Digital Monitoring: Fitbit Versa

The Fitbit company has recently released a new digital monitoring tracker for users: the Fitbit Versa. It’s the newest member of its fitness trackers, going a step further to be a competitive smart watch. With its plethora of features and affordable price, the Fitbit Versa could be your next smart watch.  

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Digital Monitoring: Whoop

The Whoop Strap is a new take on fitness trackers. Most fitness trackers cover the same sort of metrics- measuring heart rate, counting steps, and calculating how many stairs you’ve climbed. These can be really helpful, particularly if you’re just starting your fitness and recreation journey. What if you’re looking for a wearable tracker that […]

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Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Established in 1987, the Department of Health and Human Services selected April as its advocacy month to help reduce stigma related with alcoholism, increasing awareness about causes, treatment, and recovery. The theme for 2018 is “Changing Attitudes: it’s not a ‘rite of passage’”. This is a month to talk to friends and family […]

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Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

The Garmen Forerunner 645 Music is a new smartwatch available for purchase. Starting at $449,  it features onboard music storage, which is a new feature for smartwatches. Instead of having to use your phone’s storage, the Garmin Forerunner has storage capacity. Garmin designed the watch for runners in mind, however with all of its features […]

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Fashionable Smartwatches

There are many different types of smartwatches available on the market. Whether its brands like Apple, Samsung, or Fitbit, there are plenty of options to choose from with a variety of functions and forms. More often than not though, smart watches tend to look like gadgets. If you’ve been to the gym lately and looked […]

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Digital Monitoring: Lazy Jar

Need some motivation to maintain your fitness? Have you tried betting against your motivation? If money is a major motivator for you, then the app Lazy Jar might be up your alley. The premise is simple: set a goal and if you fail at meeting it, the app deducts money from your bank account.  Lazy […]

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The Case for More Vegetables

Do you eat enough vegetables? It’s possible you’re not getting the daily recommended serving of vegetables. According to a study by the Center for Disease Control, only one in ten Americans eat enough vegetables.  The study was part of the CDC’s 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Systems, which looks at how Americans eat and behave. […]

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Diabetes: 7 Symptoms You Don’t See

African Americans have the highest rate of diabetes, but get this: it’s a preventable disease. We can actually win the fight against it. Genetic traits, the prevalence of obesity, and insulin resistance all contribute to the risk of diabetes in the African American community. African Americans also have a high rate of diabetic complications, because […]

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As Sweet As Sugar

No getting around it, we Americans have a sweet tooth. Most of us eat the equivalent of 22 teaspoons, approximately 350 calories, of sugar a day.  For those who are trying to lose weight or must watch their blood sugar as with diabetes, too much sugar can be a problem.  Artificial sweeteners are consumed daily […]

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