Archive for the ‘Wellness’ Category

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…

Friday Finds: Crowdfunding, Spa Week(!!) & more!

September 21, 2012 at 7:21 am

I first learned about “crowdfunding” when my friend Steve T from high school was looking for support for his movie project, Riot on the Dance Floor on Kickstarter. I thought it was really cool to be able to be a small investor to support a friend’s dream project. I learned about the competitor site, Indie Go Go, when Michelle was looking to fund her What-If…

Turning the Frown(ing Thoughts) Upside Down

September 20, 2012 at 5:44 am

I did my first 20 mile run for my New York Marathon training last Sunday and around mile 15 I was beset with doubts and negative thoughts. It was far… and harder than I expected.. and maybe I was not in such great shape after all… This week, I came across a(nother) great post from Kristen Armstrong’s Mile Markers on Runners World that talked about…