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Walking Your Way To Health With Fitbit

It’s amazing what a little bit of competition and technology can do for your motivation. Almost a year ago, my work instituted a new health initiative to try and get people up from their desks, more active and more motivated to take control of their health. While they had some pretty incredible prizes the first few quarters that the program was put into place, the habits certainly were changing across the company. Oddly enough, my Mother and Father also decided to take up a new walking initiative too. Ironically enough, we both got the same products and I don’t think I’ve ever seen my father so motivated to hit his daily step count. The simple movement that Fitbit has created has not only changed the health habits of nearly my entire company, but been the driving force to my Father walking over 10 miles, and 30k steps, nearly every day.

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A New Trend For Accessorizing Your Shoes With Hickies

There’s a number of different ways that you can improve your ability to look smart, but seldom are they innovative too. Today we’re going to look at another company that’s also an accessory that you can use to to add some extra flair and tries to make the task of tying your shoes a thing of the past. These laces would be specifically for your athletic or casual shoes, but there are definitely various dress shoe lace companies on the internet if you’re looking for that specific type of product. However, if you’re looking for a different lacing system that can add some pizzaz to your workout shoes then Hickies is definitely worth a look.
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The Classic Converse Alternative: PF Flyers

For me, there’s never be a debate over what a classic style sneaker should look like despite the differing opinions you may receive if you pose that question. A classic styled sneaker is not likely going to have much comfort or support, classic shoes didn’t have air bubbles or pockets after all, but these sneakers weren’t designed for hiking, instead they were made for making a style statement. It’s about coordinating your overall outfit while being as functional as possible. Over the years, I’ve been seeing more and more weddings that even leverage the classic style sneaker as their footwear of choice. I don’t necessarily understand, or agree, with the style statement, but I do agree that you can’t always roll around with dress shoes on your feet. I’ve owned several different brands and styles over the years, but there’s one in particular that embodies the classic sneaker look more than any other brand in my opinion. Maybe it’s just the region I’ve grown up in, but in the debate between Converse or PF Flyers I choose to go with what I perceive to be the alternative: PF Flyers.

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Best of the Best

Over the course of the past month, I’ve been examining different companies that can help you look smarteat smart and spend smart with the goal of also helping you save time. It’s my belief that we’ve just hit the tip of the ice berg with the companies, features and products that can help you achieve one or several of these goals. As new discoveries occur, I’ll be adding these companies to my partners page for easy shopping access. On a more granular level, I’ll be scouring the web for some of the best deals on high quality products to help you look smarteat smart while you spend smart. Hopefully my research will help you save time so you don’t have to spend your down time searching for products. If you have anything specific you’re thinking about purchasing or are on the look out for, feel free to drop me a line on our contact page or leave a comment and I’ll add it to my list of daily product searches. For the purpose of today, I’ll be showcasing what I believe are some of the best companies to buy specific products from and why they’re better than the competition.

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Discovering the Undiscovered with Etsy

If I was paid a dollar for every time that I heard, “They don’t make ‘x’ like they used to,” I’d be able to purchase a lot more handmade and vintage products. Sadly, with the outsourcing of manufacturing to overseas, to help cut costs and increase profits, larger corporations have almost completely lost their handmade appeal. Vintage products on the other hand, tend to go on cycles in terms of what style or era is most popular at the time. The easiest industry to see these trends are with clothing, but we’ve noticed it with all types of products (see the PT Cruiser). As eCommerce based businesses continue to grow, it’s allowing more and more businesses, and individuals, to grab a piece of the global economy. Businesses that were once relegated to the Famer’s Markets are now able to sell their products online. Since 2005, Etsy has been one of the global leaders in buying and selling unique handmade and vintage goods. With over 1.4 million unique sellers and upwards of 29 million products listed, you can literally find anything while supporting local or small shop individuals that are either selling for a hobby or to test their concepts out to the masses.
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