Calling All Foodies! #ConnectedLife in the Kitchen Chat 9/29 2pm ET

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    Whether you’re a culinary wizard… or you just WISH you were… you don’t want to miss this chat! How has tech and the connected life helped you out in the kitchen? We’re calling all foodies (and wannabe chefs!) for this week’s #ConnectedLife chat sponsored by Verizon Wireless. We’ll be discussing the best apps [...]

FitFluential Transformation: Morgan Wuergler

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    I’m a 32 year old female…married and living in Moneta, VA. My transformation story starts like this… In 2007 I had just moved 3 hours away from my family and was eager to meet new people. I instantly became friends with a neighbor who was just getting into running and she asked me [...]

FitFluential Transformation: Jen Inaldo

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    I’ve always been overweight. Exercise and nutrition were two words that did not truly enter my life until I was already an adult. I’ve always had busy, stressful desk jobs that kept me sitting for hours on end and stress eating whatever was readily available. I had lost some weight after first meeting [...]

Take On The Urban Playground: The Men’s Health URBANATHLON (discount code!)

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   sponsored by the Men’s Health URBANATHLON   We know you work hard. Ready to play hard? The Men’s Health URBANATHLON is back! Now in its 9th year, this series challenges you to set new personal standards for what it means to be fit. An obstacle course run with an urban theme, URBANATHLON will have you running [...]

It’s Better Breakfast Month! #PBforBreakfast Chat 9/24 9pm ET

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    Are you a breakfast eater? You should be! There’s a reason they call it the most important meal of the day. Eating breakfast has been associated with weight loss and weight loss maintenance, as well as improved nutrient intake. Studies have shown that people who enjoy a higher protein breakfast (35 grams) felt [...]

Preventing and Treating Injury: #FixWhatHurts Chat 9/23 9pm ET

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    To get stronger, faster and more powerful you need to push yourself out of your comfort zone and take risks. And when you’re taking risks, there’s always a chance of getting injured. How you handle recovery is another important facet in what makes for a successful athlete. How do you discern the difference [...]

The Connected Home: Smarter, Safer, More Efficient and Fun! #ConnectedLife Chat 9/22 9pm ET

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    Slipping a spare key under a flowerpot… Carrying your boom box from room to room (and taping songs off the radio!)… Getting up to change the channel… Asking a neighbor to close the curtains and turn on the lights at night when you’re away…   These are all things we don’t have to [...]

FitFluential Transformation: Michelle Carlson

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    Writing one’s story can always seem like a daunting task. What made me do it? I believe my story is not so different from many others. I have to be willing to share it in order to help others overcome the same things I have faced…. Weight and extremely poor self esteem were [...]

FitFluential Transformation: Jenny Grothe

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    My name is Jenny Grothe. Some of you are familiar with my story. I’m guessing the majority of you are not. Three years ago I was 170 pounds. That was September 2007 – really not that long ago. Now thinking back I can’t believe how much has changed in such a short period [...]

Exercising Smart and with a Purpose: #TeamPolar Chat 9/18 9pm ET

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      What are your goals when you exercise? How do you tailor your fitness efforts to your goals? And how do you find time for that fitness in your busy schedule?   Join us as we chat with sponsor Polar about exercising smart and with a purpose, and how we find time to [...]

fitaborate: The Perfect Solution for Working Out from Home

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  Find the best fitness videos, invite your friends and workout together for free! fitaborate is The First Real Fitness Platform where you can experience online workouts in a fun, interactive and trackable way. This brand spanking new live online platform curates a variety of group classes and workouts with personal trainers, from Jillian Michaels and [...]

Parenting in a Digital World: #ConnectedLife 9/15 2pm EST

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    Parenting is tough! It’s a whole new world from the one we grew up in. The explosion of the internet and the extent to which digital media touches every part of our lives means parents have to stay on their toes to keep up with the latest advancements and the latest concerns. How [...]

FitFluential Transformation: Kyra Williams, The Get In Shape Girl

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    You may know me now as The Get In Shape Girl, but I have not always been a fitness goddess. My life-changing transformation did not begin until a few years later, but I would not be able to fully tell this story without giving up the background goods. In the year 2000 I [...]

FitFluential Transformation: Certified Health Coach Lydia McCall

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    Where do I even begin. Like many young women I struggled with my weight, self esteem and body image. This led to me to adopting a terrible relationship with food. You name an eating issue and I have had it. I would show my hatred towards myself by going on the latest fad [...]

Poll: Who Will Win These Weekend Football Matchups?

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    Let’s play a little game of our own: vote who you think will win these weekend NFL and college football games, and we’ll see see how well the FitFluential community can call a matchup! Tell us what games you’re planning on watching next weekend in the comments!   NFL: College Football:  

5 Tips for Healthy Snacking

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sponsored by Detour Bar   A bite here, a nibble there… snack grazing throughout the day may seem fairly innocent, but all those nibbles and bites can add up. In fact, the snacks you eat probably account for 25% (or more!) of your daily calorie consumption— an average of about 580 calories a day, research [...]

#NeverForget

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      We’d like to just take a moment to honor those who lost their lives this day 13 years ago; the heroic first responders who ran towards the fray; the airborne heroes who worked together to save more lives from being lost. And to remember the families and everyone whose lives were touched. [...]

The #ConnectedLife for a Healthier Lifestyle: 9/8 9pm EST

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  Technology is advancing by leaps and bounds, and when it comes to health and healthcare it’s particularly evident just how far we’ve come. From wellcheck visits with doctors with tablets in hand and triage nurses that respond to email, to medical records easily accessed online, to fitness trackers that monitor and motivate daily activity, [...]