Want to Live Better? Try the Best Buy Jawbone Up

We all look for ways to eat better, get more exercise and try to go to bed at a decent time. I’ll admit, it’s not always easy. Simply balancing work and home can be a challenge, even for all the Type A personalities out there (including me).

I found a fun new way to track your sleep activity, steps, calorie intake and more, and it requires minimal effort.  With the Jawbone UP wrist sensor and free mobile app, you can see how many steps you’ve taken in a day, record your food and even monitor your sleep patterns. I polled some of my Facebook friends and found many people have the Jawbone UP and love it (and now I see why). The UP gives you meaningful, personalized insights so you can make lasting improvements to your everyday life. Even use it to efficiently monitor your workout.

The coolest part? I discovered the UP is also water-resistant, so you can wear it in the shower, out running, to yoga, to the pool, make dinner, do the dishes, put the kids to bed, and it still keeps working.  The battery has a 10-day life span so you rarely have to re-charge it. Simply sync the wristband up with your smartphone and download the app (there is a little cap that pops off the end and can easily be inserted into the side of your phone).

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The app displays your data, lets you add things like meals and mood, and delivers insights that keep you moving forward. The wristband tracks your movement and sleep in the background. Each day, you can see if you got enough sleep, how many steps you walked, and more. They even show you the average you should be achieving each day, so you know when you need to improve and when you’ve hit your goals.

The UP is a system that takes a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle, and I think it would be great for avid runners, athletes, and those wanting to simply live better and gain a little insight into their everyday lives. Start walking with your friends at lunch at work, or begin to think of small steps you can take to live a healthier lifestyle, literally.  And let Jawbone track your progress.

Live Better. Start Now. Jawbone UP·

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities 2/22 – 2/24

Looking for something fun to do in Hampton Roads this weekend?

Look no further:

Saturday

  • 12:30pm Free Youth Lacrosse Clinics (registration required) at Virginia Beach Sportsplex 2181 Landstown Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
  • 2pm Gospel Concert at Blyden Branch Library 879 E. Princess Anne Rd. Norfolk, VA 23504
Sunday
Looking for more fun ideas for the family? Be sure to check out MyActiveChild.com’s Daily Calendar of FUN in Hampton Roads!
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Let’s Talk About Coupon Stacking

So I received an e-mail this week from a reader titled “Pain In The Neck Couponer.”  I was intrigued because most people who read my blog ARE couponers, so to be frustrated with one of our own in the store is fairly unusual.  Due to my own coupon usage, I am usually okay being behind someone in line who is using a stack of coupons.  I never know if I might pick up a few tips.

But after I read her e-mail I could totally understand her frustration.  The basic theme of her e-mail was that she was constantly ending up behind a customer in line at her local store who was trying to use multiple manufacturer’s coupons on one item.  So I thought to help with her frustration I would do a short post on coupon stacking.

Coupon stacking is when you can use more than one coupon on an item.  And this can be a great money saving tool.  However (with some very rare exceptions) you can only stack coupons if one of them is a store coupon and one is a manufacturers coupon.

One great example is Target.  Target has their own online coupons- they say Target Web Coupon on the top.  They are only accepted at Target.   You can take one of the Target coupons and combine it with a regular manufacturer’s coupon.  In that instance you can use two coupons on one item.

So let’s say you grab two copies of the Sunday paper.  Inside each there is a coupon for $1 off Colgate toothpaste.  When you go to the store you can not use two of those coupons from the newspaper on one tube of toothpaste.  If you want to use both you will need to purchase 2 tubes of toothpaste.

Some other popular places to coupon stack are Rite Aid, Walgreens and CVS.

Hopefully this will clear up any misconceptions about coupon stacking.  If you have any questions just leave a comment on this post and I will try to answer them!

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Happy Singles Awareness Day

Happy Singles Awareness Day!

I hope that your day today is full of people you love and who love you!

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Mountain Dew Presents a Breakfast Drink?

Mountain Dew has announced they are releasing a new breakfast drink.

It has 5% juice, Vitamins B and C and a “extra” jolt of caffeine.

The drink is called “Kickstart” and Pepsi is quick to point out it is not an energy drink- it has much less caffeine than Red Bull or any other popular energy drink.

Although Kickstart may look like an energy drink, it has far less caffeine, at 92 milligrams for a 16-ounce can. A comparable amount of regular Mountain Dew would have 72 milligrams of caffeine while a can of PepsiCo’s Amp energy drink has 142 milligrams, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

By comparison, a 16-ounce cup of Starbucks coffee has 330 milligrams of caffeine.

So what do you think- Mountain Dew for breakfast?

And if your family likes soda be sure to enter my Soda Stream Give Away!

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Hampton Roads Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities 2/2 – 2/3

Looking for something to do in Hampton Roads this weekend with your kids?

We can help:

Saturday

  • 10am-5pm Paths to Freedom at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum 2 High Street on the Portsmouth VA Waterfront
  • 10:30am Pony Pedicures at Bluebird Gap Farm 60 Pine Chapel Road Hampton, VA 23666
Sunday
Looking for more fun ideas for the family? Be sure to check out MyActiveChild.com’s Daily Calendar of FUN in Hampton Roads!

 

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Hampton Roads Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

If you are looking for something fun and frugal to do in Hampton Roads this weekend there is a short list of things available.  PLEASE be sure to CALL because we have no clue what is going to happen with the weather this weekend.  Things may be cancelled or moved.

Saturday

Sunday
*Kids can enjoy FREE Admission to Nauticus for the month of January! Click HERE for all the details!
Looking for more fun ideas for the family? Be sure to check out MyActiveChild.com’s Daily Calendar of FUN in Hampton Roads!
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