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14 Feb

Workouts for Couples – Get Fit With Your Honey

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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

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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

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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

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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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5 Dec

Lumoid Holiday Gift Guide

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There's nothing worse than spending a ton on that "perfect" gift only to find out that you purchased the almost correct version. This is especially true with all things tech. Unless you're reading blogs (like ours) every day, you may be entering the holidays a little cold-footed.  You've only got a few weeks left to wrap up your presents, but don't worry! Renting gear with Lumoid for the holidays lets your loved ones test the gear themselves before anyone makes hasty, costly decisions. The editors at Lumoid have tried nearly every piece of gear under the sun and we know what's best and what's worth skipping. With so many pieces of technology out there, we're here to help you find the...
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15 Nov

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

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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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5 Oct

5 Exercises To Do At Your Desk

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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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30 Sep

Workout Harder or Smarter?

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People train for many different reasons, and these reasons point out the difference between a “fitness enthusiast” and an “athlete." If you train steadily, with diligence, in order to reach goals (not just to vent stress) you must be considered an athlete. One could disagree with my definition, related to training for achieving results, but surely there is something that every athlete (especially professionals) shares between them: the way they perform in order to reach the training goals.It’s all about training and mental approach. If you’re a champion, you are because you have the mentality and the training of a champion. There is an anecdote about Tim Grover, one of the greatest NBA coaches; at the end of every match he used to ask Michael Jordan:...
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29 Sep

4 Ways Drinking Coffee Can Benefit Your Health

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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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