Health and fitness

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

ila SPORT Helps you Stay Fit and Safe

The ila SPORT is a pedometer, milometer and personal safety alarm in one. Now that it’s dark when we get up in the AM and it gets dark earlier in the evenings, runners, joggers and dog walkers might appreciate this small device which includes a calorie counter, pedometer, distance traveled, clock and backlight plus 130Db …

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Seniors Stay Mobile with MobileHelp™

We’re all familiar with those home monitoring systems made famous by the “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” commercials.  We’ve been conditioned to see senior citizens and people with health conditions as home-bound.  The MobileHelp company recognizes that many people are still active and mobile despite a health problem, and they have introduced a portable personal …

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Panasonic Doltz Pocket Sonic Toothbrush

If you normally clean your teeth with a sonic toothbrush but you find them too big and clunky to travel with, you’ll want to check out the Panasonic Doltz Pocket Sonic Toothbrush from Japan Trend Shop.  This toothbrush uses 16,000 vibrations a minute to clean your teeth better than a manual toothbrush.  With the cover in …

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Get Fit with Wahoo Fitness and your iPhone

I’m guessing that there are 100’s of fitness related iPhone apps in the app store right now, but there aren’t many hardware/app solutions other than the Nike+ which has been designed to track running and walking. Now there’s an alternative. It’s the Wahoo system which makes your iPhone, Touch or iPad compatible with ANT+ sensors. …

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Control your mind with the an iPhone and PLX XWave

Connect this somewhat goofy looking headset to your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, load one of 4 apps and you’ll be well on your way to complete mind control. Ok, I doubt that’s really true… but the PLX XWave does look kind of interesting if it can actually help you increase your focus and relaxation …

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SmartCrutch – A Crutch for the 21st Century

This is a product I hope to never have to review, but for anyone with mobility issues, it does look like a better way to help you get around.  Plus it comes in hot pink, how bad could it be? This is the SmartCrutch, an ergonomic crutch with a multitude of adjustable settings (perfect for …

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Sensing Air Purifier

Even though there are many products on the market that claim to disinfect or purify air/water/objects, they typically ask us to trust they’re working on blind faith with no way to actually show that there’s a tangible toxin in need of removing.  With typical air purifiers, there will eventually be the bits of dust or …

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Heart Wizard Software Review

In this society of diets, exercise programs, macrobiotics, probiotics and even a First Lady offering her opinions on the nationwide struggle with obesity, Advanced Wellness Solutions (AWS) has taken this nation’s health concerns a step further.  Heart Wizard (http://www.heartwizard.com) is an online wellness tracking service that is designed to spotlight health trends in the user’s …

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Bayer’s Contour USB Monitor Simplifies Diabetes Management

If you have diabetes, you know it’s important to check your blood glucose levels, but you also know it can be difficult to track and make sense of the data.  The Contour USB Monitor from Bayer is the first meter with USB connectivity built-in, so you can easily transfer your data to their GlucoFacts Deluxe …

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Bayer’s Didget Blood Glucose Monitoring System for Kids

If you have a child with diabetes, you know how vital frequent blood glucose checks are for his or her health.  However, kids often resist these checks because they hurt.  Bayer has developed the Didget Blood Glucose Monitoring system that gives kids an incentive to do frequent blood checks.  The Didget meter comes with a game cartridge for Nintendo DS or …

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Wait, Don’t Scratch that Mosquito Bite!

Instead of scratching, you can use the USB Itching Removal Instrument from Brando. This device doesn’t use chemicals to stop the itch from insects, it uses electronic and optical spectrum technology. Yeah, I have no idea what that means either… But if you have a few mosquito bites that are driving you crazy, this device …

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Swiggies Water Bottle Review

Last month, I came across a Twitter user who was sharing details about a new type of water bottle, designed to be used during any type of activity, whether it be walking, running, horse riding, fishing or even if you’re hospitalised! They’re called Swiggies and are bottles that you wear on your wrists.  I was quite intrigued to …

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