Exercise

In this photo taken Friday, May 15, 2020, the public pool in Mission, Kan. is lifeless as plans remain in place to keep the pool closed for the summer to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. As warm weather approaches and many public pools remain closed there has been a surge of people using backyard pools as well at taking to water activities on lakes and rivers to get out and cool off. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
May 25, 2020 - 10:21 am
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Public pools will look very different this summer if they open at all with the coronavirus threat still looming, as teenage lifeguards will be tasked with maintaining social distancing and spotting COVID-19 symptoms in addition to their primary responsibility of preventing...
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May 14, 2020 - 2:19 pm
Should runners wear a face mask outdoors? It depends. You won’t always need a face covering while jogging or riding a bike if you're exercising with no one around, but it’s good to carry one just in case. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people wear cloth face...
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FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2018, file photo, Venus Williams, left, celebrates winning against her sister Serena, right, after a match on the opening day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Serena Williams is looking forward to getting back to competing on a tennis court when the coronavirus pandemic permits it. Her older sister, Venus, is looking forward to hanging out at a rooftop bar. Two of the most famous and successful siblings in the history of sports shared those thoughts and more Tuesday, May 12, 2020, after doing some yoga together during an online session that offered workout tips and some laughs. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
May 12, 2020 - 3:51 pm
Serena Williams is looking forward to getting back to competing when the coronavirus pandemic permits it, in part because she’s “feeling better than ever.” Her older sister, Venus, is looking forward to hanging out at a rooftop bar. Two of the most famous and successful siblings in the history of...
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The Ferry family, from Chantilly, Va., who were in the middle of taking a family photograph, are surprised by a second fly over by the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds, in a "salute to frontline COVID-19 responders," as seen near the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial that depicts a flag raising over Iwo Jima, in Arlington, Va., Saturday, May 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 02, 2020 - 8:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gorgeous spring weather across the United States and Europe on Saturday drew people cooped up inside for weeks outside to soak in the sun, even as additional coronavirus hot spots in Russia and Pakistan emerged. Though grateful to be outdoors, people were still wary — masks were...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2005 file photo, Mari Winsor poses for a photograph in New York. Winsor, a celebrity trainer for Hollywood’s elite who became known as a Pilates guru, has died. She was 70. Winsor’s family representative Alison Graham says in a statement that the famed trainer died peacefully while surrounded by family and close friends at her home on Tuesday in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Sherman Oaks. Winsor died from complications of Lou Gehrig's disease. (AP Photo/John Carucci, File)
April 30, 2020 - 8:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mari Winsor, a celebrity trainer for Hollywood’s elite who became known as a Pilates guru, has died. She was 70. Winsor’s family rep Alison Graham said in a statement that the famed trainer died peacefully while surrounded by family and close friends at her home on Tuesday in the...
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CORRECTS DATE IN PICTURE TO 2014 NOT 2016 - In this April 16, 2020, photo, John O’Connor, a reporter for The Associated Press in Springfield, Ill., holds a photo of his parents, Jack and Shirley O’Connor, and him at their 60th wedding anniversary celebration on Jan. 2, 2014. Jack and Shirley O’Connor, both 90, live in the house they bought in 1959 in Freeport, Ill. O’Connor says he and his siblings have focused on keeping their parents healthy during the coronavirus pandemic, which has kept the couple home, but hasn’t stopped the prayerful life they lead. (AP Photo/John O’Connor)
April 21, 2020 - 12:58 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — We call them “Madad,” my siblings and I: So inseparable, not to say indistinct, have my parents become during 66 years of marriage. When they call it's a twofer, dueling voices on separate extensions cheerfully greeting the new arrival on the line. But they don't call often...
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Corey Jurgensen runs along East Henry Avenue wearing an inflatable unicorn costume. Jurgensen has been wearing the costume during runs several times a week to cheer up others during this time of isolation but finds it therapeutic for herself as well to run through her Seminole Heights neighborhood wearing a silly costume, Thursday, April 16, 2020 in Tampa, Fla. (Martha Asencio Rhine/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
April 20, 2020 - 3:07 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — More than a week after Easter, there's still one mythical creature hopping around a Florida neighborhood trying to spread happiness. Corey Jurgensen, 40, donned a 7-foot (2-meter) -tall inflatable unicorn costume to jog, jump and dance around the streets near her Tampa home last...
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Undated family handout photo of Tom Moore, a 99-year-old British veteran who has started a campaign to thank the National Health Service by walking lengths in his garden. Captain Tom Moore’s family had set up a fund-raising drive to support health workers caring for coronavirus patients, as a way to thank doctors and nurses who treated him for a broken hip. The family thought they would struggle to reach their initial 1,000-pound target last week. But the campaign clearly captured the public mood at a time of national crisis and within days, the cause had attracted more than 250,000 supporters who pledged more than 6 million pounds. (Moore Family via AP)
April 15, 2020 - 12:46 pm
LONDON (AP) — A 99-year-old British army veteran who started walking laps in his garden as part of a humble fundraiser for the National Health Service has surprised himself by generating millions of pounds within days. Tom Moore's family used social media to help him get donations to support health...
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Homeless recyclers and other destitute people, some of whom said they have not eaten in three days practice limited social distancing as they lineup in a Johannesburg park, waiting to receive food baskets from private donors, Thursday, April 9, 2020. Because of South Africa's imposed lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, many people who don't have savings and are unable to work are not able to buy food.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
April 09, 2020 - 12:06 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — African officials pushed back Thursday against the global jostling to obtain medical equipment to combat the coronavirus, warning that if COVID-19 is left to spread on the continent the world will remain at risk. “We cannot be neglected in this effort,” the head of the Africa...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2020, file photo, pedestrians pass closed stores on Roosevelt Avenue in the Queens borough of New York. The coronavirus crisis is upending service businesses, and the crisis may permanently change the way Americans work, shop and socialize, even after the disease fades away. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
April 06, 2020 - 7:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, personal trainer Amanda Tikalsky didn’t have to worry much about her job. The U.S. economy’s record-breaking 11-year expansion offered security to service workers like her. Then came the coronavirus, which closed the Milwaukee athletic club where she worked for 15 years...
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