What muscle groups need to be worked? To help sort it all out, we …


A look at 2009’s hottest fitness trends

Beth Galis is totally hot. No, seriously. Several days a week, the Spokane yoga instructor cranks up the heat in her studio to 104 degrees, turns on a humidifier and …


Reader finds exercise relieves sciatic pain

Dear Dr. Gott: I am 84 years old and suffered from sciatic pain for more than two years nearly 25 years ago. When I first developed the pain, I was …


Check gym’s policies before joining

Drinking too much champagne must cause spontaneous exercise. How else do you explain the annual boom in elliptical usage beginning Jan. 2? But wait until the hangover wears off before …


Oh, Baby!

There are times you wonder, what are the babies thinking? This is one of those times, as the babies sit in their strollers and watch while their moms run up …


Regaining control

Jackie Kittel returned to her yoga practice as soon as she was able following breast-cancer surgery four years ago. Kittel had been an Iyengar yoga instructor since 1994, so it …


Bodies In Balance Tai Chi Is An Ancient Martial Art, But Practitioners Find It Is The Perfect Antidote To Modern-Day Stresses

From left, Loretta Dilley and Dorothy Bolkan practice the crane walk during their Tai Chi class at the South Hill Senior Center. Photo by Liz Kishimoto/The Spokesman-Review


Aerobics Taking The Next Step Growing Number Of Men Teach As Well As Work Out

1. After some coaxing from a female friend, Gale McCalmant of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, finally tried aerobics 10 years ago - and he’s been hooked ever since. Photo by Craig …