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2014-09-11 08:28:13

Physical activity alone is not enough to reach weight loss goals; New technology integration pairs activity tracking with Weight Watchers tools and support to make smart food choices NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) is announcing today seamless syncing with popular activity monitors and apps, bringing millions of fitness wearable users the opportunity for a more complete and integrated weight loss experience. Making changes to...

health and fitness apps
2014-08-25 03:30:31

Brigham Young University Study breaks down prevalence of apps using game-like rewards to motivate For many people, finding motivation to exercise is a challenge. Thankfully, there are Zombies chasing you. At least that’s the approach of Zombies, Run! — one of more than 31,000 health and fitness apps on the market today, and one of the growing number of apps that use games to increase physical activity. Gamification is currently the popular trend for mobile fitness app makers...

2014-08-19 08:25:09

SINGAPORE, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Singapore-based technology firm, B-Secure Technologies Pte Ltd (also known as BSTMobile) is developing a corporate wellness platform that can assist companies in ensuring their employees get enough exercise and at the same time, reward their employees for keeping fit. The platform - named Rewalkz.Me, is currently under development and will be ready in the 4(th) quarter of 2014. Together with BayHotel Singapore, the platform will be launched as a pilot...

diet crowdsourcing
2014-08-06 08:29:41

BMJ-British Medical Journal App users as good as trained experts at rating healthiness of foods Crowdsourcing may help dieters stick to healthy foods and lose weight, as participants are as good as trained experts at correctly rating the healthiness of foods and giving feedback on them, indicates research published online in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Being able to track energy intake and getting personalized feedback on diet have been linked to...

fist bump
2014-07-28 08:04:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The traditional handshake is increasingly being replaced as a welcoming gesture by the fist bump, and that might be a very good thing, researchers from Aberystwyth University in Wales claim in a new study. Athletes do it, the lead characters from the television show Psych do it, and even the President of the United States seems to prefer touching knuckles to shaking hands, according to AP Medical Writer Mike Stobbe. As it turns...

2014-07-23 04:21:18

NEW YORK and LORTON, Va., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diet-to-Go, a nationwide producer of award-winning diet meals dietitian-formulated to promote natural weight loss, announced today its partnership with Wellness Layers and the launch of a new, Diet-to-Go, web and mobile social weight loss portal with integrated apps for iPhone and Android. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140722/129537 The new social weight loss portal, myDiettogo, features the ability to order Diet-to-Go...

Studies Suggest People Eat Healthier When The Workout Is Fun
2014-07-10 07:07:31

[ Watch the Video: Fun Or Exercise? ] Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online When it comes to an effective diet and exercise routine, it really is mind over matter. A pair of studies performed by US and French institutions explains that if you can convince yourself that your exercise is a fun activity rather than a grueling task, you are more likely to maintain a healthier diet. The first of the two studies, conducted by researchers from the Cornell Food and Brand...

2014-07-09 11:24:31

University of Washington Smartphone apps can track where we eat our meals, when we commute to and from work and how many minutes we exercise each day. Ten thousand steps today? Check. More people are opting to use their phones as “life-logging” devices, but is the data they collect actually useful? Massive amounts of information showing your life patterns over a week, month or year are going untapped because these applications don’t have a way to interpret the data over the long...

Prolonged Sitting Removes The Beneficial Effects Exercise Has On Cardiovascular Health
2014-07-08 06:10:12

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As we have become a more technological society, we have also become a more sedentary society. We already know that this is one of the major causes of obesity, but it affects our bodies in many other ways. Among these, a new study from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center reveals that a sedentary lifestyle lowers cardiorespiratory fitness levels. The findings, published online in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, noted that...

2014-07-01 16:28:16

DUBAI, UAE, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GPS-enabled 'MobileRun' shows pace, splits, time, distance and route maps to elevate training Fitbit, Inc. (http://www.fitbit.com), the leader in the fast-growing Connected Health and Fitness category, today introduces MobileRun, a new feature that brings more power and convenience to Fitbit's top-downloaded, free app (http://www.fitbit.com/ [http://www.fitbit.com ]). MobileRun uses GPS...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.