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More evidence against wearable activity trackers

September 26, 2016

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This topic has previously been covered in Some insights on fitness and health trackers- Helping? Hurting??? Looking at a new study- –Effect of Wearable Technology Combined With a Lifestyle Intervention on Long-term Weight Loss This is the best wearable tech study I’ve seen, overwhelmingly because of the two year follow up. It’s not what you lose, it’s […]

Why pull ups feel ok on your shoulder but overhead pressing doesn’t

September 19, 2016

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From an email, “Firstly, thanks for making such thorough content. Keep it up! (Including the cursing) To the Point: In a person with irritable shoulders (aggravated with some versions of overhead pressing), why are lat pulls and assisted pull-ups typically pain free? Details and Thoughts you can skip if you want: As a trainer, I’ve […]

How big of an issue is bone density loss when traveling to Mars?

September 14, 2016

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I think space is awesome. I think going to Mars is awesome. I think it’s important to do. I’m not going to make an argument why, but you can see one here. A problem for human spaceflight is countering the negative impacts of moving in an environment where gravity is less than Earth’s. This is the […]

Are we too obsessed with curing cancer?

September 7, 2016

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Craig Venter is a stapled name in the genetics world. His newest company aims to increase healthy ageing. “We have MRI imaging of the brain and body which allows us to detect any tumour larger than two millimetres. We take 4D echocardiograms, to create a movie of your heart and measure every parameter in it. […]