Fitness

Need a Productivity Boost? 3 Tech Tools You Need in Your Life

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There are days when you work like a fired up robot; then, there are times when you just want to sit and do nothing all day. For some people, the latter happens more often. So if you’re someone who needs a boost in your productive juices, here are five of the most useful tech tools you need your life right now:

For your physical fitness…

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Fitness bands, watches and clip-ons are a brilliant tool to motivate you to stay in shape, physically and mentally. Fitness gizmos from brands like Basic Carbon, Fitbit, Garmin and Nike are some of the most reviewed and trusted. Some of them are compatible with most operating systems like Windows and Mac, Android and iOS. Some can track heart rates, sleep, calorie intake, weight and more. In other words, you day-to-day activities will be tracked helping to motivate you do more for your physical wellness.

For office productivity…

Although laptops are still the go-to gadgets when it comes to office work, there are now high-end devices that help make you corporate life easier. Take for example the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4. LTE. It’s an ideal tool for a business environment because it’s light, convenient and has the ability to simultaneously run multiple screens and apps, making it perfect for video conferencing and taking notes. The ODIN, a portable smart projector that’s so small it can fit right in your trousers’ pocket and runs on battery, is a fantastic gadget to pair with your smartphone.

For keeping things in check while on the go…

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If you’re someone who needs to monitor your investments, keep a tight schedule, check emails, track sales and the like, you need to stay online all the time. And since you can’t bring a router with you when you’re outside the office or your house, you need a pocket Wi-Fi or mobile hotspot that you can take wherever you go. With this nifty device, you won’t miss any Skype calls from clients, miss a very important appointment, neglect your emails or lag behind whatever you need to do online. In addition to the tech tools mentioned above, there are several apps developed to help people be more productive. These include Toggl, Priority Matrix and White Noise, among many others. If you need more tips to keep you motivated, check back on our blog.

It’s All about Lifestyle | Five Ways to Avoid Acquiring Diabetes

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Diabetes is one of the most common diseases that lead to a number of complications such as renal failure and glaucoma. Before, many people had this medical condition because it was passed down to them by their relatives, especially their parents; but today, research suggests that the primary cause of Diabetes is lifestyle. As such, it means that it could be easily prevented by changing routines. Below are some ways to avoid getting Diabetes.

Reduce Stress
Reduce Stress
  1. Reduce stress. Stress is proven to be a factor triggering sugar elevation, which in turn, makes us prone to having Diabetes. There are various ways to address stress such as taking advantage of technology—from engaging in MMORPGs to spending a day with our friends and family.
  1. Be more active. Physical activities like biking, walking, running, and other exercises help us lose weight; and since there is a correlation between weight gain and higher risk of having Diabetes, it may be safe to assume that more active lifestyle leading to healthy weight loss translates to not developing Diabetes.
  1. Exercise regularly. Doing physical exercises every so often is never enough. We should, at least, spend 20 to 30 minutes a day or 150 minutes a week sweating. Studies show that people who exercise on a regular basis have lower risk of having Diabetes.

    Exercise Regularly
    Exercise Regularly
  2. Monitor caloric intake. Good diet is key to a healthy life. To avoid Diabetes, we should eat balanced meals. Also, it would be helpful to monitor our daily caloric intake to make sure that we eat only what we need; and that we can burn excess calories. There are trusted smartphone applications that which we can use to count the calories we consume everyday against the recommended amount.
  1. Eat frequently. Eating frequently helps not only in the digestive process but also in weight loss because we can avoid overeating since we do not starve ourselves and we eat smaller portions.

At the end of the day, Diabetes control is all about having and maintaining healthier lifestyle. Although it may be a bit hard to change our usual practices, we must always remember that staying physically fit has a number of advantages—from looking more attractive to lowering the risks of getting health troubles like Diabetes and other non-communicable diseases.