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Middle age aches could be osteoarthritis

The joint disease osteoarthritis is thought to be on the rise, partly because of active baby boomers and higher U.S. obesity rates. It occurs from the wearing down of protective joint cartilage, leaving bones rubbing together.

N. Korea says war is inevitable as allies continue war games

North Korea says a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula has become a matter of when, not if, as it continued to lash out at a massive joint military exercise between the United States and South Korean involving hundreds of advanced warplanes.

Froma Harrop: Americans polarized about exercise, too

The boarding process for a recent flight required going up a modest set of stairs. Greatly slowing it all was a woman carrying at least 80 more pounds than were optimal. Every step was a labored exertion. She looked to be in her 40s and in the bloom of health other than the excess weight. I thought: “This can’t be fun. Why doesn’t she take better care of herself?”

Supreme strength: Justice Ginsburg’s workout becomes a book

The 84-year-old Supreme Court justice is about to join the ranks of workout superstars with a book about her exercise routine. “The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong … and You Can Too!” is scheduled to be released Oct. 3, which happens to be the first week the court is in session after its summer break.

System aims to recreate challenging mountain climbs in gym

Using 3-D modeling and digital fabrication, a team has developed a system that replicates the hardest stretches of climb, so that it can be practiced on indoor climbing walls. In a presentation at a human computer interaction conference last month, the team demonstrated how they replicated a climb in Rumney, New Hampshire, and a sandstone crag near St. George in Utah.

Cat Crunches

Here Milo starts the day with a few off-the-couch crunches. Is exercise an important part of your day?

Best way to slow aging? Exercise. But not just any kind.

A new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism noted that any kind of exercise is better than none, but it’s the high-intensity interval training that does best in reversing age-related changes at the cellular level. Though this works for people of all ages, it seems to offer more benefits to older people.

Dr. Zorba Paster: How to make food labels better

I like reading food labels. It’s not just because I’m a geek, a moniker I gladly accept, but because I want to eat right – more protein, less carbs, fewer calories. And when I do read the labels, I am often flabbergasted by what I see. Foods that I think may be just a few calories are often way more than I thought.

Ammi Midstokke: Backwoods accidental exercise plan

Somehow I have this idea that if I don’t systematically lift things over my head in sets of twelve, my body will waste away overnight. Or turn into the raspberry scone I just ate.