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You might want to rethink using a stability ball as your desk chair

If you bought a stability ball to use at your pandemic home work station or dusted off the unused one in the basement, you might want to sit down for this reality check – on a traditional chair. Claims that stability balls will strengthen your core have little backing in research.

For those with ADHD, exercise can aid schooling

Because your child’s classroom this fall probably will be the dining room, it would be a good idea to send them outside before they start their school day. They’ll be primed to learn.

Water cooler: A beginners guide to calisthenics

Calisthenics may be a word that brings up the torturous physical education classes of elementary school, but it’s actually an excellent form of exercise matchmade for quarantine.

Gyms will need to triple distance for exercising indoors

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.

Iran says 19 of its sailors killed in training accident

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.

What if you knew a cookie would take 20 minutes to run off?

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.

Dealing with arthritis pain? Keep moving, or it might get worse

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?

House Call: Stay hydrated this summer

As the weather heats up, drink plenty of water and watch for signs of dehydration, especially in the very young and very old.

Spokane’s FatGirl Yoga aims to be a studio for all

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.