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Health Mate Fitness Level – Health Mate App vs Apple Watch

These days every type of fitness or wellness tracker has its own measurement to tell you how fit you are. Usually this is some variation of a cardio, weight, or nutrition rating bundled into one number and compared across groups. The health mate fitness score is no different. It appears in the popular health mate… Continue reading Health Mate Fitness Level – Health Mate App vs Apple Watch

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Wellness Tracker with Google Sheets

Tracking your personal accomplishments and wellness comes in many forms. This site has covered many apps and connected devices that help do that. But sometimes a simple solution is better.  One of the easiest ways to track your wellness is with a simple notebook. A simple wellness tracking Google sheet takes the old pen and… Continue reading Wellness Tracker with Google Sheets

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Comparing Body Composition Techniques – DexaFit, Amazon Halo, and Withings Body+Scale

One of the most common devices used to track wellness at home is a standard scale. These days a simple and reliable scale can be picked up for around $10 online. But weight is only a symptom of other indicators when tracking wellness. Of course there are deluxe versions of scales that run well over… Continue reading Comparing Body Composition Techniques – DexaFit, Amazon Halo, and Withings Body+Scale

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Withings Smart Blood Pressure Cuff Review

The ability to get accurate readings from any connected tracker is critical, especially so for one of your vital statistics. If you have ever gotten your blood pressure taken in a “traditional fashion”, with a health professional quietly listening to  stethoscope of your arm while watching a dial on a manual arm pump drop, you’ll… Continue reading Withings Smart Blood Pressure Cuff Review

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How much can you make? Achievement App Review

Make passive money from your step tracker! My last payment from achievement was November 29th. Today, on January 30, I passed 10,000 achievement points again. At 10k points you can redeem them for a PayPal credit. That means, I made $10 in just under 60 days. That comes out to about $60 per year, which… Continue reading How much can you make? Achievement App Review

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Apple Watch Setup for Hill Repeats and Elevation Gain

How to setup your Apple Watch to show vertical feet climbed in real time. For runners or enthusiasts who want to get stronger legs, doing hilly runs is a great option. Many runners also find themselves at times training for a race, either a trail race or road race, that has significant hills.  Whether you… Continue reading Apple Watch Setup for Hill Repeats and Elevation Gain

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How to Eat “Enough” Protein – 1g per pound of body weight

Can you really eat 1g of protein per pound of body weight? Eating enough is key to ensuring that a weight training or workout program actually helps you build muscle. While it is possible to build muscle eating a wide variety of diets, there is evidence that increasing protein at optimal times before and after… Continue reading How to Eat “Enough” Protein – 1g per pound of body weight

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How to Use a $2500 Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) To Improve Your Health

  Budgeting for an annual FSA account focused on health improvements beyond doctor visits.    Concierge physicians office, with regular blood test, covid test, sick visits, skin checks, and diet and nutrition advice. All of these things can be paid for using a benefit many companies offer, the Flexible Spending Arrangement (also a Flexible Spending… Continue reading How to Use a $2500 Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) To Improve Your Health

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Finding Your Calorie Burn With Metabolic Rate Testing

Calories In vs. Calories Out Caloric Deficit There is a simple equation that needs to be solved to gain or loose weight. (Calories In) – (Calories Out) = (Eventual Weight Difference). This is sometimes referred to by the acronym CICO. The outcome is noted as “eventual” since there are many day to day changes that… Continue reading Finding Your Calorie Burn With Metabolic Rate Testing