Day: November 20, 2020

Hands on: Can a fertility tracker give you useful health tracking too?

Early in the pandemic, researchers started experimenting with fitness and health trackers as a way to detect COVID-19, ideally before patients noticed any symptoms, by looking at measurements like sleep levels, skin temperature, breathing rate, resting heart rate and heart rate variability (how much the heart rate changes over time in response to biophysical stress).

The US Army’s Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium worked with multiple projects including Fitbit, the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency partnered with Garmin and Oura, and the NBA bought more than 1,000 Oura rings in the summer to help basketball players track their health risk. 

And when Ava, whose fertility tracker bracelet is already a licenced medical product, started actively looking for researchers, the government of Lichtenstein enrolled 2,000 people in the ongoing COVI-GAPP study to see if the sleep, skin temperature, pulse rate, skin perfusion, breathing rate and heart rate variability ratio that the

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Large study finds clear association between fitness and mental health

New research from a large study demonstrates that low cardiorespiratory fitness and muscle strength have a significant association with worse mental health.

Researchers have reported a clear link between low physical fitness and the risk of experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or both.

The study, which included more than 150,000 participants, found that cardiorespiratory fitness and muscle strength independently contribute to a greater risk of worse mental health.

However, the researchers saw the most significant association when they looked at cardiorespiratory fitness and muscle strength in combination.

The research, which appears in the journal BMC Medicine, may help inform clinical guidance on mental health and physical fitness.

Problems with mental health, just like physical health issues, can have a significant negative effect on a person’s life. Two of the more common mental health conditions are anxiety and depression.

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 18.1%

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Rebel Wilson Opens Up About Having ‘Unhealthy’ Relationships With Food

As Rebel Wilson has been sharing her current fitness and nutrition journey during her “Year of Health,” she says it’s helped her better understand her body and her relationship to food.

“You never want it to be about the number, because it really isn’t about that,” Wilson said in an interview with People. “It’s about: I was doing some unhealthy things to my body and I just wanted to change it and become a healthier person.”

She goes on to touch on specifically how she felt her eating habits were connected to her sense of self and how her negative relationship with food affected her relationship to her body: “I think I was emotional eating, and overeating at times, because I wasn’t loving myself enough. And it does come down to that self-worth and self-love,” Wilson adds. “I would say to everyone out there don’t be obsessed

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