GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — It's past midnight, but a dozen Palestinians are still running and sweating at a gym in the Gaza Strip.
During Islam's holiest month of Ramadan, Techno-Gym...
BROKEN BOW, Neb. (AP) — A member of the Nebraska Army National Guard has died from an unexpected medical episode during routine fitness training in Broken Bow.
The Latest: Lawyer questions Harry Reid’s truthfulness
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's lawsuit against the maker of an exercise band (all times local):
What my DNA told me: Avoid fast food, eat vegetables
NEW YORK (AP) — Avoid fast food, eat vegetables and exercise. It sounds like generic health advice, but they're tips supposedly tailored to my DNA profile.
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge says a jury will decide if a Georgia school system's decision to halt a yoga program — and transfer the elementary school administrator who started it — was...
AP Photos: Centuries-old Indian pole wrestling goes global
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Is it gymnastics? Is it yoga? Is it even a sport?
Picture a person climbing a coconut tree. Now imagine the person twisting, turning, rotating and practicing yoga postures, all while firmly gripping the tree with the thighs. Mallakhamb is this and more.
Mallakhamb is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India, and its name comes from the words malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole.
Army aims for more combat-ready troops with new fitness test
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army soldiers struggle to haul heavy sleds backward as fast as they can down a grassy field at Fort Bragg, filling the brisk North Carolina morning air with grunts of exertion and the shouts of instruction from their coaches.
US Army uses new test to prep troops for combat
What’s the Greenprint? Ask Beyonce
NEW YORK (AP) — So, what's all that Greenprint stuff on Beyonce's Instagram feed?
Bey stirred up the beehive Thursday when she advocated plant-based living in a rare social media endorsement. It helped that she also announced to her 123 million followers a sweepstakes for lifetime concert tickets to her shows or those of hubby Jay-Z after she asked the question: "What is your Greenprint?"
Local men’s group exercises leadership, friendship muscles
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — It's 5:38 on a mid-January morning. Twenty-seven men gasp and sweat as they hoist cinder blocks above their heads in the 32-degree weather clenching downtown Johnson City.
Powering through multiple reps of bicep curls, planks and uphill sprints in the pre-dawn, their bodies grow stronger, but they are intent on building upon something bigger.
Oregon parks report presses for money for urban trails
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A new report by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department calls for more funding for hiking and walking trails in urban centers.
The Statesman Journal reports that the agency says $640 million is needed to create those trails for a population that's getting older, more diverse and more urbanized.
Michigan youth who ‘died on court’ surprises teammates
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Luke Anhalt checked out of Helen DeVos Children's Hospital around 11 a.m., Dec. 18.
About nine hours later, following his 4 1/2-day stay at the medical facility on the heels of some harrowing moments recently, he checked into Muskegon Catholic Central's Ray Cioe Gymnasium.
Air Force: Injured jogger led to ‘active shooter’ reaction
CINCINNATI (AP) — A jogger who called a hospital employee screaming and crying in pain from a twisted ankle led to a series of miscommunications in a chaotic "active shooter" response that sent security forces scrambling across an Ohio air base, Air Force officials said Wednesday.
Fort Wainwright soldiers try out proposed new fitness test
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Three Fort Wainwright soldiers have put a proposed new Army combat fitness test through a trial run.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the recent exercise would replace the old Army physical fitness tests.
In last week's exercise, the soldiers went through a series of unfamiliar tests.
New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger
CHICAGO (AP) — Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health.
The advice is the first update since the government's physical activity guidelines came out a decade ago. Since then, the list of benefits of exercise has grown, and there's more evidence to back things that were of unknown value before, such as short, high-intense workouts and taking the stairs instead of an elevator.
New exercise guidelines: Get kids moving at age 3
FBI, DPS to run statewide anti-terrorism training exercise
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Department and Public Safety and the FBI plan to run a three-day statewide anti-terrorism training exercise next week.
A DPS statement issued Thursday says the agencies will join with local and other state and federal agencies to run the drill from noon Sunday through 5 p.m. Tuesday in Greenville, Brenham, San Antonio and El Paso.
Museums offer yoga, meditation programs along with art
A little mindfulness is part of the collection at many American art museums, which are offering yoga, meditation and other wellness programming as part of the art-viewing experience.
Woman,80, deals with loss of legs, vision
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Maria Cabey couldn't see the boxing gloves being put on her hands; she's been blind for more than a year.
Nor could she stand up and face the punching bag; she's lost both legs, along with her vision, to diabetes.
But the 80-year-old could hear the music, and when a Latin song came over the airwaves at a Spotsylvania County gym where she exercises almost daily, Cabey started dancing in her wheelchair.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military troops and other defense personnel at sensitive bases or certain high-risk warzone areas won't be allowed to use fitness-tracker or cellphone applications that can reveal their location, according to a new Pentagon order.
SilverFit program offers fitness for adults
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — People of all ages see numerous benefits from exercise. There's improved cardiovascular health and overall well-being. But older adults benefit in ways that can help in their daily lives as they continue to age.
"Balance is a major thing and to get balance you have to strengthen your body and you have work on the balance exercises," said Jessica Pritchett, the director of Wiregrass SilverFit, a new fitness program in the area that targets adults age 65 and older.
Survey: Exercise and obesity are both rising in US
NEW YORK (AP) — It may seem like a contradiction, but more adults in the U.S. say they are exercising at the same time more of them are becoming obese.
About 24 percent of adults last year said they exercise enough each week to meet government recommendations for both muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise, according to a large annual health survey. That was up from 21 percent in 2015.
Science Says: What makes something truly addictive
CHICAGO (AP) — Now that the world's leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next?
The short answer is probably not.
The new "gaming disorder" classification from the World Health Organization revives a debate in the medical community about whether behaviors can cause the same kind of addictive illness as drugs.
DEHRADUN, India (AP) — Some 50,000 people gathered with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday in the Himalayan foothills to salute the power of yoga.
Modi, an ardent Hindu nationalist, traveled to the hill town of Dehradun for the fourth International Day of Yoga, and shortly after sunrise was doing yoga exercises with about 50,000 people.
Yoga "is enriching millions of lives all over the world," Modi said in a speech.
NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Montel Williams has been taken to a hospital after a workout at a New York City gym.
Williams' spokesman tweeted that anyone who knows the 61-year-old television personality knows that Williams is an exercise enthusiast. The spokesman said Thursday that Williams "over did it" and was admitted to the hospital out of an abundance of caution.
Missouri tattoo artist recovering after stroke
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A person's life can change in an instant.
One morning in 2017, Alex Bonebrake woke up, saw his wife, Catherine, off to work and got on his treadmill to exercise. Shortly into his run, he fell to the floor. He had suffered a stroke.
While there were warning signs, like lightheadedness, dizziness and slurring speech, Bonebrake chalked them up to being the usual anxiety he's always had.
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — People who want to walk for exercise are invited to join a program that offers a chance to get their steps in while talking with physicians.
West Virginia University Medicine, Healthy Berkeley and the Martinsburg Farmers Market are sponsoring the program called Walk with a Doc. The next walk is set for May 18, with participants meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the square in downtown Martinsburg.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have exercised their fifth-year contract option for 2019 on running back Melvin Gordon.
The Bolts announced the long-expected move Wednesday.
Gordon is a workhorse ball-carrier for the Chargers, who had one of the NFL's most productive attacks last season.
Gordon finished fifth in the NFL with 1,581 yards from scrimmage during the Chargers' relocation season, while his 1,105 yards rushing were seventh in the league.
It’s now so far past Jan. 1, is anyone actually sticking to their resolutions still? Anyone? Well, pat yourself on the back if you are.
But for those of us who aren’t and want to try to get back in shape or just exercise, now is the time to do it. The local gyms, especially the Vasa fitness of University Parkway, clear out without their main clientele base of students.
FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska environmental advocacy nonprofit is dedicating the month of June to "plogging," a Swedish fitness trend that's gaining popularity in the U.S.
Plogging mixes fitness with environmentalism, as joggers pick up stray trash and litter during their exercise. The name combines the Swedish word for pick up, "plocka upp," with jogging.
Dear Doctor: Being physically fit in middle age can decrease the risk of dementia, according to my sister-in-law. She walks four miles a day and runs on the weekends, so I imagine she's covered. But I work full-time and am a single mom to three busy kids, so I'm short on free time. Just how much exercise is enough?
Editor’s note: This week’s column has a guest co-writer, Dr. Rajasekhar Kolla, who will be discussing the critical aspects of exercise for mental as well as physical health.
The consequential effects of leadership expound beyond the managerial realm. Often times, leaders need to be cognizant of not only their mental capacities but their physical ones as well.
Warm weather can be all the motivation you need to take control of your exercise regimen. Celebrate spring by committing to becoming more active and taking your physical health seriously.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults — both males and females — can benefit from regular activity. The exercise does not necessarily have to be strenuous. Even a brisk walk can have great cardiovascular advantages.
Spring is in the air, and the warm weather is calling many people to the outdoors. Biking is a great way to enjoy the spring weather and get fit at the same time. May is National Bike Month, so take advantage of the opportunity to get on a bike and get some exercise.
SAN BENITO — Become a more active you.
Residents looking to lead a more active lifestyle can join a two-decade long event.
Cameron County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office is teaming up with the San Benito Chamber of Commerce to host the Walk Across Texas Kick Off event April 28.
Walk Across Texas began in 1996 with the goal to help Texans establish a habit of regular activity.
HUNTINGTON - Jeremy Mullins' professional success has presented opportunity after opportunity to take his family and leave West Virginia.
Carving out a career in nutrition and wellness in one of the most unhealthy states in America may at first seem like an impossibly tall task. But as is the case for many of those like him who have persevered and dug their heels into the Mountain State, something indescribable and unnameable, yet unmistakable, has compelled him to stay.
What it is: Alchemy 365 is a multi-location gym offering a blend of yoga, strength and cardio in functional movement classes led by a coach. The bread-and-butter classes are known as A10 and A20, the numbers indicating how many minutes of the class you work as hard as you can on your own.
Who created it: Founders Mike and Andrea Jones started out creating crossfit gyms before developing the Alchemy concept.
TAMPA, FL — Aging baby boomers who neglect their health and fitness don’t just harm themselves. Their lifestyles also affect their adult children, who eventually could end up caring for them – both financially and physically – as their health declines.
Of course, that’s not the only reason those adult children might feel concerned. They also may like having mom and dad around, and want that to continue for years to come.
Two of my neighbors told my wife that they get free gym membership through Medicare.
Any truth to that, as I never heard about this before? Regards, John from Spring.
The answer is no! Medicare Parts A and B do not provide a gym membership for those who are enrolled in Medicare. It would be logical if they did because exercise does keep you healthy.
COLUMBUS – The Columbus Community Center recently expanded its facilities with a new wellness area and billiards room to accommodate its growing population.
“We definitely needed the space for the exercise programs,” said Cynthia Branting, director of the Columbus Community Center.
The center received a grant of $25,000 from United Way and began construction last fall. The two new additions were completed in March and an open house was held Thursday.
HILTON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York exercise class is bringing new meaning to the phrase "downward-facing dog."
A Rochester-area veterinarian is teaching a dog-and-human class called doga (DOH'-guh).
Dr. Danni Shemanski of the Hilton Veterinary Hospital tells WHEC that doga can improve dogs' posture. It also provides people-pet bonding time and a chance for dogs to socialize.
Finding ways to get exercise as you get older is a smart and easy way to stay fit and improve your health. Exercise is just as important in your older years as when you were younger.
AURORA, Ill. — Ernestine Shepherd, 81, came to Aurora recently to say that exercise should be a key part of everyone’s day, including senior citizens.
Shepherd hasn’t let age stop her from being a bodybuilder, she said to a crowd of at least 100 at the African-American Health Coalition’s 13th annual Community Health Fair at Aurora Christian School.
Study: ‘Highly fit’ middle-age women nearly 90% less likely to develop dementia later
If this doesn't encourage you to squeeze in a workout today, nothing will: a new study from Sweden shows that women who were highly fit in mid-life were nearly 90 percent less likely to get dementia decades later.
Kids’ fitness is improving, but they still aren’t as fit as their parents were
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I work at a gym every day and I also have days that the administrative side of my job takes precedence over my exercise life. I know the importance of exercise. I talk about it every day on the radio, in classes, with instructors, and with members. However, I too still have days that I can’t fit it in either. The following excuses or “why nots”, are heard in my head.
1. I don’t have time.
2. I don’t want to get sweaty.
3. Running errands is more important than working out.
About every month, there is a new health trend being promoted and spoken about. I hear clients, friends, and family talk about the newest latest health theme. Sometimes it’s intermittent fasting. It can be The Whole 30 Diet. Or doing the P90X or Insanity workout package.