fitness

Ask LH: What's The Right Combination Of Diet And Exercise?

Hey Lifehacker, I’ve recently started going to the gym, but I’m finding it difficult trying to find a good workout/diet combination. What’s the best combination for someone aiming to get rid of a bit of fat and putting on some muscle?


This Graphic Helps You Choose The Right Fitness Class For You

Going to the gym is no picnic, but you can make it more fun by taking a fitness class. Yoga, Zumba, Tai Chi and other group classes are fun and keep you motivated. This graphic explains some common choices. While it’s not exhaustive, it can help you pick one that may work for you.


Superhero Workout Turns Your Exercise Routine Into A Story-Driven Game

iOS: Gamifying workouts is nothing new, but a new game from the developers of Zombies, Run!, Superhero Workout, changes things up. It adds an actual story to your workout, so it’s worth checking out if you’re looking to add a bit of narrative to your workouts.


Schedule Your Workouts When On The Road To Stay Committed To Fitness

When travelling for work or pleasure, it’s tempting to avoid exercise. Many of us get too busy or just slack off. Schedule a time and place for your workouts in advance to keep yourself accountable.


Hypoxi Australia Tested: Losing Weight As A Sweaty Vacunaut

I’ve lived something of a double life over the last 4 or so weeks. By all appearances, I’ve ducked out to the gym at lunch as I sometimes do. But that’s not entirely true. I’ve actually been hitting the treadmill wearing a semi-airtight wetsuit attached to a series of tubes forcing positive and negative air pressure around my stomach and love handles. This is Hypoxi weight loss and it actually works. This is my sweaty story.


Sworkit Adds New Videos, Reminders And A Rewards System

iOS/Android: We like Sworkit because it makes exercising a little easier by giving you randomised workouts for any time limit you choose. A recent update adds a few nice new features, including a new set of videos to help you through your workout.


Use These Workouts To Combat The Physical Stress Of Sitting Too Long

Increasingly, the workforce is dominated by people who spend their days sitting. This is terrible for you. These exercises can help reduce the overall stress you place on your hips and butt every day.


'Practise' Workouts For A Long-Lasting Attitude To Fitness

You “practise yoga”, but you don’t “practise workouts”. Personal trainer Jessi Kneeland thinks that simple change in mindset can build a better, more fun, and long-lasting attitude towards fitness.


Running Just 5 Minutes A Day Might Add Years To Your Life

A new large-scale study provides further support for the idea that even a little bit of intense exercise can benefit you.


Assign Two Colours To Gym Clothes To Keep Stinky Gear Separate

Workout clothes stink. Literally. It helps to know how to clean them properly, but it’s also a good idea to assign one or two colours from your wardrobe exclusively for gym wear and nothing else. You’ll always know which clothes to keep separate.