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Health & Fitness

Wina Sturgeon: Vary your lifting speed for athletic benefits

When you do a resistance workout, do you vary the speed with which you lift the weights? Or do you lift at the same pace for every workout and every exercise, whether it's a biceps curl or a squat? If you don't vary your pace, you may be missing out on building explosive power for your sport, or training specifically for your sport.

Health & Fitness

Wina Sturgeon: Vary for lifting speed for athletic benefits

When you do a resistance workout, do you vary the speed with which you lift the weights? Or do you lift at the same pace for every workout and every exercise, whether it's a biceps curl or a squat? If you don't vary your pace, you may be missing out on building explosive power for your sport, or training specifically for your sport.

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Healthy heatwave reminders: Heatstroke and hydration

On bright summer days we may remember to apply the sunscreen, but we may not remember to give the heat the full respect it deserves. When temperatures soar, Mayo Clinic experts say we need to take precautions. We also need to be on guard for the warning signs of overheating. Family medicine physician Jennifer Nordstrom, M.D., at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wisc., says heat illness can range in severity from mild heat cramps to heat exhaustion to a potentially life-threatening heatstroke. She says certain individuals are at higher risk in the heat.

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Steamy days call for at-home, indoor workouts

You don't need me to tell you that baby, it is hot out there. Sweltering, sweaty, no-shade, stinky-clothes hot – which could be the perfect excuse for not working out (I think I'll just stay indoors, apply cool compresses to my forehead and eat ice-cream sandwiches).

Take a tour of Kaiser’s new downtown offices

The new Downtown Commons Medical Offices of Kaiser Permanente are filled with art, nature and sweeping Sacramento skyline views. The offices open June 4, 2018. The location also offers free parking, a rarity in downtown.