Friday, January 30, 2015

2015 Is The Year To Shape Up Or Ship Out

A nine hour desk job can wreck havoc on a person's health and well-being. Musculo-skeletal disorders, weight problems, digestive tract ailments and decreased visual acuity are just some symptoms of deteriorating health. Shift workers usually lack sleep which makes these symptoms seem worse for them.

How can we squeeze in a little bit of exercise in our day? It is recommended that we stand and walk around once for a few minutes during our shift. Take the stairs instead of the elevator when going up and down a few floors. Walk a few blocks to the bus stop, or get off two blocks and walk the rest of the way.

We can also do isotonic exercises while sitting by flexing certain muscle groups. Stretch our arms and legs, rotate our shoulders, wrists and ankles. Just keep moving!

Eating healthy, doing exercise, and getting enough sleep can jump start our journey to gain fitness and better health. Thanks to technology, we can now better track the number of calories we burned, the distance we have walked, and the number of hours we have slept. 

Check out these gadgets. It will definitely motivate us to push ourselves to the limit and achieve our goals. 2015 is indeed the year to shape up or ship out!

A Fitness and Sleep Tracker Watch

Timex - Women's Timex 'Ironman - Move x20' Wireless Fitness & Sleep Tracker Watch (Small)
Start getting credit for your daily activity with the Timex IRONMAN Move x20 Mid-Size fitness tracker. It works seamlessly with your iOS or Android smartphone to provide an incredibly convenient way for you to track your steps, distance and calories. There’s also a workout mode that displays your elapsed time and pace. It holds 30 days of daily data, 30 workout files and 10 days of sleep data. With easy-to-read, illuminated characters, you’ll always be able to check your progress.
Timex - Women's Timex 'Ironman - Move x20' Wireless Fitness & Sleep Tracker Watch (Small) - $99.95, Free shipping - Available at Holabird Sports

A Scale To Keep Track Of Your Progress

Vivitar - Body Fat and Total Fitness LCD Digital Scale
What more could be more essential in keeping track of your progress than a scale that not only tells you how much you weigh, but also gives you other health-related metrics? Step on the Vivitar platform and, like other scales or a freelance carnival guesser, it will tell you how much you weigh. But, as its name implies, the scale also determines other key health-related metrics, such as body fat, hydration levels, muscle mass, and bone density. Up to 10 people can put their basic personal information—age, gender, and height—into the system. Next, the scale uses this info and bioelectrical impedance analysis, a technology that sends a low-level electrical signal through the feet, to take its readings.

Replenish From Start To Finish

TigerBillsBest - Best Whey Protein Bar Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough, Gluten Free, High Fiber, High E
Replenish your body reserves with a healthy snack. Each 86 gram bar of TigerBillsBest High Protein Energy Bar is gluten and soy free, contains 21 grams of whey protein, and 22 grams of fiber. Its natural sugars provide quick energy while the complex carbs in the snack provide lasting energy. What could be more satisfying than a treat that not only tastes good, it also feels good inside. 

Let's move that body! It is never to late to start. 

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