Bing announces new search features for health and fitness

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Microsoft Bing today announced a set of new search experiences that would make it easier for users to meet their health and fitness goals. You can now easily find exercise videos that fit your lifestyle using Bing. Search for ‘workouts‘ or ‘exercises‘ and you will find a broad option of exercise videos that you can navigate to on the web or further refine your search results based on your preferences.

For example, if you are looking for strength-building exercises, use the filter above the carousel to narrow your results. Refine the results further based on your gender, difficulty level, target area (arms, back, legs, etc.), focus such as cardio, flexibility, balance, or the type of equipment that you have at home (weights, Pilates ball, or even a chair).

If you select a particular yoga pose, for example, you may be able to find a video of how to perform the pose, along with step-by-step instructions.

Bing users can now find healthy recipes and nutrition information. You can search based on your preferences or needs, for example ‘low fat recipes‘ or ‘low fat stew recipes’. Users can also click on a recipe, click on the ‘Nutrients’ tab to get a preview of information, including calories, carbs, fat, and more.

You can also check the number of calories in a serving or measuring units for many foods. Let’s say that you are cooking and want to substitute quinoa with couscous but want to know the calorie difference between the two. Just type in Bing ‘calories in one cup of quinoa‘ and ‘calories in one cup of couscous‘ and compare the results.

All these features are supported on Bing mobile apps as well.

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