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Fitness Trackers Bad With Heart Rates

It’s comforting to imagine that your fitness tracker has your heart rate covered, but research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic suggests that fitness tracker wearers should take some heart rate monitors with a grain of salt, or perhaps with something else that won’t raise blood pressure. A Cleveland Clinic news […]

Attitude Fitness

Is Your Health App Too Friendly?

Sure, interactive health apps are good for your health, and back and forth communication between wearer and device has been shown to increase likelihood that the wearer will actually follow through with a recommended exercise. That’s the good news. The bad news, from researchers at Penn State and the University […]

Fitness Women's Health

Do Women Sweat More Than Men?

Who really sweats more, men or women? A new study by researchers at the University of Wollongong in Australia suggests that the answer is “neither.” Gender doesn’t matter. Size does. Science Daily reports on the study, which looked at skin blood flow and sweating responses in 36 men and 24 […]

Fitness Health

Testosterone Builds Bone, May Up Heart Risk

Men got the good news about testosterone treatment last year, when researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School reported that testosterone treatment improved sexual function and mood. Now comes another report from the same study, suggesting that testosterone treatment improves bone density and strength, but warning that it seemed […]

Attitude Fitness

Sugar Mouth Rinse Boosts Performance

Five percent. That’s the improvement in time for athletes who swished their mouths with sucrose compared with those who swished with water, and ran 7.9 mile race. Yes it’s strange, but just swishing our mouths with a rinse that contains a little sugar appears to boost athletic performance. A University […]