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This gear is on a mission to boost your health.

by Irene Park

Sometimes the simplest adjustments can bring the biggest results in one’s quest for a healthier body.

Often it’s those simple changes that are easiest to integrate into our lives and maintain over time that have the greatest impact.

We’ve gathered together a list of top, highly-rated health boosting products to enhance your life including:

  • Smart Blenders & Bullets
  • Hydration Reminder Bottles
  • Digital Scales
  • Portion Control Containers
  • Knee Braces
  • Workout and Yoga Mats

Let’s get started…

Smart Blenders & Bullets


It’s not a surprise to know how helpful integrating a good blender or bullet is to your wellbeing arsenal. Blenders and bullets allow you to create a more nutritiously balanced diet, which is crucial in making a dent in weight loss, fitness gains and overall health improvements, by enabling its user to add more fruits and vegetables to their diet. Below are a few of our favorite blenders and bullets with ‘smart’ twists that can take the guesswork out of staying healthy.

NutriBullet

Nutribullet is the one of the most popular personal blenders on the market

NutriBullet is THE name people often think of when it comes to a portable, personal blender. And while different models highlight unique features, overall, Nutribullets are consistently known for being manageable in size, portions, and portability.

  • If you’re looking for a base level bullet to make smoothies and juices on the go, you can’t go wrong with the NutriBullet NBR-1201.
  • If you want to step up your bullet ‘game’ but do not need the bells & whistles of a high performance blender, the NutriBullet Rx N17-1001 is the best blend of both worlds.

NutriBullet Rx N17-1001

If a blender and a bullet were to have a baby, it would be the NutriBullet Rx N17-1001. Not only does it come with bigger cups (35 oz and 40 oz), but it also does the work of many blenders in the market.
Some key features that set this model a part from the pack include:

  • In addition to larger cups for bigger batches of smoothies or other blended delights, this model comes with a soupblast blender pitcher. This means you can make family sized portions, including hot soups & sauces
  • Speaking of soups and sauces, it has a heating function so you are not just limited to making smoothies
  • The Hands-free SMART technology means you can let the blender do its job after selecting a setting appropriate for the type of item you’re making – it will run by itself and auto-shut off when it is done
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Vitamix’s Ascent Series

vitamix for more whole foods

While similar to the Nutribullet Balance in creating smoothies, the Vitamix is also a beast in tackling soups and nut butters to create meals from whole foods. This line of Vitamix takes it a step further:

  • Self Detect technology has the capability of auto-detecting which container is being used so the machine will recalibrate speed and length of time necessary
  • Preprogrammed options are available for popular/commonly made recipes so you don’t have to figure out any settings such a speed or length of time
  • With the Vitamix App (for iOS & Android), aside from getting tons of free recipes, you can sync this with other fitness tracker apps
  • With the Vitamix Smart Scale, you can measure in real-time each ingredient being added into your Vitamix so you no longer have to measure out ingredients or wonder about the nutritional

Out of all the options of the Ascent series, the Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series is as standout. Not only is it one of the quieter models but it also has five programmable settings so you can set it to the type of item you want to make and it’ll stop at the pre-programmed time so you can get the perfect texture & turnout without hovering over the machine.

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Hydration Reminder Bottles

hydration impacts overall health
Eight glasses of water a day seems to be common knowledge but it’s clear when people try to start to drink those eight cups why it isn’t actually common practice. Some of the benefits of being properly hydrated include:

  • Regulation of body temperature
  • Joints lubrication
  • Infection prevention
  • Nutrient delivery to cells
  • Proper organ functions
  • Quality of sleep
  • Mood and cognition improvement

While it is clear why proper hydration is important, it, however, can be hard to remember and track when you’re busy living your life. What better tool than a water bottle that not only keeps your water cold but reminds you to hydrate throughout the day.

Some water bottles don’t even stop at alerting you via the accompanying app. Other water bottles alert with music/sound elements or even light-up features.

There are water bottles that track how much water you’ve consumed and can sync with fitness apps such as Apple Health on iPhone devices. It will even recalibrate the amount you should drink based on your increased activity level as tracked by the Health app. Check out these options below..

Elvira 32oz Motivational Fitness Sports Water Bottle

If you’re looking for something affordable without the tech bells and whistles, be sure to check out the Elvira 32 oz Motivational Fitness Sports Water Bottle which has 87% of it’s 10,800 ratings being 5 stars.

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Digital Scales

Scale for accuracy

The old saying that six-packs are made in the kitchen holds true as nutrition plays a crucial role in how you look and feel. Portion control plays a key factor in balancing out caloric and nutritional intake.

It’s often hard to determine the size you’re supposed to consume by sight so a digital scale takes the mystery away by giving you the exact measurement. Weight measured on the digital scale is more accurate than using other measuring tools, which means you know exactly what is going in meals — and your body. While the interface is incredibly simple to use, the Escali Primo is a standout due to its consistent accuracy.

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Portion Control Containers

meal prep

Creating a balanced diet seems harder than it is because there are a lot of components to what compose a healthy diet. A balanced diet includes portions of carbohydrates, protein, vegetables, fruits, healthy fats, etc. It’s easy to overeat our favorite food group so portion containers make sure you have a healthy amount of each with visually clear containers that are usually labeled, color-coded and portable.

While you can’t go wrong with any of choices below, one of the best options is the Efficient Nutrition Portion Control Containers Kit. Not only do the have a 28 day container set so you can have one in use for the week then another to prep for the following week. The labeling on the containers are large and clear and they are pre-measured so all you simply have to do is fill them with the corresponding food group! Plus, it comes with a handy recipe book in case you need inspiration for meal planning.

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Knee Braces

knee brace sleeve

While it is important to speak to a medical professional to determine the severity and best way to remedy any knee pain, in the case of mild to moderate, chronic knee pain or arthritis, the aid of a knee sleeve or compression brace can really keep you moving and if you pair this will something like weed vapes or extracts then the combination should help to almost completely relieve the pain.

When an exercise routine is too quickly or improperly started, one of the first places you may feel it is in your knees. A good knee brace or sleeve helps manage pain and provides support allowing you to mindfully continue to move and exercise. In case, these exercise routines do not help, you could consult a doctor and get some PRP injection or something similar. Knee braces and sleeves help keep the knee in proper alignment and give you the extra support.

The Modvel 32 pack knee braces is an Amazon best seller that at the time of publishing, has over 16,000 user reviews giving it a 5 star rating.


Workout & Yoga Mats

yoga or exercise mat

Yoga Gear, which generally includes mats, balls, bolsters, foam rollers, and blocks, tends to play an important role in preventing injuries and making your practice more enjoyable. And, when it comes to workout & yoga mats, they are a great addition to anyone’s health regimen because they prevent slipping, provide support and boost overall comfort while working out. Though at first glance they may appear pretty similar, there are subtle differences between workout & yoga mats.

Yoga mats tend to be thinner than basic workout mats as the user needs to be able to feel & use the floor to have balance transitioning into & staying in poses. Workout mats are usually thicker and great for exercises done on the floor such as abdominal exercise, where your hips, tailbones, knees or spine makes contact. The extra cushion that a workout mat provides can prevent pain or discomfort during exercise.


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