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When I heard about the Dreem headband and watched reviews comparing the accuracy of the Dreem headband to other medical devices, I was excited to try it out and to see if it would be useful to me. Reviews from scientists such as this one describe it as an accurate way to track sleep cycles. I already own the Oura Ring and wanted to see how it compared.
Now that I have been using the Oura Ring for a few years now, I have a better idea of what I find useful and what I don’t find useful. This post is an update to my previous post about the Oura ring. This is more of an update than an Oura Ring review. Here I outline a few complaints about the ring and the main use cases I have for the Oura Ring.
Ever since I was introduced to CrossFit, I would go to class and see people using the foam roller before and after class. This is also known as self-myofascial release. The coaches would tell us specifically how to use it in preparation for the WOD (workout of the day). Most coaches would have their own…
I bought the Eufy Smart Scale C1 to replace my old “dumb” scale so I could easily log my weight into Apple Health
Keeping track of things like your heart rate variability, resting heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and physical activity can be interesting and as time goes by, you may notice trends that you can take action on. For example, I noticed that after March, my overall heart rate variability was trending down, a negative sign of health as a higher HRV than your baseline is a sign of good health and recovery.
I regularly go to the gym and engage in heavy workout circuits most of the time. Working out and sweating on a daily basis feels great. Muscle soreness also feels great in small amounts but sometimes it can be annoying. My solution is to get a deep tissue or Thai massage as often as possible. It may cost me bucks but at least I feel like a million bucks afterward. When I stumbled upon Hypervolt, I was pretty excited to try it out. This is my Hypervolt review based on my experiences where I try to lay out the pros and cons of the popular device.
Drinking whiskey and beer when I’m out socializing and a few glasses of wine when I’m eating dinner or relaxing at home is something I thoroughly enjoy and regularly indulge in. The problem is that overdoing alcohol can give you hangovers and have negative effects on your training, fitness gains and overall health. Alcohol consumption is linked to a multitude of chronic diseases, not to mention the additives, preservatives, and sugars that are often found in many alcoholic beverages. That’s where Dry Farm Wines come in. They claim to be one of the healthiest options when it comes to indulging in wine.