exercise

Runtastic Orbit Hands-On: A Fitness Tracker With A Few New Tricks

Since it seems like every company and its mother-company has a fitness tracker these days, it’s refreshing when we see one that actually brings something unique to the table. Runtastic (the company behind my current favourite running app) has a new tracker called the Orbit. It’s different!


11 Machines That Exercise For You, From The Victorian Era To Today

Time was, humans didn’t have to worry much about getting exercise. When we had to kill, gather, grow, or herd our own food, working out happened naturally. Of course, as soon as we figured out how to avoid those laborious chores, we did. Not long after, we had to come up with new ways of staying in shape; hence, exercise.


An Insanely Detailed Map Of Where People Bike And Run Around The World

Earlier this year, Nathan Yau visualised some of the world’s most popular running routes, but with a fairly limited data set. But the information logged to Strava provides a wildly detailed map of people’s workouts across the entire planet — and now you can explore it to your heart’s content.


What's Your Favourite Piece Of Fitness Technology?

Often, we only think of the technology that makes our lives more productive or entertaining. But what about the stuff that allows us to have the most fun outdoors?


Running Shoe Technology Won't Reduce Your Risk Of Injury

When it comes to running, it seems technology won’t help save you. A new study shows that whatever the technical features of the shoes you wear, you’re still at the same risk of injury.


Garmin Forerunner 220 Review: Solid Running Watch With A Pretty Face

Garmin has been at this running-watch thing for a while. Most recently, the Forerunner 10 was the company’s best attempt at a simple, easy-to-read watch, but, for all that, it still wasn’t as simple to use as it ought to have been. Enter the Forerunner 220. It’s the 10′s younger, smarter, better-looking, more sophisticated brother, and it’s well worth some wrist space.


Fitmodo: How To Climb Higher Than Mt Everest Without Leaving The City

Who knew such extraordinary altitudes could be found, hidden inside the towers of Manhattan’s Flatiron District? But, behind the nondescript door of a fifth floor office on 21st St, heights as great as the Himalayas are waiting to be scaled. Gizmodo took a deep breath and visited the atmospheric wizardry of Hypoxico, makers of high-altitude training facilities for professional sports teams and the world’s top endurance athletes.


Fitmodo: The Science Of Fat

If you’re anything like over 60 per cent of Australians, you have a few kilos of fat you could stand to lose. If you saw what a pound of body fat actually looks like, you might be double-motivated. Yet there are a lot of misconceptions about fat — some of which could inform mistakes in our weight-loss endeavours. Let’s see if we can’t cut through some of the misinformation with a little bit of knowledge.


The World's Most Popular Running Routes, Visualised

With the explosion of exercise apps and fitness trackers, more people than ever are recording the routes they run during their workouts. Now, Nathan Yau from Flowing Data has mined some of that data to visualise some of the world’s most popular paths.


Fitmodo: How To Get Yourself Into Surf-Ready Shape

It’s summer. You decide to go somewhere where you can finally try surfing. You book tickets; you line up lessons. Boxes: checked. You show up, and your first lesson goes really well! You stand up a few times, and you actually ride a few waves! You’re hooked, and you can’t wait to surf again tomorrow. Just one small problem: You wake up in the morning and you can’t lift your arms above your head.


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