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‘Average’ journey enhanced with exercise

Standing nervously on the narrow platform, a bundle of wires linking me to a wide-eyed and unblinking machine, I stepped gingerly onto the moving belt of the treadmill and the …


Study examines how much exercise is safe for pregnant women

Her Asics laced up and her water bottle at her side, Meredith Dobrosielski stepped onto the treadmill for a robust half-hour walk. For the Towson, Md., runner, this wasn’t just …


Parents’ attitudes key to motivating kids to exercise

Even kids who have been active during the summer can face a challenge when the school year begins: They may spend as many as seven hours a day behind a …


Exercise bulimia sufferers struggle with guilt when they miss a workout

As a sophomore at Monte Vista High School in Danville, Calif., Brett Zorich was a record-setting track star who left rivals in her dust. Ultimately, however, her fiercest opponent turned …


‘Real-world’ workouts

Brad Davidson teaches people how to get strong by bringing some of his childhood experiences on an Oregon dairy farm to his gym in Costa Mesa, Calif. Milking cows and …


Exercising to a new beat

Rock drummers, some claim, are finely tuned athletes, as fit as any long-distance runner. But to get your head around that idea, you’ll have to put aside all sorts of …


Quick! Activities can improve your reflexes

Quick reaction times are important in sports, driving and everyday life. While genetics play a role in each person’s ability, there are ways to hone your skills: •Throw against a …


Sweating with the strollers

At first glance, they look like the stroller brigade – 15 moms running around Mission Park and along the Centennial Trail with babies and toddlers in tow. But this isn’t …


Racewalking easier on joints than running

There’s a running gag in my family that goes like this: We’ll be driving through some neighborhood and come upon one of those women (it’s always a woman) power-walking down …


Tech-savvy can work out on the cheap

Don’t worry if you are too frugal to spend 10 bucks on a fitness DVD. You don’t have to. Here are some tech-savvy ways that you can get a fun …


Array of online workouts could squeeze exercise DVDs

Trina Schwimmer’s workout video collection is like a mini fitness museum: Denise Austin, Karen Voight, Mari Winsor, Crunch Fitness. But Schwimmer’s collection has been collecting dust as the 32-year-old Marina …


It just runs in the family

Between now and the first Sunday in May, the Dingus family will be on the move. In addition to work, school, community service, soccer practice and other obligations, the Spokane …


Exercise for your eyes

We all know that exercise makes for a stronger heart and reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes and a number of other conditions. But now there’s more to add …


Study says most preschoolers not active enough

Preschool-age children seem to be continually on the go. Or maybe not. A study of 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds in preschool has found that these children are anything but physically …


Stretch your fitness dollar

I haven’t seen it documented yet, but you can be certain that with unemployment rising, incomes stagnant and a brooding sense of uncertainty about what is ahead for the economy, …


Program works major muscle groups, builds strength

The prospect of weight training can be intimidating. How much weight should you lift? How often? What muscle groups need to be worked? To help sort it all out, we …


A look at 2009’s hottest fitness trends

Beth Galis is totally hot. No, seriously. Several days a week, the Spokane yoga instructor cranks up the heat in her studio to 104 degrees, turns on a humidifier and …


Reader finds exercise relieves sciatic pain

Dear Dr. Gott: I am 84 years old and suffered from sciatic pain for more than two years nearly 25 years ago. When I first developed the pain, I was …


Check gym’s policies before joining

Drinking too much champagne must cause spontaneous exercise. How else do you explain the annual boom in elliptical usage beginning Jan. 2? But wait until the hangover wears off before …


Oh, Baby!

There are times you wonder, what are the babies thinking? This is one of those times, as the babies sit in their strollers and watch while their moms run up …


Regaining control

Jackie Kittel returned to her yoga practice as soon as she was able following breast-cancer surgery four years ago. Kittel had been an Iyengar yoga instructor since 1994, so it …


Bodies In Balance Tai Chi Is An Ancient Martial Art, But Practitioners Find It Is The Perfect Antidote To Modern-Day Stresses

From left, Loretta Dilley and Dorothy Bolkan practice the crane walk during their Tai Chi class at the South Hill Senior Center. Photo by Liz Kishimoto/The Spokesman-Review


Aerobics Taking The Next Step Growing Number Of Men Teach As Well As Work Out

1. After some coaxing from a female friend, Gale McCalmant of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, finally tried aerobics 10 years ago - and he’s been hooked ever since. Photo by Craig …