fitness

The Shape Up Xbox One Challenge: Part One

Ubisoft‘s Shape Up is a new fitness game for Xbox One that promises to take the “work” out of workouts (it says here). It uses the Kinect motion-sensor to accurately track your movements as you jump, squat and flail your way through assorted exercise challenges. Over the next four weeks, Kotaku’s Mark Serrels and Lifehacker’s Chris Jager will be taking on the game and each other in a bid to get fighting fit for summer. This is going to get painful, isn’t it?


Why Your Gym May Be Getting Cheaper

Australia is seeing an increasing number of 24-hour gyms. Even if exercising at 2am isn’t your thing, there’s a positive outcome: regular gyms are becoming cheaper as a result.


Dungeon Runner: Fitness Quest Turns Exercise Into An Old-School RPG

iOS: Gamifying your workout routine is a great way to incentivise yourself to get things done, and Six to Start, the makers of Zombies, Run have a new app built just for that. Dungeon Runner uses motion tracking to see what you’re doing, track your workouts and reward you with a little dungeon crawl.


Five Steps To Get Back Into Your Fitness Routine

We’ve all failed to keep up our exercise routines at some point. Weeks without training, consecutive days of binging, terrified to step on the scale — it happens to the best of us, and it’s always hard to get started again and get back on the horse. Here’s exactly how to get back into your fitness routine.


The Most Common Exercise Injuries (And How You Can Avoid Them)

Injuries are painful, debilitating, and have the potential to set you back weeks or months from your workout goals. A few injuries make up most of the exercise mishaps out there, and although nobody is truly immune to injury, there are at least some things you can do to reduce your risk.


De-Stress In A Minute Or Less With Some Vigorous Exercise

If you find yourself in a particularly stressful moment, taking 30 to 60 seconds to do some vigorous exercise can help you reset your brain and get back on track.


Use The 10% Rule To Ease Back Into Exercise After Injury

Trying to get back into exercise after an injury is tough. Your brain is telling you to go all in while your body tells you to hold off. To counter this, The Wall Street Journal suggests using the 10% rule.


The Science Of Why We Give Up

One of the characteristic features of Massive Open Online Courses is the observation that no matter how many students enrol in a course, only between 5 to 10% of them will ever complete it. Setting aside the argument of whether this actually means that MOOCs are considerably less “massive” than the name suggests, the interesting question is what is behind this high level of drop-outs and why does it seem so consistent?


Mix Up A Boring Run Routine With A Speed Workout

There are lots of ways to mix up a boring old run routine to make it a little more interesting. If you’re looking for another option, running coach John Honerkamp shares his “18-minute speed workout” with The Greatist.


How To Get Fit Without Exercising

To remain healthy, you need to exercise regularly — but does that mean you have to schedule time at the gym? One study suggests that it’s possible to get enough physical activity for good health through housework, gardening and washing the car.