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Boston Celtics and Sun Life go virtual to connect with YMCA youth on health and wellness – WFMZ Allentown

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BOSTONand WELLESLEY, Mass., Sept.16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --When the pandemic began, Sun Life and the Celtics had to quickly pivot their annual Fit to Win youth fitness program to a virtual format to accommodate the shutdown and subsequent safety measures. Fit to Win, a four-week program for YMCA youth in Greater Boston, Hartford, and Southern Maine, encourages kids to embrace health and fitness in everyday life. The kids track their fitness and wellness activities throughout the program and receive Celtics gear along the way. This year, the finale event, typically held at the Celtics' practice facility, was offered virtually complete with coached workouts, an interactive discussion with the kids on fitness and nutrition, and even a Lucky the Leprechaun at-home dunk show from his driveway.

"There is no doubt that this pandemic has been hard on children, with school closures and stay-at-home restrictions," said Dan Fishbein, M.D., president of Sun Life U.S. "There are families who depend on community organizations like the YMCA every day, for child care, health and wellness, and community activities. We are pleased that we could continue to collaborate with the Celtics to keep the Fit to Win program going this year, and are thrilled to see that so many kids stuck with the program while at home."

Through the spring and summer, Celtics conditioning coaches and community teams created weekly workout videos on Instagram to engage the program participants and anyone else who wanted to take part in the fun. Each week featured a new workout routine, such as a combination of squats, jumping jacks, and planks, along with a wellness technique, such as meditation or getting enough sleep.

"It was unfortunate that we couldn't run the live program this year, but in the end it turned out to be really exciting because we could reach more kids where they are, and allow more families to become part of the Fit to Win family," said Ted Dalton, senior vice president of Corporate Partnerships and Business Development for the Boston Celtics. "We loved innovating with Sun Life to make sure kids could embrace the program virtually and learn more about health and fitness."

After the success of converting the program to social media and virtual platforms, Sun Life and the Celtics may expand to include this format in the future, allowing more young Celtics fans in New England the opportunity to participate. For more information about the program, visit https://www.nba.com/celtics/video/community/fit-to-win-program-overview.

About Sun Life

Sun Life is a leading international financial services organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individual and corporate Clients. Sun Life has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of June 30, 2020, Sun Life had total assets under management of C$1,122 billion. For more information, please visitwww.sunlife.com.

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

In the United States, Sun Life is one of the largest group benefits providers, serving more than 60,000 employers in small, medium and large workplaces across the country. Sun Life's broad portfolio of insurance products and services in the U.S. includes disability, absence management, life, dental, vision, voluntary and medical stop-loss. Sun Life and its affiliates in asset management businesses in the U.S. employ approximately 5,500 people. Group insurance policies are issued by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (Wellesley Hills, Mass.), except in New York, where policies are issued by Sun Life and Health Insurance Company (U.S.) (Lansing, Mich.). For more information, please visit http://www.sunlife.com/us.

About the Boston Celtics

A charter member of the Basketball Association of America (which evolved into the National Basketball Association) since 1946, the Boston Celtics have won a record 17 NBA Championships, including eight (8) in a row from 19591966, winning their first title in 1957 and their most recent in 2008. The Celtics have long stood for equality, and respect, including hiring the first African American Coach and starting the first all-black starting five. In addition, 35 former Celtics players, management or staff have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In December 2002 the team returned to local ownership for the first time since 1963. For more information on the Celtics, log on to http://www.celtics.com.

Media Contacts:Devon Fernald Sun Life U.S. 781-800-3609 Devon.portney.fernald@sunlife.com

Heather Walker Boston Celtics 617-854-8072 hwalker@celtics.com

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Save over 45 percent on these Fitbit Charge 2 Fitness Superwatches – New York Post

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Struggling to meet your health and fitness goals? Youre not alone.

Take New Years Resolutions, for example. While weight loss and healthy eating tend to rank among the highest holiday resolutions, according to a study conducted by the University of Scranton, 80% of people fail to keep them.

Why? Unrealistic expectations. Instead of setting insurmountable goals, you need to make small, actionable changes that are practical enough to track in your everyday life.

One of the best ways to help meet these wellness goals is with the help of a smart device, like the Fitbit Charge 2 Fitness Superwatch. Gadgets like these track the small wins throughout the day, such as the number of steps you take, in order to keep you feeling motivated and energized.

The Fitbit Charge 2 Superwatch, in particular, is equipped with PurePulse Technology that automatically tracks your heart rate to better measure your calories burned during the day. The gadget also tracks your distance covered, active minutes, floors climbed, and all-day heart rate and zones. It even features personalized exercise modes and real-time stats, which allow you to easily track your cardio fitness level.

On top of its focus on active fitness, the Fitbit Charge 2 also offers guided breathing sessions which aim to help you find snippets of calm in your otherwise hectic schedule. Plus, thanks to its interactive OLED display, you can also receive calls, texts, calendar alerts.

Right now, you can save over 45% on a Renewed Fitbit Charge 2 Fitness Superwatch. What does renewed mean? Essentially, it is a used device that has been tested and certified to work like new, so you can get the benefits of a brand new smartwatch without the hefty price tag.

Bring home the Fitbit Charge 2 Fitness Superwatch (Renewed) and start achieving your fitness goals for just $79.99 (46% off).

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Health and Fitness Club Market to Witness Astonishing Growth by 2026 | Original Temple Gym, Metroflex Gym, Titan Fitness and more – The Daily…

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The report offers a complete research study of the global Health and Fitness Club Market that includes accurate forecasts and analysis at global, regional, and country levels. It provides a comprehensive view of the global Health and Fitness Club Market and detailed value chain analysis to help players to closely understand important changes in business activities observed across the industry. It also offers a deep segmental analysis of the global Health and Fitness Club market where key product and application segments are shed light upon. Readers are provided with actual market figures related to the size of the global Health and Fitness Club market in terms of value and volume for the forecast period 2020-2026.

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Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market over the forecast period owing to the increasing focus on the research, development, and manufacturing of Health and Fitness Club in countries including China, Japan, India, and South Korea.

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On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into Type I, Type II.

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Daxko Launches Daxko Exchange, a New Partner Network to Securely Improve Efficiency and Growth for Health, Wellness, and Fitness Organizations -…

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In addition to Daxko Exchange, Daxko delivers comprehensive technology solutions, integrated payment processing, experienced services and deep insights to all kinds of health and fitness centersenterprise health clubs, boutique fitness studios, affiliate gyms, campus recreation facilities, integrated wellness centers, YMCAs, and JCCs.

"Daxko Exchange is going to help our customers increase their efficiency by providing essential tools and integrations with best-in-breed partners," says Ron Lamb, Daxko's CEO. "In an ever-changing environment, the secure connectivity of Daxko Exchange to power health and wellness experiences will be a huge win for both customers and partners."

"Our team and partners have built a truly world-class ecosystem for health, wellness, and fitness organizations," says Joe Grieshop, Daxko's Chief Marketing Officer. "I'm thrilled for everyone involved and especially excited for our customers to experience the increased efficiencies and growth Daxko Exchange enables."

Daxko Exchange already has many certified partners, including but not limited to GymPass, Welld, Alaris, MXM, ePACT, and Perkville.

To learn more about Daxko Exchange, visit exchange.daxko.com.

About Daxko Daxko delivers comprehensive technology solutions, integrated payment processing, experienced services and deep insights to all kinds of health and fitness centersenterprise health clubs, boutique fitness studios, affiliate gyms, campus recreation facilities, integrated wellness centers, YMCAs, and JCCs. Since 1998, the company has grown to serve customers spanning 140 countries, nearly 16,000 facilities, and over 17 million members. To learn more, visit daxko.com.

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IDEA Health & Fitness Association Announces the 2020 IDEA Fitness Awards – Club Industry

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San Diego, Calif. September 9, 2020 Among many highlights of the 2020 IDEA World Conventionthis year reimagined as IDEA World Virtual and held August 21-22was the celebration of the associations 2020 IDEA Fitness Awards Recipients. Over 8,000 members of the health and fitness professional community attended this unprecedented virtual event featuring 2 days of keynotes, continuing education sessions and a virtual exhibit hall.

This year more than ever, the fitness community has been challenged to reinvent the way it coaches, leads and Inspires the World to Fitness. The recipients of the IDEA Awards represent the best and brightest of the fitness industry and we thank them for their many and varied contributions. Each one has madeand will continue to makea positive and indelible impact on the health, wellness and happiness of the individuals they serve day-to-day as well as the worldwide fitness community, said Ryan Halvorson, IDEAs director of event programming, when he introduced the recipients.

2020 IDEA Fitness Inspiration Award Kyle Maynard The IDEA Fitness Inspiration Award is given to an individual who has overcome considerable physical adversity and now includes regular fitness activity in their life while providing inspiration to others. The 2020 recipient, Kyle Maynard, was born with a rare condition known as congenital amputation, that left him with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near his knees. He learned early on to live life independently, knowing that exceptions wouldnt be made for him. He has lived his life striving to do more, learn more, push harder, go further, and to inspire others to do the same by sharing his story and living by example.

2020 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Jeffrey Scott, vice president of fitness, nutrition and results, Beachbody Vice president of fitness, nutrition and results for Beachbody International, Jeffrey reaches a large audience with his creative programming to help people live healthier lives. Whether he is teaching five people or 500, his love for his craft, devotion to his students, enthusiasm for education and his passion to Inspire the World to Fitness is unmatched, says colleague Lisa Wheeler. He has a way of making everyone feel special and, with his close attention to detail, he delivers thoughtful, engaging and compelling content, much of which he has created. You can feel that joy in classes he teaches as well as in his ability to mentor other instructors. Jeffrey truly loves what he does. And it shows.

2020 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year Leslee Bender, creator of Bender Ball Method and Director of I Am Ageless Now You could summarize Leslee Benders impact on fitness in two words: Bender Ball. Thats accuratemore than 1 million Bender Balls have been sold since 2007but, as a tribute, its woefully incomplete. Benders influence on personal training over the last 30 years is a much bigger story. My mission is to help people of all ages and sizes to embrace life and age gracefully, Bender says. That focus led to the creation of The Bender Method of Trainingthe first to use a small ball to protect the back and work the core. She has since certified more than 2,000 instructors in this safe method of functional Pilates training.

2020 IDEA Fitness Leader of the Year Tricia Murphy Madden, co-creator of Barre Above and education director of Savvier Fitness A 28-year veteran of the fitness industry as a group fitness instructor and program director, Murphy Madden is currently the national education director for Savvier Fitness and the co-creator of the Barre Above group fitness program. In that role, she recruits, educates and manages nearly 100 master trainers while creating monthly workout programs for more than 11,000 Barre Above instructors around the world. Tricia recognizes the team members need to enjoy what they do and who they work with. She has a unique ability to both provide feedback and simultaneously motivate her team. Tricia knows how to bring out the best in all those she manages, says Jeff Tuller, president and CEO of Savvier Fitness.

Congratulations to the 2020 IDEA Fitness Award recipients!

The 2021 IDEA World Convention will be back live July 7-11, 2021, in Anaheim, California. To register please visit https://www.ideafit.com/fitness-conferences/world-virtual/

About IDEA Health and Fitness Association IDEA Health & Fitness Association is the worlds leading organization of fitness and wellness professionals and has been for more than 38 years. We deliver world-class content and continuing education to fitness professionals, business owners and allied health professionals via our publications, including the award-winningFitness Journal; our fitness, business and nutrition conferences; and hundreds of streaming videos and online courses available onideafit.com. Additionally, withIDEA FitnessConnect, we host the largest national industry-wide directory, linking over 275,000 fitness professionals to more than 40 million consumers. Through IDEA professionals in over 80 countries, we Inspire the World to Fitness

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6 Ways to Reinvent Your Workout – SWAAY

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Workouts are in a constant state of evolution. Very rarely does anybody maintain the same workout for their entire life in fact, it is virtually impossible. Reinventing your workout can offer you a multitude of health benefits and can work muscles that you previously may not have ever worked before. Deciding to reinvent your workout may be the best thing that you'll ever do and can be a great benefit to your health. Deciding to reinvent your workout can mess with your routine for a while but when you are used to it will have been a decision well made. This page will tell you six ways for you to reinvent your workout. Deciding to go ahead and reinvent your workout is a decision that should be considered carefully. You will only want to do it if it is beneficial to you, and you should not gratuitously make any changes.

Here are six ways to reinvent your work out.

Combat training is a fantastic way to reinvent your workout and to improve areas of your fitness that you may have never considered. Many people have begun adopting the Spartan system for women and men, which is an exercise and combat training routine based around the ancient warrior society of the Spartans, who hail from Greece. Fitness and combat routines can be a fantastic way for you to improve your overall health and fitness and to develop your strength. Combat training is an area of fitness many people do not consider but is an area that can build endurance, stamina, and confidence. Combat training should definitely be considered as a part of your potential new workout. There are really no negatives one can take away from combat training, apart from the occasional bruise and injury!

Many people focus on strength training when they exercise, completely neglecting fitness training. Cardiovascular exercise is a very large component of fitness training and is an essential component of a proper workout. If you do not do regular fitness training, then it may well be worth implementing it into your new workout routine. Fitness training can help to improve your heart health and to help you fight heart disease and ageing. Some forms of fitness training you can do easily are jogging; running; skipping rope; jumping jacks; shadow boxing and using a rowing machine.

And, on the other side of the coin, if you do fitness training but not strength training, then it may well be time to consider pumping some weights! Strength training is a fantastic way to create the body that you want and improve your overall health. Strength training is a form of exercise that has very few disadvantages and is one that can be very addictive, and very fun. With strength training, it is very easy to become an absolute monster without even knowing one day you wake up and you're a veritable bodybuilder, and you will be like, 'When did this happen?'

Endurance training, also known as aerobic exercise, is another wonderful form of exercise that you should consider as part of your workout routine. Endurance training can really improve your health and can help you to achieve levels of fitness that you could not have previously imagined. Endurance training is part of most Olympic workout routines so you know it's good. You can perform endurance training at home, providing you have the room, and if not, then inside a gymnasium. Endurance training absolutely must be considered for your new routine.

Our bodies, with age, begin to become less flexible, and a lot tighter. To combat your muscles becoming inflexible, incorporate static stretching into your routine. Static stretching can help you to relax and is used in many Yoga classes. Static stretching lowers your cortisol levels and is of great benefit. You can perform it before or after your workout (or both). It is very wise to do it beforehand to prevent your body from becoming injured or to prevent you from pulling a muscle. Static stretching can be performed by doing toe-touches, neck extensions, head flexion, and a few yoga stances.

Bodyweight training is an often-overlooked form of exercise but is one that can seriously improve your physical fitness and strength. Bodyweight training is fantastic because it can be performed virtually anywhere, and you do not need a gym to perform it. You can do it in your bedroom, in the park, or even in the street! Some beneficial bodyweight exercises to include in your workout routine are push-ups; dips; squats; burpees; sit-ups and pull-ups. Bodyweight exercises are a fantastic way for you to strengthen up your body and should definitely be part of a workout routine.

Now, with the help of this page, you know six ways that you can improve your workout routine and strengthen your body. All of the suggestions made on this page can have great benefits, and when all are combined,will improve your life more than any amount of words could explain. Good luck!

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Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation asks you to Round Up for Hope – Health+and+Fitness – vintontoday.com

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The Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation (VGHHCF) is partnering with Vintons Fareway Meat and Grocery Store from September 14-19 to raise funds in support of womens health in Benton County. The Round Up for Hope campaign will collect the change when customers choose to round their transactions up to the nearest dollar amount. Those donations will be directed to the VGHHCF program, Gifts of Hope.

It is the second year Fareway has participated in the Round Up for Hope initiative first introduced in 2019. The program netted $2,000 in its inaugural year with an additional $300 from Fareway employees who participated in casual dress day.

Gifts of Hope provides free mammograms and diagnostic services to Benton County residents who need financial assistance. The program helps offset expenses incurred from clinic visits and co-pays as patients need diagnostic services, such as mammograms, pap tests, pelvic exams, and the analysis of those tests. Gifts of Hope was created to assist those who have no insurance, or have a health insurance policy that does not pay for these services, and cannot pay deductible or co-insurance amounts.

Sharon Happel is one of the VGH patients who have received assistance from the fund. Learning about the Gifts of Hope program was a Godsend. Some of the financial worries that come with a cancer diagnosis were eased. No matter how great your insurance is, there are always things that arent covered-like deductibles and some testing. Gifts of Hope helped bridge that gap, and I am very grateful!

Applications are not needed to utilize these funds. Patients are encouraged to talk to their healthcare provider at any of the four Virginia Gay Family Medical Clinics located in Atkins, Urbana, Van Horne, and Vinton. The clinic staff will make arrangements for those patients.

Each year, the VGHHCF distributes more than $20,000 to support womens health in Benton County. Community support and generosity allow the organization to expand the number of patients receiving assistance and ensure that everyone in our area can access 3D mammography and diagnostic services.

The importance of mammograms and regular screenings in the fight against cancer cannot be overemphasized. Early detection saves lives and finances should not be an obstacle to those life-saving diagnostic tests. Gifts of Hope ensures that those in need in our area have access to that kind of care, says Robin Martin, VGHHCF director. The support we receive from individuals and business partners like Fareway make the communities we serve such great places to call home. That kind of generosity cant be found just anywhere.

About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer throughout her lifetime. About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. Screening with mammograms is key to finding breast cancer early before any symptoms can develop. At that point, cancer usually is easier to treat.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the imaging department at Virginia Gay Hospital will be offering free gifts with mammograms scheduled during the month of October while supplies last. Patients should talk with their Virginia Gay Family Medical Clinic healthcare provider about the risk of breast cancer and recommendations on mammography based on age and health history. If a mammogram has been ordered by a healthcare provider, patients may call the imaging department at 472-6288 or scheduling at 319-472-6270 for an appointment. 3D mammograms are currently being scheduled for Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 AM to 3 PM, and on Fridays, noon to 3 PM.

Direct donations to the Gifts of Hope fund can also be made online at bit.ly/RoundUpForHope. To learn more about the Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation and other programs it sponsors and supports, please visit http://www.myvghfoundation.org or contact Robin Martin by phone (319) 472-6375 or by email at rmartin@vghinc.com.

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11 Best Smart Scales: Keep Your Fitness On Track (2020) – Heavy.com

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Theres no doubt about it. Were in love with smart technology of all kinds. Smart devices make multi-tasking easy and help to simplify our lives in so many ways. When it comes to the battle of the bulge, smart scales can help keep you motivated about health goals by interfacing with your fitness devices to make weight tracking and goal setting easier and more achievable.

If youve been considering a smart scale, were here to help you compare features and pricing to find the ideal model for you. Keep in mind, you can spend a little or a lot, depending on the technology and metrics measured.

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The Withings Body+ smart scale is one of the best selling models in the U.S. thanks to its ability to sync with more than 100 health and fitness apps and making it our editors top choice. Your data from every weigh-in appears automatically via WiFi in the free Health Mate fitness app if youre not already tracking your stats through another app.

This smart scale can help you reach your weight goals by measuring your body mass composition, giving you weight trends and BMI. This highly accurate scale gives you instant feedback so you can keep track of your progress and overall fitness. Position control technology ensures you get accurate readings on any kind of surface.

Body + automatically recognizes up to eight different users and has a dedicated pregnancy tracking option to give you insights as to how your body is changing over the course of gestation. Youll also love that when you step on the scale for weigh-in, you get the days weather forecast as well a sunny way to start the day.

If youre using a Withings activity tracker it will also update you as to the previous days step count. This scale is also Alexa enabled so you can simply request to hear information about your weight trends and overall fitness.

The scale runs on four AAA batteries, operating up to two full years on each set.

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This sleek digital scale has been praised by Mens Fitness, Good Morning America, and PC Magazine. The QardioBase scale supports automatic sensing multi-person private use, so its great for your whole family to track their fitness progress. It even greets you by name. This scale measures your weight, BMI, and monitors body composition changes in body fat, muscle mass, water weight, and bone mass.

Pregnant? Know someones whos pregnant? Expectant mothers will LOVE this scale as they try to stay in shape during their gestation period. With pregnancy mode, the mom-to-be can enter her due date, and the scale will track her progress through each trimester with easy to read charts and a photo diary.

Setup can be done in seconds. Connect to the Qardio App to view your results. Quickly recharges via a micro USB cord and a single charge lasts a full year, so youre battery-free and living with a more eco-friendly solution.

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The Hatch Baby Grow smart changing pad and scale allows you to monitor your babys weight gain, growth progression, and more from home in easy-to-read charts. Youre even given the ability to compare growth percentiles with recent WHO data. This second-generation smart changing pad offers invaluable insights into your childs sleeping and feeding patterns. Share feedings and diaper changes with other caregivers in the modern Hatch Baby app (but dont worry everything is instantly recorded for you. You have too much else to worry about!)

New mothers often worry about if their baby is eating enough. Give yourself some peace of mind by knowing and tracking exactly how much milk your baby drinks in each nursing session with Grows Feeding Weight feature.

When asked to describe this startups product in three words, the founding couple chose these: Confidence through knowledge. Theyve been there, done that, got the t-shirt, and pioneered the sophisticated Grow Smart Changing Pad for any future little ones.

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Accurate readings and easy step on technology make the runcobo digital smart scale a good choice for home users who like to track and share fitness data. This scale can be shared with up to eight users and each can receive data to their own devices, or stored in the cloud. This scale runs on WiFi at 2.4GHz, so youll want to be sure your router can accommodate.

Compatible with both Android and iOS devices, track your progress with the runcobo app, or Google Fit, Apple Health, and Fitbit apps. High precision sensors provide accurate readings for 12 different body composition metrics including weight, BMI, muscle and bone mass, skeletal muscle, body fat, and more.

Because this scale uses BIA (Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis) it is not recommended for use by those with pacemakers as it sends a mild electrical current through your body, per this article. At just about a square foot in size, this scale features a sleek design with an ABS base and glass top. It runs on four AAA batteries.

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Keep an eye on your weight, water weight, body fat percentage, muscle mass percentage, BMI, bone mass, BMR, and visceral fat levels with this highly accurate digital body composition analyzer and smart scale, allowing you to track and reach your fitness goals faster. It can even tell you your metabolic age, that is, if youre brave enough to ask it.

The INEVIFIT Body Analyzer is easy to set up and even simpler to use. Once your user profile is set up, the scale will automatically recognize you for future uses. It can do accurately this for up to 10 people.The 4.1 inch LCD digital display allows for easy readings on people up to 400 pounds (180 kgs.) It automatically turns on and off to save on battery life.

The sleek design fits into most modern bathrooms. The low profile scale measures in at just one square foot so its easy to slide under your vanity if its an off the floor style. Youll also appreciate that this U.S. made smart scale comes with a five-year warranty.

Find more INEVIFIT BODY-Highly Accurate Digital Bathroom Body Composition Analyzer information and reviews here.

The Eufy Smart Scale P1 will help you track multiple aspects of your health to learn holistic insight that can enable you to be your very best self. Instantly find out 14 perceptive measurements about your bodys health, including body fat percentage, weight, BMI, bone mass, muscle mass, lean body mass, visceral fat, and more. Four highly sensitive sensors guarantee correct measurements.

The EufyLife app records the insightful data automatically so you can track health trends and progress over time. You can also sync with your preferred apps including Google Fit, Apple Health, and Fitbit. Dont have your phone on you? It saves your health info every time you step on the scale, so no worries. You can just sync it when you have some free time.

This scale can track up to 16 different users data, so its great for your entire family or works well as a tool for personal trainers. It operates on three AAA batteries which are included with the scale.

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Weighing in and measuring your stats should be the easy part of your workout. Youll be able to measure weight, BMI, body fat percentage, muscle mass, water weight, and bone mass with this modern-looking Weight Gurus smart scale. It features an extra-large, easy to read backlit screen and seamless Bluetooth connectivity to the Weight Gurus app which is Android and iOS compatible. It also syncs with your favorite apps including Fitbit, Google Fit, Apple Health, MyFitnessPal, Amazon Echo and more.

Simply step on, weigh yourself, and wait for the spinning circles. Your weight, along with the rest of your results, will display and then turn off automatically. Itll then be ready for the rest of your family to use since it auto-detects up to eight different users. Four precise weighing sensors guarantee accuracy within +/- 0.2 pounds or 0.1 kg.

With a sizeable tempered glass surface, this scale gives you a stable platform and can handle individuals up to 400 pounds. It operates on four AAA batteries which are included with these smart scales.

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Now you can stay even more connected with your Fitbit goals. The successor to the famously popular Fitbit Aria, the Fitbit Aria Air Bluetooth Scale works with both the Aria and the Fitbit Charge. It is available in both black and white with a glass surface to complement your bathroom decor. It measures weight, body fat percentage, BMI, and lean body mass. Once you step on the scale, the Aria Air will sync your stats automatically to any Fitbits dashboard via Wi-Fi encryption. Track your progress with easy-to-read graphs to help you stay motivated and reach your fitness and weight goals.

Aria Air recognizes up to eight users while keeping each individuals measurements private. Because it connects to the Fitbit app, you can also log your food and water intake to have a full picture of your health progress. The Bluetooth setup takes just a minute and youll stay connected after the first time. It weighs people up to 400 pounds.

Find moreFitbit Aria 2 Wi-Fi Smart Scale information and reviews here.

At a bargain price, the WYZE smart scale tracks 12 essential body metrics including weight, BMI, lean body mass, metabolic age, bone and muscle mass, and more. A notable plus is that this scale also measures your heart rate while many others do not. While you can track your weight and body composition trends over time with the WYZE app, this scale also syncs with Google Fit, Apple Health, and Fitbit.

The scale features a full surface coated sensor glass that measures no matter where you place your feet, so theres no waiting for calibration and gives you immediate results. It automatically recognizes up to eight users, and with a guest mode, can be used by an unlimited number of people making it useful in group settings.

Seriously easy setup means youll be using this scale just minutes after taking it out of the box. It syncs to your phone via Bluetooth and automatically tracks data ongoingly.

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When youre shopping for smart scales, the FITINDEX is an inexpensive digital scale that syncs with the FITINDEX app as well as other fitness apps like Google Fit, Apple Health, and Samsung Health. The FITINDEX scale measures 13 body compositions by using bio-electrical impedance analysis (BIA) technology. It can evaluate your body fat, water weight, BMI, BMR, muscle mass, skeletal muscle, metabolic age, protein, and other data.

Bluetooth technology allows you to immediately sync to your preferred app and allowing for automatic tracking of your progress on your phone. The high-quality tempered glass surface holds four sensitive electrodes that auto-calibrate themselves. Enjoy step-on technology with a maximum weight of 396 pounds. You can even export your data in a CSV file if you want to save it for long term comparisons. This scale operates on three AAA batteries which are included.

It offers tracking options for an unlimited number of users, which is a terrific advantage if its being used in a group setting, however, each user will need their own phone for tracking purposes.

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Committed athletes and newbies alike will appreciate the Triomph smart scale. This super-affordable solution is wireless, rechargeable, and sports a 24-bit conversion chip to make performance faster than ever. The Triomph scale measures weight, water weight, body fat, BMI, BMR, body age, bone mass, muscle mass, visceral fat, protein, and 18 more data points. Thanks to Bluetooth, it connects seamlessly to an easy-to-use app but also works with Apple Health, Google Fit, and Fitbit apps as well.

This scale uses German-made components that deliver precise measurements rapidly. Three integrated layers of ABS material, tempered glass, and stainless steel provide a stable, durable, and stylishly modern design. The scale can measure from 6.6-400 pounds, and that gives it an edge over others with much higher minimum weight requirements for operation.

It offers auto-recognition for up to eight users.

Find more Triomph Rechargeable Smart Bluetooth Scale information and reviews here.

By either effortlessly syncing with your smartphone or displaying body composition metrics right on the display, you will learn a lot more information about how your whole body works. Since getting and staying fit really hasn't ever been easy to micromanage, these scales can give you that kickstart to reach your fitness goals because they track the data for you and many connect to the fitness apps you're already using via Bluetooth or WiFi.

If you need some help with motivation, watching body fat percentage and other factors change may be the encouragement you need to stay on track. For the most part, these scales should be used on a flat, hard surface and you should always take your measurements barefoot. All of these scales will function just fine with a little moisture from your shower.

Are BIA Smart Scales the Most Accurate?

BIA technology was once considered seriously flawed when it came to assessing fitness say to the experts an InBody, but the technology has made great strides over the past few decades and now delivers results that mirror more expensive technology that would be unaffordable for most home users.

One thing to note about how this technology works, it sends an electrical current through your body, so if you have a pacemaker, or if you're pregnant, you may want to avoid smart scales that rely on BIA. The biometric sensors used in these scales can interfere with the functionality of your pacemaker.

There's an awful lot of research that says keeping track of your fitness goals is an effective way to boost your activity and manage your weight say the experts at John's Hopkins University.

People who use trackers and combine their stats with the information provided by their smart scales are more motivated, upping their daily steps and activities. If you're considering a smart scale and you don't yet use a fitness tracker, we have a great list of recommendations.

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Smart scales give you insights about your body's composition in addition to your weight, giving you the long term data and increased motivation to set and reach your fitness goals faster.

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) --

Official physical fitness assessments across the Department of the Air Force will resume Jan. 1, 2021, officials announced Sept. 16.

To continue minimizing close contact among personnel during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and ensure units and personnel are fully ready to resume, testing has been delayed from October to January, and testing in January will move forward without obtaining waist, height and weight measurements.

We know people are staying fit regardless, but we want to give our Airmen enough time to prepare, said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr.

Beginning Jan. 1, uniformed members are expected to test on the 1.5 mile run, 1 minute of push-ups and 1 minute of sit-ups. The body composition component (abdominal circumference), height and weight measurements are postponed until further notice. All members, including those with abdominal circumference exemptions, will receive maximum points for the AC component as part of their official score.

This is an unprecedented situation and weve put a lot of work into assessing how and when we could safely resume fitness testing across the force, said Lt. Gen. Brian Kelly, deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services. People have been juggling work, child-care issues, homeschooling, family separations, isolation, etc., and we know its been more challenging to maintain fitness. This delay gives our folks extra time to prepare for January, while also ensuring units have more time to implement additional COVID precautions.

Were also aware our resumption occurs right after the annual holiday season that can be challenging for peoples fitness, Kelly said. Hopefully this change removes some of the stress caused by the waist measurement, and gives us all a chance to start our New Years readiness and fitness resolutions on the right foot.

Fitness assessment due dates in 2021 will primarily depend on the date and score of the last official test. Airmen and Space Professionals may determine their next fitness assessment due date by visiting the Official Physical Assessment Due Date Matrix on myPers.

This transition requires a careful and systematic approach, Kelly said. Our goal is to begin testing where it makes sense, but also give commanders the needed tools and flexibility to make decisions that make sense for their locations and their people.

Fitness assessment cells, fitness center staff, physical training leaders and members performing fitness assessments will adhere to physical distancing protocols and other local precautions as determined by installation commanders. Commanders may delay official fitness assessments beyond Jan. 1, 2021, based on the recommendation of local public health officials, the continuation of closed fitness centers and extended state-wide restriction of movement and gatherings.

Were also taking advantage of this additional time to look at the long-term plan for the abdominal circumference component, Kelly said. Were in discussion with our medical counterparts to determine the right place for the waist measurement, whether it be part of an annual health assessment or elsewhere. This is a great opportunity to make lasting changes that will improve our fitness culture.

For more information, Airmen and Space Professionals should contact their fitness assessment cells and visit the COVID-19 Fitness Guidance page on myPers.

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The demand for wearable devices is increasing among the healthcare sector as it can be used for tracking the patients health.

FREMONT, CA: Today FitBits and smartwatches have become the mainstream because the wearable fitness technology has intertwined itself into the society. It is also estimated that the demand for wearable devices will increase more in the future.

Demand among consumers to monitor their health is increasing due to which wearable technology usage has tripled in the last few years. According to market researchers, almost 80 percent of consumers are ready to wear fitness technologies.

The rising demand for wearables among consumers has is driving the market growth. The insurers and companies can also see that supplying wearable health technology to the consumers and employees can be beneficial and profitable for every party.

What is wearable healthcare technology?

The wearable technologies in healthcare consist of electronic devices that the consumers can wear, such as smartwatches and Fitbits. These devices can gather the users health and exercise data.

Examples of Wearable Devices in Healthcare

Today the consumers want to take control of their health due to which they are keener on using wearable technologies, and this ideology is increasing its demand. It has also inspired the medical sector, including providers, technology companies, and insurers, to develop more innovative wearable devices like wearable monitors, Fitbits, and smartwatches.

Some of the simple forms of wearable technology and wearable fitness trackers are wristbands with sensors. The sensors can track the users physical activity and heart rate. Furthermore, these devices can also offer wearers with health and fitness recommendations by connecting with smartphone apps.

Smart Health Watches

With the smartwatches, the users can generally perform their phones on their phones like sending messages, making phone calls, and reading notifications while receiving the fitness trackers' exercise and health tracking advantages.

Wearable ECG Monitors

The wearable ECG monitors are one of the innovative consumer electronics. These monitors are different from the smartwatches because they can measure electrocardiograms or ECGs. These monitors can measure ECG as well as to detect atrial fibrillation and send the data to the doctor. The device can even track the distance, elevation, and pace of the users.

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