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Any amount of regular running can dramatically reduce the risk of death, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. A team of researchers looked at 14 previous studies, charting six different groups of participants – totalling more than 230,000 people – who were…
Google has revealed plans to acquire wearable company Fitbit in a deal worth US$2.1bn (€1.88bn, £1.62bn). The sale, which is expected to be finalised in early 2020, was announced in a blog post by Rick Osterloh, Google's senior vice president of devices and services. "We…
Research has suggested that limiting access to food might increase motivation to exercise. According to a study by the Kurume University School of Medicine in Japan – published in the Journal of Endocrinology – restricting access to food in mice increases levels of the appetite-promoting hormone ghrelin.…
Incorporate a stronger guided member program with a deep visual exercise library to outpace the competition. When developing customer-facing solutions for today’s health club audience, few issues are as challenging as satisfying the demands for the extensive range of workout trends in the marketplace. With…
Cancer survivors should undertake a minimum of 90 minutes of aerobic and resistance training each week, according to new guidelines published in the Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise journal. The new recommendations outline that survivors should perform aerobic and resistance training for approximately 30 minutes…
Regular exercise is highly beneficial for all patients with cardiovascular disease regardless of age. A study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology investigated the effects of an exercise‐based cardiac rehabilitation programme on a range of physical and psychological parameters in young, old, and very old patients.…
The physical activity economy is now a US$828bn (€752bn, £655bn) market – and its value is expected to grow further to US$1.1tn (€1tn, £870bn) by 2023. The figure comes from a large-scale economic study by The Global Wellness Institute (GWI), published on 15 October. In…