Stories tagged: exercise
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 5 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 5 a.m.
The question hung as heavily as the air over Spokane on Thursday: Should I run outside or stay indoors?
Thu., May 10, 2018
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 …
Mon., March 26, 2018, 5 p.m.
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.
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017
Dr. Bob Riggs health column for Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017.
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
If you start small, with increasing steps, it will make a difference.
Sat., July 22, 2017
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 …
Wed., June 28, 2017, noon
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 …
Thu., June 15, 2017
Experts emphasize two essential goals for students throughout the summer – engaging the mind and being physically active.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
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.
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 …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 1:55 p.m.
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.
Sun., March 26, 2017
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 …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 11 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017
Did you know when and what you eat can have an impact on your workout? Eating and exercise are connected.
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017
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 …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017
As 2017 rolls in and resolutions are being hammered out, fitness and health usually take center stage.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016
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 …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 7 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
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 …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 7 p.m.
Exercises classes, like those offered at Touchmark on the South Hill in Spokane, help people with Parkinson’s disease.
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 7 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 11:23 a.m.
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.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 4 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 7 p.m.
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.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
Fitbit wants to help you exercise more by making you think you’re hiking famous trails instead of strolling around your neighborhood.
Sun., July 3, 2016, 4 p.m.
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 …
Mon., May 16, 2016, 4:34 p.m.
In addition to protecting hearts, preserving memory and lifting moods, exercise is a powerful cancer-preventive, says new research.
Mon., May 9, 2016
Physical activity boosts the volume of key parts of the brain used in cognitive functioning, according to new research findings that add to the literature suggesting such exertion is among …