Health & Fitness

L.A. Walks

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Find a walk near you

Nobody walks in L.A.? Ridiculous! This is a series of articles exploring the many opportunities for walking in (and around) a city of 3.8 million.

Five Questions

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Mental Health

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Nip the flu bug in the bud by managing stress
Nip the flu bug in the bud by managing stress

As the days get shorter, our thoughts turn to last year's flu and bronchitis season. The 2013-14 influenza season was particularly tough on the 25-to-64 age group, and experts say we should be prepared for a repeat performance. Is there a way to not just treat symptoms but prevent those and...

Mind & Body

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  • Four fitness gear innovations to check out
    Four fitness gear innovations to check out

    Every imaginable problem and dream solution can now be tracked and addressed. Want to work out in Boulder, Colo., to get in some altitude training but can't afford the plane fare? Want to know your heart rate while running to music but hate wearing a chest strap? Wouldn't it be great to have...

  • Having trouble keeping an exercise routine? Ted Vickey has ideas
    Having trouble keeping an exercise routine? Ted Vickey has ideas

    When Ted Vickey was 24, he was brought on to run the fitness center at the White House. At the time, Bill Clinton was president and Vickey — a young entrepreneur — was in charge of ensuring that his administration had access to everything necessary to stay in shape.

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  • Holiday gift guides
    Holiday gift guides

    From macaron baking sets to yoga attire for men, from meditation headbands to flower-arranging classes … we’ve got a holiday gift guide to satisfy (almost) everyone on your list.

  • Food banks ask donors to think healthful before giving
    Food banks ask donors to think healthful before giving

    From now through the end of the year, many churches, schools and other organizations will collect food to fill food banks and food pantries during the winter holiday season. Trouble is, one advocate says, people who mean well often could do better.

  • Ekata is a Western-fitness, Eastern-philosophy, no-TV club
    Ekata is a Western-fitness, Eastern-philosophy, no-TV club

    A group of elementary school kids sat cross-legged on the floor, their eyes shut tight, listening to their teacher: How was their day at school? What were they feeling? Could they take a moment to breathe and check in with themselves?

  • Women's sports clothes that address gender-based challenges
    Women's sports clothes that address gender-based challenges

    Women have unique needs in sports clothing that few men understand. Male mountain bikers, for instance, figure a trail-side bathroom break takes 20 or 30 seconds, max. Male runners figure it takes about five seconds behind the car door to strip naked and change out of sweaty clothes after a...

  • Broga Yoga, Detox Retox and more put guys' twists on yoga
    Broga Yoga, Detox Retox and more put guys' twists on yoga

    Part of the ever-growing fraternal culture of "brohood," an increasing male demand for yoga (possibly driven in part by pro basketball player advocates such as LeBron James, Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O'Neal) has spawned a new wave of...

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