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This device is like 'Dance Dance Revolution' for lower-limb rehabilitation — Future Blink
March 10, 2020 at 7:20 pm 0
Smart Balance uses games to emphasize core strength and lower body stability.  Read more...More about Gaming, Mashable Video, Balance, Health Fitness, and Future Blink
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Business & Technology, Health Fitness
The perfect running companion that won’t slow you down
October 1, 2018 at 7:18 pm 0
Keep all of your valuables safe while you work outThe Running Buddy is the perfect accessory to your active lifestyle. It is water resistant and can hold everything from your phone to your water bottle.  Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Read more...More about Health Fitness, Mashable Video, Commerce, Health And Fitness, and Running Gear
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Health Fitness, Lifestyle
There's no period emoji. This campaign wants to change that.
May 27, 2017 at 11:28 am 0
There's an emoji for just about everything, from tacos to tropical fish. But, we currently don't have an emoji to describe our periods.  A new social media campaign wants to smash the stigma surrounding menstruation one emoji at a time.  SEE ALSO: These 'femojis' may get you talking more about your period Girls rights group, Plan International, launched a social media campaign on Sunday to include an official "period emoji" on the global emoji keyboard.The charity has created five designs and people can vote for their favourite emoji. The winning design will be submitted to the Unicode Consortium, the governing organisation that standardises characters across devices.  Read more...More about Emoji, Periods, Emoji Keyboard, Lifestyle, and Health Fitness
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Health Fitness, Science & Technology
Woman's Fitbit saves her life after it detected a strange change in her heart rate
April 6, 2017 at 12:58 am 0
A fitness tracker could be more useful than just helping you shed weight — the data it's collecting about your body could go as far as saving lives. 73-year-old Patricia Lauder from Connecticut noticed her Fitbit data was logging an abnormally high resting heart rate of over 140 beats per minute, far higher than her usual 60 to 70, CNN reported. SEE ALSO: Fitbit's Alta HR gets caught up between fashion and function She had already visited the doctor after a recent sinus infection and was waiting for results, but the data was alarming enough that she called 911 to be sent to the emergency ward. Read more...More about Fitness Trackers, Fitbit, Health, Tech, and Health Fitness
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Health Fitness, Lifestyle
Yogi dressed in white powerfully defies period shame on Instagram
February 11, 2017 at 3:08 pm 0
Yoga instructor Steph Gongora did something bold this week. Dressed in white, she got onto her mat and filmed herself in various poses that revealed a red stain from her period.  Then she put the clip on Instagram, where she now has more than 258,000 followers.  SEE ALSO: When the trolls come at you over birth control coverage, here's what to say By Saturday, the post had been viewed 208,000 times and elicited more than 4,400 comments, both cruel and kind. Some were disturbed by the imagery while others were inspired by Gongora's message.   Her hope, she said in the post, was to help people who menstruate feel less ashamed of a natural bodily function.  Read more...More about Period, Health, Yoga, Lifestyle, and Health Fitness
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Health Fitness, Lifestyle
When an online relationship with a stranger is unhealthy
September 24, 2016 at 9:40 pm 0
The internet can be a thrilling place, full of opportunities to discover something — or someone — new.  Adolescents and teens know this feeling well, but may be more vulnerable to exploitation than any other online user. Amid the fun of exploring the digital world, there is the small risk of developing emotionally and psychologically damaging relationships with strangers.  SEE ALSO: How to avoid becoming the bully you hate on social media That became clear earlier this week when the Daily Mail published an account of an anonymous 15-year-old who had an explicit online relationship with former New York congressman Anthony Weiner.  Read more...More about Relationships, Internet, Lifestyle, Family Parenting, and Health Fitness
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Health Fitness, Lifestyle
There's a new Tube map to help you get your steps up
August 30, 2016 at 3:26 pm 0
LONDON — Choosing between arriving at work on time and getting in some cheeky steps is such a struggle. And thanks to Pokémon eggs, the pressure to squeeze in those steps is greater than ever before. SEE ALSO: London is hiring a 'night czar' and people are confused Thankfully, Transport for London (TfL) has just released an official Tube map showing the number of steps between stations in zones one and two, so you can plan how to sneak in some extra steps each day. The map is designed to encourage Londoners to get walking.  The map shows the number of steps between stations in zones one and two.Image: transport for london  Read more...More about Exercise, Health Fitness, Uk, Transport, and Lifestyle
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Health Fitness, Lifestyle
There is now Marmite popcorn and you'll either love it or hate it
May 27, 2016 at 1:58 pm 0
LONDON - It's been a long time since popcorn simply came in just sweet or salty flavours, but Marmite has just taken the flavour game to a whole new level. As with most things Marmite, you will probably either love it or hate it, but the inquisitive person inside you will probably want to try the new edition from gourmet manufacturers Joe & Seph’s. The joint venture between the popcorn brand and Britain's iconic product will be a sweet and savoury combination.  The new edition is available now.Image: MarmiteIt will include an "innovative, Willy Wonka-style flavour sequencing technique that unlocks different taste elements, one after the other as you crunch," Joe & Seph's say.  Read more... More about Popcorn, Food, Lifestyle, and Health Fitness
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Gadgets, Health Fitness, Science & Technology
#TBT: Easy-Bake Oven food was kind of gross but we ate it anyway
April 21, 2016 at 3:41 am 0
For this week's #ThrowbackTech, Mashable takes you all the way back to the 1970s "mod" Easy-Bake Oven. Though the recipes were v simple, they were also v gross, but did we care? Nope. We ate all of the treats.Check back each Thursday as we explore another piece of #ThrowbackTech for a whole new take on #TBT! Read more...More about Tech, Gadgets, Videos, Health Fitness, and Home
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Health Fitness, Lifestyle
4 morning rituals that will positively impact your day
March 20, 2016 at 8:02 pm 0
One thing that some of the most successful people in business, art and politics all have in common? They have a regular morning routine. But here’s the thing: The decisions you make in the morning can either set you up for success and encourage you to make healthy choices for the rest of your waking hours or seriously sabotage your overall wellness. Read on to find out if you’re accidentally making things harder for yourself — and what you should be doing instead. SEE ALSO: 4 spooky ways the moon can affect your body Problem: Hitting the snooze button Realizing that you can stay bundled under the covers for a few more minutes always feels like a gift — but whether you snooze one, two, or 10 times, you’re really messing with your body’s sleep cycle. Instead of helping you feel more rested and easing you into the day, those extra few minutes of sleep actually
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