Category Archives: Future Fitness

We look at the technologies of tomorrow and how they are going to help to benefit our healthy lives.

Smart Shirts Correcting Posture

Shirt that benefits health

The future is a comfortable, sleek and stylish place.  This, my friends, is a smart shirt.  It is programmed to vibrate when your posture is off.  So if you are exercising with bad posture or just walking like a monkey the shirt will give you a gentle reminder to fix your form.

The video doesn’t say much.  In fact, it seems to be more about that ladies hair than the shirt itself, but to be perfectly honest I was really impressed with the artistic, geometric lines they drew in their. I am betting they used Illustrator or Cinema 4d for that effect.

The shirt was developed by  It is made of little elastic bands that measure the movements of the wearer, and records them for irregularities.

Move shirt
These are sewn into the shirt

Then it fires the information to some sort of computation device, where you can visual asses your data.

info display
Here we get a visual read out.

In my opinion this is what clothes should be made to do. This could be very beneficial to dancers, golfers, fighters, or any athlete for that matter.  And of course if you have bad slouching habits then this will be a very effective way to correct those.  I can see how this would improve many athletes and performers by helping them to develop their talents. And also how this could prevent many future back problems.  As of now they are not available to buy, but as soon as they are i’m going to let you guys know.

Beds for Exercise equipment?

Exercise on BedPeople come up with a lot of excuses for not exercising at home. One very common excuse people say is that they don’t have any exercise equipment. Well, they are mistaken. There is one piece of exercise equipment that everybody has. That is a Bed. That’s right, beds can be excellent for getting exercise. Don’t worry, I’m not implying anything risque’, but rather that a bed can be used as a prop for many exercise routines. Whether they be Brown leather beds, water beds, soft plushy air beds, or anything else, you can do these exercises.

Dips. You can use your bed to do dips. Pull up a chair with height of the seat about level with the bed, and sit on the bed and prop your feet on the chair. Then with your hands on the edge of the bed, move your bum off the edge, and lower and raise yourself with your arms. These are dips. The sinking in of the bed, actually makes the dips require more effort which builds better muscles.

Inclined Pushups. You can use your bed to do incline pushups. This is very simple. Put your feet up on the bed, and face stomach down, and put your hands on the ground. Keeping your body straight you will be in an inclined position. Once positioned, start doing pushups. The extra incline will help build your shoulders and triceps better than regular pushups.

Reverse Situps. The bed is an excellent place to do reverse situps. Simply lye at the edge of the bed on your stomach with your torso hanging halfway off. Then pull your chest and head up as high as you can without using your arms or legs, then lower yourself down and go up again. Do this repeatedly to help build your lower back muscles very well.

These exercises are great because you don’t even have to get out of bed to do them, and they build some of the most important important muscles in your body. Doing these exercises will help you appreciate your bed even more. Good luck with them.

(A nice addition to a bedroom is a good treadmill for exercise. Find name brand treadmills on discount at Proform Coupons)

Proform’s Tour De France Exercise Bike

Tour De France Exercise BikeHave you ever kept up on the Tour De France race? I stand in awe that anyone is able to even travel that far on bike, let alone the the amazing time they do it in. Did you know that the Tour De France is total distance of about 2,130 miles? That is an incredible distance to travel on bike. It reminds me of when I was back in boy scouts doing my cycling merit badge. The requirement to receive that badge was that you had to ride 50 miles in under 8 hours. I remember cringing during our 20 mile practices, and when the time finally came for the full 50 miles, it took everything I had to summon that much stamina out of my poor little body. And I wasn’t out of shape.

The Tour de France is such an extraordinary race that the whole world seems to stop to watch as it’s happening. In honor of the race Proform Fitness has come out with an exercise bike to let those of us who aren’t there, also participate. The bike is named the Le Tour De France Exercise Bike, and is their highest quality exercise bike that they’ve come out with. One of the reasons for its name is because it can simulate the the extremely hilly terrain of the real Tour De France. Ordinary exercise bikes have no way of simulating such terrain, because they can’t go up or down to simulate hills. The Tour De France bike is able to incline and decline 20% in both directions. It’s also connected to google maps so that all you need to do is choose your course and start pedaling. Google Maps will automatically incline and decline the bike based on the terrain. This lets you get a real feel for the terrain with all the hills and even the wind resistance. This is one of the smartest bikes around.

If you have trouble getting yourself out biking, you should try this exercise bike out. Give yourself long courses and see how long it takes for you to complete them. Push yourself and race against yourself, or better yet, race against others. The great thing about this is that you don’t need to wear a helmet! And you can watch TV while you exercise. Many reviews are about this claim that the real outdoor feeling helps motivate them to use it more. If you’re looking for something to spice up our exercise life try this bike out. You’ll love it. You can get it or check out more about it at the official Proform site Tour De France Exercise Bike. You can read a review about it and get a $75 coupon here at Proform Coupons Proform Tour De France Bike.

Treadmill Desks

A giant chunk of the population have to work at desk jobs in these days. A problem that so often comes with these jobs is the lack of exercise these people get. Sitting down all day takes a real toll on health. Is there any way possible to work at a desk job, and get exercise throughout the day? Well, I guess i’m not the only person that has asked that question.

Jay Buster, a desk worker made a goal to walk across America on his “Desk Treadmill.” A desk treadmill is just what it sounds like, A treadmill connected to a desk. It makes it possible to work at a desk while walking on a treadmill. It may take a little getting used to, but you can imagine the benefits. Jay’s goal took about a year and a half, but he successfully walked across the United States while working. He lost 20 pounds and his body was much healthier.

These treadmill desks are becoming much more popular these days and you can buy them on a variety of different sites. With all of the benefits that come from these innovative desks, it may be worth looking into.

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