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Running May Slow Aging Process

We’ve all heart that running is good for you. But can running turn back the clock? Researchers at the Stanford University of Medicine found that running regularly slows the effects of aging.

The Olympics In Detroit: Technology Helps Athletes Stay In Medal-Winning Shape

Doctors in Detroit are taking a close look at the Olympic women's soccer team... but not for the same reason sports fans are watching.

Japan's Aging Population Deals with Old Man Smell

Old Man Smell... Seems that's what's on the minds - and noses - of Japan's aging population these days. Concerned salarymen are looking to a new series of specially formulated products to eliminate age-related aromas.

Treadwall Hopes To Climb To The Top

If you thought the exercise machines at the gym looked intimidating, then think again as there’s a new product based on mountain climbing and treadmills.


Bamboo Helmet: Eco-friendly and Life-saving All At Once

Is it me or does it seem there are more bicyclists and motorcyclists on the road these days?

I don't blame people if they are switching to cheaper means of transportations when considering the price of gasoline today. Still there something I wish to say to many of two wheel riders on the road today, "Put on your $^%@*^&! helmet. Please!" Forget the bad hair. Helmets save lives. Enough preaching though, check this out. There is an innovative eco-friendly helmet for riders to wear made of bamboo, called the Roof R06 Helmet.


Nothing Dumb About This Fitness Invention

Though its not entirely effective, Jin Le's new invention could be a hit for some individuals who tend to hit the gym on a regular basis.

Spanish Melons That Taste Like Lemons: Will Wonders Never Cease?

It took twelve years to create this melon that tastes like a lemon. Instead of asking why, if you live in the UK, try to track them down, as they will soon be available. If you live elsewhere, read on anyway for all the tasty details.

Cleatskins Make Sure Your Shoes Are Safe

With some determination and past personal experiences, a former college athlete and his wife have come up with an invention to help individuals who use cleats.


The Best Olympics Ad Campaigns from Around The World?

Countries around the world are gearing up for the upcoming Olympic games, and one way to show athletes that their country is behind them is through advertising. Here are some creative ads done in China, France and Italy to show the Olympic spirit:

Innovative Bike Has Parents Riding High

Active parents love convenient outdoor gadgets, and thanks to Zigo, you can stay fit while hanging out with your little ones at the same time.

Lightweight Cardboard Bike A Bargain?

If you are considering buying a bike in the future, take a look first at the innovative prototype bike designed by Phil Bridge, a student at Sheffield Hallam University. Phil has designed a bike almost entirely made of recycled material and interchangeable mechanical parts for about $30.

The Running Shoe That's Also Your Personal Trainer

Tracking your exercise habits can now be easier with a new invention that doesn’t come in a box of Kellog’s Special K cereal.

Mathew Lau’s Future Carbohydrate Cooker

Technology’s cold but very deft hand has once again provided a way to make our culinary jobs easier and more efficient. Read all about this cool, space-saving, stylish and smart new cooker created by industrial designer, Mathew Lau

Physical Activity of Children Is Dropping

The physical activity of children has dropped from age 9 to age 15, says a study done by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

MP3 Player Allows You To Submerge Yourself In Music

Since runners and bicyclists have been getting all the fun with their own uniquely designed MP3 players, Speedo and iRiver have teamed up to make sure swimmers don't feel left out.

Surfing May Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Sufferers

Researchers have found that surfing may be the key to prolonging the life of people suffering from cystic fibrosis.

Nike USA Olympic Uniforms Ready To Revolutionize

Several athletes recently premiered the new Nike USA track and field uniforms before a sold-out crowd of 20,000 at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field.


Change in Diet May Reduce High Blood Pressure

A study published in The Journal of Clinical Hypertension has shown that a higher intake of minerals such as potassium, magnesium and calcium by dietary means may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and decrease blood pressure in people with hypertension.

Shake It, Baby! Madonna Does!

Madonna shakes it. Shaquille O’Neal, Lance Armstrong, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Jane Fonda, and LeBron James, Claudia Schiffer and Natalie Imbruglia are among other celebrities that are said to shake it. What do they shake? Everything. They do whole body vibration exercise (WBV) and there are several good reasons why....

Muscle-Sensing T-Shirt Improves Athletic Technique

As countless coaches have advised their athletes, often the best way to improve technique is to break things down into one movement at a time.

A new T-shirt that measures muscle output could take this strategy to the extreme. The shirt, which is embedded with small sensors, enables athletes to find out which muscles they're using at different moments, and how hard. The invention is part of the ConText Project.

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