Are Fitness Trackers Dead

In an article written by tech blogger, @ShellyPalmer, we will discover the answer to our headline question. I do not believe in “reinventing the wheel”, so the only thing I will share is: I have replaced three bands on my Fitbit. I would carry the tracker in my pocket, shoe, waistband to keep up with it to get my count. Finally, I lost it in November 2016 and haven’t replace it. I admit, it was liberating, but I was also too cheap to buy another one. Well, that being said, let’s get started with an excerpt from Shelly’s blog. Be sure to click the link at the end to get the whole picture. I would love to read your thoughts on the subject. What’s  your opinion?

RIP Fitness Trackers by Shelly Palmer

“Welcome to the ancient art of consuming appropriate quantities of nutrient-dense, fiber-rich, low-sugar foods. Without all of the quantified, gadgetized distractions, losing weight just got easy again.”

Read blog post.

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60 Days In (Now 130)

I started this blog 90 days ago and got distracted. Well. The headline above refers to being two months into the new year, that will soon be an old year, as we settle way into what’s happenings in our lives, community, country and the world. How have these categories affected you mentally, physically and spiritually? Has your stress level risen out of control? Gained weight? Mad at GOD? Running towards GOD? Angry at your neighbor? Angry at yourself? That’s enough. I believe you get the idea.

While a good counselor and coach and perhaps even a mentor, will help us work through our issues and our emotional response to them, what can we do to aid the process? You guessed it! Exercise and proper eating. Notice I did not say “diet”, as it has too many meanings. I am not going to teach you anything new here, but to say “you already know” that staying hydrated holds the key to our well-being.

A few facts. Rather than “reinvent the wheel”, I found a great article citing six great benefits of drinking enough water. They include:

  1. Brain health
  2. Weight loss
  3. Detoxification
  4. Regularity
  5. Youthful skin
  6. Healthy muscles

Now get the deails here – https://www.brainmdhealth.com/blog/6-amazing-health-benefits-of-drinking-water/

Let me know what you think.

The taste of Flint 

The Flint, Michigan water saga keeps growing in the wake of those being held accountable for this horrible crisis.Filtering is not a long term fix. What’s next for the #FlintMichiganWaterCrisis? New criminal charges expected. Click to read CNN article below.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/29/us/flint-water-crisis-charges/index.html

WHY DO I HAVE AN HOURLY ACTIVITY GOAL?

The headline and the following content is an excerpt from Q&A from my fitbit mobile app. It reviews the importance and health benefits of being active hourly.

“Research shows that prolonged sitting is associated with a significantly higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and depression, as well as muscle and joint problems. Even if you meet typical exercise guidelines, sitting for long periods of time can still compromise your health. Fortunately, moving even a few minutes every hour reduces the negative effects of sitting.”

Three sources they cite are:

http://mobile.dudamobile.com/site/preventdisease?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpreventdisease.com%2Fnews%2F14%2F011014_Sitting-Prolonged-Periods-Stalling-Metabolic-Machinery.shtml&utm_referrer=#2587

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25931456

http://www.ll.dlpa.bru.nihr.ac.uk/Sedentary_Behaviour__New_Study-4347.html

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