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This Guy's Middle Fingers Are Deadly Weapons

Video: If you’re like me, pull-ups are an impossible dream. That is the not the case for Jamshid Turaev. Last month, the Uzbek fitness enthusiast set a world record for pull-ups using just two index fingers.


You Might Throw Up After Taking The World's First IMAX Spin Class

The one thing you can’t buy at Lululemon to help you with your fitness routine is motivation. But IMAX thinks it can get your butt off the couch with a new cycling class that takes place in front of one its massive and immersive movie screens.


Australian Research Confirms Tracking Your Steps Gets You Moving More

South Australian researchers have confirmed that by taking an additional 3,500 steps and spending an extra 45 minutes on the move each week can reduce weight and lead to better wellbeing and long-term health, and one of the easiest ways to do that is with the aid of technology.

Researchers have drilled into the results of “Stepathon” — an online exercise program popular in workplaces — showcasing the potential of using technology to reach millions of people to help reduce heart disease, diabetes and obesity rates around the world.


Standing Desks Are 'Fashionable' Without Any Real Benefits, Says Research

Standing desks are the latest way to trade comfort for the moral high ground, and their health benefits have always been dubious at best. Following an analysis of studies into their benefits, researchers have come up with a loud, resounding “meh”.


Fitness Wearables Are Mainstream, But Smartwatches Are Still For Tech Snobs

More than 2 million Australians over the age of 16 use a wearable device, a trend driven by the enthusiastic adoption of health and fitness apps — and health-orientated lifestyle choices.

A study by Telsyte predicts by 2020 around a third of the population could be wearing a smart wearable device on their wrists.


How To Make Your Fitbit Even More Accurate

No matter how much you wear your Fitbit fitness tracker, it won’t do you much good if it’s not counting steps correctly. Thankfully, we know a few ways to make your Fitbit even more accurate, so you never have to worry about the quality of the data it’s collecting.


Sony's Smartband 2 'Lifelogger' Is Now Available In Australia

Sony has today announced what it describes as more than a fitness tracker, the Smartband 2 is a “lifelogger”.

The device provides “full-scale insights about your fitness, well-being and stress levels,” according to Sony — and it is available as of today. here is an overview of what it can do:


Fitmodo: Fitbit Alta Launched, Over-The Counter Heroin Antidote And 3D Printing Health Risks

Welcome to Fitmodo, your regular weekly round up of the news you need to know to keep your earthly form in top shape — from fitness advice to breakthroughs in medical research.

This week: The Fitbit Alta hits stores, your 3D printer could be putting your health at risk, the real reason why your workout isn’t helping you shift any more kilos.


The Very Fancy Fitbit Alta Is Available From Today

The Fitbit Alta is here, and promises to be the slim, sleek fashion-forward fitness wearable of our dreams. Here’s all the details.


NASA's Aerogel Insulation Makes Its Way To Activewear

Being 90 per cent air, aerogel is an extremely lightweight. It is also the lowest-weight thermal conductor on the planet, making it ideal for space suits, the innards of Space Shuttle tiles and the Mars Rover. Now aerogel insulation will be available in a range of jackets, gloves, beanies and pants thanks to performance apparel company Oros.


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