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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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6 Ways to Get Any Kid to Exercise
Maybe your child hates sports, or gets more excited about video games than the kickball field. Or maybe he feels too out of shape to keep up with other kids his age. Whatever the reason, it can be tough to motivate a kid to exercise when he just isn't interested.
July 7, 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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15 Minutes of Exercise May Boost Life Span
Study finds even modest daily workouts make a difference for older adults
June 14, 2016
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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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Active video games offer potential personal and public health benefits
The combination of augmented reality technology, geocaching, and other novel techniques to create innovative active video games (AVGs) has potential personal and public health implications, as discussed in the Editorial "Pokemon Go, Go, Go, Gone?
August 19, 2016
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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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Bodybuilding Supplement Being Sold to Minors
Major medical associations advise against use of creatine by kids
January 3, 2017
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Brain benefits of aerobic exercise lost to mercury exposure
Cognitive function improves with aerobic exercise, but not for people exposed to high levels of mercury before birth, according to research funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health. Adults with high prenatal exposure to methylmercury, which mainly comes from maternal consumption of fish with high mercury levels, did not experience the faster cognitive processing and better short term memory benefits of exercise that were seen in those with low prenatal methylmercury exposures.
September 16, 2016
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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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Bring the Gym to You, Stream your Workout
Schlepping to the gym is so 2015. Seriously, who has time? "Streaming workout fans can now do a killer workout in the same time it takes someone else to find a parking spot at the gym," says celeb trainer Andrea Orbeck, whose clients include Heidi Klum and Julia Roberts. Simply pop open your tablet, phone, or computer, click on the video of your choice, and within minutes you'll be sweating.
September 15, 2016
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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 Kids Exercise Too Much?
Sometimes it seems like kids have endless energy. they can bounce from school to practice and still want to play outside when they get home. But between organized sports and time to just play, how do you know if they're getting too much exercise?
July 7, 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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Combining virtual reality and treadmill training could help reduce risk of falls in older adults
The authors say that the intervention, which combines the physical and cognitive aspects of walking, could potentially be used in gyms, rehabilitation centres or nursing homes to improve safe walking and prevent falls in older adults or people with disorders which affect movement such as Parkinson's disease.
August 11, 2016
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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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Diet and exercise can reduce protein build-ups linked to Alzheimer's, study shows
A healthy diet, regular physical activity and a normal body mass index can reduce the incidence of protein build-ups that are associated with the onset of Alzheimer's disease, research shows.
August 16, 2016
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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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Diet or Exercise: best for Middle-Aged Heart?
Study finds each effective, as long as healthy weight loss is the result
September 15, 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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Eating nitrate-rich vegetables may enhance exercise performance
Nitrate supplementation in conjunction with Sprint Interval Training in low oxygen conditions could enhance sport performance a study has found.
September 12, 2016
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Even a Little Exercise May Help Stave Off Dementia
Sedentary seniors more likely to suffer mental decline, study finds
August 26, 2016
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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 help adults better cope with ADHD symptoms
Exercise, even a small amount, can help alleviate symptoms of ADHD in adults, according to a new study. About 6 percent of American adults report symptoms consistent with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, which lead to anxiety, depression, low energy and motivation, poor performance at work or school and also increased traffic accidents.
June 16, 2016
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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 Cut Alcohol Health Risks
Exercise may offset the increased risk of death associated with drinking large amounts of alcohol, new data suggest.
September 12, 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 Ease Adult ADHD Symptoms
Activity won't replace standard treatments, but could be helpful add-on
July 6, 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 results in larger brain size and lowered dementia risk
Regular physical activity for older adults could lead to higher brain volumes and a reduced risk for developing dementia. It particularly affected the size of the hippocampus, which controls short-term memory, and its protective effect against dementia was strongest in people age 75 and older.
August 02, 2016
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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: 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: Future anticancer therapy?
The results are in from the first international clinical trial evaluating the effect of intense physical exercise to improve survival of men with advanced prostate cancer.
May 24, 2016
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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 for one hour daily offsets ill effects of sedentary lifestyle
The finding comes from an article series in the Lancet, which has been published ahead of the Summer Olympic Games. the authors warn that too little has been done to combat the issue of physical inactivity since the Olympics in 2012, with around 25% of adults globally still failing to meet physical activity recommendations.
July 28, 2016
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Experts offer safety tips to prevent shoulder injuries when playing summer sports
Most families enjoy outdoor sports during the summer months–swimming, golfing and volleyball being some of the common ones. the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM) encourage children and adults to stay safe and avoid painful injuries while playing.
August 02, 2016
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First Look: Gear Fit2
The appetite for beautifully designed, yet practical and smart wearable devices is growing globally as consumers look beyond their phones to enhance their everyday activities, from fitness and music to style and organization. Samsung Electronics hopes to answer these demands with the Gear Fit2, a brand new GPS sports band designed with the fitness lifestyle in mind.
June 2, 2016
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Fitbit adds heart rate monitoring to its Alta line and improves sleep tracking
Fitbit's big smartwatch announcement is, it seems, still a ways off. But the company's got a pair of announcements this week, including an update to its popular Alta tracker and changes to the way it gathers sleep tracking.
March 6, 2017
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Fitbit app updated with new tools for tracking your sleep cycle
The official Fitbit app for Windows and Windows 10 PC and Mobile has picked up some handy new features for tracking your sleep cycle. First announced earlier in March, Sleep Stages and Sleep Insights are now available in teh Windows app, helping you to track your sleep with more detail and accuracy.
March 28, 2017
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Fitbit is adding new features to its app, and some of them are coming to Windows phones
Last week, Fitbit announced a couple new features for its app, including a new Community tab and Guidance tab. the company has confirmed to Neowin that the former feature will be coming to Windows phones.
January 11, 2017
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Fitbit overhauls its app experience with groups and guided goals
Fitbit is adding a Facebook-like social feed for fitness.
January 6, 2017
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Fitbit proves heart rate monitors can be slim with new Alta HR
This might be the tracker you want to wear both day and night.
March 6, 2017
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Fitbit purchases Vector, the Pebble competitor
Fitbit moves to compete with Android Wear in 2017.
January 10, 2017
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Fitbit rolls out new community features and more to Windows 10 PC and Mobile
The Fitbit app for Windows 10 PC and Mobile is getting a little more social with a new update heading out now. as announced by Fitbit product manager Tristan Rice on Twitter, version 2.20 of the Windows 10 app is rolling out today, bringing a new Community Feed, profile design, and much more.
April 6, 2017
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Fitbit scoops up rival fitness tracker maker Pebble
Pebble will shut down the manufacturing of its products, the company says.
December 6, 2016
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Fitbit smartwatch delayed to autumn, design is "definitely not sexy"
Fitbit has been manufacturing activity-tracking gadgets for ten years now, providing a range of equipment to monitor your fitness regime, sleep and more. After the takeover of two smartwatch making companies and its own CEO confirming it, Fitbit is on track of releasing a real smartwatch this year.
April 12, 2017
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Fitbit Surge review:
Fitbit's top-end GPS watch and fitness tracker feels like it needs an update
June 30, 2016
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Fitbit vows to keep Pebble smartwatches running through 2017
A Pebble developer says Fitbit "is going out of its way" to keep existing customers happy.
December 14, 2016
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Fitbit's Alta HR packs a heart rate monitor in a slim package
If you're in the market for a fitness tracker right now, Fitbit's products seems like the most obvious choice, what with the company's near-monopoly on stylish yet useful consumer wearables. the newly-introduced Alta HR, which is the follow-up to last year's Alta, continues that trend by packing even more functionality, namely heart rate monitoring, into the same frame as its predecessor.
March 6, 2017
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Fitbit's new Alta HR tracks heart rate and sleep for a week
There's a new Fitbit coming, and it's got a week's worth of battery life, a stylish look, and a heart rate monitor.
March 6, 2017
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Fitbit's personal fitness and goal-setting features just got a lot more useful
Perhaps the biggest changes are in the revamped social experience, which will come in the form of a new Community section of the app. In the Community section, you'll be able to check out a social feed where you can connect with friends and family and do everything from sharing your achievements to discovering new workouts. Think of it like a sort of Facebook feed specifically for fitness. the Community section also makes it easy to see how your friends are doing at a glance and even discover communities to join from a dedicated Groups portion.
January 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 high-end Forerunner 735XT targets multisport athletes (hands-on)
Garmin on Wednesday announced its newest training watch, the Forerunner 735XT. the GPS-equipped sport watch is designed for multisport athletes, specifically those who compete in triathlons.
May 11, 2016
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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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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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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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Google Fit gets a colorful redesign and improved goal setting
It also has improved goal setting and a configurable widget.
June 29, 2016
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Google Fit is getting a visual overhaul with new widget and Android Wear faces
You'll find more options for setting up fitness goals with additional metrics available to track throughout the day.
June 28, 2016
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Hands-on: Samsung's Gear Fit 2 is a sleeker, smarter wearable for fitness enthusiasts
Samsung's latest wearable combines the best bits of a fitness tracker and a smartwatch into an attractive new wristband.
June 2, 2016
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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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Healthy BMI, exercise and diet can lower abnormal protein build-ups linked to Alzheimer's
A study by researchers at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior has found that a healthy diet, regular physical activity and a normal body mass index can reduce the incidence of protein build-ups that are associated with the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
August 16, 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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Higher aerobic fitness in childhood may reduce metabolic syndrome risks in early adulthood
A new study from a group of international researchers has identified a potentially effective tool to reduce the long-term health risks of childhood obesity–aerobic exercise.
May 24, 2016
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Here's how many calories you may burn standing at work versus sitting, strolling
Evidence of health benefits from standing desks still slim, but walking is always good.
June 24, 2016
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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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How to use Fitbit for Windows 10 Mobile
Track your Fitbit progress wherever, whenever with the Fitbit app for Windows 10 Mobile.
September 6, 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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Inactivity Behind Smoking as Early Death Predictor
Increases in fitness levels were associated with greater longevity
July 27, 2016
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Incorporating laughter into exercise program could provide health benefits to older adults
Incorporating laughter into a physical activity program that is focused on strength, balance and flexibility could improve older adults' mental health, aerobic endurance and confidence in their ability to exercise, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
September 15, 2016
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Increased physical activity associated with lower risk of 13 types of cancer
A new study of the relationship between physical activity and cancer has shown that greater levels of leisure-time physical activity were associated with a lower risk of developing 13 different types of cancer. the risk of developing seven cancer types was 20 percent (or more) lower among the most active participants (90th percentile of activity) as compared with the least active participants (10th percentile of activity). These findings, from researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the American Cancer Society, confirm and extend the evidence for a benefit of physical activity on cancer risk and support its role as a key component of population-wide cancer prevention and control efforts. the study, by Steven C. Moore, Ph.D., NCI, and colleagues, appeared May 16, 2016, in JAMA Internal Medicine.
May 16, 2016
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Is It Time to Try a Trainer?
You probably know that exercise lowers blood sugar and protects your health when you have diabetes. So you've made it part of your routine, whether it's a daily stroll or sweaty gym session.
May 16, 2016
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Is the Samsung Gear Fit 2 a Good Microsoft Band 2 Replacement?
Rumor is circulating that Microsoft wants to exit the hardware business completely. new details around the company's potential exit from the fitness wearable hardware market, a new Windows 10 smartphone from HP, an InFocus built Surface Hub clone, and some Surface tablet/Surface Book-like knock-offs from Lenovo show that this might is not be out of the realm of near term possibility.
September 14, 2016
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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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Jawbone says it has no plans to exit the fitness wearables business
Jawbone has issued a statement claiming that recent reports stating it is exiting its fitness wearable business are "false".
May 31, 2016
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Light physical activity during work or study has positive benefits, reveals Clemson professor
A Clemson University psychology professor has published research revealing a positive link between mood, motivation and physical activity during work and study.
July 6, 2016
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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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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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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 and vigorous activity includes brisk walking, tennis, jogging, swimming
Exercise may significantly reduce your risk for many types of cancer, including some of the most lethal forms of the disease, a large review suggests.
May 16, 2016
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Moderate and vigorous exercise have comparable effects on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
A brisk walk is just as good as a jog when it comes to fighting nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, researchers finds. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease independent of metabolic risk factors, such as diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia.
July 6, 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 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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Need to remember something? Exercise four hours later!
A new study suggests an intriguing strategy to boost memory for what you've just learned: hit the gym four hours later. the findings show that physical exercise after learning improves memory and memory traces, but only if the exercise is done in a specific time window and not immediately after learning.
June 16, 2016
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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 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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New research finds decrease in brain blood flow after stopping exercise in healthy older adults
We all know that we can quickly lose cardiovascular endurance if we stop exercising for a few weeks, but what impact does the cessation of exercise have on our brains? new research led by University of Maryland School of Public Health researchers examined cerebral blood flow in healthy, physically fit older adults (ages 50-80 years) before and after a 10-day period during which they stopped all exercise.
August 29, 2016
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New research highlights value of exercise for humans looking to keep their brains fit
The relentless desire by mice to run on cage "exercise" wheels has helped explain at a molecular level how exercise benefits a mammal's brain.
June 2, 2016
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New research provides insight into how exercise helps retain old memories
Research has found that exercise causes more new neurons to be formed in a critical brain region, and contrary to an earlier study, these new neurons do not cause the individual to forget old memories, according to research by Texas A&M College of Medicine scientists, in the Journal of Neuroscience.
August 03, 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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Older runners consume similar rate of metabolic energy as young runners, study finds
If you're an avid runner, logging dozens of miles every week and you happen to be over 65, odds are you're burning oxygen at nearly the same rate as a runner in her 20s.
May 27, 2016
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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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PeriCoach, a Pelvic Floor Exerciser for Women now Available Without Prescription
PeriCoach, the at-home Kegel exerciser powered by a smartphone app, has now been cleared by the FDA for over-the-counter sale. Just like other muscles, pelvic floor muscles may require exercise to maintain performance, and when incontinence kicks in there's no gym to to go to to train those muscles. the PeriCoach is a device that is inserted into the vagina, which wirelessly connects to your smartphone and provides real-time feedback on every muscle contraction.
July 18, 2016
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Physical exercise may be as effective as drugs for treating prostate cancer patients
At age 70, Alfred Roberts plays hockey twice a week. Nothing special, right? Except that for three years he has had advanced prostate cancer, which has spread to his bones. "I've always been active. Hockey keeps me in shape and keeps my mind off things. I've got friends that have played until age 80, and my goal is to beat them!" said the veteran stick handler.
May 24, 2016
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Playground zoning can help maximize physical activity of students during recess period
Most grade school students are likely to claim recess as their favorite period of the day; however, in many cases recess still can be sedentary with students not engaging in enough physical activity. now researchers from the University of Missouri have found that zones with specific games can improve physical activity, improving a child's chance of engaging in the recommended 60 minutes of "play per day," an effort endorsed by many health organizations as well as the National Football League.
August 08, 2016
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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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Reasons Why Microsoft Band 2 Might be Over Counting Floors
In its second iteration, the Microsoft Band includes a barometer sensor in an effort to better track elevation changes. the feature is a great idea, but as I said when I originally covered the feature, it needs some serious tweaking.
May 12, 2016
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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 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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Researchers to investigate how physical activity could help individuals with alcohol, substance use disorders
A team of researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, has received funding of £154,000 from the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme, to carry out a systematic review of research to see if and how physical activity and exercise could help those with alcohol and substance use disorders.
August 24, 2016
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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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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 adds new features to S Health to make exercise more fun
Samsung launched an update for the company's S Health app to coincide with the release of the Gear Fit 2. with this latest release, the company aims to make exercise more enjoyable and fitness goals more attainable. Having trouble getting into shape? Perhaps with Samsung adding some game-like elements to S Health, this will provide the motivation required to get going.
July 5, 2016
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Samsung announces Gear Fit 2 wearable and Gear Icon X fitness earbuds
Samsung's expands its Gear line with new wearable, earable
June 2, 2016
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Samsung Gear Fit 2 review: a great fitness wearable, but with a little extra
The fitness band world has some very entrenched incumbents, but Samsung wants to get in on the party.
June 10, 2016
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Samsung Gear Fit 2 review: Samsung gets fitness tracking right
Not without tradeoffs, but pretty darn good
July 15, 2016
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Sensoria's smart workout clothes could be literal life-savers
Plenty of wearables track your heart rate, but not many use that data to get you help in an emergency.
June 30, 2016
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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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Set up good habits or put on new spin on your workout routine.
Want to get more fit, but not sure where to start? Try a 30-day fitness challenge.
May 16, 2016
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Single drink of nutritional ketone can alter metabolism to improve performance of cyclists
A drink developed for soldiers to generate energy from ketones rather than carbs or fat allowed highly trained cyclists to add up to 400 meters of distance to their workouts, a UK-led study reports July 27 in Cell Metabolism. the supplement, which will be commercially available within the year, works by temporarily switching the primary source of cellular energy from glucose or fat to ketones–molecules derived from fat that are known to be elevated in people consuming a low-carb, Atkins-like diet.
July 27, 2016
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Smartphone exercises for a better mood
Brief, directed smartphone exercises can help quickly improve our mood.
July 28, 2016
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Social support, nutrition and exercise intervention can prevent malnutrition and frailty
A training program for the reactivation of older and frail people established by MedUni Vienna has achieved remarkable success. It was revealed that physical training and addressing nutrition-relevant aspects with the aid of non-professional volunteers at home has had positive effects on the physical condition. Particularly the "social aspect" is of great significance.
August 16, 2016
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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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Spec Comparison: Gear Fit2 vs Gear Fit
Samsung's all-new Gear Fit2 is a GPS sports band that blends fitness and fun. It enhances your workout, not only with its standalone music player, but also with its equipped GPS and heart rate monitor (HRM) that provide instant feedback on your workout progress. Check out the infographic below to see how the new Gear Fit2 has been designed to meet the fitness needs of people.
June 2, 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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Strength Training isn't Just for Adults
Kids can get started early for stronger muscles and bones.
June 16, 2016
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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 reveals gap in market for wearable technologies that monitor sedentary behavior
Wearable technology to monitor the time you spend being sedentary could encourage changes in behavior that helps improve health, research reveals. Sedentary behavior monitoring is under-represented in the wearable tech market, a new study has found.
September 1, 2016
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Study shows travelling can be big source of exercise for Londoners
Study in the Journal of Transport & Health shows travelling is an important source of exercise for Londoners and identifies factors that encourage activity
June 29, 2016
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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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Sweat proof. Heart rate monitor. Full wireless. Meet Jabra's Elite Sport earbuds
Several wireless earbud headphones have trickled into the market in recent months, including the Motorola VerveOnes, Samsung Galaxy Gear IconX, Erato Apollo 7, Earin and Here One.
September 1, 2016
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Swimming can be effective option for treating patients with fibromyalgia pain
A study performed by researchers at the Federal University of S⭠Paulo (UNIFESP) shows swimming is as effective as walking to relieve pain and improve quality of life for patients with fibromyalgia.
August 19, 2016
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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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The best Weight Loss Plan for Busy Parents
Your alarm goes off at 6 a.m. -- just enough time to get yourself and your kids out the door. you log 8 hours at work (including 5 minutes to scarf down your lunch), then you rush to get kids to practice and make sure homework's done.
July 25, 2016
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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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This is Gear Fit2, Samsung's $179 bid to out-feature other fitness wearables
Built-in GPS. 4GB of music storage. Android notifications. and a pretty curved display. the Gear Fit2 packs a lot of razzle-dazzle for $179.
June 2, 2016
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TomTom's got three new fitness trackers for IFA
If you used to make in-car navigation devices, odds are pretty good you make wearables now. That's just the way things are. now that everyone has turn-by-turn driving directions on their phone, those kinds of standalone mapping products have really lost their luster.
September 1, 2016
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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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UBC study reveals many parents less confident about increasing children's activity levels
If Canadian parents are going to get their kids to exercise more, they need more than just public awareness campaigns.
September 12, 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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Vigorous and moderate exercise have same effect on patients with NAFLD
A new study shows a brisk walk is just as good as a jog when it comes to reducing liver fatty content, important news for the more than 3 million people diagnosed each year in the U.S. with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
July 6, 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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Wearable sensor system could help detect lactate levels in perspiration
It may be clammy and inconvenient, but human sweat has at least one positive characteristic - it can give insight to what's happening inside your body. a new study published in the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology aims to take advantage of sweat's trove of medical information through the development of a sustainable, wearable sensor to detect lactate levels in your perspiration.
July 28, 2016
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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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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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Why is It So Hard to Exercise?
Anyone can have a hard time making exercise part of their routine. But throw kids into the mix, and it can almost feel impossible.
July 7, 2016
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Xiaomi unveils Mi Band 2 fitness tracker -- here's what you need to know
Xiaomi may be best known for its smartphones, but the company is also a major player in the wearables market. In the first quarter of the year it actually took second place, following the renowned Fitbit, thanks to shipments of 2.6 million units.
June 2, 2016
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