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  • Ask Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy

    Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy are Dr. Adam Shafran and Lee Kantor, two guys in Atlanta who talk fitness online and over the air. We asked them to answer a few reader questions and invite you to send in your questions to tips @ crunchgear dot com with the subject line “FITNESS.” Include your geographical location. We’ll run these Q&A sessions regularly. What’s the best… Read More

  • Autom, the fat-fighting robot, is coming in 2010

    You’ll recall that there was a bit of a buzz a few years ago about a fat-fighting robot named Autom designed to sit on your counter and convince you not to eat that last slice of pizza. Well, the old girl is almost ready for production and should be arriving next Fall. Autom, in her first incarnation, looked a bit weird and was basically a fancy computer case. Now, however, this thing… Read More

  • Gamers getting older, fatter

    Well, bad news for gamers in the Pacific Northwest. Turns out that according to a study by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) the average age and weight of the common gamer is going up. This is not good for obvious reasons, since weight problems also can contribute to other health issues. Read More

  • Internet-connected scale shares your shame with the world

    I’m not a svelte man anymore, I’ll admit. Two kids – I ate them both – and lots of beer have forced my metabolism to run, cowering, resulting in size changes that would swallow the average man. This product is what I need. The BodyTrace is a wireless scale that sends your shame to the Internet, allowing you to follow your slow decline – or incline – into our… Read More

  • Pill does not mimic exercise, I am back to square one

    The Frank Booth at the University of Missouri-Columbia took issue at the new “exercise pill” that essentially improves endurance even in the sedentary, mimicking some of the effects of exercise. Sadly, this pill does not improve strength, aerobic capacity, or even improve your resting heart rate. In fact, taking this pill doesn’t improve your life at all. Until targeting… Read More

  • UK man upset that 'Wii Fit' called step-daughter fat

    A girl in the UK who weighs around 85 pounds was told by Wii Fit that she was fat, despite being “a perfectly healthy, 4ft 9in tall 10-year old who swims [and] dances…She is solidly built but not fat. She was devastated to be called fat and we had to work hard to convince her she isn’t,” according to the girl’s stepfather, in an interview with the Daily Mail. Part… Read More

  • San Francisco mayor wants fat tax on soda, soda industry wants fat tax on video games instead

    San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom wants to add an extra fee to the sale of drinks containing high-fructose corn syrup in a two-fold effort to fight fat and help fund fat-fighting programs around the city. Kevin Keane of the American Beverage Association calls the plan flawed and suggests the causes of obesity are many and varied and that instead of singling out the beverage industry, the… Read More

  • Dough-nu-matic makes mini donuts in under a minute

    This, my friends, is a poorly named product. But you know what they say; you can’t judge a donut making machine by its ridiculous hyphen-happy name. Read More

  • Telescoping Fork: What Yogi Uses During Football Season

    Have you ever gotten to the point where you’re so lazy or tired that you can’t get yourself to move from the couch to the table to get another chicken wing? Football is starting back up and I’m sure many of us will find ourselves in said situations. Well, the freeloader fork with a telescoping handle will make life much fatter easier with its 25-inch reach. You can even use it… Read More

  • OMG, Text 4 Ur Pizza? LMAO!

    If you’re in the UK and you have a hankering for some good old fashioned American pizza, Domino’s is now just a text message away. You’ll first need to register some of your “favourite meals” and then send a text to 61212 with the memorable name that you’ve assigned to, say, a large pepperoni with extra cheese. Domino’s will send you a text confirming… Read More

  • The Fat Person Detecting Chair: Sweet Justice

    Fat people are totally annoying, right? All fat and out of shape, getting in my way and taking up sooo much space on airplanes. Just enough already. That’s why this chair from—where else?—Japan makes me so damn happy. When normal, good people sit on it, the chair radiates a light blue. When good ol’ Fatsington McFatperson sits down, the chair glows red. Red like the… Read More

  • Healthy Vending Tries to Stop Kids From Getting Fat While in School

    Look, we tried to offer some advice on how to stay fit and not end up looking like a land monster. But since kids are so hell bent on being fat nowadays, it’s time for parents to cut off access to sugary snacks once and for all. Horizon’s OneSource program manages what schoolchildren eat at lunch, with a fully computerized system that educators and lunch ladies alike can use to… Read More

  • Schools Use DDR to Cure Fat Kids

    Kids are fat these days. Kids also like to play video games more than they like to play regular teams sports like basketball or football. Light bulb! By getting kids to play Dance Dance Revolution at schools across the country, physical education teachers are helping the younglings lose weight. More than 1,500 schools are poised to have installed the game before the end of the decade… Read More