Fitness

Tips, tricks and expert insights on keeping your body and mind healthy

  • High BMI may put women at risk for early colorectal cancer

    High BMI may put women at risk for early colorectal cancer

    A recent study indicates women with higher BMI have a higher risk of getting the disease before age 50.

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  • 5 free (and fun) ways to stay fit with your family

    5 free (and fun) ways to stay fit with your family

    Exercise is essential for families, and parents don't need to break the budget to keep everyone active.

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  • How one woman hit the "life reset" button

    How one woman hit the "life reset" button

    A Providence executive finds success on a weight-loss journey that also focuses on emotional, mental and spiritual health.

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  • Get a healthy heart on the run

    Get a healthy heart on the run

    7 ways to start a running program that will benefit your cardiac fitness.

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  • Get ready to run Bloomsday — or anywhere

    Get ready to run Bloomsday — or anywhere

    You know running is good for you, and the annual Lilac Bloomsday Run in Spokane is one of the most gratifying ways to run. With a little foresight, you can prepare yourself to enjoy the run.

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  • Racket or paddle sports may offer greatest benefits

    Racket or paddle sports may offer greatest benefits

    While any form of exercise is good for you, team sports in general and racket sports in particular may do the most to extend your life.

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  • Best of To Your Health 2018: Heart and vascular

    Best of To Your Health 2018: Heart and vascular

    So much of our health is based on having a heart that is strong and well cared-for. Here's a year-end roundup of our best heart-healthy tips.

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  • When launching an exercise routine with arthritis, look for a custom fit

    When launching an exercise routine with arthritis, look for a custom fit

    Patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis can pursue an exercise regimen. The key is customizing an exercise program to a patient’s capabilities.

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  • It's time to heed the call to exercise more

    It's time to heed the call to exercise more

    We all know that exercise is good for us, but most of us find reasons not to do it. We should reconsider.

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  • Exercise gets your brain in shape as well as your body

    Exercise gets your brain in shape as well as your body

    Working out for physical fitness is great, but exercise also improves your mental fitness.

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  • 5 skin conditions you don’t want to bring home from the gym

    5 skin conditions you don’t want to bring home from the gym

    Fungi and bacteria lurk on your favorite workout machines and in common areas at the gym. Learn how to protect your skin against gym germs.

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  • Why does your young athlete need an annual sports physical?

    Why does your young athlete need an annual sports physical?

    Just as sports can be for everybody, a pre-participation physical exam should be, too, especially for young athletes.

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  • Why you shouldn't skimp on your post-workout stretch

    Why you shouldn't skimp on your post-workout stretch

    Stretching after a workout can help you avoid injuries and reduces post-workout recovery time, stiffness.

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  • What not to wear during an MRI

    What not to wear during an MRI

    It’s difficult to know for sure if your athletic clothing is made with metallic fibers. To avoid burns during your next MRI scan, here’s what not to wear.

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  • Banish workout boredom with fat-burning HIIT exercise

    Banish workout boredom with fat-burning HIIT exercise

    Your normal workout routine may not be helping you lose those extra pounds. Find out why mixing it up with high-intensity interval training can do more for your physical fitness then you think.

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  • Men can pedal without fretting about performance

    Men can pedal without fretting about performance

    An enduring concern for some men is that the numbness they feel when riding a bike may lead to erectile dysfunction. But studies show that's not the case.

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  • Your back will thank you for trying these simple stretches

    Your back will thank you for trying these simple stretches

    Get in the habit of practicing some back-stretching exercises, and you may be surprised at how much better you feel.

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  • Guard your heart: How to prevent, survive and recover from a heart attack

    Guard your heart: How to prevent, survive and recover from a heart attack

    Protect your heart and ward off a heart attack with diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle choices. And perhaps a spare aspirin in your pocket.

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  • Yoga tools that raise your game

    Yoga tools that raise your game

    To enhance their yoga practice, many people use tools to achieve correct poses and avoid injury while building strength, flexibility and balance.

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  • Change your POV: Can hanging upside down improve your health?

    Change your POV: Can hanging upside down improve your health?

    Here are some of the most popular reasons people practice inversion therapy today.

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