Katie McGregor

According to Dr Jason Queiros, a chiropractor at Stamford Sports and Spine in Connecticut, you add 9kg on your back and spinal column for every 2.5cm your head tilts towards your monitor. 

There are two approaches to getting pregnant: either get on top of the maths to pinpoint your fertile period, or take the "shock and awe" approach and practise baby-making on a daily basis. If you want to take the mathematical approach, then this iPhone app can help.

This has been a particularly hard app to review. The first three times I tried to use it, I fell asleep within minutes of hitting the start button. I was once told by a hypnotist that the hardest people to hypnotise, besides those who didn't want to be, are those who are exhausted. I was.


It's hard to find a good app for natural remedies, but my determination has paid off. After several downloads, I found Home Natural Remedies, which scores highly. As you would expect of an app that is trying to provide people with solutions, it opens with a directory of health problems. Close to 200 of them, in fact.

Do nice girls pole dance? I don't know for sure, but from what I have seen of pole dancers, they are fit. With DivaFit you don't even need a pole. You can get straight into the swing of things by learning a series of floor moves and attempting the two "Sexy Sequences" for the floor.

In a recent newsletter from Harvard Medical School I read that for a strong core we should forget sit-ups and try "planks" instead. Sit-ups are hard on your back, it says, and all that work on your hip flexors can cause them to become over tight and lead to back pain.

This week, I'm reviewing not one but three apps that would be useful to triathletes. These are apps that keep gear in check.

Just like the app, hiking in Hong Kong is free and there are few better things for your body and mind. Besides the benefits of a slow, steady calorie burn and a steady pace of exercise in your own rhythm, hiking awakens a sense of adventure.

Boxing seems a perfect option for this time of year when you're looking for something interesting to do in the gym, or at home if you're happy enough to shadow box. If in doubt about your ability, heed app author Michael the Boxer, who says: "It's boxing, not brain surgery."

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