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Dr. Zorba Paster: Knee surgery not always what’s best

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 …


What’s the best fitness routine for you? Consider your personality

As 2017 rolls in and resolutions are being hammered out, fitness and health usually take center stage.


Step counts could be worth cash

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 …


Sweat it out! Skin patch aims to test sweat for health

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 …


Dr. Zorba Paster: Friendly competition and feedback encourage exercise

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 …


Keep moving: Exercise program helps those with Parkinson’s manage symptoms

Exercises classes, like those offered at Touchmark on the South Hill in Spokane, help people with Parkinson’s disease.


WSU study shows lack of plus-size activewear often discourages women from exercising

A recent study from Washington State University found a lack of fashion options has plus-size women feeling frustrated and might be hindering activity. The study, recently published in the journal …


Fifth-grade students in Spokane and Kootenai counties will receive wearable devices to track physical activity

About 7,100 fifth-graders in Spokane and Kootenai counties will receive wearable devices to track their physical activity.


Harvard professor: ‘It is natural and normal to be physically lazy’

Even those with the best of intentions often struggle to motivate themselves to work out. There’s almost always a powerful temptation to do something, or anything, else. This can feel …


Striders fitness walking group stays in step for health, companionship

Bob Conquergood and John Johnson are this year’s highest-mileage walkers for Striders INW, a regional walking and exercise group that has about 60 members.


Fitbit makes exercise even more of a game

Fitbit wants to help you exercise more by making you think you’re hiking famous trails instead of strolling around your neighborhood.


The best treadmill routine for weight loss

If you haven’t exercised in decades, walking on a treadmill is the perfect first step toward dropping pounds. For one, it’s approachable: The main types of exercise you do on …


Exercising drives down risk for 13 cancers, research shows

In addition to protecting hearts, preserving memory and lifting moods, exercise is a powerful cancer-preventive, says new research.


Study finds physical activity lessens risk of Alzheimer’s

Physical activity boosts the volume of key parts of the brain used in cognitive functioning, according to new research findings that add to the literature suggesting such exertion is among …


Study looks at your brain on exercise

Vigorous exercise boosts two brain chemicals that help people ward off severe depression, according to a new imaging study by scientists at the University of California, Davis Health System. It …


Smartphone use during exercise might be dumb

Researchers put 44 college students on a treadmill and had them exercise for a half-hour. Some were just listening to music; others were actually using their phone as a phone, …


Keeping seniors on their toes

Spokane County has a higher death rate from fall-related injuries than the rest of the state.


Brain gain

Exercise tones the legs, builds bigger biceps and strengthens the heart. But of all the body parts that benefit from a good workout, the brain may be the big winner. …


Beyond tracking

The future is here, and it’s sweaty and integrative. The treadmills at Eastern Washington University’s fitness center are outfitted with touch-screen modules that lets gym users track their workouts – …


Pool exercises help joint recovery, overall fitness

Any athlete will tell you: Rest and recovery are critical to any workout regimen. John Platero, director of education for the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers, created this three-move …


Study links exercise, mental wellness

We all know that lacing up and breaking a sweat is good for our mood, and that exercise can feel like a lifeline when the stresses of life threaten to …


Course of action to stop diabetes

Toni Pille lives on a 40-acre farm in Espanola, north of Medical Lake, where she and her husband raise sheep, cut hay and eat local: potatoes they grow, meat from …


Osteoporosis is more common and more dangerous than most think

Osteoporosis doesn’t just happen to old ladies. Rather, it’s a disease that can weaken anyone’s bones, regardless of age or sex, putting them at higher risk of fracture – which …


Study finds positive exercise experience matters

It’s a common rookie mistake, but plenty of diet-and-exercise veterans make it, too: With an act of will, you muster yourself to the gym or the track, and you gut …


Summer Games gives adults a chance to play like children

Before explaining the rules of noodle tag last week on a grassy play field at upper Manito Park, fitness trainer Nicole Kuhn led a group of women through stretches and …


Personal trainer keeps aging clients healthy

Marge Holston moved to Spokane Valley from Southern California and somehow left a lot of her activity behind. That’s when she decided to join a gym, hire a trainer and …


Expectant mother will still celebrate Bike to Work Week

Haley Cooper-Scott admits she’s a little apprehensive about her plans for Bike to Work Week, which begins Monday. Not about the distance from her Spokane home to her workplace in …


Pat Munts: Early-season gardening can be a stiff challenge

Let me guess; you spent all of last weekend out in the yard doing spring chores and Monday you crawled into work barely able to move. How do I know? …


Gardening: Early-season gardening can be a stiff challenge

Let me guess; you spent all of last weekend out in the yard doing spring chores and Monday you crawled into work barely able to move. How do I know? …


Livestrong at YMCA helps cancer patients move toward fitness

It was like many beginning yoga classes in most ways. Students gathered in a studio at the downtown YMCA raised and stretched their limbs in wobbly formation, their instructor at …