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Review: Vitacoco Coconut Water

Coconuts have been around for a long time but somehow the trend of using coconut products has completely taken over health industry and even just recently caused some controversy. I’m not always one to jump on the latest trend without just cause. Just because everyone is doing it doesn’t mean I should do it too, which is probably why it me long to jump on the coconut water wagon.

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Review: BounceFit by BounceInc

Disclaimer: I received free entry in exchange for a blog post. However the opinions in this post are my own, honest and not influenced by BounceInc.

If you follow me on Instagram you will know I love to jump, I have posted several photos of me jumping. Brag moment I was a high and long jump champion in school. So when it came to trying out Number 4 on my post 5 extreme but fun workouts to try out trampolining was a no-brainer. I have mentioned that I’m not afraid of heights but I am afraid of falling.

Jump

 

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Review: EMS (Electro Muscular Stimulation) Training at Bodytec

A few weeks ago I wrote a post called 5 extreme but fun workouts to try and I decided to try out the workouts for myself and see just how fun they might actually. I started with EMS (Electro Muscular Stimulation) *definition below* which is number 3 on the list. I booked in advance and I loved that they not only confirmed my booking but called me to remind and even sent me on the day an email with a reminder to eat something before the session to be hydrate throughout the day.

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Review: Fitbit Flex

I was previously using an app on my phone but it wasn’t very accurate and I didn’t take my phone to the bathroom with me so I wasn’t able to track those steps. So I decided to buy a Fitbit flex to better track my workouts. I love my Fitbit Flex especially the sleep tracker I get to see how well I slept and can make the necessary adjustments.   I bought it at Clicks SA.

What I track

I love tracking my water intake, calories burned, steps taken and distance covered. I recently started tracking the food I eat too on the app and it app also show the macronutrients I consumed.

The app

Sharing to social media is really easy. Someone mentioned to me recently that I’m a show off and I over share, so this and I if you follow me on Instagram you would have seen my fitbit updates. I love sharing my progress and it’s showing off then I’m sorry. not.

You can also track your water, food, weight and the app also shows your macronutrients. (I don’t what they are either).

What I love

The sleep tracker– I love my sleep and I love knowing about the quality of sleep I’m having. I even have a reminder for when to go to bed and when a silent alarm to wake me.

The steps counter- Tracking my steps is more accurate now because I always have my fitbit on me unlike when I used my phone to track them. On the app I’m able to see my calories burned, distance covered and active minutes.

After a week of low #fitbit #stats I ran, I mostly danced on the #loudest5k #musicrun #livethebeat

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Fitbit challenges– I love being able to challenge my friends and see who will take the most steps. These really help me be more creative in the way I take more steps sees as most of the friends I challenge are runners, you know running and I are not friends but I still get my steps in. (The only thing is they have to Fitbit users too)

Weekly email- I love the weekly email because I get to see my progress in a detailed manner.

Badges- You also get badges when you do well in a challenge or achieve a certain landmark distance. 

Since December I've covered 563 km. Imagine if I was running #fitbit #stats #tracking

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What I don’t like

I don’t like is the exercise tracker it only tracks runs, walks and hike. I do zumba and yoga sometimes and I have to manually log in to site to track these workouts. You also have to be online on your phone when you for you to track your exercise #DataMustFall.

The Fitbit also came with two wristbands of two different sizes, frankly I thought this was silly. What am I supposed to do with a large sized wristband? I was lucky enough to have a friend who also had a Fitbit and was using the large wristband and so we swapped. It would have been a real waste if I hadn’t swapped with him. The wristbands are also not very strong. The blue one is already slowly falling apart.

Question: How do you track your workouts? Do you have a fitbit or any other wearable fitness tracker?

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Product review: GUM soft picks

Did you know that September is  National Oral Health Month?  I was excited when Ivo Health sent me a complimentary pack of 30 soft picks to review.They are the first and only curved interdental brush that mimic the natural shape of the jaw. I have sensitive teeth and gums and hardly use regular tooth picks so I was a little nervous about testing the soft  picks, but sometimes a toothbrush doesn’t reach tough remaining food.

It's National Oral Health month and I'm reviewing these #GUMSoftPicks

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