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The NordicTrack S22i powered by iFit is a truly remarkable interactive fitness machine that transports you to locations all over the world. See the sights, feel the incline, and be inspired by trainers - no matter your level of athletic ability.

Tuesday, 12 October 2021 17:06

Fitbit's Will Smith workouts arrive

When Fitbit announced its association with Will Smith, exclusive content was promised for Fitbit Premium, starting in late September. The first routines are now here.

Published in Home Tech

For some, the 19 in COVID-19 refers to the number of kilograms they’ve gained under months of lockdowns. Australian fitness expert and cancer survivor Matt Fox has teamed up with Huawei to share top home workouts that help people keep active during stay-at-home orders.

Published in Health

With Apple having really ramped up its fitness prowess through Fitness+, with even more features coming to iOS 15, Peloton is responding with announcements of its own, launching its Peloton App in Australia with a 90-day free trial.

Published in Home Tech

Huawei Consumer Business Group has announced the newest member of its Band series fitness tracker, with huge increases in screen-to-body ratio, battery life, and health and fitness monitoring - all in 18 grams.

Published in Home Tech
Friday, 05 February 2021 15:17

Take care after VR exercise: UniSA researchers

Researchers at the University of South Australia (UniSA) warn that the side-effects of virtual reality exercise can last for around an hour.

Published in Home Tech

A new app created to "help people meet activity buddies" may be the answer to solving the "boredom" problem that stops people from exercising.

Published in Apps

Are you listening? Jaybird has partnered with Spotify so its updated Jaybird App sends you running in the right musical direction.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 11:23

Is ClassPass your passport to exercise?

The ClassPass app-based floating gym membership has spread to Australia.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 25 April 2014 12:46

Review: Jawbone UP 24

Is it useful as an exercise regime tool, or simply the latest Executive jewellery?  We give the Jawbone UP 24 a run for its money.

Saturday, 24 July 2010 23:31

Couch potatoes die sooner

A study of over 120,000 U.S. adults by the American Cancer Society has shown that the more you sit around, the shorter your average life span. So, you better get up and do something.


Published in Health
According to four new studies published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, the regular performance of physical exercise throughout one’s life helps to improve overall health as we get older, along with making our brains and bodies work better.

Published in Health
A recent U.S. study performed on people 45 to 55 years of age found that high levels of physical activity, whether in a health club or at home, leaves middle-aged men and women at increased risk from arthritis, especially in their knees.

Published in Health
A study by an Australian health care insurer and a health/medical research organization called "Stand Up Australia" found that most of the average workday is filled with sitting. Such a fixed, unmoving position is a contributor to poor health, and these companies want people to “Stand Up.”

Published in Health
Friday, 17 April 2009 19:09

Musical instruments improve brain

A U.S.-German study has shown that the structure of the brain changes when children work hard at developing musical skills. Maybe the old saying still applies: "Practice makes perfect."

Published in Biology
Wednesday, 05 November 2008 19:06

Athletes exercise even at rest

Yale University researchers discover that the muscles of endurance athletes are still working at converting sugars and fats into energy even after the exercise routine is over with and they are at rest. The benefits of improved muscle function with at least four hours of running each week could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Published in Health
An American study has shown that Old Order Amish adults--who have a gene that gives them a higher risk to be obese--reduce that tendency to gain alot of pounds by doing one thing. Can you guess what it is?

Published in Health
Wednesday, 03 September 2008 17:53

Take the stairs to live longer and healthier

A small Swiss study has preliminarily found that using the stairs, rather than elevators (lifts) and escalators, reduces the risk of dying prematurely from any medical condition by 15%.

Published in Health
A Stanford University study shows that runners have fewer disabilities and live longer than non-runners. Aerobic exercise (such as running, swimming, walking, and bicycling) was found to be very important at reducing disabilities as we age and minimizing the risk of death at an early age.

Published in Health
After strenuous exercise, muscles recover faster and grow faster when large amounts of caffeine, such as in coffee, are consumed, as long as carbohydrates are also ingested, according to an Australian research study.

Published in Health
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