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Labor Day Doesn’t Mean The End to Fitness!

Labor Day is usually thought of as the End of Summer Bash!  Everyone tries to get in as much fun and food as they can on this last “Summer Time” holiday.  When most people think of Labor Day activities, they are thinking about heading out to the beach, lake, camp-grounds or back yard family barbeques.  Besides the good food there are also the out-door games like volleyball, badminton, horseshoes and maybe even a water-balloon fight to cool everyone down.  But don’t let the bountiful amounts of food that’s there for the picking spoil all the work you’ve done this summer in keeping yourself fit and healthy.  Remember it’s easy to lose sight of the importance of year-round fitness, when temptations are near, but the fix is really simple.

Here are a few suggestions to keep you on your fitness track before and after the Labor Day Holiday takes place.

Paddle-Boarding: This is one outdoor sport that has caught on big-time.  This is a perfect summer workout that not only challenges the body, but provides you with time to enjoy the water before the chill of autumn makes itself felt. Many parks and beaches offer rentals by the day or by the hour, making it a convenient activity for a large group. All you need is a board and a paddle and you can hit the water.  This is a great form of exercise that helps you with balance and strengthens your core.

Hiking: This is one of the most affordable activities to keep your fitness levels at their peak.  Enjoy the summer by taking a hike in one of the local state parks that offer hiking trails.  Or make a list of hiking trips that you would like to tackle like some of the 1000 ft. plus trails in states like Colorado, Montana and Vermont.  You not just get to keep your physical self in shape but there is nothing like a hike to help relieve the stress of everyday life then leaving it far behind you on the trail. Remember, an hour hike can burn over 350 calories and will challenge and tone your muscles when you’re trekking on an incline.  So, Lace up those hiking boots, strap on a pack and go and hit the trails.

Biking: Taking a bike ride, like hiking, makes use of a lot of the core muscle groups.  A good bike ride which includes inclines can burn off as much as 500 calories an hour.  Always remember to wear reflective clothing and be aware of your surroundings and obey the rules of the road that you share with others.

HIIT Training: Since you are already into fitness, you know that exercising at intense levels (high intensity interval training – HIIT) can take your training and fitness to the next level.  Why not take it outside and create a course of sprint intervals that not only provide you with an intense workout, but you are also getting the benefit of exercising out-doors.  This alone can add a new dimension to your workout routines.  Go ahead, move your routine outside and take advantage of an outdoors workout!

Beach Volleyball: I think I mentioned this earlier.  Beach volleyball is a great summertime activity to enjoy at the beach. Not only is it summer friendly but it will also help maximize your speed and strength. Think of how many times you jump, run, or rotate your body to perform a serve and win the game. According to Livestrong.com , “45 minutes of volleyball burns up to 585 calories, resulting in significant weight loss over an extended period of time. This reduces the risks of hypertension, heart disease and diabetes.” Get ready to have fun with your friends and burn calories in the process!

Swimming: One of the best overall workouts is swimming.  Most people take advantage of fitness clubs that have indoor pools or their local YMCA’s but with the summer comes outdoor swimming. From local lakes and ponds to beach fronts. The summer season is an open invitation to hit the water and have some fun while your body benefits from the workouts.  This summer-favorite pastime is a great way to tone the body, boost your metabolism and burn massive calories; so what’s not to love?

All of the above outdoor activities can be done up until the leaves start to fall and some of the recreational fitness activities like hiking and biking can be done well into the early winter months.  So there is no reason to let these outdoor activities fall by the wayside with the setting of the summer sun.  Keep active and keep yourself fit!

 

Getting Fit with Help from the Harvest of the Season!!

Don’t look now, but we are officially in the month of August. The month most people call the month that ends the summer!

Don’t let the month pass you by without indulging in all the great fruits and vegetables that are now available from if not your own garden, then that of your local growers.  There are many benefits of eating food in its proper season. Think about it: There was a time where people ate the fruits and vegetables available to them, and if you think about it, it seems that there were fewer food intolerances and allergies to deal with back then. In fact, many would say that eating the right kinds of food during the right time of the year and avoiding them at other times is very important to a healthy diet. The line of thinking is that seasonal eating is a way for us to reconnect with food eating patterns as nature originally intended.  Fruits and vegetables consumed in the appropriate season contain natural proteins and sugars and carbs that are essential to your life.  Also keep in mind back about 100 yrs. ago, everything grown was done organically without the use of heavy pesticides and other additives to get enhanced growth.

Today, out-of-season produce that is now available to the consumer requires pesticides, waxes, preservatives and other chemicals in order for them to survive and keep them looking fresh for market. These things naturally compromise the nutritional value of the food itself.   One other perk when eating seasonal foods is you are usually spending a lot less on your purchases, which means eating in season is overall easier on your wallet.

So now that you’ve made the simple decision to eat what’s in season (in August), here are a few garden or farm items that you can take advantage of putting in your shopping basket:

Corn:  Who doesn’t wait all summer long for those ears to ripen and be ready to be picked??
Despite the bad rap that corn gets for being an ingredient in … everything, corn in its most pure form is actually good for you and is currently being harvested this month. It’s a great source of niacin, vitamin C and folic acid. Studies on the benefits of folic acid have shown it to be important in preventing neural-tube birth defects and heart disease.

Zucchini
Zucchini is great because it is low in calories yet incredibly substantive. It is also high in vitamins A, C and K and potassium. It’s also incredibly versatile and can be used in pancakes, lasagna or even as a healthy alternative to fries. Or you can go the simple route and grill some up with tomatoes and black beans for a delicious, vegetarian skillet meal.  And there are several recipes out there for a zucchini soup that not only tastes great but can be frozen so that you can enjoy not only the taste but its helpful nutrients long after the snow is on the ground!

See below for the simple directions and ingredients to make this soup from this plentiful crop:

Ingredients

Makes 8 servings – 133 cals per bowl

2 tablespoons margarine

2 onions, chopped (Vidalia onions should be plentiful right now!)

2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced

8 zucchinis, chopped

¼ teaspoon fresh thyme

¼ teaspoon fresh rosemary

½ teaspoon fresh basil

¼ teaspoon ground white pepper

4 cups of chicken broth

1 cup whole milk

¼ cup dry potato flakes

1 tablespoon soy sauce

4 tablespoons of chopped dill weed

Directions Cooking time, appox. 35 mins.

In a large frying pan, melt butter or margarine; add onion and sauté until translucent. Add diced potato, zucchini, thyme, rosemary, basil, and white pepper, and cook for 5 minutes.

In a medium-sized cooking pot, add broth and bring to boil. Add zucchini/potato mixture; reduce heat and simmer about 15 minutes.

When cooked, puree in food processor or blender in batches. Return to cooking pot, add milk and bring just to boil, but do not boil. Add instant mashed potato flakes and soy sauce and stir well. Adjust seasonings to taste. Garnish with dill weed. Soup may be served hot or chilled.

Make it, eat it, savor it and if any is left freeze it for that cold day in December – January.

 

Yellow summer squash
Like its relative, zucchini, yellow summer squash is a good source of vitamins C and K and potassium, without many calories. It is also a good source of fiber. You can grill this veggie as well, but it also makes for a good pizza topping or soup.

Blackberries

Are loaded with antioxidants and fiber. Blackberries have also been shown to be helpful in slowing cognitive decline, protecting the heart and lowering blood pressure. They are also an excellent source of vitamins C and K and manganese.

Cantaloupes:

Nothing says summer then the taste of a juicy, cold slice of cantaloupe! The bright orange color is a dead giveaway that this fruit is overflowing with the antioxidant beta-carotene. One cup contains over 100 percent of your recommended daily dose of vitamin C. (It’s also one of the Top 50 Summer Diet Foods for Weight Loss.)

Shopping tip: Choose melons that are round and firm, and heavy for their size. Give them a whiff—sweet smelling melons are ready for you to munch!

 

Eggplant

This member of the nightshade family grows on vines (like tomatoes) and comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Purple, white, and black are some of the more popular hues you’ll find at the market.

Fun fact: The flavor of an eggplant depends on its gender. Male eggplant have fewer seeds and are sweeter compared to female eggplant, which tend to be more-bitter. To tell which gender your eggplant is, check the bottom. A male eggplant has a shallow, round indentation, while a female eggplant has a deep indentation shaped like a dash. This is typically regarded as a “Brain Food” Thanks to nasunin, an antioxidant in eggplant peels that helps protect brain cells, and a host of other vitamins and minerals, this wholesome veggie is an ideal brain food. And since it’s also low in calories and carbs, eggplant makes the perfect base for a variety of delicious entrees, side dishes, and snacks.

Garlic:

Probably one of the most highly prized ingredient for flavoring everything from stews to sauces to both Mexican salsas and chilies and regular dips for entertaining. This breathy veggie is the cousin of leeks, shallots, onions, and chives. Garlic is a perfect way to add tremendous flavor to dishes, for few calories too. One clove contains close to five calories, several B-vitamins, and calcium. Garlic also contains the phytochemical allicin, shown to have antibacterial properties.  Garlic is the one harvested crop that will be found in more kitchens.

 

The above are just a few of the many items of the bountiful harvest available during the month of August.  Be sure to visit your local farmers market and take advantage of what is fresh and good for you. Remember your body performs better when you stoke it full of the right fuels.  Happy Harvesting!

Here are 7 Reasons You Should Walk at Work

WalkingToWorkWhile working is something that majority of Americans have to do in order to survive, sitting all day can be a killer. Sure, sometimes you don’t feel like getting up and want to send your assistant to get your coffee, but getting up and getting it yourself is really more beneficial to you and your own personal health. Getting up and moving while at work allows you to stretch your bones, and freshen up a little bit. Here are 7 Reasons You Should Walk at Work:

Stress Reliever
Walking is a great time to relax and take a moment for yourself. You can use this time to listen to your playlist, and removing any stress or negative feelings from the day. Now you’re relieved, and doing something positive for your health at the same time. Strap on your Mio Fuse Heart Rate Training and Activity Monitor (Aqua/Black) and see how many steps you can take.

Save Money
When lunch time rolls around, leave the car in the parking lot, and walk to go pick up your lunch. This will allow you time to exercise, while saving on gas simultaneously. Pick up a Pedusa PE-771 Tri-Axis Multi-Function Pocket Pedometer w/ Belt Clip Holster and check out how many steps there are to your favorite restaurant and back. TIP: If you really want to start seeing more savings, leave the car home some days.

Find Something New in the Area
There’s always something new going on or being built, giving you something new to see. This is especially true if you live in a bigger city. During your next break, take a stroll and see something new. Perhaps it’ll be a new store that you want to shop at, or a mom and pops diner that you hadn’t noticed before. Get out there and explore.

It Helps You Live Longer
There are many different benefits to walking. One of the greatest benefits is that walking can help you live a longer life. Studies have shown that people who speed walk at 2.25 mph or more live a longer life than those who walk more slowly, sharing the same sex and age.

It Gives You An Excuse To Enjoy The Weather
Get outside and take in the beautiful weather. If you’re looking to get a tan, walking is a perfect excuse to get outside. These days, you’re not too sure how many nice days you’re going to get, so take full advantage when they’re present. Get out of the lunch room and get out into some sun.

Socialize
While being at work, you usually build friendships and relationships with co-workers. However, if you’re a good worker, you don’t really get much chat time because you’re busy with your day. Getting up and walking around, when permitted, allows you time to stretch your legs and socialize with other co-workers. Your Polar A300 Fitness and Activity Monitor will be a great tool in telling you when it’s time to get up and move.

Help the Environment
Walking more and leaving the car at home is a great way to not only improve your own physical health, but the health of our planet as well. If you’re within a short distance, try walking or cycling with your Polar RCX3 BASIC Heart Rate Monitor Black. If you have to drive due to distance, there are still other ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Try using public transportation or carpooling instead.

Now you have many reasons to get up and move. Who knows, walking around may actually get you employee of the month, as studies have shown that work performance can be improved by between 4% and 15% when people engage in physical activity on a regular basis.

Let Freedom Ring

Saturday, July 4th, 2015 will make 239 Years since the Declaration of Independence has been signed, declaring the United States of America a free country. One on the main reason HeartRateMonitorsUSALet Freedom Ring loves this holiday is what it represents. This is what draws many people to the United States.

While going into the holiday weekend, remember that many people battled in the Revolutionary War that awards us the many freedoms we are allowed to have today. It is this reason we stand behind and support Americans, even if we do not agree with their decisions. Recently we had a dialogue on one of our social media sites because we showed support of marriage equality. While we never specifically stated whether we agreed or even disagreed with LGBT Marriage, we will always support the right for basic human freedoms.

While it was argued to us that we should not take a stand on social issues, we feel a bit different. We feel our brothers and sisters would like to know what we think, how we feel, and where we stand on issues that are important to them. We also feel that staying silent on many issues could leave many feeling like they’re alone. According to an article published in The Guardian, we’re not the only people who feel this way. It seems 2015 is the year for Brands to take a stand. After all, the old saying is “Stand for nothing, or fall for anything.”

While we support marriage equality, we also support our troops, free speech, the right to bear arms, your right to be healthy, and even your right to be unhealthy. However, we will not support your decision to be unhealthy, so browse our Fitness Monitors, and treat yourself to the right to be physically fit. While we understand that many people will not agree with our position, we hope that many others find it in their hearts to embrace the diversity that USA has to offer. It is because of freedom that we have such diversity.

When going into the 4th of July, look at your family and friends and see how different everyone is. Really pay attention to what makes everyone an individual. Now take into consideration that America has approximately 318.9 Million free individuals. We’re all going to be different in many ways, but that’s what makes us unique as a country. Let’s love one another, support each other, and have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!

Here are 5 Things You Need for the 4th of July

Here are 5 Things You Need for the 4th of JulyFather’s Day has passed, and Independence Day is quickly approaching. There are many people getting their final plans together, doing last minute shopping, fixing the yard up for the annual bbq and arranging travel plans. After all, the 4th of July is usually an exciting holiday, and you want it to be even better than the previous year. We get it! We want you to have the best 4th of July as you possibly can. Because of this, I wanted to point out a few things you may have forgotten. Here are 5 Things You Need for the 4th of July:

Oregon Scientific AW133 Grill Right Bluetooth BBQ Thermometer
Family and friends will be over, and that grill is already going. However, it’s already hot outside. What’s the point in standing directly over the hot flames waiting for your food to be prepared? Pick up an Oregon Scientific AW133 Grill Right Bluetooth BBQ Thermometer. The Oregon Scientific AW133 Grill Right Bluetooth BBQ Thermometer allows you to program your choice of cooking modes on the user-friendly app on your compatible smart device, and it will notify you on your phone once your food has reached its desired temperature. This makes grilling much easier, and frees up your time to enjoy your guests more.

Aquabot By Lunatec
July usually brings the heat with it. While sitting out in the sun, waiting on the next hot dog to come off of the grill, why not cool yourself down a little bit. The Aquabot makes your water bottle spray 25-feet and has shower, stream and mist spray patterns. This is perfect for having impromptu water fights on those really hot days. Now go blast someone and get the war started!

Garmin Vivosmart Activity Tracker Plus Smart Notifications
Planning and prepping for the entire family to come over can be very time consuming, and can easily throw you off of your workout routine. However, chances are you’re still getting a workout between cooking, cleaning, bringing out new drinks for the cooler, lifting bags of ice, and more. Because this is an accidental workout, I suggest strapping on a Garmin Vivosmart Activity Tracker Plus Smart Notifications (Blue) and compare your accidental workout to your planned routine.

GoPro Hero4 Silver Edition HD Action Camera with 32GB Ultra Memory Card
We all know that the best moments are usually caught unexpectedly, which is why I suggest having a GoPro Hero4 Silver Edition HD Action Camera with 32GB Ultra Memory Card on hand during the festivities. Mount it onto a wandering dog to pick up random footage, or put it on a camera stand and capture as many memories as possible. You can even send the footage to the family as a keepsake, to remind them of the good times you all shared together.

H2FidO Bottle and Bowls Hydration System for Dogs
Of course, we can’t forget about the pups. Usually, during my bbq’s my girls are out in the yard roaming among the visitors. Because they’re out in the sun as well, their hydration is very important. The H2FidO Bottle and Bowls Hydration System for Dogs are a BPA-Free lightweight, reusable portable hydration system for dogs. It makes it really easy to give them water, without having to pack up their indoor bowls and bring them outdoors.

Now that you’re all prepared for the fourth, get out there and enjoy your independence and freedom. Food, family, fun, and fitness should be your main goals for this day. Happy 4th of July!

Here’s is Your Father’s Day Lazy Man’s Fitness Guide

Here's is Your Father's Day Lazy Man's Fitness GuideSunday, June 21, 2015, is Father’s Day. While many of you have plans and adventures scheduled throughout the day, there are many others who plan on being just being lazy. It’ll just be another day to kick back and put your feet up and enjoy. While this may sound pleasing, your body may be telling you a different story. This is especially true if these “lazy days” are way too frequent. If you’re a self-proclaimed lazy individual, a good idea would be to look into fun ways to be fit or even discover “Lazy Ways To Fitness”. Because it’s Father’s Day, we’re going to do the work for you, that way it’s one less finger you have to lift. Here’s is Your Father’s Day Lazy Man’s Fitness Guide:

Exercise While Watching TV
It’s Father’s Day! Of course there will be many of you sitting back, with your feet up, watching Sports Center, just relaxing the day away. Rather than sit on the chair, replace it with a fitness ball. Maybe not for the entire day, but try 10-15 minutes, or switch from the chair to the fitness ball during commercial breaks. Using a fitness ball will strengthen your core and give you better balance. The beautiful part is you won’t even feel like you’re working out.

Get Out and Play
How often do you really get a chance to get out to play and have fun? Call up a few friends and plan a Sunday Father’s Day Game. This can even be made into a family affair. While all fathers and sons are on the field, wives and daughters can be cheerleaders and even help get water or snacks. While you’re getting a great cardio and strength training on the field, you can also burn up to 800 calories per hour. If you’re really into fitness, strap on your Fitbit Charge Wireless Activity Monitor during the game, and really see what you did out on the field. Don’t feel too bad for the girls. Cheering and jumping up and down will surely give them their daily workout too.

Take a Romantic Stroll
After you’ve made all of your rounds, and thanked everyone for the Happy Father’s Day wishes, it’s time for you to take a moment to yourself and your wife or partner. After supper is served, and the dishes are cleaned, take a romantic stroll with your better half. At this point today, many of us are well aware of the benefits and advantages there are to walking. However, this walk is different. It doesn’t even feel like exercise. You’re walking in the summer air, hand in hand, without a care in the world. Do this for 20 minutes, and you can easily burn up to 100 calories from that Father’s Day Dinner. Just for fun, grab a Garmin Vivosmart Activity Tracker Plus Smart Notifications and see how many steps you take.

Walk When You Talk
If you’re anything like me, you cannot stay still when you’re on the telephone. I literally walk around anything from the kitchen or dining room table, to the living room chair or up and down the hallway. Whatever the reason is, I just have to pace while I am on the telephone. On Father’s Day, I’m sure you’ll be receiving an abundance of phone calls from various family members and friends. During each of these calls, just pace a little while you are on the telephone. This is a great way to accidentally exercise, as pacing can burn approximately 90 calories per hour. Yes, those phone calls do add up. You should also try leaving your cell phone across the room. Because we live in an age where many people may text Happy Father’s Day, this will force you to get up and walk across the room to retrieve your phone.

Drink Water
The easiest thing you can do for yourself and your health on Father’s Day isn’t even an exercise. Drink plenty of water. Studies have shown that individuals who consumed two glasses of water before each meal lost more than 4.5 pounds over the course of 3 months. The consumption of water helps you to feel fuller, which has you to consuming fewer calories at a meal. Pick up an Eco Vessel AQUA 24oz Insulated Filtration Water Bottle and keep your water handy. This BPA Free water bottle will keep your water cold up to 36 hours.

Now you have a reason to get off of your butt for Father’s Day, while still enjoying the activities at hand. Don’t be afraid to make changes to these activities. If you’re more of a basketball family than football, a 3 on 3 or a full court 5 on 5 is also a fantastic workout. Chances are you won’t even feel like you’ve had a workout. Happy Healthy Father’s Day!

Here are 10 Fun Ways to Burn Those Calories

Here are 10 Fun Ways to Burn Those CaloriesGetting into top physical shape can be a daunting task for many people. It just seems like they can’t find the best way to burn off those calories, and everything seems like a chore. When you think of physical fitness, the last thing you want is to make your exercise routine seem like hard work. Fitness should be looked at, not only as being fun but also as being an investment in your health and longevity. Here are 10 Fun Ways to Burn Those Calories:

Just Dance
Dancing is an excellent calorie burner. Invite some friends over and cut a rug. Getting up and doing a few fun moves for just 40 minutes has the ability to burn 100 calories, and possibly more. Strap on your Polar A300 Activity & Sleep Tracker and see how many you can burn.

Give Your House a Makeover
It is now bbq season, which is a great reason to makeover your home. Before you call your friends over for that cookout, freshen up your home’s exterior with a new coat of paint. Do it yourself and save not only money but also get a workout. By putting on that new coat of paint yourself, you can burn off over 200 calories per hour. Call up a few friends and have a paint party. You can grill them a thank you lunch while you’re painting, and be notified when your food is ready on your smart phone, if your using your Oregon Scientific AW133 Grill Right Bluetooth BBQ Thermometer.

Go to the Supermarket
Going food shopping is a workout, even if you don’t realize it. Spending just 45 minutes shopping can burn over 115 calories. You’ll burn another 40 calories carrying your bags into your home and up the stairs, and yet another 40 putting them away. Who knew food shopping could be so physical?

Work on the Garden
Simply uprooting weeds for 25 minutes can burn more than 125 calories. If you decide to plant new plants, this can burn another 75 calories. Combine that with watering the garden, carrying the trash away, squatting down and standing up and you’ll learn that gardening is a calorie killer. If you’re growing vegetables in your garden, you’re putting yourself in an even healthier position. Physical fitness and organic eating is always a good thing.

Shop till You Drop
Grab your Garmin vivofit 2 Fitness Activity and Sleep Tracker and hit the mall for a little shopping. Walking from store to store is exercise alone, but did you know that you also burn 11 calories for each outfit you try on? Track you steps and burn those calories. If you have to shop your way to fitness, I am all for it.

Wash Your Car
Washing and waxing your car can burn 204 calories in 40 minutes. Partner that with cleaning out the inside of the car as well, and you’ll see those calories burning faster. Now your car is shining, and you have quite a few reasons to feel better about yourself.

Cycling
Grab a few friends and go bike riding for 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your fitness level. Just 30 minutes of casual cycling can burn over 100 calories from a person weighing approximately 150 pounds. Strap on your Polar RCX3 BIKE Heart Rate Monitor Black and track your progress.

Swimming
Who really doesn’t like to take a dip? Not only is it fun, it’s a great way to physical fitness, and an excellent cardio workout. Just 15 minutes of swimming at a moderate intensity can burn approximately 100 calories.

Water Skiing
Water skiing is not only fun and super cool, but it’s also a great way to burn calories. While it is fun, you can burn over 100 calories by taking 20 minutes out of your day to have fun. Be careful not to fall off, although swimming would still give you a workout.

Mini Golf
Had I known that mini golfing burned as many calories as it does, I would have probably started doing this a long time ago. While you’re having fun with friends and family, you’re also burning well over 100 calories in a simple one hour game. Chances are you wouldn’t even realize it. You know they say time flies when you’re having fun.

Go ride a bike, or paint a wall. Perhaps you’d rather go swimming or water ski. It doesn’t matter which method you choose, as long as healthy is the destination. Burn those calories and enjoy a new you. Happy Fitness!

Here are 8 Gadgets That Will Get You Outside and Moving

8 Gadgets That Will Get You Outside and MovingThe beautiful weather has completely made its presence known. Now is the time to get outside and do as many outdoor activities as you possibly can. After all, who wants to be stuck in the house all summer? There are plenty different events, concerts, sports and activities that will get you outdoors. If that’s not motivation enough, try purchasing different gadgets that will get you up and outside. Here are 8 Gadgets That Will Get You Outside and Moving:

TomTom Golfer GPS Golf Watch (Grey/Green)
The TomTom Golfer GPS Golf Watch allows you to see the precise yardage to hazards, lay-ups, and greens. Know the best way onto the green with unique graphics, and receive course updates wirelessly from your smartphone. Know every inch of the course with the TomTom Golfer GPS Watch. What’s more? The TomTom Golfer GPS Golf Watch is also weather and waterproof, allowing you to play in any weather.

Oregon Scientific AW133 Grill Right Bluetooth BBQ Thermometer
The summer bbq’s are in full effect. However, none of them would be complete without the use of the Oregon Scientific AW133 Grill Right Bluetooth BBQ Thermometer. The Oregon Scientific AW133 Grill Right Bluetooth BBQ Thermometer will alert you via your smartphone when the meat is cooked to your customizable perfect temperature. You simply program your choice of cooking modes on the user-friendly app on your compatible smart device. Note : Bluetooth 4.0 is required for connectivity.

Action Cameras
Action Cameras should definitely be enough to get you up and out of the house. Since you never know what you’re going to see, a great idea is to leave the camera rolling and browse your neighborhood. It’s very possible for you to catch really exciting footage. These are also a hit at family gatherings or vacations, the beach, and more. HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com offers both GoPro and Garmin VIRB HD Action Cameras, which are both top of the line.

Oregon Scientific WMR86 Backyard Pro Wireless Weather Station
The perfect addition to your home, this wireless weather station offers robust data at a reasonable price. At a glance, you’ll see the iconic weather forecast, Atomic time, wind speed & direction, indoor & outdoor temperature & humidity, barometric pressure with bar graph, and rainfall reading with bar graph. An integrated wireless wind sensor tower has separate wireless sensors for rainfall, temperature and humidity for easier setup.

Runner’s Belts
If you’re an individual who doesn’t run as often as you should because you’re always misplacing items, help has arrived. Runner’s Belts straps comfortably around your waist, and keeps all of your personal belongings right where they should be… Which is with you! Smart phones, keys, cash, and credit cards are just a few items that can be held inside of your runner’s belt. Check our full inventory and choose from options like Double or Single Pockets, and several color options.

Red Ledge Unisex Rain Jackets
Waterproof and durable, the Red Ledge Thunderlight Jacket is a good option for budget-conscious hikers and backpackers seeking reliable protection from wet or windy weather at an affordable price. Very lightweight, the Thunderlight Jacket uses a rip-stop nylon shell and offers protection from rain and wind using Red Ledge’s T-Core polyurethane coating.

Garmin Monterra GPS Navigator with US Topo Maps
The Garmin Monterra is a full-featured Wi-Fi enabled GPS navigator that combines powerful mapping with the versatility of Android. Get Android apps for Monterra on Google Play, including Peak Finder, Star Constellation charts and Ballistic Calculator. Or access professional apps such as construction estimators and ArcGIS to extend your office to the field. The rugged and durable Monterra has the power and flexibility to go anywhere.

Timex Ironman Run x50+ Smart Activity Monitor with Heart Rate (Black/Lime)
We love fitness apps too, but it’s hard to see your progress with your smartphone strapped to your arm. Wouldn’t it be nice to stream all that great info to your wrist? We thought so. And we even added music controls and text alerts. You don’t have to be running to appreciate getting your calls and texts on your wrist. Vibration alerts tell you if you’ve got a call, text, email, or notification. Our app works with most smartphones with blue tooth 4.0. You can set the watch, upload your workout data, and even find your watch. Android: 4.4.2 KitKat or higher, Bluetooth Smart compatible or iOS: iOS 8.0.2 or higher, Bluetooth Smart compatibilities are required.

Now you have a few reasons to get outside and enjoy some sun! As always, remember that proper hydration is always required. This is especially true when staying out in the sun for extended periods of time. Grab one of our BPA Free Water Bottles to stay properly hydrated.

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Don't Miss Your Chance at Winning $200 Gift Certificate!From the best reporting pedometers like the Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer that keeps you on the right track of meeting your fitness goals. Along with the wide selection of Heart Rate Monitors, like the Mio Alpha 2 Heart Rate Sport Watch. HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com strives to provide you with the latest in health related products available on the market at a great price.

Since we constantly promote our products via internet marketing, we have found, like anything else, word of mouth seems to get the best results. With an eCommerce based website, the ‘Word of Mouth” we look for is “Product Reviews!” We are always happy when one of our customers take the time to rate our products on their performance and also with the interaction they have with our store and staff in placing an on-line order. That is why we have for the first time, created a contest that will reward you, our customer when you place a product review in our store. We appreciate your helping us to spread the word about our great line of health related products, because we believe we have the best product offerings and at the best price.

See our Contest information below. But don’t wait, this contest ends on May 31st. with the winner being announced on June 1st.

Only a FEW Days Left!!! Till our “Reviews Contest” is History!!!
Don’t miss out on the chance to win a fast $200.00 Gift Card from HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com!

To enter, simply visit the product page of any item you have purchased and click on “write a review.
Once the reviews are entered, we will randomly be selecting one person, who submitted a review from 5/19/15 thru 5/31/15. The winner will be selected on June 1st and notified that they have won the $200.00

Don’t let this chance for easy money pass you by. Take advantage of this great offer and cash in on the products you want to buy from our store but have been waiting for a super deal like this!

Memorial Day Kicks off the Summer Season

Memorial Day is almost upon us and that means “Summer” season is kicking off. Summer time means vacation time! But don’t let going on vacation put a stop to your physical conditioning routines. Where ever your travels take you, from the beaches on either coast, to exploring our countries national parks and monuments you can always fit your daily exercise routines into your daily vacation planner.

omron-hj-203-pedometer-with-activity-tracker-23No matter where you go on vacation you can count on walking being a big part of it. Make sure you pack your Omron HJ-203 Pocket Pedometer with Activity Tracker with you so that you can measure not only how many steps you have walked, while you are taking in the sights but also how many calories you have burned doing it. This way you can feel better about yourself when you have that hot dog while you take in the sites. One hot dog is equal to about 150 calories, which would take about 30 minutes of walking at a pace of 3-4 mi. per hour to burn off.

Enjoying the night life while on vacation can actually aid you in keeping yourself in great physical shape. When your visiting those “Must See” points of interest on your vacationing itinerary, or visiting the areas beach front night spots, let yourself get caught up in the moment and hit the dance floor and show off your favorite moves.

fitbit-charge-activity-wristband-with-heart-rate-3.gifThis is a great way to get your body moving while you’re having fun burning off those extra calories you just consumed by having your favorite cocktail. 30 minutes of active dancing will take care of that one drink. You can find out how much you’ve burned up by glancing at your Fitbit Charge Activity monitor. This way you won’t need to dance the night away,,, that is, unless you want to.

So enjoy this Memorial Day Holiday weekend and get yourself geared up for this year’s Sumer Vacation Season!