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Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes Face off in Super Bowl LV of Fit QBs

Super Bowl LV is more than a showdown of two of the league’s most dangerous quarterbacks in Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes. It’s also a showdown of the game’s most fitness-obsessed signal-callers.

And that obsession with fitness just may have something to do with how Brady and Mahomes got here — and how they both hope to stay on top. On Sunday at Raymond James Stadium, they’ll face off in a unique duel of playing styles that are driven by equally unique training styles.

Neither quarterback looks the part: You’re more likely to see both Brady and Mahomes holding a six-pack than sporting one. But both train far harder than you realize, and their workouts have direct ramifications for their (very different) playing styles.

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On one side, there’s Brady, the Tampa Bay Bucs’ ageless signal-caller, and a quarterback who

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Best Fitness Trackers for 2021

Working toward becoming a better, healthier version of yourself is always a step in the right direction. But having the tools to help you reach your goals is crucial. In addition to securing the right workout equipment and supportive sneakers, a fitness tracker can allow you to keep tabs on your progress along with spotting areas where you’re crushing it and where you could use a little improvement.

That said, there are tons of fitness trackers out there with a massive range of features to choose from. As a result, shopping for one can be a little—OK, a lot—overwhelming. Not sure where to start? These are the best of the best.

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New guidance on how cardiac patients with diabetes can exercise more safely

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Cardiac patients who also have diabetes will be able to do their rehabilitation exercises more safely, thanks to the world’s first guidance on the subject, which has been published by international experts including a Swansea University academic.

The guidance will be a crucial resource for healthcare professionals, so they can help the growing number of cardiac rehabilitation patients who also have diabetes.

The guidance, approved by international diabetes organizations, was drawn up by a team including Dr. Richard Bracken of the School of Sports and Exercise Sciences, College of Engineering and the Diabetes Research group, located in the Medical School at Swansea University.

Physical exercise and improving activity levels are central parts of cardiac rehabilitation, which aims to boost the health and fitness of people with heart problems.

At present, around 25% of participants attending cardiac rehabilitation in Europe, North America and Australia also have diabetes.

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Dak Prescott part of group making investment in Plano fitness, sports medicine startup

Dak Prescott has made a deal. No, not that deal.

Plano-based OxeFit announced on Feb. 3 it has successfully closed an oversubscribed A round led by Lydia Partners with additional investors including some of the most prominent professional athletes and sports medicine experts, such as Dallas Cowboys’ Dak Prescott and orthopaedic surgeon James R. Andrews, M.D.

OxeFit, a company offering an integrated fitness ecosystem, will bring advanced robotics and artificial intelligence to the world of strength training. Combining proprietary hardware with smart and targeted content, data-driven workout programs will unlock new possibilities for both elite athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

“There is tremendous untapped potential in leveraging technology to make strength training an easy and critical part of our daily health and fitness, whether optimizing an elite athlete’s performance, recovering from an injury, or advancing your personal wellness journey,” said Co-founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board Mohammed “Rab” Shanableh.

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