Posts Tagged 'exercise'

Fitbug Orb Activity Tracker: The Affordable Workout Tracker (with a Catch)

There are plenty of activity trackers around to get the job done to track physical activity, and most of them aren’t cheap. For the more budget-conscious, there’s the newly released Fitbug Orb, which looks like it could be a good option.

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Varibike: Trains Your Arms as Much as Your Legs

Cycling has always been a good way to exercise, but the Varibike aims to make it even better, by working out a larger number of muscle groups simultaneously.

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The Benefits of Backward Running

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Backward running will never be mistaken for the natural way of running, but there are some indications that backward running enables people to avoid or recover from common injuries, burn extra calories and sharpen balance while mixing up their daily routine.

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Physical Activity & Life Expectancy Quantified in Study

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Previous studies have shown the link between physical activity and a lower risk of premature mortality, however the number of years of life expectancy gained among persons with different activity levels has remained unclear. In this new study, scientists have quantified it.

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Practicing Meditation or Exercising Will Make You Sick Less Often

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In order to avoid getting a cold, people can try to meditate or exercise. A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that adults who practiced mindful meditation or moderately intense exercise for eight weeks suffered less from season ailments during the following winter than those who didn’t do either.

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Canadian Researchers State that a 20-Minute Twice Weekly Workout Keeps You Healthy

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While many people struggle working out a couple of times a week, researchers from McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, have come up with the exact number to get yourself healthy and stay that way. They basically wanted to find out with how little you could get away with, and still improve your health significantly.

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Massages Change Gene Expression and Reduce Inflammation

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After strenuous physical activity, it’s been shown that massages make you feel better. Massage therapy is used during physical rehabilitation of skeletal muscles to aid in pain management and promote recovery from injury. However, a new study in Science indicates that getting a massage doesn’t just feel good, it will actually bolster chemical signals to reduce inflammation and promoting the repair of muscle cells.

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