Becoming fit as a marathoner doesn’t seem to protect the heart to the extent one might expect, although it may have unexpected benefits for your spouse.
Amid a deluge of health apps and devices washing over consumers, there are some quirky, intriguing products that may have escaped your notice. Here are the best of them.
New impact sensors in helmets promise to warn coaches and parents when a young athlete has sustained a blow that might have caused a concussion.
A scale that provides calorie counts and a nutritional breakdown for home-cooked food, and a fork that encourages leisurely eating.
People have long used technology to find partners. But now technology is playing a growing role in already established relationships.
An air-bag scarf that turns into a helmet on impact, a bike horn that mimics a car horn and other marvels of modern cycling.
After six months of heavy use of activity-monitoring gadgets — sometimes wearing four at a time — the author reports back.
A reporter using a treadmill desk found she burned calories without noticing but had to tinker with pace depending on her task.
Tools like Lumosity promise to stimulate your mind, though researchers question how much they improve cognitive performance.
The devices can offer insight, but research suggests their accuracy is imperfect. And the larger issue of whether they improve long-term motivation to exercise more remains unresolved.