Health, Fitness, Sports

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Nietzsche said, "That which does not kill us makes us stronger." This is especially true in strength training. As we exercise against a resistance, muscle tissue is damaged; when the muscle tissue is repaired it becomes thicker at a cellular level. Muscle damage also causes muscle cell generation, which adds new muscle tissue and strength. These [...]

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Getting sick is obviously no fun, but having an easy way to track your fevers can be just a little more fun when you use the Kinsa Smart Thermometer. You might be thinking, why should I spend money on a digital thermometer when my old style glass thermometer or existing digital thermometer works just fine. [...]

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Have you ever been on an international flight and needed to use the bathrooms? You know that they've been used multiple times and you've seen how dirty they get. Well, this hasn't escaped the engineers at Boeing either. According to the Boeing website, engineers have built a prototype lavatory that uses far UV light, which [...]

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 40 million American adults currently smoke, and smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death across the nation. A new smart trans-dermal patch could provide advantages over existing smoking cessation tools such as current nicotine patches, e-cigarettes and nicotine gum. Prospectively, the device will [...]

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The Trimr All-In Tote (a new Kickstarter project) is a seriously stylish gym bag! And tough too! The heavy duty materials used could easily be found in a range bag filled with ammo and range safety equipment.  Instead, the ballistic-looking exterior is accented with 3 gold plated zipper pulls.  The bottom zipper opens w-i-d-e to [...]

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drysure

You've put in a full day of snowboarding or an extra long running session, and your footwear is quite damp. Instead of waiting perhaps days for the insides of your boots or shoes to dry, slip in a pair of DRYSUREs and your footwear will be dry by the next morning. Patent-pending DRYSUREs consist of an [...]

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Fitness watches are the craze nowadays, with even the Apple Watch boasting fitness capabilities. There are so many out there, that there has to be one for nearly everyone. I prefer the type that has the continuous heart rate monitoring, while my husband just prefers something simple that he doesn't have to charge often. I [...]

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Qardio01

For those of us that suffer from hypertension,  keeping track of our blood pressure is important.  An annual check up with the Doctor isn't enough, so home testing is helpful.  I've used several devices to do my daily checks, but most of them are either very inaccurate or they are bulky and not fun to [...]

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  As a lot of us get older we tend to increase the number of pills we take every day, anything from simple vitamins and aspirin, to heart and blood pressure medications. Taking one medication a day is a simple thing, but what if you have multiple pills to take multiple times a day? Just [...]

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Nike has announced its first mainstream shoe to feature a new self-lacing technology. Inspired by the film Back to the Future, Nike released an actual self-lacing version of Marty McFly's sneakers on October 21, 2015. Though they caught our wonder and attention, they were largely unattainable--only a small number were made and were available only [...]

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I know that I have bad posture. I slouch all day in front of a computer when I'm at work and do the same thing when I get home. Sometimes I catch my profile when I'm reviewing my security camera footage and see my self walk by the window with my head forward and rounded [...]

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Zepp&Old Hickory

Spring training is in full swing, and if you have an aspiring big leaguer, you know batting practice makes perfect. Zepp, a company who makes the Zepp sensor that I reviewed a few years ago, knows all about practice and proper training. They have teamed up with bat maker Old Hickory Bat Company to integrate [...]

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There are many people out there that struggle with sleep apnea. For those of you who are not familiar with it, "Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is typically caused by a blockage of the airway when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses during sleep" thus causing the person to temporarily stop breathing. [...]

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foobot

Have you ever heard that your indoor air is more polluted than your outdoor air, and then wondered just how polluted is it? Foobot is an indoor air quality monitoring device that will monitor the following airborne particles and gas counts of your indoor air: Fine airborne particles count (0.03 pm to 2.5 pm) Total [...]

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While this news blurb is not about tech gear or gadgets, those of you Superman, Batman, and/or Wonder Woman fans might be interested to know that Under Armour has created the Batman vs. Superman Alter Ego Collection...just in time for the new Dawn of Justice movie hitting theaters next month. The Gadgeteer Kid and I both have [...]

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Some fitness experts have pointed out you really don’t need super fancy equipment to get into shape. Agreed. But what they don’t say is how they’re juggling their wallet, phone, water bottle and keys when they’re working out. Enter the GoRoll, a foam roller with built-in storage space and a carry strap. Foam rollers help [...]

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ShaveFace Strop review

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Razors are engineered to effectively shave your body hair with as little pain and/or irritation as possible. Most blade razors are designed to be dragged against your skin at approximately a 30° angle for optimum cutting. As you continue to shave with the same cartridge, the hairs on your face pull the very thin blades out of [...]

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The days are getting longer, the sun is shining and the air is warming (at least here in California). It’s time to start thinking about breaking out the flip-flops and heading to the water. The Oru Kayak Beach Foldable Kayak makes getting out on the bay, lake, pond or a slow river even easier. Folded, it’s [...]

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QuitBit

There are plenty of fitness trackers out there. There are apps to track calories and water intake. Those are meant to encourage healthy habits. Quitbit is doing the reverse. It’s a smart lighter aimed at helping smokers kick the habit. The lighter, which weighs 72 grams, uses a flameless heat coil to light cigarettes. In [...]

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sterishoe

Our feet sweat. And when wearing shoes, this not only causes odor but also provides a breeding ground for microorganisms that cause foot infections. The SteriShoe is a shoe insert that is made from a steel frame and uses ultraviolet light to kill those microorganisms. Currently, SteriShoe is one of the few devices that has [...]

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DietSensor

Currently, figuring out the nutritional content of your meal means futzing around with labels and sifting through databases of similar-sounding items. SCiO, a pocket-sized near infrared spectrometer, combines with the DietSensor app to up the ante, allowing you to scan the food in front of you and determine its nutritional information with the touch of [...]

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We all compare ourselves to others it seems.  Whether it's healthy or not, and whether we realize it or not...most of us do it!  When trying to make lifestyle changes and get fit, it's easy to become discouraged when you look around and see other people taking what seems to be great leaps, while you [...]

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How do you deal with stress or a bad mood? Exercise and listening to music might be some common responses, but if you suffer from chronic stress or have experienced a life-threatening or negative external life experience, you may want to consider actually listening to your brain waves. Just as you use a mirror to [...]

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Chisel Shave Club review

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As the years roll by, I appreciate the finer things in life more and more. I enjoy taking time with good friends, a nice glass of scotch with steak, a long run on a crisp fall day, or in this case a nice close shave. I have been wet shaving for decades now and truly [...]

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Razer Nabu Watch

Razer, a company known for its high-end, high-quality gaming equipment has branched out to the fitness wearables with the Razer Nabu Watch. Razer has some earlier entries into the sports band market with the Nabu X and Nabu, but the Nabu Watch is a step towards a fully functional timepiece. The Nabu Watch is basically [...]

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