• How I stepped away from being a 'poolside mom'

    Arianne Brown, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    After years of sitting poolside while my children had fun swimming, I overcame my insecurities and joined them. It was a wonderful experience. I will no longer be a "poolside mom," and I hope to encourage others to do the same.

  • How to deal with tendonitis pain

    Amy Osmond Cook, FamilyShare | Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    What's this nagging pain in my shoulder? Is it just stiff joints, or something more? In this article, Dr. Ryan Slater explains the symptoms of tendonitis and ways to treat it before it takes you out of the game.

  • Microsoft outsmarts Apple Watch

    Published: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Microsoft (MSFT) is ramping up production and distribution of its Band smartwatch — capitalizing on the popularity of the device before Apple (AAPL) has shipped a single watch, the company announced Tuesday. USA TODAY reports production of the Microsoft Band, a $200 fitness wearable that also functions as a streamlined smartwatch, will be boosted as the device will now be sold at retailers Best Buy (BBY),Amazon.com (AMZN) and Target (TGT). Previously, the Band was available only at Microsoft’s stores and at Microsoft.com in limited quantities. The Band will also be sold in the United Kingdom.

  • Wellness author accused of faking cancer

    Published: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    At first glance, the story of Belle Gibson is miraculous. A 26-year-old single mother in Melbourne, Australia, Gibson was diagnosed with malignant brain cancer six years ago.  Yahoo Health reports she spurned conventional cancer treatment and self-treated her disease with healing foods, building a media empire based on her experience. Her Instagram account@Healing_Belle, has 197,000 followers. She wrote a popular cookbook (The Whole Pantry), and developed an app (The Whole Pantry App) that Apple has displayed on iPhones and iPads in Apple stores and planned to launch on its new Apple Watch. 

  • 54-year-old Texan breaks world record for pull-ups

    Published: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    A Texas man has broken the world record for number of pull-ups within 24 hours, according to Guinness World Records. USA TODAY reports Mark Jordan, 54, of Corpus Christi, Texas, broke the previous record of 4,210 at around 1 a.m. Nov. 4 and finished his own set at 4,321 just after 2 a.m. Guinness affirmed the new record Wednesday.

  • Pleurisy: the lung condition that mimics a heart attack

    Suzanne Carlile, KSL | Updated: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    Pleurisy is inflammation of the membrane between your lungs and ribs, or pleura. The condition, which makes breathing both difficult and painful, often mimics the symptoms of a heart attack.

  • Active play is key in improving your young athlete's performance

    Arianne Brown, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    I have often been asked how it is that my kids perform so well athletically. Some have even gone as far as to ask if we train our kids. There is one key ingredient in helping young athletes perform better, and that is active play.

  • Train with us for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

    BY TIFFANY GIBSON, tgibson@opubco.com | Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Plan on running in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon this year? If so, training is of the utmost importance. That’s why we’re asking all of you to participate in a four-week Instagram fitness challenge with us to get ready for the race. We’ve also partnered with Red Coyote Running and Fitness to award two $150 gift cards to the top winners of our challenge. Here’s how it works:   -Week 1 (March 2-8): Post a photo of scenery, buildings or objects you see while running. Use the tag #seenonokrun and tag      us @news_ok.   -Week 2 (March 9-15): Snap a screenshot of your best time or mile on an app or map. Use the tag #mybestmile and tag us      @news_ok.

  • Columnist discovers that old people have lightning bolts in their eyes

    Steve Eaton, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Did you know that when you are old you will probably have lightening bolts in your eyes? How come you never told me that?

  • 8 reasons why you shouldn't believe in this atrocious health lie

    Neil Anderson, FamilyShare | Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    This statement is repulsive to me for many reasons. As a health professional, I know firsthand how buying into this lie can be detrimental to your health.

  • How to be heart happy

    Taylor Hoyt, FamilyShare | Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    February is the perfect time to focus on the body's most celebrated organ — the heart. By making small adjustments in your daily routine, you can maximize good heart health all year long.

  • Over the mountains and to the store

    Arianne Brown, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    On a recent (time-saving) run to the store, I wanted to find out if it was a shorter distance to trek over the foothills rather than run on the paved roads around the mountain. This is what I found.

  • What's up with the green smoothie?

    Healthy Living, FamilyShare, Amy Osmond Cook, FamilyShare | Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Everywhere I look the green smoothie has overtaken breakfast. Are the health benefits of a smoothie the magic bullet that many seek? It has its good points, but there are some things about that fruit-basket-in-a-cup that may surprise you.

  • Ridiculous sleep apnea machine alienates wife, brings peace

    Steve Eaton, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    If you know someone who voluntarily uses a sleep apnea machine, it can be baffling. If you use one yourself, you understand.

  • Super foods that help with arthritis

    Taylor Hoyt, FamilyShare | Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    When it comes to combating the painful effects of arthritis--don't go to the medicine cabinet. Instead go to the kitchen. Here are some tasty weapons that offer delicious results.

  • Fitness and health news in brief

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Fitness and health briefs, Jan. 27

  • Oklahoma fitness and health tips, Jan. 20

    Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Fitness and health tips, Jan. 20

  • Bravo star Greg Plitt killed by train

    Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Reality TV fans and members of the fitness community are mourning the loss of Greg Plitt, who died Saturday, USA Today reports. The fitness model and actor was pronounced dead on the scene after being struck by a Metrolink train in Burbank, Calif. He was 37. Plitt is best known for appearing on Bravo's reality series Work Out. His episode on Bravo's new series Friends to Lovers is a few weeks away.

  • Strange But True: Americans succumb to 'killer chairs'

    BY BILL SONES AND RICH SONES, PH.D., For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Bill Sones and Rich Sones: We live amid a sea of them: adjustable, swivel, recliner, wing, club, lounge, arm, dining, bar, four-legged, three-legged, those in cars, planes, trains, but why are they said to be such bad news?

  • Fitness and health briefs for Jan. 6

    Updated: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    Fitness and health briefs for Jan. 6