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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...

2014-06-24 23:10:49

Leading health and fitness data aggregator Nudge today launched its Android app, which will allow millions of Android users worldwide to sync their health and fitness tracking apps and devices and join the movement to improve their health using a Nudge Factor score to rank their overall health and fitness. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Leading health and fitness data aggregator Nudge today launched its Android app, which will allow millions of Android users worldwide to sync their...

2014-06-20 08:23:58

New accessory allows women to incorporate their fitness trackers into their wardrobe outside the gym CALGARY, Alberta, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dress.UP Fitness Bracelets Inc. has launched a new line of fitness wristband covers for the Fitbit Flex. Women often struggle to incorporate wristband fitness trackers into their wardrobe outside of the gym. Dress.UPs new line of Fitbit Flex covers provide women the ability to transform their tracker into a chic fashion accessory suitable for...

2014-06-18 12:34:59

LONDON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Wireless Health and Fitness Devices Industryhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/telecoms/misc_telecoms/global_wireless_health_fitness_devices_industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Wireless Health and Fitness Devices in Thousand Units by the following Product Segments: Wireless Sports & Fitness Devices, Wireless Remote Health Monitoring Devices, and Wireless...

2014-06-18 08:28:31

App addresses key challenges of wearables industry by providing habit forming challenges, social motivation and goal reinforcement SAN FRANCISCO, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fitt today announced it has launched the Fitt app, a fun, new way for people with wearable devices and fitness apps to create and compete in group challenges. Fitt instantly connects people to friends, whether they are using a Jawbone UP, Fitbit or activity tracker apps such as Moves. Paired with users'...

Google Fit
2014-06-15 05:12:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Following in the footsteps of competitors Apple and Samsung, Google is reportedly planning to announce a new health-tracking service before the end of the month, various media outlets reported late last week. Forbes.com staff writer Parmy Olsen, who first broke the story on Thursday, explained the service will be known as Google Fit and will collect and compile information from other health- and fitness-related apps and devices....

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'