Fitness

Fitness

Walking the dog = not a bad workout

Can a dog actually help your fitness? According to a couple new studies, the answer is yes, but not nearly as enthusiastically as man’s best friend was probably hoping. First of all, here is a terrible statistic: Barely over 60 percent of dog owners actually walk their dogs. That is[…]

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Should You Gamify Your Workout?

Working out can be fun, but it’s not a guarantee. So a new study was conducted to find out if turning exercise into a game would improve performance and results. And the answer seems to be yes, if the game is fun. The researchers designed a social game called MapTrek.[…]

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The Secret of a Good Group Workout

A lot of us want to work out. We really do. But one thing some of us don’t want is to workout with other people. We have our reasons. But what if there was a way to actually do a group workout and enjoy it? This article tries to convince[…]

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The Wonders of a Two-Minute Walk

30 minutes a day. Five days a week. No excuses. Too intimidating? Some people view that level of recommended fitness commitment, and they know that they don’t have time (or they have other creative excuses) – so they basically do nothing. But a new study finds that there is something[…]

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Your Posture May be Making You Sad

Your mother may have been more right than you know — some new studies have found some evidence that slouching may be problematic, not just in how you look — but also how you feel. Many of us are stuck hunched over at a desk nowadays, or we’re on the[…]

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Another Study Gives High Marks to High-Intensity

We love intensity here, and we believe that short, intense sessions can be just as good as long bouts of regular exercise. And another study agrees with us. Researchers combed through data of nearly 5,000 Americans who had been given activity trackers for a week. They looked at what kind[…]

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