Study: Active Video Games Are Good For Kids

Study: Active Video Games Are Good For Kids

Two new studies may provide some ammo for kids that want to get more time in front of the Wii or Kinect. According to researchers at Brigham Young University and University of Massachusetts, “exergaming” for 10 minutes can result in a workout as stimulating as walking three miles on a treadmill. [More]

Get A Carved Body With This 15-Minute No-Equipment Workout Craze From 1904

Get A Carved Body With This 15-Minute No-Equipment Workout Craze From 1904

Who needs a Craigslist gym or any kind of gym at all? They certainly didn’t have the list of Craig back in 1904 when Danish fitness master J.P. Müller invented his 15-minute workout called “My System.” It requires no equipment at all, took Europe by storm, and is still effective to this day, reports Slate. [More]

Build Your Own Home Gym For Cheap With Craigslist

Build Your Own Home Gym For Cheap With Craigslist

Getting in shape this year needn’t require a gym membership. A reader over at the New York Times Bucks Blog sent in info and pictures about the home gym he built almost entirely from equipment scavenged off Craigslist. [More]

Don't Let That New Year's Resolution To Exercise Die Just Yet

Don't Let That New Year's Resolution To Exercise Die Just Yet

Sure, this was going to be the year you worked out five days a week, but you probably haven’t even gone to the gym five times this year. Just because you’ve broken a promise to yourself and Baby New Year that doesn’t mean you can’t call for a do-over and get back to the grind. [More]

Drinking More Makes You Exercise More

Drinking More Makes You Exercise More

Scientists aren’t sure why but research shows that people who drink more are more likely to exercise longer and more intensely. [More]

Thousands Of Fake Shake Weights Seized

Thousands Of Fake Shake Weights Seized

On Monday, U.S. Customs in Savannah, Georgia intercepted a shipment of 1,783 pieces of counterfeit exercise gear imported from China. The 764 cartons included Shake Weights, Body by Jake, and Total Core. The gear sported counterfeit logos. So not only would you get the normal benefits of a fake exercise product, the fake exercise products themselves were also fake. [More]

Man Runs Away From Being Fat, Loses 120 Lbs

Man Runs Away From Being Fat, Loses 120 Lbs

Ben Davis was 348 lbs and depressed. At the bottom of his hole and sick of being single, he called up his brother and said, “I need to get my life together.” His brother said, “All right, I’m signing us up for a 5k. It’s in three weeks.” [More]

Court Orders Bally To Send Refunds To 1,000 Texans

Court Orders Bally To Send Refunds To 1,000 Texans

The Texas attorney general has advised Bally Total Fitness to send refunds to 1,000 customers it bombarded with false invoices, the Dallas Morning News reports. [More]

Music Makes You Exercise Harder

Music Makes You Exercise Harder

In a recent study, scientists had participants ride stationary bikes while listening to music at normal speed, at 10% slower tempo and 10% higher tempo. When “the music was played faster,” researchers wrote, “the participants chose to accept, and even prefer, a greater degree of effort.” Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to my Zumba class. [More]

Research Shows The Ideal Sports Bra Has Not Been Invented

Research Shows The Ideal Sports Bra Has Not Been Invented

You know sports bras stink, and now there’s science to support it. [More]

To Build More Muscle, Pump Lighter Iron

To Build More Muscle, Pump Lighter Iron

Lots of people use free weights and weight machines as part of staying fit and trying to build muscle, but a new study finds that contrary to popular belief, it’s not really the heaviness of the weights that build the most muscle. Rather, you can build more muscle mass by using something much lighter but just keep lifting until you reach fatigue and can’t lift it anymore. [More]

Urban Active Gym Appears Lets You Cancel, Then Charges You More

Urban Active Gym Appears Lets You Cancel, Then Charges You More

Gyms are notorious for being difficult to cancel your membership at, so at first Heather thought hers was different. They even backdated the cancellation date so she wouldn’t pay for the full month. So nice! A month later, collections called her. [More]

How LA Fitness Convinced Me To Cancel Two Memberships Instead Of One

One bungled customer service experience can change your whole outlook of a company. Joseph proves this as he talks about how LA Fitness — a gym he once adored — bought itself two membership cancellations instead of one by screwing up his attempts to cancel his partner’s contract. [More]

When This Sex App's A Rockin' Don't Come A Knockin'

When This Sex App's A Rockin' Don't Come A Knockin'

The Bedometer iPhone App tracks the amount of calories you burn during sex, according to The Sun. You just place it on the bed when things start to get freaky, try not to get so wild that the iPhone falls off or gets submerged in fluids and then check the device to see whether or not you burned off that bagel. [More]

Want A Cheap Way To Stay Fit? Buy A Pedometer

Want A Cheap Way To Stay Fit? Buy A Pedometer

The Los Angeles Times says that people tend to get weirdly fixated on pedometers when they have them, and will try harder to hit their daily activity goals. A San Diego State University professor tells the paper, “We don’t know why exactly, but keeping a number, a prompt, in our consciousness on a regular basis is important, and that’s why pedometers are superior to other methods. It’s on you all the time.” [More]

Researchers Conclude Wii Fit Produces 'Underwhelming Results'

Researchers Conclude Wii Fit Produces 'Underwhelming Results'

Nintendo’s flapjack-like selling Wii Fit isn’t much of an exercise program, according to researchers from the American Council on Exercise, who researched the calorie-burning video game along with the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Gamasutra reports.

Make Your Own Sports Drink

Make Your Own Sports Drink

Why waste money on Gatorade when you can brew an equally effective sports drink from sugar, lemon juice, salt and orange juice? Hit the jump for the simple, inexpensive recipe.

iPod Shuffle And Your Sweat Don't Mix

iPod Shuffle And Your Sweat Don't Mix

Reader Michael writes to let us know that the latest iPod shuffle, an mp3 player whose small size makes it an attractive exercise companion, tends to break when used as an exercise companion.