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Category: Health &Fitness

14 Feb

Workouts for Couples – Get Fit With Your Honey

You each have different fitness goals. Whether it's weight loss, gaining muscle mass, toning, or just having more energy, here are workouts that will suit both of you, and, best of all, are fun to do together. We've also included, of course, some couples kits to track your progress, and maybe even get in a little friendly competition. Dumbbell Romanian Deadlifts: 6 sets, 4 reps, 30s rest Stand and hold a barbell. Keep your back neutral, push your hips backwards, and descend until you feel a stretch in your hamstrings. Return to your starting position. TRX Pushups: 6 sets, 4 reps, 30s rest With TRX handles, get in a pushup position with hands shoulder-width apart. Grab TRX handles and get in a pushup position with...
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17 Jan

5 Research Findings That Will Change Your Workouts Forever

Maximize your workouts with these new findings Guess what? New studies show that there are a few minute changes that you can incorporate in your workout to make it more effective and efficient. We've done the research and compiled them all here: 1. Looking for intensity in your workouts? Blast your favorite playlist. If you've ever taken a class, you know just how much of an impact a killer playlist makes. This study had participants complete high-intensity interval workouts on spin bikes in sessions with and without music. Results show that people enjoy grueling workouts more and are more likely to continue with interval training in the future. Make the most of your workouts with these wearables that not only track your goals, but also let you...
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4 Jan

How To Do A Post Holiday Physical and Mental Detox

Start the New Year off right with a detox. Here are some simple ways to clear your mind and body from eating right to exercise to mental wellness. Stay present The key to detoxing mentally is to stay present. Start with breathing exercises and maybe even yoga. Just a few minutes each day makes all the difference. Consider what you'd like to manifest for this year and act mindfully. Keep track of it on your phone, or a journal so you can revisit it. For guided breathing exercises, try Fitbit Charge 2 or Bellabeat LEAF.                             Reboot nutrition Start your morning with warm lemon water and cayenne to boost your metabolism. Lemon works with your digestive system to alkalize the body, clear the mind and...
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28 Dec

Foolproof Ways To Slay Your Health Resolutions

It's that time! We've all got our 2017 resolutions on the mind. Whether it's shedding some pounds or better health overall, here are some foolproof strategies to help you stick to your goals. 1. Resolutions should be both specific and measurable. A recent study showed that vague, broad goals can make people depressed. Break down goal components with numeric benchmarks and keep a checklist to solidify the task and keep you on track. Make sure your goals are measurable, results-focused and time-bound with our Fitness Resolutions Kit and Atlas Wristband.         2. Resolutions should be manageable rather than a fantasy. Creating a new habit doesn't happen overnight and you don't want to burn yourself out. Your brain likes comfortable old habits over new, different ones so...
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15 Nov

This is How Many Calories You Eat When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

When we don't get enough sleep, we eat more to make up for the lack of energy. A new study shows exactly how much food we gorge on on those days when we're dozing off. Results showed that people who slept less than 5.5 hours ate an average of 385 more calories than those who had a proper night's rest. What's even worse is that when you're so tired, you're much more likely to eat foods that are high in fat and skip protein. Make sure you're getting not only enough sleep but full, restful sleep with our Sleep Tracking Kit. These ingenious devices allow you to track your sleep to see what factors are affecting your Z’s and how to improve the quality...
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13 Oct

4-Ingredient Recipes That Are Absurdly Easy To Make

For all of the non-cooks, or people with schedules too busy to have to deal with buying ingredients, prepping, cooking and then finally eating, here are 4 great recipes that make being in the kitchen a joy. Taken from Simple: The Easiest Cookbook in the World ($14, amazon.com), these recipes take no more than four steps and use six or less ingredients. Cream of Winter Squash With Hazelnuts Serves: 4 20 hazelnuts 1 3/4 lbs winter squash 7 oz. light cream 1/4 cup hazelnut oil, plus extra for drizzling 1. Crush the hazelnuts. 2. Peel the winter squash and cut it into large cubes. Place in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Boil for 35 minutes. 3. Add the cream and hazelnut oil. Return to a boil. Remove from the heat and blend...
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5 Oct

5 Exercises To Do At Your Desk

We all know that a sedentary lifestyle can cause a plethora of health issues including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. What you may not know is that regular, moderate exercise reduces your risk  of these chronic diseases dramatically. How, most of us have jobs that require us to sit at a desk for long periods of time. To combat all of these concerns, here's a video on 5 easy exercises you can do without even leaving your desk! To take it a step further, check out our article on wearables for meditation and mindful rest. Taking just 2 minutes a day with Fitbit Charge 2's breathing exercises can make all the difference.   ...
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4 Oct

Find Your Zen: Wearables for Meditation and Mindful Rest

It's so easy to get sucked into the day-to-day and forget to take care of ourselves. Hectic schedules, changing priorities, and fitting in all the things you want to do on top of what you need to do brings a challenge to being in tune with your body and mind. Sometimes we wish there could be someone to just do that for us. Well, now there is. These 4 wearables will let you know when and how to take a break based off of your body, and then track patterns and progress so you know how you're doing. ...
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1 Oct

5 Wearables to Help You Achieve Relaxation and Rest

We all get into those funks from time to time where every little thing in your life seems to go haywire - you spill a cup of coffee on your favorite shirt, get a flat tire, forget your lunch at home and a new work project is constantly worrying at your thoughts. In times like these, it can be challenging to get the proper sleep and quietude your body and mind need in order to recharge and function at peak condition. Never fear, technology is here! These five wearable gadgets will help you battle stress and take charge of your sleeping schedule to give your mental and physical conditions a much needed helping hand. 1. Fitbit Charge 2 The newest addition to the Fitbit fam comes full equipped with...
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