Daly and Newton via Getty Images
I have a FitBit because it helps me take fewer steps. I got it because I needed to know -- do I spend as much time running around as I say I do? Do I really put in miles and miles just bringing toys back from the living room to the bedrooms? Because it feels like I never, ever stop moving.
Turns out Fitbits can track more than just your fitness.
David Toase via Getty Images
“People, who don’t have healthcare in their lives… what do they have to live for?”
What long-term health benefits would occur if government built $7.5 million in school playgrounds? Or spent $7.5 million cutting waitlists for surgery? Or made sure people had timely access to family physicians? Or improved rural or aboriginal drinking water quality to reduce the dozens of boil water advisories in effect across B.C. right now? Or any of a hundred other ideas.
Biohacking is the practice of changing our biology and physical situation by employing the hacker ethic -- sharing, openness, decentralization, free access, and world improvement. It's the idea that we can be so much more than we are born with if we just added to our bodies and chemistry.
This week is #MensHealthWeek, you'll see it around the social media scene a lot. The idea being that it all culminates on Father's day with men getting motivated to do small things to take care of their health. Your health matters, not your weight. Your activity level matters, not the gym.
venimo via Getty Images
Many industry experts expect the new Apple Watch to bring demand for wearable technology to a new level. It will be interesting to see the level of impact the Apple Watch may have on various industries, including digital marketing.
mikkelwilliam via Getty Images
A new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association says your smartphone is more accurate than those costly wearable fitness trackers. For the study, 14 participants were outfitted with e...
Gawrav Sinha via Getty Images
Despite their growing popularity and a burgeoning market, wearable tracking devices aren't likely to change behavior, according to a report from the University of Pennsylvania. A tremendous gap exists...
Gandhi's passive resistance freed India from British rule in 1947. How Gandhi was able to diplomatically overturn 100+ years of oppression without a war is remarkable. Look a little deeper into Gandhi's story and you'll see three ways that 'Bapu' was a marketing genius.
While the technology is new and undoubtedly useful, there is still an inherent risk in putting your health in the hands of a software developer, no matter how much research and information has gone into the making of the product. With that in mind, here are some tips on how to incorporate a fitness app safely into your life.
I bought a FitBit Zip, which I tend to call my FitBit "Zit" because it protrudes from my body like acne. If you don't know what a FitBit is, it's a small piece of expensive plastic that you clip to your waistband so it can record you how many steps you take on a given day.