At the beginning of January, I happened upon a video you may have seen: a young woman doing pushups for 100 days. She starts out “scrawny,” but gets stronger. I wanted to do that. So I did, and you can too.
While Pokémon Go is geared toward adults and teens, a lot of parents are playing it with their children too. I helped my kindergartener install it yesterday, and we spent an afternoon at a park looking for Pikachu. There are some safety concerns, but lots of potential for exercise and learning, too.
Food labels are notoriously confusing—but what if they simply told you how long it might take to burn off the calories you’re about to consume?
Feeling sluggish? Doughy? Increasingly short-winded? Well, my flabby friend, it’s time for you to stop putting off the inevitable and get back in shape. You’re not trying to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1980, but with time and commitment, you can at least get yourself looking and feeling better. We promise! We…
It takes a lot of hard work to stay in shape, which is why it’s important to exercise on a regular basis. But it’s not always possible to remain active, and sometimes a few days off can turn into a more... extended hiatus. Here’s what happens to your body when you suddenly stop exercising.
Being healthy is simple, right? "Eat less, move more." That's easy to say, but practicality is one of the most important things when it comes to health and fitness. Recommendations like this are blanket statements that don't address practicality—so when it comes down to it, which is more important? Diet, or exercise?
Gamers like me spend hours leveling up our characters so that they're stronger and faster and can defeat enemies more easily. Why not try that in real life? I realized that I could use this mindset with my health, and was surprised to find that gaming had prepared me to reach my fitness goals.
iOS: Gamifying workouts is nothing new, but Superhero Workout, a new game from the developers of Zombies, Run!, changes things up a bit by adding an actual story to your workout.
Hot off the heels of the previous fun run, the folks over in Taiwan have held another hero run. This time, they run for the Dark Knight!
A little less than a year ago, I wrote about my success losing weight by spending an hour each morning playing Dance Dance Revolution. However, after nearly a year of this regime, I grew bored and felt the need for a change—so I decided to try watching anime on an exercise bike instead.
Nike is launching some kind of reality... video game... thing in the near future. Powered by the company's Nike+ FuelBand wristband, they're calling it the "the first game powered by your everyday movement."
Look, at this point, the only thing that Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous pop hit is good for is experimentation. And, whether you love or hate "Call Me Maybe," you've got to admire what programmer Ryan Challinor—who works at Dance Central and Rock Band developer Harmonix—does to the song.
In today's fashionably late episode of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter God Hand BrynnFlynn talks about that old video game weight loss standard, the exercise bike.
We've been combining video games and physical activity for years now. We've had the Wii and its Balance Board, Microsoft's Kinect, and the PlayStation Move. There are mobile apps to make your morning jog into playtime, and systems like Fitocracy to make your workout a friendly competition.
Every Tuesday evening in February London fight game fans can step away from their game console and grab a little fitness with Gymbox's SoulCalibur V: Swordsman Workout class. No, seriously.
A new fitness program that asks gamers to earn time gaming by exercising is targeting fans of one of the biggest releases of the year.
Pac-Man might have been inspired by greasy pizza, but that doesn't mean its creator, Toru Iwatani, wants you to turn to lard.
At last, I have a way to exercise in front of my TV without any contraptions (or other people) near my body but still with a way to get yelled at if my form is bad.
Getting in shape is hard. Some people need motivation. Others need motivation.
Duh, you say. Well, the usefulness of the report suggests that playing video games ain't entirely sedentary, and aren't a threat to actual exercise. Ah, now do you see? Sports games are our friends.