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Medical records may finally populate Apple Smartphones

An upcoming iOS update will allow Apple users to see their health records on their cellphones. Richard Klein is counting his blessings. Recently, Klein had to sift through his prescription history, which was hidden somewhere in the hundreds of pages of medical records his new doctor had to go through. "If I had been able [...]

By | 2018-02-16T10:09:28+00:00 February 16th, 2018|

Resolved: Curling is indeed a sport

You see and hear them on TV every winter. Curlers. They’re loud and intense as they shoot rocks down a sheet of ice, use their brushes and wait for the rocks to stop moving. It is a sport, but isn’t it just shuffleboard on ice? Are curlers even athletes? The short answers: Not even close [...]

By | 2018-02-15T11:43:44+00:00 February 15th, 2018|

How to fit in exercise while you travel

Finding time to workout while traveling is often a concern for people. Many Americans have established an exercise routine that they cannot break. Hotels these days do have gyms. Hotels understand that their guests put a premium on fitness and the access to weights and treadmills. But these hotel gyms do not typically provide the [...]

By | 2018-02-14T11:12:19+00:00 February 14th, 2018|

Genetic insight will help personalize the workout experience

The future of health and fitness does not solely lie in high-tech gadgets or new-age class sessions. Some scientists believe that the studying of genes will help people perfect their workout routine. Technology in 2018 does a fine job at tracking physical activity. From workout warriors to people who just live an active lifestyle, technology [...]

By | 2018-02-13T10:55:11+00:00 February 13th, 2018|

The Olympics inspire short-term fitness goals

The Olympic Games are meant to inspire future generations of fit athletes, but a Canadian expert in physical activity is questioning the priorities of our couch potato society. Dean Kriellaars is a professor of physical therapy at the University of Manitoba. To spark a discussion, this week he released a paper titled, "Canada, a spectator [...]

By | 2018-02-12T10:36:10+00:00 February 12th, 2018|

LA Fitness introduces Pilates program

LAF is expanding its workout offerings, now introducing a cutting edge Pilates class at multiple locations. "Pilates by LAF is a dynamic, full-body workout offered in our state-of-the-art studio. Workouts are taught by certified teachers and performed on specialized equipment, integrating the Reformer, TRX® bands, Barre and weights," LAF says. "Each apparatus is spring-loaded to [...]

By | 2018-02-09T09:47:14+00:00 February 9th, 2018|

Stretch by LA Fitness, a new hands-on experience

Stretching is crucial pre-workout. The benefits of stretching are hard to quantify, but most experts say it is necessary in fitness. According to the Mayo Clinic, stretching can improve your joint range of motion, improve your athletic performance, and decrease your risk of injury. LA Fitness clearly understands the need for stretching, as the health [...]

By | 2018-02-08T10:22:05+00:00 February 8th, 2018|

Generation Z following in Millennials’ footsteps

Working out and staying active is a staple of Millennials' daily life. Granted, everybody these days seems to be embracing the fitness culture, including Baby Boomers and Gen Xers. But it is undisputed that Millennials care about their health and are willing to pay for a better well-being. The generation coming after Millennials appear to [...]

By | 2018-02-07T11:27:13+00:00 February 7th, 2018|

The Healthiest States In 2017

One's health depends on a variety of factors: eating habits, exercise routine, clinical care, and community. Where someone lives influences the way people safeguard their well-being. The United Health Foundation released a report last month that looks at 35 measures covering health outcomes, ranking all 50 states based on these findings. The report seeks to [...]

By | 2018-02-02T08:17:17+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|

Fitbit launches new smartwatch

Fitness wearables maker Fitbit has launched its first smartwatch, the Ionic. The smartwatch builds on Fitbit’s health and fitness expertise with a new relative SpO2 sensor, making it possible to track deeper health insights like sleep apnea in the future, industry-leading GPS tracking, on-device dynamic workouts, improved heart rate tracking, and water resistance up to [...]

By | 2018-02-01T10:08:43+00:00 February 1st, 2018|
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