Get fit in 2022 with TechRadar: ideas and advice for a fresh start

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Welcome to TechRadar's guide to getting fit in 2022. The new year is always an exciting time, and whatever your health goals, we're here to help steer you in the right direction with the best tips, advice and ideas.

Whether you're planning to run a marathon or just want some new ways to get a little more active each day, we've got something lined up for you, including tips on how to choose the best fitness tech, and how to get the most out of it. We've got expert advice from personal trainers that'll help you get started and stay motivated throughout the new year.

The TechRadar team will also be throwing in some of our own experiences and tips, which might just give you some ideas for new activities to try, or ways to work a little extra activity into your day. We're adding more every day, so bookmark this page and come back again soon to see what's new.

Fitness guides, tips, and ideas

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How to choose a running watch
So you want to start running in 2022, or improve your times? Great! Here's how to choose a sports watch that will help you hit your goals without breaking the bank.

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Five great treadmill workouts for beginners
Indoor training is a great way to boost strength and endurance, and these five workouts designed by a pro personal trainer will get you off on the right foot.

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Why you need a personal trainer
The right PT can help you achieve any fitness goal. Here's how to avoid the common pitfalls and find someone you really click with.

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Does listening to music make you run faster?
The science behind the ways your chosen soundtrack can increase your enjoyment, endurance, and performance during training sessions.

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How bone conduction headphones work
The complete lowdown on how bone conduction headphones let you hear your favorite tunes while keeping your ears clear, and when to use them.

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How to clean your running shoes
If your training shoes are starting to look dirty, don't throw them in the washing machine! Here's how to get them looking box-fresh without ruining them.

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Turbo trainer vs smart bike
Thinking of investing in a workout machine? Great! Here's how to choose the right one to help you achieve your fitness goals this year.

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How to sell your old fitness tracker
If you've been given a new Fitbit or similar for Christmas, or you've treated yourself to an upgrade, here's how to prepare your old device and get a little extra cash for it.

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5 great stationary exercise bike workouts
We speak to multiple experts who offer up  indoor cycling workouts based on your individual goals – or whatever flavor you’re in the mood for that particular day.

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Fitbit Sense vs Fitbit Versa 3
Thinking of picking up a fitness tracker to get your new year's resolutions off to the right start? Here's everything you need to know about two of Fitbit's top-end models.

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How to get fit on an indoor bike in 50 minutes
We asked trainers and coaches for their tips on how to make the most of your stationary bike, and compiled a list of great workouts for when time is at a premium.

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Why I added a massage gun to my home office
If you're interested in upgrading your home working setup for the new year, it's worth investing in more than just a new webcam and chair.

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Should you buy a used fitness tracker?
Picking up a second-hand fitness tracker can be a good way to save a little cash at the start of the new year, but there are some important things to know before buying.

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How to use your Apple Watch's Blood Oxygen app
The Apple Watch 6 and 7 can measure blood oxygen saturation, which can be a useful insight into your health. Here's how to do it, and why it matters.

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Is indoor cycling good for you?
Training on a static exercise bike is more popular than ever, but what effect does it have on your body, and what should you know before getting started?

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Garmin vs Fitbit: choose the right watch for you
They're two of the biggest names in fitness wearables, but how can you decide which is right for you and your budget? We're here to help.

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E-bike maintenance: your complete guide
Everything you need to know to keep your new electric bike running like a dream, with expert advice from the pro mechanics at Shimano.

Cat Ellis
Homes Editor

Cat is Homes Editor on TechRadar, specializing in kitchen appliances and smart home technology. She's been a journalist for 15 years, is a keen home cook, and is here to help you choose the right tech for your home, get the best deals, and do more with your new devices.