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MITCH BARLOGA: Take a hike, buddy; it's for your own good

MITCH BARLOGA: Take a hike, buddy; it's for your own good

“Sitting is the new smoking” has become the new buzz phrase in the ongoing battle of our bulges. Professionals in the physical fitness as well as physical environment disciplines are now adopting this mantra as they seek to get people more active in their daily lives.

September 04, 2014 12:00 am
Fitness tips for new moms

Fitness tips for new moms

Regular exercise after pregnancy can promote weight loss, improve cardiovascular fitness, boost mom's energy and mood and relieve stress.

January 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Cold Weather Fitness: How to stay active in the winter

Cold Weather Fitness: How to stay active in the winter

The weather outside may have you running to hide under the covers, but exercising in the winter is necessary for good health. You can even have fun while doing it.

December 19, 2012 12:00 am
Hammond man thanks lifesavers at Hobart health club

Hammond man thanks lifesavers at Hobart health club

HOBART | Teiseer Haddad, 22, was all smiles as he walked into Charter Fitness on Thursday to thank employees who saved his life.

November 17, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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Not just for adrenaline junkies, parkour boosts bone strength

CHICAGO | After watching people jump from rooftop to rooftop, climb lengthy stone walls and vault over park benches on TV and the Internet over four years ago, the sport of parkour changed Alex Meglei's perspective of life and his surroundings for good.

November 09, 2011 12:00 am
Bloom Trail hosts fitness meet, finishes fifth overall

Bloom Trail hosts fitness meet, finishes fifth overall

STEGER | Bloom Trail High School Navy Junior ROTC hosted its first physical fitness meet at Bloom Trail field house Sept. 24. The Blazers finished first in the tug-of-war competition and fifth overall in the 10-team field.

September 30, 2011 12:00 am
Bloom Trail hosts fitness meet, finishes fifth overall

Bloom Trail hosts fitness meet, finishes fifth overall

Bloom Trail ROTC students placed first in the tug-of-war competition at a physical fitness meet at the Steger school. Participating, from right to left, are Will Peterson, Denise Zavala, George Palacios, Mellissa Churchill, Dejanay Brown, Ashley Crett, Josh Lewis, Josh Hojnicki and Chance Saller.

September 29, 2011 12:00 am

It's a 'Prime Time' for Jane Fonda

Celebrities love giving advice, whether it's hunky Mario Lopez telling us how to work out or zany Jenny McCarthy counseling us on autism. Judging from some of their book and video sales, apparently we like to listen.

September 04, 2011 12:00 am
New ways to stave off dementia

New ways to stave off dementia

For those of us hoping to age in good health, there may be little new in the basic message — exercise, eat your fruits and veggies, watch your fats!

August 21, 2011 12:00 pm Photos

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Late baby? Techniques moms are trying to bring on labor

Late baby? Techniques moms are trying to bring on labor

Late baby? Techniques moms are trying to bring on labor

August 01, 2011 11:00 am
High-intensity exercise causes stress fractures in teenage girls

High-intensity exercise causes stress fractures in teenage girls

Exercise may be good for the body, but too much of it may be bad for the bones. Teenage girls who participate in high-impact physical activity have a higher risk of developing stress fractures.  

April 08, 2011 12:00 am

Exercise helps fight fear of falling

Rolf Krojanker was at The Monday Club in Webster Groves, Mo., on a Tuesday evening wearing two hearing aids and a T'ai Chi Ch'uan T-shirt.

March 29, 2011 12:00 am
Exercise indoors when outdoors isn't an option

Exercise indoors when outdoors isn't an option

Has icy, wintry weather forced you to exercise inside this winter? There's plenty to do inside, just follow these indoor workout tips.

February 25, 2011 12:00 am
Aerobic exercise can increase brain size

Aerobic exercise can increase brain size

Another reason to follow through with that New Year's resolution: Aerobic exercise keeps the aging brain — as well as the aging body — in fighting form.

February 10, 2011 12:00 am
How to exercise your brain and body

How to exercise your brain and body

Physical exercise isn't just good for your heart and muscles. It also may help with new brain cell growth. So keep the blood flowing to your brain with these exercises.

December 30, 2010 12:00 am
How to exercise your brain and body

How to exercise your brain and body

Physical exercise isn't just good for your heart and muscles. It also may help with new brain cell growth. So keep the blood flowing to your brain with these exercises.

December 29, 2010 12:00 am
A parent's guide to fitness from birth through middle school

A parent's guide to fitness from birth through middle school

Daily physical activity plays a major role in a child's foundation for a long, healthy, physically active life. Helping our children adopt an active lifestyle from a young age will have a remarkable impact on their physical, intellectual and emotional development.

December 15, 2010 12:00 am Related

Illinois teen shares weight struggle on TV

ATHENS, Ill. | Even though one in every three American children is overweight, it's not easy when you're one of those kids, especially in front of a nationwide audience.

August 13, 2010 12:00 am

Get moving: Cancer survivors urged to exercise

WASHINGTON | Cancer survivors, better work up a sweat.

June 29, 2010 2:06 am
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