Garmin
vivofit Fitness Band The Biggest Loser Edition

Fitness Band That Moves at the Pace of Your Life

  • Learns your activity level and assigns a personalized daily goal
  • Displays steps, calories, distance; monitors sleep
  • Pairs with heart rate monitor¹ for fitness activities
  • 1+ year battery life; water-resistant²
  • Save, plan and share progress at Garmin Connect™

You already know the active steps you take now can improve your overall wellness today, tomorrow and well into your future. And while it seems simple to get out of that chair more often and move, making it stick is another matter. That’s where vívofit can turn good intentions into lifelong habits. It’s the only fitness band that greets you with a personalized daily goal, tracks your progress and reminds you when it’s time to move.

Personalized Daily Goals

vívofit learns your current activity level, then assigns an attainable daily goal. As you meet your milestones, vívofit will adjust your goal for the next day, gradually nudging you toward a healthier lifestyle. At Garmin Connect™, our free online fitness community, you can earn virtual badges and view your progress.

Tells Time and “Time to Move”

Research shows prolonged periods of inactivity such as sitting at a desk decreases your body’s production of fat-burning enzymes. You can reverse that effect by taking frequent, short walk breaks throughout your day. And while you might lose track of time and forget to move, vívofit knows. A red move bar appears on the display after 1 hour of inactivity and builds when you’ve been sitting too long. Just walk for a couple of minutes to reset the move bar.

Keep Moving

When you’re ready to take the next steps toward better health, vívofit has additional features to keep you motivated. Use a heart rate monitor¹ with vívofit to record your heart rate and zone data and get more accurate calorie burn information for any fitness activity, such as a run or a cardio class at the gym. At Garmin Connect, you can join online challenges with other vívofit users or start your own competition with friends to compete for virtual badges and bragging rights.

Always On

vívofit follows your progress 24/7, and it can stay on for more than a year without a battery change. Set the sleep mode when you go to bed and vívofit will monitor your rest. At Garmin Connect, you can see your total sleep hours as well as periods of movement and restful sleep. The vívofit band is water-resistant², so you can shower or get caught in the rain, worry-free.

Get Connected

With the touch of one button, you can wirelessly sync vívofit with Garmin Connect to see a complete picture of your progress, join online challenges and earn virtual badges for extra motivation. You can access our free online community from your computer or on your compatible mobile device³ with the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app.

¹Included with some models, sold separately on others.

²Water-resistant (50 meters).

³Includes Bluetooth® Smart Ready phones; contact your provider to verify if your phone is compatible. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

The Biggest Loser Heart Rate Monitor Wins: SEO Drafting

The Biggest Loser TV Show recently ran a segment that showcased one of their sponsor’s product that looked like a heart rate monitor. I was in the market for a heart rate monitor and was searching around the Web and discovered this Biggest Loser diet story. I did a search on “biggest loser heart rate monitor” and saw that an article from Numetrex.com entitled “The Biggest Loser: A Heart Rate Monitor Can Have Incredible Impact on Fitness and Health” ranked near the top for the search.

So what does this have to do with your little local site?

The technique Numetrex used is what I like to call “SEO drafting” – the art of associating your business with current events (or other popular search terms) to take advantage of high volume searches that you can rank for. While Numetrex was not a sponsor of The Biggest Loser they had a product similar to the sponsor’s. And when short attention span jokers like me start searching that thing we heard about on the show we search generically (because who can remember brands these days?) for terms like “Biggest Loser heart rate monitor”. Numetrex’s post enabled them to rank for this kind of search and show up instead of the sponsor.

So how can a local business use SEO drafting?

If you were a store in Pleasanton that sells heart rate monitors you could have posted a similar article and possibly shown up for these kinds of searches. Of course it may not have done you much good unless the searcher was in your service area.

So maybe Project Runway is featuring a dress similar to one you sell in your shop or maybe another business down the street is running some big promotion that you can imitate or at least mention on your site. Start drafting and start selling…

It’s been nearly a year since fitness expert Bob Harper suffered a sudden heart attack — a shock to him, his fans and even doctors. But Harper survived, and since then he’s turned his life around, adopting a new, gentler approach to his workouts and diet.

Harper has since learned he has a hereditary condition involving high levels of lipoprotein (a) in his blood, a particle that contributes to plaque in the arteries and blood clots, and can increase the risk of heart attacks. He explains why it’s important for people to know about this little-known condition, which often affects people in otherwise great shape — and what else he’s learned since the day that changed his life.

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I’ve learned a lot about my strengths in the past year. I was always that workout guy, the fitness guy you could come to for advice. I had to learn a lot about who I am if I don’t have all the things I thought defined me. That’s been really interesting. It’s been a wake-up call for me.

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The biggest change? The team of doctors I now have, and the medicine I have to take on a daily basis. They’re keeping me strong. They’re lowering my risk for having another heart attack. When I found out that after having a heart attack, I was more likely to have another within a year, I was willing to do whatever it took.

My diet is now much more balanced. Before it was high protein, high fat. It’s not like that at all anymore. My exercises have had to change completely. I do a lot more yoga. But what I’m really doing now is not relying on those high-intensity workouts anymore. On days I don’t work out, I don’t get stressed. Before my heart attack, I was in the gym every day. If I wasn’t, I wasn’t happy.

I did not know this condition that I was predisposed to. I’d never heard about it. (Editor’s note: Dr. Warren Wexelman, a cardiologist at NYU Langone Medical Center, explained that most doctors don’t test patients’ lipoprotein (a) levels, although he encourages them to do so.)

Bob Harper on road to recovery 50 days after shocking heart attack

April 4, 201701:19

I would have physicals, but I didn’t really know the details of my health as much as I should have. I think that people go their doctors and they get their cholesterol checked but they don’t know about this. You hear a lot about the symptoms leading up to a heart attack — numbness, chest pain — I didn’t experience any of those things. I went into the gym and went down immediately.

Make sure you really know your health from the inside out. It’s important that you go to your doctor and really get checked out. I encourage people to know what is going on with their family history. I think it’s really important to take the time. You owe it to yourself. You owe it to your friends and family and the people who love you.

After surviving a heart attack, it doesn’t mean that you can’t go back to the way it used to be for you. I believe that you get can your strength again. It’s almost like — I don’t want to say it’s a blessing, because I would never wish a heart attack on anyone — but people who have had heart attacks really do learn so much about themselves. You learn about your resilience. You learn that your heart can get strong again. I didn’t know that in the very beginning. I thought I was going to be half of who I was.

Now I’m super aware of what’s going on in my body throughout the day. If I feel dizzy in any way, it’s a red flag for me. If anything is going wrong, or if anything doesn’t feel right, I talk to my doctors. It’s them reassuring me, telling me I’m fine, I’m taking my medicine, I’m doing as I’m told. That, to me, is what’s so important.

As told to Rheana Murray

February is Heart Health Month. Harper spoke to TODAY Health on behalf of the Survivors Have Heart campaign and his partnership with AstraZeneca.

As a personal trainer, I was ecstatic when the bodybugg calorie counting device first came on the scene. It’s been almost a decade now and large companies are now investing their money in creating their own. I have seen these devices work first hand. Heck, I’m even wearing mine as I write this article!

Are Calorie Counting Devices Worth Your Money?

YES, yes, and yes! They may not match your attire, but they will make you thin if you use them along with a calorie tracking system! When they first came on the market I was worried that they would put many personal trainers out of business. Lucky for me, people need others to keep them motivated!

Don’t be fooled, these devices aren’t just for losing weight. They have also helped many of my clients gain muscle. For those of you who have extremely high metabolisms, this device will help you gauge how many calories you are burning. Once you know that number, you can tailor your calorie intake to gain muscle. Next, workout like the hulk and you’ll be on your way to a ripped physique!

A Look At The Biggest Calorie Counting Devices On The Market

BodyBugg

Check out the bodybugg® systemOne the most recognized brands in Health and Fitness Tracking, the bodybugg calorie management system is a proven solution in weight loss management. The bodybugg system works by keeping an accurate daily record of calories consumed vs. burned making it easier to stay informed, make decisions and more effectively manage your weight.

What does it do?The bodybugg system includes sleek wearable devices that are complemented by a user-friendly web based program. Plus, with the bodybuggSP™ system, you can get real-time access to your daily activity through your smartphone* (Android™ and iPhone).

Additional benefits & features• Uses specialized sensors to track calories burned
• Manages calories consumed via a web based program (FREE for 6 months with initial purchase)
• Tracks your steps with a built-in pedometer
• PC and Mac compatible
• Runs on a rechargeable battery

The Bodybugg Sells for $139.00, without the digital display (watch). However, I suggest buying the bundle package. ($188.00) The watch is what makes this piece of equipment so great! It comes with a 6 month online member ship. After that is finished, it’s roughly $12.00 per month (if you pay monthly).

Jillian Michaels Body 360 Weight Loss Navigator

Look Familiar??? That’s because this is the same company that produces the Bodybugg! Body media is reaching all the fitness platforms to sell their product.

The BodyMedia FIT Armband automatically tracks the calories burned during your daily activities and monitors the quality of your sleep, an important factor in weight loss. The information tracked can easily be managed with the *online Activity Manager. Add in the easy-to-use food log and you have the information you need to improve your weight loss.

My 360° Weight Loss Navigator program is the ULTIMATE weight-loss system. The program is a total wellness solution designed to get you in the best shape of your life! My tough-as-nails approach combined with BodyMedia FIT technology will give you everything you need to lose weight and keep it off.

Armband requires active subscription–$6/ week billed quarterly. Purchase includes 30 days FREE.

Price: $ 179.99

* Keep in mind that the bodybugg comes with 6 months free online. It also comes with a watch for $8.00 more then the price of the 360. Love you Jillian but if we are looking to make the most out of our money then we’ll opt for the other version.

Get The Biggest Loser® SLIMCOACH™ — the same system used by the trainers and contestants on NBC’s hit show The Biggest Loser®. Like the contestants, your daily goal is to turn the Health Circle red to green. With a simple touch, it shows where you are and where you need to be. The SLIMCOACH™ helps to put you on the right track and keep you there to reach your goals.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • The Biggest Loser® SLIMCOACH™
  • 1 year subscription
  • Owner’s manual

PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Senses, tracks, and analyzes your movements in real time
    To help you reach your fitness goals. Monitors your caloric balance to help you make good decisions.
  • Personal online dashboard
    Helps track your progress.
  • Provides real-time feedback
    With the push of a button — like having a Biggest Loser® trainer at your side all day long.
  • 1-year membership to the MYTRAK® online system
    Includes the MYTRAK online health community, interactive graphs displaying your progress, a dynamic lifestyle rating system and daily status of steps taken and distance traveled.
  • Also includes daily calories burned vs. daily target summaries, monthly energy expenditure, predicted health benefit and heart activity summaries, an interactive goal summary and prediction page and access to a nutrition planning and monitoring system
  • Syncs with coded Polar WearLink heart rate monitor
    To monitor activities such as yoga, swimming, cycling and more (heart rate monitor not included). Your favorite activities are used to calculate the time required to go green.
  • Clips to your side or pocket
    For easy access.
  • USB cable
    Allows a simple connection to your PC or Mac (source).

The Slim Coach Costs 129.99. It also comes with a full year of the online tracking system.

So what makes the slim coach different from the other products? Unlike the bodybugg and Jillian Michaels 360 (body media), it can track your heart rate (with a HR strap), it speaks to you, you don’t need to wear it on your arm. There is no need for a watch, you can get all your info from this compact “iphone looking” device.

  • Whole Body Energy Analysis
  • Movement Intensity Analysis
  • Movement Type Analysis
  • Movement Duration Analysis
  • Heart Activity vs.
    Body Motion Analysis

Listed above are the things that the Slim Coach takes into account to track your calories burned. In comparison to the bodybugg, I didn’t see anything that tracks the heat of your body. That was how the bugg was so accurate. I have my doubts about this device only because I am not clear on how it comes up with it’s numbers. Is it enough to use hear rate, and an activity sensors?

Nike Plus Fuel Band

This stylish bracelet may have the market cornered based souly on design.

How Nike Fuel Band Works

*Tracks Calories Burned

*Tracks Steps

*Has an app to view progress and calories

*Tracking device online for calorie intake

Using this band you will be able to set your daily goal and it keeps track. Once you reach that goal the calorie bar turns green. This band connects with your computer via USB port or Syncs over WIFI. If you use the App which seems to be for iOS you get more details and they say it’s good motivator.

It costs 149$ and Pre-orders available in limited sizes and quantities from 1/19 to 2/19. Arrives in-home on launch day, Feb 22 (source).

All in all after researching all of these devices, I’m still sticking with my Bodybugg. It may not be the most stylish but it appears to be the most accurate. If I purchase these other devices later, I will be sure to write a personalized review on my findings! If you know others that are interested in calorie tracking devices, be sure to share this fitness tip / article with them!

Adria Ali

Source: Web exclusive, July 2010

Too busy to visit the gym or to track your dietary needs or health concerns? Smart phone technology can help. New apps are constantly being introduced with the aim of keeping us healthy, happy and organized. Here are the goods on the top free apps that will help you achieve a healthy lifestyle, whether your goal is to stay in shape, lose weight or just feel better.

1. Jillian Michaels Fitness Motivation

Jillian Michaels, the popular trainer on NBC’s The Biggest Loser has a knack for choosing exercises that reap results. Her new app gets top marks for featuring easy-to-follow videos’all starring Michaels herself. Choose from fourteen different exercise categories that are jam-packed with stretches, calisthenics and free weight movements. Try one activity, or combine several to create your own full-body workout. If running is your idea of physical nirvana, there’s a dedicated section just for you. Track your distance, your favourite routes and compare previous results. While the exercise content will get your heart pumping, the actual app layout may leave you somewhat frazzled. The Goal area’s Track Calories calculator is tricky to figure out. This flaw aside, the videos within Jillian Michaels’ Fitness Motivation puts this exercise app at the head of its class.

2. MyFitnessPal Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker

There’s a cornucopia of weight-watching apps on the market yet few have offered a Canadian perspective until now. Food from Canadian companies such as President’s Choice, Longo’s, Sobey’s, M&M Meat Shops and Tim Horton’s‘they’re all included within MyFitnessPal‘s extensive database. Simple to use, this app serves as a food diary, exercise tracker and diet coach all in one. Search for calories and nutritional details of over 425,000 foods. Record your meals and workouts, then watch the automatic calculation of calories consumed. If losing weight is your goal, this app will flag how many calories you have remaining in order to meet your daily requirements. Plus, there’s a website component so you can conveniently add or review information online as well.

3. Period Tracker Lite

Tired of all the calculations that go into figuring out the arrival of your next menstrual period? Good news: Period Tracker Lite does the math for you. The app’s calendar highlights future periods months in advance, ideal for planning a vacation or a baby. Discover your cycle’s most fertile days and when ovulation will occur. Keep a journal of your monthly symptoms and moods. Period Tracker Lite even has your privacy in mind’the app features a discreet on-screen thumbnail that requires a four-digit access code keeping your personal data safe from prying eyes.

4. Six Pack App

With a moniker like Six Pack, you would expect this app to be hardcore, and it is. This small helper packs a mean punch with multiple exercises and routines for the chest, shoulders, back, legs and abs, plus yoga and stretches. Use equipment in your workout? Need suitable exercise routines for when you travel? Six Pack App is your answer. The app features handy step-by-step tips, photos and muscle diagrams, plus helpful dos and don’ts. The only downside is this app features many pop-up ads, which can only be avoided by purchasing an upgrade. If you can ignore this distraction, the Six Pack App is one of the best free trainers on the circuit.

5. Medscape

Got a cough that won’t go away? A child stricken with an overnight fever? Calm your fears with WebMD’s Medscape app. With access to over 3,500 illnesses and conditions, you’ll be privy to a wealth of information at your fingertips. Search its library for prescription bios, harmful medication interactions, and the latest medical news. Medscape even covers herbal medications and vitamins. However, the app’s health directory does not include Canadian hospitals, doctors or pharmacies.

(*All apps available on iTunes and compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.)

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Top 10 wearable devices to help you meet your weight loss goals

It would be nice to have your own 24/7 weight loss coach, but unless you make it onto “The Biggest Loser” or cost is no object, you’re on your own most of the time. Thankfully, wearable fitness technology lets you have your own virtual coach for a one-time investment of between $50 and $200, depending on your desired features. Here are the top 10 wearable devices to help you meet your weight loss goals.

Fitbit Flex

The Fitbit Flex is one of a full range of wearable devices from the Fitbit company. It tracks your activity and sleep and wakes you with a silent alarm to get you ready for another active day. It’s water resistant, so you can wear it in the shower, and it even prods you when you’ve been idle too long and need to burn some calories. It runs around $99.

Fitbit One

If you like the Fitbit brand but don’t want to wear something on your wrist, the Fitbit One ($99) is a neat little clip-on. That makes it easier to loose than its wrist-worn siblings, but the trade-off is unobtrusiveness. You do have to use a wristband when tracking your sleep, but you just clip it on once its silent alarm wakes you up and and you start your daily routine.

Fitbit Zip

The Fitbit Zip is pretty basic, as its $59 price tag attests, but it’s perfect if all you want is the basics. It gives you your steps taken, calories burnt, and distance walked and syncs nicely to your devices like its more expensive Fitbit kin. It comes in five colors and clips on easily to act as your handy little walking partner.

Basis Peak

The Basis Peak is an entry into the heart rate monitor field. It’s bulkier than Fitbit’s devices, but its watch-like buckle band is very secure. Indeed, it could easily be mistaken for a smart watch with its large display, but it’s also tracking your activity and sleep neatly behind the scenes. It automatically detects a variety of activities, like running and biking, rather than just counting steps like many of its competitors. It also breaks its sleep tracking down into cycles like REM and deep sleep.

If you like your fitness program to have a game component, you’ll enjoy the “habits” feature of the Basis Peak. It starts you off with certain challenges, known as “habits,” like wearing it for a specified number of hours and walking a certain number of steps during the day. As you achieve them for a number of days, you earn the right to add more “habits” for further inspiration. It runs around $199 and comes in black or white, although other colored bands are available for an additional cost.

Microsoft Band

Microsoft is part of the wearable fitness frenzy, and the Microsoft Band does all the standard tasks you’d expect, like step counting, sleep tracking, and estimating calories burned, as well as that old-school task of telling the time. However, it really shines in its integration with email and its ability to keep you honest. It uses email alerts and calendar integration to keep you from backsliding. Even though it’s a Microsoft device, it plays nicely with your iPhone, as well as Android devices. Expect to pay around $199.

Garmin Vivosmart

The Garmin Vivosmart offers all the standard tracking you’d expect and excellent water resistance and battery life for long-term wear. It tells you when to get moving and offers robust real world support via the Garmin Connect community. You can rack up personal achievements and share them with family, friends, and other community members. It costs around $169 and is available in several different colors to keep functional from meaning drab.

Jawbone UP24

At $129, the Jawbone Up 24 is a nearly perfect combination of functionality, fashion, and reasonable price. It offers one of the widest color spectrums of all the wrist activity trackers, and it also has one of the best integrations of food and drink logging. For the price, you won’t get heart rate monitoring, but you will get a pleasantly pushy little virtual coach that vibrates to “scold” you when you’re idle too long.

Magellan Echo

The Magellan Echo is one of the most watch-like of all the current wearable fitness devices, and its five color choices add to its stylishness. However, its big strength lies in its ability to work directly with popular sports and utilize your phone’s GPS for tracking. It lets you control your fitness apps, and even select your music, right from the Echo. At $99, it’s also one of the most budgetary options.

Runtastic Orbit

The Runtastic Orbit isn’t just for runners, despite what the name might imply. It’s for anyone who wants to track the typical items, like steps, calories burned, goals accomplished, and sleep quality. It comes in black, white, and blue and can go everywhere that you do, including the swimming pool, since it’s completely waterproof. It’s only $99, and unlike most wrist devices, it works equally well when worn on a belt or other discreet location. However, if you wear it on your arm, it’s a handy way to tell time.

Misfit Flash

The Misfit Flash brings a dash of cuteness to wearable fitness, with seven different colors and an unobtrusive design that allows you to simply clip it on. Let it track your steps, calories, and sleep with no worries about charging it, as it’s powered by a replaceable battery. It’s also waterproof, so take it in the pool, and use the app to track your goals and compete against your friends for an extra dash of motivation. That’s a lot of fitness assistance for a budget-friendly $40.

Enlarge/ THE BIGGEST LOSER – Season 13 Live Finale.

The reality television game show Biggest Loser is getting a reboot and a revamp after numerous scientific studies and analyses concluded that the extreme weight-loss contest is harmful to both contestants and society at large. But, the changes are unlikely to address the bulk of the criticism.

In an interview with People magazine this month, Biggest Loser host Bob Harper said that the new version is “not about getting skinny, it’s about getting healthy.”

Harper, who is also a personal trainer, told the magazine that “the whole look of the show is going to be so different,” and that it now takes a “whole-body approach” to weight loss.

“We’re looking at changing the way that eat, the way that they think and how they move their body,” Harper said. The show will also emphasize “the importance of managing their stress and how important sleep is when it comes to weight loss.” He added that the show will feature contestants “getting off medication, reversing their type 2 diabetes, lowering their blood pressure.”

The reboot will be out early next year on the USA Network. It previously had a 17-season, 13-year run on NBC, which ended in 2016.

Weight-loss makeover

Some of the new messaging and language is likely to draw praise from health experts and researchers, particularly the focus on being “healthy” rather than “skinny.” There are certainly many unhealthy ways to lose weight—which, according to some experts, includes some of the methods used on the show.

Health experts might also appreciate the more holistic approach that the show is taking. Obesity can have many contributing lifestyle and genetic factors.

That said, much of the criticism of the game show will likely stand. It still has contestants trying to lose large amounts of weight quickly, and it still uses competitive weigh-ins, placing emphasis on weight rather than health and potentially encouraging contestants to use dangerous methods to win, such as disordered eating.

Studies of past contestants have indicated that the extreme, rapid weight loss on the show—in some cases hundreds of pounds over the course of just months—can dramatically slow metabolic rates and make weight gain incredibly hard to avoid. Many gain the weight back and more in the months and years that follow. In a 2016 study, 14 former contestants saw a large drop in their resting metabolic rate that lasted at least six years. (Resting metabolic rate is the rate at which the body burns calories while resting. This generally makes up the bulk of calorie burning, exceeding calories burned from breaking down food and exercising.)

At the start of the show, the contestants’ mean resting metabolic rate was 2,607 +/-649 kilocalories per day. By the end, that mean fell to 1,996 +/- 358 kcal per day and, six years later, was still 1,903 +/- 466 kcal/day. Based on their individual weights, the researchers estimate that the contestants were burning an average of about 500 fewer kilocalories a day than would be expected of people their size.

Another six-year follow-up study by the same researchers found that former contestants had to take on more than triple the amount of recommended exercise to keep from packing the pounds back on. Generally, the finding backs up other, larger studies suggesting that exercise may be key to maintaining weight loss (though not typically at such a high level).

Losing show

All together, the findings suggest that the Biggest Loser contestants were unable to maintain their losses and may have been worse off after the show, in terms of metabolic rate.

In an interview with The Washington Post, Cynthia Thomson, a health promotion sciences professor at the University of Arizona, noted that these undesirable outcomes were unlikely to be lessened by the show’s new “whole-body approach.”

“When you take people who really have quite significant metabolic dysfunction and body size and you do this rapid weight loss, I don’t care if you help them with sleep or you give them a class on stress or teach them how to breathe and relax,” Thomson said. “It’s just not going to be enough if you have put them through this 100-pound weight loss in a very short time period.”

The revamp may not improve things for viewers, either. Several research groups have suggested that the show’s depictions of obese contestants taking on grueling exercise regimens and extremely restrictive diets to quickly lose large amounts of weight end up reinforcing in viewers the stigmatizing idea that weight gain is based on a lack of will-power. A 2012 study found that viewers had significantly higher levels of dislike of overweight people after watching just 40 minutes of the show. Likewise, a 2016 analysis argued that the show undermines public health efforts to combat obesity by sending the message that being obese is a personal failing and potentially ostracizes viewers interested in losing weight.

In the US, nearly 40 percent of adults and 18.5 percent of children and teens (aged 2 to 19) are obese. Experts recommend that people attempting to lose weight do so at a safe, realistic pace by adopting a sustainable diet and tangible, but attainable, exercise goals. And, rather than focusing on achieving some ideal weight, people trying to lose should focus on making changes that improve health, such as lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. Even modest weight loss of five percent of your starting weight can have health benefits, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“The Biggest Loser” Slimcoach with Optional Polar Heart-Rate Monitor (Up to 47% Off). Free Shipping and Free Returns.

The Deal

  • $69 for The Biggest Loser Slimcoach personal fitness monitor ($129.95 list price)
  • $99 for The Biggest Loser Slimcoach personal fitness monitor with The Biggest Loser Polar heart-rate monitor strap ($179.90 list price)
  • Both options include a one-year online advanced-membership subscription to the Slimcoach monitoring site.
  • Free shipping and free returns.

The Biggest Loser Fitness Monitors

The lightweight The Biggest Loser Slimcoach clips to belts, pant loops, or water-gun holsters each morning, studying its user’s kinetic activity throughout the day. The Slimcoach tracks physical exertion in real time, and a push of its illuminated button instantly reveals how close users are to their daily fitness goals. Each night, the device synchronizes with its user’s computer to store the day’s data and track their long-term progress. The optional Polar transmitter encourages intense workouts, monitoring its user’s heart rate and helping them reach the zone where calories burn like poets at high-school reunions. Each Slimcoach arrives with a one-year advanced-membership subscription to an online site where users can meet one another and share tips for getting healthier.

Features
  • Monitors physical exertion and caloric balance
  • One-touch real-time update on daily progress including steps taken and distance traveled
  • Smart Body Technology details calories burned, activity levels, and heart health
  • May be worn daily at home, at work, or on the set of your reality TV show
  • Sync with computer to track long-term progress
  • Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and Mac OSX 10.5 and higher
  • Slimcoach measures 2.8″x3.2″x6.4″
  • Monitor is not waterproof

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