1. Thank goodness, exercise and fitness equipment has advanced rapidly through the years so we don’t have to work out on things like this!  For those who know me, I’m a health/fitness buff and definitely enjoy a good workout (through sports like soccer or basketball) or at the gym.
I’m thrilled there are lots of new devices and gadgets out there to get other folks interested in health and fitness, be it current or ex-athletes or elderly folks.  Like many electronic gadgets though, there is a balance between marketing and actual results. 
As this article shows, while technology is improving, the technology behind many of these fitness tracking consumer electronics devices isn’t perfected yet and are variable. 
So before you tweet that next count of steps or calories burned… just know that any movement is better than no movement.
To your health,
-cch

    Thank goodness, exercise and fitness equipment has advanced rapidly through the years so we don’t have to work out on things like this!  For those who know me, I’m a health/fitness buff and definitely enjoy a good workout (through sports like soccer or basketball) or at the gym.

    I’m thrilled there are lots of new devices and gadgets out there to get other folks interested in health and fitness, be it current or ex-athletes or elderly folks.  Like many electronic gadgets though, there is a balance between marketing and actual results. 

    As this article shows, while technology is improving, the technology behind many of these fitness tracking consumer electronics devices isn’t perfected yet and are variable. 

    So before you tweet that next count of steps or calories burned… just know that any movement is better than no movement.

    To your health,

    -cch

     
  2. Ipod Exercise

    Came across this study recently (which was published a few years back).  It validates what most of us who work out regularly experience when we forget our iPods at home… our work-outs suffer slightly and don’t feel quite up to par. This 20 year study shows that carefully curated and selected music helps improve exercise endurance up to 15%.  And there are now start-ups that help pick the right music for you to work-out to, such as this one.  If improving your physical shape and looks aren’t enough incentive for you to exercise, research suggests that exercising with music can also improve mental performance… so do it for your brain!

    Rock on!

    -cch