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The Creepiest App of the Week Award Goes to Gymder, the ‘Instagram/Tinder for Athletes’

Let’s make a statement: Gyms are not appropriate places to find dates. Read More >>

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Science Shows Eating Carbs During A Workout Is Best For Recovery

Queensland University researchers have found that eating carbohydrates during intense exercise can help your body recover, and keeps your immune system in peak condition. Read More >>

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How To Get All Your Fitness Tracking Data in One Place

You’ve got data pouring in from your connected fitness tracker, your smartphone, your smartwatch, the smart scales in your bathroom and the dieting app you use to log your meals—so how do you get all of this information in one place? It isn’t easy, but here are a few pointers to help. Read More >>

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Fisher-Price Will Battle Childhood Obesity With an Exercise Bike Tablet Holder

Your tablet-obsessed child spending hours on the couch poking at a touchscreen probably isn’t doing their waistline any favours. But instead of wrestling an iPad out of their hands, Fisher-Price wants to help battle childhood obesity with a tablet holder that’s essentially an exercise bike for kids. Read More >>

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The Fitness Tracker Fad Appears to Be Dying

It looks like the fitness tracker fad may finally be coming to an end. After years of being the dominant health-tracking gadget, Fitbit is bracing for major headwinds as it marches into the Christmas season. Read More >>

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How I Became a Faster Runner

As soon as I was able to run, I wanted to run faster. It’s been a journey with a lot of ups and downs, but it really is possible to start as a slow runner and, well, become a lot less slow. I’m no Olympian, but I’m fast enough to occasionally win age group medals at local races. Here’s my story. Read More >>

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Polar’s New Fitness Tracker is a Full-on Android Smartwatch

We were disappointed when Polar sacrificed the GPS capabilities of the M400 smart sports watch so that its A300, revealed in early 2015, could hit the market with a cheaper price tag. But affordability is apparently no longer as important to the company as features, because Polar’s new M600 is a full-on Android Wear smartwatch. Read More >>

health
Mud Runners Celebrate Achievement With Mass Vomiting and Diarrhoea

Those smug people posting photos of themselves all covered in mud on Facebook after running about outside for a bit aren't feeling so good about the achievement today, as dozens of people who took part in the X-runner mud run in Nottingham last weekend are still puking and pooing themselves empty after catching something nasty from the stagnant water. Read More >>

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7 Fitbit Features You Need to Unlock

Fitbits are a great way to track your activity and encourage yourself to get off the sofa. Now, popular web service IFTTT (If This Then That) is getting in on the action. Here’s how you can use IFTTT to plug fitness data from any Fitbit into a host of other services and apps. Read More >>

health
Withings’ Connected Scale Now Tracks the Health of Your Heart Too

A record of your progress is a fantastic motivator when you’re trying to lose weight, which is probably why a connected scale from Withings has been popular enough to warrant a fourth iteration already. But the latest version, now called the Body Cardio, adds an additional metric for measuring the health of your heart as well. Read More >>

science
This Tiny Patch Keeps Track of Your Heart and Body Chemistry at Once

This little device could one day replace heart rate monitors. The researchers behind it claim that it’s the first flexible wearable device able to measure both electrical heart signals and biochemical markers while you work out. Read More >>

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This Guy’s Middle Fingers are Deadly Weapons

If you’re like me, pull-ups are an impossible dream. That is the not the case for Jamshid Turaev. Last month, the Uzbek fitness enthusiast set a world record for pull-ups using just two middle fingers. Read More >>

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You Might Throw Up After Taking the World’s First IMAX Spin Class

The one thing you can’t buy to help you with your fitness routine is motivation. But IMAX thinks it can get your butt off the sofa with a new cycling class that takes place in front of one its massive and immersive movie screens. Read More >>

health
Standing Desks Are ‘Fashionable’ Without Any Real Benefits, Says Research

Standing desks are the latest way to trade comfort for the moral high ground, and their health benefits have always been dubious at best. Following an analysis of studies into their benefits, researchers have come up with a loud, resounding “meh”. Read More >>

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How to Make Your Fitbit Even More Accurate

No matter how much you wear your Fitbit fitness tracker, it won’t do you much good if it’s not counting steps correctly. Thankfully, we know a few ways to make your Fitbit even more accurate, so you never have to worry about the quality of the data it’s collecting. Read More >>