Sara Chodosh
at 11:28 AM Feb 1 2017
Fitness // 

The Nima device with a capsule inserted at the top, alongside a view from the app showing a crowd-sourced map

Brent Rose
at 08:57 AM Oct 5 2016
Fitness // 

Today, Google announced a plethora of new hardware. Just now, at the event, I got to spend a little bit of hands-on time with the Pixel Phones, Google Home, and the Daydream VR viewer.

G. Clay Whittaker
at 11:39 AM Sep 23 2016
Fitness // 

If you're thinking a fitness tracker is going to help you lose weight, research says the tracker may actually impede your total potential for weight loss, assuming you're committed to making the changes already.

Alexandra Ossola
at 16:23 PM Feb 8 2016
Fitness // 

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a controversial report about pregnancy and alcohol use. “More than 3 million US women are at risk of exposing their developing baby to alcohol because they are drinking, having sex, and not using birth control to prevent pregnancy,” the CDC web site reads. And while their recommendations in part are directed to women who are trying to get pregnant, 75 percent of which reportedly continue to drink, it's the implication for women who might accidentally get pregnant that is igniting fury online.

Alexandra Ossola
at 09:37 AM Feb 5 2016
Fitness // 

It's hard to keep friends around when you reek, so most of us wear antiperspirant or deodorant to suppress that offensive natural musk. But those personal care products are changing the populations of bacteria that live in our armpits, according to a new study published this week in the journal PeerJ.

Alexandra Ossola
at 08:37 AM Jan 28 2016
Fitness // 

You might not know it, but your sweat is pretty valuable. The varying chemical concentrations in sweat reveal your blood sugar level, whether you're dehydrated, or if your blood is not pumping fast enough to a particular tissue. Now a team of researchers led by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley has developed a Fitbit-like device that can detect and track the molecular components of sweat, according to a study published today in Nature. Devices like these could help doctors and fitness aficionados track multiple variables of athletes' health, and could someday provide a non-invasive test for medical professionals working to diagnose disease.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 15:48 PM Jan 13 2016
Fitness // 

Ah, the first few weeks of January. It's that magical time when the gyms are still packed and you haven't gotten completely sick of wearing that fitness tracker you got over the holidays. But some day soon, when it is cold and wet and rainy, and you don't want to go to the gym, you might find yourself devising ways to game the system, ways that you can run past those infernal digital goalposts without actually breaking a sweat.

 
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