Health and fitness

At least once a day I roll my eyes at an announcement for a new IoT (Internet of Things) gadget. Do we really need another toaster, refrigerator, or toilet that’s connected to the internet? Ok, I made up the last one… at least I don’t think there’s a toilet that’s connected to the internet –… Read More

Standing desks have obvious benefits. They promote standing to do your daily office work instead of sitting in front of your computer all day. I’ve tried a couple standing desks and like them just fine for a few days, but then I either get bored standing or my feet and knees begin hurting. The Wurf… Read More

Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be one more thing that could be made into a Star Wars character, comes Star Wars kettlebells from ONNIT. Now you can use the power of the dark side for something good – building up your muscles! ONNIT offers three Star Wars kettlebells made of cast iron. There… Read More

Aromatherapy, to some, is like healing crystals, chiropractic, or homeopathy – you either appreciate it and take benefit from it or think it’s a bunch of hooey. Whether it is healing, beneficial, or just a nice scent, though, our olfactory sensations can be pretty powerful tools in our situational awareness. Reviewers here rarely post about… Read More

How many times have you gone to a restaurant, eaten a good meal, and then felt like a whole head of broccoli was wedged between your two front teeth? When you don’t have access to toothpicks, what do you do? Do you scrape at it with a fingernail? fold a napkin into a point and… Read More

Toothbrushes are one of those things we all use several times a day (I hope!) but don’t really give a lot of thought. If you’re like me, you buy a new one a few times a year from Walmart or Walgreens for a few bucks. But would you buy a toothbrush that costs $12 and… Read More

I used to be addicted to Diet Coke and would drink a 12 oz bottle (or more) every day for years. I had a hard time kicking the habit and wish I would have had The Right Cup to help me. The Right Cup is a BPA free plastic cup that tricks your brain into… Read More

Setting up a home gym can quickly become expensive when buying a variety of fitness equipment. All that workout gear can take up a lot of space as well. One way to cut down how much you spend and how much space you need for your equipment is to turn your existing free weights /… Read More

Yep, here it comes to save the day! Alec Momont, a graduate student at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands, created the Ambulance Drone project. Their intent was to develop a drone that would deliver life-saving equipment like an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), medicines, and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) aids to the scene of an emergency… Read More

The fitness tracker wars seem to be heating up again. Misfit is releasing a new fitness tracker this summer and now Fitbit is releasing the Ionic fitness tracker which is designed to cut into the Apple Watch market.  With a built in heart rate monitor, sleep tracking, built in GPS, and water resistance of up… Read More

I’m new to the world of Fitbit and its wearable fitness trackers. What got me interested in trying a Fitbit was my wife’s company was doing a fundraiser for charity based on steps with the leading team being able to donate to the cause of their choice. Spouses were allowed/encouraged to join in on the… Read More

         The Color Doctor is an “As Seen On TV” product that promises a better solution for quick, easy home monitoring of your heart rate and blood pressure. It’s certainly as easy to use (and read) as advertised. But is it worth purchasing? Let’s go find out! A Caution about Wrist-Based Blood Pressure… Read More

I have celiac disease, an inherited autoimmune condition that affects about one in every 100 people. When I eat gluten – think pizza, pasta, bread, cake and cookies – my body revolts against the enemy intruder and starts attacking itself, resulting in a number of seemingly unrelated and ugly reactions from which I’ll spare you… Read More

I’m lucky that I no longer have to take prescription medications, but for those of you that do, check out this water bottle that has a built in pill holder. The 20-ounce food grade polycarbonate bottle holds water or other beverages, but it also holds your daily meds in its built-in 7 slot pill box… Read More

The majority of fitness trackers on the market have been designed to be worn on the wrist like a watch or worn at the waist clipped to a belt. But today, I am going to show you the ŌURA fitness tracker that is worn on your finger like a ring.  What is it? ŌURA is… Read More