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Watches were meant to tell us the time, but how can a watch be left behind with the advancement in technology? Now, as you know, watches have become smart and can do much more than just tell the time. Enjoy your instant 50% Discount on FitLife
A smartwatch can give you call and message notifications on your wrist; it can monitor your health and motivate you to exercise. But all of this comes at a huge cost as the big brands that control the market have big profit margins. Keeping this in mind, a team of techies devised an advanced smartwatch, FitLife, that offers all the functionalities at a much lower cost.
It comes with a massive battery backup and you can even answer calls or send emails and messages from your FitLife. This is a fast selling smartwatch with limited stocks. So if you want to own this smartwatch as a reasonable price, then place your order now!
FitLife Watch Review
FitLife is an amazing smartwatch that provides you with features of a health tracker and mobile phone in one device you can wear around your wrist. It is like a travel companion that tells you the time and keeps you connected to your family and friends, work, and health. FitLife is an affordable smartwatch that ensures accurate health tracking with the latest biometrics. It is very easy-to-operate and reliable, so it is very popular with todays youngsters and fitness enthusiasts who want to keep themselves updated about their calls and messages.
How does FitLife work?
FitLife has the most modern and advanced biometric technology. It measures your blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen levels. The smartwatch can also measure the calories you have burnt during the day. It calculates the amount of time you have slept and computes your sleep pattern. You can also set your alarms and control your music.
The smartwatch computes the steps you have walked in the entire day. It connects to your phone through the latest Bluetooth. Using GPS, i.e., Global Positioning System, it tracks your fitness activities like cycling, swimming, walking, jogging, running, etc. FitLife provides you with all the information on the number of steps you walked, the kilometers you cycled, and the calories burnt during such activities. If you sit down for too long, it will remind you to walk or exercise. It is compatible with any device, including iOS and Android, so you will face no problem even when you change your phone.
How to use FitLife?
It is very simple to set up and use your FitLife smartwatch. You have to open the packing and charge it till the battery is fully charged. In the meantime, download the FitLife app from Google Play Store or Apple Store and connect the watch with Bluetooth. Then your FitLife will work with your smartphone and display notifications for calls, emails, and messages.
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Between the COVID-19 pandemic and the upcoming election, people are tuning into the news to hear the latest numbers on both, yet when it comes to COVID-19, there is another set of numbers that Americans should be aware of: the toll the virus has taken on our physical and mental health.
The lockdowns across the nation led people to be more sedentary, with a 32% reduction in physical activity. In addition, a recent nationwide poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation reports that more than half of U.S. adults — about 53% — say that their mental health has been negatively impacted by worry and stress over the pandemic. That number is a significant increase from the 32% who reported being similarly affected in March.
Furthermore, these negative health trends also bring into view issues of health equity and health disparities for some of our most vulnerable populations. In Michigan, physical inactivity and obesity disproportionately impact our lower income population and communities of color. While the overall obesity rate in Michigan is 33%, that figure jumps to 35.5% for Latinos and 40.3% for African Americans.
Fitness plays a critical role in combating the virus and improving people’s overall physical and mental health, Moritsugu writes. (Photo: Getty Images, posed by model)
Fitness plays a critical role in combating the virus and improving people’s overall physical and mental health. Chronic health conditions impacting millions of Americans including obesity, hypertension and diabetes can cause complications and significantly increase the chances of hospitalization and death for those who contract COVID-19.
There is also increasing evidence that some racial and ethnic minority groups are being disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Regular physical activity can protect us from these conditions while helping us to fight the virus. You may not think you have the time to squeeze in a workout, but researchers found that as little as 20 minutes of exercise can have anti-inflammatory effects that boost your immune system.
Mental health, much like physical health, also disproportionately impacts our lower-income communities. While 6.7% of Michigan residents who make over $75,000 a year reported that they experience frequent mental distress, that number nearly quadruples to 24.3% for those making less than $25,000 a year.
Levels of stress, anxiety and depression across the U.S. all increased during the pandemic. To cope, it appears many Americans turned to alcohol, according to a study by RAND and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism which found a spike in consumption. As lead author of the study and RAND sociologist Michael Pollard noted, “People’s depression increases, anxiety increases, [and] alcohol use is often a way to cope with these feelings.”
Once again, fitness can play a role, turning people away from increased alcohol use and toward regular physical activity is known to have long-term mental health benefits that reduce those conditions many are struggling with right now.
All of this underscores the critical need for regular physical activity — especially now
Fitness equipment that offers on-demand, at home classes
Erika Tarantal tests out the latest in fitness technology from Cambridge-based Hydrow and Mirror, an interactive home gym
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMING THE EXERCISE WORLD. >> A PICTURE-PERFECT DAY BY THE CHARLES RIVER, EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK, FOLKS PURSUE PEAK FITNESS. THIS IS THE FITNESS GOES TO SHAKE UP THE EXERCISE. >> WE HAD THIS IDEA THAT WE COULD BUILD A BETTER ROWING MACHINE FOR A FEW YEARS. WE WANTED TO MAKE ROWING REALLY ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERYBODY. THIS ALSO DELIVERED AT LEAST SOME OF THE FUN YOU HAVE OUT ON THE WATER. THAT FUN IS LIVE ROWING. THE HYDR IS A NEW MACHINE. IT LIVESTREAM’S CLASSES TAUGHT BY ROWERS. RUTH SMITH IS NOT JUST ANY ON-CHIP IN R. >> WE ARE GOING IN THAT 24 INTO STROKES. QUITE THE LEAD TRAINER, DANNY HANSEN, 2020 A LIPID HOPEFUL. >> I STARTED ON THE U.S. TEAM WHILE I WAS IN COLLEGE IN 2014. I AM CURLY ON THE TEAM THIS YEAR. QUITE HOW OFTEN ARE YO TRAINING? >> THIS IS JUST FRESHMAN YEAR. >> DEVICES VARY IN INTENSITY. PRE-RECORDED ARE AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND. IT INCREASES YOUR BONE DENSITY. BECAUSE IT IS SUCH A FLUID MOTION, IT IS LOW IMPACT. THIS IS THE HOME TURF. THEY FILMED IN MIAMI AND NEW YORK CITY AND THEY HAVE PLANS TO TRAVEL THE WORLD. >> WE ARE AT HERE THREE OR FIVE TIMES A WEEK. MOST OF THE TIME, I TRY TO BE OUT ON THE WATER EACH AND EVERY DAY. >> JAM COMES FROM A FAMILY OF ROWERS. HIS FATHER MAY DELIVER TEAM THIS CONNECTED WITH THE COMPANY THAT ALLOWS ME TO BE OUT ON THE WATER IN THIS CAPACITY. >> PART OF THE EXCITEMENT COMES FROM BEING LIVE. >> YOU DON’T KNOW I PEOPLE WILL HAVE IT WHEN THE. >> SMITH DESIGNED HYDRO TO FIT INTO TIGHT SPACES. >> IT IS A COMFORTABLE SEAT. THE ADJUSTMENTS ARE REALLY SIMPLE. IT USES 86% OF YOUR MUSCLES. >> SO FAR, SO GOOD SINCE THE COMPANY’S LAUNCHED IN 2018. YOU REALLY FEEL LIKE THIS BOND AND THIS OTHER TRUST WITH HUMANS BEINGS. I THINK THAT IS WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS THE MOST RIGHT NOW. IF IT LOOKS LIKE IT BELONGS THERE, IT IS N THE SAME AS HAVING A ROWING MACHINE OR A BIKE. >> STILL LOOKING FOR AN IN-HOME CONNECTION FITNESS EXPER MIRROR MIGHT BE THE RIGHT FIT AT 52 INCHES TALL, 22 INCHES WIDE AND JUST OVER AN INCH DEEP. NO THIS WAS LAUNCHED IN DECEMBER OF 2018. THIS STARTED A CHAIN OF BOUTIQUE FITNESS STUDIOS BUT FOUND EVEN SHE WAS HAVING TROUBLE GETTING TO THE GYM. >> I FOUND MYSELF NEWLY PREGNANT AND RUNNING AN INCREASE IN LARGE BUSINESS. I DO NOT WANT TO PUT A LARGE TREADMILL OR BIKE INTO MY DEPARTMENT — APARTMENT. I FOUND THE EXPERIENCE TO BE REALLY AWKWARD, LOOKING AT A SMALL SCREEN. >> CONTENT ON MIRROR IS UPDATED CONSTANTLY WITH NEW CLASSES BEING
Jordi Alba has handed Barcelona a fitness boost ahead of Saturday’s La Liga clash with Real Madrid at the Camp Nou. The left-back returned to training on Thursday after being sidelined with a hamstring injury.
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The 31-year-old has not featured since hobbling off in Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Sevilla, missing the games against Getafe in La Liga and Ferencvaros in the Champions League.
New signing Sergino Dest has filled in for Alba during his absence and has made a strong start to his Barcelona career. The 19-year-old’s preferred position is on the right side of the defense, but he has already shown he’s comfortable on the opposite flank.
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Will Alba Play?
Alba could now make his return to action against Real Madrid, although there will be a discussion between “the player, Ronald Koeman and the club’s medical staff” as to whether he should feature, according to Marca’s Luis F. Rojo.
The final decision seems set to be made by manager Koeman after the team’s final training session before El Clasico on Friday. Yet the Dutchman won’t want to take any risks, particularly with a crunch Champions League clash against Juventus scheduled for Wednesday.
According to Juan Jimenez at AS, Alba felt good in Thursday’s session, but he’s more likely to appear as a second-half substitute against Real Madrid rather than a starter.
The report also notes how Alba’s injury history suggests Barcelona will take the “utmost caution” with the left-back to avoid any relapse and potentially more time on the sidelines.
Dest or Junior Firpo?
Dest is the most likely option to continue in the Barcelona defense should Alba not be named in Koeman’s starting XI. The teenager has started the club’s last two games and will be hoping to become the first American to play in El Clasico.
The defender has told Voetbal International, as reported by Sport, that he is enjoying the step up and the challenge of playing for Barcelona after his move from Eredivise side Ajax.
People may think that I went to Barcelona too early, that I should have stayed longer at Ajax. When you go to Spain to live there, you learn Spanish earlier and better than if you stayed in the Netherlands. That’s how I see it with football. I think that when I’m in Barcelona I can develop to a certain level faster. It’s a challenge, but I love it.
Dest does face competition for his place now fellow left-back Junior Firpo has returned to fitness after hamstring trouble. The 24-year-old made his first appearance of the season off the bench against Ferencvaros and is an option to come into the team.
Firpo has struggled to make much of an impact at Barcelona since his move to the Camp Nou in summer 2019 but was part of the Real Betis team that
An affordable and compact piece of exercise equipment, the jump rope is a perfect staple for any home gym or gym bag. This small but mighty pick can completely transform your workout. That’s why we sat down with the jump rope queen herself,psychologist and fitness trainer Dr. Janine Delaney, known for her sculpted physique and impressive jump rope moves on Instagram, to learn more about the sport and what to look for when choosing the ultimate jump rope.
“Jumping rope is a great way to lose weight and burn fat and calories while having fun,” Delaney says. “Most people think of jumping rope as a sport for children, but it has many benefits for adults as well, especially for individuals over the age of 40.” Delaney herself actually started jumping rope at the age of 43, mainly because she wasn’t a fan of running and was looking for another form of cardio.
When it comes to the benefits of jumping rope, the advantages are vast. “Jumping rope increases your natural endorphins, which puts you in a good mood and increases your energy and libido,” Delaney says. “What most people don’t realize is that jumping rope will actually burn more fat and calories than running, swimming, or biking. It not only puts your cardiovascular system to use, but also helps to build muscle strength, improve coordination, and even boost metabolism.”
Delaney says that you don’t have to be athletic or coordinated to start jumping rope, but adds that making sure your rope is sized correctly to your height is critical as well as maintaining proper form and a little practice. If you’re a jump rope beginner, Delaney offers these important tips:
- Arm positioning: Keep your chest up, core engaged, and arms close to your body. If your arms are too wide, it will shorten the length of the rope and you’ll likely trip.
- Utilize your wrists: Jumping rope is all about recruiting your wrists to do the work instead of moving your arms.
- Keep your head up: Jumping rope is about timing, and if you look down and wait for the rope to pass you then you’ll likely trip. A better approach is to look straight ahead and jump as the rope crosses your line of sight, which will guarantee better rhythm as you skip.
- Take a video of yourself: Practice makes perfect, and just a little bit of practice each and every day will help you get better and better. Watch YouTube videos of tutorials to help you visualize the proper movement, and take a video of yourself to check your form.
- Properly size your rope: To size your rope, stand on the middle of the rope with one foot and bring both handles up to your shoulders. The rope should come up to your shoulders, no higher and no lower. Make sure to buy a rope that you can either cut to your size or one that comes according to height.
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In a bid to boost fitness within the force, the Fire and Rescue Services Department has opened a gym in Villupuram to help firefighters attached to 14 fire stations in Villupuram and Kallakurichi districts remain physically fit for the task.
The gym was set up by Robin Castro, District Fire Officer of Villupuram district. A 2019-batch officer, Mr. Castro has introduced a schedule for all the 145 firefighters in Villupuram and Kallakurichi districts to remain physically and mentally fit.
Inspired by the Director General of Police (DGP) of the Fire and Rescue Services Department, C. Sylendra Babu, a fitness enthusiast, Mr. Castro has roped in enthusiastic firefighters, including commandoes attached to the force, to make time for an hour of practice daily before resuming work.
On an average, firemen in the two districts attend to 130 distress calls besides executing rescue operations.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the personnel are also engaged in the decontamination of public places under the civic bodies.
“Such a fitness programme was necessary to not only keep the force fit but also reduce their stress levels. This has helped them improve their performance,” he said.
As part of their training, the commandos have to run for 5 km daily, followed by weight training for 20 minutes, rope training and tyre exercises.
The team, led by Mr. Castro, also goes cycling during the weekends, covering a minimum of 100 km.
P. Sivagurunathan, leading fireman attached to the Villupuram Fire Station, said that the physical training has been an integral part of his daily routine.
“I make it a point to exercise at the gym here daily for one-and-a-half hours. This has not only helped me build muscles but also improve my overall well-being and productivity,” he said.
Mr. Castro said that the facilities for weight training have been introduced for firemen in all the 14 stations in the two districts.
Hylete is a fitness lifestyle brand, with a wide assortment of apparel items for men and women. The company is also raising capital through an equity crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine. The minimum investment for Hylete is only $500.
The co-founders of the company include Ron Wilson and Matthew Paulson, who both had high-level positions at companies like Jaco Clothing and Gathering Storm before starting the company. In 2012, they saw an opportunity to develop a better training short for those who were serious about fitness.
The reception was strong and the co-founders quickly moved into other categories like shirts, pants, hoodies, backpacks and cross-training shoes.
Background on the Company
One of the keys to the success of Hylete is its focus on personalization. This is certainly important for fitness requirements. To this end, the company has created a quiz on its website to determine the best fit for its clothing line. For example, there are 14 distinct styles for shorts.
Hylete has also spent much time cultivating an engaged community (there are over 81,000 followers on Instagram and the company’s products have gotten over 51,000 five-star reviews). Because of this, the company has received valuable feedback to improve its products.
Here are just a few of the company’s offerings:
- Incline shorts: This uses a stretch woven fabric that has enough room for the hips and thighs, which means higher impact movement.
- Urban joggers: This item strives for a both warmth and breathability. Some of the features include a drawstring waistband and an internal fleece fabric.
- Altium sports bra: This has an X-strap for better support and comfort but does not grind into a woman’s shoulders.
- Circuit II cross-training shoe: These allows you to choose between three types of insoles.
- Nimbus tights: This is a legging that is meant to complement a person’s hips and legs.
What about the traction for the company? Well, the company has definitely shown strong growth. According to the investor materials, the compound annual growth rate is over 70% and last year’s sales hit $12.6 million. There are more than 300,000 customers and over 30,000 are certified fitness experts, who have provided content on the Hylete blog and social channels.
Bottom Line On Hylete
The equity crowdfunding capital raise has gone quite well. So far, the company has received commitments for more than $734,000 from 974 investors (the valuation has been set at $44.8 million). Yes, it seems that the company’s own community has been essential for this success.
The investment also comes with several perks. That is, there is 50% off all regular-priced products and 10% discounts on clearance locker items. Then there is also free ground shipping for U.S. orders and one Hylete rewards point for each dollar invested.
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Garmin: What’s up fam, it’s ya boi Garmin here with a new GPS esports smartwatch that you can use to livestream your biometric stats on Twitch or whatever it is you use to stream you crushing your opponents!
I wish I were joking, but 2020 continues to test everyone’s sanity. Garmin has actually launched the Instinct Esports Edition, a “rugged GPS smartwatch uniquely designed for esports athletes and enthusiasts to take their gaming performance to the next level.” How is that possible, you ask? Well, for starters, the watch adds an esports activity for tracking so you can monitor your heart rate and stress during a game. Garmin also developed a new PC streaming tool that’s called, sigh, STR3AMUP!, so you can create overlays that let viewers know your heart rate, stress, and “body battery” level in realtime. Did I mention this watch is also $300?
“Elite athletes around the world depend on Garmin products to monitor and improve their performance,” Garmin’s VP of Sales Dan Bartel said in the press release.
This, so far, is a true statement. The following is more dubious.
“With the Instinct Esports Edition, esports athletes can tap into that same technology to track and examine how their body responds to intense competition. Players can also use Instinct’s data to make adjustments in their daily lives, whether it be altering sleep patterns or activity levels, which can result in increased cognitive and physical performance during play.”
There is a lot to unpack there. While elite esports athletes do train, my impression is that they aren’t spending hours riding dirt bikes, running marathons with gaming keyboards strapped to their chests, or scuba diving mid-competition. I’m not saying all esports players are schlubby basement gremlins who don’t engage in any physical activity at all. There’s coverage disproving that, and sports-like training is already happening among some elite esports teams. What I’m saying is a rugged outdoors GPS smartwatch built to military-grade standards, primarily targeted at triathletes, is overkill for gamers.
The Instinct Esports Editions specs are truly bananas. This watch has a transflective screen, which is normally found in watches geared toward outdoor activity for visibility under direct sunlight. It’s also rated for 10 ATM of water resistance, or a depth of 330 feet. That is double the rating that is widely considered safe for swimming. In terms of sensors, it also sports a compass, barometric altimeter, and thermometer on top of the usual accelerometer and built-in GPS. Like I said: Overkill.
The idea of stress-tracking is kind of cool—except most stress features aren’t built for real-time monitoring. They’re more related to how much your body has physically recovered from the previous day’s activities. According to Garmin’s own website, the watch monitors stress using heart rate variability data. HRV is essentially the time in between heartbeats, and as explained by Harvard Medical School,
With quarantine measures still firmly in place, going the fitness-gift route this holiday season isn’t something that only workout nuts will appreciate. When gyms and studios shut down across the country, 2020 became the year to really lean into an at-home fitness regime — which created a new universality to sharing everything from the resistance bands helping tone-up our booties to spinning together on that more-affordable Peloton-bike alternative.
Until we can figure out how to bottle sunshine, post-workout endorphins are about as close as it gets to an instant mood boost (we won’t argue with Elle Woods). And, what better what to spread that energized joy than with a little fitness-minded holiday shopping? Ahead, discover 13 cool ideas your giftees will actually use — from powder-pink Bala Bangles to Manduka yoga mats and Theragun’s newest massage-gun device.
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Enhanced membership options offer franchise owners additional revenue streams. New franchise opportunities for entrepreneurs extend beyond the reach of local clubs.
WACO, Texas, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — This year, Curves celebrates 28 years of delivering a fitness solution designed specifically for women and 28 years of creating entrepreneurial opportunities for women who want to own their own business, provide for the financial needs of their families, and be a health resource in their communities. Krishea Holloway, President and CEO of Curves NA and Oceania, Inc., says that in 2020, Curves offers even more opportunities for entrepreneurs who have a passion for fitness and healthy living.
When Holloway took ownership of Curves in North America and Oceania in 2019, she introduced changes to help existing franchise owners better manage their businesses, increase their revenue, and improve their members’ gym experience. Now Curves is offering entrepreneurs new ways to engage with the Curves brand.
For franchise owners of local Curves clubs, Holloway’s upgrades include:
State-of-the-Art Operating System
Curves’ partnership with WellnessLiving offers owners an operating system that provides integrated CRM, payment, and member loyalty program tools and enables personalized webpages, reporting, and client communications.
Enhanced Revenue Opportunities
The MyCurves on Demand program replicates the traditional Curves full body workout using a resistance band in place of the club’s circuit equipment for streaming workouts that can be done anytime, anywhere. When COVID-19 forced gyms to close temporarily, the at-home program provided an ongoing revenue stream for owners and a daily workout for Curves members. The MyCurves On Demand + Coaching Membership add-on includes weekly sessions with a Curves Coach.
The Curves Health and Wellness Education Series allows Curves Coaches to become health resources in their own communities by delivering the most recent research on important health topics. Courses include dynamic e-leanings, weekly content review, and an extensive library of functional exercises.
The Curves Strong (USA & Canada) and Curves Strong AU/NZ (Australia & New Zealand) apps provide Curves members with incentives to upgrade to premium status.
For entrepreneurs looking for a more flexible franchise option, Curves now offers:
Curves Ambassador Program
Curves Ambassadors are independent contractors who develop a network of prospects and subscribers. They earn commissions for direct sales of Curves virtual offerings and products in areas with no Curves gym.
Curves On The Go
Certified Curves On The Go Coaches lead group fitness classes at convenient “drop-in”, party, or corporate locations throughout their community.
“I started my first Curves franchise at the age of 21, and I want more ambitious entrepreneurs to see Curves as a place to start and grow,” said Holloway. “My advice to aspiring business owners is, ‘It’s never too early or too late to start. Don’t count yourself or your financial situation out before you try. I found a way to make the finances work on my own, even at an early age.’”
Curves is famous for its 30-minute fitness circuit, with a Curves Coach at every workout and accountability to stay on