Activity tracking devices are just like real estate: what matters is location, location, location. If you own—or plan to own—a Fuelband, Fitbit, Metria, BioHarness, UP or other fitness tracking gizmo, you should consider whether the device straps to your wrist, clips to your belt, or is embedded in your shoe. Otherwise you may rack […]
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Nike unveiled a new basketball shoe, the LeBron X, during the London Olympics. The Nike+ model will lighten your wallet by $315, while the basic version will set you back $180, according to the Wall Street Journal and the (unofficial) Nike blog. [Sept 14 update: Nike has now reported the price is $270] The shoes […]
The brilliant folks at Misfit Wearables have created a fun infographic that mashes up the calorie burn of various activities (in kcal/hour for a 155 lb person) with the ‘startup cost’ of the activity (running = $80 pair of shoes). The data and sources aren’t exact science, and you have to expend a few brain […]
When it comes to nutrition and sports performance, it can be hard to know what works and what doesn’t. Research studies are critically important to dissect out such issues as how best to hydrate, how to delay fatigue, and the role of genetics in eating for peak performance. But what really matters is what happens […]
Guest post by Jill MacNeice I have always been a bit neurotic about my teeth. Perhaps because my mother, who was cursed with weak teeth, put the fear in me that my choppers would drop out of my head, just like that, if I didn’t brush regularly. Or, perhaps it was my childhood dentist, who […]
Self-tracking is rapidly moving mainstream. As if to underscore this point, as I was flying to Las Vegas to deliver this presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition, I reached into the seat pocket in front of me and pulled out the ubiquitous SkyMall magazine. The cover featured […]
It happens almost every time a scientific study is published that shows a new substance appears to have a benefit similar to exercise. Some journalists seem unable to resist mention of an “exercise pill.” Most recently, an article in the journal Nature titled, “A PCG1-a-dependent myokine that drives brown-fat-like development of white fat and thermogenesis,” […]
in•no•va•tion [in-uh-vey-shuh n] Noun 1. something new or different introduced. 2. the act of innovating; introduction of new things or methods. When it comes to healthcare and federal agencies, “innovation” is probably not the first word that pops into your head. But that may be rapidly changing, thanks to the Care Innovations Summit. The Summit […]