As a guy whose sister loved jumping rope, I’ve always watched in amazement, but honestly, I never got it. Then I turned thirty, found out my metabolism wasn’t what it was and looked for the best ways of burning calories without running nowhere on a treadmill. Surprisingly I found out 15 minutes of jumping rope could effectively burn 300 calories.
Health and Fitness
It’s that time of the year, where you’re looking for gift ideas for your friends and loved ones. If you’ve got a weekend warrior on your list, we’ve got you covered with ideas ranging from the great outdoors to gym time to relaxing and treating sore muscles after all the adventures are over!
I gave up Diet Cokes a few years ago, for many reasons. One of the things that helped me keep my resolve to stop drinking “DC”s was flavored carbonated water; I could still get that bubbly burn that I craved but without all of the artificial sweeteners, caffeine, and caramel food coloring. With the Spärkel Carbonator, I can now make my own flavored carbonated drinks at home.
Whether you’re a yoga instructor, a professional athlete or a casual gym-goer, you’ll want to learn more about the smartwatches on the market. If you have your eye on the Apple Series 5 Watch, here’s what you need to know.
I reject that old joke that goes, “How do you know the toothbrush was invented in Tennessee? Because otherwise, they’d have called it a TEETHbrush.” Aspersions against my home state aside, I’ve been blessed by some pretty good chompers with only one tiny cavity in 40+ years. So I was intrigued when I was offered the chance to try out the BESTEK Sonic Electronic Toothbrush. Follow along to see what I discovered.
I’ve been pretty irresponsible with my diet the past few months, resulting in fewer selfies, guilt over terrible eating habits, and stress from various things. Constantly telling myself: I’m going to get back in shape, I’ve tried everything, and then I found Freeletics.
We love the way that Withings keeps adding value to their smartwatch line, and the Withings Move ECG is the latest iteration here to help you track your steps, sleep, exercise, heart rate, and your ECG.
Nobody actually likes to go to the dentist, only to hear bad news. Cavities and other dental work can be pricey, and the best method of avoiding that all together is by properly brushing your teeth; Bruush is a toothbrush that I’ve been using recently that’s been helping improve my dental health.
If wanting to ward off a future stroke by keeping track of your blood pressure and heart health is something that resonates with you, you’ll want to check out two new offerings from Withings — the BPM Connect and the BPM Core.
Heart disease continuously trends as the number one killer in the US, and many studies have shown that it could be reduced with at-home monitoring. The issue is not everyone wants to have bulky complicated heart rate monitors laying in their cabinets. This is where MOCACARE plans to change the game.
Dan recently reviewed the Quell 2.0 and found it helped with his RA pain. NeuroMetrix has added new functionality to the Quell app to help users achieve even more relief from chronic pain. Quell 2.0 and the upgraded app make for the first wearable technology to utilize machine learning “to deliver unprecedented personalization for the treatment of chronic pain.”
If you need to regularly check your blood pressure, you’ll want to pay attention to the new Withings BPM Core. Not only does it check your blood pressure, but it also takes an electrocardiogram (ECG) and listens to your heart via a digital stethoscope — all in one device.
If you need the ability to easily and affordably monitor your cardiovascular health, then you’ll want to check out the new Withings Move ECG; it’s the world’s first analog watch that is able to record an electrocardiogram (ECG) on-demand. At only $129.99, the Move ECG a heart monitor, sleep tracker, and fitness tracker that everyone can afford.
In recent years, people have started to collect all sorts of personal data. The popularity of fitness trackers has inspired techies and non-techies alike to actively monitor their health using technology.
One of the hardest things for working out for me, especially when playing running or even playing Basketball is protecting my Achilles and ankles from eventually hurting. I’ve looked high and low for solutions, yet the best that I have found are Lasso’s Compression Socks.
If you like the Withings ecosystem, but you don’t want to wear a traditional watch (like their Steel and Steel HR line), you’ll be pleased that the Pulse has received a significant update. The new Withings Pulse HR takes everything you liked about the Pulse fitness band and bakes in all the 2018-updated goodness.
In case you haven’t heard, the Apple Watch Series 4 has been released – and it is getting rave reviews, which it deserves because it is really an excellent smartwatch. I will detail some of the features I love about this watch later, but first I have to express some annoyances.
So I’ll have to admit, ever since I took my vows and got married back in July, I’ve been slacking off. I’ve told myself I’d get back in the gym and get my fitness on. But personal trainers are expensive. At least they were until I rediscovered Aaptiv.
I haven’t watched American Horror Story: Apocalypse, but I’m assuming it’s relatively unrealistic. If they wanted to make it more realistic, the only thing left standing would clearly be Casio G-Shock watches. And probably Starbucks. But definitely G-Shocks. Casio has updated the already indestructible G-Shock line with the new GBA-800, which adds fitness tracking to general badassery.
There are a lot of ways to become fit and healthy, and some give your wallet as much of a workout as your body. There’s a new startup, Tonal, that aims to be the “Peloton” of strength training. But you can get the same or a better workout for significantly less.
Last year, when I started hitting the gym regularly, I would finish my workouts with a short round on the rowing machine. My time to get to the gym is more limited these days, so I wanted to do my cardio at home; a bit of research led me to the Sunny Health and Fitness Rowers on Amazon.