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

Keep your toothbrush clean ninja style – VIOlight HI-YA Zapi

Violight, the creators of the rockin’ toothbrush sanitizer, Zapi, are back at it again this year and have added a few new kooky personalities to their devices. All of the Violight sanitizers use UV B technology to zap away 99.999% of germs and bacteria—even H1N1! And now, without further ado, enter the ninja…

Stop slouching with the PostureTek t-shirt or bra

I have crummy posture, so this gadget / clothing product caught my attention when I saw it  in the latest Skymall catalog on my flight back from Fort Myers Florida this past week. The PostureTek Biofeedback Apparel System is available in a shirt or bra design. An adjustable controller is located in a hidden pocket …

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HydraCoach Interactive Water Bottle

Do you have any idea how much water you should drink in a day to be healthy?  Do you have any idea how much water you actually consume during the day?  Drinking proper amounts of water daily is important to keep your body working properly, but I know I never get in much water. The …

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WiFi Body Scale transmits your weight to your iPhone

Would you like to know how many pounds last weekend’s binge of McDonald’s cheeseburgers, fries and chocolate chip cookies put on your badonka-donk? There’s an app for that! Actually, there’s a scale and an app for that. It’s the WiFi Body Scale from Withings and I want one. First of all, it’s a sleek (.9 …

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Brush your teeth on the go – OHSO Presto

I reviewed the OHSO Marko travel toothbrush about 3 years ago and now they have a new smaller version called the Presto. You can fill the Presto with your favorite toothpaste, toss it in your gear bag and use it to clean your teeth or freshen your breath anytime you need to. The Presto is …

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Omron HEM-711AC Blood Pressure Monitor Review

With the government looking to take over your health care, you may want to take matters into your own hands.  While I haven’t come across the Acme Home Brain Surgery Kit yet, there are certainly things you can do at home to assess and monitor your health.  One of the easiest is blood pressure monitoring, …

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Are you worried that your cellphone may be turning your brain into pudding?

You either worry about SAR or you don’t. SAR stands for Specific Absorption Rate, which is the unit of measurement for the amount of RF energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. I don’t think about it very often, but once in awhile it crosses my mind that I probably should not …

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Get more rest with a personal sleep coach – Zeo

The Zeo personal sleep coach is a device that can analyze your sleep patterns to help you determine habits and behaviors that may be helping or hindering your sleep cycle. It can also teach new ways that may help you get a better night’s rest. It consists of a bedside display module and a wireless …

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Squeeze your way to lowered blood pressure – Zona Plus

The Zona Plus is a blood pressure reducing isometric exerciser that was developed from technology used by the U.S. Air Force to improve F-16 pilots’ blood circulation. This exercise device claims to reduce your blood pressure without medication and clinical research by cardiovascular specialists shows the device lowers blood pressure in 90% of users who …

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Torture device or pain reliever?

This device from Hammacher Schlemmer looks more like a something from the Spanish Inquisition than a product designed to relieve forearm pain. It replicates the Swedish arm massage technique to soothe the inflamed, stiff extensor and flexor muscles that cause forearm pain. Simply place your arm between the compression spring-loaded rollers, turn the dial to …

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Polar Cardio Gx – Heart rate stats coming to a gym near you

Polar is taking their heart rate monitor experience and making it live, on-screen for health club group exercise classes, like spinning. Class members simply wear a Polar chest strap (no watch required), and their live heart rate data (% of max HR, target zones) is beamed onto a digital checkerboard screen. The data helps people …

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Lip enhancement gadget – AKA Brad Pitt bait

This is a the dumbest thing I’ve seen in awhile. This lip enhancement kit from SkyMall of all places, claims to make your lips fuller and sexier instantly. Ummmm… ok… Apparently you slather on the included Micro Collagen Plumping Balm and then use the squeezie thing to suction your lips. What I think is funny …

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Michael Phelps’ favorite watch (maybe)

It’s the Pool-Mate automatic lap and stroke counter watch from Swimovate. The watch has accurate motion sensors that can recognize each swim stroke and change of lap so you won’t need to count anymore. It displays Lap count, Time, Average Strokes per lap, Speed, Distance, Calories and Efficiency and stores the details in a large …

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