Stories about exercise


To stay fit during the holidays, bend but don’t break workout routines

By Dorene Internicola, Reuters on Dec. 10, 2012, at 9:33 a.m.

Fitness gifts from DVDs to a $4,000 treadmill

By Dorene Internicola, Reuters on Dec. 03, 2012, at 9:15 a.m.

Skinny jeans workout: Tips for a bodacious lower body

By Editors, Women's Health magazine (MCT) on Nov. 19, 2012, at 10:52 a.m.

What’s the best time of day to exercise?

By Josef Brandenburg, McClatchy-Tribune on Oct. 26, 2012, at 9:06 a.m.

P90X: The fitness program behind Paul Ryan’s abs

By Matt Townsend, Bloomberg News on Sept. 02, 2012, at 9:42 a.m.

Exercisers more likely to survive cardiac arrest, study finds

By Allison Connolly, Bloomberg News on Aug. 27, 2012, at 9:01 a.m.
From left, SweatHawg ($20), a moisture-absorbing bike helment created by Oregon cyclist John Rahm, and ViewSPORT shirts ($25 and up) that display hidden messages when you soak through them.

What the cool people are wearing

By Vicky Hallett, The Washington Post on Aug. 16, 2012, at 8:01 a.m.

Couch to 5K: The popular workout that’s cheap, easy and totally inspiring

By Andrea Pyros, on Aug. 02, 2012, at 9:12 a.m.
A Zumba class in suburban Washington draws a crowd.

Overdo it at Zumba? You’re not alone

By Monica Hesse, The Washington Post on Dec. 09, 2011, at 4:42 p.m.

Marathons, triathlons can damage heart, study finds

By Marthe Fourcade, Bloomberg News on Dec. 07, 2011, at 4:40 p.m.
From left, Alyssa Adams, Reina Offutt Pratt and Mary Farber demonstrate ballet moves used in a barre fitness class at Potomac Pilates in Potomac, Md. Adams is doing a plie, which tones calves, and the resistance band around her ankles works the outer thighs. Pratt is modifying the teaser Pilates move by holding the barre. Farber’s tendu position strengthens the leg and builds flexibility.

Ballet is the new jazzercise

By Vicky Hallett, The Washington Post on Nov. 10, 2011, at 6:20 a.m.

‘A Running Start’ favorite run: Eagle Lake in Acadia National Park

on Nov. 03, 2011, at 12:38 p.m.

How to exercise in style, without working up a sweat

By Carolyn Butler, Special to The Washington Post on Aug. 31, 2011, at 5:35 a.m.

Combating youth obesity begins in the backyard and at the dinner table

By Kevin DiDonato on May 16, 2011, at 11:19 a.m.
Aging in Maine

So, what’s next in your activity plan?

By Bethany Lawrence. Aging Excellence on Feb. 26, 2011, at 4:03 p.m.
Eat This

A few easy ways to cut sodium out of your diet

By Georgia Clark-Albert on Feb. 07, 2011, at 6:59 p.m.

Tips to stay safe on the slopes

By Mark Shea on Feb. 07, 2011, at 6:46 p.m.
Breast cancer survivor Jeff Bennett of Bangor (second row left), helped to organize a fundraiser Saturday at the Bangor Mall to benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Bennett, who was diagnosed with cancer seven years ago, did three spin classes at center court and during a break said "cancer doesn't have to control your life." Several local celebrities, including WABI meteorologist Todd Simcox (back row left), participated.

Cyclists put mettle to the pedal for cancer fund

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 29, 2011, at 5:40 p.m.

DNA diet: science or fad?

By Georgia Clark-Albert on Jan. 17, 2011, at 4:57 p.m.
Gerry Wright is measured by Susan Nile as he was going through the process of signing up for the Biggest Winner weight loss competition at the Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield Friday.  Wright, 76, is the choral director and piano teacher at the school entered because he is hoping to loose 50 lbs.  "This probably means I have to give up everything I like." he said.  About 60 people registered for the competition that is originated at MCI, but is open to the public community.

Pittsfield’s Biggest Winner contest kicks off

By Christopher Cousins on Jan. 14, 2011, at 10:02 p.m.