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Over the summer, people looking to get out of the house snapped up boats, bicycles and patio furniture, figuring they were safer socializing and being active outdoors than inside. Now that temperatures are dropping, they’re buying snowshoes, skis, boots and winter coats, boosting the beleaguered retail sector.
Clay Reynolds is starting to make peace with a gut-wrenching reality: He may have to once again close his business, Arrichion Hot Yoga and Circuit Training.
Russian and Chinese bombers flew a joint patrol mission over the Western Pacific Tuesday in a show of increasingly close military ties between Moscow and Beijing.
When word came down on Nov. 15 that Gov. Jay Inslee was again about to shut down gyms in the state, members in tears began walking into the office of Tracie Zanol, co-owner of the Anytime Fitness on West Francis Avenue.
Many of us have joked about "Quarantine 15," a phrase for those extra pounds gained during pandemic life spent mostly at home. It's a stress-induced reality for many, say fitness and weight-loss experts, but they offer several ideas to get back on track. For many, it's a fallout from disrupted routines, stress and lack of access to gyms.
What’s unfair about Google, they say, is the way it gives the greatest prominence in search results to the companies that spend the most on advertising.
Months into the pandemic, kids are missing out on many youth sports and physical education. Children need at least 60 minutes a day of physical activity, doctors say. A Spokane Valley pediatrician along with a local fitness expert weigh in on what families can do so kids don't miss out.
If you have embraced being outdoors as a way to deal with pandemic stress and are dreading the arrival of winter, you might consider cultivating two things: a new attitude and a better cold-weather wardrobe. The experience of Stacey Benzing, 47, an expat starting her third year in Norway, illustrates the importance of both.
If it seems like more and more people are on diets these days, you might not be imagining it.
Dear Dr. Universe: Along with many others, we are at home during the coronavirus pandemic, and we been learning new exercises to stay healthy. How and why does exercise help our bodies, and what is the best exercise for our bodies? – Layla, 5
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.
As coronavirus-related restrictions forced fitness studios to pivot operations to remain afloat, Ashtanga Yoga School Spokane made changes to maintain members’ accessibility to yoga by adding new classes and instructors.
The Russian navy conducted major war games near Alaska involving dozens of ships and aircraft, the military said Friday, the biggest such drills in the area since Soviet times.
More than two months after adjusting to the "new normal" of operating in small groups, designated workout zones and limited hours, area gyms and fitness facilities are now having to adapt again under the latest statewide COVID-19 guidelines.
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.
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.
"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.