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Gifting action for Grandparents Day

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the first Sunday after Labor Day each year as a time to recognize grandparents. As more people older than 50 are staying active with …


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

VIDEO: A newly discovered film shows Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had polio, walking

On April 22, 1935, a tourist from New York named Fred Hill waded through the crowd at the White House Easter Egg Roll, pointed his movie camera at the South …


House Call: Why sitting is the new smoking

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


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 11:35 a.m.

On the sunny side: Ideas to help families get outdoors this fall

Fall’s shortening daylight hours pinches time families have around busy schedules to get outdoors for healthy activities. There are ways to gain back some bursts of time for sun and …


Woman standing up to cyclist who smashed into her on Centennial Trail

A Spokane woman said she can’t feel safe on the Centennial Trail anymore after being plowed down from behind and injured by an unyielding bicyclist. She’s considering a lawsuit to …


Editorial: Walking to school is a smart choice

Health experts recommend children get at least an hour of physical activity per day. Walking to and from school provides a nice aerobic workout.


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

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


Dr. Zorba Paster: 900 steps magic number for keeping elderly healthy

What’s the minimal number of steps you need to do each day to survive? I’m not recommending you couch potatoes shoot for the lowest number, but it’s a useful yardstick …


Feeling out of shape and fat? Here’s how to fix that: Start walking.

Diana Nyad – the endurance athlete who, at age 64, swam from Cuba to Florida – has another big dream. It doesn’t involve water, poisonous jellyfish or an exhausting 111-mile …


100 years ago in Spokane: New club promotes walking to work

“Hike to work every morning” – that was the slogan adopted by the young men of Spokane’s Junior Loyalty League. A.D. Brewer, a YMCA secretary, said that “a number of …


UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

Surgeon general is removed by Trump administration, replaced by deputy for now

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy has been removed by the Trump administration and replaced temporarily by his deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams.


100 years ago in Spokane: Group that became the Spokane Mountaineers organizes Labor Day hike

From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokane Walking Club had ambitious plans for Labor Day weekend. The members planned to hike 16 miles to the top of Mount Spokane …


Experts’ new Rx for health: Walk the malls

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put out a guide saying the mall is a perfect place for seniors to get in their steps.


In Brief: Sight-in days at Spokane Rifle Club

HUNTING – Hunters can zero-in their rifles before the general hunting seasons at the annual Sight-In Days at the Spokane Rifle Club. Club facilities along the Spokane River downstream from …


Trail opportunities will be revealed on ‘Opening Day’

While “hitting the trail” is a year-round activity for hikers, runners and cyclists, Saturday has been dubbed “Opening Day.” Spokane area groups are riding the coattails of a national event …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago A squad of boys, ages 12 to 14, scoured Spokane’s North Side and offered to do a spring cleaning of yards. The homeowners were …


Spokane County trails plan updated

An update to the 2008 Spokane County Regional Trails Plan will help integrate routes for walkers, runners, skaters, cyclists and equestrians into planning and development as the population grows, officials …


Walking in place good for strength, endurance

We all slow down as we get older, but that certainly doesn’t mean we should let ourselves waste away. If you’ve hit the midcentury mark, there’s a way you can …


Laser eases walking for Parkinson’s sufferers

Everyone knows walking is good exercise, but it has another benefit: a daily 20-minute walk can also cut the risk of dementia by 40 percent, studies show. Taking those findings …


Getting There: Spokane County commissioners skeptical of new ATV law

All-terrain vehicle enthusiasts are pushing to get more access to local roads, including roads in unincorporated Spokane County. But Spokane County commissioners last week said they are initially reluctant to …


Fall prime time for hiking trails

Fall is a stunning time to walk through the region’s wildlands, from the scablands to the national forests. Following are six walks, especially appropriate for autumn, all of which are …


Walking device helps people get back in step

SEATTLE – Carl Simmons regularly used to run 5K races. Now the 76-year-old stroke survivor just wants to be able to keep up with his wife on a walk. Through …


Paul Turner wonders why the lowly foot gets taken for granted

You’ve heard, of course, that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. The credit for that fateful stride usually goes to courage or determination. Fine. But …


Dishman Hills trails makeover resisted by some hikers

An effort to rebalance wildlife’s share of the Dishman Hills Natural Area has been getting mixed reviews as workers try to scale back the web of unofficial trails. About 200 …


The path to better health

Not long after surgeons removed her kidney in March 2010, Donna Withers put on her walking shoes. Her first few walks after surgery were just a mile long, but she …


Front Porch: Walk stimulates body, soul

One of the best forms of exercise doesn’t require expensive equipment, trendy fitness DVDs or a gym membership. Everyone from Thomas Jefferson to health guru Dr. Oz have touted the …


Seattle neighborhoods look for ways to increase walkability

Clint Eastwood at halftime during this year’s Super Bowl may have tipped his hat and holstered his .357 magnum for the almighty car – “It’s Halftime in America. And our …


Study correlates walking, cycling and obesity levels

A transportation expert says the United States could solve part of its obesity problem by making it easier for people to bike or walk where they need to go. John …


Smooth sailing on I-90

It took two summers and $13 million, but the Interstate 90 viaduct through downtown Spokane is now open and as smooth as a baby’s rear. OK, maybe not that smooth, …


Stepping it up

We’re all supposed to be logging our 10,000 steps a day. And the government says we’re supposed to get 30 to 60 minutes of moderate exercise most days, which, for …