5 Cheap Alternatives to the Airpods

5 Cheap Alternatives to the Airpods
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I saw a thousand stories on Airpods on Snapchat within the past week. “ People with Airpods”, bet your airports can’t do that”, just people constantly throwing shade at the lucky Airpods owner. People love it. Honestly, with or without Airpods, you are part of the wave and kind of enjoy it. Make jokes, be the part of the joke, be the joke whatever floats your boat.

This is the Hype part, but are airports actually worth the hype. They seem to have the fantastic sound quality, look rad and no wires, but these things come at a hefty price and thus the whole meme scene.

You can enjoy the cool technical part in many new Bluetooth devices in the market following the launch of the Airpods. Many companies launched their similar versions, bose, Jabra is some of the good ones but their cost is in the high range only.

Then there is the market of the cheap ones that are just fake with no sound quality, battery life or anything.

Somewhere between these two come the ones that are medium price range with presentable quality and looks.

1. Jaybird X3 Wireless Sport Headphones


5 Cheap Alternatives to the Airpods

They come in four varying shades. Their look and style are sporty and rugged which attracts the runner. The runner in you will want to wear these and go all out. Their brand shouts their motto aloud “ For runners Designed and Built by runners”

So if you want that good sound quality with that cool vibe while you go running. This one is for you

Find your retailer at their official website

2. JLab JBuds Air Wireless Earphones

5 Cheap Alternatives to the Airpods


This piece could very well be the Best out there for BUDGET-LEVEL.

The JBuds Air come programmed with three EQ settings (Balanced, Bass Boost, and Signature) that customize the audio output. Bass Boost is most ideal for workouts and packs punchy lows, while Signature makes minor adjustments to frequency response for better midrange.

JLab’s fitness earbuds have bass-forward sound and modern features that should warrant a higher price tag.

Battery life at a good 4 hours, which is slightly below standard, but the accompanying charging case buys you the 10 hours you need for a healthy long run.

With IPX55 certification they are built to withstand gym sweat and any minor splashes. So don’t you fret they have you covered clumsy hands

The design is a bit bulky and can create some discomfort when worn for long stretches, but it’s sufficient for workouts. You’re only able to take calls on one earpiece as well.

3. Monoprice True Wireless

5 Cheap Alternatives to the Airpods

Monoprice true wireless have the best overall sound quality. The design of the earbud and the accompanying case is very now and chic.

The best things that most of the reviews were about were the easy to operate playback buttons. You don’t have to use voice over to anything. It’s simple and unique.

  • They are IPX4 waterproof. For sweat and minor splashes.

4. Soul Emotion


5 Cheap Alternatives to the Airpods

Sleek and trendy are these soul emotion. Ultra lightweight and designed for every life style

Compact design gives it a bit of an edge from the bulky ones. So if you want to be out there wearing wireless pods but do not want your ears piece to bulge out more than proportions. This one is for you

5. HOCO ES15


My personal favourite on the list is the HOCO ES15. They look and feel premium. Great sound quality and the price is amazing. It is a 100% value for money product. Slight problem with reconnecting both earpieces but keeping that aside this can be my go-to recommendation.

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10 WOW factors of the New Fitbit Charge 3

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10 WOW factors of the New Fitbit Charge 3

‘Wow’ I use the word because something out of the world is involved but how perfectly Fitbit has managed to bridge the gap. Gap between a full smarty smart watch and a simple fitness tracker with the all new Fitbit Charge 3 which went on sale worldwide on 7 October 2018 direct from Fitbit, nearly two months after it was announced on 20 August 2018. The NFC version will ship even later.

Their most advanced fitness tracker.

Smart watches do come loaded with features like the Versa but sometimes are bulky both on the wrist and the pocket. Fitness trackers are plain simple rice. I like rice with curry. Fitbit Charge 3 is plain rice curry with just the perfect amount of spice.

It is not too bulky in looks and is not too simple in features. Talking about features, here are some stand outs :

10 WOW factors of the New Fitbit Charge 3

1. Water Resistance

We have been waiting for this for a long time now mister/sister. Earlier fitbit had limited its water resistance to both of their smart watches, the Ionic and the versa. Including it in their charge series was crucial and awaited. People have loved the charge series and water resistance now makes it irresistible. Swimming mode allows your fitbit to keep a track of your swim. It keeps track of distance, calories and heart rate.

It still needs more with lap calculation, stroke calculation, stroke detection, etc some of which are already available in high versions of their competitors.

2. Touch Screen

10 WOW factors of the New Fitbit Charge 3

Behold, tap screen is now touch screen. Gone are the days when you had to tap 4-5 times to get back to the calories or steps. You can now swipe left, right, up and down in the new Fitbit Charge 3. The screen is more interactive, bolder colours and more responsive. It does not feel like the 90s here anymore. Interactive touch screen on a smart Band. Well, that’s certainly something new. Garmin vivo doesn’t have that yet. If you are wondering that’s all. No hard feelings Garmin.

3. Battery life

Fitbit claims it is 7 days, people have said +6 days which is fine. A difference so little sometimes comes down to subjectivity. User activity creates that much of a difference. Otherwise for a fully interactive screen with multiple exercise options, running timer, alarm clock, notifications and of course the constant beautiful clock face that no longer looks like broken pixels. 7 days is not bad at all. Charge it on the sunday and Monday through week it is all good to go.

4. Drop down notifications and daily activity dashboard

10 WOW factors of the New Fitbit Charge 3

Just like the Versa and Ionic, you can now view your notifications on the all the new drop down menu of the Fitbit Charge 3. Saves you a lot of time while in class, on a run when you don’t have to look at your phone to check whether it is important or not.

The dashboard of daily activities is also from the smartwatch section and is a time saviour too if you want just a quick glance of your stats without the phone.

Want to know more about the Versa Instead?

Buy Fitbit Versa at Exciting offers!

5. Touch Sensitive Side button

10 WOW factors of the New Fitbit Charge 3

The fitbit charge earlier had a physical side button that was used for going back to the previous or main menu. To be honest it was a bit of an aesthetic killer but with Fitbit charge 3 comes a touch sensitive button that vibrates oh so softly with a touch giving a satisfactory feeling to the touch. It is beautiful.

6. Multiple Exercise Options

Taken from the Smartwatch section there are now multiple exercise options like running, swimming, cycling, hiking that you can conveniently begin before the activity to get better results. You can even go to the Fitbit app and choose automatic, then on the fitbit automatically detects your activity next time you go for a run. Only downside is that you can only load up to 6 exercises at a time on the wrist device but can go to the app later and add-on and replace others.

7. Better Durability

Durability is high as with the versa and other fitbit devices. This is not new but from a few customer responses it seems that have had a few good hits to the device one in a while and it didn’t even have a scratch. The gorilla glass is good against possible scratches and cracks. I actually gave a sigh of relief being the carelessly throwing my hands around kind of person. Fitness band should be anything but fragile. Durability is big YES for a clumsy customer like me.

8.NFC

With the high end version of the Fitbit Charge 3 you even get NFCfor tap and pay. You love starbucks then this is for you, payment is as smooth as swiping your band and go. Fitbit does keep bringing more and more third party apps to their store and lately they have bought in good ones like Uber, Starbucks, etc. Lot of scope in this section. So look out for your favourite brand or app.

9. Price

50$ less than the versa but loaded with features almost same and looks classy and premium. I don’t know how they could have made it any better.

Still thinking about the Versa?

10. Miscellaneous

10 WOW factors of the New Fitbit Charge 3
  • Design is great. It feels sleek even with a big design for a fitness band. If you do not want to be seen with a fitness screen watch, this just give the perfect band look that really does look great on the hands.
  • With Changeable bands and variety of options in those. Go for that party or sporty look without a worry to look odd.
  • Heart rate accuracy is higher with the Fitbit charge 3. This is from customer experience. Way to go Fitbit.

All in all in my opinion this is the best the Fitness Band market has to offer closely competing with the Smartwatch market. Smartwatches are not Pocket friendly and we all know that. This band is much lesser than a smartwatch in terms of pricing. There are lot of simple bands in the market that do offer good features at a fairly lower price but are nowhere near to the smartwatch category.

Fitbit Charge 3 is here to stay and Make a mark. That’s for sure

Buy Fitbit Versa at Exciting offers!.

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Fitbit calculating steps + calories while on the road?

FITBIT CALCULATING STEPS + CALORIES WHILE ON THE ROAD?
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August 2018 I got my Fitbit Versa. It took me a month to find the perfect fitness tracker for me. I wanted it to be stylish yet rugged. I swim, so water resistant was a big yes from my side.  After a lot of searching and scorching the internet to find the best fitness tracker/ Smart watch at a good price. Soon I realised that my demands weren’t going to be met by something very cheap but at a moderate cost for which I would have to empty my pockets a bit out of my comfort. 

I was adamant to buy the versa. It was the perfect match for all my needs. The day it came I legit skipped my morning class to update and set it up. Over the moon is an understatement.

Then the biggest rock hit me. The Fitbit Community awarded me loads of awards one day. I was shocked. How could I deserve something that I didn’t even achieve. I did not walk 10,000 steps.  I definitely was thousands of steps behind from reaching 20,000. My versa was counting steps while I was travelling by bus to my college. Without a doubt, I was the most upset fitness enthusiast at that time. It shattered me. I felt like I wasted my money. As a college student money is THE major factor for me. I couldn’t believe that I had spent my precious for something I can’t be proud to wear anymore.

Not only was it counting it all wrong but misbalancing my actual routine. I loved seeing the number at the steps I took at the gym. Now I had to subtract and math it all to actually find out. I did not sign up for the hassle.

That is too much of a rant. Let us get to the problem, solution and what others had to say about this.

The problem Specific :

Fitbit counts steps while in the car, bus etc. It misbalances the whole tracking of an Individual. It makes you wonder the worth of your money. Let us see some of the questions asked by many in the Fitbit Community. Later on we shall what Fitbit has to answer for this mishap.

Fitbit calculating steps + calories while on the road?
It seems this is a common problem
Fitbit calculating steps + calories while on the road?
Very common and frustrating


What is the Source of this Problem:

Well, someone was helpful enough to link the problem to WHERE THE PROBLEM ARISES FROM. This seems fair enough to first get to know the source of the problem and if we can manually Solve it. Here is the link and what it provides.

Fitbit devices use a 3-axis accelerometer to understand your motions. An accelerometer is a device that turns movement (acceleration) into digital measurements (data) when attached to the body. By analysing acceleration data, our devices provide detailed information about frequency, duration, intensity, and patterns of movement to determine your steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, and sleep quality.

The devices have a finely tuned algorithm for step counting. Algorithm is designed to look for motion patterns that are most indicative of people walking. It determines whether a motion’s size is large enough by setting a threshold. If the motion and its subsequent acceleration measurement meet the threshold, the motion will be counted as a step. If the threshold is not met, the motion won’t be counted as a step.

Other factors can create enough acceleration to meet our threshold and cause some over counting of steps, such as riding on a bumpy road. Fitbit engineers have worked diligently on your tracker’s algorithms to make sure that it does not pick up false steps or activity recordings while in a car. Unless you are driving in a car with a stiff transmission or on back country roads, your tracker should not give you credit for any work that you don’t do. 

How Accurate are the FITBIT Device actually ?

This question naturally arises as the price of Fitbit devices are nowhere near the lower side in the market. They ask for a good amount of money for which you expect to get a decent product that is accurate and does its own work. Since this is not head on related to the solution you are looking for I will just provide the link to the article here.

Solutions on the Fitbit Community :

 1. STEPS DELETION         

The help article recommends to delete steps that the device counts while you are on the drive. 

Log in to your fitbit.com dashboard

Click log activity.

You can now delete the steps, floors and calories for the time you specify.

It does not seem right. I did not buy to do the work manually. All I wanted was a device that could do that for me. Anyway here is the article that teaches how to delete your steps. I personally did not like this solution.

Most of the people agreed that this was not at all a feasible solution to a problem so grave. People had different reactions.

Fitbit calculating steps + calories while on the road?
1.  Problem
Fitbit calculating steps + calories while on the road?
2. Problematic and frustrating
Fitbit calculating steps + calories while on the road?
Woah

2. DriveBit App

One of the Fitbit Community member suggested to download DriveBit App, this app takes the hassle our of keeping your steps count while driving accurate.

Once you get into the car simply tap ‘START’ , this begins the trip. Once over, click ‘STOP’ to automatically log the car drive to your Fitbit account. The app takes care of keeping track of the length of your drive and syncs it as a new activity to your Fitbit account in the background. The activity overrides any erroneously counted steps and keeps your step-count accurate.

This solution seems to be working for a lot of people. It is more user friendly to just tap on and off then to set a fixed time for the time you’ll be driving. This seems more accurate than the later.

3. Shift to Dominant Wrist

Shifting to dominant wrist makes the Fitbit less senstive to small movements. However this is not the case for everybody and is too subjective to be regarded as a proper solution.

Other Communities

My Fitness Pal 

Most of the solutions were the same. The solution on DriveBit App seems to be the most popular here as well.

Fitbit calculating steps + calories while on the road?

Conclusion

I am a Fitbit Versa owner. I love it. This problem is a big concern for me. I would like to request to the Fitbit makers to look into this and get rid of it. If I knew this would happen it would have affected my decision. I am FITBIT fan and this is more of a concern then a complaint from my side.

Check out my One week review of the FITBIT VERSA

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How does a heart rate monitor on a fitness tracker works ?

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Working of Heart Rate Monitor explained | Today I learned

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Working of a heart rate monitor explained | Today I learned

Curious minds are the best minds. People who question everything are my favourite kind of people. Let us talk about curiosity questions behind heart rate monitor.

Owning a gadget  becomes more meaningful when you know each and everything about it. How do the elements work and what they do exactly on the device.

We all know about heart rate monitors on our smart devices. Be it phones, fitness bands, fitness watches, smart watches, heart rate monitor devices.

Here we won’t be talking abut professional heart rate monitors used by doctors but the everyday use heart rate monitors that give more meaning and stats to our workouts, jogs, runs, step counting etc.

Working of heart rate monitor explained | Today I learned

Components of a heart rate monitor

     

     1.Light Sensor

They can be of many types. Depends on the company. The type here is not necessary, almost all have similar principles.

     2.Light Source

The light source is typically a LED. Most companies use Green colour LED. Why the green colour you ask? Well, there is an explanation for that as well. Read on.

Principle of the heart rate monitor

It works on three principles of different domains. The machine principle, the body principle and the light principle.

  • The machine principle :

The heart rate monitor works on the principle of absorption and reflection of light. The sensor detects the amount of light reflected and based on that information we get to know our heart rate.

  • The body principle :

Our veins have capillaries which contain blood. The red colour of the blood is because they absorb all other colours and reflect red. This information is vital when I explain the working of the heart rate monitor.

  • The light principle :

Light has property to get reflected or absorbed. This property helps us see the colour we want to see. All colours are absorbed by black and similarly white reflects all the colours.

Working of the heart rate monitor

Working of heart rate monitor explained | Today I learnedWhat does the light source and the sensor do?

The light source sends green light through our skin into the blood. The blood being red absorbs the green light thrown at it. Photodetector sensor senses this absorption.

What does the sensor actually sense?

More the absorption of light lesser is the light reflected and vice versa. This reflection of less or more light is detected by the photodetector. The light reflected from the blood capillaries.

How does this absorption measure our heart rate?

Absorption is directly proportional to the blood present/blood density. More the blood more is the absorption i.e heart rate is higher. Density of blood varies and so does light absorption by the capillaries.

Less absorption means less blood capillaries to absorb light i.e heart rate is lower.

What happens if our heart rate decreases or increases?

When the heart rate monitor shows 73 it that means blood is being pumped into our veins at a rate of 73.  More blood being pumped will show higher heart rate. More blood means more capillaries and more capillaries means more absorption of the light.

That’s it. Optical heart rate monitors are that simple. They just use simple principle of light and voila!

Where can you find optical heart rate monitors?

Working of heart rate monitor explained | Today I learned

  • ECG or EKG machines used by hospitals detect most accurate heart rate. That method is too bulky and far from practical.
  • Professional athletes use strap on bands that have same electrodes found in ECG whereas normal consumer feels awkward and not practical with this method too.
  • Smart watches, fitness bands and smart phones use optical heart rate monitors thereby a close to accurate heart rate is available at no extra baggage or cost.

All about the Fitbit Versa | One week Review

 

Main drawbacks :

Inaccuracy constitutes the skin texture, less amount of light reflected, processing.

Skin texture

Tattoos or dark skin or others absorb a lot of light resulting in poor results.

Processing

Bones, muscles also reflect or absorb light which makes the processing difficult as not all light is from or to blood.

Reflected light

The light reflected to the sensor is very less. This poses a problem too.

 

Now you can tell this to your friends and family. You know what you are wearing and you now know how it works. That is the kind of confidence we all dream of don’t we?

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Mi MIX 3 | Upcoming Smartphones

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Mi MIX 3 | Important Specification

 

Not a tech geek are you? Well neither am

I. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming Art Mi MIX 3 , as they are calling it from Xiaomi.

 

  • The Mi MIX 3 is all set to release on 25th October 2018 here in India. Mi on their official twitter account have flamboyantly marked it as ART X TECHNOLOGY. No doubt that from the leaked Images surfacing on the Internet this is indeed a different and beautiful phone.

  • It is not even close to the clone smartphones available in the market right now. Every phones just looks like the one right next to it. Mi MIX 3 has a dual front facing camera for better face recognition

  • The phone is expected to be priced near about 35000. It will give intense competition to the newly released One plus flagship, The One plus 6T.

 

  • Mi MIX 3 has a dual front camera (24 MP) as visible in the photos. This improves the face recognition. The phone also boasts of a Selfie-Light. In the market after this their might not be any that can give competition in terms of selfies.

 

  • Brace yourself for this one. Mi MIX 3 comes with a whooping RAM of 10 GB. You don’t need to re-read that. It is indeed 10 GB. So all your problems of multitasking are now solved. Play PUBG and ASPHALT simultaneously if you wish to and it will run smoothly as ever.

 

  • Mi MIX 3 is expected to come with a glass back so wireless charging should be enabled. The glass back looks classy and gives the premium look that you expect to get in 35K smartphone.
  • According to a different Weibo leakster, the Mi MIX 3 won’t be coming with an in-display fingerprint reader but with a rear-mounted one instead

 

  • According to a Video released by Mi on their official twitter account. The screen of the Mi MIX 3 is a slider. You slide it down to make way for the camera which then recognises the face in milliseconds and unlocks the phone.

 

  • Other Specs Being,  Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 mobile features a 6.4″ (16.26 cm) display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and runs on Android v8.0 (Oreo) operating system. The device is powered by Octa core (2.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385) processor paired with 6 GB of RAM. As far as the battery is concerned it has 4000 mAh.

 

  • Rear camera in this mobile has a 16 MP + 13 MP camera Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor supporting a resolution of 4616 x 3464 Pixels and the front snapper is powered by a Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor. Other sensors include Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope.

 

  • No, haven’t forgotten about the fingerprint sensor. It does have one.

 

  • Maximum memory is 256 GB and not expandable.

These are some of the main specs bulleted for all of you. Hope you now more about the Mi MIX 3. It looks so good that I can’t wait to get my hands on.

For pictures check out Mi Official Twitter Account

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All about the Fitbit Versa | One week Review

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All you need to know about the Fitbit Versa | One week Review

This is a comprehensive review of the Fitness smart watch Versa Released on 13th May in India at a price of 19,999 Rupees.

Categories :

1.Aesthetics

2. Hands on Fitness Experience

3.Charging

4. Water Performance

5. Sleep Tracking

6. Women Health

7. Music

8. Miscellaneous

  1. Aesthetics

The watch looks classy on any hand. It is a unisex watch and looks great on both the sexes. A very soothing design that does not shout BIG ELECTRONIC GADGET ON MY WRIST. Most importantly the quality of the material gives it a premium feel and look. Nowhere near to cheap plastic that just feels wrong any day. Definitely a go to if you want a smart watch with them looks.

  • Very chic with formals.
  • Works like a sports watch but certainly doesn’t feel like one.

2. Hands on Fitness Experience

I wore it 24×7. Did not even take it off once. With Complete use with notification the battery ran for 3 full days and on the 4th day there was still 17% of it left when I put it up for charging because I am frenzy like that. It sits on your wrist very comfortably. Never too bulky or in the way of your normal chores. It becomes a part of you.

Full use

I tried using every mode available. Be it Running, Workout, Swimming, treadmill and more. Used the relax app. Tried using Uber. Deezer, unfortunately does not work in my country which is a bummer. All in all it is a good watch but mine had a problem where it just showed my heart rate to be too damn high. Fitbit really needs to send an update to fix this issue. This is not exclusive to me but I found forums related to this. FITBIT.

Gym sessions

Daily Gym sessions. Weight training. The heart rate seems pretty okay though I was told by my trainer that it might be showing too much. After checking on the internet my Max came out to be 199 and the fitbit showed 192 sometimes which seemed a little on the higher side. This is something I did not expect to be extremely accurate it is reasonably good.

Showers

– Works fine when showering. Just the touch becomes a little hard.

Accurate Heart rate

– Seems just fine. Not too accurate but just fine. If you are into sports and tracking everybit. I advice going against buying it. Not for professionals. It is for people who go to the gym, sometimes go for a run and minor activites. Nothing major like Mountain climbing, daily hikes or anything like that.

Calories

– Shows the calories burned while working out and congrats you when you reach your goal calories for the day. Pretty sweet.

With the session it shows the Time of workout and side by side clock which I find is very convenient as I am almost always in a rush. Need to keep track of that time.

3. Charging

I was a little worried when the description didn’t say fast charging. With all the smartphones having quick charge you get used to it. For a smart watch it charges pretty quickly. This is a deal breaker for some, charging is primary.

4. Water

Touch becomes a bit hard in water otherwise Same glare. BUt for that we can use buttons so that is acceptable for a screen that small and its just a watch after all and no 90k smartphone.

5. Music

Connection and all to the bluetooth is cool but sometimes disconnects. Like for a good 2-3 times it didn’t vibrate when the phone rang. Reasons could be I exited the App on the phone. Exiting the app for me is normal as I sometimes I just Clear all the apps. SO that was a bummer for me.

Putting songs on the watch is a bit of a hassle I so wish there was Spotify.

6. Sleep tracking

Probably one of my favourite features in the Versa. I just personally love knowing how much and how well I have slept. I constantly compare my sleep with the average sleep and what should I do to improve it.

7. Women health

It keeps track of your periods. Gives you tips on pre periods acne etc. Handy and useful if you are like me. I have never remembered the date and almost always get that awful surprise. Thanks Fitbit you have made my life easier more than one way.

8. Music

Well I tried putting songs in this. To be honest it isn’t easy. Not at all. Not when you do work mostly on your phone. I miss Spotify. Fitbit are you listening.

 

9. Miscellaneous

The worst part is when it counts my steps when I am on a bus ride. 30k Steps seriously Fitbit? I am not trail walker. It is too bad. It counts steps when I am in a car etc. So irritating. It throws off my analysis so unbalanced.

 

Conclusion

Fitbit needs to update the software and fix minor issues like hiked heart rate. Otherwise it is an excellent watch. Wear to the gym, casually to the class, to parties, pool parties, showers and anywhere and everywhere. You’ll love it. No other watch shall look so dapper and efficient in your eyes ever.

If you still want to research more on different options available. Click here for a comprehensive view of other devices.

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10 Real reasons | why am i not losing weight

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10 things that are blocking you from losing weight

“Why Am I not losing weight ?” People around me are getting fit then why not me? Am I doing something wrong? and many more. Time to pop the question bubble.

Do you find yourself asking this question very often? why am i not losing weight ? When I am

a. Doing Exercise

b. Eating right

Well these might not be the only requirements. Timing and consistency is vital to accomplish any task. Your life is about to get more meaning when you learn about the following :

1.Will power

“It’s not that some people have the willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.” James Gordon

Why am i not losing weight ? Real reason why you are not getting fit is you. You are blocking your way. Your path is hindered by none other than you. You you and you. Stop being malign to your own healthy body. Do you find these similar?

Eating out twice a week. Needing a sweet dish after a hearty mean. Eating more than you want and then feeling bloated. Nobody was forcing you. But you. Next time you want to go beyond limits remind yourself of one good thing that is going to happen when you look the way you want to look.

Gather up that will power. Choose a healthy word. Once you say that word there is no going back. That word is sacred to you and you only. Keep it to yourself. Play a game that you want to become a master of and then once you reach the BIG BOSS. Kill that fat and be the best you can be.

2. Planning

why am i not losing weight

You are not planned enough. The thing about planning is mostly psychological. Planning doesn’t necessarily always helps when you follow it but it has a pre-effect which is critical. Once you make the effort of jotting down your plan your brain starts to prepare. This preparation leads to confidence when you begin that task.

There is a difference when I push you into a gym and when you have thought about joining a gym and you plan to go for it from the beginning of next month.

So take a pen and paper. Plan your meals, your workout. Plan your week. Keep workout three-four times a week. Play a sport one day. Give yourself a cheat meal once a week.

This will not only keep track of things but eventually you will start to see yourself grow. Why am i not losing weight ? Real reason why you are not getting fit is you are not Planning enough.

Plan and lead the project. Be the project leader. Prepare a presentation once done. No don’t do that. Just planning will do. You are your own boss. Yeaaaaa!

 

3. Consistency

Consistency is the key. Mark those words or be ready to live a life of regrets. Don’t fret in the first week. That is not when you see major results. Major results come after consistency. So be consistent for at least 30 days. You are losing weight. You are gaining muscle if you are working for it. But be consistent with the plan.Real reason why you are not getting fit is you are not consistent in your approach.

Consistency is hard the first week and thereafter it starts to sit with your daily routine. That is our goal, to make it a lifestyle change and not a radical one. Consistency is the word. Find synonyms if you’d like.

4. Motivation

why am i not losing weight

Motivational video by Nike to get you moving

Highly likely you are not motivated enough. Watch transformation videos and stories. These will inspire you. Most of them have conditions to begin with that seem impossible. You would be in a better condition compared to them yet they are living the fit life and you are not.

Transforming yourself isn’t easy when you have to motivate yourself into getting up early and running by yourself. These things become easier when

a. You have a partner. Get yourself a partner to run with. Go to the gym with or do exercises with.

b. Go and enroll in a gym. Money is motivator in the reverse sense here. You wouldn’t be paid but you since you have invested the hard earned money you are likely to make good use of it. Don’t let it waste itself.

c. Watch transformation stories. I’ll link some of them here to get you started with.

Why am i not losing weight ? Real reason why you are not getting fit is you are not focused and motivated towards your end goal.

5.  Lame excuses

You probably are surrounded by evil forces called LAME EXCUSES. They come in varied sizes and forms. “It is raining outside”. “I don’t feel like it”. ” I can take three- four rest days”. “My sun sign demands me to remain inside today”.

If you have more, comment below and let me know.

You immediately know when you make these excuses that this is not right. Your body is being declined a good run or gym session. But your brain has other plans. Maybe your brain wants to play on the Laptop or watch endless youtube videos.

Do yourself a favour and go against your brain. Just count to 20 and get up and get going. You will thank yourself after that good workout session and maybe next time before stopping yourself you will be reminded of the good feeling after the work out.

Say no to these lame excuses so that you never have to ask yourself Why Am I not losing weight.

6. Inadequate Sleep

Sleep is charging. Good sleep is turbo charging. You like it when your phone charges to a good potential and only in half an hour. With humans half an hour is too short but good sleep for even a good 6-7 hours is a must. You give your muscles rest and let them replenish in their own sweet time. It will give you the results you have been dreaming of (literally).

7. Drink Plenty of Water

Maybe you are not drinking enough water. Water is the elixir of life. Water does wonders. It helps you stay fresh i.e you stink less when you are hydrated, your skin feels fresh and plus your tendancy to overeat reduces. So drink 3-4 litres of water and you are good to go daisy!

8. Peer pressure

This is my weakness. I give up under pressure. When on an outing you are likely to be met with the following statements “Just this one time”, “C’mon one time won’t make you fat”. You need to know that yes one time won’t make you fat but it is the craving you have to fight.

Fight the temptation. Your day will come but it is not today. It is when you have decided it to be. If it is once a week and you have had already eaten once then don’t go for the second because that weakens the determination of your brain. Be a little strict this one time.

9. Medical reason

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If you have been detected with thyroid or any other health problem. Immediately consult your doctor. Don’t try things on your own because they might have adverse effect on your health.

10. Mindset

You need to build a positive mindset to achieve anything. Don’t begin by thinking I am not capable of achieving a body that I see on social media. Those people obviously have personal trainers. Their jobs demand that. Since I have no such needs and motivation I’ll never be able to achieve that.

You can. You will be able to achieve a healthy and fit body. It won’t be perfect like Instagram because half of that is photoshopped. That is not our aim. Our aim is to be healthy, fit and happy from inside.

So next time you ask yourself why am i not losing weight, think of at least 5 of the above reasons and check them. If you are not doing 5 or more you know the answer. ALL THE BEST.

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How to motivate yourself in your fitness journey.
When all falls down and you begin to think that this situation is beyond repair is the time when you need to think otherwise.

How to motivate yourself

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How to motivate yourself 101

Stage 1

You know you started out pretty motivated. Possibly was told “this is just the beginning enthusiasm that is going to gradually fade into nothing”. You promised yourself at that time to prove this wrong.
Here you are now:

  • Demotivated and succumbing to the accusation that is turning out to be true like every other time.
  • By now you know that it is your fault. Circumstances, people and inanimate objects have nothing to do with your lack of will power.

You now don’t want to pursue what once was a dream. Perfectly possible. Infact you hand lay the plan step by step. Day dreaming about the destination was once a favourite pass time.

Stage2

This stage is just after you have given up but not too much into giving up. You are scared to start again. What’s the point?  When nothing is going to be different from last time . And the previous time from the last time and the previous previous time to the last previous time.
BRING THE CHANGE
Now that you had given up there is scope for a new project.

  • Do not flinch. Do not try to stop yourself because what will others think. Others will think and so they shall. You got to do what you got to do.
  • Failure might knock you once more but this change will lessen its probability.

Look inside and catch that last yellow bulb from a Chinese light to not fuse. That’s a bogus analogy but you get the gist.
You still have it in you as determined the last times you tried but maybe you need a different path. More than ‘NEVER EVER GIVE UP’ I stand by ‘Fall back, give up and start again‘. That giving up part is your lowest. That low will go higher as the number of trials will increase. Your low then one day will become someones high. That’s how low your give up should be.How to motivate yourself 101 | I will write what I know Best

  1. How to motivate yourself 101 is just another article reminding of what you already know. Nudge is needed though.

Stage 3

This is the stage where you have decided to give it another try.With a different approach this time. An approach to do better than last time. Sounds simple but is not easy.

  • DO at least one thing different from last time.
  • If you never times your runs then time them now. If you always stopped at 10 reps go for 2 extra every time.
  • If you binge eat and then have thoughts of giving up then go back to the top and start reading this article again.

Prepare yourself for a big change. A positive one this time.Make your body accustomed to changes that it is going to adore. Make the body want to keep that change.
Prepare and plan like you always do. Honestly there is no magical potion or words or  blog. It is all within you. Keep doing it to the point where you can’t turn back or where you don’t want to turn back.
             2.How to motivate yourself 101 is just another article telling you to dig deep. Your solutions are within you.

STAGE 5

Live your motivated self. Feel it normal. Talk about it to friends. But only very close friends. Not everybody likes to hear how happy you are and how motivated you have been. ENJOY WHILE IT IS THERE.Reap the best while it is there. Once gone, read this article again.

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STAGE 4

  • Before the enjoyment you need to work hard. The harder you work for something the better you get at it. Once you become good at something it is tough to fall out of it. In short, you are less likely to be needing motivation for something that you love. Something you are dedicated towards. Passion drives you to success you could never even imagine
  • Fitness needs to be learnt, loved and enjoyed simultaneously. Love it and you will never want to discontinue it. If a time still arises where you have run out of fuel. Come back to this article and start it all over again.

3.How to motivate yourself 101 is just another article asking you to start now. To never stop.  Rigorous effort is a constant devotion to the art you love so much.
Hope this has been of some help. Even if it changes a wire in one brain. Love what you do. To help you kickstart your journey, here is a link to latest cool gadgets for women specially. For that style while you make those heavy sets happen.

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8 Healthy Lifestyle Habits – You have chosen Healthy Lifestyle Habits.Half of the work is done.Be prepared to enrich yourself with a Healthy diet, cardio and aerobic Exercises and some gym (if possible).Inculcating some other healthy habits apart from these will certainly lead to the best suited lifestyle for you.

This article contains the best of all healthy lifestyle habits on the internet.One stop shop for all.

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Here is the list of Healthy Lifestyle Habits that you need to add in your current routine:

  1. Healthy Diet

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Key to a healthy lifestyle starts from a healthy habit of maintaining your food habits.Yes, maintaining is the word I’ll use because initially it requires a lot of work but once you get the hang of it , it is a cake walk from there on, yes you may have to walk on some cakes in order for you to not eat them. Ha haa!

Following are the tips to initiate that healthy habit journey :

  1. Breakfast must include a good portion of protein and complex carbohydrates to get you going on with your day.
  2. Lunch should include good amounts of fibre and carbs to fill you up good so that you don’t feel extremely hungry for the later part of the day.
  3. Dinner is the game changer.A good portion of protein, you may cut down on some carbs here.The healthy lifestyle habit change here is to have dinner between 7pm and 8pm.If you are able to achieve that then Voila! You’ll see results in no time.

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       2.     Aerobic Exercise and Gym

Healthy Lifestyle Habits | How to live a healthy LifestyleGet into resistance and aerobic exercises on a daily basis.Something everyday will increase your VO2 max, aerobic exercise will cut down on that fat and resistance training will help build muscle. Muscle is important. Muscles work more than fat thus cutting down that excess fat even when you are not performing any aerobic exercises.

  • Get into the habit of finishing your gym or home exercises in the morning.
  • Do exercises that you love. Don’t like running then switch to swimming.Yoga for the body is more than sufficient to get that blood flowing
  • Need motivation.Join a gym or buy a fitness tracker. Investing in your health will get you up and going.

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       3. Sleep Enough and better

Healthy Lifestyle Habits | How to live a healthy LifestyleSleeping calms everything down.It replenishes everything important in your body while you rest.How cool is that? Getting a good sleep ensures that you have had a good rest and now it’s time to go go go! For a good sleeping habit try to follow these tips:

  1. Sleep between 10pm-11pm. Switch off all your gadgets half an hour before and relax your mind.Read a book (a boring one) so that you doze off peacefully.
  2. If you have always been a night owl then trying early is ROCKET SCIENCE.Try this formula TAKE A DEEP BREATH FOR 7 SECONDS,HOLD IT FOR 4 SECONDS AND THEN RELEASE IT FOR 8 SECONDS. Works for me.
  3. Building a Healthy Lifestyle Habits of good sleep will improve your thinking ability and you’ll make decisions with a clearer head.

 

         4. Give up the bad habits

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One this that comes attached with adopting healthy lifestyle habits is getting rid of the bad ones.Easier said than done you say? These tips will help make this process become even simpler.All you have to do is follow and not look back.

  1. Stop snacking on Junk.Snack on dry fruits.Dry fruits have good fat.Snack on fruits.But on somedays you’ll want to snack on that packet of chips.For that go to the 2nd point.
  2. Make scheduled cheat meals.No joke.Start with eating three bad meals out of a minimum of 21 meals of the week.Wait for that meal and then dig in but not much.Just enough to fulfill your desire.
  3. Take smaller portions.Chew more,swallow less.Eat smaller meals but more meals.
  4. Don’t argue with yourself.Whether I want to go for that run or not? GO FOR THAT RUN NOW!

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5.Say NO to these things

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Don’t even think about fighting on this one.

  • No  processed sugar
  • Check for  trans fat
  • Avoid  preservatives
  • Less  deep fried food

Even in your cheat meals try to lessen the amount of these certain elements.There a complete no no until you get things under control.

 

     6. GOOD HABITS

Healthy Lifestyle Habits | How to live a healthy LifestyleA good habit is a loyal friend.A family member of sorts. This habit will stick with you through everything.You better get on with these habits while you are still young and accept changes.Once you pass the good age habits cement forever. Whether you work 9 hours a day or have multiple shifts,take time out for the following :

  1. Read a book.Any book.Start with 10 pages daily.Increase that figure weekly.If you have a lot of free time,challenge yourself to read a book weekly.Keep it simple but consistent.That’s the rule
  2. Meditate.Wake up in the morning and meditate for 5 minutes.Start with this.Keep it simple but consistent.
  3. Start writing what you learn from everyday things.This helped me a lot.

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   7. Be honest with yourself

Stay true to yourself.Even if you are unable to follow a good healthy lifestyle right on or in your allocated time frame.Be honest and let yourself know.Don’t convince yourself into believing something that is not happening.

If you ate junk tell yourself that you ate junk and shouldn’t have.You should have waited for the cheat meal time.Promise yourself to not repeat this.That’s it.Don’t be hard on yourself ever.

      8. Never lose hope

Everything can be corrected.You will binge sometimes.Be true and promise to not do this.Get on track as soon as possible.But promise to not give up.Be better for yourself.Nobody is concerned about you as much as you are about yourself.Take care.Take rest days.Unwind.Go on holidays.Be back on as soon as you realise and you’ll be just fine.Life is not a burden.

Take one day at a time.Take it gradual.

These are the Healthy Lifestyle Habits that you should follow.

There you have it.Your new guide to a  Healthy Lifestyle Habits. Packed into one article.To summarise, you got know about a healthy diet, a healthy habit, gym and aerobic exercise, leaving the bad habits, saying no and most importantly building good habits of reading, writing or just relaxing.

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5 Best Fitness trackers for Women 

Looking for a good fitness trackers to analyse your workout and get more out of it but most of them look like boy toys, something geeks would wear and don’t really suit your style then these are some of the choices that will interest you as a girl who loves her fitness as much as the counterpart does.

Beware this is not a affordable wearable device section but surely there are EMI options that will fulfil the desire to own a premium device while still keeping that salary/pocket money intact.

1. Fitbit Versa

 

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Hands down one of my favourite in this list.This has got the looks and the specs to stand out from afar.Comes with varying colour choices and band choices. The fitbit versa is better suited for women than the fitbit ionic whose broad dial is a bit of a let down.This stylish device has been confirmed by fitbit to be their lightest device which feels super premium on the wrist.

  • Pros

  1. 4+ days battery life
  2. Female health
  3. Music on the go
  • Cons

  1.  Connected GPS – This simply means you will have to carry your phone if you want to track the exact location of your whereabouts.Otherwise without the phone it will measure the distance just as good as any other fitbit device.
Their Silver Aluminium is an instant hit with women.Plus there are leather,metal and classic bands available on the fitbit website.On top of that there are some amazing third party bands also available on Amazon for a good and reasonable rate.

2.  Apple Watch Series 3

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Apple has become the definition of premium products. There is actually nothing better than this. But everything good thing comes at a whooping price. Here you might have to shell out a few thousands more than the others but boy oh boy is it worth it!
The watch leaves the user starry eyed every time it is put on. The onlookers can’t seem to stop desiring your look. It comes loaded with all the features that apple OS has to offer and does a phenomenal job at tracking your activities.
  • Pros

  1. Sleek and best in class design
  2. All Apple features
  • Cons

  1. Does not work with android devices
  2. Battery life
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Sleekest in the list is the Fitbit Alta HR. This sleek device has all the features of its big brother fitbit Charge 2. In my opinion again looks a bit broad and squarish. This one however is a smooth and robust device that looks stylish on your wrist.
  • Pros

  1. One of the slimmest device with Heart rate monitor
  2. Long battery life
  3. Interchangeable accessories
  • Cons

  1. Screen slightly unresponsive and hard to see in bright sunlight
  2. Lacks stair climbing or relax mode as found in Charge 2
Overall it is a good device if you can shell out that kind of money and get yourself a good looking smart wear which looks after your fitness.

4.Nokia Steel HR

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This is more of the less popular but good ones. Nokia comes out with this sleek,stylish Analog style watch that is high fashion. A simple mix of classic design and new fitness features packed in a unit. This watch is pricey but then it looks like that price. It is swim proof, silicon bands to keep that sweat from ruining the elegant look that it offers.

  • Pros

  1. Classic analog style look
  2. One of the most accurate HR monitor
  3. Sturdy yet trendy
  • Cons

  1. Pricey
  2. Lacks good battery life

5.Misfit Ray

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The misfit ray is more of a bracelet. There is less interaction of the user with the device due to lack of a touch screen. Its design and quirky tube looks something out of a tech movie. It comes in a rose gold version looking nothing less than a top end device.
  • Pros

  1. Very stylish
  2. Accurate HR monitor
  • Cons

  1. Sync Issues have been reported
  2. Battery life issues
It is about time women in India take their fitness seriously without sacrificing their sense of style. These devices may cost a little more than some of the cheaper versions in the market but their top-notch quality,style and premium touch is what makes them so desirable to the young and trendy female.
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