Stories tagged: walking
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017
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 …
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 7 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017
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.
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.
Mon., July 17, 2017
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 …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 6 p.m.
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 …
Tue., May 2, 2017
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.
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016
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 …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 4 p.m.
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.
Thu., Oct. 1, 2015
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 …
Sun., March 22, 2015
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 …
Sat., March 14, 2015
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 …
Sun., Jan. 5, 2014
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 …
Mon., Dec. 30, 2013
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 …
Tue., Nov. 12, 2013
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 …
Mon., Oct. 21, 2013
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 …
Sun., Oct. 13, 2013
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 …
Tue., June 11, 2013
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 …
Sun., May 5, 2013
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 …
Wed., May 1, 2013
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 …
Tue., Nov. 27, 2012
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 …
Thu., Oct. 25, 2012
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 …
Mon., Sept. 10, 2012, 2:50 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 21, 2010
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 …
Mon., Aug. 6, 2007
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, …
Tue., July 31, 2007
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 …