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Hey Fitbit, my data belong to me! When you go on Fitbit’s website and want to download your own Fitbit data, you will find your way to their Data Export utility on their settings page.

Hey Fitbit, my data belong to me!

Once you get there, you are greeted with what looks like a slogan: “Your data belongs to you!”. Having seen the very high level data that they provide you with when you click download, I don’t believe them. How Orwellian! It’s nice that they let you download even this much data (I really like the sleep tracking feature), and I can at imagine myself being interested in my daily stats as I become more competitive with myself, but: A) Where’s the heart rate data? For these reasons, I’m convinced that they don’t really believe that my data belong to me. Corynissen/fitbitScraper. Fitbit API and High Resolution Heart Rate Data. How to Download Minute-by-Minute Fitbit DataQuantified Self. 9 Ways to Naturally Increase Testosterone Levels. By Dr.

9 Ways to Naturally Increase Testosterone Levels

Mercola Testosterone, a hormone produced primarily by the testicles, is often associated with the epitome of "manhood" (although women have testosterone, too). Indeed, it does play a large role in male sexuality and reproduction, impacting such factors as sexual and reproductive function, muscle mass, and hair growth, but also has some less "flashy," albeit equally important, roles like maintaining bone density, levels of red blood cells and a sense of well-being. Beginning around age 30, a man's testosterone levels begin to decline, and continue to do so as he ages.

A wide range of chemical exposures included prescribed drugs like statins, adversely impact testosterone production in men. If you're a man who's experiencing symptoms such as decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, depressed mood, and difficulties with concentration and memory, and you think low testosterone may be to blame, you can have your levels tested. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Posted-On-Shock-Mansion-3826.jpg (JPEG Image, 550 × 634 pixels) 15 ways to max your metabolism - Health - Diet and nutrition.

Even before you start exercising, you can use plenty of tricks to eliminate visceral fat, improve your flab-burning metabolic process, and start losing weight fast.

15 ways to max your metabolism - Health - Diet and nutrition

Don't diet! The Men's Health Diet isn't about eating less, it's about eating more -- more nutrition-dense food -- to crowd out the empty calories and keep you full all day. That's important, because restricting food will kill your metabolism. It makes your body think, "I'm starving here! " And your body responds by slowing your metabolic rate in order to hold on to existing energy stores. Go to bed earlier A study in Finland looked at sets of identical twins and discovered that of each set of siblings, the twin who slept less and was under more stress had more visceral fat. 10 Ways to make this year your healthiest ever Eat more protein Your body needs protein to maintain lean muscle.

Get up, stand up Whether you sit or stand at work may play as big a role in your health and your waistline as your fitness routine. Discover Dr. Hypertrophy and Muscle Growth. Intensity Is Everything: Part 1 - Building New Muscle With Intensity Techniques. The Scientific 7-Minute Workout. Photo Editors’ note: Here’s one of our favorite stories from the archives with a helpful tip for Smarter Living.

The Scientific 7-Minute Workout

For a greater challenge, see “The Advanced 7-Minute Workout.” And download our new, free 7-Minute Workout App for your phone, tablet or other device. Exercise science is a fine and intellectually fascinating thing. But sometimes you just want someone to lay out guidelines for how to put the newest fitness research into practice. An article in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal does just that. “There’s very good evidence” that high-intensity interval training provides “many of the fitness benefits of prolonged endurance training but in much less time,” says Chris Jordan, the director of exercise physiology at the Human Performance Institute in Orlando, Fla., and co-author of the new article. Interval training, though, requires intervals; the extremely intense activity must be intermingled with brief periods of recovery.

Why Sprinting is Better for Weight Loss than Jogging. Most people who start doing cardio do long, mind-numbing hours on a treadmill or bike. It’s not hard to see why people take this approach – it’s what everyone else seems to be doing at the gym. It also seems intuitive – after all, if you want to lose weight you have to put in your time, right? When it comes to cardio for the purpose of fat loss, the most effective method is actually the least intuitive – going on shorter, but higher intensity sprints is significantly better for weight loss than long, steady jogs. This method of sprinting for weight loss is known as high intensity interval training, or HIIT. Fake Usain Bolt – Before & After HIIT Sprints High Intensity Interval Training So what exactly is high intensity interval training, and why is it preferable to longer, steady periods of cardio?

HIIT training on the other hand would involve doing short – but intense – sprints where the runner runs as fast as they possibly can. The Evidence The Myth Of The Fat Burning Zone.