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TECH 29 Jun 2015 | 5:27 PM

A treat for your tricks: 3D printed chocolate in exchange for exercise

In a study examining the relationship between exercise and food reward, participants who exercise the most get ultra-smooth, 3D-printed chocolate.

Technology 28 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Wii games don’t mean kids exercise more

b>HOUSTON (Texas)/b>: Virtual boxing, tennis and dancing along with videogame systems may not be helping children meet daily exercise requirements.

TECH 04 Oct 2017 | 11:30 PM

Fitness tracker games may help families get more exercise

When fitness trackers alone fail to get families moving enough, turning step counts into a competition might help people get more exercise, a small experiment suggests.

TECH 30 Apr 2017 | 6:00 AM

Exercise can be contagious, new social network analysis finds

Now here's a contagion that might not be so bad to encounter. A new analysis of the running habits of about 1.1 million people reveals that exercise is indeed contagious – though its communicability depends on who's spreading it.

TECH 29 Jan 2018 | 10:00 PM

Exercise tracking app reveals details of military sites

A map showing paths taken by users of an exercise tracking app reveals potentially sensitive information about American and allied military personnel in places including Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

TECH 27 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

Exercise generator for busy people

Sworkit — the app that generates randomised exercise routines based on your timeframe of choice — just added custom workouts.

TECH 26 Jul 2019 | 2:00 AM

Researchers used Twitter to study exercise preferences

What are the typical profiles of amateur athletes in the United States? How can public health messaging encouraging physical activity best target local populations? These questions were the basis of a study led by doctors from Boston University’s School of Public Health.

TECH 16 Nov 2015 | 10:30 AM

Older adults with diabetes may get exercise from videogames

Middle aged and older people with type 2 diabetes may be able to meet activity guidelines by playing games on the Wii Fit Plus system, according to a small Swiss study.

TECH 12 Apr 2017 | 2:30 AM

Activity trackers not always great for monitoring exercise heart rate

Some people who rely on fitness trackers to see how hard they work out may want to rethink this approach, according to a small study.

TECH 31 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

Playing Pokemon Go can bring families closer and encourage kids to exercise

Playing popular gaming app Pokémon Go can help families spend quality time together and increase their levels of physical activity.