16 Tech-Driven Wellness Innovations
Health and Wellness and Technology
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xocial Online Community Fostering Healthy ‘Competitive Kindness’
One online community called xocial (pronounced soh-shuhl) is gamifying goodness, calculating and curating “competitive kindness” to help cause-conscious and otherwise kindhearted athletes, fitness enthusiasts and others out-nice each other and make the world a better place. It connects people and organizations to health-related causes they care about, charitable and otherwise, and inspires them to take action amid friendly competition against family, friends, teammates, colleagues, other companies/organizations/clubs and even perfect strangers. Also notable is the fact that the xocial platform measures the impact of a participant’s efforts, continually building what’s called an “XO score”—a representation of one’s overall positive social impact. Folks build their score by completing fitness and other challenges as well as engaging with others in the xocial community. This XO score methodology provides a benchmark that helps spur the spirit of competition—the favorable kind where everyone ultimately wins. The numerical measurements allow users to compete with each other to see who can do the most good. The XO score also puts the phenomenon of social media to more productive use. Instead of measuring popularity, xocial measures an individual or organization’s positive social impact as they compete to benefit health and wellness-related causes. While traditional philanthropy focuses on financial giving or attending singular or one-off events, with the xocial platform anyone can benefit social causes regardless of their level of fitness or skill, special interest or financial donation. Simple campaigns can be built online for free, and anyone can create one or join one already underway.
bmiSMART BioTech-Driven Weight-Loss Solutions
Science and biotechnology have completely changed the weight loss equation. Innovative and non-invasive biotech is now benefiting dieters seeking to safely supplement their weight loss efforts with plant-based and stimulant-free fat binding products that are clinically tested to accelerate weight loss. So this year forget the fads offered by unproven diet products. bmiSMART provides effective weight loss solutions through patented technologies that’ll accelerate healthy, sustainable weight loss when combined with a sensible diet regime. For one, the company’s I-REMOVE Fat Binder product—the #1 weight loss seller in Europe for the past 5 years—has been shown in clinical trials to result in up to 3X more weight loss than would be achieved through diet alone. How does this fat-binding biotech work? I-REMOVE contains Litramine™, a patented fiber complex made from prickly pear cactus—manufactured using a proprietary technology—that allows the ingredients to bind to fat molecules from ingested food and makes them too large to be absorbed, so the body absorbs fewer calories from fat. Taken right after a healthy, calorie-controlled meal, I-REMOVE is easy to incorporate into a busy lifestyle and does not require time-consuming meal planning or adherence to rigid, highly restrictive diets. Of course, everyone is familiar with caffeine and similar stimulant-laden oral solutions that jack up metabolism and energy levels only to cause the dreaded crash-and-burn an hour or so later. With I-REMOVE Fat Binder that is no longer a concern. This technology leverages a physiological process that can radically increase weight loss by reducing the amount of dietary fat absorbed but without the caffeine crash and other unwanted side effects. So you can start losing up to 3X more weight!
Here’s another great tech-driven water option—one that Beyoncé, Miranda Kerr, Elton John, Bill Gates, Martha Stewart, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Kelly Ripa, Janet Jackson and Ray Kurzweil all have in common. They’ve all gone on the record to say that they drink alkaline water. I’ll officially add my name to that A-list. Because why not? Alkaline water is also my own go-to. Many athletes, celebrities and regular health-minded folks are attracted to the benefits of an alkaline diet, since a balanced body pH results in greater energy, more restful sleep, improved digestion and fewer colds according to some medical authorities. The Alkaline Water Company, Inc. has developed Alkaline88 for the convenience-driven alkaline water drinker who understands the benefits of electrolysis and who is looking to save money. Enhanced with 84 trace Himalayan minerals and electrolytes, Alkaline88 is premier alkaline water that achieves its 8.8 pH level through a state-of-the-art, completely chemical-free process. The product offers consumers the unique opportunity to purchase alkaline water in usefully packaged and economical 500ml, 700ml, 1-liter, 3-liter and 1-gallon sizes.