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29 Sep

4 Ways Drinking Coffee Can Benefit Your Health

For many individuals, the only thing that successfully gets them out of bed in the morning is the promise of that steaming hot, velvety cup of their favorite brew. While sometimes you might bemoan your caffeine addiction (especially when it comes to your wallet), imbibing a mug's worth or two of coffee can actually be quite beneficial to your overall health and wellness in the long run. To celebrate National Coffee Day, here are four ways your daily roast can actually give your body a boost. 1. Cardiovascular Protection While you shouldn't completely eschew a solid cardio workout, coffee can be quite the heart booster. A Japanese study reveals that getting in your daily dose of coffee can be key to heart...
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28 Sep

Studies Prove Fitness Trackers Do Indeed Work

This should come as a huge sigh of relief to anyone who’s shelled out a few hundred bucks for a fitness tracker – multiple studies have proven that the devices actually deliver on their promise of keeping their wearers active and fit. A recent case study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that fitness trackers and health apps are adept at bettering one’s overall fitness. The authors culled information from more than 224 different medical and health studies that examined the relationship between the usage of fitness trackers and positive changes in one’s lifestyle. Whether it boiled down to fitness, diet or cutting out bad habits like smoking, the result was always the same: using fitness trackers...
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24 Sep

Avoid Overeating with These 9 Appetite Suppressing Foods

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Overeating is a constant battle of restraint vs desire. Whether you’re binge eating an entire bag of potato chips, or find yourself shoveling candy into your mouth an hour after lunch because that salad has left your stomach feeling more vacant than a church on Monday, eating for the sake of eating or just to feel full and satisfied can often lead to trouble. After all, if we’re eating healthy and still hungry later, we’re probably more prone to grab something rich and filling, and not necessarily good for us. However, there are foods that act as natural appetite suppressants that will leave you feeling full until your next meal. Consider adding these nine foods to your meals or snack...
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16 Sep

Fitbit Bonanza! All the Latest Upgrades from the Fitness Tracking Behemoth

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When Fitbit wants to make a splash, they create a tsunami. That’s the only way to describe the gigantic announcement the fitness tracker company unveiled recently, detailing tons of new products, upgrades, accessories and sneak peeks of what’s coming soon. In fact, there’s so much to wade through that we could conceivably make a separate post for every single thing Fitbit announced. However, for the sake of brevity and your time, we’ve compiled all the standout moments and highlights from Fitbit’s latest announcement into one handy post (you’re welcome!). Scroll below to see all the latest and greatest from Fitbit. Fitbit Blaze and Alta Go Gold Gold – you either love it or hate it. As it turns out, many have...
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4 Sep

Pebble Uncovers the Keys to Happiness

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This summer, smartwatch maker Pebble set out to answer one of life’s burning questions: Just what is it that makes people happy? Launching their very own app (the Happiness App) to kickstart this project, Pebble has spent months curating data that users of Pebble devices and the app have recorded in regards to their mood and energy levels during a given day. Tens of thousands of people contributed to the experiment, noting the things and circumstances that brought them the most glee, and now, Pebble has released these findings. If you’re looking for some tips on your personal pursuit of happiness, read on below to learn what Pebble discovered made for shiny, happy people. First, let’s break down the obvious. Users...
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31 Aug

Lull Yourself to Sleep with These Healthy Bedtime Snacks

It’s a complete and total fitness myth that eating right before bed will make you gain a ton of weight. Sure, if you scarf down a cheeseburger or polish off a pint of Ben & Jerry’s right before bed every night, you’re bound to feel and look a little more bloated and probably start packing on a few lbs. However, if a hunger pang strikes right as you’re nestling between your sheets, you don’t have to starve yourself in order to keep your diet or weight on the right path. In fact, a little nosh before bed can help you sleep better and prevent you from waking up in the middle of the night and attacking the contents of your...
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24 Aug

10 Habits to Help You Learn to Love Exercising

Getting in shape can be hard. Some of us just aren't blessed with the athletic gene or maybe we have serious trouble getting our head off the pillow on those early mornings we swear we'll get up for a run. As it turns out, developing and following certain routines can make the whole process a whole lot smoother - you might even find yourself enjoying those sweat-it-out sessions more than you thought. Here are 10 simple habits you can develop to teach yourself to love exercising: 1. Get feedback Getting real-time feedback and results on your workouts can give you the motivation you need to push forward in your exercise routine. Wearable devices like the Fitbit Charge HR and the Garmin Vivosmart will...
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16 Aug

Ava Fertility Tracking Wearable Will Help You Start a Family

It ain’t always easy getting pregnant – in fact, it can be quite the opposite in some cases. While medical procedures like IVF have aided many women in getting pregnant, it’s a costly endeavor that not everyone can afford. However, if you’re having trouble baking up a bun in your oven, a new fertility wearable has arrived like that fateful baby-dropping stork to help you in your efforts to get pregnant. The Ava fertility tracking bracelet can detect an average of 5.3 fertile days throughout your monthly cycle by reading and examining your body’s cues while you sleep in order to produce millions of data points to set you on the path towards pregnancy. Ava is only meant to be worn...
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7 Aug

Accessorize with Helix Cuff, a Wearable Audio Smart Bracelet

The goal of any great statement piece is to get people talking and to get eyeballs staring. The goal of any wearable is to provide some sort of functionality to your everyday life while being a gadget on your person that performs its purpose. The goal of any audio gear is to deliver top-notch, quality sound that will heighten the experience. The goal of Helix Cuff, a wearable audio smart bracelet, is all of the above, and so much more. Created by Ashley Chloe, Helix Cuff is a chic, stylish bracelet that offers a much needed fashion injection into the world of wearables. As a wearable smart device, the Helix Cuff delivers the crisp sound and expected functionality of a pair...
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3 Aug

Styr Labs Makes Nutritional Supplements Out of Fitness Tracker Data

Styr Labs
So, you’ve got a fitness tracker and you’re meticulously working on your fitness and monitoring the data your handy wearable provides you – great! But wouldn’t it be even better if something tangible could come from all this fitness data you’re collecting? That’s where Styr Labs comes in! By focusing on the key metric of nutrition, which many wearables and fitness trackers omit in their analytics, Styr Labs has developed a method of converting the information and data from wearable fitness devices into personalized nutritional supplements. Ensuring that what you eat is good for you is just as important to overall fitness, and Styr Labs is on a mission to literally supplement that lack of focus on nutrition in the...
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