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No Frills, Back To Basic Fitness Tracking? We’ve Got A Tracker For You!

Yes, it’s now creeping up on the end of January 2019, and you made up your mind to get physical about taking care of yourself. Finally!! But you’re not looking to go at the fitness game like some who start embracing every facet of getting more exercise. You’re just looking to incorporate more activity into your already full, daily routine. You think there’s enough on your plate already without having to go and hunt down a gym that offers you a lot of bells and whistles that you’re really not looking for, but which features drive up the membership costs, which also adds to your pain.

NO, you just looking to work more structured activity into your day and be able to see, at the end of the day, week and month just how well, or not, you’ve done. What your looking at is to add more walking, jogging, stair climbing and an occasional weekly run, (outside or on your OWN treadmill). And to do this your looking for a “No Frills” fitness tracker. And lucky for you, we have one fitness tracker in mind that will do the job!

The Garmin Vivosmart HR+GPS Activity Tracker  The Vívosmart HR+ automatically syncs with your smartphone throughout the day to save your stats to the free online community, Garmin Connect. You simply download Garmin Connect Mobile to your phone or log on to Garmin Connect via your desktop, where you can save, plan and share your activity and beat yesterday in your daily step count. It provides detailed calorie tracking, distance you've traveled, the calories you've burned off while being more active on a daily basis and all this info gets uploaded to your Garmin Connect account where you can easily view your stats and if your game, share this data with your friends to keep you motivated to keep reaching new goals. After all, no one likes to be beaten out of anything, especially by your friends. So, posting your data and allowing your friends to see it can give you the boost you need in order to consistently meet and surpass your monthly goals.

The Vívosmart, with its GPS functionality along with continuous heart rate monitoring using the "Elevate" wrist-based heart rate technology monitors exactly what’s important to you, all day, every day!

Whether you’re going for a jog, playing a pick-up game with friends or trying out a new boot camp class, it quantifies the intensity of your fitness activities using intensity minutes. This feature lets you monitor your progress against activity goals recommended by health organizations such as the American Heart Association, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

The Vívosmart HR+ smart activity tracker is able to track distance, time and pace for indoor or outdoor activities. With it's GPS feature, you can get even more accurate distance and pace stats, as well as a map of your activity when running or walking outdoors. In addition to tracking your runs, steps, and calories, Vívosmart HR+ measures floors climbed and intensity minutes.

And with the feature called "Move IQ," you don’t need to start or stop your activity timer when you start a new activity. Vívosmart HR+ can automatically tell the difference between movements like walking, running, biking, swimming, even using an elliptical.

In order to help you continue to set new goals once you've reached ones previously set, the Vívosmart HR learns your current activity level, then assigns an attainable daily step goal. As you meet your milestones, it will adjust your goal for the next day, gradually nudging you toward a healthier lifestyle. Throughout your day, it reminds you to stay active with a "Move Bar" and vibration alert, if you’ve been inactive for 1 hour. Go for a short walk to reset the move bar.

It also automatically measures the deep and light sleep you achieve each night (an estimation, but useful for daily sleep logging). Their band also includes a silent alarm that will buzz gently to wake you up in the morning, remind you to get up and move after being inactive.

The Vívosmart has a large always-on touchscreen display, which is easy to read outdoors and even has a backlight. The "Fitbit Charge HR" uses a small LED display, and only lights up when you lift your wrist. And you can stay in touch with your notifications while you’re moving because the Vívosmart, however, will display notifications for text messages, emails, calendar events, and social media alerts: basically, nearly anything your phone receives.

And you won’t be left out in the cold with a dead battery for your tracker. The Vívosmart has a good 5-6 days of tracking capability on a single charge! 

So, the bottom line is, if you're looking for a no-nonsense fitness tracker to keep you going as you commit to being healthier for 2019. Then the Garmin Vivosmart HR+GPS Activity Tracker  is designed just for you!

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Yes, it’s now creeping up on the end of January 2019, and you made up your mind to get physical about taking care of yourself. Finally!! But you’re not looking to go at the fitness game like some who start embracing every facet of getting more exercise. You’re just looking to incorporate more activity into your already full, daily routine. You think there’s enough on your plate already without having to go and hunt down a gym that offers you a lot of bells and whistles that you’re really not looking for, but which features drive up the membership costs, which also adds to your pain.

NO, you just looking to work more structured activity into your day and be able to see, at the end of the day, week and month just how well, or not, you’ve done. What your looking at is to add more walking, jogging, stair climbing and an occasional weekly run, (outside or on your OWN treadmill). And to do this your looking for a “No Frills” fitness tracker. And lucky for you, we have one fitness tracker in mind that will do the job!

The Garmin Vivosmart HR+GPS Activity Tracker  The Vívosmart HR+ automatically syncs with your smartphone throughout the day to save your stats to the free online community, Garmin Connect. You simply download Garmin Connect Mobile to your phone or log on to Garmin Connect via your desktop, where you can save, plan and share your activity and beat yesterday in your daily step count. It provides detailed calorie tracking, distance you've traveled, the calories you've burned off while being more active on a daily basis and all this info gets uploaded to your Garmin Connect account where you can easily view your stats and if your game, share this data with your friends to keep you motivated to keep reaching new goals. After all, no one likes to be beaten out of anything, especially by your friends. So, posting your data and allowing your friends to see it can give you the boost you need in order to consistently meet and surpass your monthly goals.

The Vívosmart, with its GPS functionality along with continuous heart rate monitoring using the "Elevate" wrist-based heart rate technology monitors exactly what’s important to you, all day, every day!

Whether you’re going for a jog, playing a pick-up game with friends or trying out a new boot camp class, it quantifies the intensity of your fitness activities using intensity minutes. This feature lets you monitor your progress against activity goals recommended by health organizations such as the American Heart Association, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

The Vívosmart HR+ smart activity tracker is able to track distance, time and pace for indoor or outdoor activities. With it's GPS feature, you can get even more accurate distance and pace stats, as well as a map of your activity when running or walking outdoors. In addition to tracking your runs, steps, and calories, Vívosmart HR+ measures floors climbed and intensity minutes.

And with the feature called "Move IQ," you don’t need to start or stop your activity timer when you start a new activity. Vívosmart HR+ can automatically tell the difference between movements like walking, running, biking, swimming, even using an elliptical.

In order to help you continue to set new goals once you've reached ones previously set, the Vívosmart HR learns your current activity level, then assigns an attainable daily step goal. As you meet your milestones, it will adjust your goal for the next day, gradually nudging you toward a healthier lifestyle. Throughout your day, it reminds you to stay active with a "Move Bar" and vibration alert, if you’ve been inactive for 1 hour. Go for a short walk to reset the move bar.

It also automatically measures the deep and light sleep you achieve each night (an estimation, but useful for daily sleep logging). Their band also includes a silent alarm that will buzz gently to wake you up in the morning, remind you to get up and move after being inactive.

The Vívosmart has a large always-on touchscreen display, which is easy to read outdoors and even has a backlight. The "Fitbit Charge HR" uses a small LED display, and only lights up when you lift your wrist. And you can stay in touch with your notifications while you’re moving because the Vívosmart, however, will display notifications for text messages, emails, calendar events, and social media alerts: basically, nearly anything your phone receives.

And you won’t be left out in the cold with a dead battery for your tracker. The Vívosmart has a good 5-6 days of tracking capability on a single charge! 

So, the bottom line is, if you're looking for a no-nonsense fitness tracker to keep you going as you commit to being healthier for 2019. Then the Garmin Vivosmart HR+GPS Activity Tracker  is designed just for you!

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Halloween Tricks Are Around The Corner, So Are The Treats. How’s Your Willpower?

Yep, its starting to get dark earlier and earlier this time of year. The nights are getting a little chilly, maybe even cold, depending on just where you live.  Autumn is upon us and soon, it will be time for those little trick-or-treaters to come knocking at your door.

Its also the time for Halloween parties and get-togethers.  Everyone likes to come out, dressed in what they think is a great costume for the annual parties.  But  with the parties comes the party foods.  If you’ve been looking after yourself, weight and fitness wise through the course of the year, you know how tempting all those Halloween treats will be.  Most party-hosts go out of their  way to have a big variety of delicious foods on hand for you to choose from.  The problem is, eating a few of these treats can wind up adding about 3,000 calories to your already daily caloric intake.

Tempting treats are everywhere and it can be difficult to avoid them when you attend parties and other festivities. Plus, it’s the beginning of the holiday season, and if you get off track on Halloween, it can be the beginning of a downward spiral—and the end of your diet.

So because its going to be so easy to give into those temptations, we listed below a few tips you can follow so that just maybe you won’t over do it on the snicker-doodles and possibly more than a few glasses of spirits, and we don’t mean the enchanted ones, after all a ghostly apparition never put weight on your body, right?  We mean the liquid refreshments that are so readily available at adult parties.

  1. Schedule a workout on the morning of Halloween. Whether you plan on hitting parties and imbibing or escorting your little ones for some trick-or-treating, make sure to schedule some time for exercise on Halloween day. Aim for the morning so that you get it out of the way and don’t find excuses for skipping the workout.
  1. Strive for balance. Load up on protein and fiber all day long, so that you’re not feeling hungry by the time your get started with your Halloween activities. At your event, fill three quarters of your plate with healthy choices such as veggies and leave only a quarter free for treats. Yes, we know this is a hard thing to do, especially when you’re faced with some of your favorite delicacies, but moderation is always  the key to any well planned life choice. So,  go ahead, take a few of your  favorites, but make sure your plate size won't increase your waist size!
  1. Hydrate. Proper hydration is key to all diets and programs for weight management. When you attend special events or are going to be around lots of tempting treats, drink lots of water to fill you up. This is even more essential if you plan to have alcoholic drinks.
  1. Buy your least favorite candy. If you plan to stay home and hand out candy, buy types that you don’t really like. You’ll be less tempted to get off track.
  1. Buy treats on Halloween day. Don’t hit the store early and have bags of candy sitting on your shelves for days on end,that temptation is  hard one to overcome. Go at the last possible minute, as in the day of. In addition to minimizing temptation, you’ll get your treats on sale as well.

Another great way to keep yourself under control and on track with your  current health conscious lifestyle  is to make sure  your  wearing your Fitness Tracker.  This way, depending on the make and model, you can be constantly reminded on just how well you’ve been doing so far this day.  Using your fitness tracker can be just the thing you need to be able to walk away from that buffet table once you’ve made up your  plate.  And believe me, people will take notice of what your eating and what you’re not, especially if they know you’ve been trying to eat right and exercise in order to have your body do an uptick for a healthier lifestyle.

If you don’t currently have a fitness tracker, first, why not?  Second, let me recommend one that can be a companion to you in providing the necessary “push” you need in order to stay committed to your healthier lifestyle.

The activity monitor I’m talking about is the Garmin Vivosmart 4 Wellness and Fitness Tracker    This small but powerful fitness monitor can be that conscious reminder of just how far you’ve come on your  fitness journey and may be just that “push” you need to stay away from those tempting treats and candy.  The Vivo 4 will not only track your daily activity, but it will also give smart notifications from your phone, track stress levels and has a pulse ox sensor. 

The  Garmin Vivosmart 4 Fitness Tracker comes loaded with fitness and wellness features to help you make the most of a healthier, more active lifestyle. A wrist-based Pulse Ox sensor lets you estimate blood oxygen saturation, even while you’re sleeping, or you can spot-check your oxygen levels anytime during the day. The device also monitors heart rate at the wrist and includes helpful tools such as all-day stress tracking, a relaxation breathing timer.  Using the Elevate™ heart rate data collected from your wrist, Vívosmart 4 can give you an idea of your current fitness level.  For added insight, Vívosmart 4 will notify you if your heart rate unexpectedly rises above a threshold you’ve set. If you’re inactive for more than 10 minutes and your heart rate stays above your set threshold, you’ll get an alert, that you can act on!

So, what better way than to have your own personal conscious like Disney’s Pinocchio’s “Jiminy Cricket” on your  wrist like the Garmin Vivosmart 4 Activity Tracker  to help keep you aware that fitness is a commitment that you  elected to make.

So, with your  Garmin at your wrist, it just might make it a little easier to forego those Halloween Treats, in and around that buffet table.

Happy Halloween!

 

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Yep, its starting to get dark earlier and earlier this time of year. The nights are getting a little chilly, maybe even cold, depending on just where you live.  Autumn is upon us and soon, it will be time for those little trick-or-treaters to come knocking at your door.

Its also the time for Halloween parties and get-togethers.  Everyone likes to come out, dressed in what they think is a great costume for the annual parties.  But  with the parties comes the party foods.  If you’ve been looking after yourself, weight and fitness wise through the course of the year, you know how tempting all those Halloween treats will be.  Most party-hosts go out of their  way to have a big variety of delicious foods on hand for you to choose from.  The problem is, eating a few of these treats can wind up adding about 3,000 calories to your already daily caloric intake.

Tempting treats are everywhere and it can be difficult to avoid them when you attend parties and other festivities. Plus, it’s the beginning of the holiday season, and if you get off track on Halloween, it can be the beginning of a downward spiral—and the end of your diet.

So because its going to be so easy to give into those temptations, we listed below a few tips you can follow so that just maybe you won’t over do it on the snicker-doodles and possibly more than a few glasses of spirits, and we don’t mean the enchanted ones, after all a ghostly apparition never put weight on your body, right?  We mean the liquid refreshments that are so readily available at adult parties.

  1. Schedule a workout on the morning of Halloween. Whether you plan on hitting parties and imbibing or escorting your little ones for some trick-or-treating, make sure to schedule some time for exercise on Halloween day. Aim for the morning so that you get it out of the way and don’t find excuses for skipping the workout.
  1. Strive for balance. Load up on protein and fiber all day long, so that you’re not feeling hungry by the time your get started with your Halloween activities. At your event, fill three quarters of your plate with healthy choices such as veggies and leave only a quarter free for treats. Yes, we know this is a hard thing to do, especially when you’re faced with some of your favorite delicacies, but moderation is always  the key to any well planned life choice. So,  go ahead, take a few of your  favorites, but make sure your plate size won't increase your waist size!
  1. Hydrate. Proper hydration is key to all diets and programs for weight management. When you attend special events or are going to be around lots of tempting treats, drink lots of water to fill you up. This is even more essential if you plan to have alcoholic drinks.
  1. Buy your least favorite candy. If you plan to stay home and hand out candy, buy types that you don’t really like. You’ll be less tempted to get off track.
  1. Buy treats on Halloween day. Don’t hit the store early and have bags of candy sitting on your shelves for days on end,that temptation is  hard one to overcome. Go at the last possible minute, as in the day of. In addition to minimizing temptation, you’ll get your treats on sale as well.

Another great way to keep yourself under control and on track with your  current health conscious lifestyle  is to make sure  your  wearing your Fitness Tracker.  This way, depending on the make and model, you can be constantly reminded on just how well you’ve been doing so far this day.  Using your fitness tracker can be just the thing you need to be able to walk away from that buffet table once you’ve made up your  plate.  And believe me, people will take notice of what your eating and what you’re not, especially if they know you’ve been trying to eat right and exercise in order to have your body do an uptick for a healthier lifestyle.

If you don’t currently have a fitness tracker, first, why not?  Second, let me recommend one that can be a companion to you in providing the necessary “push” you need in order to stay committed to your healthier lifestyle.

The activity monitor I’m talking about is the Garmin Vivosmart 4 Wellness and Fitness Tracker    This small but powerful fitness monitor can be that conscious reminder of just how far you’ve come on your  fitness journey and may be just that “push” you need to stay away from those tempting treats and candy.  The Vivo 4 will not only track your daily activity, but it will also give smart notifications from your phone, track stress levels and has a pulse ox sensor. 

The  Garmin Vivosmart 4 Fitness Tracker comes loaded with fitness and wellness features to help you make the most of a healthier, more active lifestyle. A wrist-based Pulse Ox sensor lets you estimate blood oxygen saturation, even while you’re sleeping, or you can spot-check your oxygen levels anytime during the day. The device also monitors heart rate at the wrist and includes helpful tools such as all-day stress tracking, a relaxation breathing timer.  Using the Elevate™ heart rate data collected from your wrist, Vívosmart 4 can give you an idea of your current fitness level.  For added insight, Vívosmart 4 will notify you if your heart rate unexpectedly rises above a threshold you’ve set. If you’re inactive for more than 10 minutes and your heart rate stays above your set threshold, you’ll get an alert, that you can act on!

So, what better way than to have your own personal conscious like Disney’s Pinocchio’s “Jiminy Cricket” on your  wrist like the Garmin Vivosmart 4 Activity Tracker  to help keep you aware that fitness is a commitment that you  elected to make.

So, with your  Garmin at your wrist, it just might make it a little easier to forego those Halloween Treats, in and around that buffet table.

Happy Halloween!

 

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