Posts tagged “Fitness technology”

It’s official; video games are good for your health

>So say the latest studies presented at the recent 55th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). One of the studies examined energy expenditure for active video games compared to sedentary games to see just how much more exercise children receive when playing systems like ...

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Portable Computer Devices Can Get People Exercising

Specially programmed personal digital assistants (PDAs) can help encourage middle-aged and older Americans to increase their physical activity levels, a Stanford University study says. The 37 study participants were randomly assigned to receive either traditional physical activity information handouts or a PDA loaded with a program that asked questions designed to ...

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Nike+iPod in action

> short video showing how the Nike and iPod system workinsight from Ray Algar

Exercise machines to shape our lives – Intelligent Life magazine

Below is an excerpt from an article I wrote for Intelligent Life magazine (an Economist group publication): ------------------- The irony, in this brave new world of the Human Genome project and space tourism, is that more of us will die from `lifestyle` diseases than any other cause of death.It is by far ...

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Fitness Equipment – Thinking Small

This piece of equipment (Cross Trainer) from Cybex caught my eye because it demonstrates innovative thinking. Problem: How do we develop a commercial-grade cross trainer with a smaller footprint? Here's the answer.