Wednesday, March 12, 2014

12-Mar-2014 10:50 Well:

Well: Every Dog Has Its Data :: Wearable devices to track biometric activity are increasingly popular with humans, so it's not surprising that people are also putting them on their dogs.

Well: Gadgets to Boost Bike Safety :: An air-bag scarf that turns into a helmet on impact, a bike horn that mimics a car horn and other marvels of modern cycling.

Well: The Monitored Man :: After six months of heavy use of activity-monitoring gadgets — sometimes wearing four at a time — the author reports back.

Well: Finding the Right Pace on a Treadmill Desk :: A reporter using a treadmill desk found she burned calories without noticing but had to tinker with pace depending on her task.

Well: Seeking Serenity on a Screen :: Though smartphones are a source of stress and distraction for many people, apps for meditation have also become popular.

Well: Do Brain Workouts Work? Science Isn't Sure :: Tools like Lumosity promise to stimulate your mind, though researchers question how much they improve cognitive performance.

Well: Collecting Data on a Good Night's Sleep :: New apps and gadgets like Sleepbot, Beddit and Sleep Cycle can track problems with sleep and waking and, ideally, offer insights that can lead to improvement.

Well: Why High-Impact Exercise Is Good for Your Bones :: For stronger bones, sprint. Jump off a box 15 inches or higher at your gym and jump back up. Hop in place.


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