Effective workout is on the table

By Des Bieler, The Washington Post December 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Maybe you played pingpong as a kid because your parents set up a table in the basement. Maybe you played in high school because you were hanging out with friends at the rec center. And maybe later, you played that other version of pong that requires a table and a ball but no paddles because, you know, you were in college.

Breath-taking news about where that lost fat goes

By Lenny Bernstein, The Washington Post December 22, 2014 6 a.m.

You've lost a pound of fat. Congrats, that's not easy to do during the holidays. But where exactly does it go when you manage to get rid of it?

Creating fun, fitness for all ages

By Diane C. Lade, Sun Sentinel December 21, 2014 6 a.m.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Playgrounds aren't just for kids anymore.

How to stay fit in your 60s — and well beyond

By Steve Brandt, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) December 8, 2014 6 a.m.

MINNEAPOLIS — Dr. Jamie Peters counsels his patients on fitness for the aging, and Denis Nagan is the model patient.

Some gentle beginner exercises

By Danielle Braff, Chicago Tribune December 1, 2014 6 a.m.

Everyone who has ever run a marathon made the decision one day to exercise. To take the first step.

In the gym, exercise decorum

By Danielle Douglas, The Washington Post November 24, 2014 6 a.m.

Spend enough time at the gym and you're bound to develop some pet peeves. It's a communal space, shared by people with idiosyncrasies that can drive others up a wall — humming while running, staring while lifting or loud-talking while doing anything.

Reversing the effects of sitting too long

By Abby Phillip, The Washington Post November 24, 2014 6 a.m.

Sitting for eight or more hours a day can be deadly.

How to find the right workout gear for you

By Megan Vasiliadis, Chicago Tribune November 24, 2014 6 a.m.

When you're shopping for an upcoming workout, experts say to consider a few things alongside comfort.

Dance workout puts moves on self-esteem

By Associated Press November 24, 2014 6 a.m.

NEW YORK — A new women-only dance workout is putting the moves on fitness and self-esteem.

This year, be thankful for what your body can do

By Leslie Barker, The Dallas Morning News November 24, 2014 6 a.m.

The fourth Thursday in November is a day set aside for giving thanks. But let's extend that to (at least) the entire month with November's tip: Be grateful for what your body can do.

Doctors prescribe walks at Fort Vancouver National Site

By Marissa Harshman November 24, 2014 6 a.m.

Some Clark County physicians will soon be writing new prescriptions for their patients.

Overhead press helps build broad shoulders

By Eddie Alvarez, Miami Herald November 17, 2014 6 a.m.

Few muscle groups impact your strength and appearance the way broad shoulders do. Your deltoids, or shoulder muscles, are used in most pushing movements, making them an important muscle for upper body strength. For men, broad shoulders project an image of strength and masculinity. For a woman, broad shoulders make the waist and hips appear smaller.

Youths hop on parkour training

By Joe Miller, The News & Observer November 17, 2014 6 a.m.

RALEIGH, N.C. — They're into video games, role-playing, comics and superheroes. And they may be some of the most athletic kids around.

Women aim for strength, but skinny's still in

By Anna Medaris Miller, Special to The Washington Post October 20, 2014 6 a.m.

When Kristin Rance joined a CrossFit gym in Washington about a year ago, she had one vision: muscle. The 30-year-old mother of two wanted to look in the mirror and see someone "who looks like she works out — without flexing," Rance says.

Rip City Relay comes to Vancouver

October 18, 2014 10 a.m.

The Portland Trail Blazers Rip City Relay will bring several basketball-related activities to kids in Vancouver on Oct. 28.


Sherri McMillan