Tech Tuesday: Balancing Technology, Health & Fitness

As many of us know it takes a lot of time to manage a Social Media, Blogging and Influencer Presence.  However, lately I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed with work commitments, blogging deadlines and home responsibilities so I decided to do things a little different.  This week I’m going to put some curves in my routine and schedule more ME time.  That’s right, more ME time.  When I started to write this post I was feeling a bit guilty but the more I thought about it I realized that I need to work smarter and not harder.   I need to find apps to help me balance my technology, health and fitness goals.

 

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Technology

I’m going to start looking for more technology apps and resources to automate and streamline a lot of the tasks:

  1. Ring it Up app to create invoices on the fly whether I’m the road or taking a break.
  2. Checklist to create checklist for the home, work and entrepreneurship responsibilities. 
  3. Evernote to help me capture my ideas & memories on my mobile phone.
  4. Go Daddy to help me search and purchase domain names.  Yes. I collect domain names.
  5. Yahoo to manage my email overload.
  6. Cohuman to help me prioritize deadlines and delegate tasks.  
  7. WordPress app to help me draft blog post, especially posts that only take a minute to write such as a Wordless Wednesday.   
Health & Fitness
My current fitness passion is Zumbaa.   My membership at an all Womens gym is coming to a close and I’m considering joining a gym that has all the things I love like quiet spaces for women to work out and a separate area for instructor led classes.  I’m really looking forward to this new adventure.   While I wait to find the perfect gym I’m also going to invest in some Smartphone Health & Fitness apps:
  1. MyFitnessPal to track my calorie count and help me plan healthy meals
  2. Lose it! app to journal and track calories goals.
  3. iTreadmill to track steps, distance, speed, calories burned & more
  4. Noom.  Also a great calorie counting app.  However, the coach on this app is really cool.  He’ll send you daily tasks, fun challenges and fun challenges to meet fitness goals.
The next time I get ready to sit in front of the computer, I’m going to ask myself this question:
Sit in front of the computer all night on Social Media OR Extreme Zumbaa fitness?
That’s right I’m picking fitness baby! Zumbaaaaaaaaa!

 

Question:  What cool apps help you balance Tech, Health & Fitness?  How do you make room for fitness with your busy schedule?

The Importance of Skincare & Shinto Clinical Smooth Answer Product Review

Skincare is important to me. I’ve been caring for my skin since I was a teenager. I’ve been removing my makeup daily and washing my face with skin cleaners. I’ve also been taking measures to protect my skin against sun damage, dryness and wrinkles by purchasing products that allow my skin to breathe.

I’ve tried several over the counter products, but they don’t work well with my sensitive skin. For the past 20 years I’ve been using department store facial beauty products. They are usually more expensive, but I have seen the best results from high-end products versus over the counter products.

I recently had the opportunity to test the  Shinto Clinical by Kimora Lee Simmoms  Smooth Answer skin care product. I was very impressed by the ease of use of their website and the detailed information provided on their product line.  I was also very intrigued to see that the products were featured in several magazines.  You can read more about my shopping experience here.

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The Shinto Smooth Answer product is a moisture cream filled with anti-aging ingredients. According to the product description, the product gives your skin a smooth dewy appearance and instantly moisturizes, hydrates and nourishes the skin.   The product has been clinically proven to bind moisture directly to the skin to provide a firming and tightening feeling to the skin.

I removed my makeup and applied the product as soon as the package arrived and immediately felt the results. Smooth Answers hydrated my skin and made it feel soft. It also has a wonderful light fragrance. I tested the product day and night and it made my face feel refreshed and hydrated.

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After testing the product, I would recommend this product. Shinto Smooth Answers is the first product I’ve tested that makes my skin feel soft instantly.  Every time I use the product I felt like I was getting a facial at a resort.   It also gave me a little bit of a glow.   Question: Is skincare important to you?  How has your skincare evolved from teenage years to today?

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions are my own.

Makari DeSuisse Hair Care – Hair Anti-Breaking Serum Review

I have been looking for products for my hair to protect my hair from damage when I flat-iron and curl my hair. My hair is naturally curly and takes me about 2 hours to wash, blow dry, flat-iron and curl. It’s definitely a time-consuming task, but I believe it’s important to care for my hair. With all the heat I have been applying to my hair I was looking for a product to protect it while I curl it. I also needed a product to apply periodically during the week to maintain a healthy & natural shine.

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I had the opportunity to review the Makari DeSuisse Hair Care – Hair Anti-Breaking Serum. You can see the photos of my Amazon shopping experience here on Google+. I need a product to revitalize my hair and protects my hair as it repairs it. On the first day I saw immediate results. My hair was shiny and felt a lot healthier. The hair serum has a nice soft and light fragrance as well. The ends of my hair were lively and not dull. Prior to applying the serum my scalp was feeling a bit dry. After I added some serum to my scalp my scalp has a healthier feel.

The one thing I really like about the Makari DeSuisse Hair Care – Hair Anti-Breaking Serum is the dispenser. The end of the dispenser let’s you apply the perfect amount for your hair needs. One drop for revitalization and shine and two drops to apply to the entire hair including ends and scalp.

I recommend this product for all women with ethnic hair to maintain your natural curly hair or to care for your hair if you flat-iron or curl your hair periodically. What type of hair do you have? How do you maintain your hair?  

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Disclosure: This  is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

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The Importance of Hispanic Oral Care

I recently read  Hispanics Open Up About Oral Care mini-report led by the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) and sponsored by P&G, Crest and Oral-B which indicates that 73% of U.S. Hispanics rate their overall oral health as “excellent”or “good”.  The survey was given to 2000 people, including 1000 Hispanics and includes some shocking [Read more…]

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