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Insurance provider Aetna launches first fitness app

Insurance provider Aetna launches first fitness app

Looks like the ‘quantified-self’ space is continuing to build momentum. Aetna, one of the largest health insurance providers in the world, is the business of making fitness apps. Next month, Aetna will launch an iPhone app and website for managing your fitness, encouraging you to eat and live in a more healthy way, and monitoring your personal health information. The app, called CarePass, will integrate personal medical records with data from popular fitness-tracking devices like Withings Wi-Fi-enabled … Read entire article »

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Passage wants to turn your workouts into journeys

Passage wants to turn your workouts into journeys

We love our health and fitness here at CHS but let’s face it, sometimes staring at a wall whilst on the running machine or trying to read a book on the cross trainer at the gym can be pretty boring. Well, with the launch of a new app recently, there may be an answer. Passage, a free download for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iOS AppStore, launched this week aiming to turn your workouts into journeys. Using Apple’s … Read entire article »

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Moves iPhone app might be more effective than an activity tracking gadget

Moves iPhone app might be more effective than an activity tracking gadget

Activity tracking gadgets have been all the rage for the past year or so, with offerings from Nike+, BodyMedia, Jawbone, Fitbit, the list really could go on and on. However, there are plenty of apps that claim they’re just as effective when it comes to monitoring your activity levels and Moves may be our new favourite for keeping an eye on everything we get up to on a daily basis. It’s solely for iPhone users right … Read entire article »

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Can an app REALLY encourage kids to eat healthy food?

Can an app REALLY encourage kids to eat healthy food?

Most parents – or even those with small relatives – will know that sometimes getting kids to choose healthy foods over cakes, sweets and fizzy drinks can be a real nightmare. Some are obviously willing to give those sprouts a taste, but most are tempted by the bright colours and sugary highs of things that are much worse for their health. Over in the US, the End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge has invited a number of … Read entire article »

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Nike+ Running app now available to all Android users on Google Play

Nike+ Running app now available to all Android users on Google Play

Nike’s super popular running app – and one of our all time favourite fitness tracking tools and communities – Nike+ Running is now available to all Android users from Google Play, after being exclusive to those on the O2 network. Ever since Nike+ Running launched on the iPhone and got plenty of really user friendly and great looking updates it’s been popular, with reportedly more than seven million downloads worldwide to date. However, the Android version … Read entire article »

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Notch: Visualise all of your personal health data from Fitbit, BodyMedia and Runkeeper

Notch: Visualise all of your personal health data from Fitbit, BodyMedia and Runkeeper

Now we’re into 2013 it’s a great time to start paying more attention to the food you eat and the amount you exercise – or the amount you don’t exercise, as the case may be – but one of the biggest issues many people face when they start trying to make changes to their routine is that it’s so hard to keep it up and stay motivated. Fortunately we know there are all kinds of tools, … Read entire article »

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Lumoback team raise $5M funding: Whats next for the body sensor company?

Lumoback team raise $5M funding: Whats next for the body sensor company?

The company behind Lumoback, a clever gadget and app that ensures you’re not slouching and ruining your back, has received more than $5 million in its first round of funding with contributions from Yahoo co-founder and former CEO Jerry Yang and Innovation Endeavors, Google chairman Eric Schmidt’s investment fund. According to Mobile Health News, the company will be using the extra cash for marketing, product development and engineering. The health and fitness tech market is becoming quickly saturated … Read entire article »

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Yog connects you up with other runners to stay motivated

Yog connects you up with other runners to stay motivated

Many of us plan on eating our own body weight in meat and mince pies over the next few weeks, so just like every year January needs to be all about getting back in shape. Although fancy gyms and over-priced personal trainers are a tempting option, we really don’t think you can ever beat a good run outside to get your heart beating and body moving. However, one of the main problems when it comes to … Read entire article »

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Google Now app gets a pedometer: The first step in Google’s fitness tracking mission?

Google Now app gets a pedometer: The first step in Google’s fitness tracking mission?

Many are speculating today whether Google is looking to stake a claim on the fitness monitoring market, since the Google Now Android application has been quietly updated this week to include walking and cycling tracking features. Google Now is a bit like Android’s answer to Siri, it’s an app that serves up suggestions and information to you when you think you might need it and up until now has done things like showing you the weather … Read entire article »

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Tactio’s apps help teens lose weight and get fit

Tactio’s apps help teens lose weight and get fit

Plenty of companies have tried their hand at health and fitness apps and services over the past year, but app specialists Tactio are tapping into a niche by producing lots of products specially aimed at teens and younger people who want to be healthier. Tactio is already a prominent player in the mobile health arena, with apps like TactioHealth proving popular among those looking for a comprehensive health tracking solution, but what makes the company stand out … Read entire article »

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