Archive for the ‘Wellness’ Category

Friday Finds: Crowdsourcing, Motivating “Links I Like” & Deals!

October 12, 2012 at 5:53 am

I have written about “crowd funding” and recently I have seen a bunch of new apps and websites that harness the power of “crowdsourcing.” What is it? Basically it is the concept of posting (online or off) a problem and sourcing it to the public (or a group/subset of people) – the “crowd”. This is not new (wikipedia has some very early crowdsourcing examples including…

To Share or Not To Share? Social Media & Fitness (Survey Opportunity)

October 11, 2012 at 7:29 am

I wrote a post a while back on the idea that “comparison is the thief of joy” that was spurred by something I saw on Kristen Armstrong’s Mile Markers blog. I posted excerpts from a great guest post on Carrots and Cake from Robin at the Balanced Life Online. She wrote a great post called “Comparison is the Thief of Joy: Thoughts on Social Media”.…

Healthy Initiative & KLUTCHclub, Sweaty Saturday & Other Fun Stuff

October 9, 2012 at 5:46 am

In Chicago? Know someone (who is a resident of the city of Chicago) who could use a boost to their health and fitness levels but who may not have the resources to do it themselves? Check out Healthy Initiative Chicago and an extra incentive from the folks at KLUTCHclub. KLUTCHclub is partnering with Healthy Initiative Chicago for their 90-Day Personal Challenge. Healthy Initiative Chicago, presented…

Friday Finds: Thyrve is Live, Calorie Conundrum & Some Great Deals!

October 5, 2012 at 5:45 am

I have written about a ton of health and fitness apps, food and exercise trackers and even the quantified self movement. In my opinion, most food tracking apps can be time consuming and hard to keep up with. I read (with great interest) about Thryve a while back. They just launched a new food tracking app that aims to make eating stress-free and tracking meals…

Friday Finds – Truth in (Political) Advertising, Feel Good Links, Freebies & Great Deals!

September 28, 2012 at 7:31 am

Keeping the truth straight during an election cycle is very tricky. Luckily, PureWow found three free new apps that give the facts and skip the spin. – Super PAC App helps you determine who is paying for presidential campaign ads–and why–just by holding your iPhone up to the TV. Using the same sound-recognition technology as Shazam, the Super PAC App will instantly tell you who’s…

Check Out “101 Revolutionary Ways to Be Healthy”

September 27, 2012 at 5:33 am

OK… I came across something that I am a wee bit obsessed with at the moment! I read a post on a health and wellness blog that I like by Pilar Gerasimo. She is the editor of Experience Life magazine and the author of “Being Healthy Is a Revolutionary Act: A Manifesto for Thriving in a Mixed Up World,” a work that provided the philosophical…

Betting or the Quantified Self? Pictures Worth 1,000 Words & Some Fun Deals

September 25, 2012 at 5:46 am

I read about two interesting (and somewhat opposing) ideas this week for accountability for managing weight or meeting fitness goals: social dieting/exercise with a financial incentive or “self-tracking and the Quantified Self Movement.” 1. Apps like DietBet and Gym-Pact enable you to enter weight loss contests with your friends (or strangers) or create financial incentives for meeting fitness goals (and getting payouts from people who…