Fitness

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

  • Is a Personal Trainer Right for You?

    Is a Personal Trainer Right for You?

    Learn how personal trainers can help older adults stay healthy and reach their fitness goals with guidance and expert advice.

  • Let’s talk female empowerment: An interview with Bec Rawlings, bareknuckle boxing champion

    Let’s talk female empowerment: An interview with Bec Rawlings, bareknuckle boxing champion

    They call her the Queen of Bareknuckle Boxing, Australian flyweight mixed martial artist, Bec “Rowdy” Rawlings. We had a chance to catch up with Bec Rawlings to talk about the adversities she’s faced.

  • Let’s talk female empowerment: An interview with Olympic medalist Lauren Sesselmann

    Let’s talk female empowerment: An interview with Olympic medalist Lauren Sesselmann

    Lauren Sesselmann has played soccer at the highest levels. We ask Lauren about her accomplishments, the adversity she’s faced, and the work she’s doing to lift women up.

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  • A proactive health guide for people 40+

    A proactive health guide for people 40+

    After you reach 40, it becomes more likely that the normal aging process will introduce new and perhaps surprising health concerns.

  • 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.

  • All eyes on sports eye protection

    All eyes on sports eye protection

    Wearing eye guards with shatterproof polycarbonate lenses when playing sports significantly reduces the risk of eye injury or blindness.

  • 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.

  • How one woman hit the "life reset" button

    How one woman hit the "life reset" button

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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