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News, reviews and articles about health, fitness and sports products and accessories.

Nokia is removing a function from their Body Cardio scales by mandatory software update

Owners of the Nokia Body Cardio scale (formerly called the Withings Body Cardio when reviewed by Julie) may have received an email that warned them that Nokia will be removing the Pulse Wave Velocity function from all Body Cardio scales in a mandatory update. The Pulse Wave Velocity function set the Body Cardio apart from …

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Make your workouts feel like you’re in a video game

Chris Lawhorn sent me an email telling me about his just-released two workout albums that are inspired by the music from video games of the 80’s. The albums feature a collection of mixes where he’s taken beats from 8-bit games to create tracks that will inspire you to run, jump, and avoid bosses (calories). Best …

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The Embr Wave is going to be a big hit with menopausal women

When I was going through my cancer adventure almost 7 years ago, I was immediately thrown into early menopause with my first chemo treatment. I was really happy about it because periods suck. But in return for losing that “wonderful” body function, I gained a not so fun side effect in its place. Hot flashes. …

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Healbe GoBe 2 Smart Life Band fitness tracker review

Did you start the new year off with a resolution to exercise more and improve your fitness level? If you answered yes, how are you measuring your progress towards your goals? If you have been shopping for a wearable fitness tracker but don’t know which one to choose from the crowded market of trackers, you’ll …

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Waterfield announces its new Atlas Executive Athletic Holdall

Waterfield has recently announced its Atlas Executive Athletic Holdall, a bag designed to be an all-in-one everyday transporter. It is meant to be both a briefcase and athletic bag, enabling you to seamlessly go from gym to office and back again. It has a padded laptop compartment and organizational pockets for all your EDC needs plus separate compartments to …

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This Two Minute Turtle Timer teaches your children how to brush their teeth

I saw a conversation between Julie and a reader named Carol in the quip electric toothbrush review yesterday.  The gist of the conversation was that it seemed to be a normal toothbrush with a two minute quad-timer that told you how long to spend brushing each quadrant of your mouth.  Many other electric toothbrushes have …

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WellBe Stress Management Bracelet review

Stress sucks. We all have it at some point, and more and more studies point to how extended periods of stress can impact our physical well-being. The WellBe is a wearable device that, when paired with the app on your smartphone, helps you to understand how your stress is triggered and how to manage it. …

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Flexispot all in one Deskcise Pro desk bike review

Did you succumb to the recent trend and buy a standing desk or are you still slouching in a chair behind your computer all day? I had a standing desk for a short time but just couldn’t learn to love it, so I gave it away and went back to slouching behind my computer all …

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Oura announces a new sleeker fitness ring and I want one!

Several months ago I had the opportunity to test and review a very slick fitness tracking device that had the form factor of a ring that you wear on your finger like an ordinary piece of jewelry. That was the original Oura ring and I really enjoyed using it but ended up shelving it due …

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AliveCor’s KardiaBand takes a medical-grade EKG on your wrist in seconds

When the Apple Watches were first introduced, it seemed there was talk of using the watch to monitor a lot of health conditions that weren’t available at release.  The Watch has been used to monitor some health conditions and for some clinical trials, but not as many as I had envisioned.  Now AliveCor’s KardiaBand is …

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New Extreme Sport: synchronized binge-watching and peddling! Made possible with Harvil’s Foldable Exercise Bike

Exercising might have just gotten a lot more convenient… no more excuses! With this foldable exercise bike, now we can ride essentially anywhere. It’s slim design and foldable technology allows wonderful transportation abilities and very easy storage. The assembled dimensions are 26.4 in L x 20 in W x 46 in H and it weighs …

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Stand Corrected perfect posture stretching device review

Do you have soreness and discomfort from being hunched over your electronic devices all day? The Stand Corrected is a stretching tool designed specifically to relieve that tension in your upper body, neck and shoulders. The designers also claim that it can help to straighten your spine and undo years of bad posture problems with …

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