Stories tagged: exercise
Wed., Nov. 13, 2019
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. …
Thu., July 25, 2019
As the weather heats up, drink plenty of water and watch for signs of dehydration, especially in the very young and very old.
Fri., May 10, 2019
Muscles help you run and play, but stretching them too far hurts.
Wed., May 8, 2019
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 – …
Wed., May 1, 2019
“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 …
Thu., April 4, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018
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.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018
Hundreds of runner, including Breast Cancer survivor Michelle Wicks, ran across the city in the annual Spokane Marathon.
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018
Tuesday marked one of the first official events of the 2018-19 Spokane Chiefs hockey preseason: physical fitness, a mouthguard fitting and then VO2 Max testing. This was the latter, and …
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018
The question hung as heavily as the air over Spokane on Thursday: Should I run outside or stay indoors?
Thu., May 10, 2018
The joint disease osteoarthritis is thought to be on the rise, partly because of active baby boomers and higher U.S. obesity rates. It occurs from the wearing down of protective …
Mon., March 26, 2018
What’s PiYo? The high-intensity fitness class fuses part yoga, Pilates, body conditioning and some cardio to increase flexibility, strengthen muscles, tighten the body’s core, and burn fat.
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017
Dr. Bob Riggs health column for Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017.
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017
If you start small, with increasing steps, it will make a difference.
Sat., July 22, 2017
The boarding process for a recent flight required going up a modest set of stairs. Greatly slowing it all was a woman carrying at least 80 more pounds than were …
Wed., June 28, 2017
Bike rental store owners say electric models provide exercise option that’s physically less challenging
A new business in Mead offers adults the fun and freedom they remember from childhood bike rides, with a little help on the pedal power. Brothers Joseph and Rob Welk …
Thu., June 15, 2017
Experts emphasize two essential goals for students throughout the summer – engaging the mind and being physically active.
Mon., June 5, 2017
The 84-year-old Supreme Court justice is about to join the ranks of workout superstars with a book about her exercise routine. “The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong … and …
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017
Using 3-D modeling and digital fabrication, a team has developed a system that replicates the hardest stretches of climb, so that it can be practiced on indoor climbing walls. In …
Mon., April 24, 2017
Global warming’s milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds.
Sun., March 26, 2017
A new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism noted that any kind of exercise is better than none, but it’s the high-intensity interval training that does best in reversing …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017
I like reading food labels. It’s not just because I’m a geek, a moniker I gladly accept, but because I want to eat right – more protein, less carbs, fewer …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017
Somehow I have this idea that if I don’t systematically lift things over my head in sets of twelve, my body will waste away overnight. Or turn into the raspberry …
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017
Did you know when and what you eat can have an impact on your workout? Eating and exercise are connected.
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017
A few weeks ago, a typical 55-year-old “weekend warrior” came into my office complaining that his knee didn’t feel right. It was clicking. It just wasn’t as secure as it …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017
As 2017 rolls in and resolutions are being hammered out, fitness and health usually take center stage.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016
Like many people recently, I have bought a Fitbit and am now motivated to reach 10,000 steps a day (which, ahem, is not the same as saying I will always …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016
The experimental gadget goes well beyond activity monitors like the Fitbit. A little larger than a quarter, it’s almost like a tiny lab stuck to the skin – and a …
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
A new study published in the American Journal of Health showed how exercise is a team sport. I’m not talking about exercising as a team but teaming up with others …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
Exercises classes, like those offered at Touchmark on the South Hill in Spokane, help people with Parkinson’s disease.