Just not sporty: how to embrace exercise as an adult if you disliked it as a child

Bad memories of PE can give people the lifelong impression theyre not cut out for sport. But plenty of adults have left behind sedentary lifestyles you just have to find the right approach When Sarah Overall was a child, a PE teacher held the entire class back because Overall would not do the high jump. She was tiny as an adult, she is under 5ft (1.5m) tall and was scared of hurting herself on the metal bar. I was too short to get over it, she says. I remember the whole class watching. Netball was pure hell. She enjoyed hockey, which suited her body better, but she felt written off by her PE teacher. I was like: Do you not …

The Apple Watch Is Now the Control Center for Your Health

This week at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple executive Kevin Lynch announced multiple updates to WatchOS, the operating system that powers the company's smartwatch. (Voice memos, a calculator, streaming audio, oh my!) But the most telling features were the new additions to the watch's suite of health-monitoring tools. Beginning this fall, Apple Watch will track your activity trends over time, help protect your hearing by alerting you to harmful levels of ambient noise, and allow users to track their menstrual cycles. Individually, these improvements might look small or trivial. But given the watch's existing health and fitness features, this new bundle of capabilities underscores Apple’s push to make its smartwatch the control center for your personal health. Sure, calculating a …

Health coaching app Noom will expand its product team after raising $58M led by Sequoia

Health coaching app developer Noom announced today that it has raised $58 million led by Sequoia Capital. Other participants include Aglaé Ventures, the tech investment arm of French holding company Groupe Arnault, WhatsApp co-founder and former CEO Jan Koum, DoorDash co-founder and CEO Tony Xu, Oscar Health co-founder Josh Kushner, SB Project co-founder Scooter Braun and returning investor Samsung Ventures. Headquartered in New York City with offices in Seoul and Tokyo, Noom is best known for its direct-to-consumer weight loss app, but it also develops enterprise products, including an app focused on diabetes and hypertension. Noom’s consumer app competes for users with Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal and Weight Watchers, but its closest rival is probably nutrition and weight loss app Rise …