Fitness Archive

Norfolk hopes sushi will hook students on healthy fare

NORFOLK At Booker T. Washington High School, teens gaped like motorists passing a car wreck as Jaquan Parker, 15, popped his lunch-line selection into his mouth: dried seaweed and cold rice.

Virginia Beach event to focus on yoga, gratitude

 Yoga instructors and wellness coaches are hosting Proposition Gratitude, an event to promote increased well-being and the virtue of gratitude, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Author spells out surfing's unwritten rules

By John Streit Unlike most other sports, surfing does not have a rule book. An informal code of conduct maintains some semblance of order in the water. But on a crowded day at Virginia Beach hot spots such as First Street or Croatan, the lineup can appear more like a fracas of surfers battling for waves.

He created a yoga approach to redefine ability and disability

By Clif Gustafson Correspondent Matthew Sanford was 13 when the car accident that killed his father and sister left him paralyzed from the waist down. Today, he is a leading expert on mind-body transformations for people living with a disability.

New dance is part belly dancing, part sword fighting

By Judy Cowling
When Julia Zay was 18 years old, she wanted to fight like the knights of old.

Rock 'n' Roll race, in 10th year, more popular than ever

VIRGINIA BEACH Running a 26.2-mile marathon can be a daunting proposition, even for a highly trained athlete. So running a half marathon should be half as daunting, right?

ECSC is surf central this week

By Joy Vann
The 48th annual East Coast Surfing Championships, the oldest surf competition in America, got under way Wednesday at the south end of Virginia Beach's Oceanfront. It continues through Sunday with a jam-packed schedule that will bring more than 100 professional and 300 amateur surfers to compete for cash prizes and bragging rights.

Explore Back Bay by kayak

What's this, you say? You want to go kayaking, but you don't have a boat, you don't know your way around local waters and you don't know what's in the waters?
Not to worry. Take a kayak paddle tour of Back Bay at False Cape State Park with naturalist interpreter Vickie Shufer.

Virginia Beach lifesaving service turns 80

OCEANFRONT They're the eyes, the ears and the quick action on the beach. The 200-plus men and women in red swimsuits are celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service. "Our team is as strong or stronger than it's ever been," said Kent Hinnant, chief of the service.

Sweet! Study lets us reclaim our morning sweet tooth

Push that shopping cart right past the Golden Grahams and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. There's corn flakes at home. Cereal lovers are constantly reminded, starting as children and more frequently each year as adults, to reduce their sugar intake.

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