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Women’s Wearables are Kicking Menstrual Pain to the Curb
Imagine a world where once every month, you were host to an unwelcome guest for up to a week. What if this guest not only crawled into your bed with you, he would punch you in the gut at random, wearing brass knuckles? Not only that, he would draw... Read more
With This Wearable You’ll Never Drive Drunk Again Except This One Time
With just your sweat, a new skin-level wearable technology can measure your blood-alcohol level in minutes with discretion. The wearable is a temporary tattoo. The creators of this technology, engineers from the University of California at La Jolla, funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)... Read more
Fun(ctional?): In The Future Rovables Will Dress You
Funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging, Engineers from MIT and Stanford recently announced wearable robots they are calling rovables, which can perform a few tricks on your clothes. They may one day do so much more. While at first, these little bots sound like nothing more than... Read more
Want To Get In Shape? The Gym Might Be Your Best Bet
If you’re getting into fitness for the first time, you might feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of options out there. Depending on what you’re hoping to achieve, there are hundreds of types of exercise and if you feel stressed in the hunt to find one that works for... Read more
Dexcom G5 Mobile System Sets Diabetics Free
Using a discrete sensor, a transmitter and a display, the latest device from Dexcom, the G5 wearable, is the most intimate type of wearable you can own. You wear it so close it’s under your skin. Beat that, Fitbit and Apple. The idea of wearables below the skin may... Read more
Snore Circle’s 3rd Gen Snoring Tool May Help You Stay Married
As of September, the team behind Snore Circle, VVFLY Electronics, funded their third generation device at 615% of their goals. Now they’re in that netherworld between the crowdfunding phase and business as usual, where the devices are shipping to early adopters. We have yet to hear from those early... Read more
VyLyV Helps Men Stay… Ahem, Active
The VyLyV, pronounced ví-liv, wearable is a pair of compression shorts loaded with tech that may help men strengthen their pelvic floor. In case you don’t know, the pelvic floor is like a toolbox, filled with many tools. Similar to the benefits of pelvic floor strengthening exercises for women, the... Read more
LVL Hydration Tracker May be Silly but it’s Also Sexy
The first of its kind, the LVL (level) tracker intends to keep you more hydrated. It’s a wrist-based tracker with one main goal, track your hydration. It will even remind you when you need to level up on water. As LVL demonstrated, crushing their Kickstarter goals (18x over as of... Read more
Straighten up. Zikto’s Wearable is Watching
Recently demoed at the Wearables Technology Show (CES for wearables), Zikto is a new wellness wearable which will help you maintain good posture, but also manage your activities. If you want to read about more devices for your posture, check out Straight Up: 3 Wearables to Improve Your Posture... Read more
Before You Supplement Try These Techniques
Many supplements are pills. Medication is pills. Confusion was inevitable. When we take supplements, the association is taking something intended to cure us. The psychological ramifications of those actions are beyond the scope of this blog and site. That said, it’s easy to see how we get so confused.... Read more
Runners: The 5 Best GPS Wrist Wearables of 2016
Up until recently, the challenge for most fitness trackers has been the exclusion of GPS. Most simply didn’t offer it, not without a paired smartphone. When you run, the last thing you want is additional weight, even the slimmest smartphone. Okay, that’s not really a running set-up… but silly, right? This year, every... Read more
5 Essential Oils To Help You Deal With Asthma
Dealing with asthma is no easy task. A respiratory condition, asthma inflames and narrows the airways, making it harder for the sufferer to breathe. While symptoms and their effects might vary from person to person, asthma makes things much harder for those who have and for that reason, people... Read more
Get a Workout Partner; Get Results
Confession up front; I am not a person who likes to have a workout buddy. I’ll workout with someone else for time to time, but find that my sessions are more efficient, more focused when I’m solo. That’s me. I am an oddity. Most folks do not relate to... Read more
5 Dental Apps You Can Really Smile About
How bright is your smile? Taking care of your teeth and mouth is one of the most important parts of your hygiene routine and something that can stand you in good stead into the future. When you’re living a busy life, however, you might overlook certain parts of your... Read more
Hormonal Imbalance: How To Spot It And What To Do
Your body is constantly changing and often, it goes about its business unnoticed, transforming itself while you go about your daily life. While most bodily changes are for the good, there are some that come about for other reasons and could be a sign that something is wrong. Hormonal... Read more
Slow Fitness: The Benefits Of Tai Chi
Fitness isn’t all about moving at 100 miles an hour. Sometimes, it is the slower activities that can do us the most good, working our bodies and minds at the same time. Take Tai Chi for example. While you might not associate the sport with a hefty workout, it... Read more
Virtual Reality Headsets Will Cure Your Fears
Researchers have been experimenting with virtual environments in an attempt to cure people of their fears. Afraid of speaking in public? Engage in virtual reality speaking engagements over and over, empowering you with techniques to manage your fears. Afraid of Flying? Ride in a virtual plane until it feels... Read more
Expert Guide: Find the Right Fitness Facility For You
Along with trying to hack your brain to start a new habit, you’re also on the lookout for a workout facility. There are so many options. Costs and features vary, so consider wisely to give yourself the best chance. Knowing where to enroll will require you know a little... Read more
Here’s Why Green Tea Should Be Your Drink Of Choice
What’s your morning poison? Starting the day with a cup of something hot and caffeinated has become such a ritual that for some, a day wouldn’t be complete without it. Are you getting the best thing for your body, though? Drinking the right kind of thing first thing can... Read more
4 Reasons To Drink Green Smoothies First Thing
When you wake up in the morning, what do you do? In the flurry of getting to work, you might gulp down a coffee, pack your bag and grab your keys, thinking of little else. Before you even realize it, you can be out of the door, on your... Read more