Go-to magazine for all things business and technology, Fast Company, has published a featured article on our A Step Ahead: Zombies challenge. Check out the article at the link below! http://www.fastcompany.com/3044028/most-creative-people/this-zombie-video-game-actually-gets-lazy-desk-workers-off-their-butts#3
Prominent financial news outlet, The Street, turned to FIX CEO Mike Tinney for expert analysis on the state of the fitness wearable industry and the potential impact of the soon-to-be-released Apple Watch on medical tech. Watch the full interview below:
USA Today has published a feature article on FIX’s A Step Ahead: Zombies complete with client testimonials and soundbites from FIX CEO Mike Tinney and FIX Health Advisor Dr. Tim Church. Read the article at the link below: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/gaming/2015/03/12/zombie-wellness-platform/70196628/
Fitness Insider publishes an annual state of fitness technology analysis that looks at products to keep an eye on in the coming year. This year, UtiliFIT made the list along with other well-known products from the likes of Xbox, Nike, Fitocracy and others.
Prominent tech news source, BetaNews, published an article by our own Mike Tinney that discusses what sedentary behavior means to companies with corporate wellness offerings for their employees, and how companies are turning to games to drive engagement in their wellness programs.
Mike Tinney, CEO of Fitness Interactive Experience, is interviewed on CNN regarding the dangers of sedentary behavior and how to address them with healthy behavioral change. Watch the interview: http://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2015/01/22/intv-tinney-too-much-sitting-unehalthy.cnn
This detailed writeup of a study on sedentary behavior found that participants who reported watching 3 or more hours of television per day had a twofold risk of death over the 8 year study. Full article here: Hours Spent Watching TV May Shorten Life Expectancy
A study by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) discusses the relationship between TV viewing time, recreational sitting time, occupational sitting time, and total sitting time with the risk of various cancers. The study was a meta-analysis of dozens of sedentary behavior research studies. When the highest levels of sedentary behavior were compared to the lowest, a statistically significant higher risk was found for three particular types of cancer: lung, colon and endometrial. The researchers noted that sedentary […]
A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer institute reports that those who spend more hours of the day sitting have up to 66% higher risk of getting cancer than those who don’t. The research analyzed data from numerous previous studies, which included more than 4 million people. Full article here: Time to Figure Out How to Move More: Sitting Can Increase Your Risk of Cancer
USA Today covers a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association that studied more than 13,000 Spanish university students. Results of the study found a correlation between time spent watching TV and death, suggesting that the sedentary nature of TV watching contributes to mortality risk. Full article here: Study: Watching too much TV could lead to early death