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My life as a hardware entrepreneur – Lessons learned

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Dear friends, Four years ago, we created emiota. Our vision was to turn fashion accessories into smart wearables to improve people wellness. And the connected belt, Belty was born! We managed to convince other entrepreneurs that the world needed Belty. Thanks to seed money we developed a prototype that attracted many journalists and successfully won the Best of CES award! This was a crazy week, we didn’t sleep much. I often say that the life of entrepreneurs is an emotional roller coaster. And we were at the top!   Then,…read more

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Ma vie de startupeuse hardware – lessons learned

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Chers Amis, Il y aura bientôt 4 ans maintenant, nous créions emiota, avec l’ambition de revisiter des accessoires de mode pour les mettre au service de notre bien-être.  La ceinture connectée était notre idée la plus persistante et nous avons réussi à convaincre d’autres entrepreneurs que le monde avait besoin de Belty (notre marque de ceintures).  Nous avons donc levé un peu d’argent pour construire notre premier prototype et faire une apparition remarquée au CES de Las Vegas. Ce fut une semaine de folie, nous n’avons pas beaucoup dormi car…read more

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9 Easy Ways to Sneak More Exercise Into Your Day

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At Belty, we believe in making the most out of the small moments throughout the day. You don’t need to spend an hour at the gym to get a bit of exercise every day. Try these easy fixes to increase your daily activity. 1. Stretch Stretching is a simple activity you can do anywhere, even at your desk. It helps blood flow and increases your range of motion. It can also help prevent injury. Keep it light, and hold stretches for at least 30 seconds. 2. One-mile rule If you…read more

How IoT Will Improve in 2017

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Your phone, your TV, your laptop, your activity tracker – why can’t they all talk to each other easily? IoT, or the Internet of Things, has been a hot topic for years – but it just hasn’t quite caught on yet. So what’s the holdup? While the IoT is supposed to connect all our devices in stress-free technological synchronicity – the practice turns out a little different than the theory. This year, expect a refocus on working out the bugs and seeing companies executing the concept better than ever before….read more

Important Screening Tests for Men You Shouldn’t Skip

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One of the easiest things men (and women) can do for their health is getting appropriate screening tests. Screenings are important to help catch diseases early and treat them successfully. Skipping these important tests could be a matter of life and death, especially for men – who are less likely to see their doctors on a regular basis. Here are 5 simple tests to pay attention to: 1. Cancers Skin, prostate, testicular and colorectal cancers are among the most common cancers found in American men. Screening tests can find the…read more

2017 Food Trend: Flexitarian is the new Vegetarian

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We all know that eating less meat is good for our health and good for the environment. However, for many, social pressure creates the fear that once you go vegetarian or vegan you can never eat meat again without begin seen as a hypocrite – until now! The major predicted food trend of 2017 is flexitarianism – touted as a more realistic and achievable alternative to vegetarianism or veganism. Flexitarian A flexitarian might only eat meat on weekends or when eating out socially. The idea is that it is up…read more

Best Wellness Trends of 2016

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Wellness has remained a global trend and top priority for many over the last few years. It’s hard to keep up with all the latest trends, and even harder to determine if they are worth the hype. Here is a recap of the best wellness trends of the last year that are worth holding onto in 2017. Meditation Apps Much like the practice of yoga in previous years, meditation became mainstream in 2016. It is now a fully acknowledged wellness tool used in many workplaces and schools across the world….read more

5 Simple Steps to Staying Sane this Holiday Season

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The holiday season is upon us with only days left until the 25th. If you’re ready to pull your hair out, you’re not alone. Don’t let the festive season get you down. Follow these tips to relax and enjoy yourself. 1. Avoid social pressure A big contributor to holiday stress comes from the long list of social obligations that the season brings. We feel pressure to show up and worry about letting people down. Do yourself a favor and don’t try to cram too much in. Decide what’s most important…read more

The Physical Symptoms of Stress

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Most of us are familiar with the fight-or-flight response. It’s that moment when stress kicks in, you can feel your body tense and your stomach flutter. In a crisis, this response can help you deal with a stressful situation effectively. However, if you are experiencing stress too often, you may have what is known as ‘chronic stress’. Beyond being emotionally unpleasant, chronic stress can have severe physical effects on your body and your overall health. Stress hormones When stress related hormones – like cortisol and adrenaline – stay at a…read more

Natural Headache Relief

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We all get headaches at some point, and for a variety of different reasons. Whether it’s from too little sleep, or staring at a screen too long, a headache can make even the simplest tasks unbearable. Reaching for painkillers is a bad habit to get into. It can have damaging effects on your digestive system, kidneys and liver. Next time a headache strikes, give one of these natural remedies a try first. Ginger Due to its natural anti-inflammatory properties, ginger is particularly effective at soothing headaches. Drinking ginger tea is…read more