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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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

Renew Your Mind

The Dimensions of Wellness encompasses many facets. So, it should be no surprise that today’s blog topic speaks to the spiritual. To have a healthy body, we need healthy thoughts, which lead to healthy words and healthy actions. I like using the Bible Scripture Romans 12:2 because it tells us to renew our minds and we will be transformed. Another verse even tells us how to do it. It instructs us to have the mind of Christ. Wow. Philippians 2:5

What is the mindset of Christ? We might use another scripture to answer that question. The scripture I’m thinking is the one that talks about the fruit of the Spirit. Whether or not you are a Bible-believing Christian, or are an otherwise spiritually “religious” person (or not), you have been taught the principles of the fruit of the Spirit, as have I. These principles are even taught in business as emotional intelligence (EQ or EI).

Okay, “the fruit of the Spirit are: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and faithfulness.” Galatians 5:22

Embedding these behaviors in our thoughts and minds should cause us to practice them. Think about for a moment. What would the world, or our personal environment, look like, feel like, if we each adopted the fruit of the spirit? It would be an amazing place. No crime, no hunger, no poverty. Peace and joy. Love would rule the day. Wouldn’t it be grand?

Let us each intentionally grab these nuggets of truth and practice then daily. We will encounter challenges of opposition along the way, but the more we integrate them into our lives, the more others will change around us. Let’s make a difference.
http://bible.com/296/rom.12.2.GNB

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