Health

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I'm a diabetic who has been able to keep my condition under control through diet and exercise. I was diagnosed 10 years ago and since that time I've become pretty lax on checking my blood sugar levels as regularly as I should. Ok I'll be honest, I'm lucky if I check my blood sugar once [...]

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kinsa

The Kinsa Smart Thermometer is a smartphone connected digital thermometer that is compatible with a variety of iOS and Android devices (see compatibility info). The name “Kinsa” comes from the words Kinder, meaning child, and Kin, meaning family. The thermometer is thin and flexible for comfort and plugs into the headphone jack of the mobile [...]

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Do you have an aging parent or relative who wants to live on their own, but you are concerned about fading health?  They don't want to live with you or in an assisted living facility, but you'd like a way to know what is happening with them on a daily basis?  There are various monitoring devices [...]

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LUNA Mini Foreo

Perhaps one of the most important beauty/maintenance regimens you can do is taking care of the skin on your face.  Everyone is prone to the occasional breakout due to clogged pores or bacteria buildup.  The Luna Mini is a skincare device that utilizes "sonic pulsations" to break up the bacteria, oil, and makeup that cause breakouts, [...]

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gamma-ray-glasses

I'm apparently lucky, but I never seem to be bothered by staring at a computer or tablet screen for hours.  I know many people are plagued with eye strain, dry eyes, headaches, and the like after using a computer for a while.  I'm not sure what can prevent the eye strain, other than taking breaks, [...]

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preppad

If it's time to get serious about what you put into your body, consider the Prep Pad from The Orange Chef Co. The Prep Pad is a smart food scale that pairs with your iPad and the Countertop iOS app to show the nutritional breakdown of food in a simple, easy to understand way. The [...]

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heated-lotion-dispenser

My hands are always drier than the desert, and the skin on my knuckles is usually cracked and often bleeding.  This used to happen to me only in the winter, but it's a year-round thing for me now.  I slather on lotion, but it's cold and stings.  The Heated Lotion Dispenser from Sharper Image will [...]

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withings-bp

Three years ago Withings introduced their first blood pressure monitor for the iPhone and now their latest version of this convenient health tracking gadget has been updated to be completely wireless. Hypertension is know as the silent killer because there are often no symptoms until it's too late. Regular blood pressure checks will allow you [...]

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of AeroLife™ . All opinions are 100% mine. One day humans will no longer need to eat foods or drink liquids in order to receive their proper daily nutrition. Does that sound like a crazy idea? The AeroLife air-based nutrition system makes me believe a [...]

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varidesk

There's been some interest here at The Gadgeteer in standing desks.  Standing while you work offers great health benefits, and many desk-bound workers could benefit from being able to stand while they work.  There are many solutions that allow you to work as you stand, but most of them seem to involve replacing conventional desks [...]

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onlybodyweight

For us road warriors, fitting in a workout while away from home can be difficult.  Hotel gyms vary widely in their usefulness, and just plain finding the time for fitness - either while traveling or at home - can be challenging.   Only Bodyweight, a web-based, customizable, exercise program that uses bodyweight-only exercises, might help solve [...]

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re-timer-glasses

If you suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder) or from jet lag, you may have considered light therapy.  Most light therapy devices I've seen are banks of lights that you must sit in front of for periods of time, and you may feel you don't have the time to devote to this therapy.  The Re-Timer [...]

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No one would ever mistake me for an athlete; nevertheless, I was intrigued by the Mio Alpha Heart Rate wrist watch from Mio Global because I've been attempting to get in better shape.  Anything to help me prolong my  life is a good thing, and in conjunction with my Fitbit and Aria devices, I figured [...]

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withings-smartbody

I reviewed the Withings original WiFi Body Scale back in 2010 and have been using it almost daily ever since. I like how it records my weight so that I can see trends using my Android smartphone or iOS device. Withings has recently announced a new model called the Smart Body Analyzer. Priced at $149.99, [...]

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I felt it was time for a quick followup on my original Joyetech e-cigarette review.  I've now been almost six months cigarette-free, that's approximately 4500 cigarettes I haven't smoked!  So no 4000+ nasty chemicals, a huge saving in money, my taste has returned, I'm feeling way healthier and my clothes (and I) don't stink ! [...]

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As an adult I realize that it is prudent to take care of your body so that it lasts as long as possible, but intentions are easier than practice.   Motivation is the issue, and that's where two devices from fitbit, the One and Zip,  can help you keep track of your progress and hopefully lead [...]

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There are all sorts of gadgets on the market today that will help you keep track of your health stats. There are Fitbits and Nike Fuel bands to let you know how active you are, Withings WiFi Scales to let you keep an eye on your weight and now there's the Blip WiFi Blood Pressure [...]

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Jawbone UP – Take 2

Jawbone Up

The exercise band/pedometer/calorie-counter market is growing and growing, and Jawbone's first foray into the market created quite a stir. Much is the pity it was for the wrong reasons. Due to design faults, Jawbone, better known for their speakers and headsets, recalled the first model after a short time on the market.  Their new and improved [...]

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shine

Are you feeling guilty about everything you ate yesterday for Thanksgiving? Yeah me too... especially because all I did after dinner was sit around visiting with relatives. I didn't move much at all, which isn't good. Pedometers and activity trackers have become more and more popular in the past couple of years because they show [...]

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portable-scale

When was the last time you wished you had a bathroom scale that you could take with you everywhere you go? If the answer to that question is anything but never, you need to go eat a cheeseburger and get over it. But I'm not judging. Ok maybe a little. ;) For those of us [...]

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