Health and Fitness





Brooks Levitate Offer a Smooth and Comfortable Run in Style!

It’s been a few years since I have been able to really self-identify as a runner. I still love running, but after two knee surgeries, my left knee is less enthused. I am always an optimist, though, and eagerly try every new running shoe we get offered, hoping to find one that works…and Brooks seems to have come through in a big way with the Levitate! Brooks Levitate is a lightweight, cushion-y neutral road shoe. At first glance, they look almost simple — there’s a tread pattern, a sole, and a smooth upper. No fancy swirly holes, or gel-filled packs, or…





HIPAA-Compliant Text Messaging Closes Communication Gaps in Health Care

Messaging apps like Slack revolutionized long-distance and group communication by making text messaging possible over the Internet. Now we can text and video chat with people anywhere in the world without having to pay exorbitant fees to a phone company. Messaging technology has dramatically improved communications for businesses and entrepreneurs in nearly every industry except one: health care.





Naipo’s Massager Might Help Get Rid of Your Shoulder Pain

If you have problems with your shoulders and are always asking your spouse for a massage, chances are the Naipo Shoulder Massager with Shiatsu Kneading Pillow might be a product that should be in your shopping cart. Naipo sent over their Shoulder Massager for me to check out, and if there’s one gadget in my home that’s getting plenty of use other than my Amazon Fire Stick, it’s the Naipo Shoulder Massager. Arriving in a simple brown box, the Naipo Shoulder massager with Shiatsu Kneading is essentially my new “Groupon Massage in-a-box”, and now instead of paying $25 for a…


What to Look For in a Good Health App

It seems like there are apps for everything these days, from banking to meditation and everything in between. There are plenty of medical and health apps as well, each claiming to have the answer to your burning illness and wellness questions. Even a good majority of medical records are kept in an electronic format now. How accurate are these apps? What should you look for in a good medical app, and when should you click that “uninstall” button? Let’s explore the answers to those questions. Accuracy Is Essential for Health Apps The most important thing when choosing a medical app…



The Next Big Fitness Metric: Breathing

Todays’ wearable technology is being used to track a great many statistics related to fitness and health. Devices from Fitbit and Jawbone, for example, can be used to monitor heart rate, calories burned, total activity time and much more.


Your Fitbit Alone Won’t Help You Lose Weight

Fitness trackers are one of those gadgets that sound really great on paper; they will motivate you to move by telling you how sloth-like you are! Some people swear by them. Others think they’re a gadget destined for the fad junk drawer. Unfortunately, even if they have staying power as a trend, a new study indicates they probably aren’t helping you lose weight!





Wearables Aren’t Dead Yet at CES

It appears that wearables aren’t as dead as suspected. That, or companies still had product in the pipeline and figured they would go ahead and release them anyway. In any case, Garmin, Casio, and Intel/New Balance have all thrown their hats into the tracking ring (wrist?)!