I have been seeking for a wearable device or some equipment that can measure heart rate, few gadgets comes in mind such as: a) Suunto watches that display accurate reading but will need to wear a heart rate belt that might cause inconvenient for daily use. b) Mio Alpha watches that is just too big for small wrist. c) Samsung Galaxy S5 that is way above my budget.
Then i read about a product name Wello by Azoi Inc., a health monitoring device that embedded within a iPhone polycarbonate case (for iPhone 4S, 5 and 5s models). There are few sensors inside the case where it can measure a number of key vitals includes: heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen, temperature and lung function (with add on device “lung-tester”).
To use it, switch on Wello (the device will draws power from it own’s internal rechargeable battery), hold on the 4 spots (as those highlights on image above) on the case for a few seconds while sensors take measurements, then it will quickly pass on gathered information to the installed Wello app through Bluetooth LE and readings will appear on your phone to see or share.
Pre-order for Wello is available now, for limited time they are offering special price USD 199 together with lung-tester attachment for free. For Malaysian, that is RM 693.32 (current currency exchange) by paying with credit card (07 March 2014), shipment will be on around summer and fall of 2014. Unfortunately, it will not be ship to Malaysia (only includes Canada, China, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Kingdom and across the European Union), nearest to get is to ship it over our neighbour country at south, Singapore.
Broke my Suunto Ambit strap rubber on a running session after using it for more than a year. The rubber just fall off while running without me noticing it, and i have not putting any force by accidentally hook on tree branch or anything else.
Couldn’t find genuine replacement for it except for buying a whole replacement strap set that will cost near to RM 200. Doesn’t want to spend too much on it, so i asked for suggestion and advise from Malaysia Suunto Team (Movescount) group. Surprised me that there are 3 more members facing the same issue, perhaps Suunto need to into their durability of their product as this is the second issue, refer the first one Suunto Ambit Strap Screw fall off.
With the active response by many group members, few options provided:
So, rubber band it is as image below, take it off from my camera product that initially use for tie up cables. It last for short running, 2 hours trekking and seems still able to lasts for few more activities before it broke off.
Check out the full discussion in Facebook group: Malaysia Suunto Team (Movescount)
After successful of Hospital Sungai Long Fun Run 2013, the organiser decide to hold another one this year. There are a slight changes for the distance (previously 8.4km) and schedule, so do refer to details below. The registration will be closed on 6th April or when it hit 2000 participants. Certificate will be given for all runners, lucky draw session with mystery gifts and medals to be won for top runners.
Hospital Sungai Long Fun Run 2014
Bought a (Black/Yellow) Lazer Road Bike helmet “Neon” together with Focus Variado 2.0, with cost of RM 150 includes Protective Carry / Storage Bag. It features Rollsys fitting System for quick and easy one-finger adjustment with a knob on top of helmet for tighten or loosen it. The helmet provides great air ventilation (16 vents) which i’m still okay riding on late afternoon (14:00 – 16:00) under scorching sun without giving me heat headache.
Good news for all the bikers, especially for roadie rider, the 1st Shimano Highway Challenge will be held at Lekas Highway, a new highway with very good road condition where you can sprint and ride as fast as you can. Note that some of the bikes (for instances: Fixies Bike, Tricycle and Specialist Time Trial Bike) are not allow for the event, for more information, check out at here.
1. An official event cycling jersey
2. Timing tag (for all 73KM participants)
3. Finisher Medal
4. E-certificate (download 1 month after the event date)
Accessible to healthy foods seems to become more difficult due to lower demand, as it can be observe on current environments especially in cities, with altered concept of healthy eating diet on young lads affect by commercials. Invasion of fast food, processed food, snacks industries with high salt/calories/sugar products creates excessive intake for consumer and increasing percentage of obesity issue.
With excessive intake, burden on kidney will increased and might decreased the performance of kidney’s function without action of taking care of it. Why there are lack of attention and awareness from public regarding this issue? As mentioned by Dr. McDougall, “Little or no attention is given to what the patient eats, because primary and ongoing medical training never covers profit-free diet therapy.”
“In addition, kidney patients have a very high incidence of developing atherosclerosis, heart disease, and strokess–conditions all accelerated by eating high-fat, high-cholesterol animal foods. Substituting vegetable for animal protein decreases cholesterol which can be expected to translate into better heart health.” (Dr. McDougall, Diet and Kidney Health)
Checkout symptoms of kidney function declines listed below, do mind the sysmtoms are very general and may caused by other illness. If you are experiencing many of these symptoms and got worsen gradually, do get a health check.
12 Symptoms of Kidney Premature Breaking Down
Stages of Kidney Failure
1) Early stages of kidney failure – small amount of kidney damage, although GFR may be normal
2) Middle stages of kidney failure – sometimes discovered because level of waste product in the blood rises
3) Later stages of kidney failure
4) End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD)