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Fitness, Health & Sports News2016-10-12T08:42:21-06:00

Tension Toner for Resistance Training that is Far from Futile

  The term, "resistance training" is sometimes very confusing. It has been interpreted and applies to everything from pure weight training, which uses gravity as the primary resistance to band-based machines that mimic weight training without the weight load. To make the idea of resistance training as easy as possible, think of it as nothing more than gradual strength training that incorporates a full range of motion without specifically targeting any one muscle. To do it right, you need a tool that targets the grey area between weight training and resistance machines. That's where you can find Tension Toner, [...]

Avoid Pollution and Breathe Easier with a TZOA Wearable

  We are the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. Finding clean air is not always easy and pollutants can come from anywhere, lowering air quality even within our own homes. TZOA is here to help. TZOA is a wearable air quality monitor that uses an internal optical laser and an array of five different sensors to measure particulates in the environment. The information it collects is sent by Bluetooth to a paired smartphone application that tracks air quality in real time. The application provides a visual indication of the air quality, maintains [...]

Kapau Changes Beach Tennis with Free-Style Play

  Beach tennis is growing fast and with the popularity of the activity, new variations are being served up. Kapau is one example, a beach tennis game for people who prefer a fast and casual volley game. Kapau is played between two people at a distance in any area with wide-open spaces, like a beach or park. The Kapau racket looks like a short tennis racket, or maybe a racquetball racket, and is constructed with a carbon fiber frame, pro strings and an ergonomical grip making it light and durable for outdoor play. The Kapau ball is unique to [...]

The Scientific Moodmetric is Not Your Parent’s Mood Ring

  At the risk of dating myself, I will confess, I had a Mood Ring when I was very young that used body heat to indicate an emotional state. In every way the Mood Ring was a novelty, The Moodmetric ring is pure science. The Moodmetric ring is a wearable device designed into fashion jewelry that uses sensors on the inner surface of the band to measure emotional intensity. The sensors make contact on the palm side of the finger to measure the level of electrodermal activity, or the conductance of your skin, and based on that data generates [...]

Chrona Reacts to Sleep Stages for Better Sleep

  Activity trackers bring a little science into everything you do so you can optimize your time in the gym, on the court, on the treadmill and with Chrona, in bed for better sleep. Chrona is built into a memory foam pad that is placed inside a pillowcase where it uses an array of sensors to not only track, but also interact, with sleep stages. Like other sleep monitors already available, typical metrics are recorded and delivered through a Bluetooth connection to the sleeper's smartphone for review and long-term study. What makes Chrona unique is its ability to identify [...]

Smart Rope for Fitness is Not Your Playground Jump Rope

  Check It Out or Buy on Amazon (Paid Link)   I hit the treadmill three times a week and stay fit with weight training, so when I found the Smart Rope and learned that jumping rope can be a more beneficial workout than running, I had to investigate. Smart Rope is more than a jump rope evolved; it is a totally new piece of workout gear. As the name implies, it uses Bluetooth to communicate with a smartphone application for tracking metrics like jumps, time and calories with the ability to track and [...]