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Review: Polar Loop and Polar H7 Heart Rate Sensor

by Blogger on ‎03-06-2014 10:36 AM - last edited on ‎03-07-2014 09:31 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Reaching fitness goals takes more than just trying to run one kilometre four times a week. It requires making the right choices that increase your physical activity level and improve your health. The Polar Loop is the latest in a series of activity trackers that can help you make the right choices while having fun along the way. Over the past couple weeks, I had the opportunity to test the Polar Loop Activity Tracker with the Polar H7 Heart Rate Sensor and here’s my take on them:


Review: Ibitz Unity by GeoPalz Fitness Tracker

by Blogger on ‎02-02-2014 12:50 PM - last edited on ‎04-08-2014 11:34 AM by Blog Editor in Chief


Step counters are a great way to see how much you’re moving in a day, and how active—or not–you really are.  I’m a fitness tracker fan; I own both the Jawbone Up and the Fitbit Flex, and love them, though my go-to is the Fitbit.  So I was pleased to be able to try out a different brand and style of tracker: the Ibitz Unity by GeoPalz.


Wild Rose Herbal Care D-Tox Review

by Blogger on ‎01-30-2014 10:31 PM - last edited on ‎02-19-2014 11:59 AM by Blog Editor in Chief


One of the most common New Year's resolutions is to lose weight. There are many ways to achieve this, but I was looking to find something not too intense with more permanent results. Wild Rose Hebal D-Tox seemed to have it all: read on to learn if this cleanse is right for you.


Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipes for the New Year

by Blogger on ‎01-13-2014 02:58 PM - last edited on ‎01-14-2014 04:14 PM by Blogger

Healthy Fruit Smoothies


Why are fruit smoothies so irresistibly delicious? Because they are refreshing, filling, and healthy, depending on what you put in them (no vanilla ice cream allowed). Now don’t be fooled by the smoothies you get at a juice parlor: many are known for adding sugar to give an extra kick of yumminess. To indulge in a healthy fruit smoothie, make sure to ask if they are using real, fresh ingredients. However, to be on the safe side, you can quickly make them at home. Smoothies are extremely easy to make, once you have the right ingredients including your favourite fresh fruits such as blueberries, mangos, strawberries, raspberries, banana and the list goes on. For added benefits, kick it up a notch by adding greens like spinach, kale, avocado…oh my. I say the more antioxidants, the merrier. Here are some of the best fruit smoothies.


New Year’s Resolution: Learn How To Cook

by Blogger on ‎12-28-2013 08:17 PM - last edited on ‎01-13-2014 12:18 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

Learning to Cook - New Year's Resolution


Have you thought about your New Year’s Resolution for 2014? This year, add some more fun and creativity by learning how to cook. Whether it’s baking your favourite muffins, to preparing a savory prime-rib meal, to mastering the art of the perfect salad dressing. Take advice from the famous and fearless chef Julia Child – “This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook—try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, BE FEARLESS, and above all have fun.”


Before you start getting your hands messy with olive oil and flour, check out these tips from professional chefs around the world.


Blendtec Blends Smoothies To Perfection

by Blogger on ‎12-23-2013 08:47 PM - last edited on ‎03-04-2014 10:32 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Smoothies in the winter, say what? You heard correctly. Perhaps this refreshing drink isn’t seasonal, but it sure is good for you during the winter months. I understand that you’d prefer to cozy up with something warm like soup or coffee during the cold season.  But a healthy smoothie is packed with vitamins and antioxidants, which can give your immune system a boost. In addition, a delicious smoothie can help prevent the common cold during the long winter months.  Another great reason to drink smoothies is to help detox your system, after you’ve over-indulged on the gluttonous holiday foods. It’s a refreshing way to get back to your healthy eating patterns and fight the bulge.


Gifts for her or his Creativity in the Kitchen

by Blogger on ‎12-04-2013 08:11 PM - last edited on ‎12-05-2013 11:59 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

 Julia Child


Julia Child famously said “This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook—try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, BE FEARLESS, and above all have fun.” I love this quote, as it’s inspiring yet the most encouraging tip before I try a new recipe. When we grace the kitchen with a new culinary adventure, we might not be perfect but our mistakes allow us to take away a great lesson for next time. For this holiday season, do you have someone who loves to cook and/or wants to learn to cook? Let’s take Julia Child’s advice and add the right tools to make the process easier and more fun. Here are the best kitchen gadget gift ideas to bring out that special someone’s inner creative chef.


Easy Dinner Recipes for Quick Summertime Meals

by Blogger on ‎07-26-2013 02:06 PM - last edited on ‎09-03-2013 04:57 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Thank goodness it's the summer. You must be busy between going to work and runs on the seawall, playing volleyball at the beach, or reading a book on your patio. There aren’t enough hours in the day during the summer months; don't you feel the same way? However, you want to keep your meals healthy, rather than eating out for dinner regularly. Here are some quick and easy dinner recipes that still give you time to enjoy your summer activities. 


Jawbone UP and FitBit Flex comparison

by Blogger on ‎07-10-2013 09:14 AM - last edited on ‎10-03-2013 02:41 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Fitness wristbands are getting more and more popular, and why not, given the warm weather and the insatiable desire some have for getting into better shape. Both the Jawbone UP and FitBit Flex are two of the best on the market right now, which makes it tough to choose between them. We figure illuminating some of the contrasts and comparisons might be a good starting point toward your purchasing decision.


Review: Fitbit Flex

by Blogger on ‎07-09-2013 08:37 PM - last edited on ‎10-03-2013 02:39 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The Fitbit Flex will gamify your workout motivation. If you're competitive, like to achieve high scores, and need something.. anything.. to get you off the couch and outside, this might just be it.


Top 3 Celebrity Green Juice Recipes

by Blogger on ‎05-31-2013 10:57 AM - last edited on ‎08-21-2013 03:14 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Drinking green juice in the morning is becoming a popular trend in the world of healthy eating. Since summer is fast approaching (once the weather gets consistently hot), we are in a transition to clean up our diets and get ready for tank-top season.  The power of the green juice can help jump start your metabolism and energy, plus motivate your quest to eating cleaner foods and get your body feeling great. Here are the top recipes from healthy celebrities.


The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide

by Blogger on ‎05-28-2013 05:34 PM

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Father’s Day is just around the corner. What are you getting your papa, daddy, daddio, old man?  Whatever nickname you have for your dad, it’s all about the thought when it comes to providing the perfect gift. We have your ultimate gift guide for Father’s Day. Likely your old man has a number of hobbies– so how do you define his personality?  He might enjoy pastimes like fishing, cooking, or relaxing in his back yard. Or is he a fitness buff? Is he a man of fashion? We have the perfect gift to choose for your papa’s personality.



The Fork That Helps You Eat Slowly

by Blogger on ‎05-20-2013 11:22 AM

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Do you eat your food too fast? I do! Being Persian, we are food lovers but we also eat our meals fast (very fast), as we love to go back for seconds. Does this sound familiar? Certain cultures are very good at eating slow. I always feel embarrassed eating dinner with my Chinese or Japanese friends because I’ve inhaled my plate while they are just about start. While your friends might find it rude to tell you to slow down but what about a fork?


Keep Zen This Summer with Yoga Apps

by Blogger on ‎05-09-2013 11:20 AM - last edited on ‎05-21-2013 11:54 AM by Administrator

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Who is excited for the summer? ME! The weather is getting warmer, making it easier to enjoy our favorite outdoor activities such as tennis, golfing, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, and so forth. How about adding outdoor yoga to the mix and staying zen for the summer? Here are the best yoga apps to make it easier keeping you body feeling centered.


The Strive for Intensity: Training for a Granfondo with Monster iSport Headphones

by Blogger on ‎04-29-2013 06:13 PM - last edited on ‎04-30-2013 10:40 AM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

The chance to test out the latest in the Monster iSport series headphones couldn’t have come at a better time. I just signed up for the Valley First Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan, and with less than 10 weeks to get myself in road-worthy shape for the 160km cycle, I’ve been spending a lot of time on the bike and running on the trails. So through rain, sweat and maybe a tear or two—I put two sets of Monster iSport headphones to the test.picstitch.jpg


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