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Fitmodo: Food Tracking And The Basic Maths Of Losing Weight

Shaping up for summer? Here are some fundamental tips to inform and inspire you. If you can track it, you can improve it.


Fitmodo: 10 Tips To Get Fit For Summer

It’s summer. You have time off work. Now is the perfect time to reignite your fitness goals. Here are 10 helpful tips to get started and fend off the Christmas bulge.


Fitmodo: Can You Get Fit Playing A Console? Challenge Accepted!

The Australian Challenge: Today marks the midway point of Chris and Mark’s month-long Shape Up challenge. In today’s episode, the boys share their initial thoughts about the core game mechanics and how it “shapes up” as a fitness application.


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.