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‘Shroom FitBit: Processors In Tech Wearables Could Be Replaced With Fungi Mycelium, New Study Finds

4 Mins Read In a recent study titled ‘Reactive fungal wearable‘, researchers explore the use of fungi as a potential candidate to produce sustainable textiles that can be used as eco-friendly bio wearables, for instance, the processors in tech wearables like Fitbits could be replaced by incorporating mushroom mycelium. The joint research venture undertaken by the University of […]

Natural Fitness: How To Be A Zero Waste Trail Runner

6 Mins Read Trail running, already one of the most popular sports with a growing community in Hong Kong and throughout Asia, is gaining additional momentum amid travel restrictions this year. While experienced athletes are taking on numerous running challenges as a replacement for canceled races, many beginners and amateurs are hitting the trails to explore and get […]

Trail-Running: How To Run Injury-Free Across The City And Beyond

4 Mins Read In our Corona times, when so many of us have suddenly become either dedicated runners or master chefs, it’s easy to get over-enthusiastic about our new hobbies and end up in trouble. And while our mistakes in the kitchen can cost us a few wasted products (or perhaps a cut finger), running related mistakes can […]

Breathwork vs Yoga: What’s The Difference?

3 Mins Read Breathwork has gained enormous popularity in recent years with pundits calling labelling it as the ‘new yoga’ or ‘meditation’s little brother’. There’s no doubt this is a net positive. Most of us don’t breathe deeply enough and breathwork has a huge range of benefits. Along with the surge of breathwork practitioners across Asia, some wellness […]

Pelvic Floor Health 101: What Is It And How To Strengthen It?

3 Mins Read When we think about self-care and personal health we normally imagine a daily routine for glowing skin, lean muscles, and happy gut. We rarely pay attention to the organs in our body that we can’t see or feel immediately – despite the fact that our pelvic floor affects the health of our skin, muscles, and […]

Covid-19 Fitness: Tips & Advice On Exercising While Wearing A Mask

4 Mins Read Starting from yesterday, it’s compulsory to wear a mask both indoors and outdoors in Hong Kong (and in many other countries too!) due to a resurgence in local case transmission. Wearing a mask should not exempt you from continuing with your exercise regime, but what is true is you need to know a few things […]

5 Virtual Running Challenges To Join While Official Races Are Still On Hold

4 Mins Read 2020 will be remembered as a year of cancelled events thanks to ‘Rona (or Covid-19 as it is officially known) and us trail runners have been a particularly disappointed bunch. By definition, trail running is a sport that requires the outdoors. Still, people gotta adapt, eh? As most marathons and trail races have been postponed […]

Lululemon To Acquire Home Workout Platform Mirror In US$500M Deal

3 Mins Read Lululemon, the darling of the athleisure world, has announced that it will acquire the stay-at-home fitness company Mirror for US$500 million. It marks the brand’s first acquisition, and is yet another sign that the future of fitness remains at home as the world continues to battle the coronavirus crisis.  The popular upmarket athleisure brand announced […]

Post Covid-19 Gym Visit: 10 Ways Fitness & Yoga Studios Will Change

5 Mins Read The coronavirus crisis is beginning to ease in some areas of the world, and many regular gym, fitness and yoga studio goers have been eager to see the return of in-person classes and sessions. But while the economy is gradually opening up, we’re going to need to brace for some big changes that will outlast […]

Adidas & Allbirds Partner To Develop ‘Lowest Ever Carbon Footprint’ Sports Shoe

3 Mins Read Global sportswear giant Adidas and sustainable shoe brand Allbirds are now collaborating to develop a new performance shoe with the lowest carbon footprint ever recorded. In the process, the two companies share sustainable innovations and knowledge. The major partnership comes as mainstream brands across the board are looking to shine their eco-credentials in line with […]

Chinese Home Workout App Keep Raises US$80M, Becomes Unicorn

2 Mins Read Chinese fitness app Keep, which provides users with online training to exercise at home, has just secured US$80 million in its latest Series E funding round. The latest capital has reportedly lifted the startup to unicorn status, and comes on the heels of the coronavirus pandemic, which kept millions confined indoors.  In its latest Series […]

COS Launches First Sustainable Activewear Collection With Recycled Fabrics & Organic Cotton

2 Mins Read COS, the high-end fashion brand under H&M Group, has just launched its first-ever line of activewear made from sustainable materials. Called COS Active, the new 15-piece collection will feature everything from leggings to outerwear, which will contain recycled fabrics and organic cotton. It comes as more brands in the fashion industry are ramping up sustainability […]

8 Free Online Fitness & Yoga Classes To Do At Home During Coronavirus

3 Mins Read In order to help flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are practicing social distancing and staying at home as much as possible. Many businesses are also enforcing measures to help protect its staff and the public, such as gyms and yoga studios. But not being able to head to your usual […]

Future Of Wellness Report 2020: The 5 Most Interesting Industry Trends

4 Mins Read Every year, the Global Wellness Summit (GWS) trends forecasting team publishes a report predicting the new developments that will influence the now US$4.5 trillion health and wellness industry. Titled the Future of Wellness 2020, this year’s report highlighted 8 trends in total. Of those, 5 stood out as truly disruptive– in fact, we are already […]