Sleep, Your Secret Weapon: 8 Tips to Get Your 8 Hours

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We at Belty have certainly touted the benefits of sleep before, but most people just don’t realize how important sleep is. The truth is that the duration and quality of your sleep impacts all parts of your life. Discover the surprisingly serious effects of lack of sleep and learn some tips to get your recommended nightly zzzs. To really drive home just how important sleep is, here are a few shocking examples of how missing sleep can effect you: After a night without sleep, your focus, memory and reaction time…read more

How Transformative Technology is Changing the World

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Today, people across the globe are generally comfortable using technology. They welcome advancements in technology, particularly ones that improve the quality of their everyday life. To answer this desire, there is an entire industry dedicated to creating technologies that can produce reliable and positive changes in the human psychological experience called Transformative Technology. What is transformative technology? Transformative technology seeks to help people access and develop their mental and emotional wellbeing so that they can experience their best selves every day. Simply speaking, transformative technologies (or ‘transtech’) are scientific devices and…read more

Five New Healthy Living Trends We Think You’ll Want to Try

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As healthy living trends continue to grow in popularity, we’re putting the spotlight on five up and coming trends we’re ready to get on board with. 1. Juice will be center stage Juice bars and juice manufacturers have seen great success in the last year, including a $90 million dollar investment by Coca Cola in juice company Suja. New kid on the block, Juicero, is set to change the landscape with the world’s first at-home, cold-press juicer. With already $100 million in investments, this one looks like it’s going to make a big…read more

How to Make New Good Habits and Stick to Them

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We all know how difficult it is to adopt new habits and make positive changes. Whether it’s trying to lose weight, quit smoking, get more sleep, we try and fail over and over. But why is that? Why is it so difficult to adopt good habits? Here’s some insight to help you reach your goals: Goals and habits are different The first thing to realize is that goals are very different than the habits that will get us there. Goals can be what’s standing in the way of us making…read more

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Health for US National Public Health Week

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April 4th marks the beginning of US National Public Health Week. While public health professionals continue to work towards improving the health of the nation, this is the time for all of us to take a real look at our own health. Despite all the technological advances we have made, we continue to struggle with obesity, diabetes, heart disease and numerous other preventable diseases. For one week, or even just one day, put aside the excuses and focus on how you can improve your health. At Belty, we believe in…read more

What Makes a Wearable Smart? The Limits of Activity Trackers

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  The surging popularity of wearables has lead to the evolution from devices that just track, to devices that can actually learn and communicate with you. Get the most out of your wearable by understanding the difference. 1. Heart rate monitors The problem: Tracking your heart rate can be a great way to help you get the most of your workouts. However, you need to actually make the time to exercise. Most of us find it difficult to make time for fitness. The solution: A smart wearable that helps you…read more

Steps to a Healthier Heart

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  February is heart health month making it the perfect time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. About heart disease Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for Americans, responsible for one out of every three deaths in the USA. It is also a leading cause of serious illness and disability. Simple cardiovascular activity like brisk walking can greatly reduce your risk for heart disease. What you can do Walking brings up the heart rate, lowers…read more

Where Fashion and Wearables Meet

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In this year’s New York Fashion Week we’re seeing more of a recently emerging trend: People sporting wearables, not just for the features, but also for fashion. Fitness or fashion? Many would agree this trend began when celebrities like Beyonce began posting Instagram selfies wearing their Apple Watches despite the watches being powered down. This lead to the understanding that fitness trackers and smart jewellery are as much about style as they are about function. On the runway Read more about the wearable tech making it down the runways this year,…read more