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We all know how important it is to be in good health and maintain a healthy level of fitness, but how can you inspire others to follow you, how can you become a role model for others?  In Phoenix, Arizona,  two teachers did just that for their students – and successfully. They inspired them to reach their fitness goals and gave them that push –when they needed it– to meet their goals. With guidance and motivation, some 200 middle school students ran a half marathon this past February, 2015. Read the rest of the article here.

PR newswire caught wind of another motivator, Stryd, as they announced this March 2015, “the first wearable device to measure running power, through a crowd funding campaign.” Runners and coaches can’t wait to get their hands on this new Kickstarter funded product. It was created by engineers of Princeton, “and backed by some of the biggest names in endurance sports, Stryd gives runners a way to accurately measure run intensity across varied terrain using the sports watches and mobile devices they already use to train and, as a result, it unlock ways for runners to improve running efficiency.” Read more of this article here.


Contributing writer: Carmen Thorpe––

A connection between obesity and diabetes has already been made in healthcare, this we already knew, but did you know that the connection between obesity and diabetes has created a correlation with amputations?

As stated by The American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry (ABMSP), it is “the leading cause of non-traumatic limb amputations in the United States…” The ABMSP has “paved the way in board certification in: foot and ankle surgery, primary care, prevention and treatment of diabetic foot wounds and diabetic footwear–– and now in the field of limb preservation and salvage.”  Click here to read more from the article.

For those who worry that they may fall into this category, there is good news insight. According to Brian Kilen, writer for Mayo Clinic, Gentag and Mayo Clinic have “reached an agreement to develop the next generation of wearable biosensors designed to fight obesity and diabetes”, essentially removing the prospects of the non-traumatic limb amputations. This technology may potentially be “a game-changer…” these were the words of James Levine, M.D., Ph.D., A Mayo Clinic endocrinologist and obesity researcher. Mayo Clinic partnered with Gentag, Inc. because they are pioneering the use of disposable, ultra thin, wearable and immunoassay biosensors… Read more from the article here.

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