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"The impact on children who exercise at least an hour a day is huge," Darius Howard, district manager of Spokane's MUV Fitness, said while calling from his North Spokane home. "Exercise is a form of stress. But it's a good form of stress."
OLYMPIA – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee released updated guidance Monday for gyms and fitness facilities that nearly triples the minimum distance required for patrons exercising indoors, except for those practicing certain team sports.
In recent weeks, public health experts have warned that the coronavirus pandemic could have a devastating effect on mental health. In the U.S., rates of anxiety and depression are rising. Dread and confusion pervade everyday life.
Now that we have more clarity on our reentry into the new normal, it’s important to make sure we continue to be safe and prepared.
A missile fired during an Iranian military training exercise mistakenly struck a naval vessel instead of its intended target in waters near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, killing 19 sailors and wounding 15 others, Iranian authorities said Monday.
For many of us, quarantining means more Netflix, puzzles and baking – and less moving. If you’re concerned about how your newfound sedentary lifestyle is affecting your body, try intermittent workouts.
Although the world has come to a halt, health talk hasn’t.
YouTube offers a variety of fitness channels, no matter your skill level.
I loved your column about the potential connection between antibiotics and obesity. It was interesting. I would add something: Too many parents push to have their kids take antibiotics, and that may be part of the obesity epidemic in children.
One attention-grabbing idea being explored: Labeling foods with “exercise calories,” or the amount of physical activity needed to burn them off. For example, a chocolate bar might say it has 230 calories, alongside icons indicating that amounts to 42 minutes of walking or 22 minutes of running.
Some days, it seems regular exercise has become a panacea – good for the heart, good for blood pressure, good for glucose levels, good to limit sad days and depression. But what about people tormented with the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis, particularly in the knees and hips? What are they supposed to do?
As the weather heats up, drink plenty of water and watch for signs of dehydration, especially in the very young and very old.
Muscles help you run and play, but stretching them too far hurts.
Client Tanya Dashiell had never tried yoga. “How could I possibly do yoga, let alone like it? Everywhere I turned, yogis are skinny, fit, they run, they eat right – that intimidated me,” she said. She took a free class at FatGirl Yoga and was hooked.
“We are moving away from the word ‘exercise,’ ” said Barbara Brown, a researcher at the University of Utah who studies physical activity. “Exercise is that thing you do where you have to wear funny clothes, and you have to go to the gym and buy a membership, and you have to sweat for an hour. Some people love that, but many don’t.” Instead, Brown said, she and her colleagues talk about “active living.”
The result is clear – a little bit of exercise can go a long way. This is encouraging, especially for people who don’t do much. Perhaps I should rephrase that – for people who don’t do anything.
The therapists and exercisers I interviewed for this article say that group workouts tend to build stronger bonds than, for example, adjoining cubicles, while enriching men’s lives by introducing them to a wider range of potential acquaintances.
Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health.
The United States and South Korea are scrapping another major military exercise this year, a Pentagon official said Friday, citing a push for diplomatic progress with North Korea.
Hundreds of runner, including Breast Cancer survivor Michelle Wicks, ran across the city in the annual Spokane Marathon.