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Hey, I’m Workin Here…

Hey, I’m Workin Here…

Evidently, I am loud. I had not thought about it before, but I received some feedback today that made me realize that I am on the louder side when I engage in recreational activities. A case in point occurred today when I was completing a streaming spin class on my balcony. I was on my bike, peddling away and having a grand time. I was working super hard and looking like I had just stepped out of a swimming pool….

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Cadence with the Scosche Rhythm 24 Armband

Cadence with the Scosche Rhythm 24 Armband

I was unsuccessful in using the cadence sensor included in the Scosche Rhythm 24 armband with the Peloton App.  The values the Peloton App displayed were ridiculously out of the realm of reality.  It estimated my RPMs between 100,000 and 1 million per minute.  The heart rate sensor was spot on, but the cadence values were useless. Today, I used the Scosche Rhythm 24 armband with iCardio by Fitdigits.  I was projecting a Peloton spin class through my laptop onto…

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Heart Rate in the Peloton App and a Scosche Rhythm 24 Armband

Heart Rate in the Peloton App and a Scosche Rhythm 24 Armband

When I travel and the hotel gym has a Peloton Bike, I take a spin class or two.  I love a good spin ride and enjoy the Peloton bike and classes.  I was delighted to see an ad several weeks ago regarding the Peloton App.  It had a 30-day free trial, so I gave it a shot using the basic spin bikes in our office gym.  The app worked great, and the classes were challenging and fun.  I was hooked…

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Fitness Trackers – Healthy Helpers or Enablers of Unhealthy Behaviors

Fitness Trackers – Healthy Helpers or Enablers of Unhealthy Behaviors

I have a concern that fitness trackers are not delivering on the promise of a healthier life through awareness and gamification but instead have become a new status symbol and justification for our unhealthy behaviors. For example, a study demonstrated that making progress on a health-related goal made people more inclined to engage in dietary indulgences (Fishbach and Dhar 2005).  It is the idea that by walking 10,000 steps, we have earned that extra “little” treat. We go down this…

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