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The Best Wireless Earbuds to Fit Your Workout Style

Listen up: If music is your go-to workout buddy, you’re going to want a reliable pal. And that requires a top-notch tool that takes your greatest hits on the road or to the gym floor, without annoying wires, uncomfortable headphones or skipping soundtracks. Easily avoid tech-related setbacks with these best-in-class wireless earbuds. Next-level sound quality your main priority? Hoping for a budget-friendly pair that doesn’t slip? These seven top music players check off all the must-have features. Meet your new tech swolemates.

RELATED: 8 Fitness Watches to Elevate Your Workout Goals

7 Top Wireless Earbuds for Every Fitness Fan

Best Wireless Earbuds: Aftershokz Trekz Air

1. Best High-Tech, Barely-There Design: Aftershokz Trekz Air ($150)

Don’t let the open-ear construction fool you. These technologically advanced Aftershokz headphones use bone conduction to deliver music through your cheekbones, meaning your ears are free to hear surrounding noises. Any outdoor biker or runner will love this key feature for staying safe on the streets. Made of mostly titanium, these also feel super lightweight and their wraparound construction allows them to sit firmly in place. Feel free to catch some air and some speed in these — no matter how hard and fast you go, they move with you.

RELATED: The Top New Sneakers for Every Workout

Best Wireless Earbuds: Bose SoundSport Free

2. Best for Sports Conditioning Sans Wires: Bose SoundSport Free ($250)

This Bose pair is so snug, you’ll hardly realize you’re wearing them — minus the songs streaming in your ear. The zero-wire, lightweight headphones slide directly in your ear and have a sporty, sweat-resistant wing tip so they don’t slip. They also come with a carrying case that’ll charge while you travel. Put them in the case for just 15 minutes and you get 45 extra minutes of music.

Best Wireless Earbuds: Kicker EB400 Waterproof Bluetooth Earbuds

3. Best for a Customized Fit: Kicker EB400 Waterproof Bluetooth Earbuds ($100)

Not only can you switch out these in-ear tips for a different size, but the over-ear wire also bends to perfectly fit your ear shape. Translation: You experience less sliding all around, even if you jump, twist or jog. You’ll also score top sound quality and a built-in mic so you can make hands-free calls. Plus, with a 100 percent waterproof guarantee, you’ll never have to worry about keeping these Kickers dry as you trek through rain or snow.

RELATED: 9 Ways to Find Workout Motivation (Every Damn Day)

Best Wireless Earbuds: Skullcandy Method BT Sport Earbud

4. Best for Staying on a Budget: Skullcandy Method BT Sport Earbud ($60)

An around-the-neck design makes this inexpensive Skullcandy set super comfortable. And the sweat-resistant, Duallock bud construction means they stay in place. You also get a built-in mic, easy one-button song and volume control, and nine hours of listening time. Better yet, if you want to go phone-free, the Bluetooth capabilities will work up to 33 feet from your device.

Best Wireless Earbuds: Beats by Dre BeatsX Wireless Earbuds

5. Best for Superior Sound Quality: Beats by Dre BeatsX Wireless Earbuds ($150)

These Apple-backed earbuds come with several tip options — including removable wingtips for extra security — so you can find the right match. With eight hours of battery life and a quick charge that provides two hours of power on a five-minute charge, you’ll have your pump-up playlist ready to go when you need it. What makes these headphones stand out from the crowd, though, is the rich, clear sound quality that drowns out even the noisiest city streets. Whether you’re aiming to check off miles on the run or have a more peaceful commute, BeatsX will become your best buds.

RELATED: Why I Started Running — And Never Stopped

Best Wireless Earbuds: Urbanears Hellas Wireless Headphones

6. Best for Tuning into Strength Sessions: Urbanears Hellas Wireless Headphones ($120)

Quiet the noise around you so you can focus on the moves that get you strong. These over-ear Urbanears headphones drown out distractions, while providing crisp sound quality and 14 hours of play. You can also easy toggle between songs via the swipe interface on the right ear. (Keep in mind it’s extra sensitive.) And you don’t have to worry about getting super sweaty while wearing these. The ear and headband pads easily come off so you can toss ‘em in the washer.

Best Wireless Earbuds: Apple Airpods

7. Best for Smart, Wire-Free Song Play: Apple Airpods ($159)

One of the smartest pairs in the pile, these totally wireless headphones instantly turn on when you take them out of the charging case (which allows you to power up on the go for an additional 24 hours). They’ll also start playing music right when you put them in your ears and stop when you take them out. Set each earbud to your most-used setting — like switching songs or cranking up the volume — then all you have to do is double tap the side of the bud to make it happen. You can also choose one to connect to Siri on the tap, and she'll launch your favorite playlist or call a friend. Talk about a no-fuss set.

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The Best Wireless Earbuds to Fit Your Workout Style

The Best Wireless Earbuds to Fit Your Workout Style Listen up: If music is your go-to workout buddy, you’re going to want a reliable pal. And that requires a top-notch tool that takes your greatest hits on the road or to the gym floor, without annoying wires, uncomfortable headphones or skipping soundtracks. Easily avoid tech-related setbacks with these best-in-class wireless earbuds. Next-level sound quality your main priority? Hoping for a budget-friendly pair that doesn’t slip? These seven top music players check off all the must-have features. Meet your new tech swolemates. RELATED: 8 Fitness Watches to Elevate Your Workout Goals

7 Top Wireless Earbuds for Every Fitness Fan

Best Wireless Earbuds: Aftershokz Trekz Air

1. Best High-Tech, Barely-There Design: Aftershokz Trekz Air ($150)

Don’t let the open-ear construction fool you. These technologically advanced Aftershokz headphones use bone conduction to deliver music through your cheekbones, meaning your ears are free to hear surrounding noises. Any outdoor biker or runner will love this key feature for staying safe on the streets. Made of mostly titanium, these also feel super lightweight and their wraparound construction allows them to sit firmly in place. Feel free to catch some air and some speed in these — no matter how hard and fast you go, they move with you. RELATED: The Top New Sneakers for Every Workout Best Wireless Earbuds: Bose SoundSport Free

2. Best for Sports Conditioning Sans Wires: Bose SoundSport Free ($250)

This Bose pair is so snug, you’ll hardly realize you’re wearing them — minus the songs streaming in your ear. The zero-wire, lightweight headphones slide directly in your ear and have a sporty, sweat-resistant wing tip so they don’t slip. They also come with a carrying case that’ll charge while you travel. Put them in the case for just 15 minutes and you get 45 extra minutes of music. Best Wireless Earbuds: Kicker EB400 Waterproof Bluetooth Earbuds

3. Best for a Customized Fit: Kicker EB400 Waterproof Bluetooth Earbuds ($100)

Not only can you switch out these in-ear tips for a different size, but the over-ear wire also bends to perfectly fit your ear shape. Translation: You experience less sliding all around, even if you jump, twist or jog. You’ll also score top sound quality and a built-in mic so you can make hands-free calls. Plus, with a 100 percent waterproof guarantee, you’ll never have to worry about keeping these Kickers dry as you trek through rain or snow. RELATED: 9 Ways to Find Workout Motivation (Every Damn Day) Best Wireless Earbuds: Skullcandy Method BT Sport Earbud

4. Best for Staying on a Budget: Skullcandy Method BT Sport Earbud ($60)

An around-the-neck design makes this inexpensive Skullcandy set super comfortable. And the sweat-resistant, Duallock bud construction means they stay in place. You also get a built-in mic, easy one-button song and volume control, and nine hours of listening time. Better yet, if you want to go phone-free, the Bluetooth capabilities will work up to 33 feet from your device. Best Wireless Earbuds: Beats by Dre BeatsX Wireless Earbuds

5. Best for Superior Sound Quality: Beats by Dre BeatsX Wireless Earbuds ($150)

These Apple-backed earbuds come with several tip options — including removable wingtips for extra security — so you can find the right match. With eight hours of battery life and a quick charge that provides two hours of power on a five-minute charge, you’ll have your pump-up playlist ready to go when you need it. What makes these headphones stand out from the crowd, though, is the rich, clear sound quality that drowns out even the noisiest city streets. Whether you’re aiming to check off miles on the run or have a more peaceful commute, BeatsX will become your best buds. RELATED: Why I Started Running — And Never Stopped Best Wireless Earbuds: Urbanears Hellas Wireless Headphones

6. Best for Tuning into Strength Sessions: Urbanears Hellas Wireless Headphones ($120)

Quiet the noise around you so you can focus on the moves that get you strong. These over-ear Urbanears headphones drown out distractions, while providing crisp sound quality and 14 hours of play. You can also easy toggle between songs via the swipe interface on the right ear. (Keep in mind it’s extra sensitive.) And you don’t have to worry about getting super sweaty while wearing these. The ear and headband pads easily come off so you can toss ‘em in the washer. Best Wireless Earbuds: Apple Airpods

7. Best for Smart, Wire-Free Song Play: Apple Airpods ($159)

One of the smartest pairs in the pile, these totally wireless headphones instantly turn on when you take them out of the charging case (which allows you to power up on the go for an additional 24 hours). They’ll also start playing music right when you put them in your ears and stop when you take them out. Set each earbud to your most-used setting — like switching songs or cranking up the volume — then all you have to do is double tap the side of the bud to make it happen. You can also choose one to connect to Siri on the tap, and she'll launch your favorite playlist or call a friend. Talk about a no-fuss set. Read More 10 Genius iPhone Hacks to Boost Your Productivity Can a Vibrating Phone Roller Help with Workout Recovery? The 15-Minute Home Workout to Survive the Holidays

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27 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Fitness Obsessed https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/holiday-gift-ideas-fitness-lovers/ Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:15:32 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=63500

27 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Fitness Obsessed

We all know the type: Never misses a workout, packs overnight oats in Mason jars, and knows their VO2 max (because, #fitnessgoals). They’re the toughest — and the toughest to shop for — person on your list. But thanks to these editor-backed gift ideas, no one will go home without something they love this year. Whether you’re shopping for a marathoner, meditation junkie or meal prep pro, we have the perfect fit for every fitness lover — and every budget.

RELATED: The Best DIY Holiday Gifts for Fitness Lovers

27 Holiday Gift Ideas Fitness Fanatics Will Love

$25 and Under

Holiday Gift Ideas: Comrad Companion Compression Socks

1. For the Standout Athlete: Comrad Companion Compression Socks ($18)

Not your typical stocking stuffer sock, these knee-high Comrads offer compression to help legs recover after a long day of walking, traveling or putting in work at the gym. Your giftee will love the snug construction (plus moisture-wicking, breathability and anti-odor properties) and stylish design. We love the navy stripes and color-blocking layers — perfect for anyone on your list.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Dona Chai Turmeric Concentrate

2. For the Healthy Hostess: Dona Chai Turmeric Concentrate ($24)

Upgrade your typical olive oil or balsamic vinegar giftable, and hand off this turmeric concentrate instead. Handmade in Brooklyn, it packs anti-inflammatory properties plus a flavorful finish when mixed into dishes like mashed sweet potatoes or chocolate truffles. It also creates a cafe-quality turmeric latte. Just blend with equal parts milk for a delightfully spicy sip.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Buff Polar Neckwarmer

3.For the Aprés-Ski Aficionado: Buff Polar Neckwarmer ($20)

Perfect for powder days, winter runs or even that post-slopes party, this lightweight 100 percent Polartec fleece from Buff provides warmth and quick-drying coverage. Wear it low to get extra air flow carving through the snow, or pull it up for a fuller face mask when temps drop below freezing.

Holiday Gift Ideas: David’s Tea Caramel Shortbread Collectible Jar

4. For the Dessert Devotee: David’s Tea Caramel Shortbread Collectible Jar ($20)

Cure dessert cravings with some sweet loose leaf tea. The blend of apple, raisins, brown sugar and almonds makes for a delicious post-meal sip that anyone with a sweet tooth will love. The limited-edition tea also comes in a ready-to-gift ceramic jar, ideal for storing healthy-ish cookies and energy bites once the tea runs out.   

Holiday Gift Ideas: Healthy Meal Prep: Time-Saving Plans to Prep and Portion Your Weekly Meals

5. For the Sensible Cook: Healthy Meal Prep: Time-Saving Plans to Prep and Portion Your Weekly Meals ($20)

Instead of gifting just another apron to your holiday hostess, take a cue from Stephanie Tornatore and Adam Bannon, the YouTube stars of Fit Couple Cooks. In their new cookbook, the couple schools cooks of all levels on how to prep at least 18 meals a week (that’s six meals per person if you’ve got a roomie or S.O.). From cozy comfort foods to Asian take-out, we guarantee your Secret Santa will want to eat these dishes right off the pages.

RELATED: 11 Easy Mason Jar Recipes for DIY Gifts

$50 and Under

Holiday Gift Ideas: Framebridge Marathon Bib

6. For the Race Chaser: Framebridge Race Bib ($26.20)

The runner in your life probably has a collection of medals to show for crossing the finish line, but the race bibs are the special jog down memory lane. Remind your friend, family member or significant other of their accomplishment with a customized race bib frame. Bonus: Marathoners who recently ran the New York City Marathon get a limited-time discount. Use the promo code NEWYORK26 at checkout. The code expires November 30, after which frames will be $39-199.

Holiday Gift Ideas: The Beauty Chef Holiday Set

7. For the Natural Beauty: The Beauty Chef Holiday Boost Set ($45)

Your eco-obsessed BFF is probably already loading up on non-toxic lipsticks, nail polishes and deodorants. But something that might be missing from their green beauty routine: skin boosters. This nourishing set of probiotic elixirs created by Carla Oates, the Beauty Chef herself, includes travel-size bottles of collagen, antioxidant and hydration boosts. Simply add a tablespoon to your smoothie, juice or water to promote healthy hair, skin and nails.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Eddie Bauer Slope Side Gloves

8. For the Connected Outdoors(wo)man: Eddie Bauer Slope Side Gloves ($30)

From the trails to the campsite to the city streets, these Eddie Bauer knit gloves will keep fingers from freezing. They also allow easy phone use (without letting digits go bare), thanks to tech-friendly tips. And the compliment-worthy pattern? This is one present even the person who has everything will want to wear on the reg.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Sweaty Betty Happiness Planner

9. For the Goal Getter: Sweaty Betty Happiness Planner ($30)

Sometimes productivity and positivity can take a little planning. Enter this journal from Sweaty Betty that features inspirational quotes, meal planning pages, weekly self-reflection, scheduling and more. Consider it the self-made guide to finding something to smile about every. single. day. Oh, and you’ll stay on top of that ever-expanding to-do list, too.

Holiday Gift Ideas: S'well Traveler Oasis Water Bottle

10. For the Globe Trekker: S’well Traveler Oasis ($35)

Everyone needs more water, so why not give the gift of hydration — in a pretty awesome package? The popular stainless steel, BPA-free S’well bottle gets a chic and ergonomic upgrade with this traveler collection, complete with a nature-themed design. The wider spout allows for quick drinking and is big enough to throw in ice, while the bottom boasts an easy-to-hold shape. And you still get S’well’s signature temperature traits: It keeps liquids cold for 24 hours and hot for 12.

Holiday Gift Ideas: UA Motivator Tote

11. For the City Slicker: UA Motivator Tote ($45)

Ever get all the belongings in your bag soaked from rain or snow? Save your gift recipient from the trouble with this sporty bag. Under Armour’s Storm technology will keep goods protected from the elements, while the bag’s construction is big enough to carry gym clothes, pre-packed snacks and more. It also boasts a handy exterior pocket so you can stash your phone for easy access.

RELATED: The 8 Best Backpacks for the Office, Gym and Beyond

Holiday Gift Ideas: Headsweats National Park Trucker Hats

12. For the Nature Lover: Headsweats National Park Trucker Hats ($26)

Stand out on the mountain, while protecting our parks with the Headsweats National Park trucker hats collection. For every purchase, 20 percent of the proceeds go to the National Park Foundation, so buyers can feel good about helping the planet. Beyond the charity component, these hats look trendy enough to go from trail to brewery, and will keep sun, sweat and sand from sensitive eyes.

$100 and Under

Holiday Gift Ideas: iHome Zenergy Aroma Speaker & Light

13. For the Zen Guru: iHome Zenergy Aroma Speaker & Light ($100)

Create the serene environment of a meditation den or yoga studio right at home. This device provides the sight, sound and smells to do it right. Choose from seven different light therapy modes, like a pulsing red illumination to time your breath or a swirling of blue and white to wake you up. Then, opt for music with modes like dream, storm, ocean or nature. And finally, add a few drops of essential oils to the felt pad and a silent fan diffuses it throughout the room. Three products in one peaceful package.

Holiday Gift Ideas: 174 Hudson Convertible Commuter Pack

14. For the Cycling Urbanite: 174 Hudson Convertible Commuter Pack ($80)

If you know a two-wheel commuter or even someone who’s thinking about biking to work, they’ll want to own this bag. Its roomy interior holds all the essentials, including a laptop courtesy of the padded sleeve, and anything you want to keep separate (like a cell or keys) in the convenient front pockets. But the best part: Taking off the shoulder straps, unzipping the back, and tucking them inside, reveals two clips that attach to a bike rack for extra easy transportation. Pedaling to the office or grocery store just got easier — and less sweaty.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Manduka eQua Yoga Mat

15. For the Hottest Yogi: Manduka eQua Yoga Mat ($92)

Who says you can’t be chic when you’re flowing hard? This beautifully designed, limited-edition yoga mat from artist Ashley Mary has your hot yoga needs covered. It features a towel grip fused to the top surface to wick sweat away and provide support during the most difficult poses. And unlike other yoga mats out there, this eKO-based mat is made with non-toxic materials that can be hand-washed with detergent. Like an abstract painting, this modern mat will inspire your yogi to make art out of asanas.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Cotopaxi Teca Windbreaker Half-Zip

16. For the Active Environmentalist: Cotopaxi Teca Windbreaker Half-Zip ($80)

Super soft and lightweight, this Cotopaxi jacket will become a new outerwear stable — especially for those who love the great outdoors. Not only does it pack into its own pocket for better portability when temps change from the bottom of the mountain to the top, but each color pattern is limited edition so everyone gets a one-of-a-kind coat. To top it off, every purchase supports nonprofits with a global mission to end poverty and promote adventure. That’s because Cotopaxi donates two percent of its total revenue every year to like-minded organizations around the globe.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Ember Ceramic Mug

17. For the Java Addict: Ember Ceramic Mug ($80)

Keep coffee, lattes, tea and any other winter beverages hot all day long in this electric mug. Paired with the Ember app, it’ll send alerts when the liquids reach the ideal temperature — which also means no more burning the tongue. Simply park it on its charging coaster and it’ll maintain the tastiest temps from morning to evening. (The temperature maintenance only lasts about an hour off the dock.)

Holiday Gift Ideas: Cuisinart Spiralizer, Slicer and Shredder

18. For the Meal Prepper: Cuisinart Spiralizer, Slicer and Shredder ($70)

Blenders and crockpots are kitchen time savers, but they don’t compare to a sous chef chopping fruits, veggies and herbs all afternoon. Enter: the Cuisinart all-in-one slicer, shredder and spiralizer. This ultimate cooking multi-tool will turn your farmer’s market haul into Instagram-worthy zucchini ribbons, sweet potato crinkle fries and apple flowers. The large feeding tube allows you to chop larger veggies, like butternut squash, red onions and cucumbers, in seconds. Consider it meal prep magic!  

Holiday Gift Ideas: Sugoi Women’s MidZero Tight

19. For the All-Weather Runner: Sugoi Women’s MidZero Tight ($90)

Zipping through the cold streets becomes a little more doable with these softer-than-sweatpants, fleece-lined leggings. So cozy, they’re difficult not to lounge in all day, they’ll also keep any runner warm through long, windy miles. These bottoms also have four-way stretch for more flexibility and a back zip pocket to store essentials hands- and fanny pack-free.

RELATED: 8 Fitness Watches to Elevate Your Fitness Goals

Splurge

Holiday Gift Ideas: BioLite Holiday Bundle

20. For the Caffeinated Camper: BioLite Holiday Bundle ($250)

Calling all coffee connoisseurs and campers alike! Three great brands team up for a gift that gives back — and one that keeps you energized. The limited-edition collab includes BioLite’s KettlePot (pours like a kettle and cooks like a pot), CoffeePress (like a French Press) and the CampStove 2, which offers a smokeless fire for cooking yummy meals in the woods. (It tucks right into the KettlePot for better transport.) The bundle also comes with MiiR’s 12-ounce camp cup — complete with a trackable charity component. This mug will keep your also-included four-pack of portable pour-over Kuju coffee nice and hot.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Trek FX 1 Bike

21. For the Spin Class Hero: Trek FX 1 Bike ($400)

This hybrid bike is great for cruising city streets and country roads, plus it’s totally beginner cyclist-friendly — including studio spinsters ready to take their skills outside. The lightweight construction and upright handlebars make it comfortable to ride and easy to maneuver, especially for newbie riders. It even has a bluetooth sensor attached to track routes and other fitness stats.

Holiday Gift Ideas: REI Co-Op Quarter Dome Air Hammock

22. For the Tree Hugger: REI Co-Op Quarter Dome Air Hammock ($219)

Two must-haves for a weekend among the trees — in one comfy product. This hammock-turned-tent is surprisingly simple to assemble and offers a relaxing place to rest your head, courtesy of the sturdy tension lines. It has a mesh canopy to keep bugs out, a removable rain cover to battle bad weather, an interior pocket to hold a phone or water bottle and a large entrance to seamlessly slip in and out. Just want to lounge in the backyard? Flip it over for a more traditional hammock sans overlay.

Holiday Gift Ideas: The North Face Ventrix Jacket

23. For the Outdoor Workout Warrior: The North Face Ventrix Jacket ($199)

When temperatures plummet, but treadmills aren’t appealing, it’s time to put on this high-tech jacket. It offers warmth when you need it and breathability when you don’t. The synthetic water-resistant materials give it a stretchy fit, while ventilation in key areas stops overheating in typically sweaty spots. It’s the ideal coat for hiking, trail running, rock climbing — or just running errands around town.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 GPS + Cellular

24. For the Mile Chaser: Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 GPS + Cellular ($399)

By now you’ve heard all about the Apple Watch Series 3, which can receive calls and texts from the trails to the surf, and track the real intensity of your HIIT and swim workouts. Opt for the Nike+ integration, though, and your run life will get a major upgrade. In addition to tracking distance, pace and elevation via GPS and altimeter, runners can now experience audio guided sessions with their favorite Nike run coaches and world-class athletes. Too cold to brave the open road? Hit the treadmill or elliptical — your watch will pair with compatible gym equipment. Waiting for you on the other end: celebratory cheers and emojis from friends.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Helly Hansen W Ten-Below HT Sneaker Boot

25. For the Winter Wanderer: Helly Hansen W Ten-Below HT ($130)

What if we combined the warmth of a snow boot with the comfort of a training shoe? You’d get these weatherproof kicks, so cozy they’re like a jacket for your feet. Come winter, the functional features will make all the difference, including Primaloft insulation and a waterproof membrane, multi-directional lugs for superior traction, and a cushioned midsole for all-day wear.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Mountain Standard Women’s Hybrid Bomber

26. For the Sporty Traveler: Mountain Standard Women’s Hybrid Bomber $158)

Buy this jacket for its trendy lifestyle look; keep it for years thanks to its technical features. Made with primaloft insulation, it offers top-notch warmth for the streets and trails — without the weight. It also features fleece side paneling for extra coziness. And with a water-resistant and no-rip coating, you won’t need to worry about damaging it while clocking miles and climbing peaks.

 

 

Holiday Gift Ideas: Samsung Gear IconX

27. For the Musically Motivated: Samsung Gear IconX ($200)

Completely wire-free earbuds, at your fitness service. These tiny music players offer five hours of battery life while streaming pump-up tunes, and seven hours in standalone mode (it holds 4GB of data). For all the runners and walkers out there, pop these in and get moving — the automatic activity tracker will record distance, pace and calories. With a simple tap, you can also change music volume and skip or replay tracks.

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27 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Fitness Obsessed We all know the type: Never misses a workout, packs overnight oats in Mason jars, and knows their VO2 max (because, #fitnessgoals). They’re the toughest — and the toughest to shop for — person on your list. But thanks to these editor-backed gift ideas, no one will go home without something they love this year. Whether you’re shopping for a marathoner, meditation junkie or meal prep pro, we have the perfect fit for every fitness lover — and every budget. RELATED: The Best DIY Holiday Gifts for Fitness Lovers

27 Holiday Gift Ideas Fitness Fanatics Will Love

$25 and Under

Holiday Gift Ideas: Comrad Companion Compression Socks

1. For the Standout Athlete: Comrad Companion Compression Socks ($18)

Not your typical stocking stuffer sock, these knee-high Comrads offer compression to help legs recover after a long day of walking, traveling or putting in work at the gym. Your giftee will love the snug construction (plus moisture-wicking, breathability and anti-odor properties) and stylish design. We love the navy stripes and color-blocking layers — perfect for anyone on your list. Holiday Gift Ideas: Dona Chai Turmeric Concentrate

2. For the Healthy Hostess: Dona Chai Turmeric Concentrate ($24)

Upgrade your typical olive oil or balsamic vinegar giftable, and hand off this turmeric concentrate instead. Handmade in Brooklyn, it packs anti-inflammatory properties plus a flavorful finish when mixed into dishes like mashed sweet potatoes or chocolate truffles. It also creates a cafe-quality turmeric latte. Just blend with equal parts milk for a delightfully spicy sip. Holiday Gift Ideas: Buff Polar Neckwarmer

3.For the Aprés-Ski Aficionado: Buff Polar Neckwarmer ($20)

Perfect for powder days, winter runs or even that post-slopes party, this lightweight 100 percent Polartec fleece from Buff provides warmth and quick-drying coverage. Wear it low to get extra air flow carving through the snow, or pull it up for a fuller face mask when temps drop below freezing. Holiday Gift Ideas: David’s Tea Caramel Shortbread Collectible Jar

4. For the Dessert Devotee: David’s Tea Caramel Shortbread Collectible Jar ($20)

Cure dessert cravings with some sweet loose leaf tea. The blend of apple, raisins, brown sugar and almonds makes for a delicious post-meal sip that anyone with a sweet tooth will love. The limited-edition tea also comes in a ready-to-gift ceramic jar, ideal for storing healthy-ish cookies and energy bites once the tea runs out.    Holiday Gift Ideas: Healthy Meal Prep: Time-Saving Plans to Prep and Portion Your Weekly Meals

5. For the Sensible Cook: Healthy Meal Prep: Time-Saving Plans to Prep and Portion Your Weekly Meals ($20)

Instead of gifting just another apron to your holiday hostess, take a cue from Stephanie Tornatore and Adam Bannon, the YouTube stars of Fit Couple Cooks. In their new cookbook, the couple schools cooks of all levels on how to prep at least 18 meals a week (that’s six meals per person if you’ve got a roomie or S.O.). From cozy comfort foods to Asian take-out, we guarantee your Secret Santa will want to eat these dishes right off the pages. RELATED: 11 Easy Mason Jar Recipes for DIY Gifts

$50 and Under

Holiday Gift Ideas: Framebridge Marathon Bib

6. For the Race Chaser: Framebridge Race Bib ($26.20)

The runner in your life probably has a collection of medals to show for crossing the finish line, but the race bibs are the special jog down memory lane. Remind your friend, family member or significant other of their accomplishment with a customized race bib frame. Bonus: Marathoners who recently ran the New York City Marathon get a limited-time discount. Use the promo code NEWYORK26 at checkout. The code expires November 30, after which frames will be $39-199. Holiday Gift Ideas: The Beauty Chef Holiday Set

7. For the Natural Beauty: The Beauty Chef Holiday Boost Set ($45)

Your eco-obsessed BFF is probably already loading up on non-toxic lipsticks, nail polishes and deodorants. But something that might be missing from their green beauty routine: skin boosters. This nourishing set of probiotic elixirs created by Carla Oates, the Beauty Chef herself, includes travel-size bottles of collagen, antioxidant and hydration boosts. Simply add a tablespoon to your smoothie, juice or water to promote healthy hair, skin and nails. Holiday Gift Ideas: Eddie Bauer Slope Side Gloves

8. For the Connected Outdoors(wo)man: Eddie Bauer Slope Side Gloves ($30)

From the trails to the campsite to the city streets, these Eddie Bauer knit gloves will keep fingers from freezing. They also allow easy phone use (without letting digits go bare), thanks to tech-friendly tips. And the compliment-worthy pattern? This is one present even the person who has everything will want to wear on the reg. Holiday Gift Ideas: Sweaty Betty Happiness Planner

9. For the Goal Getter: Sweaty Betty Happiness Planner ($30)

Sometimes productivity and positivity can take a little planning. Enter this journal from Sweaty Betty that features inspirational quotes, meal planning pages, weekly self-reflection, scheduling and more. Consider it the self-made guide to finding something to smile about every. single. day. Oh, and you’ll stay on top of that ever-expanding to-do list, too. Holiday Gift Ideas: S'well Traveler Oasis Water Bottle

10. For the Globe Trekker: S’well Traveler Oasis ($35)

Everyone needs more water, so why not give the gift of hydration — in a pretty awesome package? The popular stainless steel, BPA-free S’well bottle gets a chic and ergonomic upgrade with this traveler collection, complete with a nature-themed design. The wider spout allows for quick drinking and is big enough to throw in ice, while the bottom boasts an easy-to-hold shape. And you still get S’well’s signature temperature traits: It keeps liquids cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. Holiday Gift Ideas: UA Motivator Tote

11. For the City Slicker: UA Motivator Tote ($45)

Ever get all the belongings in your bag soaked from rain or snow? Save your gift recipient from the trouble with this sporty bag. Under Armour’s Storm technology will keep goods protected from the elements, while the bag’s construction is big enough to carry gym clothes, pre-packed snacks and more. It also boasts a handy exterior pocket so you can stash your phone for easy access. RELATED: The 8 Best Backpacks for the Office, Gym and Beyond Holiday Gift Ideas: Headsweats National Park Trucker Hats

12. For the Nature Lover: Headsweats National Park Trucker Hats ($26)

Stand out on the mountain, while protecting our parks with the Headsweats National Park trucker hats collection. For every purchase, 20 percent of the proceeds go to the National Park Foundation, so buyers can feel good about helping the planet. Beyond the charity component, these hats look trendy enough to go from trail to brewery, and will keep sun, sweat and sand from sensitive eyes.

$100 and Under

Holiday Gift Ideas: iHome Zenergy Aroma Speaker & Light

13. For the Zen Guru: iHome Zenergy Aroma Speaker & Light ($100)

Create the serene environment of a meditation den or yoga studio right at home. This device provides the sight, sound and smells to do it right. Choose from seven different light therapy modes, like a pulsing red illumination to time your breath or a swirling of blue and white to wake you up. Then, opt for music with modes like dream, storm, ocean or nature. And finally, add a few drops of essential oils to the felt pad and a silent fan diffuses it throughout the room. Three products in one peaceful package. Holiday Gift Ideas: 174 Hudson Convertible Commuter Pack

14. For the Cycling Urbanite: 174 Hudson Convertible Commuter Pack ($80)

If you know a two-wheel commuter or even someone who’s thinking about biking to work, they’ll want to own this bag. Its roomy interior holds all the essentials, including a laptop courtesy of the padded sleeve, and anything you want to keep separate (like a cell or keys) in the convenient front pockets. But the best part: Taking off the shoulder straps, unzipping the back, and tucking them inside, reveals two clips that attach to a bike rack for extra easy transportation. Pedaling to the office or grocery store just got easier — and less sweaty. Holiday Gift Ideas: Manduka eQua Yoga Mat

15. For the Hottest Yogi: Manduka eQua Yoga Mat ($92)

Who says you can’t be chic when you’re flowing hard? This beautifully designed, limited-edition yoga mat from artist Ashley Mary has your hot yoga needs covered. It features a towel grip fused to the top surface to wick sweat away and provide support during the most difficult poses. And unlike other yoga mats out there, this eKO-based mat is made with non-toxic materials that can be hand-washed with detergent. Like an abstract painting, this modern mat will inspire your yogi to make art out of asanas. Holiday Gift Ideas: Cotopaxi Teca Windbreaker Half-Zip

16. For the Active Environmentalist: Cotopaxi Teca Windbreaker Half-Zip ($80)

Super soft and lightweight, this Cotopaxi jacket will become a new outerwear stable — especially for those who love the great outdoors. Not only does it pack into its own pocket for better portability when temps change from the bottom of the mountain to the top, but each color pattern is limited edition so everyone gets a one-of-a-kind coat. To top it off, every purchase supports nonprofits with a global mission to end poverty and promote adventure. That’s because Cotopaxi donates two percent of its total revenue every year to like-minded organizations around the globe. Holiday Gift Ideas: Ember Ceramic Mug

17. For the Java Addict: Ember Ceramic Mug ($80)

Keep coffee, lattes, tea and any other winter beverages hot all day long in this electric mug. Paired with the Ember app, it’ll send alerts when the liquids reach the ideal temperature — which also means no more burning the tongue. Simply park it on its charging coaster and it’ll maintain the tastiest temps from morning to evening. (The temperature maintenance only lasts about an hour off the dock.) Holiday Gift Ideas: Cuisinart Spiralizer, Slicer and Shredder

18. For the Meal Prepper: Cuisinart Spiralizer, Slicer and Shredder ($70)

Blenders and crockpots are kitchen time savers, but they don’t compare to a sous chef chopping fruits, veggies and herbs all afternoon. Enter: the Cuisinart all-in-one slicer, shredder and spiralizer. This ultimate cooking multi-tool will turn your farmer’s market haul into Instagram-worthy zucchini ribbons, sweet potato crinkle fries and apple flowers. The large feeding tube allows you to chop larger veggies, like butternut squash, red onions and cucumbers, in seconds. Consider it meal prep magic!   Holiday Gift Ideas: Sugoi Women’s MidZero Tight

19. For the All-Weather Runner: Sugoi Women’s MidZero Tight ($90)

Zipping through the cold streets becomes a little more doable with these softer-than-sweatpants, fleece-lined leggings. So cozy, they’re difficult not to lounge in all day, they’ll also keep any runner warm through long, windy miles. These bottoms also have four-way stretch for more flexibility and a back zip pocket to store essentials hands- and fanny pack-free. RELATED: 8 Fitness Watches to Elevate Your Fitness Goals

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Holiday Gift Ideas: BioLite Holiday Bundle

20. For the Caffeinated Camper: BioLite Holiday Bundle ($250)

Calling all coffee connoisseurs and campers alike! Three great brands team up for a gift that gives back — and one that keeps you energized. The limited-edition collab includes BioLite’s KettlePot (pours like a kettle and cooks like a pot), CoffeePress (like a French Press) and the CampStove 2, which offers a smokeless fire for cooking yummy meals in the woods. (It tucks right into the KettlePot for better transport.) The bundle also comes with MiiR’s 12-ounce camp cup — complete with a trackable charity component. This mug will keep your also-included four-pack of portable pour-over Kuju coffee nice and hot. Holiday Gift Ideas: Trek FX 1 Bike

21. For the Spin Class Hero: Trek FX 1 Bike ($400)

This hybrid bike is great for cruising city streets and country roads, plus it’s totally beginner cyclist-friendly — including studio spinsters ready to take their skills outside. The lightweight construction and upright handlebars make it comfortable to ride and easy to maneuver, especially for newbie riders. It even has a bluetooth sensor attached to track routes and other fitness stats. Holiday Gift Ideas: REI Co-Op Quarter Dome Air Hammock

22. For the Tree Hugger: REI Co-Op Quarter Dome Air Hammock ($219)

Two must-haves for a weekend among the trees — in one comfy product. This hammock-turned-tent is surprisingly simple to assemble and offers a relaxing place to rest your head, courtesy of the sturdy tension lines. It has a mesh canopy to keep bugs out, a removable rain cover to battle bad weather, an interior pocket to hold a phone or water bottle and a large entrance to seamlessly slip in and out. Just want to lounge in the backyard? Flip it over for a more traditional hammock sans overlay. Holiday Gift Ideas: The North Face Ventrix Jacket

23. For the Outdoor Workout Warrior: The North Face Ventrix Jacket ($199)

When temperatures plummet, but treadmills aren’t appealing, it’s time to put on this high-tech jacket. It offers warmth when you need it and breathability when you don’t. The synthetic water-resistant materials give it a stretchy fit, while ventilation in key areas stops overheating in typically sweaty spots. It’s the ideal coat for hiking, trail running, rock climbing — or just running errands around town. Holiday Gift Ideas: Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 GPS + Cellular

24. For the Mile Chaser: Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 GPS + Cellular ($399)

By now you’ve heard all about the Apple Watch Series 3, which can receive calls and texts from the trails to the surf, and track the real intensity of your HIIT and swim workouts. Opt for the Nike+ integration, though, and your run life will get a major upgrade. In addition to tracking distance, pace and elevation via GPS and altimeter, runners can now experience audio guided sessions with their favorite Nike run coaches and world-class athletes. Too cold to brave the open road? Hit the treadmill or elliptical — your watch will pair with compatible gym equipment. Waiting for you on the other end: celebratory cheers and emojis from friends. Holiday Gift Ideas: Helly Hansen W Ten-Below HT Sneaker Boot

25. For the Winter Wanderer: Helly Hansen W Ten-Below HT ($130)

What if we combined the warmth of a snow boot with the comfort of a training shoe? You’d get these weatherproof kicks, so cozy they’re like a jacket for your feet. Come winter, the functional features will make all the difference, including Primaloft insulation and a waterproof membrane, multi-directional lugs for superior traction, and a cushioned midsole for all-day wear. Holiday Gift Ideas: Mountain Standard Women’s Hybrid Bomber

26. For the Sporty Traveler: Mountain Standard Women’s Hybrid Bomber $158)

Buy this jacket for its trendy lifestyle look; keep it for years thanks to its technical features. Made with primaloft insulation, it offers top-notch warmth for the streets and trails — without the weight. It also features fleece side paneling for extra coziness. And with a water-resistant and no-rip coating, you won’t need to worry about damaging it while clocking miles and climbing peaks.     Holiday Gift Ideas: Samsung Gear IconX

27. For the Musically Motivated: Samsung Gear IconX ($200)

Completely wire-free earbuds, at your fitness service. These tiny music players offer five hours of battery life while streaming pump-up tunes, and seven hours in standalone mode (it holds 4GB of data). For all the runners and walkers out there, pop these in and get moving — the automatic activity tracker will record distance, pace and calories. With a simple tap, you can also change music volume and skip or replay tracks. Disclosure: All products featured on our site are hand-picked by our editorial team in the hopes of getting you closer to your health and fitness goals. We only recommend products we love and believe that you will, too. If you come across an affiliate link on our site, that means we receive a small commission should you decide to make a purchase. Read More 8 Fitness Watches to Elevate Your Workout Goals 10 Genius iPhone Hacks to Boost Your Productivity The Top Sneakers for Every Workout

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8 Fitness Watches to Elevate Your Workout Goals https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/best-fitness-watches-trackers/ Fri, 03 Nov 2017 11:15:45 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=63092

8 Fitness Watches to Elevate Your Workout Goals

You’ve probably heard there’s strength in numbers. Well, we’re making a case for keeping those numbers right on your wrist. These top eight fitness watches track the typical steps and sleep, but take that a pace further with in-depth workout analysis and smart features that make healthy living a little easier. After crushing a tough fitness class, you’ll see just how much work you put in  — and how much harder you can push. And when you don’t feel like stopping your Stranger Things binge, you’ll get a little nudge to get up, get out and get working toward a new health-enhancing goal. Because sometimes all it takes is a little arm candy — complete with water, workout and sleep reminders — to feel like a million bucks.

RELATED: Fall Shoe Guide: The Top Sneakers for Every Workout

8 Fitness Watches to Help You Crush Every Goal

Best Fitness Watches: Apple Watch Series 3

1. Motivation on Your Wrist: Apple Watch Series 3 (from $329) 

Why we love it: It’s the high-tech watch that lets you do everything sans cell.

The highly anticipated Apple Watch Series 3 gives you even more reasons to squeeze sweat sessions into your schedule. In addition to setting the daily goal of closing all three rings — active calories, exercise minutes and standing time — it offers reminders and motivation to do so. And with the update, it now provides more workout options to choose from. This includes everything from running and swimming to high-intensity interval training and hiking. What’s more: Because this version has built-in cellular capabilities, you can still make calls, send texts, talk to Siri and stream music while you’re out chasing miles. Or you know, catching waves on your surfboard.

Best Fitness Watches: Fitbit Ionic

2. Everything You Want in a Smart Watch: Fitbit Ionic ($300)

Why we love it: You get a smartwatch, fitness tracker and wallet in one.

A stand-out feature on Fitbit fitness watches has always been automatic activity tracking. It can detect when your running, biking or walking and will auto pause when necessary. But this new smart watch also offers more accurate workout numbers when you choose among running, biking, swimming, treadmill or weights to record your calorie burn, distance and pace — no phone necessary. You can even choose workout moves to mimic right from the watch screen if you’re at a loss at the gym. Plus, it provides auto sleep tracking and storage for up to 300 songs. Want to grab a post-run smoothie, without having to bring your wallet? Upload your bank info and use the watch face to pay up.

RELATED: 7 Expert Tips for Pacing Yourself on the Run

Best Fitness Watches: Epson ProSense 307

3. Your Workout Analyzer: Epson ProSense 307 ($249)

Why we love it: You get the personalized workout info you always wanted, but didn’t know where to find.

Welcome the watch that gives you nearly every workout detail you could possibly need, right on your wrist. Besides the basics in steps and sleep, you can see how much time you spend in different heart rate zones during your workouts (and throughout your whole day) within the Epson View app. For runs, you also get stats on splits, cadence (important for proper run form), speed, stride length, time you should take to recover and how your workout affects your lactate threshold. While biking, you can also find out how fast you’re pedaling, plus elevation gains and steep descents. And for swimming, you can see your stroke rate and constant heart rate updates — a stat other trackers often can’t read.

Best Fitness Watches: Polar M430

4. Run to the Finish Line Faster: Polar M430 ($230)

Why we love it: You get all the info you need to train efficiently.

Have your sights set on a PR? You’ll want to train with this Polar run watch. Take a five-minute test and it’ll calculate your VO2 max — a marker of fitness, which you’ll see improve as you train. The tracker also determines the training benefit of each run, whether it increased your sprint speed or helped build on your endurance. It’ll even reveal you how much downtime you need to properly recover so you don’t over- or under-train. And when it’s almost time to toe the start line? Check your wrist for your predicted race finish time, which it determines based on your workout performances. The smarter you train, the faster you finish — and this watch helps guide you to victory.

RELATED: 263 Races for Every Distance and Destination

Best Fitness Watches: Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro

5. Music, GPS and More: Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro ($200)

Why we love it: It has all the big features, but in a smaller package.

Built-in GPS, up to 500-song storage and constant heart rate monitoring mean this sleek and sporty Samsung band provides all the features you’d want from a smart watch, without looking big and bulky. Samsung has also teamed up with Under Armour so you can seamlessly sync your workouts from MapMyRun or MapMyFitness, while easily keeping an eye on your heart rate training zones. Beyond exercise, you can also track of your water and caffeine intake, complete with alerts if you’re under or over your set liquid goals.

Best Fitness Watches: Garmin Vivomove HR

6. Fashion and Function: Garmin Vivomove HR ($200)

Why we love it: It’s pretty enough to wear every day, while still providing heart rate, calories — even stress levels.

This Garmin timepiece offers more than a chic way to stay on schedule. While it looks like a regular watch, it has digital messages on the bottom that show your heart rate, steps, active minutes and where you fall on the stress scale. With the corresponding Garmin Connect app, you can get more details on your day, including when you hit higher anxiety levels, your resting heart rate and total calories burned. Plus, you get sleep stats, VO2 max readings, an interval timer and battery life of up to five days when in smart watch mode.

Best Fitness Watches: Timex Ironman GPS

7. Record Every Cardio Session: Timex Ironman GPS ($100)

Why we love it: You’ll find it super easy to use and light on the wallet. 

Don’t let the Ironman name fool you. This Timex watch is meant to track every swim, bike and run, whether you go for one mile or 100. Its modest design and user-friendly functionality allows you to easily track mileage, average pace and total time while you’re on the move. (One caveat: You do have to upload your info to your computer to see your final stat details.) With the click of a button, you can also quickly toggle between workout modes — great for multi-sports stars. To top it off, this watch won’t break the bank, especially when compared to other sport bands.

RELATED: 50 Running Resources for Speed, Strength and Nutrition

Best Fitness Watches: Misfit Flare

8. Straightforward Stats: Misfit Flare ($60)

Why we love it: It’s budget-friendly with all the basics, plus a more convenient battery.

If you want a tracker you can simply strap on and get stepping, this Misfit is the perfect match. Thanks to its watch battery, you don’t have to worry about taking it off to charge — the power will last about four months. In addition to tracking steps, sleep and calories burned, you can log all your favorite physical activities from yoga to running to swimming. The smart button also lets you snap selfies, flip on the lights or find your cell. Trend setters and minimalists will also appreciate the discreet, stylish band.

Disclosure: All products featured on our site are hand-picked by our editorial team in the hopes of getting you closer to your health and fitness goals. We only recommend products we love and believe that you will, too. If you come across an affiliate link on our site, that means we receive a small commission should you decide to make a purchase.

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8 Fitness Watches to Elevate Your Workout Goals
You’ve probably heard there’s strength in numbers. Well, we’re making a case for keeping those numbers right on your wrist. These top eight fitness watches track the typical steps and sleep, but take that a pace further with in-depth workout analysis and smart features that make healthy living a little easier. After crushing a tough fitness class, you’ll see just how much work you put in  — and how much harder you can push. And when you don’t feel like stopping your Stranger Things binge, you’ll get a little nudge to get up, get out and get working toward a new health-enhancing goal. Because sometimes all it takes is a little arm candy — complete with water, workout and sleep reminders — to feel like a million bucks. RELATED: Fall Shoe Guide: The Top Sneakers for Every Workout

8 Fitness Watches to Help You Crush Every Goal

Best Fitness Watches: Apple Watch Series 3

1. Motivation on Your Wrist: Apple Watch Series 3 (from $329) 

Why we love it: It’s the high-tech watch that lets you do everything sans cell. The highly anticipated Apple Watch Series 3 gives you even more reasons to squeeze sweat sessions into your schedule. In addition to setting the daily goal of closing all three rings — active calories, exercise minutes and standing time — it offers reminders and motivation to do so. And with the update, it now provides more workout options to choose from. This includes everything from running and swimming to high-intensity interval training and hiking. What’s more: Because this version has built-in cellular capabilities, you can still make calls, send texts, talk to Siri and stream music while you’re out chasing miles. Or you know, catching waves on your surfboard. Best Fitness Watches: Fitbit Ionic

2. Everything You Want in a Smart Watch: Fitbit Ionic ($300)

Why we love it: You get a smartwatch, fitness tracker and wallet in one. A stand-out feature on Fitbit fitness watches has always been automatic activity tracking. It can detect when your running, biking or walking and will auto pause when necessary. But this new smart watch also offers more accurate workout numbers when you choose among running, biking, swimming, treadmill or weights to record your calorie burn, distance and pace — no phone necessary. You can even choose workout moves to mimic right from the watch screen if you’re at a loss at the gym. Plus, it provides auto sleep tracking and storage for up to 300 songs. Want to grab a post-run smoothie, without having to bring your wallet? Upload your bank info and use the watch face to pay up. RELATED: 7 Expert Tips for Pacing Yourself on the Run Best Fitness Watches: Epson ProSense 307

3. Your Workout Analyzer: Epson ProSense 307 ($249)

Why we love it: You get the personalized workout info you always wanted, but didn’t know where to find. Welcome the watch that gives you nearly every workout detail you could possibly need, right on your wrist. Besides the basics in steps and sleep, you can see how much time you spend in different heart rate zones during your workouts (and throughout your whole day) within the Epson View app. For runs, you also get stats on splits, cadence (important for proper run form), speed, stride length, time you should take to recover and how your workout affects your lactate threshold. While biking, you can also find out how fast you’re pedaling, plus elevation gains and steep descents. And for swimming, you can see your stroke rate and constant heart rate updates — a stat other trackers often can’t read. Best Fitness Watches: Polar M430

4. Run to the Finish Line Faster: Polar M430 ($230)

Why we love it: You get all the info you need to train efficiently. Have your sights set on a PR? You’ll want to train with this Polar run watch. Take a five-minute test and it’ll calculate your VO2 max — a marker of fitness, which you’ll see improve as you train. The tracker also determines the training benefit of each run, whether it increased your sprint speed or helped build on your endurance. It’ll even reveal you how much downtime you need to properly recover so you don’t over- or under-train. And when it’s almost time to toe the start line? Check your wrist for your predicted race finish time, which it determines based on your workout performances. The smarter you train, the faster you finish — and this watch helps guide you to victory. RELATED: 263 Races for Every Distance and Destination Best Fitness Watches: Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro

5. Music, GPS and More: Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro ($200)

Why we love it: It has all the big features, but in a smaller package. Built-in GPS, up to 500-song storage and constant heart rate monitoring mean this sleek and sporty Samsung band provides all the features you’d want from a smart watch, without looking big and bulky. Samsung has also teamed up with Under Armour so you can seamlessly sync your workouts from MapMyRun or MapMyFitness, while easily keeping an eye on your heart rate training zones. Beyond exercise, you can also track of your water and caffeine intake, complete with alerts if you’re under or over your set liquid goals. Best Fitness Watches: Garmin Vivomove HR

6. Fashion and Function: Garmin Vivomove HR ($200)

Why we love it: It’s pretty enough to wear every day, while still providing heart rate, calories — even stress levels. This Garmin timepiece offers more than a chic way to stay on schedule. While it looks like a regular watch, it has digital messages on the bottom that show your heart rate, steps, active minutes and where you fall on the stress scale. With the corresponding Garmin Connect app, you can get more details on your day, including when you hit higher anxiety levels, your resting heart rate and total calories burned. Plus, you get sleep stats, VO2 max readings, an interval timer and battery life of up to five days when in smart watch mode. Best Fitness Watches: Timex Ironman GPS

7. Record Every Cardio Session: Timex Ironman GPS ($100)

Why we love it: You’ll find it super easy to use and light on the wallet.  Don’t let the Ironman name fool you. This Timex watch is meant to track every swim, bike and run, whether you go for one mile or 100. Its modest design and user-friendly functionality allows you to easily track mileage, average pace and total time while you’re on the move. (One caveat: You do have to upload your info to your computer to see your final stat details.) With the click of a button, you can also quickly toggle between workout modes — great for multi-sports stars. To top it off, this watch won’t break the bank, especially when compared to other sport bands. RELATED: 50 Running Resources for Speed, Strength and Nutrition Best Fitness Watches: Misfit Flare

8. Straightforward Stats: Misfit Flare ($60)

Why we love it: It’s budget-friendly with all the basics, plus a more convenient battery. If you want a tracker you can simply strap on and get stepping, this Misfit is the perfect match. Thanks to its watch battery, you don’t have to worry about taking it off to charge — the power will last about four months. In addition to tracking steps, sleep and calories burned, you can log all your favorite physical activities from yoga to running to swimming. The smart button also lets you snap selfies, flip on the lights or find your cell. Trend setters and minimalists will also appreciate the discreet, stylish band. Disclosure: All products featured on our site are hand-picked by our editorial team in the hopes of getting you closer to your health and fitness goals. We only recommend products we love and believe that you will, too. If you come across an affiliate link on our site, that means we receive a small commission should you decide to make a purchase. Read More 10 Genius iPhone Hacks to Boost Your Productivity 3 Quick HIIT Workouts for Beginners The 15 Most Underrated Exercises, According to Trainers

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This Music Player Lets You Listen to Spotify Without Draining Data https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/mighty-music-player-spotify/ https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/mighty-music-player-spotify/#respond Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:15:33 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=62495

This Music Player Lets You Listen to Spotify Without Draining Data

Running or riding to the beat of your favorite jams can help boosts your mood, but science says it can actually improve your performance, too. Rocking out to the rhythm will not only distract you from discomfort but also make you work harder. The faster the beat, the faster you go. And while you can listen to music from your phone or watch, chances are it’ll drain the battery life and drive data usage. So we found the solution to listening to your go-to playlist on-the-go. Enter Mighty, a music player that links up to your music streaming account, like Spotify, and stores more than 1,000 songs.

SCORE 10% OFF MIGHTY: Use Coupon Code MIGHTY10 ($86)

With Mighty clipped to your shirt, shorts or your shoe, you have all the hits you need to get through a long run, a steep bike ride or a HIIT workout, without having to carry your phone. (Translation: You’ll also find fewer distractions or disruptions without all those notifications popping up.) The best part is the player stores all your songs offline. So when you’re out on the open road with zero wifi or cell service, you still have some jams to keep you upbeat and moving forward.

One of our favorite features of music streaming services is the endless number of playlists that help uncover new songs. And thankfully, the Mighty lets you store a series of those line-ups right on the device. To top it off, Mighty offers five hours of battery life, pairs with most headphones and is shatter- and water-resistant. Consider any excuse you have for not getting those steps in — especially outside and on your own — squashed with this user-friendly, portable music player.

Click here to learn more about Mighty and get 10% off with code MIGHTY10 while the deal lasts.

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This Music Player Lets You Listen to Spotify Without Draining Data Running or riding to the beat of your favorite jams can help boosts your mood, but science says it can actually improve your performance, too. Rocking out to the rhythm will not only distract you from discomfort but also make you work harder. The faster the beat, the faster you go. And while you can listen to music from your phone or watch, chances are it’ll drain the battery life and drive data usage. So we found the solution to listening to your go-to playlist on-the-go. Enter Mighty, a music player that links up to your music streaming account, like Spotify, and stores more than 1,000 songs.

SCORE 10% OFF MIGHTY: Use Coupon Code MIGHTY10 ($86)

With Mighty clipped to your shirt, shorts or your shoe, you have all the hits you need to get through a long run, a steep bike ride or a HIIT workout, without having to carry your phone. (Translation: You’ll also find fewer distractions or disruptions without all those notifications popping up.) The best part is the player stores all your songs offline. So when you’re out on the open road with zero wifi or cell service, you still have some jams to keep you upbeat and moving forward. One of our favorite features of music streaming services is the endless number of playlists that help uncover new songs. And thankfully, the Mighty lets you store a series of those line-ups right on the device. To top it off, Mighty offers five hours of battery life, pairs with most headphones and is shatter- and water-resistant. Consider any excuse you have for not getting those steps in — especially outside and on your own — squashed with this user-friendly, portable music player. Click here to learn more about Mighty and get 10% off with code MIGHTY10 while the deal lasts. This post is brought to you by StackCommerce. We only select products we think you’ll love — at a price we hope you’ll love, too. If you decide to make a purchase, Life by Daily Burn may receive a small commission. Shop More Deals Don’t Go to the Gym Without These Bluetooth Headphones The Kitchen Utensils Every Newbie Chef Needs This Discreet Smartwatch Counts All Your Fitness Stats

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10 Genius iPhone Hacks to Boost Your Productivity https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/iphone-hacks-boost-productivity-stat/ https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/iphone-hacks-boost-productivity-stat/#respond Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:15:11 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=62447 iPhone Hacks to Boost Productivity_

[caption id="attachment_62456" align="alignnone" width="620"]10 Genius iPhone Hacks to Boost Productivity Photo: Twenty20[/caption]

If you’re reading this in the palm of your hand, it’s probably tough to remember the days you weren’t tethered to your iPhone. But when it comes to smartphones, there’s a fine line between “useful tool for getting things done” and “all-mighty controller of your entire life.” And if you prefer the former, then it’s time to reassess your technology habits. That’s why we’ve tapped four tech experts for their best-kept iPhone hacks to ensure your device boosts productivity — instead of harming it. We’ll double tap to that.

RELATED: 8 Signs You’re Way Too Stressed (and How to Deal)

10 Easy iPhone Hacks to Boost Productivity

1. Define what “productivity” means to you.

“In my view, productivity isn’t simply about getting a lot of things done,” says Peter Bregman, CEO of Bregman Partners and author of Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Replace Counter-Productive Habits with Ones That Really Work. “It’s about getting the right things done. The only way you know if you’re getting the right things done is if you’re thoughtful about what it is that’s most important to you.”

Once you’ve identified that, ask yourself, “How can my iPhone give me traction in what I care about most?” Bergman says. For example, if your priority is spending time with your kids, set a special ring on your phone that’s different for your kids than anyone else. That way you’ll know to prioritize those calls.

2. Schedule everything — even the obvious.

Bregman is teased for scheduling lunch dates with his wife on his calendar, but he insists there’s no better way to lock in what matters most. “It might seem weird, but you’ve got to put that stuff in your calendar,” he says. “There’s a tremendous amount of evidence that says if you decide when and where you’re going to do something, then you’ll do it.”

iCal, Gmail — choose whichever works best. And factor in which will sync best with your work calendar, or shared calendars with family members. Getting everything in one place will save you extra headspace.

RELATED: Boost Productivity with This Feng Shui Office Makeover

3. Get picky about your apps.

“Don’t download an app without having a need first,” says Peggy Duncan, Personal Productivity Expert and Founder and Lead Trainer at The Digital BreakThroughs Institute. “Figure out what you need to do while on mobile, then find the app that’ll help. [Then] group similar apps using broad categories. This works better than app overload.” Duncan’s favorite functional apps include: PDF Converter for converting documents to PDFs; Copier for copying and pasting text from various sources to use later; and Duet Display for using the iPhone as a dual monitor with a laptop while traveling.

4. Keep an uncluttered home screen.

“The best way I’ve found to minimize distractions on my iPhone is to keep the home screen as lean as possible,” says Michael Simon, a Staff Writer at MacWorld. Much like Duncan, he’s discovered the power of minimizing the number of apps across his entire device. “I used to have hundreds of apps in folders across multiple pages, but these days I try to keep things limited to the apps I absolutely need,” he says. “And if there’s one that's sucking too much time, I’ll just delete it.”

[caption id="attachment_41639" align="alignnone" width="620"]iPhone Hacks to Boost Productivity Photo: Pond5[/caption]

5. Let your phone hold your thoughts — so you don’t have to.

“Most people have their iPhone with them virtually all the time, so it makes a handy tool for externally capturing what's on your mind,” says John Forrister, a Utility Player at the David Allen Company. "Don't discriminate — big ideas or small, they should be quickly captured in some version of a digital inbox where you can decide if there's action later. You can send yourself a quick email, use an app that sends you email, or put them in the “inbox” of your list management app,” Forrister says. “The key is to make sure they land in some type of an inbox that you will go through within 24 to 48 hours, so your mind can let go of the tracking job.”

RELATED: 3 Guided Meditations for Productivity, Sleep and Cravings

6. Only do work on your phone that works well on your phone.

“You can be more productive by noticing what you like to do on your iPhone, and what you don’t like as much,” says Forrister. “Yes, there’s an app for almost everything. Even so, there are some things that are easier on a bigger screen, or two bigger screens. If you’re doing something that feels like more work than it needs to be, consider switching to an activity that fits the iPhone screen and interface better.”

7. Distinguish between “emergency scanning” versus organizing emails.

“It’s tempting to look at email on the iPhone when you’re away from your computer,” says Forrister. “Quickly scanning to see if something time-sensitive has shown up can be productive if it allows you to communicate or handle work now that would take more effort later.”

What that doesn’t mean? “Going through each email in your inbox, deciding if it’s actionable, adding that action to a list, then filing or deleting the email,” Forrister warns. “If you know that an email is not timely, and you know that you’re not going to fully clarify its meaning and organize it in your system, don’t spend your time on it until you are ready to process it to completion… Be smart about whether you want to do that on the iPhone or back at your computer.”

8. Sync your phone with other devices.

“I always have my iPhone with me, so it needs to be loaded with everything I need to get things done, both on the phone and in sync with my other devices,” says Simon. “Outlook, Gmail and Slack are a must, but my secret weapon is iA Writer. I have it installed on my Mac, iPad and iPhone. And with Dropbox integration, I can jump to one of my Android phones or my Chromebook too and pick up right where I left off. It’s the first app I install on any new device I get.”

RELATED: The 9 Best Apps for Guided Meditation

9. Get familiar with your iPhone’s “secret” functions.

The iPhone comes equipped with a variety of tricks that most people don’t even know about. That means you might be missing out on enhanced functionalities as a result. Here are a few of Duncan’s favorite functions:

  • Shake your iPhone to get the option to Undo. Note: This feature has to be turned on by going to Settings > General > Accessibility.
  • Use your device as a magnifying glass. Open the Camera app and tap the phone’s Home button three times to activate the magnifier. Once you see what you need, tap the round, white button to freeze. Then pinch the image to expand it. Activate this feature using the same steps described in the previous tip.
  • Go back to the top of the screen by tapping your device at the top. (It’s near where the time is.)
  • Take a photo while you're recording a video with the help of the white button to the left of the Record button. Tap it, and you'll take a photo without disrupting the recording.

10. Don’t let your iPhone bug you

“The most productive way to use your phone during a time when you’re doing the thing that is most important for you to do… is to not use your phone,” says Bregman. “When you’re doing the thing you most want to do — writing a chapter in your book, spending time with family, or in a meeting for your business — that’s when you want to shut your phone off. That’s when you want no distractions.”

Ask yourself, “Is your technology bothering you, or are you bothering your technology?” Bregman says. “We should be in a situation mostly where we’re bothering our technology.”

And keep in mind, willpower alone usually isn't enough to pry you away, says Bregman. Instead, eliminate the choice. For example, “If you don’t want to be on your phone while you’re driving, put it in the trunk. If you need it for navigation, then use Do Not Disturb while driving.”

Bottom line: “Use the technology to create an environment that makes it more likely you’re going to do what you’re going to do,” says Bregman. “That often means disabling the technology. Otherwise it’s going to nag you.”

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[caption id="attachment_62456" align="alignnone" width="620"]10 Genius iPhone Hacks to Boost Productivity Photo: Twenty20[/caption] If you’re reading this in the palm of your hand, it’s probably tough to remember the days you weren’t tethered to your iPhone. But when it comes to smartphones, there’s a fine line between “useful tool for getting things done” and “all-mighty controller of your entire life.” And if you prefer the former, then it’s time to reassess your technology habits. That’s why we’ve tapped four tech experts for their best-kept iPhone hacks to ensure your device boosts productivity — instead of harming it. We’ll double tap to that. RELATED: 8 Signs You’re Way Too Stressed (and How to Deal)

10 Easy iPhone Hacks to Boost Productivity

1. Define what “productivity” means to you.

“In my view, productivity isn’t simply about getting a lot of things done,” says Peter Bregman, CEO of Bregman Partners and author of Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Replace Counter-Productive Habits with Ones That Really Work. “It’s about getting the right things done. The only way you know if you’re getting the right things done is if you’re thoughtful about what it is that’s most important to you.” Once you’ve identified that, ask yourself, “How can my iPhone give me traction in what I care about most?” Bergman says. For example, if your priority is spending time with your kids, set a special ring on your phone that’s different for your kids than anyone else. That way you’ll know to prioritize those calls.

2. Schedule everything — even the obvious.

Bregman is teased for scheduling lunch dates with his wife on his calendar, but he insists there’s no better way to lock in what matters most. “It might seem weird, but you’ve got to put that stuff in your calendar,” he says. “There’s a tremendous amount of evidence that says if you decide when and where you’re going to do something, then you’ll do it.” iCal, Gmail — choose whichever works best. And factor in which will sync best with your work calendar, or shared calendars with family members. Getting everything in one place will save you extra headspace. RELATED: Boost Productivity with This Feng Shui Office Makeover

3. Get picky about your apps.

“Don’t download an app without having a need first,” says Peggy Duncan, Personal Productivity Expert and Founder and Lead Trainer at The Digital BreakThroughs Institute. “Figure out what you need to do while on mobile, then find the app that’ll help. [Then] group similar apps using broad categories. This works better than app overload.” Duncan’s favorite functional apps include: PDF Converter for converting documents to PDFs; Copier for copying and pasting text from various sources to use later; and Duet Display for using the iPhone as a dual monitor with a laptop while traveling.

4. Keep an uncluttered home screen.

“The best way I’ve found to minimize distractions on my iPhone is to keep the home screen as lean as possible,” says Michael Simon, a Staff Writer at MacWorld. Much like Duncan, he’s discovered the power of minimizing the number of apps across his entire device. “I used to have hundreds of apps in folders across multiple pages, but these days I try to keep things limited to the apps I absolutely need,” he says. “And if there’s one that's sucking too much time, I’ll just delete it.” [caption id="attachment_41639" align="alignnone" width="620"]iPhone Hacks to Boost Productivity Photo: Pond5[/caption]

5. Let your phone hold your thoughts — so you don’t have to.

“Most people have their iPhone with them virtually all the time, so it makes a handy tool for externally capturing what's on your mind,” says John Forrister, a Utility Player at the David Allen Company. "Don't discriminate — big ideas or small, they should be quickly captured in some version of a digital inbox where you can decide if there's action later. You can send yourself a quick email, use an app that sends you email, or put them in the “inbox” of your list management app,” Forrister says. “The key is to make sure they land in some type of an inbox that you will go through within 24 to 48 hours, so your mind can let go of the tracking job.” RELATED: 3 Guided Meditations for Productivity, Sleep and Cravings

6. Only do work on your phone that works well on your phone.

“You can be more productive by noticing what you like to do on your iPhone, and what you don’t like as much,” says Forrister. “Yes, there’s an app for almost everything. Even so, there are some things that are easier on a bigger screen, or two bigger screens. If you’re doing something that feels like more work than it needs to be, consider switching to an activity that fits the iPhone screen and interface better.”

7. Distinguish between “emergency scanning” versus organizing emails.

“It’s tempting to look at email on the iPhone when you’re away from your computer,” says Forrister. “Quickly scanning to see if something time-sensitive has shown up can be productive if it allows you to communicate or handle work now that would take more effort later.” What that doesn’t mean? “Going through each email in your inbox, deciding if it’s actionable, adding that action to a list, then filing or deleting the email,” Forrister warns. “If you know that an email is not timely, and you know that you’re not going to fully clarify its meaning and organize it in your system, don’t spend your time on it until you are ready to process it to completion… Be smart about whether you want to do that on the iPhone or back at your computer.”

8. Sync your phone with other devices.

“I always have my iPhone with me, so it needs to be loaded with everything I need to get things done, both on the phone and in sync with my other devices,” says Simon. “Outlook, Gmail and Slack are a must, but my secret weapon is iA Writer. I have it installed on my Mac, iPad and iPhone. And with Dropbox integration, I can jump to one of my Android phones or my Chromebook too and pick up right where I left off. It’s the first app I install on any new device I get.” RELATED: The 9 Best Apps for Guided Meditation

9. Get familiar with your iPhone’s “secret” functions.

The iPhone comes equipped with a variety of tricks that most people don’t even know about. That means you might be missing out on enhanced functionalities as a result. Here are a few of Duncan’s favorite functions:
  • Shake your iPhone to get the option to Undo. Note: This feature has to be turned on by going to Settings > General > Accessibility.
  • Use your device as a magnifying glass. Open the Camera app and tap the phone’s Home button three times to activate the magnifier. Once you see what you need, tap the round, white button to freeze. Then pinch the image to expand it. Activate this feature using the same steps described in the previous tip.
  • Go back to the top of the screen by tapping your device at the top. (It’s near where the time is.)
  • Take a photo while you're recording a video with the help of the white button to the left of the Record button. Tap it, and you'll take a photo without disrupting the recording.

10. Don’t let your iPhone bug you

“The most productive way to use your phone during a time when you’re doing the thing that is most important for you to do… is to not use your phone,” says Bregman. “When you’re doing the thing you most want to do — writing a chapter in your book, spending time with family, or in a meeting for your business — that’s when you want to shut your phone off. That’s when you want no distractions.” Ask yourself, “Is your technology bothering you, or are you bothering your technology?” Bregman says. “We should be in a situation mostly where we’re bothering our technology.” And keep in mind, willpower alone usually isn't enough to pry you away, says Bregman. Instead, eliminate the choice. For example, “If you don’t want to be on your phone while you’re driving, put it in the trunk. If you need it for navigation, then use Do Not Disturb while driving.” Bottom line: “Use the technology to create an environment that makes it more likely you’re going to do what you’re going to do,” says Bregman. “That often means disabling the technology. Otherwise it’s going to nag you.” Read More 8 DIY Projects to Get You Motivated What Mental Health Experts Do to De-Stress Single-Tasking: Less Stress, More Productivity?

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The Kitchen Utensils Every Newbie Chef Needs https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/kitchen-utensils-every-newbie-chef-needs/ https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/kitchen-utensils-every-newbie-chef-needs/#respond Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:15:37 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=62355 The Kitchen Utensils Every Newbie Chef Needs

The Kitchen Utensils Every Newbie Chef Needs

That 30-minute beef and broccoli stir-fry recipe may sound tasty, but bookmarking new dinner ideas won’t do you any good if you don’t have the right kitchen utensils. At the end of a long day, the last thing you want to do is work too hard for your food. Enter the Kitchen In a Box. Thanks to this handy package, you don’t have to go hunting for the proper cookware — it’s all right there for you in one big, useful bundle.

SCORE THIS DEAL: Kitchen In a Box ($49)

While the average frying pan can cost up to $20, you’ll appreciate that this cooking kit comes with many more kitchen utensils. For less than $50, you get a 12-inch frying pan, salt and pepper shakers, a measuring cup, chef’s knife, spatula set, wooden turner, cutting board, cooking scissors and a mixing bowl.

We especially love the non-stick frying pan for preparing everything from veggie scrambles to chicken teriyaki to lemon-scented salmon. Use the measuring cups to portion out broths for soups and stews, and the cooking scissors to trim the fat off of steaks or chop broccoli florets from their chunky stems. Moreover, the super-durable wooden spatula makes flipping pancakes and omelets easy peasy, while the two silicone spatulas seamlessly blend dry and wet ingredients when baking. To top it off, let’s not forget the chef’ knife, which easily slices veggies and fruits to even proportions, so you can prepare the most beautiful, Instagram-worthy salads and sides.

Now that Kitchen In a Box is your ultimate sous chef, it’s time to fire up the stove! Not sure where to start? Check out these basic cooking methods to help you nail down steaming, blanching, poaching and braising. Then, put you culinary skills to the test with our delicious recipes. Happy cooking!

Click HERE to get the Kitchen In a Box while it’s still 75% off!

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The Kitchen Utensils Every Newbie Chef Needs

The Kitchen Utensils Every Newbie Chef Needs That 30-minute beef and broccoli stir-fry recipe may sound tasty, but bookmarking new dinner ideas won’t do you any good if you don’t have the right kitchen utensils. At the end of a long day, the last thing you want to do is work too hard for your food. Enter the Kitchen In a Box. Thanks to this handy package, you don’t have to go hunting for the proper cookware — it’s all right there for you in one big, useful bundle.

SCORE THIS DEAL: Kitchen In a Box ($49)

While the average frying pan can cost up to $20, you’ll appreciate that this cooking kit comes with many more kitchen utensils. For less than $50, you get a 12-inch frying pan, salt and pepper shakers, a measuring cup, chef’s knife, spatula set, wooden turner, cutting board, cooking scissors and a mixing bowl. We especially love the non-stick frying pan for preparing everything from veggie scrambles to chicken teriyaki to lemon-scented salmon. Use the measuring cups to portion out broths for soups and stews, and the cooking scissors to trim the fat off of steaks or chop broccoli florets from their chunky stems. Moreover, the super-durable wooden spatula makes flipping pancakes and omelets easy peasy, while the two silicone spatulas seamlessly blend dry and wet ingredients when baking. To top it off, let’s not forget the chef’ knife, which easily slices veggies and fruits to even proportions, so you can prepare the most beautiful, Instagram-worthy salads and sides. Now that Kitchen In a Box is your ultimate sous chef, it’s time to fire up the stove! Not sure where to start? Check out these basic cooking methods to help you nail down steaming, blanching, poaching and braising. Then, put you culinary skills to the test with our delicious recipes. Happy cooking! Click HERE to get the Kitchen In a Box while it’s still 75% off! This post is brought to you by StackCommerce. We only select products we think you’ll love — at a price we hope you’ll love, too. If you decide to make a purchase, Life by Daily Burn may receive a small commission. Shop More Deals Love Snacking? Keep It Healthy With This Subscription  Don't Go to the Gym Without These Bluetooth Headphones This Discreet Smartwatch Counts All Your Fitness Stats

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Fall Shoe Guide: The Top Sneakers for Every Workout https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/fall-shoe-guide-top-sneakers/ https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/fall-shoe-guide-top-sneakers/#respond Wed, 04 Oct 2017 11:15:28 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=62317 Fall Shoe Guide: The Top Sneakers for Every Workout

Fall Shoe Guide: The Top Sneakers for Every Workout

A new season not only brings a fresh collection of clothes, but also a whole new set of adventures to get after. And while we fully endorse a wardrobe update — workout wear included and encouraged — you’ll want a solid pair of sneakers to support you during all your fun physical activities. So we did the legwork to find the 12 top sneakers that’ll keep you comfy straight through fall, and rest of the seasons, too. Because to reach the top of a hill — or the peak of your fitness — you have to start from the bottom...and that involves your feet.

RELATED: 8 Best Backpacks for the Office, Gym and Beyond

The 12 Top Sneakers for All Your Fall Activities

Top Sneakers: Brooks Levitate

1. For Long, Light Runs: Brooks Levitate ($150)

Equipped with a new bouncy technology (dubbed DNA AMP), these running shoes offer excellent energy return — without added weight. The sole also has an arrow-like design to help smooth the transition from heel to toe, and the knit upper offers seamless, flexible support. So when you feel like you’re slowing down as you tread toward double-digit miles, these shoes will help pick you right up.

Top Sneakers: Nike Air Zoom Structure 21

2. To Clock Mid-Distance Mileage: Nike Air Zoom Structure 21 ($120)  

Stability in the heel and support in the arch and forefoot make this Nike update extra comfortable on the road. The best part, though, is the superior breathability in the upper — courtesy of the mesh material that keeps your feet cool. The lightweight construction also means these running shoes won’t weigh you down when you’re trying to speed up. Plus they come in wide and narrow fits. Consider your 10K PR in the bag.

RELATED: Why I Started Running — And Never Stopped

Top Sneakers: Puma Speed Ignite NightCat 2

3. For Frequent, Fast Jogs: Puma’s Speed Ignite Nightcat 2 ($130)

Get outside to pound the pavement at any time of day in these Pumas. They have a reflective logo and detailing to keep you visible in low lighting, and they’re super lightweight yet still supportive. Providing next-level rebounding and turn control, they also work well for maneuvering around windy paths or dodging fellow city dwellers. And they’re cushioned enough to keep feet happy if you’re skyrocketing your step count a few days in a row.

Top Sneakers: Hoka One One Clifton 4

4. To Catch Speed and Air: Hoka One One’s Clifton 4 ($130)

The thick foam sole of these Hoka runners provide unparalleled cushioning when you’re jumping onto boxes or bettering your burpee. But despite the dense look, they’re surprisingly lightweight (in other words, permission to pick up the pace!). Take them to the track and you can mix explosive movements, like squat jumps, right into your speed practice. Your body might go outside its comfort zone, but your feet won’t.

RELATED: Train Like an Athlete with This 30-Day Plan

Top Sneakers: Asics Gel-Kenun

5. For the Studio, Streets and Sprints: Asics’ Gel-Kenun ($130)

Meet the shoe that’s there for you, every step of the way. This Asics sneaker has a gel-cushioned heel to absorb shock if you’re reaching new heights in a plyo-packed HIIT class or crushing intervals on the treadmill, where the lighter, more springy midsole also comes in handy. Better yet, the seamless construction allows for all-day comfort — and the athleisure look will please even the most style-obsessed athlete.

Top Sneakers: Under Armour Threadborne Push Trainer

6. To Kick Butt on Bags and Beyond: Under Armour’s Threadborne Push Trainer ($110)

If you want a stable shoe that’s flexible enough to pivot through jabs, crosses and kicks, this Under Armour trainer is for you. And it’ll move with you during squats and lunges, too. The combination of a lightweight construction, snug upper and durable outsole means you get traction, without feeling constricted. Translation: You score best of both worlds in one pair of kicks.

RELATED: 3 Boxing Workouts to Get Fit and Strong

Top Sneakers: Reebok CrossFit Grace

7. For Lifting Weights: Reebok’s CrossFit Grace ($100)

Nail your next WOD in these Reebok sneaks. The mix of mesh and synthetic material of the upper allows for better airflow and ease of movement, while the durable outsole keeps you solid through each lift. Designed with a low cut for added ankle mobility, the sneakers also offer freedom to jump around during the conditioning portion of class.

Top Sneakers: Altra HIIT XT

8. For Support and Space in Strength Training: Altra’s HIIT XT ($100)

Typically known for their running shoes, Altra now introduces their first cross-trainer — and it does not disappoint. Delivering a design similar to the runners, it fully mimics the shape of your foot. (Read: it has a wider toe box and zero-drop platform.) That means you can spread your digits and evenly distribute your weight while hoisting dumbbells or barbells. To finish it off, it has a stable sole to keep you steady but is light enough to toss a few box jumps into your routine.

RELATED: Your 10-Minute Total-Body Dumbbell Workout

Top Sneakers: New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz

9. To Walk Around Town All Day: New Balance’s Fresh Foam Cruz ($80)

Standing on your feet for long stretches just got more comfortable thanks to these New Balance slip-ons. The brand’s signature foam bottom gives you that cloud-like cushioning, while the knit construction keeps your feet snug. Explore the city streets or take them to the park — either way, your feet get a hug of soft support.

Top Sneakers: The North Face Mountain Sneaker

10. To Gain Speed on the Trails: The North Face’s Mountain Sneaker ($100)

Step into these North Face kicks and you get a sock-esque feeling — except with extra support under your foot and special reinforcements in the arch. For more structure as you take on rough landscapes, the shoe has an extra grippy sole and a suede overlay for laced-up security, both good for taking on turns and trekking over debris. They’re so cozy you won’t want to take them off — so you might as well keep checking off those nature-filled miles.

RELATED: The Beginner’s Guide to Trail Running

Top Sneakers: Vionic Everett High-Top Trail Walker

11. For a Few Hours Spent Hiking: Vionic’s Everett High-Top Trail Walker ($140)

For those who like long, challenging walks in the woods, lace up these podiatrist-approved shoes from Vionic. The water-resistant upper and durable bottom protects you from the elements, whether that’s the weather overhead or the ground under your feet. You also get room for your toes to breathe and good grip as you move up, around and over mountains.

Top Sneakers: Merrell Chameleon 7

12. To Backpack for Days: Merrell’s Chameleon 7 ($170)

Comfort, high-level stability, breathable mesh, water resistance and a shock-absorbing heel make these hikers easy to wear all day, night and every time in between. You’ll feel the security as soon as you slip into the shoe, which also comes with a contoured, removable insole for a snug fit. With just the right combo of flexibility and rigidity, you can take on tough terrain with confidence. It’s time to book that multi-day hiking trip.

Disclosure: All products featured on our site are hand-picked by our editorial team in the hopes of getting you closer to your health and fitness goals. We only recommend products we love and believe that you will, too. If you come across an affiliate link on our site, that means we receive a small commission should you decide to make a purchase.

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Fall Shoe Guide: The Top Sneakers for Every Workout

Fall Shoe Guide: The Top Sneakers for Every Workout A new season not only brings a fresh collection of clothes, but also a whole new set of adventures to get after. And while we fully endorse a wardrobe update — workout wear included and encouraged — you’ll want a solid pair of sneakers to support you during all your fun physical activities. So we did the legwork to find the 12 top sneakers that’ll keep you comfy straight through fall, and rest of the seasons, too. Because to reach the top of a hill — or the peak of your fitness — you have to start from the bottom...and that involves your feet. RELATED: 8 Best Backpacks for the Office, Gym and Beyond

The 12 Top Sneakers for All Your Fall Activities

Top Sneakers: Brooks Levitate

1. For Long, Light Runs: Brooks Levitate ($150)

Equipped with a new bouncy technology (dubbed DNA AMP), these running shoes offer excellent energy return — without added weight. The sole also has an arrow-like design to help smooth the transition from heel to toe, and the knit upper offers seamless, flexible support. So when you feel like you’re slowing down as you tread toward double-digit miles, these shoes will help pick you right up. Top Sneakers: Nike Air Zoom Structure 21

2. To Clock Mid-Distance Mileage: Nike Air Zoom Structure 21 ($120)  

Stability in the heel and support in the arch and forefoot make this Nike update extra comfortable on the road. The best part, though, is the superior breathability in the upper — courtesy of the mesh material that keeps your feet cool. The lightweight construction also means these running shoes won’t weigh you down when you’re trying to speed up. Plus they come in wide and narrow fits. Consider your 10K PR in the bag. RELATED: Why I Started Running — And Never Stopped Top Sneakers: Puma Speed Ignite NightCat 2

3. For Frequent, Fast Jogs: Puma’s Speed Ignite Nightcat 2 ($130)

Get outside to pound the pavement at any time of day in these Pumas. They have a reflective logo and detailing to keep you visible in low lighting, and they’re super lightweight yet still supportive. Providing next-level rebounding and turn control, they also work well for maneuvering around windy paths or dodging fellow city dwellers. And they’re cushioned enough to keep feet happy if you’re skyrocketing your step count a few days in a row. Top Sneakers: Hoka One One Clifton 4

4. To Catch Speed and Air: Hoka One One’s Clifton 4 ($130)

The thick foam sole of these Hoka runners provide unparalleled cushioning when you’re jumping onto boxes or bettering your burpee. But despite the dense look, they’re surprisingly lightweight (in other words, permission to pick up the pace!). Take them to the track and you can mix explosive movements, like squat jumps, right into your speed practice. Your body might go outside its comfort zone, but your feet won’t. RELATED: Train Like an Athlete with This 30-Day Plan Top Sneakers: Asics Gel-Kenun

5. For the Studio, Streets and Sprints: Asics’ Gel-Kenun ($130)

Meet the shoe that’s there for you, every step of the way. This Asics sneaker has a gel-cushioned heel to absorb shock if you’re reaching new heights in a plyo-packed HIIT class or crushing intervals on the treadmill, where the lighter, more springy midsole also comes in handy. Better yet, the seamless construction allows for all-day comfort — and the athleisure look will please even the most style-obsessed athlete. Top Sneakers: Under Armour Threadborne Push Trainer

6. To Kick Butt on Bags and Beyond: Under Armour’s Threadborne Push Trainer ($110)

If you want a stable shoe that’s flexible enough to pivot through jabs, crosses and kicks, this Under Armour trainer is for you. And it’ll move with you during squats and lunges, too. The combination of a lightweight construction, snug upper and durable outsole means you get traction, without feeling constricted. Translation: You score best of both worlds in one pair of kicks. RELATED: 3 Boxing Workouts to Get Fit and Strong Top Sneakers: Reebok CrossFit Grace

7. For Lifting Weights: Reebok’s CrossFit Grace ($100)

Nail your next WOD in these Reebok sneaks. The mix of mesh and synthetic material of the upper allows for better airflow and ease of movement, while the durable outsole keeps you solid through each lift. Designed with a low cut for added ankle mobility, the sneakers also offer freedom to jump around during the conditioning portion of class. Top Sneakers: Altra HIIT XT

8. For Support and Space in Strength Training: Altra’s HIIT XT ($100)

Typically known for their running shoes, Altra now introduces their first cross-trainer — and it does not disappoint. Delivering a design similar to the runners, it fully mimics the shape of your foot. (Read: it has a wider toe box and zero-drop platform.) That means you can spread your digits and evenly distribute your weight while hoisting dumbbells or barbells. To finish it off, it has a stable sole to keep you steady but is light enough to toss a few box jumps into your routine. RELATED: Your 10-Minute Total-Body Dumbbell Workout Top Sneakers: New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz

9. To Walk Around Town All Day: New Balance’s Fresh Foam Cruz ($80)

Standing on your feet for long stretches just got more comfortable thanks to these New Balance slip-ons. The brand’s signature foam bottom gives you that cloud-like cushioning, while the knit construction keeps your feet snug. Explore the city streets or take them to the park — either way, your feet get a hug of soft support. Top Sneakers: The North Face Mountain Sneaker

10. To Gain Speed on the Trails: The North Face’s Mountain Sneaker ($100)

Step into these North Face kicks and you get a sock-esque feeling — except with extra support under your foot and special reinforcements in the arch. For more structure as you take on rough landscapes, the shoe has an extra grippy sole and a suede overlay for laced-up security, both good for taking on turns and trekking over debris. They’re so cozy you won’t want to take them off — so you might as well keep checking off those nature-filled miles. RELATED: The Beginner’s Guide to Trail Running Top Sneakers: Vionic Everett High-Top Trail Walker

11. For a Few Hours Spent Hiking: Vionic’s Everett High-Top Trail Walker ($140)

For those who like long, challenging walks in the woods, lace up these podiatrist-approved shoes from Vionic. The water-resistant upper and durable bottom protects you from the elements, whether that’s the weather overhead or the ground under your feet. You also get room for your toes to breathe and good grip as you move up, around and over mountains. Top Sneakers: Merrell Chameleon 7

12. To Backpack for Days: Merrell’s Chameleon 7 ($170)

Comfort, high-level stability, breathable mesh, water resistance and a shock-absorbing heel make these hikers easy to wear all day, night and every time in between. You’ll feel the security as soon as you slip into the shoe, which also comes with a contoured, removable insole for a snug fit. With just the right combo of flexibility and rigidity, you can take on tough terrain with confidence. It’s time to book that multi-day hiking trip. Disclosure: All products featured on our site are hand-picked by our editorial team in the hopes of getting you closer to your health and fitness goals. We only recommend products we love and believe that you will, too. If you come across an affiliate link on our site, that means we receive a small commission should you decide to make a purchase. Read More 14 Must-Haves for a Perfect Camping Weekend Are You Switching Up Your Workouts Too Much? 15 Top Picks for Tri Gear If You’re on a Budget or a Baller

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Don’t Go to the Gym Without These Bluetooth Headphones https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/freshebuds-bluetooth-headphones/ https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/freshebuds-bluetooth-headphones/#respond Thu, 28 Sep 2017 15:15:22 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=62111 Don’t Go to the Gym Without These Bluetooth Headphones

Don’t Go to the Gym Without These Bluetooth Headphones

These days, streaming and audio workouts make it possible to exercise on your own without a personal trainer or pricey gym membership. But how will you know when to drop down and do eight push-ups and when to get up and hit the treadmill for 20 minutes? That’s where Bluetooth headphones, like the FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds, come in.

SCORE THIS DEAL: FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Headphones ($30)

These zero-fuss Bluetooth headphones fit perfectly into your ears and stay put, no matter how high you jump or how fast you move. Whether you’re doing burpees or jumping rope, nothing gets tangled or lost, so you can stay focused on the task at hand. And because they match your ear size, you’ll get the full surround-sound effects. Over-ear headphones can be bulky, and on-ear ones may have poor-quality sound.

The headphones last for a full six hours and charges up in just 90 minutes. Compatible with your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy, you can also answer calls with the built-in microphone. Water- and sweat-proof, too, these headphones will play your favorite tunes through the rainiest runs and the most intense HIIT workouts. Whether you’re training for a marathon, Spartan race or a triathlon, these Bluetooth headphones will be your BFF through all the solo time you’ll have in and out of the gym.

Click HERE to get the FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds while they’re still 75% off!

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Don’t Go to the Gym Without These Bluetooth Headphones

Don’t Go to the Gym Without These Bluetooth Headphones These days, streaming and audio workouts make it possible to exercise on your own without a personal trainer or pricey gym membership. But how will you know when to drop down and do eight push-ups and when to get up and hit the treadmill for 20 minutes? That’s where Bluetooth headphones, like the FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds, come in.

SCORE THIS DEAL: FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Headphones ($30)

These zero-fuss Bluetooth headphones fit perfectly into your ears and stay put, no matter how high you jump or how fast you move. Whether you’re doing burpees or jumping rope, nothing gets tangled or lost, so you can stay focused on the task at hand. And because they match your ear size, you’ll get the full surround-sound effects. Over-ear headphones can be bulky, and on-ear ones may have poor-quality sound. The headphones last for a full six hours and charges up in just 90 minutes. Compatible with your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy, you can also answer calls with the built-in microphone. Water- and sweat-proof, too, these headphones will play your favorite tunes through the rainiest runs and the most intense HIIT workouts. Whether you’re training for a marathon, Spartan race or a triathlon, these Bluetooth headphones will be your BFF through all the solo time you’ll have in and out of the gym. Click HERE to get the FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds while they’re still 75% off! This post is brought to you by StackCommerce. We only select products we think you’ll love — at a price we hope you’ll love, too. If you decide to make a purchase, Life by Daily Burn may receive a small commission. Shop More Deals 5 Easy Bedroom Makeover Tips 5 Easy Kitchen Gadgets That Make Meal Prep Easy The Best Activity Tracker You Can Get for Under $20

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How to Gear Up for Your Yoga Practice https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/yoga-gear-essentials/ https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/yoga-gear-essentials/#respond Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:15:01 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=61909

How to Gear Up for Your Yoga Practice

While yoga requires less gear than other workouts, having the right mat, clothing and props can make all the difference in your workout. And as yoga evolves into a variety of practices — including faster forms of vinyasa that combine meditation with HIIT — you’ll need superior treads and a more reliable mat that flow hard right alongside you. Here are a few new yoga gear pieces to take your downward dog and headstands to greater heights.

RELATED: 10 Easy Yoga Poses to Help Relieve Stress

7 Yoga Gear Essentials to Enhance Your Practice

[caption id="attachment_61942" align="alignnone" width="620"]Yoga Gear: Lululemon Raise the Barre Tank Photo: Courtesy of Lululemon[/caption]

1. Best for Vinyasa Yoga: Lululemon Raise the Barre Tank ($68)

Whether you’re stretching into cobra or upward dog, this Lululemon tank includes a built-in bra to help you dive into each asana with ease. Made with Lululemon’s signature Luxtreme material (a sweat-wicking, four-way stretch fabric), it'll keep you cool when you’re going hard on those side bends. We love how the top part is super-fitted so you can move with control, while the open back and bottom flares out to keep it lightweight and breathable.

[caption id="attachment_61989" align="alignnone" width="620"]Yoga Gear: Athleta Transcendence Sports Bra Photo: Courtesy of Athleta[/caption]

2. Best for Hot Yoga: Athleta Transcendence Bra ($49)

As those sun salutations get faster and the sweat starts dripping, you’ll be glad you can transcend this sports bra into a crop top (no judgments here). The low-cut neckline helps you breathe better between each shoulder-opening pose and gives just the right amount of coverage. This top features Athleta's new Powervita fabric and offers light compression as you bend, stretch and flow. Plus, the strong and thick straps ensure everything stays in place. We’ll namaste to that!

RELATED: Inside the Most Tricked Out Yoga Studio in New York

[caption id="attachment_61988" align="alignnone" width="620"]Yoga Gear: C9 Champion Run Embrace Leggings Photo: Courtesy of C9 Champion[/caption]

3. Best for Immersive Yoga: C9 Champion Embrace Run Capris ($35)

These days, you don’t need to om in empty spaces. Immersive yoga and sound-off yoga offer a whole new way to experience the transcendental practice. Get in on the immersive trend with these futuristic C9 leggings. The bright colors and reflective details help you stand out in those candlelit classes, while the strategically placed mesh along your calves keep you cool.

[caption id="attachment_61965" align="alignnone" width="620"]Yoga Gear: Manduka Superlite Eko Yoga Mat Photo: Courtesy of Manduka[/caption]

4. Best for HIIT Yoga: Manduka’s eKO SuperLite Travel Yoga Mat ($42)

Who doesn’t want to feel light as a feather and nimble as ever? Jumping from crow pose to burpees, you’ll want a yoga mat that takes you up into the clouds. This durable yoga mat is 1.5 mm thick to give your knees a break during those cat-cows, and its amazing grip lets you comfortably hang tight through side planks and headstands. The best part: It’s made with natural biodegradable material so you not only hop softly but shrink your carbon footprint, too.

RELATED: 5 Standing Yoga Poses for Better Balance

[caption id="attachment_61923" align="alignnone" width="620"]Yoga Gear: Gaiam Yoga Block Photo: Courtesy of Gaiam[/caption]

5. Best for Iyengar Yoga: Gaiam Yoga Essentials Block ($11)

In the words of many yoga instructors, “don’t be afraid to use a block!” Whether you’re flowing into warrior III or tree pose, a block is a yoga gear essential for balancing and maintaining alignment. From cork to wood, there are many types of blocks to choose from, but this Yoga Essentials Block from Gaiam is made with foam for a more comfortable flow. We also like its beveled edges so it’s easier to hold onto it from all angles. Because it’s soft, it can even be used as a bolster on your back when a blanket or pillow isn’t available for restorative poses.

[caption id="attachment_61920" align="alignnone" width="620"]Yoga Gear: Hugger Mugger Yoga Strap Photo: Courtesy of Hugger Mugger[/caption]

6. Best for Restorative Yoga: Hugger Mugger Cotton Cinch Yoga Strap ($13)

Using a strap can help make challenging binds and lengthening poses, like dancer’s pose and bird of paradise, easier to do. This cotton yoga strap is 10 feet long and sturdy, so you can use it hold poses for several breaths, allowing deeper relaxation. For a slow-moving practice, like restorative yoga, a strap can help you articulate each pose and sync it with your breath.

[caption id="attachment_61991" align="alignnone" width="620"]Yoga Gear: Hex Performance On Demand Spray Photo: Courtesy of Hex Performance[/caption]

7. Best for Any Yoga: Hex Performance On Demand+ Spray & Go ($10)

Regardless of whether you sweat buckets during yoga class, your mat can get really funky — fast. But this eco-friendly spray allows you to disinfect and remove odor from your yoga gear, including your mat, blocks and straps. Simply spray — covering all surfaces — and let dry. It’s as simple as that!

Disclosure: All products featured on our site are hand-picked by our editorial team in the hopes of getting you closer to your health and fitness goals. We only recommend products we love and believe that you will, too. If you come across an affiliate link on our site, that means we receive a small commission should you decide to make a purchase.

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How to Gear Up for Your Yoga Practice
While yoga requires less gear than other workouts, having the right mat, clothing and props can make all the difference in your workout. And as yoga evolves into a variety of practices — including faster forms of vinyasa that combine meditation with HIIT — you’ll need superior treads and a more reliable mat that flow hard right alongside you. Here are a few new yoga gear pieces to take your downward dog and headstands to greater heights. RELATED: 10 Easy Yoga Poses to Help Relieve Stress

7 Yoga Gear Essentials to Enhance Your Practice

[caption id="attachment_61942" align="alignnone" width="620"]Yoga Gear: Lululemon Raise the Barre Tank Photo: Courtesy of Lululemon[/caption]

1. Best for Vinyasa Yoga: Lululemon Raise the Barre Tank ($68)

Whether you’re stretching into cobra or upward dog, this Lululemon tank includes a built-in bra to help you dive into each asana with ease. Made with Lululemon’s signature Luxtreme material (a sweat-wicking, four-way stretch fabric), it'll keep you cool when you’re going hard on those side bends. We love how the top part is super-fitted so you can move with control, while the open back and bottom flares out to keep it lightweight and breathable. [caption id="attachment_61989" align="alignnone" width="620"]Yoga Gear: Athleta Transcendence Sports Bra Photo: Courtesy of Athleta[/caption]

2. Best for Hot Yoga: Athleta Transcendence Bra ($49)

As those sun salutations get faster and the sweat starts dripping, you’ll be glad you can transcend this sports bra into a crop top (no judgments here). The low-cut neckline helps you breathe better between each shoulder-opening pose and gives just the right amount of coverage. This top features Athleta's new Powervita fabric and offers light compression as you bend, stretch and flow. Plus, the strong and thick straps ensure everything stays in place. We’ll namaste to that! RELATED: Inside the Most Tricked Out Yoga Studio in New York [caption id="attachment_61988" align="alignnone" width="620"]Yoga Gear: C9 Champion Run Embrace Leggings Photo: Courtesy of C9 Champion[/caption]

3. Best for Immersive Yoga: C9 Champion Embrace Run Capris ($35)

These days, you don’t need to om in empty spaces. Immersive yoga and sound-off yoga offer a whole new way to experience the transcendental practice. Get in on the immersive trend with these futuristic C9 leggings. The bright colors and reflective details help you stand out in those candlelit classes, while the strategically placed mesh along your calves keep you cool. [caption id="attachment_61965" align="alignnone" width="620"]Yoga Gear: Manduka Superlite Eko Yoga Mat Photo: Courtesy of Manduka[/caption]

4. Best for HIIT Yoga: Manduka’s eKO SuperLite Travel Yoga Mat ($42)

Who doesn’t want to feel light as a feather and nimble as ever? Jumping from crow pose to burpees, you’ll want a yoga mat that takes you up into the clouds. This durable yoga mat is 1.5 mm thick to give your knees a break during those cat-cows, and its amazing grip lets you comfortably hang tight through side planks and headstands. The best part: It’s made with natural biodegradable material so you not only hop softly but shrink your carbon footprint, too. RELATED: 5 Standing Yoga Poses for Better Balance [caption id="attachment_61923" align="alignnone" width="620"]Yoga Gear: Gaiam Yoga Block Photo: Courtesy of Gaiam[/caption]

5. Best for Iyengar Yoga: Gaiam Yoga Essentials Block ($11)

In the words of many yoga instructors, “don’t be afraid to use a block!” Whether you’re flowing into warrior III or tree pose, a block is a yoga gear essential for balancing and maintaining alignment. From cork to wood, there are many types of blocks to choose from, but this Yoga Essentials Block from Gaiam is made with foam for a more comfortable flow. We also like its beveled edges so it’s easier to hold onto it from all angles. Because it’s soft, it can even be used as a bolster on your back when a blanket or pillow isn’t available for restorative poses. [caption id="attachment_61920" align="alignnone" width="620"]Yoga Gear: Hugger Mugger Yoga Strap Photo: Courtesy of Hugger Mugger[/caption]

6. Best for Restorative Yoga: Hugger Mugger Cotton Cinch Yoga Strap ($13)

Using a strap can help make challenging binds and lengthening poses, like dancer’s pose and bird of paradise, easier to do. This cotton yoga strap is 10 feet long and sturdy, so you can use it hold poses for several breaths, allowing deeper relaxation. For a slow-moving practice, like restorative yoga, a strap can help you articulate each pose and sync it with your breath. [caption id="attachment_61991" align="alignnone" width="620"]Yoga Gear: Hex Performance On Demand Spray Photo: Courtesy of Hex Performance[/caption]

7. Best for Any Yoga: Hex Performance On Demand+ Spray & Go ($10)

Regardless of whether you sweat buckets during yoga class, your mat can get really funky — fast. But this eco-friendly spray allows you to disinfect and remove odor from your yoga gear, including your mat, blocks and straps. Simply spray — covering all surfaces — and let dry. It’s as simple as that! Disclosure: All products featured on our site are hand-picked by our editorial team in the hopes of getting you closer to your health and fitness goals. We only recommend products we love and believe that you will, too. If you come across an affiliate link on our site, that means we receive a small commission should you decide to make a purchase. Read More 5 Downward Dog Variations to Strengthen and Stretch Your 10-Minute Yoga HIIT Workout (Yes, Combined!) 5 Dance-Inspired Yoga Moves to Turn Up the Burn

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This Discreet Smartwatch Counts All Your Fitness Stats https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/martian-kindred-smartwatch-fitness-stats/ https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/martian-kindred-smartwatch-fitness-stats/#respond Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:15:47 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=61891

This Discreet Smartwatch Counts All Your Fitness Stats

It’s good to know how many steps you’ve taken in a day or how many hours of shut-eye you snagged last night. That way, you can strive to do better tomorrow. But if you want to know all your health stats, without broadcasting them to the world, we found the perfect smartwatch for you.

SCORE THIS DEAL: Martian Kindred mVip Hybrid Smartwatch ($80)

The Martian Kindred mVip Hybrid Smartwatch keeps all your numbers right on your wrist (and in the corresponding app), but it doesn’t boast a big sporty face or feel. By looking like a regular, super sleek timepiece, you can keep the fact that you’re slaying your step count or getting texts from your favorite friend, all to yourself. Plus, with nine different styles, you can find one to fit any wardrobe — even your favorite athleisure. (It’s durable enough to wear to the gym!)

Top features on the watch include various vibrations and LED color alerts so you know who’s contacting you, plus notifications from your most used fitness, social and news apps. Of course, you also get your step and sleep readings, which you can view by day, week or month. You can also take that post-workout sweaty selfie — without cutting out your classmates — simply by double tapping the face of the watch. To top it off, you can set notifications so you never leave your phone at home or so you can find your cell if you misplaced it. Because with all this info right at your fingertips, it’s easy to get a little sidetracked.

Click HERE to snag the Martian Kindred mVip Hybrid Smartwatch while its still 58% off!

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This Discreet Smartwatch Counts All Your Fitness Stats It’s good to know how many steps you’ve taken in a day or how many hours of shut-eye you snagged last night. That way, you can strive to do better tomorrow. But if you want to know all your health stats, without broadcasting them to the world, we found the perfect smartwatch for you.

SCORE THIS DEAL: Martian Kindred mVip Hybrid Smartwatch ($80)

The Martian Kindred mVip Hybrid Smartwatch keeps all your numbers right on your wrist (and in the corresponding app), but it doesn’t boast a big sporty face or feel. By looking like a regular, super sleek timepiece, you can keep the fact that you’re slaying your step count or getting texts from your favorite friend, all to yourself. Plus, with nine different styles, you can find one to fit any wardrobe — even your favorite athleisure. (It’s durable enough to wear to the gym!) Top features on the watch include various vibrations and LED color alerts so you know who’s contacting you, plus notifications from your most used fitness, social and news apps. Of course, you also get your step and sleep readings, which you can view by day, week or month. You can also take that post-workout sweaty selfie — without cutting out your classmates — simply by double tapping the face of the watch. To top it off, you can set notifications so you never leave your phone at home or so you can find your cell if you misplaced it. Because with all this info right at your fingertips, it’s easy to get a little sidetracked.

Click HERE to snag the Martian Kindred mVip Hybrid Smartwatch while its still 58% off!

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Can a Vibrating Foam Roller Help with Workout Recovery? https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/vibrating-foam-roller-workout-recovery/ https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/vibrating-foam-roller-workout-recovery/#respond Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:15:03 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=61799

[caption id="attachment_61802" align="alignnone" width="620"]Can a Vibrating Foam Roller Help with Workout Recovery? Photo courtesy of Hyperice[/caption]

If you have yet to get yourself on a foam roller pre- or post-exercise, you're missing out on some serious benefits. Science shows this form of myofascial release — aka self-massaging the connective tissue around your joints and muscles — can increase joint range of motion, enhance workout performance and reduce muscle soreness.

Recently, companies have made some serious upgrades that can further shake up your recovery routine...and we mean that literally. Enter: the vibrating foam roller.

RELATED: 5 Foam Rolling Moves You Aren’t Doing (But Should)

A New Wave in Recovery: The Benefits of a Vibrating Foam Roller

Vibration tools themselves aren’t new. In fact, for years, doctors and physical therapists have been using vibration technology in a clinical setting. “Someone who suffered a stroke, for instance, might be chronically forced into a specific position so muscles get tight and the vibration will help them relax,” explains Mike Riccardi, CSCS, doctor of physical therapy at Finish Line PT in New York City. Riccardi believes this same thought process is behind the rise in vibrating foam rollers.

While there’s not much research behind this new take on the recovery tool, specifically, Riccardi has found that it can help at both ends of the workout spectrum. If you’re one who avoids a roller like you do a burpee, the intense movement can be a welcome distraction. Riccardi says it seems to take away some of the sting that comes with myofascial release. On the other hand, if you’re an avid roller, this upgrade can make the method feel even more beneficial. As long as it gets you coming back for more massaging, that’s the main goal, Riccardi says.

Keep in mind, the technique to foam rolling remains the same, even if you’re on a shaky tool, rather than a steady one. “Go slower than you think,” says Riccardi. “Each section [say your quads, hamstrings or calves] should take at least one minute each.”

Whether you love or hate foam rolling, check out these three vibrating foam rollers that just might give you the effects your body kneads.

RELATED: 5 Foam Roller Exercises for a Strong Core

3 Vibrating Foam Rollers to Try Now

Vibrating Foam Roller: Hyperice Vyper 2.0

1. Best for Personalization: Hyperice Vyper 2.0 ($199)

You can choose between a grooved edge or a smooth surface, as well as three different vibration speeds with the update on this Hyperice roller. The founder, Anthony Katz, recommends opting for one of the first two intensities after your sweat session, whereas the highest level setting works well to stimulate blood flow before you get moving.

Vibrating Foam Roller: TriggerPoint Grid Vibe

2. Best for Travel: TriggerPoint Grid Vibe ($100)

Compact and durable, this Triggerpoint tool lets you take it on the road — it’s just one foot tall and 3.5 inches wide. Researchers at the brand studied what frequency would be best, so this roller has only one vibration speed. (Read: just turn it on and start spinning.) Most importantly, the soft foam won’t wear out no matter how much time you spend working out sore spots.

Vibrating Foam Roller: TimTam Power Massager 1.5

3. Best for Tough-to-Reach Spots: TimTam Power Massager 1.5 ($400)

While the priciest of the bunch, this handheld device works out the kinks in smaller, tighter areas, like your shoulders or hips. You can also purchase different tips for it, including a hot and cold ball or a metal attachment that really gets deep into your tissues. One caveat: This one is loud, so you might want to use it at home.

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[caption id="attachment_61802" align="alignnone" width="620"]Can a Vibrating Foam Roller Help with Workout Recovery? Photo courtesy of Hyperice[/caption] If you have yet to get yourself on a foam roller pre- or post-exercise, you're missing out on some serious benefits. Science shows this form of myofascial release — aka self-massaging the connective tissue around your joints and muscles — can increase joint range of motion, enhance workout performance and reduce muscle soreness. Recently, companies have made some serious upgrades that can further shake up your recovery routine...and we mean that literally. Enter: the vibrating foam roller. RELATED: 5 Foam Rolling Moves You Aren’t Doing (But Should)

A New Wave in Recovery: The Benefits of a Vibrating Foam Roller

Vibration tools themselves aren’t new. In fact, for years, doctors and physical therapists have been using vibration technology in a clinical setting. “Someone who suffered a stroke, for instance, might be chronically forced into a specific position so muscles get tight and the vibration will help them relax,” explains Mike Riccardi, CSCS, doctor of physical therapy at Finish Line PT in New York City. Riccardi believes this same thought process is behind the rise in vibrating foam rollers. While there’s not much research behind this new take on the recovery tool, specifically, Riccardi has found that it can help at both ends of the workout spectrum. If you’re one who avoids a roller like you do a burpee, the intense movement can be a welcome distraction. Riccardi says it seems to take away some of the sting that comes with myofascial release. On the other hand, if you’re an avid roller, this upgrade can make the method feel even more beneficial. As long as it gets you coming back for more massaging, that’s the main goal, Riccardi says. Keep in mind, the technique to foam rolling remains the same, even if you’re on a shaky tool, rather than a steady one. “Go slower than you think,” says Riccardi. “Each section [say your quads, hamstrings or calves] should take at least one minute each.” Whether you love or hate foam rolling, check out these three vibrating foam rollers that just might give you the effects your body kneads. RELATED: 5 Foam Roller Exercises for a Strong Core

3 Vibrating Foam Rollers to Try Now

Vibrating Foam Roller: Hyperice Vyper 2.0

1. Best for Personalization: Hyperice Vyper 2.0 ($199)

You can choose between a grooved edge or a smooth surface, as well as three different vibration speeds with the update on this Hyperice roller. The founder, Anthony Katz, recommends opting for one of the first two intensities after your sweat session, whereas the highest level setting works well to stimulate blood flow before you get moving. Vibrating Foam Roller: TriggerPoint Grid Vibe

2. Best for Travel: TriggerPoint Grid Vibe ($100)

Compact and durable, this Triggerpoint tool lets you take it on the road — it’s just one foot tall and 3.5 inches wide. Researchers at the brand studied what frequency would be best, so this roller has only one vibration speed. (Read: just turn it on and start spinning.) Most importantly, the soft foam won’t wear out no matter how much time you spend working out sore spots. Vibrating Foam Roller: TimTam Power Massager 1.5

3. Best for Tough-to-Reach Spots: TimTam Power Massager 1.5 ($400)

While the priciest of the bunch, this handheld device works out the kinks in smaller, tighter areas, like your shoulders or hips. You can also purchase different tips for it, including a hot and cold ball or a metal attachment that really gets deep into your tissues. One caveat: This one is loud, so you might want to use it at home. Disclosure: All products featured on our site are hand-picked by our editorial team in the hopes of getting you closer to your health and fitness goals. We only recommend products we love and believe that you will, too. If you come across an affiliate link on our site, that means we receive a small commission should you decide to make a purchase. Read More Are You Too Sore to Work Out? (Plus Recovery Tips) 5 Yin Yoga Poses Every Runner Should Do Is It Still a Good Workout If I’m Not Sore?  

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8 Best Backpacks for the Office, Gym and Beyond https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/best-backpacks-work-gym/ https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/best-backpacks-work-gym/#respond Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:15:34 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=61770

7 Best Backpacks for the Office, Gym and Beyond

Backpacks aren’t only en vogue because of their chic designs and cool constructions. Sporting a two-strap is practical, too. By evenly distributing weight on your shoulders, it helps take pressure off your spine, so you’re not left with stiff shoulders or a sore neck. Some bags even offer a hip strap so your lower half carries the load. To find your perfect fit — whether you trek with a lot of tech, just want to lug your post-work gym clothes or you’re aiming to reach new peaks — we rounded up eight of the best backpacks. Strap in and head out for a more comfortable journey.

RELATED: Find Your Match: The Best New Sports Bras

8 Best Backpacks to Take to the Office, Gym and Beyond

Best Backpacks: Duluth Trading Lifetime Canvas Backpack

1. Best for Everyday Wear: Duluth Trading Lifetime Canvas Backpack ($90)

Stylish enough to wear to the office yet durable enough to take on the road, this Duluth bag will be your favorite travel partner. With eight pockets, including those for credit cards and a padded laptop sleeve, it stores all your essentials while still letting you easily retrieve them. It also has a reinforced leather bottom and two water bottle side pockets so it can withstand the great outdoors.

Best Backpacks: Trakk High Tech Backpacks

2. Best for Techies: Trakk High Tech Backpacks ($80)

This waterproof and shockproof backpack will protect all your gear, even in unpredictable weather. It offers a waist strap, multiple pockets to stash your laptop or headphones and a USB port so you can charge your phone (or other electronics) on the go. And for those late nights at the office or the gym, it even has an LED light on the back to keep you safe as you travel. (Bonus: It’s nearly 50% off!)

RELATED: 14 Must-Haves for a Perfect Camping Weekend

Best Backpacks: The North Face Women's Access 22L

3. Best for Staying Organized: The North Face Women’s Access 22L ($250)

It might have a hefty price tag, but this structured bag is well worth it for all its perks. The main compartment pops open at the touch of a button (no more messing with zippers when you’re in a rush!) and features fleece-lined pockets to protect your devices. Inside those smaller pockets, you’ll also find straps that allow you to pull out your belongings in a cinch. Better yet, it stands up on its own and has extra soft and snug padding for your back.

Best Backpacks: Eagle Creek Converge Backpack

4. Best for Frequent Fliers: Eagle Creek Converge Backpack ($119)

When you’re jet setting and don’t feel like carrying a heavy pack, this option from Eagle Creek boasts a back panel that lets you securely slip it onto your rolling suitcase. The moisture-wicking straps and backside also keep you dry if you start to heat up while making moves. Multiple pockets, a full zipper, as well as top and side handles also let you stash and carry your stuff with ease.

RELATED: 7 Active Travel Getaways You’ll Want to Book ASAP

Best Backpacks: Lululemon All Set Convertible Backpack

5. Best for Studio Goers: Lululemon All Set Convertible Backpack ($118)

Perfect for those who like a side of versatility with their atheisure, this bag easily converts from shoulder tote to two-strap pack. It also has tons of pockets to organize all your belongings, including one for your sweaty post-exercise gear, an internal water bottle holder and smaller external sleeves for your keys, wallet, phone and more. It looks super chic and sits up on its own, too.

Best Backpacks: Eddie Bauer Bygone 30 Pack

6. Best for Active Weekends: Eddie Bauer Bygone 30 Pack ($119)

Featuring easy-access front pockets, an adjustable waist strap, sleeves to stash H2O and a breathable back panel, you get everything you need in this Eddie Bauer bag. (That means the room to carry a weekend’s worth of necessities, too.) The main zipper also allows you to stack your belongings, making it easier to retrieve whatever you put on top.

RELATED: The 10 Most Incredible Hiking Trails in the World

Best Backpacks: REI Co-Op Ruckpack 40 Pack

7. Best for Long Hikes: REI Co-Op Ruckpack 40 Pack ($139)

A few key features make this a must-have for hitting the trails. First, the lightly padded shoulder straps and waistbelt (which you can remove if you’re not carrying much) offer comfort, while a packable rain layer will keep your gear dry. You also get trekking pole attachments, a strap buckle that doubles as a whistle and a full-zip closure for easy packing and unpacking. What’s more, it’s roomy enough to bring belongings for a few days.

Best Backpacks: Camelbak Sundowner LR 22

8. Best for Climbing: Camelbak Sundowner LR 22 ($160)

Known for their hydration packs, this Camelbak system does not disappoint in terms of durability and functionality. (In fact, the brand is so confident in their products, this has a lifetime guarantee.) The stand-out feature is it’s lumbar reservoir, which means you carry your water on your hips (not your shoulders), offering more stability and less strain as you scale peaks. You’re also able to stretch the pack if you take off layers as you reach the top of your trek, and you can stash snacks in your front hip pockets for easy snacking as you go.

Disclosure: All products featured on our site are hand-picked by our editorial team in the hopes of getting you closer to your health and fitness goals. We only recommend products we love and believe that you will, too. If you come across an affiliate link on our site, that means we receive a small commission should you decide to make a purchase.

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7 Best Backpacks for the Office, Gym and Beyond
Backpacks aren’t only en vogue because of their chic designs and cool constructions. Sporting a two-strap is practical, too. By evenly distributing weight on your shoulders, it helps take pressure off your spine, so you’re not left with stiff shoulders or a sore neck. Some bags even offer a hip strap so your lower half carries the load. To find your perfect fit — whether you trek with a lot of tech, just want to lug your post-work gym clothes or you’re aiming to reach new peaks — we rounded up eight of the best backpacks. Strap in and head out for a more comfortable journey. RELATED: Find Your Match: The Best New Sports Bras

8 Best Backpacks to Take to the Office, Gym and Beyond

Best Backpacks: Duluth Trading Lifetime Canvas Backpack

1. Best for Everyday Wear: Duluth Trading Lifetime Canvas Backpack ($90)

Stylish enough to wear to the office yet durable enough to take on the road, this Duluth bag will be your favorite travel partner. With eight pockets, including those for credit cards and a padded laptop sleeve, it stores all your essentials while still letting you easily retrieve them. It also has a reinforced leather bottom and two water bottle side pockets so it can withstand the great outdoors. Best Backpacks: Trakk High Tech Backpacks

2. Best for Techies: Trakk High Tech Backpacks ($80)

This waterproof and shockproof backpack will protect all your gear, even in unpredictable weather. It offers a waist strap, multiple pockets to stash your laptop or headphones and a USB port so you can charge your phone (or other electronics) on the go. And for those late nights at the office or the gym, it even has an LED light on the back to keep you safe as you travel. (Bonus: It’s nearly 50% off!) RELATED: 14 Must-Haves for a Perfect Camping Weekend Best Backpacks: The North Face Women's Access 22L

3. Best for Staying Organized: The North Face Women’s Access 22L ($250)

It might have a hefty price tag, but this structured bag is well worth it for all its perks. The main compartment pops open at the touch of a button (no more messing with zippers when you’re in a rush!) and features fleece-lined pockets to protect your devices. Inside those smaller pockets, you’ll also find straps that allow you to pull out your belongings in a cinch. Better yet, it stands up on its own and has extra soft and snug padding for your back. Best Backpacks: Eagle Creek Converge Backpack

4. Best for Frequent Fliers: Eagle Creek Converge Backpack ($119)

When you’re jet setting and don’t feel like carrying a heavy pack, this option from Eagle Creek boasts a back panel that lets you securely slip it onto your rolling suitcase. The moisture-wicking straps and backside also keep you dry if you start to heat up while making moves. Multiple pockets, a full zipper, as well as top and side handles also let you stash and carry your stuff with ease. RELATED: 7 Active Travel Getaways You’ll Want to Book ASAP Best Backpacks: Lululemon All Set Convertible Backpack

5. Best for Studio Goers: Lululemon All Set Convertible Backpack ($118)

Perfect for those who like a side of versatility with their atheisure, this bag easily converts from shoulder tote to two-strap pack. It also has tons of pockets to organize all your belongings, including one for your sweaty post-exercise gear, an internal water bottle holder and smaller external sleeves for your keys, wallet, phone and more. It looks super chic and sits up on its own, too. Best Backpacks: Eddie Bauer Bygone 30 Pack

6. Best for Active Weekends: Eddie Bauer Bygone 30 Pack ($119)

Featuring easy-access front pockets, an adjustable waist strap, sleeves to stash H2O and a breathable back panel, you get everything you need in this Eddie Bauer bag. (That means the room to carry a weekend’s worth of necessities, too.) The main zipper also allows you to stack your belongings, making it easier to retrieve whatever you put on top. RELATED: The 10 Most Incredible Hiking Trails in the World Best Backpacks: REI Co-Op Ruckpack 40 Pack

7. Best for Long Hikes: REI Co-Op Ruckpack 40 Pack ($139)

A few key features make this a must-have for hitting the trails. First, the lightly padded shoulder straps and waistbelt (which you can remove if you’re not carrying much) offer comfort, while a packable rain layer will keep your gear dry. You also get trekking pole attachments, a strap buckle that doubles as a whistle and a full-zip closure for easy packing and unpacking. What’s more, it’s roomy enough to bring belongings for a few days. Best Backpacks: Camelbak Sundowner LR 22

8. Best for Climbing: Camelbak Sundowner LR 22 ($160)

Known for their hydration packs, this Camelbak system does not disappoint in terms of durability and functionality. (In fact, the brand is so confident in their products, this has a lifetime guarantee.) The stand-out feature is it’s lumbar reservoir, which means you carry your water on your hips (not your shoulders), offering more stability and less strain as you scale peaks. You’re also able to stretch the pack if you take off layers as you reach the top of your trek, and you can stash snacks in your front hip pockets for easy snacking as you go. Disclosure: All products featured on our site are hand-picked by our editorial team in the hopes of getting you closer to your health and fitness goals. We only recommend products we love and believe that you will, too. If you come across an affiliate link on our site, that means we receive a small commission should you decide to make a purchase.

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Rocketbook: The Smart Notebook That’ll Organize Your Life https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/rocketbook-smart-notebook/ https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/rocketbook-smart-notebook/#respond Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:15:15 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=61671

Rocketbook: The Smart Notebook That’ll Organize Your Lif

If you ever wished you could have your half-marathon training plan, meal prep schedules and to-do lists all in one place, you now have it with the Rocketbook Reusable Smart Notebook. This new and innovative smart notebook allows you to creatively organize your meeting minutes, appointments and to-dos. Forgot to add milk to your grocery list? Write it down on the Rocketbook with the Pilot FriXion pen, and it will store the message in your phone so you can pull up the full list at the store.

GET THE DEAL: Rocketbook Reusable Smart Notebook ($23)

You’ll also never have to waste post-its or worry about losing your notes again. The notebook has 80 pages, but you can reuse each page up to five times. Write what you want on the dotted lines, save it to the cloud and then erase it in the microwave. (Yup, your words melt right off!) At the bottom of each page, there are seven icons, where you can map your notes to the destination of your choice, whether it’s Dropbox, Google drive or even Slack.

Aside from keeping your lists and ideas in one place, you can use the Rocketbook like a true bullet journal. (Not familiar with the BuJu craze? You can read up on it here.) Unlike regular planners, bullet journaling allows you to creatively organize your past, present and future into logs. Think of it as the adult version of the Etch A Sketch, except it comes with an actual pen that you can use to decorate your bullet journal with drawings, helpful reminders and motivators.

Create a daily log to keep track of what you’ll do for the next 24 hours, a monthly log to lists tasks and goals you’ll tackle in 30 days, and a future log to give you a big picture view of the year ahead. When you look back at the end of the year to see what you’ve accomplished, you’ll be surprised to see how much you’ve done and thought of!

Click HERE to get your Rocketbook Reusable Smart Notebook for $23 (14% off)

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Rocketbook: The Smart Notebook That’ll Organize Your Lif If you ever wished you could have your half-marathon training plan, meal prep schedules and to-do lists all in one place, you now have it with the Rocketbook Reusable Smart Notebook. This new and innovative smart notebook allows you to creatively organize your meeting minutes, appointments and to-dos. Forgot to add milk to your grocery list? Write it down on the Rocketbook with the Pilot FriXion pen, and it will store the message in your phone so you can pull up the full list at the store.

GET THE DEAL: Rocketbook Reusable Smart Notebook ($23)

You’ll also never have to waste post-its or worry about losing your notes again. The notebook has 80 pages, but you can reuse each page up to five times. Write what you want on the dotted lines, save it to the cloud and then erase it in the microwave. (Yup, your words melt right off!) At the bottom of each page, there are seven icons, where you can map your notes to the destination of your choice, whether it’s Dropbox, Google drive or even Slack. Aside from keeping your lists and ideas in one place, you can use the Rocketbook like a true bullet journal. (Not familiar with the BuJu craze? You can read up on it here.) Unlike regular planners, bullet journaling allows you to creatively organize your past, present and future into logs. Think of it as the adult version of the Etch A Sketch, except it comes with an actual pen that you can use to decorate your bullet journal with drawings, helpful reminders and motivators. Create a daily log to keep track of what you’ll do for the next 24 hours, a monthly log to lists tasks and goals you’ll tackle in 30 days, and a future log to give you a big picture view of the year ahead. When you look back at the end of the year to see what you’ve accomplished, you’ll be surprised to see how much you’ve done and thought of! Click HERE to get your Rocketbook Reusable Smart Notebook for $23 (14% off) This post is brought to you by StackCommerce. We only select products we think you’ll love — at a price we hope you’ll love, too. If you decide to make a purchase, Life by Daily Burn may receive a small commission. More Deals The Best Activity Tracker You Can Get for Under $20 5 Kitchen Gadgets That Make Meal Prep Easy 5 Wireless Headphones to Tune Up Your Workouts

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14 Must-Haves for a Perfect Camping Weekend https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/camping-gear-hiking/ https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/camping-gear-hiking/#respond Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:15:06 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=60238

13 Must-Haves for a Perfect Camping Weekend

Countless studies name nature as one of the best ways to bring down your stress and pick up your mood. Plus, spending time outside means seeing awe-inspiring sights and hiking some of the prettiest paths in the world.

So this summer (and fall!), we suggest you hit the trails for a sojourn amongst the trees. And to make your time in the wild feel like home, we found the best must-get camping gear. From your tent to your hiking shoes, here's what you need to survive and thrive in the woods.

RELATED: 7 Active Travel Getaways You’ll Want to Book ASAP

14 Cool Finds for Your Next Camping Adventure

Camping Gear: REI Co-Op Camp Bundle with Tent, Sleeping Pad and Sleeping Bag

1. Best Affordable Sleep Set: REI Co-Op Camp Bundle ($239)

Score a three-for-one deal with the REI camp bundle, which will make your nights much more comfy. The pack includes a two-person tent (complete with several mesh pockets for organization, a rain cover and waterproof flooring), a self-inflating sleeping pad and a sleeping bag. Your cozy lodging awaits.

Camping Gear: The North Face Homestead Domey 3 Tent

2. Best Tent for Extra Leg Room: The North Face Homestead Domey 3 Tent ($250)

If you’re heading into nature with a few friends, you’ll want some roomier shelter. Enter The North Face Homestead Domey 3 tent. The waterproof, single-wall tent has three different doors, so you don’t have to worry about crawling over your sleep mates in the middle of the night. It also comes stored in a duffle, offers an easy set-up and has a skylight for stargazing before you shut your eyes.

RELATED: Can You Really Catch Up on Sleep?

Camping Gear: Big Agnes King Solomon 15 Double Sleeping Bag

3. Best for Bed for Two: Big Agnes King Solomon 15 Double Sleeping Bag ($400)

The Big Agnes double sleeping bag is worth the hefty price if you’re looking for a good night’s rest — that feels just like home. With a fill made of DownTek water-repelling down and a microfiber soft shell, this two-person sleeper keeps you snuggly and dry. It also has a draped design that wraps around your shoulders, as well as sleep-pad sleeves for a soft cushion. Talk about the perfect place to cuddle. (Sleep pads sold separately, $20, bigagnes.com)

Camping Gear: L.L. Bean Woman's Day Trekker Day Pack

4. Best for H2O to Go: L.L. Bean Woman's Day Trekker Day Pack ($129)

Hiking mountains and setting up camp requires lots of water to keep you going — especially in hot temperatures. Thankfully, the L.L. Bean Woman’s Day Trekker Day Pack has you covered. With a pouch to story a bladder sleeve (sold separately), two water bottle pockets on the sides, and a design that’s made for women’s bodies, you can easily sip and walk simultaneously. The Boa closure system (and numerous zip closures) also keeps belongings extra secure if you’re climbing up rocks. Plus, the thick padding on your back and around your hips means you can trek for miles.

RELATED: The 7 Best Water Bottles to Stay Hydrated in Style

Camping Gear: Dakine Party Pack

5. Best Carry-All Cooler: Dakine Party Pack ($70)

What’s a weekend in the woods without some cold ones? Tote a bunch of your favorite brews with the Dakine Party Pack. You can stash up to 15 cans in a separate, insulated compartment on the bottom, which has a convenient side zipped pocket. (Nope, you don’t even have to take the pack off when you get thirsty!) It also has two insulated koozies on the front, a bottle opener, two straps to hold a blanket or sweatshirt and a fleece-lined pocket to protect your phone or glasses.

Camping Gear: Cotopaxi Kusa Blanket

6. Best Cold-Weather Cover: Cotopaxi Kusa Blanket ($90)

If you’re camping in chilly temps (like at the top of a mountain), you’ll want a little something extra to snuggle up to. This Cotopaxi blanket is the ideal way to stay warm, since it’s super lightweight (weighing less than a pound) and comes in a convenient portable sack. The poly insulation and nylon cover also keeps you cozy, but never overheated.

RELATED: The 5 Best Hydration Packs for Any Hike or Run

Camping Gear: ECOXGEAR EcoSlate Wireless Speaker and Lantern

7. Best for Sight Sound: ECOXGEAR EcoSlate Wireless Speaker ($150)

The oh-so-durable ECOXGEAR EcoSlate speaker brings more than just 12 hours of your go-to pump-up jams. It also has a wide-beam built-in lantern, and you can hang it in your tent when the sun goes down so you'll still see what you’re doing. It also has backlit buttons and ports for recharging your devices. What’s more: The quality sound machine is waterproof, can float and won’t break if you drop it on the gravel below. Basically, it’s the camping gadget you won’t ever want to leave home without.

Camping Gear: Ledlenser L7 Flashlight

8. Best Way to Light the Night: Ledlenser L7 Flashlight ($40)

With six hours of battery life and a shock- and shatter-proof casing, the Ledlenser L7 flashlight will increase your visibility in any condition. You can also easily switch from a more focused beam of light to see long distance, or a wider cast to see close up. Either way, it keeps things shiny and bright.

RELATED: Bedroom Makeover: 9 Feng Shui Tips for Better Sleep

Camping Gear: Snow Peak Trek 900 Titanium Pan

9. Best Cooking Gadget: Snow Peak Trek 900 Titanium ($53)

Whip up a quick meal with this Snow Peak cooking set. The metal won’t corrode or make your food taste metallic, yet it’s light enough to carry wherever you go. Pop a fuel canister (sold separately) in the bottom and the accompanying frying pan goes on top. Light the fire and you can cook up eggs, meat or whatever you’re craving that day in a flash.

Camping Gear: Primus Kamoto Openfire Pit

10. Best Take-Anywhere Stove: Primus Kamoto Openfire Pit ($130)

For those camping on the beach or anyplace without a fire pit, pick up the Primus Kamoto Openfire Pit. The stainless steel stove comes with a grill gate and an ashtray on the bottom to catch any debris. Use it with wood or charcoal to roast hot dogs, burgers, pizza — or some tasty s’mores.

RELATED: 9 Delicious Foil Packet Recipes to Pop on the Grill

Camping Gear: Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Hiking Shoes

11. Best Footwear: Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Hiking Shoes ($100)

While you’ll want some lightweight clothes to scale the mountains, the most important gear for trekking new terrain is what’s on your feet. And these Merrell hiking shoes aren’t dubbed the Mother Of All Boots for nothing. They offer support for your arch and heel (where you’ll also get more stability and shock absorbance), a super grippy outsole that’ll stop you from falling, plus breathable, mesh paneling for when temps pick up and your toes need some air.

Camping Gear: Sea to Summit Ultralight Hammock

12. Best All-Day Lounger: Sea to Summit Ultralight Hammock ($90)

This hammock's best attribute is all in the name: It weighs just over five ounces. When you reach your base for the night and just want to kick back and relax, this is the perfect way to do so. The nylon fabric won’t take up much room (or weight) in your bag, but it’ll still hold up to 300 pounds when secured with the aluminum buckles.

RELATED: 7 Camping Tips That Could Save Your Life

Camping Gear: Sea to Summit X-Brew Coffee Dripper

13. Best Pick-Me-Up: Sea to Summit X-Brew Coffee Dripper ($18)

You don’t need to skip your morning cup of Joe while away in the woods. With this collapsible Sea to Summit mug, you can easily prepare two cups of piping hot coffee. Even better: No paper filter is necessary, thanks to the reusable stainless steel mesh. Simply add hot water, let it drip and get sipping. You can even attach it to a wide-mouth water bottle to slurp on the go.

Camping Gear: 1Hydro Filtration System Water Bottle

14. Best Hydration Station: 1Hydro Series Filtration Bottle ($30)

With all your hiking and climbing, water is a necessity. Keep it clean and bacteria-free with this filtration system (that happens to be 76% off). It removes nearly 100% of unwanted contaminants and will provide up to 1,500 liters of clean H2O. We'll drink to that!

Disclosure: All products featured on our site are hand-picked by our editorial team in the hopes of getting you closer to your health and fitness goals. We only recommend products we love and believe that you will, too. If you come across an affiliate link on our site, that means we receive a small commission should you decide to make a purchase.

Originally published July 2017. Updated September 2017. 

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13 Must-Haves for a Perfect Camping Weekend
Countless studies name nature as one of the best ways to bring down your stress and pick up your mood. Plus, spending time outside means seeing awe-inspiring sights and hiking some of the prettiest paths in the world. So this summer (and fall!), we suggest you hit the trails for a sojourn amongst the trees. And to make your time in the wild feel like home, we found the best must-get camping gear. From your tent to your hiking shoes, here's what you need to survive and thrive in the woods. RELATED: 7 Active Travel Getaways You’ll Want to Book ASAP

14 Cool Finds for Your Next Camping Adventure

Camping Gear: REI Co-Op Camp Bundle with Tent, Sleeping Pad and Sleeping Bag

1. Best Affordable Sleep Set: REI Co-Op Camp Bundle ($239)

Score a three-for-one deal with the REI camp bundle, which will make your nights much more comfy. The pack includes a two-person tent (complete with several mesh pockets for organization, a rain cover and waterproof flooring), a self-inflating sleeping pad and a sleeping bag. Your cozy lodging awaits. Camping Gear: The North Face Homestead Domey 3 Tent

2. Best Tent for Extra Leg Room: The North Face Homestead Domey 3 Tent ($250)

If you’re heading into nature with a few friends, you’ll want some roomier shelter. Enter The North Face Homestead Domey 3 tent. The waterproof, single-wall tent has three different doors, so you don’t have to worry about crawling over your sleep mates in the middle of the night. It also comes stored in a duffle, offers an easy set-up and has a skylight for stargazing before you shut your eyes. RELATED: Can You Really Catch Up on Sleep? Camping Gear: Big Agnes King Solomon 15 Double Sleeping Bag

3. Best for Bed for Two: Big Agnes King Solomon 15 Double Sleeping Bag ($400)

The Big Agnes double sleeping bag is worth the hefty price if you’re looking for a good night’s rest — that feels just like home. With a fill made of DownTek water-repelling down and a microfiber soft shell, this two-person sleeper keeps you snuggly and dry. It also has a draped design that wraps around your shoulders, as well as sleep-pad sleeves for a soft cushion. Talk about the perfect place to cuddle. (Sleep pads sold separately, $20, bigagnes.com) Camping Gear: L.L. Bean Woman's Day Trekker Day Pack

4. Best for H2O to Go: L.L. Bean Woman's Day Trekker Day Pack ($129)

Hiking mountains and setting up camp requires lots of water to keep you going — especially in hot temperatures. Thankfully, the L.L. Bean Woman’s Day Trekker Day Pack has you covered. With a pouch to story a bladder sleeve (sold separately), two water bottle pockets on the sides, and a design that’s made for women’s bodies, you can easily sip and walk simultaneously. The Boa closure system (and numerous zip closures) also keeps belongings extra secure if you’re climbing up rocks. Plus, the thick padding on your back and around your hips means you can trek for miles. RELATED: The 7 Best Water Bottles to Stay Hydrated in Style Camping Gear: Dakine Party Pack

5. Best Carry-All Cooler: Dakine Party Pack ($70)

What’s a weekend in the woods without some cold ones? Tote a bunch of your favorite brews with the Dakine Party Pack. You can stash up to 15 cans in a separate, insulated compartment on the bottom, which has a convenient side zipped pocket. (Nope, you don’t even have to take the pack off when you get thirsty!) It also has two insulated koozies on the front, a bottle opener, two straps to hold a blanket or sweatshirt and a fleece-lined pocket to protect your phone or glasses. Camping Gear: Cotopaxi Kusa Blanket

6. Best Cold-Weather Cover: Cotopaxi Kusa Blanket ($90)

If you’re camping in chilly temps (like at the top of a mountain), you’ll want a little something extra to snuggle up to. This Cotopaxi blanket is the ideal way to stay warm, since it’s super lightweight (weighing less than a pound) and comes in a convenient portable sack. The poly insulation and nylon cover also keeps you cozy, but never overheated. RELATED: The 5 Best Hydration Packs for Any Hike or Run Camping Gear: ECOXGEAR EcoSlate Wireless Speaker and Lantern

7. Best for Sight Sound: ECOXGEAR EcoSlate Wireless Speaker ($150)

The oh-so-durable ECOXGEAR EcoSlate speaker brings more than just 12 hours of your go-to pump-up jams. It also has a wide-beam built-in lantern, and you can hang it in your tent when the sun goes down so you'll still see what you’re doing. It also has backlit buttons and ports for recharging your devices. What’s more: The quality sound machine is waterproof, can float and won’t break if you drop it on the gravel below. Basically, it’s the camping gadget you won’t ever want to leave home without. Camping Gear: Ledlenser L7 Flashlight

8. Best Way to Light the Night: Ledlenser L7 Flashlight ($40)

With six hours of battery life and a shock- and shatter-proof casing, the Ledlenser L7 flashlight will increase your visibility in any condition. You can also easily switch from a more focused beam of light to see long distance, or a wider cast to see close up. Either way, it keeps things shiny and bright. RELATED: Bedroom Makeover: 9 Feng Shui Tips for Better Sleep Camping Gear: Snow Peak Trek 900 Titanium Pan

9. Best Cooking Gadget: Snow Peak Trek 900 Titanium ($53)

Whip up a quick meal with this Snow Peak cooking set. The metal won’t corrode or make your food taste metallic, yet it’s light enough to carry wherever you go. Pop a fuel canister (sold separately) in the bottom and the accompanying frying pan goes on top. Light the fire and you can cook up eggs, meat or whatever you’re craving that day in a flash. Camping Gear: Primus Kamoto Openfire Pit

10. Best Take-Anywhere Stove: Primus Kamoto Openfire Pit ($130)

For those camping on the beach or anyplace without a fire pit, pick up the Primus Kamoto Openfire Pit. The stainless steel stove comes with a grill gate and an ashtray on the bottom to catch any debris. Use it with wood or charcoal to roast hot dogs, burgers, pizza — or some tasty s’mores. RELATED: 9 Delicious Foil Packet Recipes to Pop on the Grill Camping Gear: Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Hiking Shoes

11. Best Footwear: Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Hiking Shoes ($100)

While you’ll want some lightweight clothes to scale the mountains, the most important gear for trekking new terrain is what’s on your feet. And these Merrell hiking shoes aren’t dubbed the Mother Of All Boots for nothing. They offer support for your arch and heel (where you’ll also get more stability and shock absorbance), a super grippy outsole that’ll stop you from falling, plus breathable, mesh paneling for when temps pick up and your toes need some air. Camping Gear: Sea to Summit Ultralight Hammock

12. Best All-Day Lounger: Sea to Summit Ultralight Hammock ($90)

This hammock's best attribute is all in the name: It weighs just over five ounces. When you reach your base for the night and just want to kick back and relax, this is the perfect way to do so. The nylon fabric won’t take up much room (or weight) in your bag, but it’ll still hold up to 300 pounds when secured with the aluminum buckles. RELATED: 7 Camping Tips That Could Save Your Life Camping Gear: Sea to Summit X-Brew Coffee Dripper

13. Best Pick-Me-Up: Sea to Summit X-Brew Coffee Dripper ($18)

You don’t need to skip your morning cup of Joe while away in the woods. With this collapsible Sea to Summit mug, you can easily prepare two cups of piping hot coffee. Even better: No paper filter is necessary, thanks to the reusable stainless steel mesh. Simply add hot water, let it drip and get sipping. You can even attach it to a wide-mouth water bottle to slurp on the go. Camping Gear: 1Hydro Filtration System Water Bottle

14. Best Hydration Station: 1Hydro Series Filtration Bottle ($30)

With all your hiking and climbing, water is a necessity. Keep it clean and bacteria-free with this filtration system (that happens to be 76% off). It removes nearly 100% of unwanted contaminants and will provide up to 1,500 liters of clean H2O. We'll drink to that! Disclosure: All products featured on our site are hand-picked by our editorial team in the hopes of getting you closer to your health and fitness goals. We only recommend products we love and believe that you will, too. If you come across an affiliate link on our site, that means we receive a small commission should you decide to make a purchase. Originally published July 2017. Updated September 2017. 

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The Best Activity Tracker You Can Get for Under $20 https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/best-affordable-activity-tracker/ https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/best-affordable-activity-tracker/#respond Tue, 05 Sep 2017 15:15:51 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=61500

When it comes to workout gear, getting a new activity tracker may be last on your wish list. Those stylish high-tech leggings? Sold. Pressure-mapped sneakers? Size 7, please. But if you’re going to put your money into a high-quality fitness wearable that’ll take you from the gym to your day-to-day routine, it’s the Zunammy Fitness Tracker. The best part is you don’t need to break the bank to snag this exercise asset. At the low price of $19, you can save those extra dollars on that sports bra you’ve been eyeing.

Special Offer: Zunammy Fitness Tracker ($19)

Zunammy Activity Tracker

But even with an affordable price tag, this activity tracker doesn’t skimp on features. From monitoring your steps and mileage to tracking calories burned, the Zunammy Fitness Tracker is your official new swolemate.

And, your fitness routine isn’t the only thing it tracks. If you want to make sure you get enough zzz’s at night, this wearable collects data on your sleep patterns and helps you set up alarms to remind when it’s time to say goodnight. The wearable also syncs up with your smartphone, so you can receive text messages, calls and push notifications from your favorite apps.

Perhaps one of the other most appealing features of this tracker is its minimalist design. Unlike the chunky hardware on most fitness trackers, the band is simple and sleek and sports a small rectangular face that won’t overpower your athleisure of the day. After all, one recent study shows that people who wear fashionable fitness technology are more likely to use it. When you look good, you feel good, right?

Click HERE to get your Zunammy Fitness Tracker for $19 (62% off retail price).

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When it comes to workout gear, getting a new activity tracker may be last on your wish list. Those stylish high-tech leggings? Sold. Pressure-mapped sneakers? Size 7, please. But if you’re going to put your money into a high-quality fitness wearable that’ll take you from the gym to your day-to-day routine, it’s the Zunammy Fitness Tracker. The best part is you don’t need to break the bank to snag this exercise asset. At the low price of $19, you can save those extra dollars on that sports bra you’ve been eyeing.

Special Offer: Zunammy Fitness Tracker ($19)

Zunammy Activity Tracker But even with an affordable price tag, this activity tracker doesn’t skimp on features. From monitoring your steps and mileage to tracking calories burned, the Zunammy Fitness Tracker is your official new swolemate. And, your fitness routine isn’t the only thing it tracks. If you want to make sure you get enough zzz’s at night, this wearable collects data on your sleep patterns and helps you set up alarms to remind when it’s time to say goodnight. The wearable also syncs up with your smartphone, so you can receive text messages, calls and push notifications from your favorite apps. Perhaps one of the other most appealing features of this tracker is its minimalist design. Unlike the chunky hardware on most fitness trackers, the band is simple and sleek and sports a small rectangular face that won’t overpower your athleisure of the day. After all, one recent study shows that people who wear fashionable fitness technology are more likely to use it. When you look good, you feel good, right? Click HERE to get your Zunammy Fitness Tracker for $19 (62% off retail price). This post is brought to you by StackCommerce. We only select products we think you’ll love — at a price we hope you’ll love, too. If you decide to make a purchase, Life by Daily Burn may receive a small commission.

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The Kitchen Gadget That Makes Healthy Cooking Easy https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/pressure-oven-kitchen-gadget/ https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/pressure-oven-kitchen-gadget/#respond Sat, 02 Sep 2017 13:15:43 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=61473 Succotash with Chicken

[caption id="attachment_30154" align="alignnone" width="620"]Kitchen Gadget: Pressure Oven Chicken Dinner Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

When it comes to healthy cooking, sometimes simpler is better — especially if you want to whip up a meal in just a few minutes. Learning the tricks of the meal prep trade will help you cut down on time and fill up on nutrients. But another method for streamlining your kitchen skills is investing in trustworthy tools — and we found one you’ll love.

The kitchen gadget that’s 100 percent worth the price — and worthy of some counter space — is the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven. (Yes, the Wolfgang Puck who owns a slew of Michelin star restaurants, best known for serving up dishes you dream about.) So you know you’re in good hands once you snag one of these ovens.

Kitchen Must-Have: Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven ($117)

Save Time in the Kitchen with This Pressure Oven

Big enough to fit a 14-pound turkey, a 12-inch pizza (cauliflower crust, anyone?) or your go-to sheet pan recipes, this oven cooks veggie- and protein-packed meals to perfection. You can thank its moisture-sealing design for locking in foods’ juicy flavors and making sure nothing comes out dry. Whether you want to roast, bake, broil, toast or just reheat your leftovers, it cooks food 70 percent faster than a traditional oven. Even better, it has an auto shut-off feature, so you don’t have to continuously watch the clock or wait for a ding.

Besides the oven, this bundle also comes with a roasting pan, drip pan, crumb tray, broil rack and a recipe booklet to inspire some delectable ideas. To top it off, it’s more than 50 percent off. Cooking up a mouthwatering meal doesn’t get much easier (or better tasting) than that.

Click HERE to buy your Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven for $117 (53% off retail price).

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Succotash with Chicken

[caption id="attachment_30154" align="alignnone" width="620"]Kitchen Gadget: Pressure Oven Chicken Dinner Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption] When it comes to healthy cooking, sometimes simpler is better — especially if you want to whip up a meal in just a few minutes. Learning the tricks of the meal prep trade will help you cut down on time and fill up on nutrients. But another method for streamlining your kitchen skills is investing in trustworthy tools — and we found one you’ll love. The kitchen gadget that’s 100 percent worth the price — and worthy of some counter space — is the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven. (Yes, the Wolfgang Puck who owns a slew of Michelin star restaurants, best known for serving up dishes you dream about.) So you know you’re in good hands once you snag one of these ovens.

Kitchen Must-Have: Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven ($117)

Save Time in the Kitchen with This Pressure Oven Big enough to fit a 14-pound turkey, a 12-inch pizza (cauliflower crust, anyone?) or your go-to sheet pan recipes, this oven cooks veggie- and protein-packed meals to perfection. You can thank its moisture-sealing design for locking in foods’ juicy flavors and making sure nothing comes out dry. Whether you want to roast, bake, broil, toast or just reheat your leftovers, it cooks food 70 percent faster than a traditional oven. Even better, it has an auto shut-off feature, so you don’t have to continuously watch the clock or wait for a ding. Besides the oven, this bundle also comes with a roasting pan, drip pan, crumb tray, broil rack and a recipe booklet to inspire some delectable ideas. To top it off, it’s more than 50 percent off. Cooking up a mouthwatering meal doesn’t get much easier (or better tasting) than that. Click HERE to buy your Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven for $117 (53% off retail price). This sponsored post is brought to you by StackCommerce. We only select products we think you’ll love — at a price we hope you’ll love, too. If you decide to make a purchase, Life by Daily Burn may receive a small commission.

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Find Your Match: The Best New Sports Bras https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/best-sports-bras-guide/ https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/best-sports-bras-guide/#respond Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:15:57 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=61353

The Best Sports Bras for Every Athlete

Supportive. Reliable. Flexible. Comfortable. We’re not just talking about your best gal pals. These characteristics form the foundation of the best sports bras out there. Instead of keeping you from your fitness goals by constricting you or falling short on support, your garment should be there to lift you up and help you stomp right over your previous PR. So we slipped into dozens of sports bras to find an A-plus roster. From low- to high-impact — and all the sweaty activities in between — here’s the list of your girls’ new BFFs.

RELATED: 15 Top Picks for Tri Gear if You’re on a Budget or a Baller

13 Best Sports Bras for Every Athlete

Best Sports Bras: Reebok Strappy Sports Bra

1. Best for Vinyasa Yoga: Reebok Strappy Sports Bra ($50)

Slip into this stylish Reebok top for all your sun salutations. The V-neck straps not only look good under a cute tank come brunch, but they also help hold you in place as you float through down dog, crow and more. Better yet, this bra has antimicrobial, removable cups for more lift and separation.

Best Sports Bras: Knixwear Longevity Bra

2. Best for Hot Yoga: Knixwear Longevity Bra ($50)

Rock this crop top during your next heated flow. The silky threads and strappy design move with your body and feel extra smooth against your skin as you sweat. The flattering design also means you can feel confident in it sans tank — something you’ll appreciate when things start heating up.

RELATED: 8 Yoga Poses to Help Ease Lower Back Pain

Best Sports Bras: Calia Women's Inner Power Tri-Strap Printed Bra

3. Best for Pilates: Calia Women’s Inner Power Tri-Strap Printed Bra ($45)

The colors and cut of this Carrie Underwood-approved bra definitely catch the eye. But you’ll keep wearing it for the flexible fit, moisture control and anti-odor tech embedded in the fabric. The thick straps and band also allow for better mobility.

Best Sports Bras: Old Navy Go-Dry Medium Support Mesh-Back Sports Bra

4. Best for Barre: Old Navy Go-Dry Medium Support Sports Bra ($20)

Pulse and plié in the pretty floral print of this Old Navy bra, which won’t hurt your wallet. With a quick-dry jersey finish, stabilizing straps and a scoop neck, it has all the attributes you need to get through a muscle-burning tone-up session. Just remember to breathe and tuck.

RELATED: Barre Harmony: The Total-Body Barre Workout You Can Do at Home

Best Sports Bras: New Balance Pace Printed Bra

5. Best for Strength Training: New Balance Pace Printed Bra ($44)

This bra boasts a bold pattern, while also keeping you nice and cool thanks to a breathable back and lightweight material. The compression style and thick bottom band also eliminate bounce, so you can easily blend jumps and kicks into your lifting routine.

Best Sports Bras: Brooks Hot Shot Sports Bra

6. Best for Hiking: Brooks Hot Shot Sports Bra (from $23)

Perfect for long, hot hikes outdoors or climbing stairs inside, this super snuggly and flexible Brooks bra offers next-level comfort and a cute look. The bonded straps, wetness-wicking tech and mesh paneling also mean you’ll remain dry when temps start rising. It’s the bra you’ll be happy to stay in all day.

RELATED: The 10 Most Incredible Hiking Trails in the World

Best Sports Bras: UA Threadborne Crossback Heathered

7. Best for Boxing: UA Threadborne Crossback Heathered ($55)

Sport this snug, yet still flattering bra to jab, cross and kick some butt. Featuring four-way stretch and quick-dry material, it's one of the best sports bras to keep you cool and cozy, especially with its seamless bottom band. Need to stash your credit card to grab a smoothie post-workout? It’s got a side pocket for that, too.

Best Sports Bras: C9 Power Shape Max Front-Close Bra

8. Best for Anything Extra Sweaty: C9 Power Shape Max Front-Close Bra ($18)

A top trend in sports bras this season: zippers up the front for easy removal when you’re slick with sweat. And the best budget-friendly way to get involved is this C9 version. Besides slipping in and out without feeling trapped, you’ll also get moisture-wicking material and adjustable straps for an even better fit. (Keep in mind, we found this runs a bit small.)

RELATED: 20-Minute Beach Workout for Runners

Best Sports Bras: Asics FuzeX Bra

9. Best for Bootcamp: Asics FuzeX Bra ($50)

The highly stretchy material and construction of this medium-impact bra lets you lift, lower and rotate weights with zero restrictions. Mixing sprints into your strength session or taking a bootcamp class featuring plyos and weights? It’ll still keep you comfy when picking up speed, courtesy of the supportive shape and ample coverage. There’s even mesh in the back for better airflow. (Take note: Our testers learned you should wash before wearing to avoid color bleeding.)

Best Sports Bras: Second Skin Quatroflx Racerback Sports Bra

10. Best for Cycling: Second Skin QUATROFLX Racerback Sports Bra ($45)

When you’re leaning forward on your bike, you probably don’t want to put on a show — unless that means quickening the tempo and crushing the beat. Keep everything in place with this high-neckline bra from Second Skin. It’s buttery soft, quick-dry material and tight (but not too tight) fit means you can focus solely on pedaling fast and strong. 

RELATED: 7 SoulCycle Secrets for Proper Form on a Spin Bike

Best Sports Bras: Nike FE/NOM Flyknit Bra

11. Best for Dance Cardio: Nike FE/NOM Flyknit Bra ($80)

Nike recently released a whole line of new sports bras, but this one is a stand-out. Featuring their signature Flyknit design, the bra’s limited seams and structured fit offers high support, without the weight. (In fact, it’s 30 percent lighter than their other sports bras.) It’s also nice and stretchy so you can twist and shake in any direction — plus, it looks chic, too.

Best Sports Bras: Sweaty Betty High Intensity Run Bra

12. Best for HIIT: Sweaty Betty High Intensity Run Bra ($65)

You’ll love how silky smooth this bra feels against your skin. Even better, the high neckline lets you drop it down for burpees and pick it up in squat jumps, while keeping it conservative. The fabric also features breathable mesh where you need it most (right down the middle of your chest), as well as padded straps and an adjustable hook-and-eye closure. To top it off, it comes in sizes ranging from 32A to 38F.

RELATED: HIIT It Hard with These 25 Workouts and Tips

Best Sports Bras: Lululemon Enlite Bra

13. Best for Running: Lululemon Enlite Bra ($98)

When you’re chasing miles, the last thing that should hold you back is too much movement in your upper half...or too little. Enter this Lululemon bra, designed to soften the bounce while allowing you to hit your natural stride. Besides its seamless straps and chafe-free material, the bra also lifts and separates, so you can feel extra confident crossing that finish line (and score some super-flattering race photos).

Disclosure: All products featured on our site are hand-picked by our editorial team in the hopes of getting you closer to your health and fitness goals. We only recommend products we love and believe that you will, too. If you come across an affiliate link on our site, that means we receive a small commission should you decide to make a purchase.

Read More
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6 Strength Exercises to Go from Basic to Advanced
Upgrade Your Workout Socks with These Top Picks

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The Best Sports Bras for Every Athlete
Supportive. Reliable. Flexible. Comfortable. We’re not just talking about your best gal pals. These characteristics form the foundation of the best sports bras out there. Instead of keeping you from your fitness goals by constricting you or falling short on support, your garment should be there to lift you up and help you stomp right over your previous PR. So we slipped into dozens of sports bras to find an A-plus roster. From low- to high-impact — and all the sweaty activities in between — here’s the list of your girls’ new BFFs. RELATED: 15 Top Picks for Tri Gear if You’re on a Budget or a Baller

13 Best Sports Bras for Every Athlete

Best Sports Bras: Reebok Strappy Sports Bra

1. Best for Vinyasa Yoga: Reebok Strappy Sports Bra ($50)

Slip into this stylish Reebok top for all your sun salutations. The V-neck straps not only look good under a cute tank come brunch, but they also help hold you in place as you float through down dog, crow and more. Better yet, this bra has antimicrobial, removable cups for more lift and separation. Best Sports Bras: Knixwear Longevity Bra

2. Best for Hot Yoga: Knixwear Longevity Bra ($50)

Rock this crop top during your next heated flow. The silky threads and strappy design move with your body and feel extra smooth against your skin as you sweat. The flattering design also means you can feel confident in it sans tank — something you’ll appreciate when things start heating up. RELATED: 8 Yoga Poses to Help Ease Lower Back Pain Best Sports Bras: Calia Women's Inner Power Tri-Strap Printed Bra

3. Best for Pilates: Calia Women’s Inner Power Tri-Strap Printed Bra ($45)

The colors and cut of this Carrie Underwood-approved bra definitely catch the eye. But you’ll keep wearing it for the flexible fit, moisture control and anti-odor tech embedded in the fabric. The thick straps and band also allow for better mobility. Best Sports Bras: Old Navy Go-Dry Medium Support Mesh-Back Sports Bra

4. Best for Barre: Old Navy Go-Dry Medium Support Sports Bra ($20)

Pulse and plié in the pretty floral print of this Old Navy bra, which won’t hurt your wallet. With a quick-dry jersey finish, stabilizing straps and a scoop neck, it has all the attributes you need to get through a muscle-burning tone-up session. Just remember to breathe and tuck. RELATED: Barre Harmony: The Total-Body Barre Workout You Can Do at Home Best Sports Bras: New Balance Pace Printed Bra

5. Best for Strength Training: New Balance Pace Printed Bra ($44)

This bra boasts a bold pattern, while also keeping you nice and cool thanks to a breathable back and lightweight material. The compression style and thick bottom band also eliminate bounce, so you can easily blend jumps and kicks into your lifting routine. Best Sports Bras: Brooks Hot Shot Sports Bra

6. Best for Hiking: Brooks Hot Shot Sports Bra (from $23)

Perfect for long, hot hikes outdoors or climbing stairs inside, this super snuggly and flexible Brooks bra offers next-level comfort and a cute look. The bonded straps, wetness-wicking tech and mesh paneling also mean you’ll remain dry when temps start rising. It’s the bra you’ll be happy to stay in all day. RELATED: The 10 Most Incredible Hiking Trails in the World Best Sports Bras: UA Threadborne Crossback Heathered

7. Best for Boxing: UA Threadborne Crossback Heathered ($55)

Sport this snug, yet still flattering bra to jab, cross and kick some butt. Featuring four-way stretch and quick-dry material, it's one of the best sports bras to keep you cool and cozy, especially with its seamless bottom band. Need to stash your credit card to grab a smoothie post-workout? It’s got a side pocket for that, too. Best Sports Bras: C9 Power Shape Max Front-Close Bra

8. Best for Anything Extra Sweaty: C9 Power Shape Max Front-Close Bra ($18)

A top trend in sports bras this season: zippers up the front for easy removal when you’re slick with sweat. And the best budget-friendly way to get involved is this C9 version. Besides slipping in and out without feeling trapped, you’ll also get moisture-wicking material and adjustable straps for an even better fit. (Keep in mind, we found this runs a bit small.) RELATED: 20-Minute Beach Workout for Runners Best Sports Bras: Asics FuzeX Bra

9. Best for Bootcamp: Asics FuzeX Bra ($50)

The highly stretchy material and construction of this medium-impact bra lets you lift, lower and rotate weights with zero restrictions. Mixing sprints into your strength session or taking a bootcamp class featuring plyos and weights? It’ll still keep you comfy when picking up speed, courtesy of the supportive shape and ample coverage. There’s even mesh in the back for better airflow. (Take note: Our testers learned you should wash before wearing to avoid color bleeding.) Best Sports Bras: Second Skin Quatroflx Racerback Sports Bra

10. Best for Cycling: Second Skin QUATROFLX Racerback Sports Bra ($45)

When you’re leaning forward on your bike, you probably don’t want to put on a show — unless that means quickening the tempo and crushing the beat. Keep everything in place with this high-neckline bra from Second Skin. It’s buttery soft, quick-dry material and tight (but not too tight) fit means you can focus solely on pedaling fast and strong.  RELATED: 7 SoulCycle Secrets for Proper Form on a Spin Bike Best Sports Bras: Nike FE/NOM Flyknit Bra

11. Best for Dance Cardio: Nike FE/NOM Flyknit Bra ($80)

Nike recently released a whole line of new sports bras, but this one is a stand-out. Featuring their signature Flyknit design, the bra’s limited seams and structured fit offers high support, without the weight. (In fact, it’s 30 percent lighter than their other sports bras.) It’s also nice and stretchy so you can twist and shake in any direction — plus, it looks chic, too. Best Sports Bras: Sweaty Betty High Intensity Run Bra

12. Best for HIIT: Sweaty Betty High Intensity Run Bra ($65)

You’ll love how silky smooth this bra feels against your skin. Even better, the high neckline lets you drop it down for burpees and pick it up in squat jumps, while keeping it conservative. The fabric also features breathable mesh where you need it most (right down the middle of your chest), as well as padded straps and an adjustable hook-and-eye closure. To top it off, it comes in sizes ranging from 32A to 38F. RELATED: HIIT It Hard with These 25 Workouts and Tips Best Sports Bras: Lululemon Enlite Bra

13. Best for Running: Lululemon Enlite Bra ($98)

When you’re chasing miles, the last thing that should hold you back is too much movement in your upper half...or too little. Enter this Lululemon bra, designed to soften the bounce while allowing you to hit your natural stride. Besides its seamless straps and chafe-free material, the bra also lifts and separates, so you can feel extra confident crossing that finish line (and score some super-flattering race photos). Disclosure: All products featured on our site are hand-picked by our editorial team in the hopes of getting you closer to your health and fitness goals. We only recommend products we love and believe that you will, too. If you come across an affiliate link on our site, that means we receive a small commission should you decide to make a purchase. Read More 15 Top Picks for Tri Gear if You’re on a Budget or a Baller 6 Strength Exercises to Go from Basic to Advanced Upgrade Your Workout Socks with These Top Picks

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This Productivity App Helps You Get More Done in Less Time https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/saent-productivity-app/ https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/saent-productivity-app/#respond Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:15:21 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=61260 This Productivity App Can Help You Get More Done in Less Time

It’s easy to get trapped in a black hole of Instagram stories, Game of Thrones tweets and news alerts instead of concentrating on the task at hand. The truth is our minds aren’t made to multitask. Recent research suggests multitasking actually prevents productivity. But there’s a way to practice more mindfulness with your daily to-do list, and that’s where Saent comes in.

Not be confused with Siri or Alexa, Saent is a device and productivity app that blocks out digital distractions by creating focus sessions. Based on the Pomodoro technique of time management, Saent schedules focus sessions that prevent you from accessing certain websites for a period of time. That’s right — no Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest until you hit send on that assignment.

Try Saent Productivity Solution for $49.99

This Productivity App Can Help You Get More Done in Less Time

You can choose a focus session that lasts until a task is done, or set up reminders to take a break and go for a walk. It also allows you to put up a “Do not disturb” message to alert co-workers (no Slack messages, please). This mindful shift of focusing on one task at a time will make all the difference in your productivity and lifestyle. You’ll not only get more done in less time, but you’ll also help prevent the build-up of stress and truly thrive in the moment.

So stash your smartphone, silence your email and notifications and get ready to see your brilliance fill the blank screen.

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It’s easy to get trapped in a black hole of Instagram stories, Game of Thrones tweets and news alerts instead of concentrating on the task at hand. The truth is our minds aren’t made to multitask. Recent research suggests multitasking actually prevents productivity. But there’s a way to practice more mindfulness with your daily to-do list, and that’s where Saent comes in. Not be confused with Siri or Alexa, Saent is a device and productivity app that blocks out digital distractions by creating focus sessions. Based on the Pomodoro technique of time management, Saent schedules focus sessions that prevent you from accessing certain websites for a period of time. That’s right — no Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest until you hit send on that assignment.

Try Saent Productivity Solution for $49.99

This Productivity App Can Help You Get More Done in Less Time You can choose a focus session that lasts until a task is done, or set up reminders to take a break and go for a walk. It also allows you to put up a “Do not disturb” message to alert co-workers (no Slack messages, please). This mindful shift of focusing on one task at a time will make all the difference in your productivity and lifestyle. You’ll not only get more done in less time, but you’ll also help prevent the build-up of stress and truly thrive in the moment. So stash your smartphone, silence your email and notifications and get ready to see your brilliance fill the blank screen. This sponsored post is brought to you by StackCommerce. We only select products we think you’ll love — at a price we hope you’ll love, too. If you decide to make a purchase, Life by Daily Burn may receive a small commission.

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The 9 Best Apps for Guided Meditation https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/guided-meditation-apps/ https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/guided-meditation-apps/#comments Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:15:55 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=19440 The 9 Best Apps for Guided Meditation

[caption id="attachment_61107" align="alignnone" width="620"]The 9 Best Apps for Guided Meditation Photo: Twenty20[/caption]

Nothing can compete with having your own meditation guru on hand, but a little technology can go a long way. These meditation apps make it easy to unwind, whether you’re on-the-go or sitting down for some peace and quiet at home. A few of the apps on this list simply provide a reminder to be mindful (since we know all too well that dedicating time every day can sometimes feel impossible). And if you're looking for something more advanced, several of the apps offer longer guided meditations to keep you on track to zen. These meditation apps will also help bring your attention to everyday activities, including concentrating on your breath. Whatever level you’re at, your smartphone can boost your meditation practice. Just remember to turn off the ringer!

RELATED: 5 Blissful Meditation Studios to Stop and Feel the Zen

9 Meditation Apps to Practice Mindfulness9 Top Meditation Apps: Welzen

1. Welzen Lifetime Subscription ($30, iOS and Android)

Kick off each day with a new mindfulness meditation targeted at making you happier (and it's just 10 minutes). You can also choose your area of focus for five-day streaks, including creativity, anxiety and relationships. Or simply follow the Just Breathe program to take a moment for yourself during the day to just be. (The best part? The lifetime subscription is 80% off.)9 Top Meditation Apps: Calm

2. Calm (free, iOS and Android)

Calm’s free web and mobile app offers guided meditations ranging from three minutes, up to 25 minutes with relaxing nature scenes to help you calm down, as well as breathing exercises and the option for an unguided timer. The app also featured adult bedtime stories to help lull you to sleep.

RELATED: 3 Guided Meditations for Productivity, Sleep and Cravings9 Top Meditation Apps: Inscape

3. Inscape (free, iOS)

Start with the five-day introductory series to relieve stress right from the get go. The app also offers daily recommendations for a get-calm session to start the day, a five-minute breathing exercise to do in the p.m. or a pre-bedtime, sound-focused meditation for winding down. Trust us, the music is super soothing, plus it's meant to help you reach deep sleep.

9 Top Meditation Apps: Headspace

4. Headspace (free, iOS and Android)

A free download will get you a 10-day starter program from Headspace, a straightforward, guided meditation app for beginners. Then, for a small, optional monthly fee of $5.99, founder Andy Puddicombe will guide you through a new meditation every day. Use the app to watch Puddicombe’s TED Talk if you’re still not convinced that meditation is a must-do.

RELATED: 40 Resources for Practicing Mindfulness Every Day

9 Top Meditation Apps: The Mindfulness App

5. The Mindfulness App (free, iOS and Android)

Like a little meditation assistant, this app alerts you when it’s time to step back and take a breather. In addition to setting a particular time and day, the app also allows you to set GPS reminders telling you to meditate when you enter a certain location. Feel particularly stressed on the subway or in your office? Then it's time to set a reminder to just stay calm. 

9 Top Meditation Apps: Buddhify

6. Buddhify ($5 for iOS, $3 for Android)

This app brings mindfulness into the modern age with fun graphics and meditations that you can do during everyday activities. Users can customize sessions based on location or select tailored guides to follow on walks, at the gym, on the train or right from your pillow.

RELATED: 3 Moving Meditations to Take Your Workout Higher9 Top Meditation Apps: Pranayama

7. Pranayama (free, iOS and Android)

Combine the power of breath with technology. Pranayama guides you toward slower, deeper breathing by helping you count your inhalations and exhalations according to a fixed ratio. Different sounds identify the right times to inhale and exhale, which makes finding some peace of mind super easy.9 Top Meditation Apps: Simple Habit

8. Simple Habit (free, iOS and Android)

Dubbed the mediation app for busy people, Simple Habit aims to get you to meditate regularly by sending a reminder at the same time every day. Plus, it offers more than 1,000 guided sessions that last just a mere five minutes — which you can do on your commute or at your desk. If you want to go longer, it offers extended times, too.

RELATED: The Daily Mediation You Can Do In Front of a Mirror9 Top Meditation Apps: Aura

9. Aura Lifetime Subscription ($30, iOS and Android)

Aura brings personalized meditations right to your smartphone. Based on your mood, age, location and lifestyle, it'll curate guided sessions that help you find calm. The meditations last three, seven or 10 minutes and you can opt for breathing reminders throughout the day. And it's 84% off the original price.

Originally published October 2013. Updated August 2017. 

This post includes products brought to you by StackCommerce. We only select products we think you’ll love — at a price we hope you’ll love, too. If you decide to make a purchase, Life by Daily Burn may receive a small commission.

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The 9 Best Apps for Guided Meditation

[caption id="attachment_61107" align="alignnone" width="620"]The 9 Best Apps for Guided Meditation Photo: Twenty20[/caption] Nothing can compete with having your own meditation guru on hand, but a little technology can go a long way. These meditation apps make it easy to unwind, whether you’re on-the-go or sitting down for some peace and quiet at home. A few of the apps on this list simply provide a reminder to be mindful (since we know all too well that dedicating time every day can sometimes feel impossible). And if you're looking for something more advanced, several of the apps offer longer guided meditations to keep you on track to zen. These meditation apps will also help bring your attention to everyday activities, including concentrating on your breath. Whatever level you’re at, your smartphone can boost your meditation practice. Just remember to turn off the ringer! RELATED: 5 Blissful Meditation Studios to Stop and Feel the Zen

9 Meditation Apps to Practice Mindfulness9 Top Meditation Apps: Welzen

1. Welzen Lifetime Subscription ($30, iOS and Android)

Kick off each day with a new mindfulness meditation targeted at making you happier (and it's just 10 minutes). You can also choose your area of focus for five-day streaks, including creativity, anxiety and relationships. Or simply follow the Just Breathe program to take a moment for yourself during the day to just be. (The best part? The lifetime subscription is 80% off.)9 Top Meditation Apps: Calm

2. Calm (free, iOS and Android)

Calm’s free web and mobile app offers guided meditations ranging from three minutes, up to 25 minutes with relaxing nature scenes to help you calm down, as well as breathing exercises and the option for an unguided timer. The app also featured adult bedtime stories to help lull you to sleep. RELATED: 3 Guided Meditations for Productivity, Sleep and Cravings9 Top Meditation Apps: Inscape

3. Inscape (free, iOS)

Start with the five-day introductory series to relieve stress right from the get go. The app also offers daily recommendations for a get-calm session to start the day, a five-minute breathing exercise to do in the p.m. or a pre-bedtime, sound-focused meditation for winding down. Trust us, the music is super soothing, plus it's meant to help you reach deep sleep. 9 Top Meditation Apps: Headspace

4. Headspace (free, iOS and Android)

A free download will get you a 10-day starter program from Headspace, a straightforward, guided meditation app for beginners. Then, for a small, optional monthly fee of $5.99, founder Andy Puddicombe will guide you through a new meditation every day. Use the app to watch Puddicombe’s TED Talk if you’re still not convinced that meditation is a must-do. RELATED: 40 Resources for Practicing Mindfulness Every Day 9 Top Meditation Apps: The Mindfulness App

5. The Mindfulness App (free, iOS and Android)

Like a little meditation assistant, this app alerts you when it’s time to step back and take a breather. In addition to setting a particular time and day, the app also allows you to set GPS reminders telling you to meditate when you enter a certain location. Feel particularly stressed on the subway or in your office? Then it's time to set a reminder to just stay calm.  9 Top Meditation Apps: Buddhify

6. Buddhify ($5 for iOS, $3 for Android)

This app brings mindfulness into the modern age with fun graphics and meditations that you can do during everyday activities. Users can customize sessions based on location or select tailored guides to follow on walks, at the gym, on the train or right from your pillow. RELATED: 3 Moving Meditations to Take Your Workout Higher9 Top Meditation Apps: Pranayama

7. Pranayama (free, iOS and Android)

Combine the power of breath with technology. Pranayama guides you toward slower, deeper breathing by helping you count your inhalations and exhalations according to a fixed ratio. Different sounds identify the right times to inhale and exhale, which makes finding some peace of mind super easy.9 Top Meditation Apps: Simple Habit

8. Simple Habit (free, iOS and Android)

Dubbed the mediation app for busy people, Simple Habit aims to get you to meditate regularly by sending a reminder at the same time every day. Plus, it offers more than 1,000 guided sessions that last just a mere five minutes — which you can do on your commute or at your desk. If you want to go longer, it offers extended times, too. RELATED: The Daily Mediation You Can Do In Front of a Mirror9 Top Meditation Apps: Aura

9. Aura Lifetime Subscription ($30, iOS and Android)

Aura brings personalized meditations right to your smartphone. Based on your mood, age, location and lifestyle, it'll curate guided sessions that help you find calm. The meditations last three, seven or 10 minutes and you can opt for breathing reminders throughout the day. And it's 84% off the original price. Originally published October 2013. Updated August 2017.  This post includes products brought to you by StackCommerce. We only select products we think you’ll love — at a price we hope you’ll love, too. If you decide to make a purchase, Life by Daily Burn may receive a small commission. Read More Meditation Meets HIIT in New Mindful Fitness Approach Is Forest Bathing the New Meditation? What Is Transcendental Meditation (And Does It Work)?

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5 Kitchen Gadgets That Make Meal Prep Easy https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/stack-kitchen-gadgets-meal-prep/ https://dailyburn.com/life/tech/stack-kitchen-gadgets-meal-prep/#respond Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:15:13 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=60860 5 Kitchen Gadgets That Make Meal Prep Easy

The beauty of meal prepping is all in the process. You create several servings of healthy, delicious dishes and portion out your meals and snacks so you can easily eat healthy all week — without even thinking about it. (That means nutritious grab-and-go foods for when timing is super tight!) And the thing that makes that process even easier: the right kitchen gadgets. These five tools will help you whip up healthy meals in a flash.

5 Must-Have Kitchen Tools for Easier Meal Prep

Kitchen Gadgets for Meal Prep: Ninja Professional Blender

1. Best for Mixing: Ninja Professional Blender ($58)

Whip up smoothies, sauces or soups in seconds when you toss fruits and veggies in this high-speed blender. It holds up to 72 ounces, so you can freeze some for later in the week, too. Better yet, you can mix up some homemade nut butters right in this container and it’s less than $100. That means it’s 41 percent off the original price!

Kitchen Gadgets for Meal Prep: Avocado Joy Slicer

2. Best for Chopping: Avocado Joy Slicer ($10)

Get 50 percent off this easy-to-use, smooth slicer. It provides the perfect cut for one of our favorite healthy fat-filled foods, which you can use as a substitute for butter in several delicious avocado recipes. Or simply add it as a side for a more satisfying breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Kitchen Gadgets for Meal Prep: FoodSave Flip Up Vaccum Sealer

3. Best for Storing: FoodSave Vacuum Sealer ($90)

Lots of meal prep means lots of leftovers. Make your dishes last longer with this vacuum sealer — which allows you to keep foods in the freezer for five times longer than usual. Plus, it’s more than half off the original price! Whether you have meat, veggies, soups or casseroles, this gadget helps you make the most of it.

Kitchen Gadgets for Meal Prep: Salad-to-Go Container

4. Best for Packing: Salad-to-Go Container ($12)

No one likes a soggy salad. Keep yours crisp and fresh with this budget-friendly buy. (It’s 52 percent off!) With separate compartments for your dressing, lettuce and toppings, plus a spot for your fork and knife, you’ll want to eat fresh, good-for-you greens every day.

Kitchen Gadgets for Meal Prep: Gustus Vitae Spice and Salt Collections

5. Best Flavor: Gustus Vitae Salt and Spices ($40) 

The one thing every meal prep master must have in their cabinet? A set of spices. Sprinkling some sea salt, pepper or a Cajun mix on your meal brings zing to your food — without adding calories. What’s more: All the flavorings in this pack are made of local ingredients from California. And it’s even one-third the original price.

This sponsored post is brought to you by StackCommerce. We only select products we think you’ll love — at a price we hope you’ll love, too. If you decide to make a purchase, Life by Daily Burn may receive a small commission. 

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5 Kitchen Gadgets That Make Meal Prep Easy

The beauty of meal prepping is all in the process. You create several servings of healthy, delicious dishes and portion out your meals and snacks so you can easily eat healthy all week — without even thinking about it. (That means nutritious grab-and-go foods for when timing is super tight!) And the thing that makes that process even easier: the right kitchen gadgets. These five tools will help you whip up healthy meals in a flash.

5 Must-Have Kitchen Tools for Easier Meal Prep

Kitchen Gadgets for Meal Prep: Ninja Professional Blender

1. Best for Mixing: Ninja Professional Blender ($58)

Whip up smoothies, sauces or soups in seconds when you toss fruits and veggies in this high-speed blender. It holds up to 72 ounces, so you can freeze some for later in the week, too. Better yet, you can mix up some homemade nut butters right in this container and it’s less than $100. That means it’s 41 percent off the original price! Kitchen Gadgets for Meal Prep: Avocado Joy Slicer

2. Best for Chopping: Avocado Joy Slicer ($10)

Get 50 percent off this easy-to-use, smooth slicer. It provides the perfect cut for one of our favorite healthy fat-filled foods, which you can use as a substitute for butter in several delicious avocado recipes. Or simply add it as a side for a more satisfying breakfast, lunch or dinner. Kitchen Gadgets for Meal Prep: FoodSave Flip Up Vaccum Sealer

3. Best for Storing: FoodSave Vacuum Sealer ($90)

Lots of meal prep means lots of leftovers. Make your dishes last longer with this vacuum sealer — which allows you to keep foods in the freezer for five times longer than usual. Plus, it’s more than half off the original price! Whether you have meat, veggies, soups or casseroles, this gadget helps you make the most of it. Kitchen Gadgets for Meal Prep: Salad-to-Go Container

4. Best for Packing: Salad-to-Go Container ($12)

No one likes a soggy salad. Keep yours crisp and fresh with this budget-friendly buy. (It’s 52 percent off!) With separate compartments for your dressing, lettuce and toppings, plus a spot for your fork and knife, you’ll want to eat fresh, good-for-you greens every day. Kitchen Gadgets for Meal Prep: Gustus Vitae Spice and Salt Collections

5. Best Flavor: Gustus Vitae Salt and Spices ($40) 

The one thing every meal prep master must have in their cabinet? A set of spices. Sprinkling some sea salt, pepper or a Cajun mix on your meal brings zing to your food — without adding calories. What’s more: All the flavorings in this pack are made of local ingredients from California. And it’s even one-third the original price. This sponsored post is brought to you by StackCommerce. We only select products we think you’ll love — at a price we hope you’ll love, too. If you decide to make a purchase, Life by Daily Burn may receive a small commission.  Read More 15 Genius Meal Prep Ideas from Top Trainers 3 Smart Water Bottles to Keep You Hydrated 20 Meal Prep Tips from the Best Preppers We Know

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