Health and Fitness News

Our device and software is designed to enhance your health and fitness activities. Our goal is to help you embrace lifelong well-being. Combining activity and knowledge is an important way to get fit and stay fit. Our health and fitness news team combs the media to bring you important feature stories and news items about fitness and wellness as well as  research about fitness programs and devices.

Walking briskly can help prevent heart failure

The Telegraph — By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor | Tues, 7 July, 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Walking briskly at two miles per hour, exercising away 845 calories a week and limiting alcohol to two drinks a night can halve the risk of heart failure scientists have found. Adults who walked briskly, were moderately active in their leisure time, drank moderately, did not smoke and avoided obesity were far less likely to develop heart problems. Read more…

Walking is the superfood of fitness, experts say

Reuters — by Dorene Internicola | Mon, 29 Sep, 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Walking may never become as trendy as CrossFit, as sexy as mud runs or as ego-boosting as Ironman races but for fitness experts who stress daily movement over workouts and an active lifestyle over weekends of warrior games, walking is a super star. Read more…

Walking is just as healthy as running, study reveals

ShineOn-Lifestyle News — by Shereen Dindar | Mon, 6 May, 2013

How many of you assume walking is not as healthy as running? The sheer cardiovascular intensity of running must make it healthier, right? Not exactly. A study published last month in the online journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, claims that both walking and running offer the same health benefits. Read more…

Sitting will kill you, even if you exercise

CNN — by Jen Christensen | Thu April 30, 2015

One of your favorite activities may actually be killing you. Our entire modern world is constructed to keep you sitting down. When we drive, we sit. When we work at an office, we sit. When we watch TV, well, you get the picture. And yet, a new study that’s running in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that this kind of sedentary behavior increases our chances of getting a disease or a condition that will kill us prematurely, even if we exercise. Read more…

Why sitting is the new smoking: six ways your desk job is killing you, and what to do about it

High50 — by Jacqui Gibbons | 10 June 2015

Inactivity is now a bigger killer than obesity. If you sit for most of the day, you need to stand up and move around every 30 minutes. Jacqui Gibbons finds out what happens when you don’t. Humans are not meant to sit as much as we do. We evolved to be naturally moving all day long, not to live today’s sedentary, comfortable, inactive lifestyles. Read more…

 The Benefits of Workplace Walking

Paths for all — Scotland, 2014

Given the amount of time people spend at work it makes sense to think about the opportunities for increasing physical activity in and around the workplace. A more active workforce brings lots of benefits to both staff and your business. Read more…