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Doctor K: PT is one solution to torn ACL

DEAR DOCTOR K: I tore my ACL. Is surgery inevitable? DEAR READER: The anterior cruciate ligament is a band of tissue that runs through the middle of the knee joint …


Cardio equipment getting smarter

You swipe your gym membership card or sign in, and the screen on the cardio equipment welcomes you by name. Your sites and bookmarked TV shows and workouts you tracked …


Rock Doc: Exercise helpful in retirement

I don’t know about you, but I find it all too easy to come up with a reason to not exercise on a given day. I tell myself that my …


Concussions expert urges age limit on head blows

A leading neurosurgeon called for better protection for young athletes from head injuries on Friday, as a research project involving 100 retired NFL players seeks a diagnosis for a brain …


Arthroscopy makes surgery quicker, easier

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a lifelong runner with severe knee pain. Can you tell me about knee arthroscopy? How do I know if I’m a good candidate for it? DEAR …


Exercises in health

It takes more than muscle tone and stretchy pants to teach an exercise class. The instructors leading a class last week at WSU Spokane on the Riverpoint Campus were being …


Front Porch: Walk stimulates body, soul

One of the best forms of exercise doesn’t require expensive equipment, trendy fitness DVDs or a gym membership. Everyone from Thomas Jefferson to health guru Dr. Oz have touted the …


The 411 on 85210

It’s no secret that eating healthy food and working up a regular sweat prevent obesity – or that preventing obesity can help prevent chronic illnesses including diabetes, heart disease and …


Parents considering legal action over school yoga

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — A group of parents is bent out of shape by free yoga classes at schools in this San Diego County beachside community, fearing they are indoctrinating …


Medicine ball gives a full-body workout

It’s small but packs a big punch. A medicine ball is a weighted ball used to whip your body into shape, without taking up much space. It’s similar to standard …


Push for healthier truckers gains momentum

DALLAS (AP) — In the months after Doug Robinson started driving a truck, he noticed his clothes were increasingly more snug-fitting. He was already overweight but soon realized that spending …


PET Project spreads mobility

Thanks to a small Spokane nonprofit, 1,220 people in 95 countries have received the gift of mobility. Since 2005, Inland Northwest PET Project has been creating and distributing Personal Energy …


Spokane-made vehicles aid people with disabilities

Thanks to a small Spokane nonprofit, 1,220 people in 95 countries have received the gift of mobility. Since 2005, Inland Northwest PET Project has been creating and distributing Personal Energy …


Cycling fun exercise, commute

I initially became a serious cyclist out of the need to commute. We lived far from my university and I quickly learned that I could get to school on my …


Young, old, fast and slow turn out for fifth SpokeFest

They pedaled bicycles and tricycles. They rode tandem. They pulled baby trailers or had toddlers riding in a back seat. Just about every mode of pedal transportation was in evidence …


At Fitness Fanatics, DeRuwe follows trends, learns from mistakes

Robin DeRuwe grew up near Kahlotus, Wash., population 193. She played B basketball in winter, but farm chores prevented her from turning out for track.


Mouth guard could carry BPA risks

Q. Can a dental night guard contain BPA? Instead of getting a new dental night guard after three months or so, I continue to use it until it doesn’t work. …


Charities, cyclists reap benefits of sponsored biking events

Inland Northwest cyclists are on roll with an expanding calendar of catered events that start in winter, freewheel through spring and shift to high gear heading into fall. Fourteen area …


Inland NW fall bike tours

SEPTEMBER Great NW Fall Tour ( gnwft.homestead.com), Sept. 2: Ride routes of 15, 30, 50 or 85 miles beginning at the Newport City Park. Benefits Newport/Priest River Rotary Club. $25 …


Skechers suit settlement gets tentative approval

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A federal judge on Monday has tentatively approved a $40 million settlement between Skechers USA Inc. and consumers who bought the company’s toning shoes. A class-action lawsuit …


Sta nd-up routine

CHICAGO – “The learning curve is three minutes.” That was my dread-locked instructor Michael Westenberger, who goes by “Westy,” as he watched me awkwardly wobble from my knees to my …


Time to fit in a workout

It’s barely 7 a.m. and rain is pounding the gym’s metal roof. Lynn Hocking, mother of three and full-time student, is dropping to the floor for pushups and jumping up …


Moving better, from head to toes

A workshop that starts Thursday aims to help people’s bodies move better – starting with their brains. The Alexander technique operates on the principle that people develop physical habits that …


Swimming: An individual workout in a team setting

Witter Pool was awash with swimmers this weekend as hundreds of athletes from around the region gathered to compete in the Summer Solstice Swim Meet. Colorful beach umbrellas and striped …


Partners rely on accountability

Pregnant with her fourth baby – six months after the birth of her third – Jamie Spranget promised herself she’d do something for herself after the birth of No. 4. …


Sex poses surprisingly low risk to heart patients

CHICAGO — Good news: Sex is safe for most heart patients. If you’re healthy enough to walk up two flights of stairs without chest pain or gasping for breath, you …


Wild Walls has been business with plenty of ups and downs

If your New Year’s resolution involves exercise, you may want to set your goal high – 40 feet high. That’s how far above the ground you’ll reach when you summit …


Team teaching fitness

On the eve of their districtwide cross-country race, Seltice Elementary School students in Post Falls received race tips from two marathoners who work as personal trainers at a nearby athletic …


Fun times three for kids at Kootenai Health triathlon

Joey Bonacci is only 5 years old, but he’s training for his second triathlon. He asks his baby sitter to time him as he sprints across his Hayden lawn. He …


Barnett puts her exercise techniques in words, motion

Larkin Barnett comes from a long line of Spokane physicians. Her grandfather, Edwin J. Barnett, was the chief of staff of what was then Sacred Heart Hospital in the 1930s.