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Humans may have big, bulbous brains, but when it comes to pure muscle power, we're often considered the weakest of the great apes. Even chimpanzees, who are significantly smaller than us, exhibit levels of strength that are practically super-human by our standards. New research shows the degree to which our primate cousins are stronger than us — and why their tiny bodies pack such an impressive punch.

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You've got data pouring in from your connected fitness tracker, your smartphone, your smartwatch, the smart scales in your bathroom and the dieting app you use to log your meals — so how do you get all of this information in one place? It isn't easy, but here are a few pointers to help.

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For years, we've been told that strapping a fitness tracker to your wrist is a great way to track your physical activity and fitness level. But researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have come up with a non-invasive, non-wearable way to do the same thing — and more accurately — using invisible wireless signals.

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If your New Year's Resolution is to hit the gym, you might find sticking to it a little tricky.

A recent study conducted with obese mice is now revealing clues as to exactly why our enthusiasm wanes - and it may not be the extra weight we are carrying.

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250 young people aged 18 to 35 recently completed the the world's first "TXT2BFiT" intervention, a program where they received calls, texts and emails in an effort to work out which was the most encouraging.

The research, developed at the Charles Perkins Centre in Sydney, showed that a call or text to get moving and eat healthy was far more beneficial than a reminder from an app.

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You can probably think of countless reasons why you don't want to take your dog for a walk. It's too cold, you're tired, your arch nemesis lives around the corner — the list goes on and on. But with this double-duty exercise bike and treadmill, you can give your pup a good run without ever stepping outside.

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Polar's new M600 is a full-on Android Wear smartwatch. While there are already plenty of smartwatches that incorporate heart rate tracking, Polar's technology, which uses six LEDs and a custom-developed algorithm, has always been deemed one of the most accurate. So if you're an avid runner who can't be separated from their email inbox, the M600 might be the fitness-focused smartwatch you've been looking for.