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Hypoxi Australia Tested: Losing Weight As A Sweaty Vacunaut

I’ve lived something of a double life over the last 4 or so weeks. By all appearances, I’ve ducked out to the gym at lunch as I sometimes do. But that’s not entirely true. I’ve actually been hitting the treadmill wearing a semi-airtight wetsuit attached to a series of tubes forcing positive and negative air pressure around my stomach and love handles. This is Hypoxi weight loss and it actually works. This is my sweaty story.


Swimming From Alcatraz To Shore With A GoPro On My Head

On July 20, I rode in a cab from my apartment to San Francisco’s Aquatic Park; struggled into a wetsuit; took a ferry to Alcatraz; jumped off the boat into the Bay; and swam the 2.4km back to shore. I also wore a GoPro on my head for good measure. Here’s what it was like.


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!


Good News! Sitting Won't Kill You After All

Sitting is undeniably one of the comfiest ways to arrange your body. Almost as good as lounging, really, and just short of “dangling worry-free from hammock”. But it has acquired a very bad rap over the past few years. A bad rap it doesn’t quite deserve.


Which Fitness Band Should You Buy?

Over the past few years, fitness bands have come to completely dominate the “wearable computing” market. Unlike smart watches, which don’t really seem to know what they’re for, fitness bands have been honed to a singular purpose: improving the wearer’s health. There are currently scores of different fitness bands on the market, ranging from trendy pedometers to complete life coaches on-a-wrist. We take a look at some of the most popular options on the market.


Sony SmartBand SW10 Review: Swings For The Fences, Misses By A Mile

In the great pantheon of activity trackers (and it’s quite a crowded pantheon at this point), there are those that focus on style, those that focus on metrics, and those that focus on bells and whistles. And then there’s Sony’s new SmartBand SW10, whose modest ambition is simply to track every little thing you do ever. It’s a game that cannot — and should not — be won.


How Much Physical Activity Do You Really Need?

Physical activity has recently come to be seen as one of the best forms of medicine available. Studies have shown that simply getting on your feet can ward off all manner of ill health, from cancers to cardiovascular diseases. But how much do you need to do to reap the benefits?


Adidas Climachill Shirt: Australian Review

The worst part of running isn’t actually the running: it’s sweating like a pig and overheating to the point of throwing up. Adidas has developed a shirt it thinks can help you out, and we’ve been outside for a change to give it a test.


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.


Why Doesn't The Heart Get Tired Like Other Muscles?

Anywhere from 60 to 100 times every minute of every day of every year of your (hopefully) long life, your heart beats. Unlike the other muscles in your body, however, your heart almost never gets tired… until it stops for good. Here’s why.