Health and fitness

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

Protect yourself from COVID-19 with this portable bubble – Ridiculous or useful?

NEWS – Contracting COVID-19 is scary and potentially deadly. That’s why I work from home, frequently use grocery pickup, haven’t eaten in a restaurant since last March, and I wear a mask whenever I leave the house and go into stores. I feel relatively safe with these new habits, but I definitely miss traveling. With …

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LIFTiD tDCS neuro-stimulator review – A wearable that can improve focus and productivity

LIFTiD tDCS headset

REVIEW – Where I work, randomization and context-switching are the orders of the day.  Sometimes it is hard to change your focus to a new task, and with age that only becomes more difficult.  The science behind tDCS says that it can help with that, and more specifically, the LIFTiD headset says it will sharpen …

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Abbott FreeStyle Libre 14-day flash glucose monitoring sensor review – No more finger sticks!

REVIEW – All diabetics know that they have to keep an eye on their blood glucose levels. They can do this with a blood glucose meter which requires a finger stick to draw a drop of blood. You can imagine how much of a hassle and pain it is to use this method several times …

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Pop Design FloSleeve review – Post workout relief for your legs

REVIEW – People often ask me, “Hey big fella, do you workout?” Of course I modestly respond, “Yes little dude, I do. I work out a lot.” One of the side effects of all this working out is muscle soreness. When Pop Design offered their FloSleeve device for review, my legs both agreed that this …

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NURVV Run insoles and coaching app review – Turn your shoe into a fitness tracker

REVIEW – Keeping physically fit while working remotely is important since under these conditions there may be less than typical physical movement. The NURVV Run Insoles and Coaching App analyzes your training and schedule, then provides suggestions to improve your running form. I have been evaluating the Nurvv. Read on to see what I think! …

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Amazfit Band 5 fitness tracker smartwatch review

REVIEW – The Amazfit Band 5 Smartwatch is a wellness-oriented solution that provides 24 hour monitoring of your biometrics for overall health… even when you sleep! This thing is chock full of features, (including typical smartphone stuff) and I’ll try to cover as many of them as I can. Let’s get busy! What is it? …

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Aura Strap review – This strap lets you know if you should be thirsty

REVIEW – Fitness nerds love to keep track of stats and data, so they should love a wearable device that measures hydration and other body composition stats right? That’s what the Aura Strap claims to provide. Let’s take a look and see if it lives up to those claims. What is it? The Aura Strap …

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Stealth core trainer review – Get a 6 pack while playing video games

REVIEW – Do you have a strong core? How about six-pack abs? Want both? Along with a healthy diet, one way to achieve those goals is to do planks. Don’t groan, they are a good exercise. But I get it, they aren’t fun. One way to make them infinitely more fun is by doing planks …

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