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Older Women

I’m a forty-something-year old woman. I don’t always like to admit my age. In my heart and mind I am much younger than my actual age. Sadly, I am starting to look my age. I am seeing wrinkles pop up here and there and I am always coloring my hair to rid it of the gray, white and silver that keeps coming back.

Growing up I used to listen to my mom, her friends and other older relatives talk about things that happen with age – in addition to the wrinkle and gray hair they would also talk about menopause and bladder leakage. Back then I told myself I would never let those things happen to me – or at least I’d try to hold them off as long as possible.

Fast forward to today. I see the wrinkles, I fight the changing color of my hair and I occasionally have to deal with bladder leakage.

The bladder leakage started about a year ago. It’s not a huge problem, and I hope it will never be, but its still concerning and I always worry about having a leak at the worst possible time.

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I find that it happens at a lot at night. I get up at least once a night to use the bathroom. Sometimes I don’t wake up soon enough and even if I race to the bathroom there might be some leakage. Then I have to clean up and change underwear. It’s not something I want to do at 3:00 in the morning.

Trust me, it’s NOT a subject I am comfortable talking about. In fact, it’s embarrassing. But I know I am not alone. There are more than 40 million American women of all ages who experience bladder leaks, ranging from women who are middle aged or menopausal, have been pregnant, and are obese or diabetic.

I think I might have a sensitive bladder. Even when I was young I always had to go to the bathroom. That drove my dad crazy on a road trip from New York to Florida. We must have stopped at every rest stop along the way just for me. That is why he sent my sister and I back home on a plane rather than drive back to New York with me.

When you have a sensitive bladder the littlest thing can cause a leak including sneezing, laughing, coughing and exercising. 

One in three women have a sensitive bladder, and only one in seven women are using the right products designed for bladder leaks. Many women use products designed to handle periods, which are not designed for bladder leakage. I know this to be true from experience. I have used regular panty liners to protect against the occasional leak and they have not worked out well.

Always Discreet makes several products to help women who deal with bladder leakage including liners, pads and underwear. Always Discreet are from the Always brand, a global leader in feminine care that’s protected women for over 30 years. Always is my brand of choice when it comes to period protection, so it makes sense to choose them for bladder leakage too. 

Always Discreet products absorb leaks and odors in seconds, thanks to a super absorbent core that turns liquid to gel in seconds. The Advanced Core Technology absorbs leaks in seconds and locks away wetness for hours. The OdorLock™ Technology helps to neutralizes urine odor instantly and continuously. 

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I have tried Always Discreet liners. I was concerned that they might be big and bulky. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they are very comfortable to wear. In fact, I barely feel like I am wearing any protection at all.

Now I can feel confident when I am out and about. There is no need to worry about something happening if I sneeze, cough or anything else that could trigger a leak.

Don’t let bladder leakage ruin your fun or affect your confidence. Give Always Discreet a try. You’ll be glad you did.

For more information visit the Always Discreet website. You can also check out the brand on Facebook. You can also see what others are saying about this subject by checking out the hashtag #LaughAllYouWant.

Are you having issues with bladder leakage?

Have you tried Always Discreet products?

Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.

Kimberly

*I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by Always Discreet®. I received I received free samples from P&G. All opinions stated are my own.

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Off to Camp! Tick Prevention Summer Camp – Survival Kit for Parents

*WARNING: This post contains images of Ticks.

Tick Insect

Ticks are horrible, nasty, gross critters. I can’t stand them.

Growing up in the country our dogs were allowed to wonder freely in the woods. They would almost always come home with ticks. They are not easy to get rid of either.

One of my first blog posts was about how our dog (then a puppy) picked up A LOT of ticks from a stroll in a local park. I still remember driving home with him on my lap and the ticks crawling all over me. Gross!

Have you ever seen an engorged tick attached to a dog or cat? It’s disgusting. Even wore when you have to try and pull it off your pet.

Ticks can cause Lyme Disease. That is something you don’t want to get (or your pet either). My stepmother suffers from Lyme Disease. I see what she has to deal with on a daily basis. It’s horrible. It not only effects your life, but it changes it forever.

Have Lymes Disease is also very expensive, both for pets and humans.

This time of year many children and young adults are heading off to summer camp. Most camps are located in or around the woods where ticks are often found.

Below you will find many great and useful information and tips on how to prevent your camper from contracting Lymes Disease. This information is provided by ProjectLyme.org.

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Essential Tick Facts

Prevention is key. The focus is on preventing the bite in the first place to stop ticks in their tracks. Parents can protect their families from Lyme disease through daily tick checks and the use of tick repellent clothing.

Ticks are now in almost every state and are most active in the warmer months April-September. Each year, over 300,000 people in the US catch Lyme disease, which is caused by bacteria from a tick.

In 2014, 96% of confirmed Lyme disease cases were reported from these 14 states: Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maryland, Maine, Virginia, Minnesota, Delaware, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin.

Learn to identify ticks: They come in small (larvae), medium (nymphs) and large (adult female/male) sizes. Nymphs are as small as a poppy seed and are around in the spring and early summer, and larger adult ticks come later in summer and fall. Their life span is approximately 2 years. Tick Identity Chart is here.

Most ticks crawl onto people from the ground – from the grass, brush, bushy areas, and leaf piles. Have your children wear closed-toed shoes with socks (not sandals or flip flops), and even better, pre-treat their shoes with permetherin spray before they go.

The sooner a tick is removed, the better. (It is still unclear if ticks must be attached for longer than 24 hours to pass on the Lyme disease infection). If a tick is infected, the chance of transmission increases with time.

Tick bites and tick-borne diseases are preventable.

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Where do ticks live?

Ticks thrive in humid, dark, shady, wooded areas and taller grasses, leaf piles and along grassy creek beds.

Ticks can easily dry out, so the woods provide them with protection from the sun and wind where they can thrive longer.

Ticks do not drop on you from trees, jump or fly; they mostly attach at ground level and crawl up your leg.

Let your kids know it’s best to stay in the middle of the trail when hiking.

Note: Many people get bitten in their own backyards, or close to home.

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3 Weeks Before Camp

Begin having Tick Talks and Tick Checks with your children so they learn how to be their own advocate and know when to ask for help.

Know your ticks: Tick identification Chart

Ask your camp how they handle ticks and Lyme prevention – and what precautions are in place.

Order Tick Kits that contain tick identification cards and removal supplies from Mainely Ticks: http://www.mainelyticks.com/supplies-kit.html

Order tick repellent clothing, gear and sprays (Information in links below).

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Tick-Checks

Teach your kids how to conduct a full body check when returning from outside: Video how to on YouTube here.

Check head, hair, on the back of your neck and in and around your ears

Inside your belly button

Around your waist

Between your legs

Under arms and on the backs of your knees

Your feet and toes

Maybe even get a tick check buddy (for those hard-to-see places!)

Unfortunately, a tick bite is painless – ticks like to burrow into the skin and suck on a person’s blood, but you don’t feel a thing

If your child thinks they have a tick embedded, they should go straight to their counselor to get it properly removed.

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What to Pack

Wearing lightly-colored clothing makes it easier to spot ticks – long sleeves and pants are best.

You can purchase clothes that come treated with permethrin, a repellant that kills ticks on contact. (Clothes commercially treated keep their effectiveness for up to 70 washes).

Pre-treated clothes can be purchased directly from companies like Insect Shield, ExOfficio, or you can order Insect Shield clothing directly from Project Lyme to get a 20% discount with 10% going to tick prevention here.

Or you can even send your child’s own clothing directly to Insect Shield to be treated with permethrin – this also lasts for 70 washes. Information here also good for 20% discount.

Or you can treat them at home using a permethrin soak or spray kits available from Amazon. (NOTE: these last only about 3-6 washes).

Don’t forget their shoes! Since ticks hide in leaf litter and tall grasses, protecting their feet is really key. Tick repellent-sprayed shoes are the best defense against tick bites; just spray with Permethrin before the trip. How to here.

Sleeping bags and tents should also be sprayed. You can also purchase an Insect Shield Travel Sheet here.

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All About Tick Repellents

No repellent is 100% effective. But DEET and Permethrin are well-known and effective repellents against ticks. Repellent clothing is more effective and less toxic to people than DEET sprays or lotions.

DEET is approved by the EPA and many brands come in easy-to-carry travel sizes that are perfect to take on camp adventures.

Health agencies offer conflicting advice about the DEET concentration safe for children. CDC recommends DEET with maximum concentrations of 20-30% for children’s protection from Lyme disease borne by ticks. Health Canada recommends DEET with concentrations no greater than 5-10% for children. But this weaker concentration may not offer a strong defense against ticks bearing Lyme disease.

We recommend DEET only when your kids do not have pretreated clothing, or they will be in a heavy tick area. For the best protection, spray DEET on exposed skin, and wear treated clothing.

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After Camp

Be aware of tick bite and Lyme disease symptoms: Symptom checklist is here.

If you’re worried about potential tick-transmitted diseases, place the tick in a plastic bag after you remove it. If any symptoms develop, you can bring the tick to your doctor’s office so that it can be properly tested.

Don’t let the fear of ticks keep your family from enjoying the outdoors this summer! Take these steps before you send them to camp for a little peace of mind.

For more information, visit us at www.ProjectLyme.org. Project Lyme is a global awareness non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and early diagnosis of Lyme and other tick-borne disease. #TalkAboutTicks

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Kimberly

*I posted this for the benefit of site readers. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are that of the author’s and do no necessarily reflect my own. 

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New Fiber Choice Flavor Drops

 

Fiber

Do you eat a healthy diet? Do you make sure that you eat the recommended amounts of vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber on a daily basis?

I know we all try to eat a healthy, well balanced diet, but sometimes we need a little extra help. Especially when you are a busy person who is always on the go-go-go. It’s not always easy to make sure to eat a proper diet.

One thing I know for a fact I am lacking in my diet it fiber. Fiber is found in grains, fruits and vegetables. I’m not much of a grain or fruit eater, so the bulk of my fiber comes from the vegetables I eat. Sadly, that is not enough.

Fiber is important because it helps to keep your digestive system working properly to avoid constipation. Fiber can also make you feel fuller so you don’t feel the need to snack as often. Fiber also aids in your immunity.

I have tried several over the counter Fiber supplements in the past. Some of the fiber supplements you add to water tastes grainy and unpleasant. Fiber chewables often taste like you are eating chalk. They are dry and not very flavorable.

I found that Fiber Choice Gummies are tasty and I enjoy taking them every morning.

Now Fiber Choice has another fiber supplement available that is not only delicious, it’s also very convenient, portable and you honestly can’t tell that you are getting your fiber (no grainy or bad taste).

Fiber Choice Flavor Drops

The new product is Fiber Choice Flavor Drops, which is now available at your neighborhood Rite Aid.

Fiber Choice Flavor Drops come in a convenient, portable squeeze bottle. You can easily tuck it in your purse, gym back or suitcase and take it with you where every you go. This is especially great to have if you are traveling this summer. There is no need to take up room in your bags with bulky bottles.

To use the Fiber Choice Flavor Drops you simply need to squeeze 1 1/2 teaspoons (approx. 2-3 squirts) into 8 ounces of water, four times per day.

Not only does Fiber Choice Flavor Drops provide you with the fiber your body needs, it also encourages you to drink plenty of fluids during the day to stay hydrated. You should be drinking eight 8 ounce glasses of water on a daily basis.

I am fortunate that my family and I drink enough water each day (especially my son and husband who drink over a gallon a day). I have talked to friends and family members who struggle to drink enough water because they find water to be boring and flavorless. I have always encouraged people to try fruit infused water (your can easily make your own) or add a squirt of lemon juice to a glass of water.

Fiber Choice Flavor Drops adds an orange flavor to your water, making it less boring to drink.

Fiber Choice Orange Drops

You won’t believe you are drinking fiber. All you’ll notice is a refreshing, fruity taste that you can enjoy up to four times per day.

I received a sample of Fiber Choice Flavor Drops to try out for myself. Each container has approximately 14 servings.

I actually finished up the entire container. I need to zip over to our local Rite Aid to buy more. My teenage son wants to try it too.

If you would like to learn more about the new Fiber Choice Flavor Drops visit FiberChoice.com. You can also find the brand on Facebook and Twitter.

To find a Rite Aid location near you visit RiteAid.com. You can also check them out on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Do you feel like you get enough fiber in your diet? Do you take fiber supplements?

What do you think about the new Fiber Choice Flavor Drops?

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Kimberly

*I have partnered with Rite Aid and Fiber Choice to bring you this information. Although compensated the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Get Alkaline Antioxidant Water with the Hydro Bullet Travel Ionizer

 

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Water, as you know, is essential for all life on Earth. We need water. Even our bodies need water.

I am grateful that my husband and son drink more than enough water on a daily basis. My daughter drinks water over all over beverages, but I don’t know if she drinks enough of it. As for me, I go in waves. Some day I’ll drink more than the recommend eight 8-ounce glasses per day. Other times it’s a struggle to get all eight glasses of water.

We use a filter water pitcher to drink water from. I am not a fan of the town water. I grew up drinking well water, so “city water” is different to me. I don’t like it.

My stepmother had a filtered water system put in that provides them with reverse osmosis water. I’m not 100% sure what that really is, but she’s happy with it. She has a lot of health issues, so I can only assume it was recommended to her by a doctor.

What exactly is Alkaline Antioxidant Water? When I think of “alkaline” I think acidic. I also know that antioxidants are good for your body.

I was sent to review a Hydro Bullet. It’s a portable, reusable water bottle that turns ordinary tap water into Alkaline Antioxidant water. According to the manufacturer;

Alkaline Antioxidant Water will improve your body’s pH balance, digestive health, sleep, weight loss, skin tone, blood circulation, and detoxification. Alkaline Antioxidant Water is known to slow the aging process by adding abundant anti-oxidants that neutralize free radicals within the body while reducing oxidative stress, acidity, and inflammation.

When I read this it piqued my interest. I need to lose weight and I need help sleeping. All the other benefits are a “plus” if you ask me.

Hydro-Bullet

The Hydro Bullet is shaped just like a bullet. It unscrews on the top and bottom to clean.

Inside there is an insert that contains the materials necessary to turn water into alkaline antioxidant water. There are little “balls” inside the insert – each with it’s own function.

Magnesium Alloy

Provides the body with Molecular Hydrogen ions when combined with water, which are essential for the proper functioning of many of the body’s vital organs such as the brain, heart, liver and kidneys.

Ceramic Ball

Restructures the molecular structure of water  into micro-clustered groups for quick cellular absorption. Has been proven to enhance blood circulation and reduce fatigue, stress-imposed pain, and anxiety.

Red Clay Ceramic Ball

Softens hard water for better taste and texture creating a smooth pure hydrating water. The minerals present in Red Clay enhance the production of enzymes in all living organisms.

Active Carbon Ceramic Ball

Activated carbon absorbs and removes impurities and odor from the water while increasing alkalinity.

If you look closely you can make out the little "balls" in the filter.

If you look closely you can make out the little “balls” in the filter.

After you initially set up the bottle (wash it out and so forth) you simply need to fill it up with water, give it some time for the “balls” to do their work, then enjoy.

I wash mine out at night and fill it up with water. Then I put it in the fridge to chill the water and let the materials do their thing so I can enjoy the water when I get up in the morning. I try and drink the entire contents of the Hydro Bullet first thing in the morning. I then fill it up again and put it back in the fridge. When I leave for work I grab it and take it with me.

Basically through out the day I reuse the Hydro Bullet. It holds 24 ounces of water and I drink about 3 of these a day (approx. 72 ounces of water daily).

I was a bit concerned at first that the little balls in the bottom would leave some kind of a weird taste in the water, or I’d see little bits and piece of the floating around in the water. That hasn’t been an issue at all. In fact. the water tastes really good. I like it better than the water from the tap. I would say its similar in taste to the water we drink from the filtered pitcher.

As far as water goes – it just gives you great tasting, clean, refreshing water.

I tried to keep a mental note on how I have been feeling since drinking water from they Hydro Bullet. I was looking for things that the Alkaline Antioxidant water was suppose to do for me (improve your body’s pH balance, digestive health, sleep, weight loss, skin tone, blood circulation…).

I cannot vouch for thing like improving my body’s PH balance (how could I check that?) or my blood circulation. Those are things a doctor would have to look into for you.

I think one thing I have noticed is that I feel less sluggish. I don’t know if it’s the alkaline antioxidant water, or the fact that I am drinking more water, or a combination of both. I don’t seem to drag myself throughout the day. I have a bit more energy than I have in recent months.

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My skin is less dry too. Again, I don’t know if there is a connection or not. It’s just something I have noticed recently.

I also don’t seem to have “brain fog” as frequently as I used to. That is not a benefit of drinking that kind of water, so I don’t know if there is any connection or not. It’s just something I noticed.

I can’t fully prove that drinking the alkaline antioxidant water has improved my health that much, but I have noticed some areas that appear to have been improved. If anything, I’m drinking clean, fresh water, so that is always a good thing too.

The only thing I don’t like is having to unscrew the top to drink from it. I would have preferred an easier open/shut option for drinking from it.

If you are interested in learning more about Alkaline Antioxidant Water visit the CosanUSA at ConsonUSA.net. There you can learn about Alkaline Antioxidant water as well as the various water purification systems they offer (ionizers, purifiers..).

For information about the Hydro Bullet visit the Hydro Bullet page on the Cosan USA website.

Are you familiar with alkaline antioxidant water? Have you had any personal experiences with it?

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Kimberly

*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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10 Spices for Your Weekly Diet

 

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I have heard a lot of great things about various herbs and spices over the past few years – many of which have to do with health benefits.

I enjoy playing around with spices from time to time, but I usually stick to black pepper and garlic pepper. I rarely use salt.

Chef Hannah An, a maverick in the kitchen, has always looked to elevate traditional Vietnamese dishes with unusual pairings of spices, sauces and ingredients not widely used and frankly not thought of.

On a recent relief trip called Roots for Peace, Hannah journeyed to the Quang region of Vietnam to find new inspirations from spices and fresh produce to create a plethora of not only delicious and technical dishes but most importantly mindful of the health benefits.

Hannah rediscovered the native peppercorn spice grown and planted in that specific area whose endless health benefits include cancer prevention, stimulation of digestion, cough and cold relief, weight loss, skin improvement and anti-depressant.

Below you will find more information about the full health benefits of the Vietnamese peppercorn along with 9 other spices Hannah suggests one should have in their weekly diet, which are also incorporated into her current menu at The District by Hannah An, her restaurant in Los Angles, California.

1) Peppercorn Spice

  1. To prevent cancer: The piperine in black pepper can be credited with the prevention of cancer, and becomes twice as potent when combined with turmeric. The spice also has Vitamin C, Vitamin A, flavonoids, carotenes and other anti-oxidants that help remove harmful free radicals and protect the body from cancers and diseases. The best way to eat pepper to harness maximum benefits is to eat freshly ground pepper, and not cook it along with food.
  2. Stimulates digestion: Again, the piperine in black pepper eases digestion and stimulates the stomach, which then secretes more hydrochloric acid that helps to digest proteins in food. So a bit of pepper in food will actually help you to digest it faster.
  3. Relieves cold and cough: Black pepper is antibacterial in nature, and therefore helps to cure cold and cough. A teaspoon of honey with freshly crushed pepper does the trick. It also helps to alleviate chest congestion, often caused due to pollution, flu, or a viral infection. You can add it to hot water and eucalyptus oil and take steam. And given that black pepper is rich in Vitamin C, it also works as a good antibiotic.
  4. Enables weight loss: You might not want to believe this, but black pepper is brilliant when it comes to extracting nutrients from food. And its outermost layer contains phytonutrients, which helps to break down fat cells, and also increases metabolism. If you eat fresh pepper, and begin to perspire, that’s the pepper helping your body to get rid of excess water and toxins. But you need to control consumption – a pinch with your food (one meal) is enough.
  5. Improves skin: Did you know that crushed pepper is one of the best exfoliators nature has provided us? Don’t use it directly though; add a bit of honey, curd, or fresh cream to it. It also enables blood circulation, and provides the skin with more oxygen. Adding it to your food also takes care of unwarranted skin wrinkles. Black pepper is known to help in the cure of Vitiligo, a condition where the skin loses pigmentation, and creates white patches.
  6. Addresses depression: It’s said that the piperine in black pepper helps to deal with depression. It stimulates the brain, and helps it to function properly by making it more active.

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2) Turmeric

Contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory effects

3) Garlic Can

Combats sickness and improves heart health

4) Ginger Can

Treats nausea and has anti-inflammatory properties

5) Cinnamon

Lowers blood sugar levels and has a powerful anti-diabetic effect

6) Sage Can

Improves brain function and memory

7) Rosemary Can

Helps prevent allergies and nasal Congestion

8) Peppermint

Relieves IBS pain and may reduce nausea

9) Holy Basil

Helps fight infections and boosts immunity

10) Cayenne Pepper

Contains capsaicin, which helps reduce appetite and may have anti-cancer properties

I would recommend that you check with your personal physician as well as research all of these spices before adding them to your diet. I am not a doctor so I cannot support or recommend any of these spices as a “cure all.” I am simply sharing this interesting information with readers.

Spices and herbs over Wood. Food and cuisine ingredients.

*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. The opinions expressed are that of the author’s and do no necessarily reflect my own. 

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Keep on track with the Mio FUSE health monitor

 

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I will admit that I am not a very active person. I’m not a “couch potato,” but I’m not one to get overly physically active either.

My exercise of choice is walking. I do a lot of it with my job.

Not too long ago I picked up counter to help me see how many steps I make on a daily basis. My goal is 10,000 – which is the recommended number of steps we should all make daily. I got close only once (9,834 steps). I’m determined to reach my 10,000 steps goal.

I have looked into health monitors in the past – specifically the kind that you wear. Most just look too obvious, or they are too complicated to use.

I was recently introduced to a health monitor called Mio FUSE.

Mio FUSE, is a waterproof wrist-based heart rate, sleep and activity tracker that completely eliminates the need for those bulky and uncomfortable chest straps. The heart rate monitor also works with the Mio GO App (available for Android and iOS) to monitor progress overtime or analyze individual workout data (max heart rate, steps, speed, pace, distance, time and calories burned).

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This sounded interesting to me. I like the idea of knowing what my heart rate is. The walking I normally do is at a casual pace. I know for health reasons I need to get my heart rate to go up. My doctor tells me that all the time. My little step tracker doesn’t tell me anything more than how many steps I took.

The Mio FUSE is more than just a step tracker and heart rate monitor. It also tells time (like a regular watch), sleep, calories, distance, pace and goal. In order to track your sleep you need to update the software for the product. I have not done that as of yet. I’ve mostly focused on the other things the monitor can do.

Set up was easy. There is a video and more information on how to set it up on the Mio site (MioGlobal.com/SetUp). Simply select your device (Mio offers several different monitors/trackers) and take it from there.

I’m “technologically challenged” at times and I was able to set up the Mio Fuse with no problem.

The Mio Fuse does stand out a bit – meaning it is noticeable, but it’s not as bad as other, similar products. It could pass as a bracelet in a way. Or a fashionable watch (it does tell time).

Displaying the time - the display is clear it just looks fuzzy in the photo because it displays just for a few seconds and my camera wasn't steady enough.

Displaying the time – the display is clear it just looks fuzzy in the photo because it displays just for a few seconds and my camera wasn’t steady enough.

A concern of mine was that it wouldn’t fit or it would be too snug. I have a thick wrist. I was happy to see that the band for the Mio FUSE is very generous and fit my wrist perfectly. It’s even easy to get on and take off.

When you are not tracking your numbers the Mio FUSE is completely black (nothing is displayed). When you want to check your numbers you simply touch the sides of it and a digital display appears. You use the invisible buttons on the sides to scroll back and forth through the various options.

I like that you touch it instead of buttons. It gives it a more sleek look that way.

Learning about my heart rate was a bit tricky. I wasn’t sure what my target range should be. I had to look it up. I found on the American Heart Association website that my average heart rate should be between 170-175. My goal range should be 85-149. I’m in between ages on the chart that I found, that is why I used the range (I should fall some where in those ranges).

The Mio FUSE has showed me that I have not been working out my heart like I should. The only time I find that I am around my target range is when I am walking up the stairs where I live (we have six flights of stairs to walk up/down). Knowing this has made me try and walk a bit brisker when I am at work. It’s helping. My heart rate is slowing inching towards my goal range. I’m not there yet, but the monitor is helping me to see how much closer I am getting.

Mio FUSE charger - the device connects with the plug via a magnet.

Mio FUSE charger – the device connects with the plug via a magnet.

I like that I can glance at the numbers – even at work – quickly and easily. I am not allowed to use my cellphone at work, but the Mio FUSE is not a problem at all since I only need to glance at it for a few seconds.

I neglected to mention that there is a FREE app you will need to download for the Mio FUSE as well. It’s a handy app that helps to keep you on track too. There are very options that you can set up so that you are getting the most out of your Mio FUSE.

If you are would like to learn more about Mio FUSE you can visit the Mio website at www.MioGlobal.com. This tracker/monitor retails for $129. Mio offers other trackers/monitors which might be more budget friendly.

You can also find the brand on social media. All of their links are found at the bottom of their website.

What do you think about Mio FUSE? Does it sound like a product you would like to have?

Do you keep track of your steps, heart rate and so forth?

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Kimberly

*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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