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Fitness

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  • Put your workout foot forward at Best U Studio

    Put your workout foot forward at Best U Studio
    Dance exercise classes usually leave me sweat-free. More jock than ballerina, I spend much of the time trying to figure out where to put my feet. So I was a little hesitant to give Best U Studio a try: It combines dance, barre work and Pilates. On the...
  • A new breed of bikes built for 'gravel grinders'

    A new breed of bikes built for 'gravel grinders'
    The bike industry, always in search of the next big thing, stumbled upon it a few years ago in the form of hundreds of underground events and races being held on gravel back-country farm roads throughout the Midwest and the Great Plains. These "gravel...
  • TRX exercises have simple premise but offer hard workout

    TRX exercises have simple premise but offer hard workout
    I've been curious for a while now about TRX exercises, using the straps that are suspended from above. It seems like a good workout for everyone, because it uses a person's body weight and gravity to challenge various muscles. By adjusting your position,...
  • Kristin Chenoweth learned fitness on the farm

    Kristin Chenoweth learned fitness on the farm
    When you're on Broadway, you can eat whatever you want. And Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth probably didn't worry too much about what she ate while she was growing up in Oklahoma either, because everything got burned off via either ballet or...
  • Bounce back with a therapy-ball spine massage

     Bounce back with a therapy-ball spine massage
    A stiff, sore upper back makes it hard to take a deep breath and relax. The good news is that you can ease that tightness with the help of two rubber therapy balls (or tennis balls). Fitness instructor Jill Miller developed this upper-back soothing...
  • Four new products designed to aid workout recovery

    Four new products designed to aid workout recovery
    Coaches and physical therapists call it the RICE protocol: rest, ice, compression, elevation. After a workout, runners and cyclists who want to reduce muscle injury and fatigue, speed recovery and safely get faster and stronger should take it easy the day...
  • LAFD recruit program is suspended

    LAFD recruit program is suspended
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti suspended the city's firefighter recruitment program Thursday amid concerns about mismanagement and nepotism, including new emails that show special recruitment workshops were organized for relatives of department insiders....
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Surgery can usually treat urinary incontinence, but less invasive options are available

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 43 and have had trouble with urinary incontinence since having my fourth child at 41. It seemed manageable until about 6 months ago, when I started to notice it happening more frequently. At what point should I consider surgery?...
  • Oscars Picks: Variety Critics on Who Should Win Best Supporting Actor/Actress

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR JUSTIN CHANG: Bonjour, Peter. I know you're still settling into your new Parisian digs as we speak (I'm picturing you at your laptop in an "I Louvre Paris" T-shirt with a cafe au lait at the ready), so I appreciate your taking the...
  • Healthy Eating Is Key To Diabetes Control

    Healthy Eating Is Key To Diabetes Control
    About 26 million Americans suffer from Type 2 diabetes, including nearly 7 million people who don't even know they have the disease, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Based on these numbers, the CDC projects that...
  • Sochi Olympics: Dario Cologna wins 15k-classic/15k-free skiathlon

    Sochi Olympics: Dario Cologna wins 15k-classic/15k-free skiathlon
    SOCHI, Russia — Dario Cologna had the strongest finish to win the men's 15-kilometer Classic/15-kilometer free skiathlon at the Sochi Olympics on Sunday, showing he's back to full fitness after a season disrupted by an ankle injury. The Swiss...