All posts tagged: Trends

Apple Makes a Strong Play for Health & Fitness

No doubt that those who tuned in for Apple’s “Spring Forward” event today mostly wanted to hear more about the Apple Watch. But it seems Apple’s plan is bigger than just releasing the newest fashion tech accessory. One of the most important areas iPhone is having an impact on is personal health. Here is a summary of all Health and Fitness related announcement that came out of Cupertino this morning. As iPhone sales hits 700 million mark, and with over 900 apps have been created with Health Kit to help people track and manage their health, Apple announces open source Research Kit  “To think that this device that you use to check your mail can be used to battle disease is simply amazing.” Mike O’Reilly, MD, Apple Apple promises Research Kit App users freedom and control over not only participation in research but also the data collected. ‘You decide how your data is shared. You can see the data you’re sharing.’  And then came the ‘Most advanced timepiece ever created. A device that will revolutionize how you connect with others. And a comprehensive health …

Smart Fitness – Looking Beyond The FitBand

Whenever we mention fitness and technology the first product that comes to mind is a fitness band. But there is more to fitness and technology that sits outside wearables and can equally help improve our body fitness levels and support a healthy lifestyle. Here are 3 gadgets that aim to do exactly that. Smart Mat This clever  mat is a great example of how fitness and technology team up to help not only learn but also improve and master. As Yoga has become the GoTo exercise for many it is only surprising that SmartMat has taken so long. So what is it? SmartMat is just like any other yoga matt you roll up and carry but just a little but smarter. It ‘tracks, improve & perfect yoga practice by learning a user’s position and suggesting incremental improvements through their progression toward a Perfect Pose ™.’   All it takes is to dock a smartphone or tablet to the SmartMat and you have a personal yoga trainer at home. Tellspec – Beam your health up  Counting calories …

Top 10 Workout Trends for 2015

Every year, for the past 9 years, The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced its annual fitness trend forecast based on survey responses from thousands of fitness professionals. Here is how they see 2015 when it comes to the most popular workouts: Body weight training makes its debut in the spotlight at the very top, taking over from last year’s newbie HIIT.  Its popularity comes mostly from the fact that it is perhaps one of the cheapest exercise options around and it is extremely versatile and effective. No equipment is needed just tenacity and commitment. Burpees, push ups, squats, bear crawls all of these will be your best friends if you opt in for the top trend in workouts. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) slips down to second spot after ruling 2014. As its name implies, it is based on alternating short bursts of exercise followed by a short period of rest or recovery. Even though an average HIIT session usually last less than 30min it is extremely intense. One of the most common drawbacks when …