Health & Fitness

Fat bike fun. Photo: Alan Lemire.

Spokane Athlete Ravaged By Long-Haul COVID Maintains Hopeful Outlook

Long-haul COVID has halted the outdoor and fitness-related activities, including cycling and hiking, for a Spokane athlete and nurse.

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Illustration of vector bacteria.

How To Manage Your Microbiome

Learn about the complex human biome, probiotics, and how consuming a nutritious diet, instead of supplements, can help your biome health.

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3 Safe Sun Practices To Reduce Skin Cancer Risk

Many Americans lack a basic understanding of skin cancer and sun protection, especially Gen Z and Millennials. To help reduce skin cancer risk, the AAD recommends 3 simple steps when outdoors to #PracticeSafeSun.

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CBD oil with hemp leaves.

Cannabidiol (CBD) for Athletes

CBD has a long list of purported benefits, which include serving as a sleep aid, reducing acne, reducing anxiety, providing pain relief, and reducing inflammation.

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3 Mobile Apps for Outdoor Exploring

New and updated outdoor apps on your phone are perfect for finding new trails or exploring the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest. If you’re looking to flatten …

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A boy jumping off a log floating in Lake Pend Oreille, with a view of hills in the far background.

5 Tips for Camping During COVID

Camping is considered low risk, according to infectious disease and public health experts. Use these tips and extra precautions to plan your next trip.

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Virtual Fitness Community: 3 Ways to Join

Missing the buoyancy of a crowd? Try some of these online recreation opportunities.  Join a virtual running club. Fleet Feet Spokane aims to help runners …

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A person running on a mountain trail.

When the Race is Canceled

I’d love to recreate 100 percent of the time out of an intrinsic love for movement and the great outdoors. But the truth is I sign …

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Person going off a ski jump.

Spring Ski Safety Tips

“Challenging spring conditions include the rapid transition from slick snow to grabbing snow, which pushes the rider forward,” says John Batchelder, pro patrol director at …

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