Gauges for your health

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If you’ve been in the clinic in the last few months you may have noticed that Dr. Juan and Dr. Stacy carry a matching set of bracelets. These bracelets aren’t worn to make a fashion statement, although they are quite stylish, but are worn to “gauge” their health. We have grown accustomed to monitoring the gauges in our cars, or in our home, but not so much for our hearts. In the past, monitoring statistics such as water intake, caloric intake, or steps per day required pen and paper, a pedometer, reading labels and so on. Who has time for all of that? Technology has made gauging your health much much easier. The bracelets they wear are made by Fitbit. This health tracking tool syncs to your phone via bluetooth and tracks many statistics for you such as steps/day, sleep patterns, and even graphs your activity levels. One can even track water intake, caloric intake, and set weight-loss goals. The American Heart Association recommends 10,000 steps per day to decrease risk of heart disease, diabetes, and to help maintain a healthy weight. Consider gauging your health with one of these trackers listed below, and see how you stack up to the recommended 10,000 steps per day guideline.

Fitbit Flex – $99.95

Nike+ FuelBand – $149

Up – Jawbone – $129.99

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