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Cyclists promote active lifestyles by embarking on cross-country trip

It’s a race for all time as dozens of elderly Spokane assisted living residents keep pace with three baby boomer women pedaling 4,305 miles across the United States – all …


On weight loss, ‘Biggest Loser’ trainer says patience is key

If you’re like many Americans, you made a resolution to lose weight and get in shape in 2014. And, if you’re like many Americans, you’ll step on the scale a …


More conservative workouts may help avoid injuries

Those fitness resolutions will do you no good if they lead you to visit the likes of Hooman Melamed. As an orthopedic spine surgeon, Melamed sees the downside of efforts …


New gadgets to consider for fitness fans in your life

Maybe the best part of having a fitness fanatic on your holiday shopping list is that you likely won’t be stumped when creating your gift list. “What do you get …


The Rock Doc: Working together may be the key to weight loss

We all know the basic medical facts: We should make healthy choices about what we eat and incorporate exercise into our busy lives. Most of the science of weight loss …


Allow colors to enliven your life

Recent studies show that the colors you use in your home can influence how your food tastes, sharpen your concentration, improve your sleep, and even enliven your sex life. Here’s …


Early detection can stamp out depression

It’s a scientific fact that people over 50 are more prone to cases of clinical depression. There are a number of proven reasons for it. You can take steps to …


Nappi: ‘Good aging’ formula requires key ingredient: activity

A few years ago, I had lunch with Dr. Elizabeth Welty, then in her mid-90s. “What’s your secret?” I asked the retired physician, who was in good shape, physically and …


‘Recess’ keeps workers moving

LOS ANGELES – UCLA Health encourages a little goofing off on company time. But inefficiency is the last thing on the agenda. At least three days a week, employees from …


Doorway squats improve strength, balance

If there was one exercise that could strengthen your lower body, plus stretch out the tendons of the muscles in your legs and hips, and improve your balance as well …


Benefits of exercise improve with age

I love watching our daughter run and play. A desire to run, do cartwheels, splash in the pool and be active comes naturally to most children, but as time passes …


SpokeFest draws cyclists from miles around

If kids today are afflicted by inactivity, there was no evidence of that Sunday at Spokane’s Riverfront Park. Tots, tweens and teens were well-represented at SpokeFest, the cycling celebration that …


Downward frog

Katie Fitzgerald’s yoga students, instructed to close their eyes and notice their surroundings at the start of a class last week, had much to be mindful of. The gentle breeze. …


Blazing new trails

Jeff Alt, a hiking author who’ll be in Spokane this week to talk about trekking with kids, remembers his first “real” childhood hike as a child as both painful and …


Exercise on rise, but belts in U.S. still see strain

WASHINGTON – Americans are exercising more, but that has not done much to slim their waistlines, underscoring the immense challenge confronting health advocates fighting the nation’s obesity crisis. In more …


Slacklining growing in popularity

It wasn’t so long ago that Andy Lewis appeared in the Super Bowl halftime show, wearing a gleaming-white toga, silver-spangled boots and his brown Afro, balancing and bouncing on a …


Tree-climbing emerges as full-body workout

ST. LOUIS - Tree-climbing is emerging as a recreational sport, similar to rock climbing. St. Louis instructor Guy Mott says tree-climbing builds muscles and can lead to improved fitness and …


Doctor K: As we age, our balance is affected

DEAR DOCTOR K: In a previous column you wrote about the importance of balance exercises as we age. But why does our balance get worse as we get older? DEAR …


Lightening up

DALLAS – If you weigh 326 pounds and can’t wear a seat belt, fit into a restaurant booth or walk more than a few yards without stopping for breath, the …


Stem cell therapies remain question mark

CHICAGO – Until recently, I didn’t know that I could use stem cells to help heal my bum shoulder. Perhaps that’s because I don’t use said shoulder for hurling baseballs …


Couple workouts prove both effective and fun

When the alarm goes off at 6 a.m., getting out of bed and heading to the gym may seem like an impossible task. Good news! Recent studies have found that …


Bloomsday buddies

Competing in the unofficial wheelchair division – in the back with the strollers – Donna Husick and Gail Ableman probably will not win Bloomsday on Sunday. But when they finish, …


Back in the swing

To put her daughter to sleep, Colleen Robinson used to dance the Charleston, the baby in her arms. Now 4, Clodagh joined the swing-dance class her mother taught last week …


Doctor K: Strategies to add exercise to your life

DEAR DOCTOR K: I know I should exercise regularly, but I just can’t get motivated. Do you have any suggestions? DEAR READER: Practically everyone has heard that exercise is good …


Obesity ideas not always correct

Fact or fiction? Sex burns a lot of calories. Snacking or skipping breakfast is bad. School gym classes make a big difference in kids’ weight. All are myths or at …


Yoga can be antidote to stress

DEAR DOCTOR K: I know yoga has a lot of physical benefits, but is it true yoga can help reduce stress as well? DEAR READER: Many people initially come to …


Fitness test: Exercise without breaking the bank

The start of a new year inspires many of us to commit to get fit and live healthier. Such an undertaking requires steeling one’s resolve to eat right and exercise. …


Shed pounds with aerobic exercise

People who want to lose weight are better off running than lifting weights – or even than doing both, researchers at Duke University say. The researchers compared people who did …


School yoga tries to avoid religious controversy

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — Administrators of a California school district say they are being cautious as they launch what is believed to be the country’s most comprehensive yoga program for …


Rock Doc: Excessive aerobic exercise can take a toll on heart

Medical science increasingly has some evidence of a principle your mother warned you about: There really is too much of a good thing. A few folks throw themselves headlong into …