This seems totally crazy, but according to a study from the French National Institute of Sport, runners who stand in a -166 degree room for a few minutes after a race can recover their muscle strength some 20 times faster. Cool?
Staying healthy and fit should not be a painful job or even a chore. And you shouldn't have to spend hefty amounts of money on gym membership fees just to do a few reps on the old bench press and then head back home. In fact, why can't exercise be fun and entertaining? Actually it can be, with the right equipment — fitness gadgets disguised as video games. It's Healthy Week here at Syfy, and to kick off the festivities we've compiled a list of 11 fun healthy video game gadgets that can keep you looking lean and mean right in your very own home. Sorry, hot sweaty strangers are not included with any of these.
So you want to climb ropes but don't want to expose yourself to the perils of falling to your demise? MtEverClimb — the rope climbing exercise machine has you covered.
One day we may find ourselves fighting for our lives in hand to hand combat with Singularity-born robot Terminators, but in the meantime, you can practice pummeling robots (and humans) with a new robot without fear of retribution.
The Wii has somehow become the lazy man's version of working out: standing in front of your TV and moving around a little bit. And the U-Move controller only adds to that.
This is the Excalibur, a climbing wall at the Bjoeks Climb Center in Groningen, The Netherlands. At a whopping 121 feet tall and with an overhang of 36 feet, it's the tallest climbing wall in the world.
Responding to an art-meets-innovation challenge set out by Nike, British tinkerer Nick Marsh created this pair of Nike Wii sneakers that sends normal Wii fitness exercises into overdrive.
Exercise bike, or alien artifact? We could go either way on this one.
Most of us spend far too much time sitting on our duffs either watching TV, playing video games, or simply wasting time online. If only there was a way that forced us to exercise before we could get our tech fix. That's the idea behind the E-Rope, a battery charging jump rope concept that can juice up four AA rechargeable batteries with about 20 minutes of high-energy exercise.
If you thought texting while driving was dangerous, I submit to you a whole 'nother kind of hazard: reading while biking. It reminds me of this dude I saw once while I was driving down the notoriously packed Interstate 5...