| Feb 9, 2009
Simple exercises such as this one will help you become more limber, with a trimmer midsection. This move targets your shoulders, back and abdominals.
1. Sit on a sturdy chair. Place your feet flat on the floor at hips-width apart. Be sure your ankles are...
| Aug 10, 2008
| 5:38 PM
Frank Schiavone fumed inside his Acura MDX, stuck behind the gates of a railroad crossing in downtown Riverside.
Five minutes went by, then 10. Schiavone, a Riverside councilman, wondered how late he would be for an appointment at City Hall as he...
| Aug 18, 2008
This strength-training exercise can be used to challenge your chest, shoulders and biceps at the same time. All you'll need is a set of light dumbbells (3 to 5 pounds each). Remember to stand tall with your abdominals pulled in to support your lower...
| Aug 25, 2008
Inversions take weight away from the legs and improve circulation. If done on a regular basis, they will enhance your concentration skills by bringing more blood flow to the brain. Use this simple inversion move to become familiar with the correct...
| Nov 11, 2009
| 9:34 PM
Texting could be bad for your health. Credit: Natalie Behring Are your shoulders aching? Try putting that smart phone down. A Booster Shot blog cites a study in which researchers found a link between text messages and feeling discomfort in the shoulders....
| Nov 11, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Hunched over their cellphones and hand-held computers, people text all day long, fingers busily pressing out messages like, "R U OK?" All that stooping and digit-moving may have some physiological consequences, according to a new study presented at the...
| Sep 1, 2008
If you're new to yoga, here's a way to modify the classic chair pose. Practice half-chair for a while before progressing to the more challenging full chair position. This gives you a chance to learn proper technique without developing bad habits.
| Sep 22, 2009
| 4:32 AM
Allen B. Schwartz is famous for re-interpreting red carpet looks for his A.B.S line. I got the scoop on the looks he loved from Sunday night???s Emmy awards and what key trends we can expect to see rolling into department......
| Sep 15, 2008
Six-pack abs -- everyone wants them, but only some know the best ways to get them. Contrary to popular belief, it's not just about staying loyal to the standard crunches. The secret to the six-pack is more complex and incorporates a healthful diet to...
| Sep 22, 2008
If you're familiar with the classic yoga pose called "downward facing dog," try this variation for more of a challenge. It develops flexibility in your legs while strengthening your core and upper-body muscles.
-- Karen Voight
Step 1 Begin on your hands...
| Oct 6, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Reliever Jason Bulger, who received a cortisone injection in the front of his throwing shoulder Sunday in Oakland, said there is "no doubt in my mind" he will be ready to pitch in the American League division series against the......