Category Archives: Apps

NEW WellnessFX Feature for iOS & Desktop: More Tracking, Less Guessing

WellnessFX habit tracking

Part of living a healthy life is enacting lifestyle changes that become habits.  We believe habits are important because it turns “Things You Want/Have to Do” into “Things You Do,” alleviating you from the will I/won’t I decision making battle. Consistency over time = change.

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Corporate Wellness: the Case Against Wearables for Employees, and the Importance of Behavior Change

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For employers interested in using metrics to decrease healthcare insurance costs and boosting employee productivity, the latest commentary might be interesting:

According to a panel of experts profiled in Forbes, a wearable device given to employees doesn’t create behavior change. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Less Talk, More Do: How Personal Growth and Technology Can Play Together

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Mykl Roventine

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Mykl Roventine

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MacLain Christie, COO of Self Spark

This is a contributed blog post from MacLain Christie, COO of Self Spark. Self Spark is a lifehacking lab on a mission to create a healthier, happier, and more effective world.

Christie is a strategist and builder for high-impact projects. You can learn more about MacLain at http://www.maclainchristie.com/, and more about Self Spark and Spark Weekend San Francisco at sparkweekend.com

 

Stop for a second and think about the areas of your life you want to improve but haven’t. Maybe you’re still not getting enough sleep, your social life could use a boost, or you just can’t stick to the optimized lifestyle you want. Why is this?

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

4 Digital Health Apps That Will Change Your Life

Credit: iStockPhoto, Syda Productions

Credit: iStockPhoto, Syda Productions

JoshTrentThis is a guest post by Josh Trent, NASM-CES, CPT, HLC. Trent is a corrective exercise specialist and participatory sports technology expert with over 9 years in the fitness industry. His passion is to accelerate wellness evolution through the power of the Digital Health and Quantified Self movements. You can follow him on Twitter @wellnessforce, or through his website www.wellnessforce.com.

 

With the IOT projections of over 4.9 billion connected devices globally in 2015, we’ve created more bytes of data than every spoken word in the existence of the human race.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Security Update: No, Our Heart Wasn’t Bleeding! #heartbleed

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You have likely heard by this point about the “heartbleed bug” that hit the Internet this week. Many popular and secure sites (Gmail, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.) have been affected, and we want let you know that WellnessFX’s systems were not.

Several third-party services integrated with our product were vulnerable, but were quickly patched, and while our normal level of security was temporarily reduced during the window of vulnerability, we have no reason to believe that any of our customer data was compromised. Phew!

Please be assured that our engineers have assessed the impact on our systems and none appear to have been directly affected, as we’re using a different version of OpenSSL than the one affected by the bug, and due to security measures we have in place with our hosting account.

Our top priority has been to keep your data 100% private and secure, and that will continue to be a top priority for us.

For any questions or concerns, please contact us at support@wellnessfx.com.

And while we’re on the topic of bleeding hearts, have you checked out our new Advanced Heart Health panel? Get insights into your lipoprofile counts, particle sizes and more.

 

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Will the Gadgets Get Us Fit? A Recap of #CES2014

At CES this year, attendees and onlookers loudly (and pretty proudly) deemed 2013 the year of the Quantified Self. The CEA reported 40 percent growth in the digital health footprint, and the show floor was bursting with gadgets and people. From med tech, smart sports equipment and anti-aging sensors, to wearables and real-time monitoring, there was one theme they all had in common: Give us the data to help get us healthy.  We’re in the age of the consumerization of healthcare and the masses are coming to understand what we at WellnessFX were founded upon – if you have the data, you can influence the outcomes. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.