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Dealing With an Unwanted Medical Diagnosis

Hopefully, going through life, you don’t ever receive a serious medical diagnosis that nobody wants. But for some of us, this will be a sad reality and something that often springs upon us without... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Health, Parenting, Fitness, Healthcare, Health Programs

Break Up Your Run With Pushups for Extra Fun and Suffering

Ever done pushups or burpees in the middle of a run? Stay with me here. We’re going to make our runs a little harder, but I promise you this will also make them more fun. Read more...
Tags: Fitness, Running, Lifehacks

Take Quick Exercise Breaks With This Chrome Extension

As much as I love the idea of getting up from my desk to do a bit of exercise, I’m bad at actually following through on those intentions. I recently installed a Chrome extension called WFH Wakeup (also available as a Mac app) that makes it easy. Read more...
Tags: Chrome Extension, Fitness, Lifehacks, Mac App Directory, WFH Wakeup

Connected fitness startup Tonal raises another $110 million

Connected home fitness startup Tonal announced today that it has raised an additional $110 million. The latest round of funding includes existing investor L Catterton and new names, including Delta-v Capital, Amazon’s Alexa Fund and Mousse Partners, along with athletes Stephen Curry, Paul George, Michelle Wie and Bobby Wagner. The round brings the Bay Area-based company’s total funding up to $200 million. Image Credits: Tonal It’s a pretty massive round for the strength training company, es...
Tags: Health, Startups, Hardware, Fitness, Tech, Delta, Mirror, Mayo Clinic, Bay Area, Lululemon, Bobby Wagner, Catterton, L Catterton, Tonal, Mousse Partners, Recent Funding

3 Ways To Support Recovering Addicts

Loving someone who is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction is hard. Addicts often push loved ones away because they aren’t ready to deal with their problems. They may not want to deal with their... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Parenting, Fitness, Drinking, Health Programs

Finding the Best Deal: 9 Tips for CBD Shoppers Who Are Looking for Quality Goods

When you start to shop CBD products, it can be a little overwhelming. There are so many products to scroll through. Everyone claims to have high-quality goods that will help you manage symptoms and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Parenting, Fitness, Alternative Medicine, Cbd, CBD Oil, Natural Solutions

What Is VO2max?

With the news that the Apple Watch will soon be able to measure VO2max more effectively (they say) than ever, you may be wondering what VO2max even is. It’s a measure of your aerobic fitness, and you don’t need a gadget to figure yours out.Read more...
Tags: Fitness, Running, Lifehacks, Explainers, Cardio

The best resistance bands

Resistance bands are simple pieces of elastic that create constant tension to stimulate muscle growth and increase the value of your workout.The best resistance bands come in a variety of tensions, allowing for a wide range of exercises and uses such as squats, curls, standing rows, and plenty more. Our top pick from TheraBand is a set of durable, easy-to-use, and effective resistance bands perfect for any home gym setup. Outfitting a suitable home gym doesn't always require spending thousands o...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Fitness, Trends, Walmart, Features, Buying Guide, Exercise, Workout, Workout Gear, Rick Stella, At-home Workout, At-home Fitness, IP Graphics, Insider Picks 2020, Insider Picks Guides

We've tested numerous men's athleisure brands and Rhone consistently ranks among the top — here's a breakdown of our favorite styles from the brand

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Rhone Rhone makes some of the best workout gear we've tested, yet also offer several athleisure products that function just as well outside of the gym.Since we've mentioned the brand in several buying guides and individually reviewed many of its items, we asked some members of the Insider Reviews team to revisit their favorite Rhone products and to explore a few new styles. Unsurprisingly, our opin...
Tags: Reviews, Europe, Fitness, Trends, Features, Gym, Lululemon, Rhone, Pima, New Haven Connecticut, Rhone River, Workout Gear, Men's Clothing, Rick Stella, Amir Ismael, Danny Bakst

Competitive fitness app Zwift raised $450 million from investors including the Amazon Alexa Fund, reportedly valuing it at $1 billion

Zwift Zwift raised $450 million in funding from new and existing investors including KKR, Permira, and the Amazon Alexa Fund. It will use the investment to develop its app, which lets users compete online while they run and cycle, and design original Zwift hardware, it said Wednesday. Zwift’s popularity has boomed during lockdown – it even hosted the first Virtual Tour de France in July. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Online fitness platform Zwift has raised $450 mill...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Fitness, California, Trends, Tech, Bloomberg, Retail, Long Beach, KKR, Esports, Supercell, Permira, Fitness App, Highland Europe, Amazon Alexa

Garmin's New Smartwatch Is Made for Triathletes, Because We Should All Dream Big Right Now

Garmin is the MVP when it comes to GPS-tracking watches made for athletes. Every serious runner in my life swears by their Garmin, despite the fact that you can easily find a cheaper, a more stylish, lifestyle-focused smartwatch with GPS built right in (which was not the case when Garmin first hit the scene). Nope.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fitness, Garmin, Smart Watches, Sure Why Not

The best men's workout clothes

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Vuori It's important to be comfortable while working out and that starts with making sure you're wearing the correct apparel. Whether it's a pair of shorts designed for runners or a specific fabric that reduces odor, there's a variety of workout clothing fit for anyone's lifestyle or fitness preference. We've rounded up a collection of the best workout clothes for men, with gear from brands like Vu...
Tags: Reviews, Style, Fitness, Trends, Features, Men, West Coast, Crossfit, Port, Rhone, Vuori, Olivers, Workout Clothes, Encinitas California, Janji, Rick Stella

The fitness market doesn’t seem too scared by Apple Fitness+

Usually, Apple making a grand entrance to an entrenched market would spell doom for the players there, but when it comes to Apple’s latest digital workout service, it doesn’t look like investors are worried about Fitness+ killing the momentum. Part of that may be that expectations were already priced-in to these stocks. The fitness play had been rumored by a report in Bloomberg last month, but few details were public of the service which was announced today and appears to echo offerings from ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Hardware, Fitness, Tech, Bloomberg, Peloton, Weight Watchers International, Apple Fitness, Apple Hardware Event 2020

Everything Apple Announced at Today's Watch and iPad Event

It was a whirlwind affair with few surprises, yet the surprises that Apple’s big September event did have were extremely welcome. This was always going to be a weird event, and the lack of iPhones made it even weirder (if incredibly breezy). Yet Apple showed off some ridiculously well-priced watches, a souped-up iPad…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Ipad, Science, Fitness, Apple Watch, iPad Air, iPadOS, Apple One, Apple September 2020

What to Do When You Can't Stand Your Workout Partner

One function of the gym is to be a social place where we can interact with others as we do our workouts, but sometimes there’s a certain someone you just don’t want to chat with between squat sets. Whether your buddy keeps popping up at the gym, or you’re forced to share a home gym with them (hi, honey), here’s a tip…Read more...
Tags: Fitness, Relationships, Friendship, Social Gps, Lifehacks

Apple is launching Fitness+, a workout and exercise service

Apple announced Fitness+ on Tuesday, a fitness and exercise service that links to your Apple Watch.
Tags: Apple, Wearables, News, Fitness, Trends, Apple Watch, Health & Fitness, Apple September 2020

Posh splosh: wild swimming spots at British stately homes

From Highland castles to Anne Boleyn’s home, take a late summer dip in the lakes and rivers at these historic estatesWith many of the UK’s finest stately homes and country houses still closed to visitors, or with limited capacity for shorter, small group tours only, it makes sense to try to get more out of a visit, adding extra elements to turn a trip into a lovely long day out, be that with a hike or cycle ride, or picnic in the grounds.At an increasing number of historic estates, you can even ...
Tags: Travel, UK, Fitness, Life and style, Heritage, Day trips, Swimming, Swimming Holidays, Scotland Holidays, England Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Highland, Anne Boleyn

Yes, sitting all day isn't great for you — but that doesn't mean you should lie in bed when working from home. Here's how to stay healthy at home, according to a physiologist.

mediaphotos/Getty Images Arthur L. Weltman is a professor of kinesiology and medicine at the University of Virginia. During the pandemic, he explains that many people's lives have become even more sedentary than before, thanks to limited outdoor activity and working from home.  Weltman says that each day, you should aim for 60 to 75 minutes of moderate activity, like taking a walk, or 30 to 40 minutes of vigorous activity, like going for a run. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
Tags: Health, Work, Fitness, Trends, Strategy, World Health Organization, University Of Virginia, Nordic, Don, Contributor, Weltman, The Conversation, WFH, Juliana Kaplan, Contributor 2019, Arthur L Weltman

7 Alcohol Abuse Recovery Support System Tips

When someone is in recovery from excessive alcohol use, encouragement from the people in their lives is crucial. Without a good support system in place in all areas of their life, the struggle to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Parenting, Fitness, Drinking, Health Programs

Use Physical Tokens to Count Sets

There’s something about exercise that scrambles your brain a little. I know I’m not the only one who stops being able to count accurately after about...set two. So if you have multiple sets of an exercise, or rounds of a circuit, try giving yourself some physical tokens to help count.Read more...
Tags: Math, Fitness, Lifehacks, Counting, Strength Training

The best treadmills for your home gym

A quality treadmill allows you to get some cardio exercise from the comfort of your home and is a great addition to any at-home gym setup. Though a treadmill's features vary depending on specific makes and models, the most important qualities are power, reliability, and comfort.Our top pick, the ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill, is great for racers and casual runners alike, offering interactive workouts from iFit that stream to its 7-inch onboard monitor, a specially-cushioned tread to reduce impact, ...
Tags: Reviews, Fitness, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Running, Treadmill, Treadmills, Scott Barbour Getty, Peloton, Home Gym, Peloton Tread, Rick Stella, At-home Workout, At-home Fitness, Insider Picks 2020

Tackle a Hill Head-On

Did you find a new trail to run or hike for last week’s challenge? This week is another trail-compatible one, and I encourage you to find someplace fun to do it. But we’re going to take it up a notch, because I want you to specifically find a scary hill. And go up it.Read more...
Tags: Fitness, Challenge, Running, Lifehacks

Being a Survivor: 10 Tips for Making Life Easier After a Stroke

Patients who have suffered a stroke face many challenges in their recovery. The side of the brain affected by the stroke determines if the patient becomes paralyzed or sustains injuries that alter... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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The best rowing machines

A rowing machine allows you to reap the benefits of a high-cardio, low-impact, muscle-strengthening, and calorie-burning sport from the comfort of your home.There are typically four variations of rowing machine: Water resistance, air resistance, magnetic resistance, and hydraulic resistance, each of which offers their own benefits and drawbacks. We've tested a variety of the top rowers available to find the best in each category (along with a budget pick) to help you decide which are suitable fo...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Fitness, Trends, Health and Wellness, Features, Buying Guide, Peloton, Amazon Quiet, Rowing Machine, Hydrow, Rick Stella, Ergatta, Hydrow Rowing Machine, Insider Picks 2020, Insider Picks Guides

29 last-minute outdoor gifts from REI — for everyone from skiers and snowboarders, to campers and hikers

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. REI For the outdoor-adventure-minded, there's no place like REI.A veritable wonderland of all things outdoors from camping stoves to stand-up paddleboards and sleeping bags, it's our go-to for a one-stop-shop before setting out into the wilds.Below, we've rounded up some of our favorites from within and without the co-op, and if it's an experience that they're after, REI has you covered there, too....
Tags: Reviews, Outdoors, Gift Guide, Fitness, Trends, Features, Gifts, Patagonia, Aeropress, Macy, Leatherman, Thule, Arbor, Appalachian Trail, Owen Burke, REI Co

You Need to Run Slower

If running is hard, this is for you—especially if you’re a new runner, or if you’ve been running for a while but you just can’t seem to get any faster. The most important thing you need to learn is this: you get faster by running more, and you run more by running slower. Read more...
Tags: Fitness, Running, Lifehacks, Cardio

The Pros and Cons of Olive Oil vs Canola Oil

When comparing olive oil vs canola oil, does olive oil win by a landslide? Should olive oil be automatically crowned champion? Not so fast. Both canola and olive oils are popular cooking oils that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Parenting, Diet, Fitness, Cons of Olive Oil vs Canola Oil

Peloton's Plan to Meet Pandemic Demand: Cheaper Treadmill, Pricier Bike, and New Classes

As gyms and boutique fitness studios throughout much of the country remain closed to avoid becoming covid-19 hot spots, home workout equipment sales have skyrocketed. Peloton, maker of a popular connected bike and extremely expensive connected treadmill, has benefitted from the forced shift to home fitness. Now the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fitness, Peloton, Peddling To Nowhere

The best kettlebells

Kettlebells are a great way to make the most of every exercise session as they allow you to combine strength work with cardio and flexibility training.Before you start using a kettlebell, take the time to learn proper form and make sure you start with appropriate weight in order to minimize the risk of injury.Our top pick, the Everlast Vinyl Dipped Kettlebells, features a thick vinyl coating, a color-coded weight system, and comes in a variety of weight options perfect for any home gym.Editor's ...
Tags: Reviews, Fitness, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Everlast, Workout, Buying Guides, Steven John, Kettlebell, Cincotta, Amazon Many, Rick Stella, At-home Workout, At-home Fitness, Insider Picks 2020

Go Somewhere New for a Run or Hike

Longtime readers will know that, for me, September is running time. It’s no longer blazing hot, so the whole day is open for runs and walks and not just the hours around dusk and dawn. (Sorry, I’m a wuss in the heat). So this month we’re doing another running and walking challenge, but with a twist.Read more...
Tags: Fitness, Challenge, Running, Lifehacks, Cardio