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IBM's Watson Will Give You Personalised Health Advice Based On Your DNA

IBM wants its supercomputer Watson to help you get healthy — by analysing your genes. A startup called Pathway Genomics is teaming up with IBM to create a fitness and diet tracking app that uses DNA sequencing and Watson’s intelligence to give custom health recommendations.


I Rode A Bike On Water, And It Was Incredible

Walking on water? Pssh. I rode a bike on water. And it was glorious.


The Jawbone Up Move Is A Tiny, Clip-On Pendant For Basic Tracking

Let’s not split hairs: fitness trackers can be pretty expensive. You’re looking at anywhere between $100-$200 for a decent fitness tracking band for your wrist or to clip onto your pants, for example. So, in a bid to lower the cost of entry into the fitness tracking space, Jawbone has decided to create a cute little fitness pendant called the Up Move for just $69.


Giz Explains: What Are Artificial Sweeteners Really Doing To Our Bodies?

They’re what stimulate your sweet tooth without adding girth to your waistline; they give diet colas and sugar-free snacks a saccharine kick without the consequences. At least that’s the idea. But these sweeteners have been the subject of hoaxes and misinformation for years, slowly discrediting their wondrous health claims. Can you really, as Dr Susan Swithers of Purdue University quips, “have your fake cake and eat it, too?”


Microsoft Band Launch Delayed In Australia

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise at this point that when something cool happens in tech, it’s almost guaranteed to happen first in America. True to form, the funky-looking Microsoft Band isn’t coming to Australia just yet.


Fitmodo: The Non-Physical Benefits Of Exercise

Exercise is good for you, duh. Perhaps less obvious is all the ways physical exercise is also good for your brain — how it improves memory, creativity, mood and more. So even if you aren’t looking to brag about marathon times or show off the body of a Greek god, you still have plenty of reasons to get off your butt.


The Science Of Losing Belly Fat

A quick internet search will yield countless claims of ways to remove the unwanted fat from around your mid-section. From over-hyped diet pills promising to reduce levels of cortisol to cutting-edge workouts. The truth is that there is no scientifically proven diet pill or exercise that will specifically target your stomach’s fat vs the fat providing a nice bone blanket for other parts of your body.


Report: Soon You Won't Be Able To Buy A Fitbit In The Apple Store

Apple plans to stop selling Fitbit devices in its stores, according to a report from Re/Code. This makes sense, since Apple is getting into the wearable health tracking market with HealthKit and its Apple Watch, and Fitbit already said it is not going to integrate with HealthKit.


Fitbit's New 'Charge' Could Track Your Heart And Get Phone Notifications

It’s been over half a year since Fitbit recalled all of its latest Force wristbands, but it finally looks like a replacement is right around the corner. Of course, Fitbit isn’t just releasing a new version of the Force. New FCC and patent filings suggest that the new Fitbit is something new and better.


Fitmodo: Export Your Data To Get More From Your Fitness Tracker

You don’t have to settle for the charts and reports produced by your fitness tracker’s own software — export the data elsewhere and you can use it in a variety of different ways. It’s not difficult to do and it could help renew your enthusiasm for working towards a healthier lifestyle.


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