Category: Fitness + Health

Breaking news: The American Academy of Pediatrics drops its ‘no screens under 2’ rule

As parents, we want to do the best for our kids, but screen time is always a thorn in our sides, especially when the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has always said “no screens under 2.” Well, that’s not the case anymore, as the AAP just dropped this rule, with a few important caveats. So parents of young kids, here’s a quick breakdown of the new recommendations: For kids under 18 months You should still avoid use of screen media other than video-chatting. That’s right, feel free to Skype and Facetime with abandon. Ha. Parents of children 18 to 24 months of...

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A gorgeous wearable tracker that might actually help beat stress

We’ve seen lots of stylish activity trackers for women, even ones aimed to help deal with stress, but none have been so seemingly comprehensive in terms of physical and mental health as the new Bellabeat LEAF Urban. Related: 5 gorgeous fitness trackers for women Worn as bracelet, necklace, or a clip, the Bellabeat tracks fitness and sleep like most of the trackers on the market, but then it goes to a whole other level, from tracking your breathing patterns to letting you know when you’re about to start your period or if you’re PMSing, though that’s pretty obvious to me and those around...

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Meet Ava: A fertility tracking bracelet that finally lets you toss out the BBT thermometer

While I didn’t personally experience infertility issues, I had close friends and family members who did, and I’m still amazed at how they handled all the challenges they faced, not to mention all the tracking, the doctors visits, and the expenses they endured to try to have a baby. That’s why I’m really intrigued by Ava, the first FDA-approved fertility tracking bracelet that could be a huge game changer for women (and couples) trying to get pregnant.   Related: Yono, the first in-ear wearable to track fertility The Ava has been described as the Fitbit for fertility, and it certainly makes sense why:...

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The air purifier and humidifier combo that could help you sneeze (and dust) less

We’ve seen a lot of new smart devices recently that are helping us monitor our air quality, but I’ve often wondered what to do with this info — short of a major HEPA filter installation — if the monitors tell me my air quality is bad. So when we found out about the new portable AirWasher 2-in-1 air purifier and humidifier, we were excited to give it a try. During those rough months of horrible allergies and cold after cold with our kids, a device like the AirWasher could be a huge help. It cleans the air of the allergens...

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Your Fitbit just got a whole lot more stylish

One of the reasons I actually stopped wearing my Fitbit was that I would get dressed up to go out and I didn’t love how the band looked with my snazzy outfit. So, I’d take it off and then not put it back on. I know, I know, vain and lazy much, Kristen? Well, since discovering the Bezels and Bytes Fitbit jewelry, I can’t wait to get that Fitbit back on my wrist and keep it there. These gorgeous bracelets actually hold your Fitbit Flex (also available for Fitbit Charge) in an incredibly stylish way. I mean, considering I’d happily...

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Qardio Base: the smart scale that actually makes dieting more successful

I have not owned a scale for about five years — partly because the master bathroom in my house is so minuscule there’s no room for one, and partly because I have no real interest in seeing what my weight is every day. There, I admitted it. That said, I’ve been trying out the new Qardio Base smart scale and companion app, and it may just be the motivation I need to quit sneaking those cookies in my pantry. Related: The 15 coolest new tech gadgets of the year: Editors’ Picks With smart tech that measure weight as well as BMI, muscle,...

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5 of the most glam, stylish wearable fitness trackers: perfect for spring or, you know, Mother’s Day (hint, hint)

It’s springtime! Bring on the warmer weather, chirping birds, flower blooms, lighter layers, and the fabulously stylish wearable fitness trackers that look more and more like cool jewels. Why should you be stepping into the sunny skies with some boring rubbery band hanging off your wrist? Plus, Mother’s Day will be here in a wink. And no one deserves cool tech accessories more than mama, right? (Just nod, people.) I’ve pulled together 5 of the most dazzling wearable fitness trackers to keep stepping — literally — in style. Related: Wearable tech that helps you put your phone away Ringly Aries...

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The coolest new wearable fitness trackers: 7 fascinating picks from CES 2016

I’m still trying to parse through the gads of incredible tech I saw at the International CES 2016 show last week, but one thing is for certain, wearable fitness trackers, those hot tech accessories that really blew up over the last couple of years, still take center stage. In fact, seeing companies with longevity in the timepiece world enter the wearable fitness tracker space really is a testament to the fact that they’re around to stay. Even so, the new products I’m seeing go well beyond the wrist. And sometimes even beyond jewelry. Here are some of the most exciting, noteworthy wearable fitness trackers I came across...

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3 free fitness apps for the not-so fit. No judgment here.

My workout routine took an unfortunate turn when the holidays hit, and I’m struggling to get back now that life has slowed down a bit. If you’re like me and are starting from ground zero, here are 3 fitness apps that might come in handy. Keep in mind: If you’re looking for hard core workout apps, or serious calorie trackers, these probably won’t be for you. But if you’re looking for some inspiration and help getting kickstarted, I think you’ll like these three. Fjuul The Fjuul app (pronounced fuel, get it?) taps into your iPhone’s sensors to track all your activity, whether...

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Sponsored Message: 3 holiday tech gifts from TomTom for the fitness lovers in your life

This is a sponsored message on behalf of TomTom Whether you find your loved ones on the golf course, in the gym, or outside burning off calories through any sport at all, TomTom has all active people on your list covered with three tech gadgets that will make them very happy this holiday season. – Leave a comment below to enter an exclusive giveaway for CMT readers for your own free TomTom device! –   For the Fitness Buff (or someone who wants to get buff in 2016) With the TomTom Spark Cardio + Music GPS fitness watch, you’ll get a fitness tracker and music player,...

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