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Health Month - Live healthier, for fun!

Health Month - Live healthier, for fun!
Health Month is a game to help improve your diet, fitness, mental health, relationship health, and financial health – while enjoying it! Health Month is about taking the SCIENCE of nutrition and behavior change and combining it with the SOCIAL GAMES of the recent social web to help people improve their health habits in a fun and sustainable way. If you can enjoy the process of living healthier, you're much more likely to stick to it. Works great with:

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Body Mass Index - Lean Body Mass If you use a Body Mass Index to find your general state of health, you may be making a mistake. Instead, you should be paying attention to the percentage of body fat you are carrying. For that you need an accurate body fat caliper. But just for fun, here's an easy way to check your lean body mass. PROPUBLICA GEN HACK DAY - HOSPITALS Map Data Map data ©2014 Google Patient monitor Needs help Survived Foursquare Releases Merit-Based Badges for Better Living As checkins become commonplace, Foursquare has changed its location-based game to reward players for actual achievements. RunKeeper was the first partner to introduce merit-based Foursquare badges, but today another partner has emerged. Health Month, a game that inspires players to set self-betterment rules to live by for a month, will now gift successful members with up to four different Foursquare badges. For those unfamiliar with Health Month, the site challenges users to commit to better living for a month.

The Experiment [Cross-posted to Quantified Self] We experiment on ourselves and track the results to improve the way we work, our health, and our personal lives. This rational approach is essential because there are few guarantees that what works for others will work for us. Take the category of sleep, for example. Of the hundreds of tinctures and techniques available, clearly not all help everyone, or there would be exactly one title in the sleep section of your bookstore, called "Sleep," and no one could argue about its effectiveness. Treating these improvements experimentally, however, requires a major shift in thinking.

How many calories should I burn a day to lose weight? From my experience a lot of people hesitate to even try and lose weight because they don’t know from where to start. They know that they should go on a diet and exercise regime but the lack of measurable goals creates uncertainty and this leads to failure before to even begin! To bypass this problem and have clear goals on what you want to achieve, you can start your weight loss process by doing some simple calorie calculations. By calculating how many calories you should be eating per day and how many calories you should be burning per day, you can have a better picture about your daily calorie needs and a rough estimate as to when you will be able to reach your ideal weight. Before getting into the mathematical part let me explain some basic weight loss concepts that will help you understand what these numbers mean. You do not have to keep a pen and paper because our daily calorie calculator will do the hard part.

My Cotton Picking Life - Game The News How long will you spend picking cotton in this exploration of child labor in Uzbekistan? This game comes originally from a news article on the Guardian website that reported on the scandal of cotton picking by kids in Uzbekistan that are used to make clothes, supplied to people in the west. This is about forced labor – the kids are taken out of school and forced to work: Uzbekistan, one of the world’s largest exporters of cotton, forces adults and children as young as nine to pick cotton under what the charity Anti-Slavery International describes as “appalling conditions”. Massive Health Uses Big Data, Mobile Phones to Fight Chronic Disease: Tech News and Analysis ? Massive Health, a new San Francisco start-up aimed at tackling health care problems, has just raised $2.25 million in its first round of funding from a stellar list of investors. The company plans to use the money to develop mobile applications that help users treat chronic diseases using big data, analytics, social and game mechanics. Led by founder Aza Raskin, the former creative lead at Mozilla and Sutha Kamal, former technology architect at Fjord, Massive Health has nabbed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Discovery Fund, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Felicis VC and Charles River Ventures. A roster of unnamed angel investors have also joined in the funding. Raskin is cagey about the details surrounding Massive Health’s business because he said there are many turns coming ahead.

Calories Burned During Exercise, Activities, Sports and Workouts Exercises, sports and activities are listed below, showing calories burned per hour (energy expended) for a 130, 155, 180 or 205 pound person. The amount of calories expended is influenced by many factors, including body weight, intensity of activity, conditioning level and metabolism. In addition to the List of Calories Burned During Exercise, Sports, Activities below, see the activity specific pages for Cycling, Running, Walking, Swimming, Aerobics, Dancing and a variety of Work, Activities and Hobbies.

Quantified Self: Changing Behavior Using Data « Rally the Cause #1 Thing You Need to Learn from This Post: Giving people analytics of their daily activities can help change their behavior. A More Detailed Exploration: After hearing Naveen Selvaduria from Foursquare present this past weekend, I learned how his company is built upon two big ideas: game mechanics and quantified self. While I knew about the former from hearing his co-founder, Dennis Crowley, speak at prior conferences, this was the first time I had learned of the former’s role. What is “quantified self” and why does it matter?

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