Activity Trackers: My personal review of the FitBit Charge, Vivosmart, and the Jawbone Up

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So I have had my Vivosmart tracker for a little over a week now and I must say that I like it a lot. I spent some time looking at the various types of fitness trackers. The Jawbone UP, the Fitbit Charge and the Vivosmart. Each have qualities that I

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Meditation is More About a Passive Mind Than An Empty Head.

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Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not as Zen and relaxed as I should be. My day is pretty full from the time I get up to the time I go to bed. This includes meal planning, general finances, exercise, work (2 jobs at times.) house chores, hobbies

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45 Life Tips Every Man Should Know

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I came across this list this morning and it was comforting to know that I practice almost every one of them in my life. I didn’t have a list though. I kind of learned the hard way, but that’s not really the point of why I’m sharing this. Its important

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Have Fun, Get Fit, Try Bicycling to Work!

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Want to get in shape, get healthier, and get moving? Do you know the benefits or exercise, yet dread working out because you think it’s too strenuous or too boring? Maybe it’s time to rethink the way you bring physical activity into your life. Physical activity is anything that gets

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Bon Voyage! Tips for healthy travel

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Bon Voyage  Tips for healthy travel CDC

Whether you plan to travel to the tropics or hit the slopes at a snowy resort, don’t forget to plan for your health! While every destination is different, these tips can help you plan for a safe and healthy trip. Learn about your destination Visit the CDC travel health website

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Fit Physical Activity into Your Life, Your Way.

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The more you do, the more benefits you gain. Adults gain substantial health benefits from two hours and 30 minutes a week of moderate aerobic physical activity, and children benefit from an hour or more of physical activity a day, according to the new Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. On

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Keep Mosquitoes and Ticks From Bugging You This Summer: Take Steps to Prevent Bites

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Keep Mosquitoes and Ticks From Bugging You This Summer Take Steps to Prevent Bites CDC

Summer allows more time for children to play outdoors, but when kids are covered with bug bites after spending time outside, parents may start to worry about disease spread by ticks, such as Lyme disease, or by mosquitoes, such as West Nile virus. Luckily, parents can take simple steps to

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How Often Should You Get a Massage?

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How Often Should You Get a Massage?

I can’t count how many times I have been asked by people about how often I think they should get a massage. My friends, family, clients and acquaintances all think I have the magic answer for them. After a short discussion with them I usually find there are many underlying

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Healthy Weight – It’s Not a Diet, It’s a Lifestyle

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Healthy Weight  Its Not a Diet Its a Lifestyle CDC

When it comes to weight loss, there’s no lack of fad diets promising fast results. But such diets limit your nutritional intake, can be unhealthy, and tend to fail in the long run. The key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn’t about short-term dietary changes. It’s about a

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Breakfast or Anytime: How to Enjoy Eggs Safely

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Breakfast or Anytime How to Enjoy Eggs Safely CDC

However you take your eggs, make sure you enjoy them safely. It is important to take special care when handling and preparing fresh eggs to avoid getting sick from Salmonella Enteritidis. While eggs are one of nature’s most nutritious and economical foods, egg-associated salmonellosis is a serious public health problem

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