HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — A recruit with a Massachusetts sheriff's department has died unexpectedly during physical fitness exercises, authorities said Wednesday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Mariana Ochoa worries about the effect of the COVID-19 crisis on her three boys. Their school is closed. She can't take them to their favorite park at the moment. There is no...
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The owner of a Vermont fitness center who was ordered by a judge to close amid the coronavirus outbreak reopened Tuesday after moving exercise equipment outside into the...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday that people who are healthier are less likely to die from the coronavirus, which is part of his rationale to include gyms...
Should runners wear a face mask outdoors?
It depends. You won’t always need a face covering while jogging or riding a bike if you're exercising with no one around, but it’s good to carry one...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina moved closer to fully reopening its economy on Monday as restaurants reopened with restrictions and the state's governor announced that public pools as well as...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Representatives of fitness clubs, amusement parks and youth baseball on Tuesday told a task force on reopening New Hampshire’s economy that they are prepared to make a variety...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dance instructor Lola Jaramillo switches the radio to an uplifting salsa song.
“My students love this one,” says Jaramillo, dancing to the rhythm of “Life is a Carnival”...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Sunday urged residents to work from home and ordered bars and restaurants to close for 14 days starting Monday with the exception of drive-thru,...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Tuesday inched forward with lifting a decades-old ban on yoga in public schools, but the bill would keep the greeting “namaste” on the forbidden list.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers might lift a decades-old ban on yoga in public schools, but the bill would keep the greeting “namaste” on the forbidden list.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins exercised Adrian Peterson's 2020 option Wednesday, keeping the veteran running back in the fold for another season.
NEW YORK (AP) — Every month, the 30 staffers at Chris Boehlke's public relations firm each get $100 to pay for anything that contributes to their wellness. And not just for typical expenditures...
NEW YORK (AP) — Would you put down that bag of chips if you saw it had 170 calories? What if the label said it would take 16 minutes of running to burn off those calories?
BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The...
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal regulators are suing to block pamphlet and newsletter publishers from marketing a purported cure for diabetes and advertising claims that consumers can collect $1...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in Ohio have released video they say shows an inmate collecting contraband dropped by drone over a county jail's outdoor exercise yard.
NEW YORK (AP) — A bomb threat didn't keep New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio from working out at his favorite gym in Brooklyn.
The Daily News reports that an anonymous caller phoned the Park...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — People in Monroe and Juneau counties can expect to see more military vehicles on the road and aircraft overhead this week as the Wisconsin National Guard runs a massive...
GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — Among the resistance machines, free weights and kettlebells spread across the gym at 148 Wellness, individuals work on building strength.
BOSTON (AP) — The baggy Virgin Atlantic sweatshirt Princess Diana wore to discourage media interest in her exercise routine is for sale.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Lions and tigers and ... yoga?
An animal sanctuary in Sarasota has begun a unique yoga program amid the enclosures housing some of its 50 big cats. The Sarasota Herald...
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.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's lawsuit against the maker of an exercise band (all times local):
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...
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.
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
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?"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.