Health and fitness

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

Battle of the bulge – Don’t fear the scale

Do you hate stepping on the scale each morning to check your weight? Anticipating your current poundage level can be a scary thing this time of year, with all the turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, homemade yeast rolls and pumpkin pie. Anyone would be terrified. To help alleviate that fear, we have the Quantum Scale which […]

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Tanita BC-1000 monitors your booty remotely

The Tanita BC-1000 Radio Wireless Body Composition Monitor measures nine measurements such as body fat%, body water%, visceral fat rating, muscle mass, bone mass and more. It wirelessly transmits this data to your choice of display devices such as a personal computer, the Tanita remote display and select models of Garmin fitness watches.

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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…

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Stop slouching with the PostureTek t-shirt or bra

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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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WiFi Body Scale transmits your weight to your iPhone

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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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Omron HEM-711AC Blood Pressure Monitor Review

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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?

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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

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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?

arm massager

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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