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Category: Health + Fitness

Wii Bicycle Pedal Accessory on the Way? Bike Your Way to Fitness

Wii Bicycle Pedal Accessory on the Way? Bike Your Way to Fitness
Is the Nintendo Wii going to get a recumbent bike peripheral sometime soon? From the looks of this leaked marketing slide spotted over on NeoGAF (along with another for a rumored Wii Fit Plus) it sure looks like a possibility.

Bandai’S Samurai Pedometer: How Warriors Kept Their Healthy Physiques

Bandai’S Samurai Pedometer: How Warriors Kept Their Healthy Physiques
Here’s an odd little gadget fresh from Japan. It’s a digital pedometer with a twist. Instead of just measuring how many steps you’ve walked, it has you play a little Samurai game as you amble along.

Experiment Reveals Gray Hair Means Damaged Dna – So Baldness Means Lack of Dna?

Experiment Reveals Gray Hair Means Damaged Dna – So Baldness Means Lack of Dna?
Can mental or emotional stress damage our DNA? An experiment has shown that the presence of gray hair means that the melanocyte stem cells in hair follicles – that ones that become melanocytes that give color to hair –  have badly damaged DNA.

Cool.Con Reflexology Remote Control Fixes What Ails You While You Channel Surf

Cool.Con Reflexology Remote Control Fixes What Ails You While You Channel Surf
Nope, this spiky orb-shaped device isn’t some sort of controller for the latest Sonic the Hedgehog game. It’s actually just a universal remote control – in a really weird package, with a really weird secondary purpose.

Sega Brain Checker Asks Just How Stupid Are You?

Sega Brain Checker Asks Just How Stupid Are You?
If you haven’t gotten a chance to play either of the Brain Age games on the Nintendo DS, you might want to check out this gadget from Japan’s SegaToys. Thanks to my limited knowledge of the Japanese language, I’m not 100% sure what the Brain Checker does, but it sure looks like it could be fun.

Garmin Forerunner 50 Fitness Gear Auto Syncs to Your Pc

Garmin Forerunner 50 Fitness Gear Auto Syncs to Your Pc
Garmin’s latest entry into the growing field of mobile fitness technology lets you keep track of your workout data without ever having to connect a cable or press a sync button. Their new Forerunner 50 system automatically synchronizes data from devices you wear to your computer.

Wii Fit: Lose Weight While Gaming

Wii Fit: Lose Weight While Gaming
Nintendo today revealed Wii Fit, a new “game” for the Wii that’s all about fitness. What’s interesting about this is the new controller that ships with the game. The small, flat controller, called the “Wii Balance Board,” lays on the ground and detects your body movements as you exercise.

Be Sure to Eat Your R.F.I.D.

Be Sure to Eat Your R.F.I.D.
The tracking technology known as RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) is showing up everywhere from grocery stores, to shipping containers, to gas station, to toll roads. Now, your intestines can join in the radio wave fun! Kodak has filed this patent application for RFID tagged capsules that could be swallowed to track activity in a patient’s digestive system.

Get a Tan While You Surf the Web

Get a Tan While You Surf the Web
Didn’t think you could maintain that deep, dark, tropical tan during these cold winter days? Well thanks to this handy USB gadget, you can keep that (un)healthy glow all year long. ThinkGeek’s USB Desktop Tanning Center lets you roast your epidermis to three shades of tan, ranging from Starbucks Vanilla Latte to Ooompa Loompa.