Here’s how to breathe right while working out

Breathing is the very essence of the wheel of life. Breathe in, breathe out – it keeps us alive. It’s something healthy people take for granted as the body does it on autopilot. You breathe naturally through the nose, and when it is stuffed, the mouth takes over. Once the respiratory system is no longer capable...

100 Miles in the Shoes of an Ultra Runner

It’s been called the “Race Across the Sky” and it’s at the top of many runners’ bucket lists. It’s the Leadville 100 and it’s pushed limits since 1983. For those unfamiliar, the ultra race — defined as any race longer than a marathon or 26.2 miles — is a 100-mile trail run through some of...

Try this Pilates workout to tone your entire body

Condition your whole body with controlled movements that focus on flexibility and strength. (Picture: Getty) If you’ve never tried Pilates before, you probably think it’s basically pretty similar to yoga. And it is – in that it’s low intensity training and focuses on controlled, steady movements. But Pilates has a whole range of unique benefits...

Navy bases to conduct quake response exercise

SILVERDALE — Naval Magazine Indian Island will be among the Navy’s Northwest region bases participating in an earthquake response and recovery exercise Monday through Friday. Also involved in Citadel Rumble will be Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Naval Base Kitsap and Naval Station Everett. At the same time, Indian Island will conduct its own security...

This is what it’s really like to be involved in an intervention

By the time she was 30 years old, Peg owned a house at the beach, was building a career—and was, as she puts it, a full-blown alcoholic. “I started drinking in eighth grade, and I drank heavily from day one,” she recalls. “I never went out for just one drink, even for business.” During her...