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New Amazon Halo fitness band is designed to track health Inc. today jumped into the fitness band market with Halo, a subscription service and fitness band of the same name that is designed to help customers improve their health.

Amazon Halo combines a suite of artificial intelligence-powered health features, including the Amazon Halo App and the Amazon Halo band. That band uses multiple advanced sensors to provide highly accurate health information, the company said. The band stands out from the competition by having no screen, an arguably bold move that Amazon pitches as being comfortable, stylish and distraction-free.

On the tech side, the Halo Band includes an accelerometer, a temperature sensor, a heart rate monitor, two microphones, an LED indicator light and a button to turn the microphones on or off, among other functions. Along with being water-resistant, the device sports a battery that lasts up to seven days and charges in under 90 minutes. For those who like

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10 Sex Positions for Guys With Serious Fitness and Workout Skills

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You’ve been hitting your at-home workouts hard this pandemic, and over the past six months, have started to see some gains. Look at you! While the rest of world was eating entire pizzas and binge watching Tiger King, you actually got your shit together and worked out. Now, my friend, it’s time to show off… in bed. It’s time to use those fitness skills to pull off some physically-demanding sex positions that require a bit of strength and flexibility.

Even though the sex positions on this list are super strenuous, they don’t exactly double as a workout (sorry to burst your bubble). Unless you’re having active sex for multiple hours on end, you’re not going to burn that many calories. A 2013 study published in PLOS ONE concluded that men burn 100 calories during the average sex session, while women burn about 69 calories, but

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We Asked This Fitness Model For His Easy, Go-To Protein Shake Smoothie Recipe

a man standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Level-up your next shake with this cover model's easy guide

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Level-up your next shake with this cover model’s easy guide

Protein shakes: you either love them, or you loathe them. But, whichever side of the fence you sit, there’s no denying that the humble whey or vegan protein shake is the muscle-builder’s best friend. On a cost-per-serving basis, it’s cheap, low-calorie and is quick to consume.

But that doesn’t mean you have to chug a tasteless, watery shake down every morning to get the best results. Instead, and as fitness trainer and cover model Alex Crockford proves in our recent TikTok post, you can add other healthy ingredients — including spinach, oats and fruit — to level-up your shake from a murky mix to a sumptuous smoothie.

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Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness opens

WARRENVILLE — Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness locations in Woodridge and on the campus of Edward Hospital in Naperville are open again, with special measures to keep members safe as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness Centers follow COVID-19 guidelines, which include required face coverings, maintaining 6 feet of social distance, capacity limits of to 50%, and temperature checks and COVID-19 screening at entrances. Only members will be allowed, no guests.



The pools have reopened for lap swimming and aqua fitness classes, but reservations for lap swimming are not available — first come is first served. Aerobics and spin classes have modified schedules with a smaller number of people per class. The basketball court is open for solo play only, and racquetball and pickleball are singles play only.

There are still areas of the Fitness Centers that are closed, including child-care areas, sauna/steam room/whirlpools, lounges, water fountains

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Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness open, with safety precautions

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In this time of COVID-19, so many once-regular activities have become question marks, like working out at a gym or fitness center.

After several months of a shutdown due to the pandemic, Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitnesslocations in Woodridge and on the campus of Edward Hospital in Naperville are open again.

While it feels good to get back into a workout routine, it’s also different because of coronavirus.

As long as COVID-19 is a health threat, measures will be in place to keep members safe.

Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness Centers follow these COVID-19 guidelines:

  • Face covering is required. Masks must be worn throughout the facility. They can be removed during heavy exertion of exercise, but must be immediately put on when finished.
  • Must maintain 6 feet of social distance
  • Capacity at both sites
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Fitness trainer uses his decade behind bars to inspire clients and help former inmates transform their lives

When the pandemic shut down New York City this past spring, personal trainer Hector Guadalupe was ready. He had already moved his workout sessions online.

a group of people posing for the camera: Hector Guadalupe, center, with graduates of his program in New York before Covid-19 closed gyms

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Hector Guadalupe, center, with graduates of his program in New York before Covid-19 closed gyms

But he hadn’t anticipated the impact the situation would have on his clients.

“Most of our clients were just really upset and depressed,” said Guadalupe, 42. “We all felt isolated. We all felt locked down.”

It’s a feeling Guadalupe knows all too well — from serving 10 years in prison for drug trafficking.

“I spent close to 31 months in solitary confinement,” he said. “I could’ve sat and let depression take over. … But guess what? What I do with my time is extremely valuable.”

In prison, Guadalupe discovered fitness and created a strict regimen for himself — exercising, meditating and reading each day.

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Olympians Ryan Hall and Nick Symmonds Took the Marine Corps Fitness Test

The U.S. Marine Corps physical fitness test is a popular challenge that has been undertaken by athletes like pro climber Magnus Midtbø, powerlifter Xavier Barkley, and bodybuilder Andy Perez. In his latest YouTube video, former Olympic medalist Nick Symmonds attempted the test, and was joined by a fellow runner and Olympian, Ryan Hall.

a person holding a sign: Olympic runners Nick Symmonds and Ryan Hall just took the US Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test, comprising strict pullups, crunches, and a 3-mile run.

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Olympic runners Nick Symmonds and Ryan Hall just took the US Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test, comprising strict pullups, crunches, and a 3-mile run.

Hall made history in 2011 as the only American to complete the Boston Marathon in under 2 hours 5 minutes, but more recently has been on a body transformation journey, having taken up weightlifting; he’s now ripped and can pull 455 pounds in the deadlift.

The Marine Corps PFT has three components: strict pullups to failure, 2 minutes of crunches, and a 3-mile run.

They start with the

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Health & Fitness Tech May Have Unexpected Downsides

Health apps and fitness watches can shed light on how our bodies are working and help promote a healthy lifestyle. But a new Danish study finds that for some, they can also ramp up anxiety.

The study examined the experiences of 27 heart patients who used Fitbit fitness watches to measure their sleep, heart rates and physical activity.

Although the 28- to 74-year-old heart patients learned more about their illnesses and were motivated to exercise during the six months that they wore the watches, they also became more anxious, said Dr. Tariq Osman Andersen. Anderson is an assistant professor at the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Computer Science and one of the researchers behind the study.

“Our study shows that, overall, self-measurements are more problematic than beneficial when it comes to the patient experience. Patients begin to use the information from their Fitbits just as they would use a doctor.

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Buff Dudes Bodybuilders Tried Old School Fitness Equipment Video

The YouTube fitness duo the Buff Dudes, brothers Brandon and Hudson White, are going old school once again in their latest challenge. They recently tried workout videos from the 1980s and 1990s , and before that they tried out exercises from the 1940s. Now, they’ve sought out vintage exercise equipment to see if the gear can actually deliver results.

“Fitness has been around for a long time, but if there’s one thing that hasn’t changed, it’s that people are still looking for shortcuts in order to burn fat and gain muscle fast,” they say setting the tone early on.

Equipment Test 1: The Twist ‘N Tone Exerciser
This is a rotating square that “takes the work out of shaping up and puts the fun in as your twist your way to a happier, trimmer you with stimulating exercises that are quick, easy and enjoyable to do”.

Brandon tries it out,

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Erie County releases guidelines for gyms, fitness clubs ahead of Monday’s reopening

Erie County Department of Health has released the guidelines to the owners of gyms and fitness centers in order to reopen on Monday.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Erie County Department of Health has released the guidelines to the owners of gyms and fitness centers in order to reopen on Monday.

The Department of Health says they will be inspecting the following types of fitness centers:

  • Stand alone gyms
  • Gyms located inside hotels
  • Gyms located inside apartment/condo facilities
  • Gyms located inside office buildings
  • Yoga/pilates/barre studios
  • Group fitness classes (spinning, dancing, rowing)
  • Dance facilities/studios
  • Boxing/kickboxing/martial arts studios
  • Fitness boot camps, cross fit camps or other plyometric boxes

For each of the following centers listed above, each facility will be required to provide the following guidelines listed below:

  1. Proof from a HVAC company that the HVAC system has been evaluated, that the appropriate filters are in place per the guidance or that additional measures
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