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FitBit

13 Mar

Hey everyone, so recently I’ve been using this thing called FitBit.

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It’s like a pedometer in that it counts your steps, but it also keeps track of distance traveled, calories burned, and the time. You also enter information online like your age, weight and height so that it can be more exact about calories. The online account also lets you see which part of your day you were the most active and what percent of the day was spent doing high, medium, low, and no activity.

fitbitonline

Since I’m pretty active I like that it lets me see how much activity I really am doing. (Sometimes I think I’ve worked out a lot and my total steps for the day is still only around 5,000..and I’m like “WHAT?!”) An active day for me is about 15,000 to 20,000. But anyways, I really like the FitBit. It does so much stuff that I’m still discovering new things everyday. You can join groups to motivate you, track your wight, sleep, and diet, and so much more.  And the best part is I just clip it to my bra or inside my sports bra and no one ever even knows its there! (or you can wear it on you pants like a normal person.)

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The Wonders of KT Tape

1 Jan

Some of you may be wondering.. what is KT tape?

It stands for Kinesiology Tape and (straight from KTtape.com) “By applying KT Tape over affected tissue, athletes experience an external support which helps to prevent further injury and allows the body’s damaged tissue to rest and heal naturally despite continued activity. KT Tape also reduces inflammation and increases circulation which prevents muscle cramping and lactic acid buildup.”

It looks like this:

kt tape

This picture shows how I use it (on my shins for shin splints), but it can be used for problems in your legs, knees, feet, back, neck, shoulders, arms, and even hands. I’ve been using it for about a month now and it makes a huge difference. I used to get a splintering pain in my shins as soon as I started jumping in a plyometric workout, but with the KT tape it takes an extreme amount of stress and pressure on my legs for my shin splints to flare up. It usually will stay on for about two days and you can shower with it on. It’s easy to apply and has honestly makes my shins feel so much better when I work out so I would highly recommend it.

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