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Gyms will need to triple distance for exercising indoors

OLYMPIA – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee released updated guidance Monday for gyms and fitness facilities that nearly triples the minimum distance required for patrons exercising indoors, except for those practicing certain team sports.

Iran says 19 of its sailors killed in training accident

A missile fired during an Iranian military training exercise mistakenly struck a naval vessel instead of its intended target in waters near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, killing 19 sailors and wounding 15 others, Iranian authorities said Monday.

What if you knew a cookie would take 20 minutes to run off?

One attention-grabbing idea being explored: Labeling foods with “exercise calories,” or the amount of physical activity needed to burn them off. For example, a chocolate bar might say it has 230 calories, alongside icons indicating that amounts to 42 minutes of walking or 22 minutes of running.

Dealing with arthritis pain? Keep moving, or it might get worse

Some days, it seems regular exercise has become a panacea – good for the heart, good for blood pressure, good for glucose levels, good to limit sad days and depression. But what about people tormented with the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis, particularly in the knees and hips? What are they supposed to do?

House Call: Stay hydrated this summer

As the weather heats up, drink plenty of water and watch for signs of dehydration, especially in the very young and very old.

Spokane’s FatGirl Yoga aims to be a studio for all

Client Tanya Dashiell had never tried yoga. “How could I possibly do yoga, let alone like it? Everywhere I turned, yogis are skinny, fit, they run, they eat right – that intimidated me,” she said. She took a free class at FatGirl Yoga and was hooked.

If you build more activity into your day, you might be able to skip the workout

“We are moving away from the word ‘exercise,’ ” said Barbara Brown, a researcher at the University of Utah who studies physical activity. “Exercise is that thing you do where you have to wear funny clothes, and you have to go to the gym and buy a membership, and you have to sweat for an hour. Some people love that, but many don’t.” Instead, Brown said, she and her colleagues talk about “active living.”

Dr. Zorba Paster: Exercise is good for memory

The result is clear – a little bit of exercise can go a long way. This is encouraging, especially for people who don’t do much. Perhaps I should rephrase that – for people who don’t do anything.

The power of building bonds while building muscle

The therapists and exercisers I interviewed for this article say that group workouts tend to build stronger bonds than, for example, adjoining cubicles, while enriching men’s lives by introducing them to a wider range of potential acquaintances.