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Time To Get Off Your Arse, Study Urges

It doesn't matter to your blood pressure, finds a Swedish research report, how much exercise you do for one hour a day; it matters what you do all day.  In other words, if you have a desk job, it's time to get off your arse!

The American Heart Association Presents: Hand Symphony

The site's slogan is "Hands can do incredile things, but nothing compares to using them to help save a life."

Yamaha Sparks Interest With Improved Electric Bicycles

Yamaha's five new and improved PAS series electric motor-assisted bicycles are aimed at women, students and urban non-drivers.

Adidas miCoach: You Better Run Your Backside Off

Not getting enough out of your workout? Enlist the help of Adidas's new miCoach and get your own automated personal trainer.

Agressive Cancers Co-Opt Fat Cells To Do Their Dirty Work

Though they are not exactly hit men, certain enzymes in fat cells have been found aiding and abetting the spread of the most aggressive cancer cells.  The guilty enzymes are the monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL) enzymes, which put cancer cells into overdrive when they come in contact.

 

Home Rock Climbing Combines Fitness With Decor

Old & busted: home fitness rooms. New hotness: home rock-climbing walls. Of course, it helps if your home has a 30-foot tall indoor wall, like this expensive looking Japanese house.

Chariot Skates: Skiing, Cycling And Skating Combine For One Funky Pair Of Skates

An interesting new concept in skating, Chariot Skates promise to be a unique way to get from place to place.

Fountain Of Youth Or Death By Sweets? Another Study Reveals Sugar Kills

I don't really want to be the one to break it to you, especially the day after Christmas, but sugar kills. On the bright side, 2010 is just around the corner and you're not too late to cross sugar off your list of healthy energy foods for the new year. 

Motorized Knee For The Bionic Jogger

For those that just can't muster all the power and energy they need to run or jog, a group of Japanese researchers is working on a motorized knee.

Headis Is Just What It Sounds Like: Tennis With Your Head

New sports are always a hoot, and HEADIS is no exception--a totally new use for that dusty, old ping pong table in the basement.

Pedal Powered Christmas Tree Slimming and Eco-friendly

As part of the Cop15 campaign this year, Copenhagen's City Hall Square Christmas tree could help inspire people not only to be more eco-conscious, but also to stay in shape as they pedal to light up the tree

Develop Wireless Apps While You Jog: TI eZ430-Chronos

Wear your wireless development platform on the go. This new watch from Texas Instruments offers a little something for geeks and athletes alike.

4Fitness: Big Gym, Tiny Footprint

The 4Fitness is an interesting concept in home exercise designed to bring a full serving of fitness without the space-stealing equipment.

Grace Electric Bike Melds Scooter, Motorcycle And Bicycle Into One Expensive Ride

The Grace Bike throws two electric motors and lithium batteries onto a performance bicycle and creates an enviable ride that will leave others long behind.

Pocket Radar: Tiny Speed-Tracking Device

The Pocket Radar brings the function of one of the most despised devices on earth to your pocket.

Anti-Theft Collapsible Bike Wheel

These concept wheels provide an interesting new reason for thieves to pass your bike over (or at least spend an extra 3 minutes stealing it).

Send Your Weight Directly To Twitter With The Body Scale

With just $160, you can buy in to new heights of embarrassment. Begin sending regular tweets about your weight/fat content by jumping on the Body Scale.

Cyberchondria & The Art Of Googling Oneself Silly!

An actual research study titled "Cyberchondria: Studies of the Escalation of Medical Concerns in Web Search" was recently conducted by Microsoft researchers Ryen W. White and Eric Horvitz to analyze how the Web enables those obsessed in researching illnesses. A survey of 515 Microsoft employees determined that Internet surfing regarding health issues is on the rise. Inquiring minds want to know what's ailing them and why they are obsessed with tracking down health symptoms online from the common cold to cancer.

First Exclusive Green Marketplace For Hotels Launches

On November 9, EcoGreenHotel announced the official launch of it’s new online store, EcoGreenHotelStore.com. It's virtually a green marketplace for hotels and a one-stop marketplace of over 1000 products and services for the green hospitality industry. As more and more hotels become green-certified and more guests request "green" accommodations, the EcoGreenHotel Store is satisfying the needs of both the hotelier and the traveler.

Walkstation: Transforming American Workplaces From Sedentary To Active!

With exercise and employee well-being becoming a greater focus in many workplaces, a new company has released something that allows those who typically work at a computer to multi-task in a way that's for their own greater good, and that of the company that they work for. This concept isn't a business idea per say - but it's definitely worth mentioning because it might just set a new trend for workspaces of the future.