On July 3rd, 2015 a new law co-authored by a Silicon Valley company came into effect. The law allows consumers to order their own lab tests without involving a doctor in the state of Arizona. Is this a game changer?
I have weirdly fond memories of my first sunburn experience. After spending an entire day at the community pool for Omeed’s 11th birthday (swimming, movies, and the first of many run-ins with the police), I woke with a strange pain in my back and shoulders. When I ran into Duy and Omeed at school the following week, I realized what the incredible pain in my shoulders was.
My father recently took it upon himself to buy a shiny new jump rope because he read online that aerobic exercise is great for your heart and what better way to get the heart pumping then by rope jumping? However, keep in mind he has never jumped rope before in his life. And is 67. And was wearing sandals. And was on uneven concrete. And did I mention he was going on an overseas vacation in a week? So, of course, his first attempted double-under criss-cross turned into a trip, fall, sprain ankle move.
I said it. I’ll say it again. Wrist-worn heart rate monitors (HRM) suck. With the explosion of fitness tracking in the recent years, I can’t help but notice that the technology has barely improved. Millions have been put into making consumer devices that look better, sell better, and present the same poor data in more beautiful ways.
A recent study finds that performing basic cognitive tasks while biking makes participants bike 25% faster. Will the the next Tour de France riders be multitasking their way to glory?