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PBS online shows sketch science of running

So, how exactly are you running wrong?What happens in your muscles when you hit "the wall" during the marathon?Is using a Fitbit turning you into the Quantified Self?And how should you be going to the bathroom? (Maybe not a fitness issue,...

Date: 08/29/2015 | Life

Journey provides fresh outlook

Man hikes from Arizona to Lynnwood to shake depression, anxiety

Date: 08/18/2015 | Local News

Providence needs you to help break hula hoop record

Can you hold your own when it comes to hula hooping?

Date: 07/14/2015 | Life

Working harder to relax so we can work harder

We ambitious strivers seeking guidance from fitness pros, decluttering experts and TED talks often find the day divided in two unequal parts. Three-quarters goes to overworking. The remaining quarter is for countering the ill effects of overworking. We do the latter not necessarily to...

Date: 06/25/2015 | Opinion Columnists

A thumbs-up from kids

Sultan’s new Boys & Girls Club opens to enthusiastic approval

Date: 05/30/2015 | Local News

Lifting spirits

After paralyzing illness, gym owner aims to inspire

Date: 05/20/2015 | Business

YMCA to buy Colby property for construction of new facility

EVERETT — The YMCA of Snohomish County has agreed to buy the Everett school district's former administration building at 4730 Colby Avenue.The youth organization is offering to pay $3.325 million for the 8.1-acre parcel, which...

Date: 05/15/2015 | Local News

All females fail first phase of Army Ranger school

COLUMBUS, Ga. — The Army Ranger School class that started nearly three weeks ago with 19 women will move to the next phase in the North Georgia mountains without any females, the Army announced Friday.The eight women who survived the first week of physical assessment...

Date: 05/08/2015 | Nation & World

Classic body-weight training still yields results

Vibram running, Kangoo jump workouts, slide boards, six-minute abs, shake weights, the ThighMaster ... fitness trends and gadgets come and go. But one type of exercise has stood the test of time: body-weight training."There are so many fads and buzzwords out there, but...

Date: 05/05/2015 | Life

Dude yoga: two guys ditch their fear and try yoga

There will be no lack of opportunities to do stereotypical Guy Things next week — playing golf, watching the NBA playoffs, discussing the fallout from the NFL draft and/or, of course, figuring out what to grill.But how many guys have tried yoga, despite its explosion in popularity?

Date: 05/05/2015 | Life

Certain sports can help aging brains stay sharp

The two fencers pull on their mesh-front masks and face each other behind two "en garde" lines. At their coach's signal, they raise their sabres and the practice bout begins in a flurry.Michael DeManche, 69, is fencing his son Devin, 20, who not only has youth on...

Date: 04/12/2015 | Life

Embrace the shake

Fitness trend Surfset simulates riding the waves

Date: 03/29/2015 | Life

Support YMCA’s good works in county

The YMCA of Snohomish County has launched its annual community support campaign to ensure that everyone in Snohomish County has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.Every day, the YMCA...

Date: 03/16/2015 | Commentary

Boost your bones

7 exercises to help fight off osteoporosis

Date: 03/15/2015 | Life

Be centered

Stretch and learn at yoga conference in Lynnwood

Date: 03/03/2015 | Life

Going for that post-workout glow

There is nothing worse than sweating and wiping your "face" off on a towel. Makeup can clog your pores. Our advice is to remove makeup before workouts.Sweat is good for your skin — it opens up pores and helps skin breathe. However, it's a good idea to...

Date: 02/08/2015 | Life

Support Y's building projects

As the YMCA of Snohomish County builds new facilities in the next few years for the Stanwood-Camano Island area and for Everett, expect to see the building of healthier communities at the same time.The YMCA was...

Date: 01/26/2015 | Editorials

Resolving to workout? Let this app be your guide

All right, so it's time again to get serious about your fitness goals. Of course, if you want them to last longer than a few days you might need some help.That's where the Official 7-Minute Workout App comes in. The user-friendly app has 36 exercises, 13 predesigned...

Date: 12/28/2014 | Life

Asthma and exercise can coexist

Asthma: It's that first breath that always seems the worst.The chest tightens and the airways spasm. A cough, a wheeze and an attack.Especially when it's exacerbated by the cold of winter, asthma is a discomfort for some and a medical issue for many.

Date: 12/28/2014 | Life

Dream big in 2015

How to make audacious outdoor adventures a reality

Date: 12/28/2014 | Explore NW

Is Fitbit a good fit?

Reviewer checks out the latest fitness gadget

Date: 12/28/2014 | Life

YMCA at last purchases land for center in Stanwood

STANWOOD — The YMCA has purchased a site for its sixth center in Snohomish County, cementing the future of a Stanwood-Camano facility that has been in the works for four years.The property is a former fitness club in Stanwood Village near

Date: 12/24/2014 | Local News

One for the record books

Mill Creek students stack cups to try win Guinness record

Date: 11/14/2014 | Local News

Prioritize exercise after breast-cancer treatment

While going through treatment for breast cancer, many women are nauseated, sore, hormonal and cranky — and exercising is not on the top of their to-do list.

Date: 10/14/2014 | Life

Therapy in your own hands: The health benefits of knitting

SACRAMENTO — As autumnal breezes rustle browning trees, a comfy couch by the hearth soon could become your regular after-work destination. But before you plop down, experts recommend you find a hand-based craft such as knitting or crocheting to keep spirits high during chilly times.

Date: 10/14/2014 | Life

One strong mom

Snohomish County woman wins national strongman event

Date: 10/14/2014 | Life

FitBark keeps track of Fido’s fitness

Davide Rossi was an investment banker in New York City when the idea occurred to him: What if there were a fitness tracker for dogs?

Date: 09/21/2014 | Fur & Feathers

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