HEALTH & WELLNESS
HEALTH & WELLNESS

Gear: Accessories and tech devices for your workout

  • The latest in popular ellipticals

    The latest in popular ellipticals

    For all the hoopla over "natural" and "functional" fitness movements, one of the most popular workouts for all body types and athletic levels continues to be the wholly unnatural egg-shaped stride of the elliptical machine, invented by Precor less than 20 years ago. As smooth and joint-friendly...

  • Let these new bike helmets go to your head

    Let these new bike helmets go to your head

    I should be dead, twice. The fact that I'm not — or even brain-damaged (I think) — is due to the helmets I wore while being hit by a car and slamming head-first into a mountain trail. By design, their foam shells cracked instead of my skull, leaving me with scrapes, a concussion and the ability...

  • Wheels of invention keep turning for cyclists

    Wheels of invention keep turning for cyclists

    People can't stop tinkering with the bike. This year, dreamers out to reinvent one of history's most basic mechanical contrivances give us groundbreaking innovations such as the hammock seat, the asymmetrical frame and one-handle brakes, plus the most expensive, sophisticated e-bike of all time....

  • Four inventive workout basics

    Four inventive workout basics

    Hydration. Heart rate. Music. Compression and icing. Whether you get your workout on the running track, in aerobics class or on a bike, it's likely that some or all of this quartet of common workout accessories is part of your routine. With innovative flourishes galore, they can help you upgrade...

  • Gear: Up to speed on latest running shoes

    Gear: Up to speed on latest running shoes

    Camera shutters clicked. Techno music throbbed. Dramatic slow-motion images danced on massive video screens. World-famous athletes bounded up on stage to spout well-rehearsed sound bites. Last week, before hundreds of assembled media flown in from around the world, the top brass of one of the world's...

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