exercise

Kogan Now Has A Fitness Brand Called Fortis

I guess this was inevitable: with fitness the focus of so many gadgets these days, it was unlikely that bargain retailer Kogan would stay off the bandwagon. It has just launched its own fitness brand, Fortis, including a fitness-tracking wristband, exercise gear and yoga mats.


Ask LH: Is There Really A Benefit To Special Exercise Clothing?

Dear Lifehacker, I exercise a few times a week and sometimes when I’m at the gym I see people all tricked out in crazy-looking clothing. Is there really a benefit to wearing anything beyond some shorts and a cotton t-shirt?


Perfect Your Arm-Swinging Technique For Longer Lasting Runs

If you’re looking to conserve more energy while running, the key could be to simply swing your arms more. A new US study has discovered that effective arm swinging can reduce a runner’s metabolic losses by as much as 13 per cent. (As an added bonus, it also makes you look like Robert Patrick in Terminator 2.)


Which Fitness Band Should You Buy?

Over the past few years, fitness bands have come to completely dominate the “wearable computing” market. Unlike smart watches, which don’t really seem to know what they’re for, fitness bands have been honed to a singular purpose: improving the wearer’s health. There are currently scores of different fitness bands on the market, ranging from trendy pedometers to complete life coaches on-a-wrist. We take a look at some of the most popular options on the market.


Easy Ways To Refresh Your Run And Make It More Fun

Running is one of the best cardio workouts, but it can also be repetitive and boring. Whether you’re an experienced runner, new to running or looking for a reason to start running, these tips can get you on your feet.


FitRPG Turns Your Fitbit Into A Game You Play With Friends

Android/iOS: Your fitness tracker can be a great source of motivation to get active, but if you need a little extra push, FitRPG takes data from your Fitbit and turns it into a game — complete with loot, levels, quests and some friendly competition.


Roll Your Own 30-Minute Interval Cycling Workout With This Graphic

If your preferred workout involves getting on a stationary bike and cycling, this 30-minute workout can help you get the most out of the limited time you have at the gym. It comes complete with a warm up and cool down, and three cycles of single-leg and full-intensity riding.


Do Step Counts Motivate You?

In a recent article for the New Yorker, David Sedaris describes his loving relationship with his Fitbit and how it motivates him throughout the day. So, we want to know, do you feel step shame? Do those step counts actually motivate you to leave the house and walk?


Ask LH: How Can I Tell If I'm Exercising Hard Enough?

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve been exercising for a while, but I’m never really sure if I’m actually working hard enough. How can I tell?


Comply Foam Tips Make Your Earbuds More Comfortable, Isolate Noise

Most earbuds use a silicone tip that works OK, but doesn’t always give you the best seal — which means outside noise will still creep in (and bass response will suffer). Comply memory foam tips are a good alternative, with a few caveats.