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Interview: Tips to avoid the onset of Alzheimer’s Special

According to psychotherapist Dr. Andrea Brandt, our brains remain “plastic” — able to change and make new connections — throughout life. Understanding this feeds into some Alzheimer’s prevention strategies, she explains in an exclusive interview

James Maslow discusses fitness, music, fans and success Special

James Maslow (from Big Time Rush) chatted with Digital Journal about fitness, fans, and success. He also offered advice for hopefuls who wish to make it in the music industry.

Fitness trackers underestimate calories

A new assessment of fitness trackers reveals that the devices on the market are good at measuring heart rate but they are often poor at measuring calories burned.

To eat or not to eat before exercising?

For someone keen to lose weight and seeing exercise as the answer is it best to eat before undertaking a workout session or afterwards? A science team think they have the answer.

Whole body vibration matches regular exercise

A form of exercise called whole-body vibration mimics the muscle and bone health benefits of regular exercise, based on animal studies. This less strenuous exercise regime involves person sitting, standing or lying on a machine with a vibrating platform.

Chatting with fitness model and physical trainer James O'Hanlon Special

YouTube sensation and fitness model James O'Hanlon chatted with Digital Journal about fitness and the Men's Physique Welsh Championships.

Fitness goal of many smart devices is 'meaningless'

Fitness apps and fitness devices are increasingly popular. How much good they do is an associated area of debate. One recent discussion has centered on the worth of the 10,000-a-day step count used by many devices.

Why your fitness wearable might be working against you

Been piling on the pounds over the Holiday season? This year there are even more apps and connected devices aiming to help you begin 2017 in fitter fare. But will these work? Not according to a new survey.

Weight loss tips for the Holiday season

The end of December is coming soon and with it holiday activities and New Year revelries, plus plenty of opportunities to pack on the pounds. To help manage your weight during this time a leading psychologist provides some important tips.

Fitbit unveils new slimmer fitness trackers with more features

Fitbit has unveiled two new fitness trackers that update its existing product line-up. The Flex 2 is the first Fitbit device to offer swim tracking features while the Charge 2 has a large easy-to-read display. Fitbit has recently been hit with lawsuits.

Facebook apologises for banning 'undesirable' plus-sized model

Sydney - Facebook has been forced to backtrack after it banned an Australian ad featuring a bikini-clad plus-sized model promoting positive body image, initially saying the photo's depiction was "undesirable".

DNA analysis helps athletes to improve performance

Manchester - Studying DNA can assist people with their personal fitness targets and with athletes to achieve their training goals. The approach forms part of a new science study.

Fitbit's Blaze off to a blazing start, 1m sold in first month

Fitbit has managed to surprise investors by selling over 1 million of its new Alta and Blaze fitness wearables each in the first month of availability. Shares fell at the announcement of the devices which now appear to be an unexpected hit with customers.

Healthcare breaks for wearable tech users

For those living in the U.S. taking up wearable technology and using one of the health or fitness apps could lead to a reduction in insurance premiums, provided the collected information is shared.

Amazon's Alexa partners with Fitbit to remind you to exercise

Amazon has released a new update for its Alexa digital assistant on the Amazon Echo. Alexa now integrates with exercise tracking app Fitbit, letting you ask how active you've been, tell Alexa to register a new activity or hear supporting prompts.

Exercise alone doesn’t lead to weight loss: Study

A new study has shown that simply putting hours in the gym, while maintaining the same diet, is not effective for losing weight. This is because the calorie burning process reaches a plateau.

Fitbit announces the Alta, a stylish touchscreen fitness tracker

Fitbit has added a new fitness tracker to its collection of wearables, breaking from tradition by emphasising style as well as functionality with the new product. The Fitbit Alta is a $130 low-profile wrist band for appearance-conscious fitness fans.

Report: Smartphone fitness apps inaccurate and unreliable

A study has warned that fitness tracking apps for smartphones may not be as accurate as users believe. Some of the most popular apps were found to be inconsistent and incorrect in their reporting when compared to a traditional pedometer.

Just how accurate is Fitbit?

A class-action lawsuit has been taken out against the company Fitbit. The legal action alleges the company’s heart-rate monitors are inaccurate and, therefore, dangerous.

Strategies for avoiding ill-health at work

Staying healthy while holding down a busy job can be difficult, especially if this is something you try to do on your own. A new study suggests partaking in group activities gives a better chance of success.

Anthony McNaughton talks bodybuilding, wrestling and fitness Special

Long Island scholar athlete Anthony McNaughton chatted with Digital Journal about bodybuilding, wrestling, sports and fitness.

Microsoft's second-gen Band adds refinement, more sensors

Confirming previous rumours, Microsoft today announced the second generation of its Band wearable. The fitness-tracking smart band now has a curved display and refined design in an effort to lose the prototype feel associated with the original.

Leaked renders of Microsoft Band 2 show a more cohesive wearable

Images of Microsoft's upcoming second-generation wearable device have emerged online just weeks before the company's New York launch event. The Band 2 appears to be a much more developed design that loses the "concept" feel associated with the original.

'Three billion' wearable sensors to be in use by 2025

A report has estimated that over three billion sensors will be put to collective use on our bodies over the next ten years, fuelled by growth in the wearables market. The number of physical sensors available is also expected to grow.

Chicago start-up aims to make wearable tech smarter

A start-up company founded by a graduate student is aiming to overcome some of the major shortcomings of today's smart fitness tracking wearables by developing a new software platform. It will allow advanced differentiation between types of movements.

Op-Ed: Apps for Apple Watch are ridiculous but will still take off

The Apple Watch has been in the hands of owners for over a week now and its dedicated App Store is beginning to get stocked with apps designed for its tiny screen. Most of these apps offer no more productivity than their iPhone counterparts though.

Under Armour is expanding its empire

Under Armour has been aggressively investing in high-profile endorsement deals and building up its women's business in a bid to chip away at Nike's athletic empire.

Latest trend in weightlifting? Drinking breast milk

The latest in trend in weightlifting is breast milk. Some bodybuilders believe that breast milk can benefit adults who are trying to bulk up.

Padma Lakshmi jokes about having a penis in bikini photo

A stunning photo of ‘Top Chef’ judge Padma Lakshmi shows off her stunning body, but she draws attention to the bulge in her bikini bottoms.

Sale of fitness apparel soars but not to play sports in

The Wall Street Journal reports that the rate of growth in the United Sates of athletic apparel is rising, though Americans are taking to sports less.
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