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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.


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?”


Finally, A Sleep Tracker You Don't Have To Wear

There can be many reasons why you’re not getting a good night’s sleep, and a sleep tracker can help ensure it’s not your bedroom to blame. But who wants to head to bed with a device strapped to your wrist, or hiding under your pillow? ResMed’s new S+ sits out of the way on your bedside table, but is still able to keep tabs on how restful your evening was, and make suggestions on how to better your sleep.


Garmin Forerunner 920XT: The Best Triathlon Watch Gets Even Better

Since early 2012, the Garmin Forerunner 910XT has been the best triathlon watch, period. Others have tried to step up, but to this date nothing has equalled its wealth of features. And now it seems Garmin has raised the bar for itself. The new Forerunner 920XT is everything the 910 was, and much more.


Apple's HealthKit Now Sends Medical Data Right To Your Health Records

iHealth was the first company to sell a medical device through Apple, so it’s only natural it’s also the first to fully integrate its products with Apple’s HealthKit. That means all the data iHealth’s connected monitors and trackers collect not only gets sent straight to the app, it’s also automagically logged in your electronic health record.


Polar's New Activity-Tracking GPS Watch Manages To Look Good Too

Polar has made plenty of GPS exercise watches, an activity tracker, and even a GPS watch-slash-activity tracker, but this is the first time the company has made a wearable device that looks good and won’t break the bank. At $US200, we could actually see the Polar M400 ending up on some wrists.


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