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3 exercises to get your fitness app in shape!
It's an exciting time to be a health and fitness app developer. with people shelling out on fitness more than ever before, we're seeing record high levels of gym memberships and attendance, the rise of boutique fitness, and an emphasis on connected devices.
October 17, 2016
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7 Post-Workout Moves to Get Fit Faster
Your fitness routine doesn't end when you hit the showers. the downtime after your workouts is when the good stuff happens: your muscles repair and rebuild themselves, and your fitness level surges.
October 30, 2016
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9 of 10 U.S. Teens don't Get Enough Exercise
And bad habits continue after high school for most, study shows
September 23, 2016
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10,000 steps a day? Largest fitness app study reveals why the US is fatter than Mexico
You must walk at least 10,000 steps a day to be in good health. Ever heard of that mantra? It might not be the most accurate way to measure activity, but the "10,000 steps" theory is built into the vast majority of fitness apps that use our smartphones as pedometers. Various researchers are now looking into the statement, and coming up with numbers smaller or larger, yet their overarching conclusion is that actually we have never had the ability to gain so much insight into people's moving habits as with the proliferation of iOS and Android phones, or wearables that have activity trackers built in.
July 12, 2017
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A 10-Minute Workout to Strengthen your Whole Body
Find it hard to squeeze in morning workouts? Lots of people can relate. While the mere thought of early-a.m. exercise can be enough to send anyone scrambling back to bed, it is possible to fit in a quick session and still make it out the door on time.
December 29, 2016
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A day with the Gear IconX Fitness Earbuds
Featuring a stylish, cord-free design and standalone fitness tracking, the Gear IconX was designed to help users optimize their exercise and add new convenience to the listening experience. the following is a snapshot of an average day with the Gear IconX.
November 17, 2016
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A new tool to decipher evolutionary biology
A new bioinformatics tool to compare genome data has been developed. the program called 'ModelFinder' uses a fast algorithm and allows previously not attainable new insights into evolution.
May 9, 2017
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Adults Who Exercise May Gain 9 'Biological' Years
Regular jogging and other pursuits delay cellular aging, study finds
May 26, 2017
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Are activity monitors fit for exercise research? Getting there, but further steps needed
Activity monitors or fitness trackers are fun and informative gadgets to help track daily physical activity. But as a source of objective data for research on the health benefits of exercise, they're not yet fully up to speed, reports a new paper.
June 26, 2017
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Are current exercise guidelines too demanding?
It is well known that regular physical exercise has a plethora of associated health benefits and has been shown to prevent and improve symptoms across all types of diseases, but are the current guidelines too challenging for the average person? We investigate.
June 26, 2017
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Are U.S. Teens Now as Inactive as 60-Year-Olds?
The lack of exercise more evident among females than males, study says
June 16, 2017
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Astronauts' exercise capacity goes down during spaceflight due to decreased blood vessel function
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have decreased physical fitness because of a decrease in the way oxygen moves through the body, according to a Kansas State University kinesiology study.
May 9, 2017
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Best Fitness Apps for Windows 10
The Windows Store has a healthy selection of fitness apps designed to track your workouts, guide you through exercises and manage your fitness progress. the Windows 10 titles can come in handy for the casual walker to the hardcore gym rat.
October 19, 2016
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Best fitness trackers for $50 or less
The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is the newest fitness tracker from the Chinese company, carrying on their tradition of offering high quality at a great price. Starting at around $49.00, it just makes the cut to be included in this article. Due to its stylish look and a wide range of features, it's also impossible to ignore.
June 12, 2017
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Best Replacement Bands for Fitbit Flex 2
What are the best replacement bands for the Fitbit Flex 2? Here are our current favorites!
May 29, 2017
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Bodybuilding Supplement Being Sold to Minors
Major medical associations advise against use of creatine by kids
January 3, 2017
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Brief smartphone exercises can help uplift mood
Brief, directed smartphone exercises can help quickly improve our mood. this is the latest finding from psychologists at the University of Basel and their international colleagues, reported in the journal Frontiers in Psychology.
July 29, 2016
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Brisk walk or other physical activity is crucial for better health, shows study
It is not the amount of time spent sitting still that matters. Instead, it is the extent of physical activity that is essential in reducing the risk of elderly women developing cardiovascular disease, as shown in a new örebro study published in PLOS ONE.
May 3, 2017
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Build Muscle and Gain Weight Fast Guide
Use this guide to help you diet, supplement and train for muscle growth and weight gain.
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Burning more fat, less glucose could lead to diabetes, mouse models indicate
Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose can increase exercise endurance, but could simultaneously cause diabetes, says a team of scientists.
December 23, 2016
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Can you play 'Catch-Up' and be Healthy?
We're about a week into the new year, and for many of us, that means our resolutions to eat better, get more sleep, and exercise are probably running headlong into real life.
January 9, 2017
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Cancer-related fatigue: Exercise, psychological therapies best treatments
For patients with cancer-related fatigue, exercise is likely to be last on the list of appealing activities. According to a new study, however, physical activity is the best way to combat this common side effect.
March 3, 2017
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Common genetic variant reduces neurobiological benefits of exercise in mice
A new study revealed that a common genetic variant in the brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene reduces the neurobiological benefits induced by physical exercise in mice.
September 21, 2016
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Could Tai Chi reduce the risk of falls in older adults?
A recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society investigates tai chi as a way to reduce the risk of falling among older adults. This ancient art could help to improve the lives of modern at-risk individuals.
July 27, 2017
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Cycling Doesn't Harm Sexual Health
Any transient discomfort or numbness won't harm their sexual or urinary function, study finds
May 15, 2017
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Cycling to work could make your day less stressful
Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of the main sources of stress in the United States is work. But according to new research, there may be a simple way to alleviate workplace stress: cycling.
June 22, 2017
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Diet and exercise interventions could help address obesity in older adults
A recent review and analysis of published studies since 2005 found low-to-moderate evidence that dietary and exercise interventions can improve physical function and quality of life in older adults with obesity.
October 20, 2016
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Dietary and exercise interventions can enhance physical function in elders with obesity
A recent review and analysis of published studies since 2005 found low-to-moderate evidence that dietary and exercise interventions can improve physical function and quality of life in older adults with obesity.
September 19, 2016
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Does exercise eliminate the ill effects of sitting? An interview with Prof. Ulf Ekelund
Why is sitting for long periods of time bad for the body?
September 29, 2016
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Don't have time to work out during the week? That's actually OK
"Weekend warriors" and those who work out just a little still see death risk drops.
January 10, 2017
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Early life physical activity may prevent cognitive decline
Could early life physical exercise protect against age-related cognitive decline by creating a so-called cognitive reserve? A study in rodents investigates.
August 15, 2017
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Effectiveness of yoga in treating major depression evaluated
New research indicates that the benefits of hatha yoga in treating depression are less pronounced in early treatment, but may accumulate over time.
May 8, 2017
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Exercise and Vitamin D: a Heart-Healthy Combo
Together, the two offer more protection against disease than either does alone, study suggests
May 1, 2017
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Exercise boosts brain power in over 50s, concludes latest meta-analysis
Over the years, there has been much research on the potential cognitive benefits of exercise on mental performance in older adults. Overall, results have been inconclusive, but a new review takes a fresh look at the data.
April 25, 2017
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Exercise can Overcome the 'Obesity Gene'
Physical activity appears to lower effects of key DNA linked to weight gain, study finds
April 27, 2017
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Exercise Good During, After Cancer Treatment
Studies show better physical function, quality of life for those who did strength training, aerobic activity
November 15, 2016
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Exercise Helps Counter Cancer-Linked Fatigue
Psychological treatment and education can be useful, too, more so than drugs, study finds
March 2, 2017
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Exercise helps gastrointestinal cancer patients cope better with side effects of chemotherapy
Exercise as a therapy to complement chemotherapy has a positive effect on muscles, balance and tumor-related fatigue syndrome. Patients tolerate the therapy better and experience less disease recurrence (relapses) later on. this has already been substantiated by many studies in the past.
March 10, 2017
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Exercise may benefit elderly people with memory and thinking problems
The research involved people with vascular cognitive impairment, which is the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer's disease. In vascular cognitive impairment, problems with memory and thinking skills result from damage to large and small blood vessels in the brain.
October 19, 2016
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Exercise May Extend Lives of People with COPD
Study seems to show a big benefit, and experts say activity can help lungs stay healthy
March 18, 2016
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Exercise May Help People with Memory Loss
But effects only lasted as long as activity continued, study found
October 19, 2016
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Exercise May Help the Heart Survive a Heart Attack
Researchers suggest that people who work out might develop 'collateral' blood vessels in the heart
April 12, 2017
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Exercise may not be equally effective in males and females, research shows
Healthcare practitioners regularly prescribe diet and exercise as a method for patients to lose weight. But exercise might not be equally effective in males and females, according to new research conducted at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus.
July 18, 2017
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Exercise program can help frail older adults perform basic daily activities, study suggests
"Despite evidence proving the benefits of regular physical activity for all people, regardless of age and ability, our health care system and long-term care norms encourage dependent behavior in older adults," said corresponding author Naoko Muramatsu, associate professor of community health sciences in the UIC School of Public Health and fellow of the UIC Institute for Health Research and Policy.
June 23, 2017
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Exercise prevents cellular aging by boosting mitochondria
It is common knowledge that exercise imparts a smorgasbord of health benefits. what is not yet understood is how physical activity manages to reduce aging on a cellular level. new research into mitochondria lifts the lid on the processes involved.
March 8, 2017
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'Exercise-in-a-pill' steps closer with new study
It goes without saying that physical activity is crucial when it comes to improving and maintaining health. However, for individuals with limited mobility, engaging in regular exercise is not an easy feat. a new study may have brought us one step closer to a solution: "exercise-in-a-pill."
May 3, 2017
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Exercise: An Antidote for Kids' Behavioral Issues?
Study found use of 'cybercycles' reduced classroom problems for kids with autism, ADHD, other concerns
January 9, 2017
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Exercise: the Cellular 'Fountain of Youth'
Intense interval training seems to boost older cells, even reversing some of aging's effects, study finds
March 28, 2017
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Exercise, Weight Loss May Cut Heart Failure Risk
Link was stronger for common but difficult-to-treat type of heart failure
February 27, 2017
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Exercises for improving bladder control
The main muscles responsible for holding the urine in when a person doesn't want to urinate are the pelvic floor muscles.
March 31, 2017
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Exercising burns fat in bone marrow to improve bone health, study shows
It's a fat-burning secret anyone interested in bone health should know. For the first time, UNC School of Medicine researchers show that exercising burns the fat found within bone marrow and offers evidence that this process improves bone quality and the amount of bone in a matter of weeks.
May 18, 2017
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Five of the best online yoga workouts
Yoga has been shown to pack a healthful punch when it comes to all the associated health benefits. However, in our busy lives, there is not always the time to pencil a yoga class into an already packed schedule. There is a treasure trove of yoga routines available online, all from knowledgeable instructors, that enable us to take part at our leisure. we have searched through the crème de la crème to bring you our top five online yoga workout choices.
May 5, 2017
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Free videos and information for workout routines
Form perfect butt, sexy abs and hot legs while workout online with real woman who recorded exercise videos at her apartment and put them online for all women.
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Garmin Vivosmart 3 review: Shots fired at Fitbit, but some don't hit
Rep counting in a $140 device is great, but that's not the whole story.
April 26, 2017
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Garmin's Vivosmart 3 looks like every other fitness tracker that's already on the market
When it comes to fitness trackers, room for innovation is quickly dissipating. all devices in this category serve the same general purpose of tracking your physical activity throughout the day, and while there's nothing wrong with this, it does create for a lot of similar-looking and feeling products.
March 10, 2017
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Garmin's Vívosmart 3 may give Fitbit a run for its money
If you've been keeping tabs on Garmin's Vívosmart line of activity trackers, you're probably aware that the original Vívosmart was followed by the Vívosmart HR and GPS-enabled Vívosmart HR+, which made it clear that the second-generation Vívosmarts included heart-rate monitors.
April 12, 2017
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Garmin's Vivosmart HR+ is still a fantastic fitness band
The Garmin Vivosmart HR+ is a feature-rich fitness band that sports GPS tracking, a built-in heart monitor and more. After using the Vivosmart HR+ for the past six months, it has proven to be a solid replacement for the Microsoft Band.
April 19, 2017
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Gear Fit2 Software Update Adds More Ways to Maximize Training
Samsung's Gear Fit2 allows users to 'sweat smarter' by accurately tracking a wide range of exercises and providing insights to help you take charge of your fitness. The GPS sports band's latest software update strengthens its heart-rate and exercise-tracking abilities and adds new ways for users to maximize their training.
May 31, 2017
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Gelatin supplement consumption plus intensive exercise can help build ligaments, tendons and bones
A new study from Keith Baar's Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory at the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences and the Australian Institute of Sport suggests that consuming a gelatin supplement, plus a burst of intensive exercise, can help build ligaments, tendons and bones.
December 21, 2016
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Get off the couch and into shape with these 5 workout and exercise apps!
Everyone can agree that working out is an essential part of having a longer, healthier, and ultimately more enjoyable life. However, the reality of today is that many of us lead a sedentary lifestyle, as we're no longer required to move that much in order to survive. we satisfy most of our daily needs by staring at our phones and computers, and while no one can deny the advantages of technology, this modern convenience is certainly not doing any favors to one's health.
March 16, 2017
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Good news for cyclists: you might live longer
A recent study published in the BMJ finds that cycling or walking to work reduces the risk of death from all causes, when compared with non-active commuting. the biggest effect was seen in cyclists, so it might be time to get your bike back out of the garage.
April 24, 2017
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Good nutrition, physical training and mental exercises can reverse physical frailty in the elderly
Physical frailty is common among the elderly and is strongly associated with cognitive impairment, dementia and adverse health outcomes such as disability, hospitalisation, and mortality. A four-year study showed that a combination of nutritional, physical and cognitive interventions can reverse physical frailty in elderly people.
June 19, 2017
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Google Calendar helps you keep your workout resolution with Fit, Health integration
App update lets you keep your activity synced with your goals.
January 6, 2017
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Google Calendar update makes it easier to track fitness goals
By connecting the Google Fit or Apple Health app, Calendar will know when you've worked out and automatically mark your goal as "done."
January 5, 2017
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Google Fit does some stretching before a major buildup of new features
A teardown of the version 1.6.1 update shows more detailed workout options and a round icon to match nicely with the Pixel Launcher.
November 2, 2016
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Guided self-help approach to exercise may benefit chronic fatigue patients
The finding comes from a trial of 200 people with CFS who were assigned either guided graded exercise self-help (GES group) in addition to specialist medical care or specialist medical care alone (control group). GES involves patients gradually increasing their level of physical activity, while being offered information and advice by a physiotherapist over the phone or using Skype™.
June 26, 2017
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Have Type 2 Diabetes? Try Walking After Eating
Study found it lowered blood sugar levels more than other exercise, particularly if done after dinner
October 18, 2016
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Heavy shoes cost more energy leading to changes in running performance
Running with heavy shoes costs more energy than running with lightweight shoes. Does this also mean that you run slower with heavier shoes? to answer this question, researchers used three pairs of identical shoes and added small lead pellets to two pairs to make each shoe 100 and 300 grams heavier. (Note: an apple or deck of cards is about 100 grams.)
December 2, 2016
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High-Intensity Exercise May Be Bad for the Bowels
Hydration and proper food intake might help prevent gut trouble, researcher says
June 16, 2017
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How Gear IconX and S Health Work for your Workouts
Those who are serious about their fitness know that an in-depth understanding of one's personal health data is key for efficient exercise. Samsung's cord-free Gear IconX earbuds were designed to work with the S Health app to deliver comprehensive fitness data, arming users with the proper knowledge to optimize their workouts. Principal Engineer Jiyoung Kong and Senior Engineer Kidong Hong of Samsung's Service R&D Team explain.
September 22, 2016
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Huawei debuts new fitness wearable with 'Huawei Fit'
Today, Huawei announced its latest wearable in the form of the 'Huawei Fit', a fitness tracker that will offer up to six days of battery life on a single charge.
November 3, 2016
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iMore's favorite fitness accessories
When the iMore team wants to exercise, these are the go-to gadgets they love to help get them in shape.
July 17, 2017
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Jabra Elite Sport review:
Worthy AirPod rivals are like a Fitbit for your ears
December 13, 2016
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Jogging for 30 minutes per day could slow cellular aging by 9 years
New research further emphasizes the importance of physical activity, after finding that people who are highly active can knock years off their biological age.
May 11, 2017
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Just 2 Weeks on the Couch Can Trigger Decline
Constant daily activity vital to optimal health, lifestyle experts say
May 17, 2017
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Key role for microRNA in inflammatory bowel disease
An international team of researchers has discovered that a microRNA produced by certain white blood cells can prevent excessive inflammation in the intestine. the study shows that synthetic versions of this microRNA can reduce intestinal inflammation in mice and suggests a new therapeutic approach to treating patients with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
May 9, 2017
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Lungs of highly active older adults remain strong during physical activity
Highly active older adults experience no limitations in the lungs' capacity to exchange gases (lung-diffusing capacity) during physical activity, researchers have found.
June 19, 2017
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Marathons May Cause Short-Term Kidney Injury
But recovery is quick, usually within a day or two, researchers find
March 28, 2017
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Metabolic syndrome: An hour of resistance training per week may cut risk
Exercise is known to prevent or treat metabolic syndrome, which is a group of health conditions that raise the risk of heart problems and type 2 diabetes. Now, a new study suggests that less than 1 hour per week of resistance training, even without aerobic exercise, can be of benefit.
June 15, 2017
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Microsoft Band App Updated on Android and iOS to Match Windows
Just this week a lone update for Windows (mobile and PC) for the Microsoft Band app rolled out, bringing bug fixes, one of which was a fix for the Live Tile not working.
September 28, 2016
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Microsoft's Cortana assistant can now help you track your health and fitness with Fitbit
Microsoft has announced the launch of a new skill for Cortana, promising to make it "easier than ever to monitor your health and fitness goals" by using its digital assistant in conjunction with Fitbit's wearable devices.
July 27, 2017
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MMJ Labs to launch new wearable pain therapy device at runDisney Health and Fitness Expo
MMJ Labs, LLC, industry leaders in non-invasive pain relief, will debut their newest product, VibraCool® Massaging Ice Therapy, at the runDisney Health and Fitness Expo in Orlando, FL.
December 25, 2016
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Moderate exercise may benefit patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
As one of the most common causes of sudden cardiac death in young people, a diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can push patients into sedentary lifestyles.
March 17, 2017
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Moderate-intensity aerobic exercise can be safe therapeutic for non-dialysis CKD patients
A new study finds that moderate exercise does not impair kidney function in some people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The study- the first to analyze the effects of exercise on kidney disease that does not require dialysis- is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-;Renal Physiology.
July 12, 2017
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Moderate to high levels of aerobic capacity could partially reduce risk of sudden cardiac death
UCA researchers, collaborating with the Exercise and Epidemiology Science and Biostatistics Departments from the University of South Carolina in Columbine (USA), have carried out a study focused in knowing how important the aerobic capacity in the sudden death prevention is, paying special attention to those people who have some pathology such as obesity and hypertension.
September 19, 2016
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Moov HR Sweat review: this heart rate-tracking headband will kick your butt
The device has a built-in heart rate sensor and a voice coach to push your workouts into overdrive.
February 10, 2017
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New Balance made an Android Wear running smartwatch, the RunIQ
Sports footwear and apparel giant new Balance unveiled its new RunIQ smartwatch on Wednesday at the annual CES trade show in Las Vegas. the watch, which was originally teased at last year's show, was built in collaboration with both Intel and Google.
January 4, 2017
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New drug mimics health effects of exercise, say researchers
The drug activated a genetic pathway that is triggered by running, which led mice to burn off more fat and increase their stamina levels, despite them being sedentary.
May 4, 2017
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New intervention may reduce sitting time of office workers
If you work in an office or behind a desk, chances are that you spend most of your day sitting. with too much sitting now linked to poor health, it is important to understand how to reduce the time that we sit, and whether this change can be maintained in the long term. this study examined the impact of an intervention designed to reduce the amount of time workers spend sitting.
September 23, 2016
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NIH awards aim to understand molecular changes during physical activity
The National Institutes of Health Common Fund announced today the first awards for the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans Program, which will allow researchers to develop a comprehensive map of the molecular changes that occur in response to physical activity.
December 13, 2016
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NIH-funded team uses smartphone data in global study of physical activity
Large-scale study reveals targets for obesity prevention, wisdom of walkable communities.
July 10, 2017
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No motivation to exercise? Focus less on intensity, and more on happiness
You join a gym with the intention of improving your fitness and losing weight, only to lose motivation and stop going within a matter of weeks. Sound familiar? You're not alone; 67 percent of us have gym memberships that we never use. But for women, focusing on exercise that makes them happy, rather than focusing on exercise intensity, may be key to maintaining motivation for physical activity.
May 29, 2017
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Osteoarthritis could be prevented with good diet and exercise
Osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with a good diet and regular exercise, a new expert review reports.
May 12, 2017
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Pebble 2 reviewed: Proof that a heart rate monitor doesn't make a fitness tracker
$130 may get you a HRM, but that doesn't mean it's a serious fitness device.
October 5, 2016
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Pebble confirms Fitbit sale: Hardware is dead, software in maintenance mode
Pebble Time 2, Pebble Core, and Pebble Time Round watches will never ship.
December 6, 2016
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Polar's new A370 premium fitness tracker targets Fitbit's Charge 2
Polar's new A370 premium fitness tracker has some small but important feature upgrades over the A360: It adds 24/7 continuous wrist-based heart-rate tracking and the company's Polar Sleep Plus analytics.
May 24, 2017
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Popular muscle-building supplements found to be ineffective when taken in isolation
Popular muscle building supplements, known as branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) are ineffective when taken in isolation, according to new research from the University of Stirling.
July 14, 2017
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Post-Menopausal? Give Exercise a Try
Study participants were fitter, felt better -- and were less bothered by hot flashes
February 16, 2017
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Regular aerobic exercise beginning in middle age may lessen severity of stroke in old age
Regular aerobic exercise may protect the collateral circulation and lessen the severity of strokes later in life.
February 24, 2017
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Regular exercise linked to slower HRQL and mobility decline in PD patients
Exercising 2.5 Hours Per Week Associated with Slower Declines in Parkinson's Disease Patients. According to a new report published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease
March 23, 2017
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Replacing screen time with other sedentary behavior can improve obesity risk in children
High amounts of screen-based activity, such as TV viewing, is known to be associated with higher risk of being obese in youth. In this study, the investigators examined whether replacing screen-based behavior with the same amount of other types of behavior had different impact on obesity risk.
December 2, 2016
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Researcher proposes simple, cost-effective tools for monitoring aerobic fitness
Although this system is already being used by professional sportspeople and teams, it cannot always be extended to amateur sportspeople or patients with limited economic resources because it requires supervision by qualified professionals.
February 2, 2017
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Researchers discover that microRNA can prevent excessive intestinal inflammation
An international team of researchers has discovered that a microRNA produced by certain white blood cells can prevent excessive inflammation in the intestine. the study, "Myeloid-derived miR-223 regulates intestinal inflammation via repression of the NLRP3 inflammasome," which will be published May 9 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, shows that synthetic versions of this microRNA can reduce intestinal inflammation in mice and suggests a new therapeutic approach to treating patients with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
May 9, 2017
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Researchers shed light on diverse effects of exercise on individuals
In Japan, due to the changes of lifestyle such as less physical activities than before, more and more people suffer from the lifestyle diseases like metabolic syndromes, type-2 Diabetes and hypertension. Regular physical exercise is recommended as 'exercise therapy' since it will lead to prevention and therapy of the diseases mentioned above. However, individual responsiveness to exercise is known to differ markedly.
March 28, 2017
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Running can reduce joint inflammation, study finds
We all know that running causes a bit of inflammation and soreness, and that's just the price you pay for cardiovascular health. you know; no pain, no gain.
December 9, 2016
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Running for 1 minute per day may protect women's bone health
New research from the University of Exeter and the University of Leicester, both in the United Kingdom, suggests that a single 1-minute bout of high-intensity, weight-bearing physical activity is associated with better bone health in women.
July 19, 2017
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Runtastic users can now listen to curated Google play Music playlists during workouts
Any sort of exercise is made a little easier if you're listening to music. with this in mind, Google has teamed up with Runtastic to provide access to curated playlists in Google play Music for keen runners.
October 7, 2016
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Safe exercise guidelines for type 1 diabetes
The set of guidelines will help people with type 1 Diabetes exercise safely to avoid fluctuations in blood sugar
January 24, 2017
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Samsung Gear Fit 2 gets a huge update: heart-rate zones, improved workout tracking and more
Samsung is bringing a massive update to its Gear Fit 2 fitness tracking wristband, introducing new features like heart-rate zone stats, improved automatic activity detection, as well as the option to customize the information you see on the screen while you workout.
June 1, 2017
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Scientists find common genes involved in muscle strength
For the first time, scientists have discovered common genetic factors that influence muscle strength. The discovery offers new insights into the biology of muscle strength and its role in age-related conditions such as bone frailty.
July 13, 2017
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Scientists show how muscles request more energy from fat storage tissues
Muscles require energy to perform all of the movements that we do in a day, and now, for the first time, researchers at the Texas A&M College of Medicine have shown how muscles "request" more energy from fat storage tissues in fruit fly models. They also discovered that this circuit is dependent on circadian rhythms, which could have implications for obesity in humans. Their findings published today in the journal Current Biology.
July 6, 2017
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Serious Yoga Injuries Are Rare, But on the Rise
Problems requiring ER care up about 70 percent, even more in older people, study finds
December 22, 2016
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Sitting Could Be Big Health Risk for Frail Folks
Being sedentary not linked to early death in people who are generally healthy, study finds
August 21, 2017
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Smartphone-based game like Pokemon GO may promote exercise
Today marks the one year anniversary of Pokemon GO's worldwide release that sent crowds hiking through parks, meandering into streets and walking for miles in search of Pokemon, those cute little digital characters that appear in real locations on your smartphone.
July 6, 2017
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Smartphone data analysis reveals country-level differences in physical activity
US researchers have used people's smartphones to amass large-scale physical activity data and measure activity patterns across populations worldwide.
July 13, 2017
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Some is good, more is better: Regular exercise can cut your Diabetes risk
Walking briskly or cycling for the recommended 150 minutes a week can reduce a person's risk of developing type 2 Diabetes by up to 26%, according to new research.
October 18, 2016
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Sore Spots: 5 Ways to Ease Post-Workout Muscles
If yesterday's workout is making your muscles scream today, take it as a good sign. you most likely have "delayed onset muscle soreness" (DOMS), and it means you worked hard enough to create tiny tears in your muscle fibers.
March 8, 2016
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Spending excessive amounts of time sitting linked with chronic health issues
People who meet recommended weekly physical activity guidelines are still at risk of developing chronic disease if they spend too much non-exercising time sitting, new research suggests. Peter Katzmarzyk, associate executive director for population and public health sciences at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La., will discuss epidemiological data and other current findings about the effects of sedentary behavior on long-term health at the American Physiological Society's Integrative Biology of Exercise 7 meeting in Phoenix.
November 4, 2016
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Strategy Analytics: Xiaomi sells more wearables than Apple or Fitbit
For the calendar second quarter that started in April and ended in June, Xiaomi took over the top spot and now is the leading seller of wearable devices on a global basis. Over the last year, Fitbit's top-ranked share of the global wearable market has plunged to 15.7% from 28.5%, a stunning 45% decline. Xiaomi now has 17.1% of the market putting it on top for the very first time. Last year at this time, Xiaomi had 15% of the wearable market.
August 3, 2017
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Study elucidates how aerobic exercise protects the sick heart
Regular exercise is considered an important form of treatment for heart failure, a condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs.
August 18, 2017
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Study assesses effect of combining exercise, dietary supplements on muscle mass and function
Although progressive muscle loss is a natural part of ageing, sarcopenia is generally identified when muscle mass and muscle function falls below defined thresholds. Sarcopenia's impact can be enormous as it affects mobility, balance, risk of falls and fractures, and overall ability to perform tasks of daily living. Given the ageing of populations worldwide, public health and clinical recommendations to prevent and manage sarcopenia are urgently needed.
March 7, 2017
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Study evaluates calorie cost and metabolic intensity of individual yoga poses
Hatha yoga is an increasingly popular form of physical activity and meditative practice in the U.S. It is important to understand the calorie cost and intensity of yoga in relation to the national physical activity guidelines, such as those recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Heart Association (AHA).
September 23, 2016
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Study examines effects of minimalist shoes in trail runners
Minimalist shoes are a new commercially available athletic footwear now gaining strong popularity among both road and off-road runners. Scientists have observed a better running economy (i.e. reduced oxygen uptake for a given speed) in runners wearing minimalist shoes during exercises lasting less than 10 minutes.
December 2, 2016
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Study finds yoga to be safe, but older participants may have injury risk
Participating in yoga is relatively safe, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who conducted the first large-scale examination of yoga-related injuries. Their conclusions? Injuries are more common in older participants, and having a qualified instructor is important.
November 18, 2016
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Study tries to measure fitness trackers' actual accuracy, Apple Watch wins first round
Fitness trackers and smartwatches have somewhat merged over the past 18 months. Having discovered that the niche for wearables is just way too tight, manufacturers started bonding features from the two platforms, ultimately ending with devices that function pretty similarly.
May 25, 2017
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Study underscores importance of physical activity for developing bone strength in adolescents
A large prospective study in 309 adolescent boys and girls underscores the importance of physical activity for developing bone strength during growth. Adolescents who participated in moderate to intense physical activity during growth spurt years exhibited greater bone mass in areas that contribute to superior bone strength. the study also found mixed effects of sedentary time.
March 22, 2017
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Taking the Stairs a Better Pick-Me-Up Than Coffee
A 10-minute climb can increase fitness and motivation, researcher says
April 28, 2017
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Teens get as much physical activity as 60-year-olds, study shows
Lack of physical activity is a risk factor for many serious conditions. The fact that neither adults nor teenagers get as much exercise as they should is, perhaps, not very surprising. But new research shows that the situation might be a lot more worrying than previously believed.
June 19, 2017
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The 10 best fitness apps
If you are trying to be more physically active, up your daily steps, or burn more calories, fitness apps can help you on your way. We have trawled through fitness apps galore to bring you the best based on usability, design, user ratings, update frequency, and their capacity to get you moving.
June 1, 2017
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The Honor Band 3 is an entry-level fitness tracker with a sleek look
Today, Huawei's budget brand Honor is holding a press conference in Berlin at which it's showing off its latest flagship, the Honor 9, to the Western market. But together with it, we're also getting our first look at another interesting device from the company: the Honor Band 3. Well, not exactly the first, really: just like the Honor 9, it was initially shown off to Chinsese consumers, but this is the first time it has been detailed outside the People's Republic.
June 27, 2017
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The HTC Vive Tracker is not a fitness tracker, but it lets you shoot dinosaurs in the face!
A few weeks ago, we heard that HTC is working on a Vive-branded tracker. of course, no one ever said it was a fitness tracker, but such a possibility did come close to mind. So we are surprised by the turnout, but very pleased nevertheless!
March 28, 2017
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The Problem With Fitness Studies Based On Activity Apps
Every year, 5 million people die from causes associated with one of the most mundane scourges of the modern era: sitting around. That's like losing one Norway-sized country every 365 days to the likes of heart disease, diabetes, and bowel cancer--illnesses linked to a lack of exercise. Norwegians though, aren't falling victim to inactivity nearly as much as elsewhere in the world. At least according to the largest human movement study ever undertaken, brought to science by the ubiquitous smartphone.
July 11, 2017
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Tracking nutrition and VR biking get easier with new Works with Fitbit partners
Workouts get way more interesting when a pegasus is involved.
January 5, 2017
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Track your fitness progress with My Workouts
My Workouts is a Windows 10 app designed to help you track your exercise sessions. Available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, My Workouts lets you log your workouts, create training plans, monitor your weight loss/gain and provide statistical charts to evaluate your progress. Data can be synchronized between devices through your Onedrive account.
December 30, 2016
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Training during first two weeks of menstrual cycle can have more effect on muscular strength
Research at Ume㟕niversity provides new insights into when during the menstrual cycle it is advantageous to periodise your strength training. the results show that training that is concentrated to the first two week of the cycle have more of an effect on muscular strength, power and muscle mass. the study is a part of a dissertation that also shows that periodic training could be implemented without any female specific exercise-related complications and was perceived positively by participants.
September 21, 2016
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Understanding sex differences in exercise fatigue can help develop better training strategies
Men are typically stronger and more powerful than women because they have more muscle mass. However, during fatiguing exercise, females have the advantage because they can often perform the same level of exercise intensity as males - especially at low intensities - for a longer duration! Females also lose less maximal strength in limb muscles than do males after fatiguing exercise, even after running a marathon.
December 2, 2016
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Visualize your daily activities with MS Band Health
MS Band Health is a supplemental app for evaluating and monitoring data collected by your Microsoft Band. Available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, this free app provides detailed charts for your daily activities such as steps, calories, distance and more. the Windows 10 app also offers support to synchronize data collected from a Fitbit Aria SmartScale.
October 4, 2016
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Walking versus Running -- Which is Better?
What to consider when making a cardio choice
May 4, 2017
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Wayne State researchers receive NIH grant to mimic benefits of exercise in sedentary patients
A team of researchers led by Robert Wessells, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology in the School of Medicine at Wayne State University, has received a two-year, $423,500 grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health for the project, "Octopamine mediates benefits of endurance exercise in Drosophila."
June 30, 2017
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'Weekend warriors' have lower risk of death from cancer, cardiovascular disease
One or two exercise sessions per week may be enough to reduce health risks in men and women
January 9, 2017
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When Ouch Comes With the 'Ahh' -- Yoga Has Risks
Still, two-thirds feel better from this ancient form of exercise, study finds
August 3, 2017
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Which Fitbits are best for kids?
A Fitbit tracker can make fitness fun for your kids, but which one is the best fit for your child?
July 13, 2017
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Why does the same exercise exert effects on individuals differently?
Selenoprotein P, a kind of hepatokine hormone secreted from the liver, has been found, through experiments with cultured muscle cells and mice and through clinical studies, to cause pathology named 'exercise resistance,' which prevents health promotion by physical exercise. the present results elucidate one of the reasons why individual responsiveness to exercise differs markedly as well as shed lights on development of therapy for lifestyle diseases due to lack of exercise, obesity and type-2 diabetes.
March 28, 2017
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Yoga benefits veterans with chronic low back pain, study shows
In a study including 150 military veterans with chronic low back pain, researcher Dr. Erik J. Groessl and his team from the VA San Diego Healthcare System found that veterans who completed a 12-week yoga program had better scores on a disability questionnaire, improved pain intensity scores, and a decline in opioid use.
July 25, 2017
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Yoga just as good as physical therapy for low back pain
Traditional therapies for chronic low back pain are often ineffective. New research shows that yoga may be a good alternative for treating this condition.
June 19, 2017
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Your next fitness tracker: what to do -- and not do -- before you buy!
Thinking about getting a new fitness tracker? Here's what you need to do -- and not do -- before you buy!
May 15, 2017
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