Zamzee: Activity monitor and interactive gaming site gets kids moving

Zamzee at CES 2014

The Zamzee, created by HopeLab, is a small device that works by monitoring movement and physical activity in kids. That exercise information is then loaded onto a corresponding game website, where kids can go on to see how much they moved and earn points and rewards.

 

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Top 10 Laziest States in America

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The top spot as the laziest state in the union is Tennessee

In the earliest days of the U.S., the frontier was a tough place to live. Surely more than one pioneer, upon reaching the rushing and roiling Mississippi River, turned to his wagon-mates and said, with a wave of his hand, “Yeah, this looks like a nice place to settle, let’s call it a day.”

 

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Dog Owners Who Walk Their Dogs Regularly Are Healthier Than People Without Pets

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People who own and walk their dogs regularly are 34 per cent more likely to hit exercise targets.

Man’s best friend may be more than just a faithful companion.  A new study has revealed dog owners are more likely to reach recommended fitness levels than people without a pet.

 

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The More You Sit Around, The Shorter Your Life Span

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Favorite pastime for Americans.

The more Americans engage in one of their favorite pastimes — sitting around — the shorter their average life span, a new study suggests. The effect remained even after researchers factored out obesity or the level of daily physical activity people were engaged in, according to a study of more than 120,000 American adults.

 

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Fitness Experts Agree Stretching Before Exercising Could be Harmful

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Stretching before exercising could be harmful

Want a better work-out? Then don’t stretch beforehand, some experts say. Many people take it for granted that they should start their exercise routines with some stretching on the spot, perhaps hoping it will loosen them up for their work-out. Most fitness experts now agree this kind of static stretching before exercise is not just counter-productive, but potentially harmful.

 

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Ergonomic Stand-Up Desks Allow Students To Stand Or Sit While Working

Stand-Up Desks Allow Students To Stand Or Sit While Working 

 Abby Brown, the sixth grade teacher who designed the stand-up desks

From the hallway, Abby Brown’s sixth-grade classroom in a little school here about an hour northeast of Minneapolis has the look of the usual one, with an American flag up front and children’s colorful artwork decorating the walls.

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