Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

In a blast from the past, hula hoops catch on again at festivals, gyms

Sacramento is home to a growing community of hoop dancers

Hoopers rave about the activity’s physical and mental health benefits

Some thrill-seeking hoopers use fire in their routines

Olympics

Olympian Debbie Meyer teaches kids how to swim

In the 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympics, Debbie Meyer became the first female swimmer to win three individual gold medals in the 200, 400, and 800 metre freestyles. She is one of the greatest athletes to come out of Sacramento. Debbie teaches private swimming classes at the Tahoe Donner Trout Creek Recreation Center in Truckee on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Health & Fitness

Time-saving couple's workouts

This fat-burning plan is designed so that you can work out with your partner but still ensure that you get the results you want. The weight workouts are performed in a circuit. You can do them simultaneously, or if you're sharing the same equipment, perform them follow-the-leader style, with one of you completing the first exercise before the other starts. After you've finished the main workout, you can then choose an optional workout that allows you to customize your routine for the body you want.

Health & Fitness

House passes opioid package, which now heads to Senate

A compromise bill to fight prescription opioid and heroin abuse clears the House of Representatives after Democrats drop calls to add $920 million for additional drug treatment services. If Senate Democrats pass the measure next week, it could end up on President Barack Obama’s desk before Congress breaks for the summer.

Bike Rides & Hikes

Weekend Hike: A trio of secret alpine lakes

This out-and-back trip to Winnemucca, Round Top and Fourth of July lakes offers a fantastic peek at a tranquil and uncorrupted area. Every step on the trail is a chance to wonder at a panorama of slopes and peaks in the distance, or to zoom in on a blooming high-altitude flower at your feet.

Videos

Olympian Debbie Meyer teaches kids how to swim

In the 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympics, Debbie Meyer became the first female swimmer to win three individual gold medals in the 200, 400, and 800 metre freestyles. She is one of the greatest athletes to come out of Sacramento. Debbie teaches private swimming classes at the Tahoe Donner Trout Creek Recreation Center in Truckee on Friday, July 22, 2016.
Jose Luis Villegas The Sacramento Bee
Olympian Debbie Meyer teaches kids how to swim 1:37

Olympian Debbie Meyer teaches kids how to swim

Playing with fire for entertainment and fitness 2:15

Playing with fire for entertainment and fitness

Fitness classes offer a puncher’s chance against Parkinson’s 1:34

Fitness classes offer a puncher’s chance against Parkinson’s

SkateMD skateboard therapy program helps autistic teen 1:56

SkateMD skateboard therapy program helps autistic teen