Fitness Technology & Wearables

Sam started her blog with the intention of sharing ideas and tips to make the most of activity tracking devices. This led her to freelance content writing assignments about consumer fitness technology, wearables, and activity trackers. In addition to the bylined work featured here, she also ghostwrote content for clients.

ASMR: Is Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response the Key to Stress Relief?

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) became an underground "cult" mindfulness technique. Practitioners report feelings of blissful relaxation, meditation-like states, and flow. Some who suffer from chronic pain, anxiety, and depression find it an effective technique to relieve their condition.

Some people report experiencing a tingling sensation across the scalp and back of the neck in response to specific audio and visual stimuli. Often they associate this sensation wit

Seven Tips To Increase NEAT Activity For Bloggers

Sitting too much is bad for you! Regular exercise is good, but recent studies indicate it may not be enough to solve the health problems associated with a sedentary lifestyle (meaning a lifestyle that is sedentary outside of planned workouts). The good news is with a little effort and creativity you can help counter-act that with a little N.E.A.T Activity!

Getting enough activity is a unique challenge that bloggers, designers, and other writers face.

Three Surprising Uses for Heart Rate Variability

Many racehorses are high-earning elite athletes. Like human pro athletes, they have an entourage of trainers, coaches, and therapists. Unlike human athletes, they can't tell their coach when they feel pain or fatigue. Horse trainers rely on body language and any objective information they can get.

Over the years, some use baseline heart rate variability (HRV) measurements to track the horse's recovery time and scheduled rest or active recovery days accordingly. Scientific research indicates that horses' HRV readings vary day to day in response to illness, workouts, and emotional stress.

How To Get Started With Your New Fitbit

Your new Fitbit is a fun and powerful motivator. It can coach you to increase your activity level, to eat right, or to get enough sleep. While many people love their Fitbit activity trackers, some get frustrated as they do not know how to make the best use of it.

While Fitbit’s interface is fairly intuitive, there is always a learning curve. As a long time Fitbit user, I want to share a few tips to help you get started.

Most likely, you chose your Fitbit to help you on your journey to a health

How Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Apps Aid Workout Recovery

Activity trackers, heart rate monitors, and other gadgets track our activity and the intensity of our workouts. What about our workout and stress recovery? Tracking Heart Rate Variability (HRV) offers insight into your workout and stress recovery. Some use devices to track HRV, but you can also use a smartphone app and certain heart rate monitor straps.

I’ve used an HRV app to help track workout recovery and I am impressed with the results.

Benefits of Kettlebell Training

Kettlebell training combines benefits of weightlifting​, calisthenics, and circuit training. This training method offers an efficient combination of strength training and cardiovascular exercise.

Kettlebell training is a low impact yet vigorous workout. According to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), kettlebell training is a strength training workout that also has aerobic benefits—a perfect combination for anyone wanting to take their health more seriously.

Swimming: Take a Dip in the Fountain of Youth and Other Benefits

Swimming is a classic recreational and aerobic activity. Did you know that a regular swimming practice might also help keep you younger and relieve stress?

This post is not intended to substitute for medical or professional advice. We just wanted to highlight some often overlooked and surprising benefits to swimming.

Swimming positively affects several metrics tracked by your Biostrap! In addition, your Bootstrap's Activity Classification system is already set up to track your swimming workout