Stories tagged: exercise
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Small steps: Really basic ways to add exercise to your day
If you start small, with increasing steps, it will make a difference.
Sat., July 22, 2017
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 …
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
Keep children engaged during summer break
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.
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 …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 1:55 p.m.
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.
Sun., March 26, 2017
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 …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 11 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017
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.
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017
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 …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017
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.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016
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 …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 7 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
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 …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 7 p.m.
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.
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 7 p.m.
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 …
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.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 7 p.m.
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.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
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.
Sun., July 3, 2016, 4 p.m.
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 …
Mon., May 16, 2016, 4:34 p.m.
Exercising drives down risk for 13 cancers, research shows
In addition to protecting hearts, preserving memory and lifting moods, exercise is a powerful cancer-preventive, says new research.
Mon., May 9, 2016
Study finds physical activity lessens risk of Alzheimer’s
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 …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 2:42 p.m.
Study looks at your brain on exercise
Vigorous exercise boosts two brain chemicals that help people ward off severe depression, according to a new imaging study by scientists at the University of California, Davis Health System. It …
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016
Smartphone use during exercise might be dumb
Researchers put 44 college students on a treadmill and had them exercise for a half-hour. Some were just listening to music; others were actually using their phone as a phone, …
Sun., Nov. 15, 2015, 7 p.m.
Keeping seniors on their toes
Spokane County has a higher death rate from fall-related injuries than the rest of the state.
Tue., May 19, 2015
Exercise tones the legs, builds bigger biceps and strengthens the heart. But of all the body parts that benefit from a good workout, the brain may be the big winner. …
Tue., Dec. 2, 2014
The future is here, and it’s sweaty and integrative. The treadmills at Eastern Washington University’s fitness center are outfitted with touch-screen modules that lets gym users track their workouts – …