fitness

Fitbit Adds Windows Phone Support

It’s a cliché to say that Windows Phone has some app issues. You can cross at least one fitness band off the list of MIA apps today, with Fitbit announcing Windows Phone compatibility.


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?


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.


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?


Save On A Gym Membership By Asking For A 'Delayed Start'

We’ve talked about saving on a gym membership by playing hard to get, but you can also save by asking for your membership to start the next following month.


Study Shows We're Inept At Finding Our Target Exercise Intensity

According to the Australian government, we all need to get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise every week. However, according to a new study published in PLOS One, most of us have no idea what that actually means in real terms.


This Interactive Guide Shows 100 Ways To Do Pushups With Video

You might think pushups are relatively straightforward. You would be wrong. There are at least a hundred different ways to do pushups, and this graphic shows you all of them. You can even click on them to get a YouTube demonstration of how to do each one.