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Fitbit One – Technology and Fitness – Track Health by Technology

FitbitOne – Great way to track your movements

Pedometers have come a lllllooooonnnggg way since people started tracking their steps with devices like the Suprex Pedometer. Now, you can see how much they’ve shrunk and have become digitized.

Tracking steps can be fun, challenging, and bottom-line healthy!

Have been watching all my friends slowly get hooked on these little devices which track their daily steps, their daily calories, their steps and even their sleep! After researching a bunch of these trackers (ranging in price from $55-$355) like the FitBit One, Nike+ Sport Watch, Jaw Bone Up, Nike+ Fuel Band and the LifeTrack C200 Core, I decided on the FitBit. First I heard of it was with a client whose unit was not properly synchronized and I asked to see device. She hemmed and hawed and said she stored it in her bra (I thought, “Say what?”). But once, I saw how small the device as I understood. I just easily attach it to my pocket

The incredible thing about the FitBit is how easy it is to use and set up. You just turn the thing on and it starts tracking. No setup, No measuring your steps, No reading a manual. Just turn it on and start walking.

It did get a little trickier when I started to synchronize to the computer. It comes with a bluetooth dongle you can attach to either a Mac or Windows computer and download the software. I probably spent about 15 minutes working on setting it up and finally got it working. Then I read further and realized you could synchronize to your phone – either iPhone or Android. I sync the Fitbit One to my Samsung Galaxy S3 and it happens automagically throughout the day. I have now removed the bluetooth dongle from my computer. Now, as it synchronizes, it shows up on my www.fitbit.com account. (You have to set up a free fitbit.com account first).

Next Up is a great way to track food eating while automatically synchronizing with your FitBit One.

 

 

Healthy Smart Phone Apps

Healthy Smart Phone Apps

The next frontier in smartphone app technology is here – healthy smart phone apps. Everyday, ITM Computing sees new health-oriented apps entering the marketplace.

We believe this industry is in its fledgling stages and that the next few years will see huge advances for consumers and the medical industry in healthy smart phone app technology. (more…)

Becoming Healthy with Plant Based Diet

About 15 years ago, as I saw more and more chemicals being put into my food and became aware that killing animals so I could live day to day just wasn’t right, I decided to become healthier. I wanted to create a permanent cleanse for life for myself.

The first thing I decided upon was to start healthy cooking – sautéing food instead of deep frying it. I used less butter, eventually going to canola oil and olive oil for pan frying. Using lemon juice instead of salt.

Next up was eliminating different forms of meat. First up was fish. Not a tough one as I was never a huge fan, except for tuna sandwiches. Next up was pork. Since I loved little piggies, I wanted them to live while I ate tofu dogs instead. Beef was a little tougher. I loved burgers, steaks (especially flank) and meatballs. Luckily, garden burgers, tofu burgers, and fake meatballs were good enough to suppress the yearning. Last up, chicken. My favorite food. I ate chicken 2-3x/week. I decided my Last Supper would be a meal at a local fast-food chain, El Pollo Loco. It was 12/31/1995. I can still remember how yummy it was.

That started me on my lifelong journey to heal the planet, my life, the environment and the world, through being health with my plant-based diet. I have no regrets and have never looked back, except for now.

A Cleaner Way to Clean Electronics

To everyone’s shock, an acquaintance/friend died two years ago. This woman was seemingly healthy, in a happy relationship, with many friends, and until the day of her death no one suspected that she was addicted to inhaling toxic duster cans. I shouldn’t say “no one” because her soulmate knew but was still shocked by the death that took place in the parking lot of the store where the last cans of toxin were purchased.

Once my own personal trauma regarding the friend’s death subsided, I thought to myself, There must be a healthier way to clean computers that won’t cause more addictions or death. Something that won’t cause harm, that retailers don’t have to lock behind a counter.

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Once I’d done a little research on the subject and the effects of the products, I would not even use the cans in my office to clean equipment; I would take the machines and the cans outside and clean them on the grass. Still, I couldn’t stand the thought of what poisons were getting pumped into the atmosphere. To further the environmental destruction, these cans are not friendly. They’re not even recyclable.

I was pleased to find an alternative to the cans of toxic death. The Electric Duster from DataVac works just as well as the toxic can. And I will only need one for years. I can use it in my office, easily and safely. Yes, dust still flies up all over my office but I have a hand-held vacuum that I can hold up simultaneously. And as far as I know, no one has died from it.