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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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Nerve Stimulation May Help You Lose Weight

Tiny amounts of electricity in order to stimulate the nerves might be a way to lose weight, researchers say.

Want Flip Flops That Tone Your Legs? Fit Flops

A flip flop that promises to tone butts, legs, calves and thighs while walking? Has someone really developed something so innovative?

 

The answer is Yes.


Stereo Headset Knows How To Connect With Others

Owning multiple mobile electronics can create a hectic lifestyle. Most devices come with their own accessories and can only work for that specific model. One new pair of headphones can change that due to its ability to work with different multimedia devices.


Riding A Bike In Montreal Just Got Easier

Bikes included, the city of Montreal is about to get North America's first self-serve bike rental system.

Underwater Treadmill Takes Exercising to New Depths

Hydro Physio is a company based in England that has developed an underwater treadmill for those exercise enthusiasts, as well as those in rehabilitation or training.

Pedalling Million Dollar Bike To Beijing

Just when you thought the competition at the Olympics was tough, technology takes it up another notch.


Mangosteen, the Queen of Fruits!

Mangosteen, a small purple fruit relatively unknown outside of East Asia owing to its perishable nature, is about to make a big impact as a health enhancer. "Mangosteen Mania" has struck Japan - your country may be next!

Agave Sweetens Naturally; Just Taste Your Tequila

What does Wholemato Ketchup have in common with your favorite tequila? A succulent plant called the agave. The natural sweetener that Wholemato Ketchup uses is agave nectar culled from the flower of the agave plant. Tequila is distilled from sap in the heart of the blue agave.

In Japan, Pets Have Their OWND Oxygen Cafe

It remains to be seen if the oxygenating capsule for humans or dogs is going to have legs as the hottest health and fitness craze, but in Japan anything and everything is worth a try. So if you happen to be in the vicinity of the Yoyogi Uehara station in Tokyo, stop by with your dog or cat and let him try out the OWND Cafe special!

Waboba Ball Bounces On Water

Created by Swedish inventor Jan von Heland, the Waboba Ball has one special feature: being able to bounce on water.

Ice Cold Snow Sauna

The Snow Room, a ten-degrees-below-zero "spa" is a creation by the MNK Group, normally associated with the manufacture of saunas.

Company briefs speak about the benefits of a hot-cold therapy, pointing out that it is a common practice in north European countries.

Speedo’s Latest Swimsuit Breaking Records

With the 2008 Summer Olympics fast approaching, swimmers are training hard to grab the gold, but a new swimsuit might be creating an unfair competition.

Personal Trainer in Your Pocket: Toshiba Sportio Phone

With help from KDDI, the second largest mobile operator in Japan, the new Toshiba Sportio was recently introduced. The Toshiba Sportio is just one of the latest cell phones meant for individuals who are keen on exercising.

Innovative Gravity Defying Shoes

While investigating shock absorption for buildings and automobiles, scientists discovered a special polymer that was both lightweight and absorbed shock and vibration. This material forms the sole of these innovative shoes.

Selling Cellphones to the Gray Generation

Society may be aging but the older generation still wants to enjoy the benefits of technology. Marketers like Japan's NTT Docomo realize this and their new Raku Raku ("Easy Easy") Phone Basic S cellphone brings hi-tech back to basics.

Sumo Wrestling's Newest Champion Euro-Trashes Stereotypes

Think of sumo wrestlers and you'll probably conjure up images of fat Japanese guys in loincloths. Forget about all that - for the first time, a European has won sumo wrestling's coveted Emperor's Cup!