HEALTH & WELLNESS
HEALTH & WELLNESS

Gear: Accessories and tech devices for your workout

  • New machines aim to be a runner's hurt blocker

    New machines aim to be a runner's hurt blocker

    The only thing more astounding than the number of runners nowadays — 541,000 finished a marathon last year, and 2 million ran a half-marathon — is the number of running injuries. The guesstimates never change: Every year, half of all runners get hurt enough that they must stop running — sometimes...

  • New 27.5-inch mountain bikes get high marks from cyclists

    New 27.5-inch mountain bikes get high marks from cyclists

    Do you remember two years ago, when this column reviewed the "29er," which had come to dominate the mountain bike world with super-fast, roll-over-anything, monster-truck 29-inch wheels that made traditional 26-inch bikes look like children's toys? Well, forget about that. Big tires still rule,...

  • New products promise happier trails for campers

    New products promise happier trails for campers

    You learn to put up with lots of inconveniences while camping, which is half the fun of it for some. But the other half of us can do without an uncomfortable, too-tight sleeping bag that gives you sweaty feet on a not-so-cold night, a ground pad that makes you lightheaded while blowing it up, a...

  • Beach fun gets fitter with new toys and designs

    Beach fun gets fitter with new toys and designs

    Going to the beach and lying around on a towel all day doesn't cut it for everyone. For active people, the sand and surf are an extension of the gym, with nonstop movement ruling the day. Here are a few toys to help you keep your aerobic fitness, coordination and neuromuscular reaction time honed...

  • College runners take the latest in shoe technology out for a spin

    College runners take the latest in shoe technology out for a spin

    College athletes weigh in on the latest in running shoe technology with Reebok Zquick, Adidas Energy Boost 2, Altra Lone Peak and Mizuno Wave Sayonara.

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