New study reveals regular exercisers benefit from the same heart changes seen in athletes

New study reveals regular exercisers benefit from the same heart changes seen in athletes

Individuals who work out for just a few hours a week could benefit from an enlarged heart, a phenomenon previously only recognised in athletes, according to a new UK study. The research also provides important information for doctors who could be mistaking an enlarged heart resulting from exercise, known as “athlete’s heart,” for a heart […]

10.08.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Rooney’s Man Utd testimonial a Facebook first

Rooney’s Man Utd testimonial a Facebook first

The August 3 meeting between Manchester United and Everton, a testimonial for United forward and captain Wayne Rooney, will be broadcast live via Facebook. The occasion marks the first time that a match between two Premier League soccer teams has been livestreamed on the social media platform. Both facebook.com/manchesterunited andfacebook.com/waynerooney will carry the game, which kicks off at […]

IOFIT pushes smart golf shoe to Kickstarter

IOFIT pushes smart golf shoe to Kickstarter

Enhanced golf shoe IOFIT is offering a swing at greater power, longer drives, and more reliable putts with technology that analyzes balance and weight shift in real-time. When coupled with a companion app for Android or iOS, pressure sensors within the shoe’s outsole can deliver instant feedback on pressure distribution, weight shift, and foot balance […]

Adidas updates 99g boot with limited edition

Adidas updates 99g boot with limited edition

Having dubbed it the world’s lightest soccer boot, Adidas is treating the Adizero 99g to a limited edition run of 299 pairs. It’s half the weight of a standard football boot, Adidas says, with a 1mm polyamide outsole for rigidity, and a one-layer PU mesh-based upper. The boot’s stud layout is designed to enhance speed, […]

02.08.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle, Sports & Recreation ·
Olympic travelers face tiny risk of Zika: US study

Olympic travelers face tiny risk of Zika: US study

Those traveling to Brazil for the Olympics face a tiny risk of getting infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which can cause birth defects in pregnant women, US researchers said Monday. Under a worst-case scenario, just three to 37 of the up to 500,000 people expected to go to Rio de Janeiro for the games, […]

26.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
NBA teams with Twitter for streaming, but no games

NBA teams with Twitter for streaming, but no games

Twitter and the National Basketball Association announced a deal Tuesday to stream live content, but not games, to users of the social media platform. The deal will deliver a weekly NBA pregame show with “first-of-its-kind elements created specifically for integration with Twitter conversation,” according to a joint statement. “The weekly pregame show will be featured […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Sport meets style in the Rio 2016 designer Olympics kits

Sport meets style in the Rio 2016 designer Olympics kits

With the countdown on until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games we round up which world-famous designers will be dressing the athletes this year. Stella McCartney for Team GB British designer Stella McCartney has once again been enlisted to design both the opening and closing ceremony and sportswear for Team GB after also […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
Puma to dress New York City Ballet

Puma to dress New York City Ballet

Puma has teamed up with the New York City Ballet to act as the company’s official activewear partner. The brand will provide sportswear gear to the group’s 92 dancers for rehearsals, in addition to using the athletes to test out new garments, WWD reports. The two powerhouses have reportedly entered into a multi-year partnership agreement. The dancers […]

27.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Sports & Recreation ·
Sports psychologist Sophie Huguet: “the emotions involved in football aren’t the same for goalkeepers and strikers”

Sports psychologist Sophie Huguet: “the emotions involved in football aren’t the same for goalkeepers and strikers”

As well as physical ability, mindset can make all the difference for sportspeople out in the field. Managing pressure, exceeding limits and staying focused on targets are all skills that are very much in the mind. A growing number of professional sports clubs, such as Spanish soccer club FC Barcelona, now have sports psychologists on […]

08.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle, Sports & Recreation ·
Euro 2016 host cities: things to see and do in Bordeaux

Euro 2016 host cities: things to see and do in Bordeaux

After being picked to host the 2016 UEFA European Championship, which runs June 10 to July 10, France will be welcoming soccer fans to matches in 10 of its cities. In Bordeaux, players and supporters will be heading to games at the Matmut Atlantique stadium. Here’s a look at a few things awaiting fans of […]

06.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Food & Dining, Sports & Recreation ·
Nike enhances tennis performance on clay courts with the NikeCourt Paris Collection 2016

Nike enhances tennis performance on clay courts with the NikeCourt Paris Collection 2016

The world’s most elite tennis players return to the court this May for the French Open (Roland Garros) 2016, and just in time for the event Nike have launched the NikeCourt Paris Collection 2016. Featuring tennis gear for both men and women in a range of blue hues, France’s signature color, the NikeCourt Paris Collection […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Researchers recommend physical activity as ‘magic bullet’ in fight against obesity and cardiovascular disease

Researchers recommend physical activity as ‘magic bullet’ in fight against obesity and cardiovascular disease

A team of US researchers have declared that physical activity is the most effective way of tackling the global epidemic and cardiovascular disease, comparing its effects to a “magic bullet.” The team of professors from Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University made their conclusions after evaluating evidence on physical activity and […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Netflix’s entry into reality competition to be produced by Sylvester Stallone

Netflix’s entry into reality competition to be produced by Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone will produce Netflix’s first reality competition show for the online streaming network. To be called “Ultimate Beastmaster,” the show will have six national versions — American, Mexican, Brazilian, German, South Korean and Japanese. Each country will have nine episodes, with each episode being made available globally on Netflix. Each country will have 18 […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Tart Montmorency cherry juice effective in lowering high blood pressure says new study

Tart Montmorency cherry juice effective in lowering high blood pressure says new study

A small new UK study has found that drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice can significantly reduce high blood pressure, with results comparable to those achieved by medication. The new research, which is the first to look at the effect of Montmorency cherry concentrate (Prunus cerasus) on blood pressure, comes from Northumbria University’s Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation. […]

09.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Puma unveils new “Tricks” boots to turn heads ahead of summer football championships

Puma unveils new “Tricks” boots to turn heads ahead of summer football championships

Sports brand Puma has debuted the latest edition of its dual-colored “Tricks boot” under the tagline “Play Loud.” The fluoro pink and yellow boot has been adopted by football players such as Sergio Aguero, Marco Reus, Cesc Fàbregas, Marco Verratti, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann and more. Equipped with evoPOWER 1.3, the “Tricks” boot has been specifically […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Sports & Recreation ·
NFL: Twitter wins Thursday Night Football streaming rights

NFL: Twitter wins Thursday Night Football streaming rights

Twitter has scored a deal to live-stream Thursday night National Football League games, the NFL announced — a move that helps the social media group connect with new audiences. The streaming rights had been hotly contested, with Amazon, Verizon and others reportedly seeking to be the first to help the NFL reach viewers outside the […]

From blood type to paleo: a look at some of the most popular diets

From blood type to paleo: a look at some of the most popular diets

There are plenty of diets to choose from these days. To find one that best suits your needs or goals — and which seems feasible — here’s a look at of some of the most popular diets of the moment. The alkaline diet: banish acidity The alkaline diet seeks to reduce the effects of foods […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Major League Baseball welcomes mobile technology with Apple

Major League Baseball welcomes mobile technology with Apple

The American Baseball league has struck a deal with Apple, providing iPad tablets and devices to teams and coaches to facilitate and develop in-game tactics. The tech giant’s devices will be on-hand to assist with the analysis of various game statistics, from player performance to weighing in on pitcher-versus-hitter matchups and possible outcomes as well […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Games, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
David Beckham buys land for Miami stadium

David Beckham buys land for Miami stadium

Former England football great David Beckham has taken a key step towards his goal of launching a Major League Soccer franchise by buying land for a stadium in Miami, one of his partners said Thursday. Beckham’s group of investors acquired land in the Overtown neighborhood northwest of downtown in the Florida city. “Big News: We’ve […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Home & Garden, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Two cans of energy drink a day can have negative effects on the heart, study finds

Two cans of energy drink a day can have negative effects on the heart, study finds

New research, presented at a meeting of the American Heart Association, has highlighted the negative effects of energy drinks on the heart. The beverages, containing sugar, caffeine and taurine, were found to trigger abnormal heart rhythms.  A clinical trial, led by researchers at the University of the Pacific and David Grant Medical Center in the USA, […]

06.03.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·