Does Your Data Make You Sweat?


What can brown data do for you? In my previous post, I talked about the impact that our data creation has on our lives. Data is currently used for saving lives, preserving history, space travel, motivation, nutrition, and countless other ways that positively benefit race. According to a 2012 study/infographic, Every minute we are sending 100,000 tweets and are spending over $272,000 on web shopping. With all of this data and activity we are adding to/from our daily lives, why not use some of it for your own everyday health and wellness?

2014 may very well be the year of the “smart watches” and activity trackers, and companies like Nike, Jawbone, Fitbit, and Samsung, are all-in, with Apple rumored to be joining the fun soon.

Activity trackers such as the Nike Fuelband, Jawbone Up, and Fitbit Force (my personal favorite) allow you to learn, track, compare, and even set goals for your personal fitness. You can track sleeping patterns, food intake, steps taken, distance,  and even compete against your friends and family for added motivation. By simply wearing a wristband, your personalized health and wellness “data” is being constantly tracked and converted to provide you insight into your personal well-being.

How close are you to 10,000 steps today? With these technologies, you’ll know at all times.

My data helps me sweat, helps me sleep, helps me eat healthier,  and motivates me to keep moving. What does your data do for you?




Life Motto 2.0

Take it day by day. Include people who make you better, exclude those who bring you down. Allow yourself to live, and don’t be afraid of being vulnerable. You know what you want, and it’s solely up to you to go get it. Love your life, and love yourself.

I’m Coming For You, Jack!

The last several months I’ve dedicated towards getting fit both mentally and physically. Chicken, veggies, cardio, and smiles have been my best friend. Like any friend you spend all of your days with, you learn something new from them every day. From how they like to dress, to where they like to go, to which friends they can tolerate, you study their habits and adapt to their personality. With my new wolf-pack, I’ve learned these same things, and the best part is they all can happily mingle!

However, this weekend (which for me officially starts tonight, I’ll be 3,000 miles away from them and reunited with some of my best friends from my past, and BOY am I excited to see them (understatement)!

Carl, Jack, Neapolitan, and Roberto, I’m coming for you! Your double western stories and animal styles are ridiculous. It’s been so long since I’ve seen you guys, but you know I have not forgotten you. How could I!? So many late night adventures filled with taco stuffed chicken sandwiches and carne asada fries!

The only sad part is how quickly I’ll be in and out of this vacation. But as we all know, all good things must come to an end eventually. But the memories will last a lifetime!