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6 Smart Digital Health & Fitness Solutions

With every holiday season comes a glut of, well, gluttony as we strive to make merry amid calorie-laden food and drink for weeks on end. Then there’s the predictable diet and fitness-focused New Year resolutions that, however genuinely and well-intended at the onset, can be easy to make—but even easier to break. With this understanding, throngs of tech and online companies are finding innovative ways to keep people engaged and motivated throughout the holiday season and beyond as they endeavor to get fit and healthy...and stay that way. However, with such an extensive and comprehensive field of modern-day health-tech options, it can be overwhelming to hone in on which are worthy of working into your daily lifestyle. With that in mind, here are six savvy digital diet and fitness solutions that are sure to help you better survive the holiday revelry, shed those stubborn pounds, tone those muscles and increase your endurance easier, more effectively and with increased sustainability.


Tonal Intelligent Home Gym (www.Tonal.com)

Created by former Apple, Nest and GoPro engineers and designers, Tonal is the world’s first machine learning-powered strength training system. This intelligent home gym pairs on-demand workouts and personal coaching with a first-of-its-kind, at-home, wall-mounted fitness system that you really do need to see to fully understand and appreciate. So, hitting the website to watch the intro video is worthwhile. It’s like having a personal trainer plus an entire gym in the convenience of your home—but one that is super-sleek, taking up very little space and boasting a “wow” factor unlike any other all-in-one I’ve seen. It features digital weights to help you achieve your goal, whatever that may be: to lose weight, gain strength, build muscle, boost energy, improve your performance or maintain your fitness. As a virtual personal trainer, expert-led programs and full body workouts are availed on this device’s digital display. Virtual coaches will guide you step by step. Tonal supports hundreds of moves and 200 pounds of resistance so you can skip the gym without compromising your workout. Additionally, its artificial intelligence capabilities take the guesswork out of strength training. This device actually learns from your body and adapts guidance in real-time, so you see results faster. Service-wise, similar to Spotify music’s family plan, with Tonal, you can have unlimited users per household so everyone from mom and dad, to teens and even visiting friends and grandparents can strength train.


BINGE Networks’ Fitness Channel (www.BingeNetworks.tv)

BINGE is a broadcasting platform offering a convenient way to find all of a variety of fitness classes all in one place. They feature an array of fitness, health and life coaching shows allowing you to do yoga, pilates, weight training and even get your mind in shape. With BINGE Networks, you can work out where and when you want with expert-driven programs that you can do at home, and that also travel with you. Users can stream the content from a SmartTV, tablet, smartphone or laptop from over 90 premium platforms like Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google Play, Sony, Samsung, Sharp, Tivo, Philips, Sanyo, Panasonic, JVC and Toshiba. The first week of access to the BINGE Fitness platform is free using code “FIT” and then access to the service and its content thereafter costs $24.95 per year.


Amazfit GTS SmartWatch by Huami (www.us.amazfit.com)

Huami recently announced the launch of its newest smartwatch, the Amazfit GTS. This device is powered by Huami's Bio Tracker optical sensor, which enables 24 hours of uninterrupted, high-precision heart rate monitoring with detailed data and abnormal value detection warnings. In both the watch and the app, the data is clearly displayed for an easy understanding of the heart rate data patterns. With the app, users can also customize the classification of their heart rate and receive an alarm when the bpm values are out of range. All recordings are saved and can be seen in the app and can be shared. The device also integrates multiple health management features such as sedentary reminder, calorie consumption, sleep analysis and more. All these features, if used as an integral way to manage the user's health, can surely help people to maintain a healthier lifestyle and improve their overall well-being. With the six-axis acceleration sensor, the Amazfit GTS becomes an ideal companion for sports and workout. It comes with 12 different sports modes including outdoor running, treadmill, walking, outdoor/indoor cycling, elliptical trainer, pool/open water swimming, mountaineering, trail running, skiing and exercising. Once the activity is finished, the smartwatch displays all the data collected like pace, calories, BPM range, altitude, time and much more. This new model comes in six different colors and with a 50 meter depth water resistance. Its techy and modern looking style comes with a vivid silicon strap, a thin 9.4 millimeter body for maximum comfort and the battery can last up to roughly 14 days. It also allows users to stay connected thanks to the mobile smart notifications, find-my-phone function, music control via Bluetooth and weather forecast.


Methodology Healthy Food Delivery (www.gomethodoloyg.com)

Methodology is a web-based, wellness-focused subscription service that offers ready-to-eat meals, with menus crafted by a team of chefs and nutritionists dedicated to maximizing health benefits while also making the food delicious. So, this is a great Internet-driven solution for those who find themselves too busy to make good, wholesome meals at home—whether every day or intermittently, as needed. Methodology distinguishes itself from other meal services on the market based on five parameters for using food to improve beauty, strength and well-being: (1) Eat food you love; (2) maximize nutrient density; (3) avoid refined and processed ingredients; (4) control your portions; and (5) be consistent. Methodology addresses all five of these concerns and endeavors to make clear that it’s “no ordinary meal delivery service.” It offers clean, ultra-nourishing, personalized meals for people who both love food and want to achieve optimal wellness. Of course, pricing reflects the premium nature of this food service option with meals starting at $16.99 each for lunch and dinner and $7.99 for breakfast. A small price to pay for truly delicious, real, whole, ultra-nourishing superfood meals that are ready-to-eat and can be reheated in a microwave or on a stove top in less than five minutes—all prepared and also refined sugar, gluten and processed ingredient-free. Grass-fed ghee is the only forms of dairy they currently use. In fact, the company can aptly accommodate specialized diets like Keto, Paleo, Mediterranean, Pescatarian or Vegan. You can visit the company’s website to review sample menus online and also kick-start the process by specifying your food preferences.


HealthyWage App Weight-Loss Cash Incentives (www.healthywage.com)

No matter what kind of fitness or diet regime—or technology facilitators—you choose, the HealthyWage app actually PAYS you for losing weight! With the HealthyWage app, you determine how much weight you want to lose, how long you want to take to lose it and how much you want to wager each month. If you successfully reach your goal by the end date of your challenge, you win your prize. The average HealthyWager prize is over $1,200! You can also join team, jackpot and step challenges through the app. And, this gamification approach is well-proven. Multiple studies show that monetary incentives serve to enhance the effectiveness of, and duly complement, weight-loss programs of any and all sorts—especially when paid out quickly like HealthyWage’s various programs. In fact, according to a company spokesperson, the average HealthyWager participant “more than doubles their investment if they are successful at achieving their goal,” so the financial upside potential is impressive. In 2018, alone, program participants collectively lost over 1,000,000 pounds and gained $13,000,000 in kind. Since the company’s inception, over $20,000,000 has been paid to HealthyWager winners.


H20N Smart Scale by InBody (www.inbodyusa.com)

InBody has developed the H20N Smart Scale that measures your whole body, providing accurate and personalized results in the comfort of your home. The product provides essential health metrics including body fat percentage, BMI, skeletal muscle mass, and weight. Test data automatically uploads to a mobile app that allows you to record test history and track trends. Smart scales only have electrodes on the footplate, so they can only measure your bottom half and have to estimate the upper half. The InBody H20N comes with handlebar electrodes as well as footplate electrodes, so your entire body composition is measured, not estimated. Testing your body composition on the InBody H20N is quick and easy. Just step on the scale, pick up the handle and get your results in 10 seconds. All your data is automatically recorded and synched to an app installed directly on your smartphone. After every test, your results are recorded and organized. See your test history, spot trends and share your results with your personal trainer or doctor. Make adjustments based on accurate data, so that you are consistently trending toward the right direction, "During our R&D, we found that the current smart scale market focused heavily on the number features offered rather than the quality of the outputs,” said Joseph Han, Director of Business Development. “We made the conscious decision to scale back on the number of features and focus on delivering the most accurate body composition test you can take at home.”


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As the Executive Editor and Producer of “The Luxe List,” Merilee Kern is an internationally-regarded brand analyst, strategist and futurist. As a wellness industry veteran and health advocate, she’s also author of the award-winning, illustrated fictional children’s book, “Making Healthy Choices – A Story to Inspire Fit, Weight-Wise Kids” (Amazon). Merilee spotlights noteworthy industry innovators, change makers, movers and shakers: experts, brands, products, services, destinations and events. Connect with her at www.TheLuxeList.com / Instagram www.Instagram.com/LuxeListReviews / Twitter www.Twitter.com/LuxeListEditor / Facebook www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList / LinkedIN www.LinkedIn.com/in/MerileeKern

***Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s) and/or service(s) detailed above may have been provided or arranged at no cost to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***

Photo courtesy of www.healthywage.com



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Check the experience: When you have no pain in your teeth and you are going for a regular visit then you have plenty of time to think about the different aspects of the treatment because when you have pain you do not think about these aspects. First is that you have to think about the experience of the dentist to whom you want to go. When you visit an experienced dentist then he will examine you properly and also he knows about other diseases related to the oral health too. If you were diagnosed with any other disease then he will refer you to the relative surgeon. A normal dentist with no \experience may not do that.

See the credentials: Other than the experience what matters a lot are the credentials of a dentist. You have to see the degrees which they have and the diplomas which they possess. There is a common practice that dentists put the copy or often the original degrees on the wall where patients can see that. They will also mention the names of degrees on their visiting cards too but not the details. You have to check them properly with the registration number on that to know about the originality of the degrees and the diplomas.

High protein diets are miraculous in various ways. Such a diet provides people with many benefits it will help you to satisfy your hunger, help in improving your muscle building and also at the same time would help you to reduce body weight. The calorie content remains included. However, a balanced diet needs perfect planning. If you are a beginner, then try incorporating the proteins to the diet and then gradually increasing the amount. But don’t just start it with only proteins you must always be cautious and ask a doctor before you go for a significant change with your diet plans because there is always a risk of overdoing with the high protein diets.

However, studies have proven the health benefits of protein as they make up the building blocks of the organs, strengthening muscles, improving the condition of healthy skin, hormones and everything that matters in your body. Also medically its shown that intake of a high protein diet reduces high blood pressure and controlling diabetes.

Here is a list of top 10 high protein foods along with the protein and calorie content:

1. Eggs

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Eggs are top of the list because they are much more powerful food than any other. If taken, whole eggs especially the whites are part of the healthiest and nutritious foods. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, eye-protecting antioxidants and brain nutrients that people lack to get enough.

• 1 big sized egg has 35% of calories.

• 6 grams of protein, with 78 calories.

2. Almonds

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They are the category of superfoods. They are heavily loaded with important nutrients, antioxidants, including fiber, vitamin E, manganese and also magnesium.

• 13% of calories.

• 6 grams per ounce or 28 grams, with 161 calories.

3. Lentils

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Lentils are filled with both the natural plant protein and fiber and are very much popular among the vegetarians. They are also enriched with magnesium, potassium, iron, folate, copper, manganese and various other nutrients. They are very much affordable and are very useful for heart health diseases.

• 27% of calories.

• 1 cup or 198 grams of boiled lentils contains 18 grams, with 230 calories.

4. Quinoa

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Quinoa contains all 11 major amino acids needed to make a protein diet complete. Making it an excellent choice for those who do not eat big amounts of meat. It is high in various vitamins, minerals, and fiber, and is loaded with antioxidants. It has various health benefits.

• 15% of calories.

• One cup or 185 grams of cooked quinoa has 8 grams, with 222 calories.

5. Milk

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Cow's milk is an excellent source of protein for people that can tolerate drinking milk. Milk contains a little bit of almost every single nutrient needed for the human body and can provide several impressive health benefits. It is particularly high in calcium, phosphorus, and riboflavin (vitamin B2).

• 21% of calories.

• One cup of milk or an 8-ounce serving contains 8 grams of protein, with 148 calories.

6. Oats

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Oats are among the healthiest grains on the planet. They are loaded with healthy fibers, magnesium, manganese, vitamin B1 and several other nutrients. They are the perfect source of complex carbohydrates. Raw oats are comparatively easier to prepare as oatmeal and people can later flavor them with a variety of healthy foods, such as fruits and nuts. People should avoid prepared oatmeal as they often contain added sugar content.

• 15% of calories.

• Half a cup of raw oats has 13 grams, with 303 calories.

7. Chicken breasts

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Chicken breast is protein a source of lean meat. The majority of its calories come directly from protein when it’s without skin. Chicken breast is particularly popular and easier to cook and tastes just delicious.

• 80% of calories.

• A 136-gram skinless chicken breast provides around 26 grams of protein.

8. Tuna

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Who isn’t familiar with this fish?! It is low in fat content and white meat, so what you're left with is mostly just protein. Like other fish, tuna is also very high in various nutrients and contains a decent amount of omega-3 fats. Protein content:

• 94% of calories, in tuna canned in water.

• A cup (154 g) contains 39 grams of protein, with only 179 calories.

9. Beef

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Beef offers high amounts of protein per serving. There is a range of different types of beef cuts to choose from. People following a moderate carbohydrate diet should eat lean beef whereas a person on a low-carb diet may eat fattier beef. It is loaded with highly bioavailable iron, vitamin B12 and large amounts of other important nutrients.

• 53% of calories.

• One 3-ounce or 85 grams serving of cooked beef with 10% fat contains 22 grams of protein, with 184 calories.

10. Greek yogurt

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Plain, low-fat Greek yogurt is thick and rich. Greek yogurt packs delicious taste with protein content. People looking to lose weight should limit or avoid Greek yogurt that has added sugar. People should opt for the plain versions instead and jazz it up with some healthier fruit or seeds choices. It is also considered as weight loss diet.

• 48% of calories.

• One 6-ounce (170-gram) container has 17 grams of protein, with only 100 calories

Despite the natural occurrence of some power foods enriched with protein content. We can also enjoy a high protein diet with some medical miracles protein supplements. In which the most popular is the Whey powder protein.

Whey protein is a type of high-quality protein obtained from dairy foods. And have significantly being used in the high protein food diet. Studies have shown them to be very effective at building muscle mass and may help with weight loss. But these supplements are compressed and processed and might contain enormous amounts of added sugar that might be not much good for the body.

Who has not heard the name of Black pepper? It is the most commonly used and readily available chilli worldwide. Black Pepper is also known as the Queen of Spices. Black Pepper is actually a fruiting bull whose purpose for cultivation is to get its fruit. After drying it is used as a spice. Peppermint consumption has been around for centuries. It not only enhances the taste of food but also protects the body from many types of diseases and harmful germs.

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It is being used medicinally since BC. While pepper does have a number of benefits to the body, it is especially useful for the gut. Black Pepper stimulates the stomach to increase hydroelectric acid and is essential for digestion of protein and other nutrients.You will never suffer from diarrhea or constipation due to proper taste digestion. Pepper contains anti-oxidant, anti-septic, anti-fungal and anti-tumor properties. It prevents any gastrointestinal infection from occurring. Very useful for abdominal heat, loss of appetite and liver cleansing. Black Pepper pipes in the pepper accelerate the circulation of enzymes that aid in digestion of the pancreas and intestines. In addition, black pepper also increases the bile and its acid in the liver, which helps the intestines to digest food.

Black Pepper also reduces the effects of diarrhea or diarrhea caused by various oils and chemicals.It stimulates the nervous system and causes stomach bugs to die

Eating black pepper makes the body sweat which reduces body temperature.

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Here are some easy ways to Use Black pepper to solve various gastrointestinal problems:

• For gastric disease In a cup of water Squeeze half a lemon.

• Now put a pinch of pepper powder in it. Drink this water twice a day after eating it.

• Gastro-intestinal relaxation.

• If it takes a long time to digest food, mix in equal amounts of powdered black pepper, lime powder, crushed basil and salt. Use this bark with warm water after eating twice a day.

The stomach will digest the food quickly

• If there is gas in the stomach, remove the garlic mixture and add a pinch of black pepper and a pinch of crushed water. Also, if pepper is used instead of cayenne in cooking, this problem can be solved to a great extent. Pepper not only eliminates gas from the stomach but also prevents more gas from forming.

• If you feel hungry, eat half a tablespoon of black pepper and a tablespoon of honey. Adhering to this prescription daily will make you hungry. The use of pepper in food is helpful to increase appetite.

• Stomach ulcers are a common term used to treat gastrointestinal diseases

• Often children suffer from this. This is an infection in the intestine that causes the stomach pain to begin to digest properly. This pain increases at night.

• Black Pepper is imported into the stomach insecticide. Take a glass of buttermilk.

• Add a little bit of pepper to it. Drinking her mouth will relieve her stomach ache.

• In case of food poisoning or vomiting complain, mix a little spoonful of pepper into a small spoon of butter. Use a small amount of it occasionally. It also benefits from prescription or diarrhea.

• Black Pepper is also beneficial for constipation patients. Increase the use of Black Pepper in food to relieve constipation


DISCLAIMER

The contents of this article are for informational purposes only. This is not a professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of health professional or other qualified doctor with any questions you may have regarding your condition.

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