Exercise equipment http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28304/all en Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/reuters-odd-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>At Downsize Fitness gyms, the slender need not apply</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - At Downsize Fitness health clubs, the treadmills are wider, the head trainers are weight-loss veterans and new members must be at least 50 pounds (22.7 kgs) overweight. It's all about creating a more welcoming environment to battle the bulge and drop the excess weight.</p> Exercise equipment Health Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:15:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740742 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/reuters-odd-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>Florida man accused of fraud after name change in 'act of love'</p> <p>MIAMI (Reuters) - A newly married South Florida man who opted to take his wife's last name is fighting the state's Department of Motor Vehicles after it suspended his driving license on grounds of fraud. Real estate investor Lazaro Sopena offered to change his name following his 2011 marriage to Hanh Dinh in order to help his wife's Vietnamese family perpetuate their family surname.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/reuters-odd-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Exercise equipment Health Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 05:30:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740860 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/reuters-odd-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>Florida man accused of fraud after name change in 'act of love'</p> <p>MIAMI (Reuters) - A newly married South Florida man who opted to take his wife's last name is fighting the state's Department of Motor Vehicles after it suspended his driving license on grounds of fraud. Real estate investor Lazaro Sopena offered to change his name following his 2011 marriage to Hanh Dinh in order to help his wife's Vietnamese family perpetuate their family surname.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/reuters-odd-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Exercise equipment Health Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 13:15:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740988 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/reuters-odd-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>Florida man's license restored as state drops fraud allegation</p> <p>MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida's Department of Motor Vehicles said on Tuesday it had lifted the suspension of a South Florida man's driving license after it accused him of fraud for adopting his wife's last name. "It was a mistake on our part," Florida DMV spokesperson Kirsten Olsen-Doolan said. "The suspension will be lifted."</p> <p>At Downsize Fitness gyms, the slender need not apply</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/reuters-odd-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exercise equipment Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:16:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741238 at http://www.globalpost.com Musician takes to Los Angeles streets to drop pounds, get fit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/musician-takes-los-angeles-streets-drop-pounds-get-fit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Fitness buffs say brisk walking can do wonders for health</p> <p>* Using music to motivate, he encourages others to step out</p> <p>By Dorene Internicola</p> <p>NEW YORK, Feb 18 (Reuters) - People who believe a healthy lifestyle is expensive should speak to "Papa" Joe Aviance, a Los-Angeles musician who lost 250 pounds using the city's sidewalks as his treadmill, its parks as his gym and a discount store as his health food destination.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/musician-takes-los-angeles-streets-drop-pounds-get-fit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Exercise equipment Treadmill Walking Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:15:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5758793 at http://www.globalpost.com The rowing machine is having its moment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130512/the-rowing-machine-having-its-moment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The rowing machine, often considered retro and dull, is making a comeback in the most surprising fashion: the group fitness class.</p> <p>Dubbed the "hip, new king of cardio" by Details magazine, rowing machine classes have been taking off in gyms around the globe, including recent launches of Equinox's Shockwave rowing-based circuit training class in the US and Pure Gym's Pure Crew in the UK.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130512/the-rowing-machine-having-its-moment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exercise equipment Recreation Rowing Well being Sun, 12 May 2013 11:00:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5836059 at http://www.globalpost.com Bright future ahead for wearable fitness devices: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130517/bright-future-ahead-wearable-fitness-devices-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>If you're a fan of wearable sport and fitness sensor devices, you'll be glad to know the trend is only getting hotter. According to a report from research firm IMS Research, fitness sensors, running and cycling computers, and other sport trackers will hit 56.2 million global shipments in four years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130517/bright-future-ahead-wearable-fitness-devices-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biomedical engineering Exercise equipment Health Labor Social Issues Technology Well being Fri, 17 May 2013 19:45:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5840506 at http://www.globalpost.com Poles dancing: women swing around Poland's signposts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130708/poles-dancing-women-swing-around-polands-signposts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Talk about a traffic stopper: three pole dancers in central Poland have been honing their skills on street corners, throwing their legs around signposts to the surprise and delight of many a passerby.</p> <p>Clad in black booty shorts and neon pink T-shirts on a recent afternoon in downtown Lodz, the barefoot and pony-tailed women checked the sidewalk for glass. </p> <p>With all clear on the corner, it was time to hop on that signpost. </p> <p>"Which pose should we start with? The Frog, the Scorpion or the Foreign Lady?" Karolina Kicinska, 25, asked her partners-in-poles.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130708/poles-dancing-women-swing-around-polands-signposts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Erotic dance Exercise equipment Pole dance AFP Mon, 08 Jul 2013 04:02:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5877984 at http://www.globalpost.com Treadmill classes mix it up with workhorse of the gym http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131021/treadmill-classes-mix-it-workhorse-the-gym <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Dorene Internicola</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - For many outdoor runners the idea of pounding a treadmill means trading daylight for drudgery but as the air chills, fitness experts say treadmill classes can hone efficiency and form and add a dash of glamour to indoor running.</p> <p>"There's a little snobbery about running on a treadmill," said David Siik, a track and field sprinter turned treadmill class fitness instructor at Equinox, the upscale chain of fitness centers. "Most racers are a little ashamed of running indoors."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131021/treadmill-classes-mix-it-workhorse-the-gym" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exercise equipment Human behavior Treadmill Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:37:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5966378 at http://www.globalpost.com Parent involvement can help kids get more active http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140110/parent-involvement-can-help-kids-get-more-active <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Shereen Jegtvig</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Very few kids get the amount of physical activity they need every day, but a new study from Canada finds that parental support may be the key to getting kids moving.</p> <p>"Currently less than 10 percent of children accumulate the recommended 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (approximately equivalent to 13,500 steps per day) at least six days per week," Kerry Vander Ploeg told Reuters Health by email.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140110/parent-involvement-can-help-kids-get-more-active" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exercise equipment Kerry Vander Ploeg Pedometer Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:04:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6039982 at http://www.globalpost.com School health program helps kids get active http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140114/school-health-program-helps-kids-get-active <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Genevra Pittman</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Investing in a broad school health program could lead to in-school and at-home benefits for students, a new Canadian study hints.</p> <p>Children increased their daily physical activity on both school days and weekends in the years after schools hired a full-time health facilitator and set healthy living goals, researchers found.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140114/school-health-program-helps-kids-get-active" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exercise equipment Pedometer Thomson Reuters Wed, 15 Jan 2014 01:51:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6043278 at http://www.globalpost.com Placement and speed affect accuracy of new pedometers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140501/placement-and-speed-affect-accuracy-new-pedometers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Shereen Jegtvig</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some pedometers may be less accurate when they are kept in a pocket or placed in a purse, especially at slower and faster walking speeds, according to a new study.</p> <p>Pedometers have grown in popularity, in part because of an idea originating in a Japanese industrial standard that adults should walk 10,000 steps each day for good health. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140501/placement-and-speed-affect-accuracy-new-pedometers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exercise equipment Health Labor Pedometer Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 01 May 2014 17:34:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6136051 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkish minister turns ire on 'pole-dancing women' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140730/turkish-minister-turns-ire-pole-dancing-women <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A senior Turkish minister who caused an outcry by suggesting women should not laugh loudly in public waded into a new controversy on Wednesday by attacking women who he said could not resist pole dancing.</p> <p>Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, a co-founder of the ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP), has strongly criticised in recent days what he sees as a decline of moral standards in Turkey.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140730/turkish-minister-turns-ire-pole-dancing-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bulent Arinc Erotic dance Exercise equipment Pole dance Technology AFP Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:16:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6219056 at http://www.globalpost.com