The beginning is the most important part of the work. -Plato
Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.' -Alfred Lord Tennyson
This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change. -Taylor Swift
This bright new year is given me to live each day with zest, to daily grow and try to be my highest and my best. -William Arthur Ward
Be always at war with your vices, at peach with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. -Benjamin Franklin
SPORTea® is a tea blend made up of premium black and green teas, ginseng, ginger, electrolytes and Vitamin C.
Created in Colorado by a herbalist looking to make a delicious and healthy active lifestyle drink, SPORTea®’s following and dedicated drinkers are passionate about this special product… For good reason as it was named "Colorado's Best"
After trying out SPORTea® as a hot beverage, I’m sold. Not only is this an extremely tasty and refreshing beverage, the health benefits extend beyond hydration as the ginseng, ginger and black/green tea blends may provide a heavy dose of other benefits as well:
SPORTea® Review: My experience
I started drinking it halfway through my workday and let me say, this is one refreshing beverage. It has a light, smooth and semi-sweet flavor that they describe as "bold CitrusSweet with a zip." I felt no need to add sugar or honey as the drink was pleasant tasting by itself I'd say it took about 15 minutes or so to feel any kind of energetic effect. I noticed my mood soon changed for the better and I no longer was experiencing the fatigue I had before. This stuff really does have a pretty potent effect on your energy levels!
SPORTea® Review: Conclusion
Personally, I love this drink as a hot beverage as it warms you from the inside out without the dehydration of caffeinated black teas or coffee.
The main upsides of SPORTea® compared to other sports beverages and teas is that it keeps you going throughout the day with zero jitters or worry of calories from sugar.
To purchase SPORTea®, visit SPORTea®’s Amazon page here.
If you don’t believe me, read the reviews on Amazon – this product has an amazingly loyal following for good reason. There are people on there who have been drinking this awesome tea for over 15 years!
One of the great perks of being a chiropractor is the constant patient interaction and interesting communication with a wide variety of individuals. Over the years I've learned quite a bit about watches both from patients and my own experience. Here's a list of some of the best made and reliable wristwatches for active people who just want their timepieces to keep on ticking.
Casio G-Shock - The Indestructible Digital Watch
Seiko SKX Series - The Beater Dive Watch
Luminox Navy Seal - The Special Forces Military Watch
Omega Speedmaster Professional - The Moonwatch
Rolex Explorer II - The Luxury Expedition Watch
Fitness Trackers Revisited for 2016
A few months ago I wrote a blog article about fitness trackers. This was a fairly comprehensive study that took a few months to complete. I was looking for the perfect activity tracker which would accurately track my daily fitness levels, while at the same time being convenient to wear on a regular basis. This proved harder than I thought.
5.) The Mio Fuse had rave reviews on its ability to track heart rate better than any other wrist worn heart rate monitor. The bad part was the bulkiness, lack of sleep tracking and a horribly boring phone app.
4.) The Garmin Forerunner 225 seemed like the the perfect mix of heart rate, GPS and activity tracking all in one. It ended up being uncomfortably large and a little out of my budget to hold onto.
3.) The Misfit Shine 2 is very slim and the most comfortable out of the bunch. It has a beautiful app which gives you the ability to choose what specific activity you're about to do before you start tracking it. The tracker also allows you to wear it on your belt, in a pocket or even on your ankle. The not so great part is that the tracker fell out of the wristband on more than one occasion and was almost lost.
2.) Fitbit's Charge HR is great in just about every category. It tracks all activities while constantly monitoring your heart rate. Its app is well designed and allows for easy fitness challenges with friends. However, having to take it off to shower or swim since its not waterproof bothered me.
1.) And the best fitness tracker of 2016 is the Garmin Vivosmart HR! It's waterproof, tracks all activities and has a pretty nice app. The profile is slimmer than the Fitbit Charge HR but sticks out a little bit more on the wrist. To me, it feels more like a rubber bracelet rather than a watch and I liked this. Its harder to find friends on Garmin's network and this was the one downside for me.
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Garmin Vivosmart HR
Rated 4.5/5 based on 2 customer reviews
$149.00 In stockProduct description: Top of the line activity tracker from Garmin. Keeps track of steps, sleep, heart rate and calories burned. Customer reviews:
Best Activity Tracker of 2016! - by Thomas Pellatt, DC, December 21, 2015...
4.5/ 5starsIt's waterproof, tracks all activities and has a pretty nice app. The profile is slimmer than the Fitbit Charge HR but sticks out a little bit more on the wrist. To me, it feels more like a rubber bracelet rather than a watch and I liked this. Its harder to find friends on Garmin's network and this was the one downside for me.
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