Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 19, 2017
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Hit the trails

Hike

Nothing says “Valderi, Valdera” quite like a sturdy staff to help you along your way — and the Adjustable Walking Stick from Canes Canada is a doozie. Well-constructed of aluminum, it weighs 450 grams, is about 80 centimetres long folded and expands to a maximum length of 140 centimetres. A handsome wooden knob with an inset compass tops it off. $39. canescanada.com/adustable-hiker.

Pedal

Get ready for a summer of cycling with this Foldway Recumbent Exercise Bike. Sensors in the grips measure heart rate, calories burned, time, distance “travelled” and more. You know it’s nifty because it’s from Hammacher Schlemmer, the famous New York retailer that’s been offering “the Best, the Only and the Unexpected” since 1850. It supports up to 113 kilograms and folds down to 115 centimetres high, by 66 wide and 48 deep. And when you’re done its wheels make storage easy. US$219.95. Ships to Canada duty free. hammacher.com.

Monitor

Two highly-rated free apps that deserve a place on any active person’s smartphone are the Instant Heart Rate and Stress Check, both from Azumio. Measurements are taken through a finger placed on the phone’s camera lens. IHR was called the Best Health and Fitness App of 2011 at the Mobile Premier Awards. $0.99. Available for Android or iPhone (look for Stress Check Pro on the latter). azumio.com.

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