Health & Fitness

Gear: Accessories and tech devices for your workout

  • Gear: Shoes for not-quite-barefoot running
    Gear: Shoes for not-quite-barefoot running

    Barefoot running has become a hot fitness trend thanks to evidence that it can reduce injuries and strengthen feet. But ironically, many "barefooters" prefer to keep their feet covered. Fear of injuries from broken glass, rocks and other sharp objects inspired the invention of the...

  • Gear: A step up in home ellipticals
    Gear: A step up in home ellipticals

    The elliptical trainer and its smooth oval foot pattern was a hit the moment it arrived on the scene in the mid-1990s, but a good one that could stand up to regular home use without rattling apart has never come cheap. That's doubly true of some of the expensive new sub-categories that have...

  • Gear: Getting taken for a ride
    Gear: Getting taken for a ride

    Likes and dislikes of the Michelin Protek Max flat-proof inner tube, Ergon PC2 pedals, Specialized Purist water bottle and the LeMond Revolution trainer.

  • Gear: Cardio exercise machines add fun features
    Gear: Cardio exercise machines add fun features

    Time does not pass quickly when you're going nowhere fast. Suddenly, however, a new crop of stationary cardio exercise machines has livened up the indoor workout world, adding everything from Internet compatibility to ecology aids to creative new movement patterns. Here's some innovative...

  • A look at new camping and hiking gear
    A look at new camping and hiking gear

    Tested this go-round are a two-man tent, hydration pack, sleeping pad and light.

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