fitness

Google Fit SDK Now Officially Available

Back in August, Google released the preview version of its Google Fit software development kit (SDK). Now the SDK has gone into general release — which means we should see a glut of Google Fit-enabled apps shortly.


Fitness Is A Skill, Not A Talent: Here's How To Develop It

As a fitness coach and the co-founder of Fitocracy, I’ve been exposed to the success stories and fitness challenges of countless people. When they fail to meet their fitness goals, people often tell me that they don’t have innate talent. Instead, they should think of fitness as a skill to be refined and improved upon.


Briefly: Fitbit Charge Details, Google Inbox Hacks, Cheap Nexus 5

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Introducing the new Fitbit Charge range, seven tips to unlock the potential of Google Inbox, get the Nexus 5 smartphone for $409.


Add Public Transport To Your Weight Loss Plans

Finding time to exercise is tough. You can squeeze in some extra calorie burning by skipping the car and taking public transport instead. It isn’t the same as going for a run, but a recent study suggests taking the bus or train could still make a difference.


Get The Scientific 7-Minute Workout On Any Device With This Web App

When you’re strapped for time, getting your sweat on is sometimes a luxury that goes by the wayside. That’s where the Scientific 7-Minute Workout comes in. This newly-launched web app can easily guide you through the research-based workout via a browser web app on PC, smartphone or tablet.


How To Get A Great Workout Without Equipment

Everyone wants to get into shape — but it’s easy to find excuses to put off exercise. Maybe you feel like you don’t have the right equipment, and just don’t want to spend the time and money to seek it out. But what if you don’t really need any gear to work out?


Fix Your Chicken-Head Posture With These Easy Stretches

As we hunch over our computers and phones, lean forward to cook and wash dishes, and generally just continue ageing, we develop this forward-head look that’s not only unattractive but possibly damaging to our health. This video offers ways to reverse it.


Four Actionable Ways To Improve Your Running

It’s easy to fall into a routine with your running and never really think about changing things up, but you might be missing out on opportunities to improve. Today, I want to share four actionable ways you can improve your running.


Eat Healthy Meals With The 'Never Two In A Row' Plan

We all tend to indulge our food cravings once in a while, which means added pounds and broken diets — especially on holidays. Try alternating healthy and unhealthy meals to avoid going on a binge.


Use Sunk Costs To Your Advantage To Promote Healthy Habits

When you pay for something, you tend to want to see it through, even if it’s long past the point where it’s worth it to continue. This is typically viewed as a negative, but if your sunk costs go to something healthy, it can help encourage positive habits.