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Cyclists try new route from Fayetteville to Bella Vista

posted: 07/06/2015 2:57 a.m. Discuss

When the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission developed the new Razorback Regional Greenway, it created more than a network of shared-use trails for area cyclists, runners and walkers from Fayetteville to Bella Vista. The greenway is also a tourist attraction.

Regional route plans evolved over 15 years

posted: 07/06/2015 2:55 a.m. Discuss

Two decades of planning and work underlie the cycling haven of the Razorback Regional Greenway.

Do straps, braces benefit knees?

posted: 07/06/2015 2:53 a.m. Discuss

How well can a knee brace, sleeve or strap stabilize a wobbly knee or lessen the pain of an arthritic one? The answer, based on a large body of science, is that nobody really knows.

Fidgeting a plus for hyper kids

posted: 07/06/2015 2:52 a.m. Discuss

A new study of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, suggests that movement helps them pay attention.

Practically Active: Cross-river rivals compete for blood

posted: 07/06/2015 2:51 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock and North Little Rock police and fire departments recently put cross-river rivalry to work for a good cause -- recruiting blood donors for the American Red Cross.

Opportunities: Sprint the Bend race to debut as triathlon

posted: 07/06/2015 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Sprint the Bend Triathlon, the newest addition to the GPP Everyman Series of races, will debut at 7:30 a.m. Sunday in Horseshoe Bend Park along the shores of Beaver Lake.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 07/06/2015 2:49 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. The sun invigorates your sense of purpose, illuminating a perfect goal. As driven as you feel, you'll pursue with social grace.

Slim Pickings

posted: 07/06/2015 2:47 a.m. Discuss

Here's something to go nuts over: dessert almonds. Blue Diamond, maker of all our bold and savory faves like Wasabi & Soy Sauce and Lime 'n Chili, sells several sweeter flavors.

Aerobic fitness is first thing to go

posted: 07/06/2015 2:32 a.m. Discuss

How long does it take to get out of shape? The short answer: It depends. Generally speaking, though, it doesn't happen quickly.

Master Class: Curving spine protects back in lower-body training

posted: 07/06/2015 2 a.m. Discuss

Strength training for the lower body can intimidate new -- and experienced -- exercisers. Squats, lunges and dead lifts require very specific techniques to prevent injury, so many people simply avoid them rather than learn the correct methods.

Detox diets promise big weight loss, but they don’t work

posted: 06/29/2015 2:45 a.m. Discuss

I remember my first cleanse vividly. After months of gorging on French bread, brie, potato chips and more beer than I care to admit, my pants no longer fit.

Work on treadmill is uphill battle

posted: 06/29/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Treadmill desks are popular, even aspirational, in many offices because they promise to help the deskbound move more, burn extra calories and generally improve health.

Fleeing from dinosaur? Don't wear heels

posted: 06/29/2015 2:39 a.m. Discuss

Many commentators have overlooked one of the more prominent ways in which "Jurassic World" diverges from established research: The movie's heroine sprints away from rampaging beasts in high heels -- without turning a hair or an ankle.

New Workouts

posted: 06/29/2015 2:36 a.m. Discuss

The Tone Every Zone Walk: Yet another indoor, group aerobics workout starring Leslie Sansone -- by my count, this is No. 33.

Happy Trails

posted: 06/29/2015 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Falls Branch Trail, Lake Catherine State Park: One of the most scenic short hikes in any state park, with a nifty waterfall that's especially nice after a rain.

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