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Getting ready for Bloomsday

By Kevin Stevens, RN, MSN, CHSE
MS CPD Student
Certified IRONMAN Coach

Ahh, spring has sprung, the sun is shining when it’s not cloudy and raining and the birds are chirping, usually at 4:00 a.m. This is the time when everyone is ready to head outdoors. What better way to do so than to get involved in the largest road race in the nation, an annual spring event, Bloomsday? A nice 7.46 mile jaunt through the beautiful Spokane area.

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Celebrate winter weather with cross country skiing

Jonathan WisorBy Jonathan Wisor, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

A winter as rough as the one we are experiencing doesn’t have to keep us indoors. We are blessed with outdoor opportunities here in the Inland Northwest in the form of snowshoeing, downhill skiing and cross-country (aka ‘Nordic’) skiing. 

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Can We Control Stress?


By: Naomi Chaytor, PhD, ABPP, Associate Professor
Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University

Dr. Chaytor is a clinical psychologist with expertise in brain-behavior relationships (how our brains take in our world and produce emotions, thinking and other behavior). She was a practicing clinical neuropsychologist at UW Medicine for 11 years working with patients with neurological illness and injury.  She conducted evaluations of patients in order to better understand the cognitive and emotional consequences of brain changes and help them return to work, school or home. She also did short-term problem focused psychotherapy helping patients adjust to their illness or injury. » More …

Hydration and protein intake tips for effective running

By Valerie Jarvensivu

Hydration is vital for life. The majority of the metabolic reactions in the body rely on water in order to proceed. Our bodies make product and heat. Every product that we put in has to be broken down in order to be utilized. This catabolic process requires varying amounts of energy. It is much more efficient from an energy-use perspective to put in what can be used naturally and easily without extra steps. Water is the obvious pure choice, but we can also get fluid from our foods such as soups, fruits, and vegetables.

How much fluid do we need?

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