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Seven ways to exercise effectively without going to the gym

Tom Pritchard Feeling good, Fitness, Health, Health and Fitness Week

Let's be honest, there are a lot of things we'd rather spend our hard earned cash on than a membership to the gym. Nobody likes going to the gym, so its easy to resent having to pay a monthly fee just to keep yourself healthy -- especially if you don't have any budget gyms nearby.…

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11 more things to improve your home workout

Tom Pritchard Feeling good, Fitness, Health and Fitness Week, Theme weeks

Let's face it, getting yourself a gym membership can be incredibly expensive and depending on where you live you might not get much choice in where you can go. But there's nothing stopping you from exercising at home. There's no monthly fee, and you don't have to worry about things like closing times and the…

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7 ‘bad’ things that can actually be good for you #HealthandFitnessWeek

Diane Shipley Feeling good, Health, Health and Fitness Week, Theme weeks, Wellbeing

Every day brings a new health study about something else we need to avoid if we want to live to 90, and they're frequently things we used to think were OK: jogging, red meat, even VITAMINS, for goodness' sake. And who knows what else we'll be warned off in future, or whether people who eschew…

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CES 2015: Garmin launches stylish Vivofit 2 fitness tracker

Becca Caddy #CES2015, Feeling good

At CES 2015 this week, Garmin is set to unveil two new additions to its Vivofit range, adding a new lick of paint and some extra functionality to its already successful fitness tracker. The Garmin Vivofit (which we reviewed last year), has had a new refresh for 2015 with the mouthy Vivofit 2 and the…

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Jawbone unveils UP3: its most advanced fitness tracker yet

Becca Caddy Tech

Jawbone has unveiled a new activity tracker today called the UP3. The brand's most advanced device yet, the UP3 is built for fitness with a heart rate monitor and sensors capable of recording different stages of sleep. Described by Travis Bogard, the VP of Product Management at Jawbone, as 'the world's most powerful tracker in the smallest…

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shinyshiny speaks to Bangs about running motivation, fitness tech and why mentoring is so important #RunningWeek

Becca Caddy Tech

Here at shinyshiny I get the opportunity to speak to inspiring people from the worlds of tech, design and fitness on a daily basis. But the interview today holds a very special place in my heart because it's with a blogger I've followed, admired and learned a hell of a lot from over the past few years,…

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The 8 worst fitness gadgets of all time #RunningWeek: JumpSnap, Gravity Strider, Hula Chair

Holly Brockwell Feeling good, Fun

Garages across the nation are crammed to the rafters with dusty dumbbells, ex-exercise bikes and untrodden treadmills, testament to the spirit being willing but the flesh being lazy. It's no surprise, then, that quick-fix fads offering gym bodies without the actual effort have made millions for their inventors. We're all guilty of watching those celeb-laden infomercials,…

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Welcome to #RunningWeek – the world of fitness tech, workout gear & interviews with inspirational women

Becca Caddy Tech

Over the next week, the shinyshiny team will be exploring all things running, workouts and getting active. We'll help you choose the right running shoes, bras and accessories for you, explore the merging of fashion and fitness, provide you with some much-needed Pinterest and YouTube-related motivation, take a look at some of the best (and worst!)…

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Timex launches Ironman One GPS+ smartwatch for fitness lovers

Becca Caddy Feeling good

Stand down tech giants, it looks like watch manufacturer Timex might also be vying for a slice of the wearable fitness pie with its latest gadget, the Ironman One GPS+. This rather serious-looking device is a smartwatch built for fitness and handily doesn't need a phone nearby for it to function properly. If you're a fan…

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Star.21: The £19 fitness tracker that aims to make you healthier in just 21 days

Becca Caddy Tech

Even though we've all got arms full of fitness trackers, the Star.21 is a wearable with a difference. Not only does this basic band help you form healthy habits really slowly over 21 days (rather than throwing you in at the deep end like other wearables), it also costs just £19. Launched on crowd-funding website…

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Nike Free Box: Nike squeezes running shoes into box 1/3 of the size

Becca Caddy Tech

Earlier this year, Nike launched its latest running shoe, the very good-looking Nike Free 5.0, which is the brand's most advanced and most flexible  shoe yet. Nike teamed up with Uruguay-based advertising agency Publicis Impetu to prove just how bendy these 5.0's are and dreamed up a fun (and not to mention environmentally-friendly) campaign with a…

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INSIGHT – shinyshiny talks to Adidas about designing the Fit Smart, making data more meaningful and wearables for women

Becca Caddy Tech

Today Adidas launched its brand new Fit Smart wearable, a fitness tracking device specially designed for those who take working out seriously and want real-time monitoring and all kinds of stats about their heart rate, the distance they've covered, the length of their stride, the calories they've burned, and much much more. Here at shinyshiny we were…

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TAKE OUR QUIZ – Which fitness tracker should you buy?

Becca Caddy Tech

Here at shinyshiny we're dedicated to bringing you news, reviews and tips about the coolest tech, lifestyle products and must-have apps on the market. But no matter how clued up you are, sometimes figuring out which gadget, product or service is right for you can still be confusing -  especially when there's so much to choose…

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Will Adidas beat Nike in the wearables game with its new miCoach Fit Smart Band?

Becca Caddy Tech

Over the past few days there have been a whole host of leaks, providing anxious wearable-lovers with photos and specs about Adidas' latest foray into the activity tracking market: the miCoach Fit Smart band (or at least that's what the rumours suggest it's called). It looks like the huge sporting brand has taken advantage of…

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INSIGHT – 8 things Pinterest has ruined forever: weddings, relationships and hair

Lauren Bravo Tech

A new study has shown that Pinterest is now more popular than Twitter in the US. But while our favourite social scrapbooking platform makes the world look just a little bit prettier, it’s also destroying everything we’ve ever loved… Relationships Sure, you’re in love. But why aren’t you in love in a meadow? Or coyly…

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WedMD app launches Healthy Target to track your data and wearable activity

Becca Caddy Tech

Just weeks after the announcement of Apple's all-singing, all-dancing health and fitness tracking platform, HealthKit, popular diagnosis app WebMD has launched Healthy Target, a new programme that works with all kinds of third party apps and wearable devices to pull your data together into one central hub. Launched this week, Healthy Target will work with…

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