Your favorite apps and wearables revealed

Vitals Health Hack Fitbit Contest Winner

In preparation for our panel on digital health at Internet Week, we ran a contest to give away a free fitbit! Vitals followers submitted their favorite #HealthHacks on Facebook, and we published about 13 of our own (you can find them at the end of this article). From analog to digital, you told us your favorite health tricks and devices. Then we ... Read More...

What Health Apps Do Vitals Employees Use?

Vitals Fit Team Exercising in Lyndhurst New Jersey

  In 2012, we asked our employees what their favorite health-related apps were. With 2014 being dubbed The Year of the Wearable, more and more people are using health apps which pair with devices like the Fitbit and Jawbone. According to one study, 46 million people used fitness apps in January alone. It makes sense, then, that more of ... Read More...

What’s the right way to weigh yourself?

right way to weigh yourself

Oh, that anxiety-ridden moment when the nurse asks you to step up on the scale. Perhaps this upsets me so much because (unlike my home scale) I know the doctor’s office scale is going to be accurate. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll even get to take your shoes off. For some people, weighing themselves is a big motivating factor for losing ... Read More...

6 Grandma Approved Natural Health Remedies

natural health remedies

Grandma’s remedies have stuck around for generations, mainly, because they work. She always believed in using simple, natural ingredients that made you feel better. Many of them can be found in your kitchen cabinet, and, in fact, one remedy is at the tip of your tongue. (Did you know that placing your tongue on the roof of your mouth cures brain ... Read More...

How birth order affects your child’s personality?

birth order affect on personality

I have five siblings and we all have very distinct personalities. As I have grown up, I have noticed there are definitely shared traits in people, depending on where they fall in the order of their family. In fact, some researchers believe birth order is as important as gender, and almost as important as genetics. The major influencer is ... Read More...

Medical spa vs. Day spa. Do you know the difference?

medical spa vs. day spa

We’ve come to realize that optimal health is a balance of body, mind and spirit. Imbalances whether due to stress, poor diet or medical conditions can throw an entire system out of kilter. Spas can be a great place to regain some balance by decreasing stress, relieving aching muscles, making lifestyle changes, and boosting self-esteem with ... Read More...

Weight loss mistakes everyone makes

portion control

As many serial dieters know, there are several diet mistakes that many of us make when we are in pursuit of weight loss. I know I am guilty. The problem is that we are lulled into a false sense of security by buzzwords like “low fat”, “fat-free” and “diet”.  The key to actually losing weight is eating healthy food, portion control and ... Read More...

Kissing is oh-so-good for your health

kissing good for your health

It’s the season for flowers, Godiva Chocolate and, best of all, kisses and more kisses. How often is something that feels so good, also so good for you? A passionate smooch can strengthen your heart and burn calories and even improve your oral health. Philematology, the scientific study of kissing, has uncovered an explanation for the ... Read More...

7 Tech Gadgets You’ll Wear Before the End of 2014

wearable technology

Wearable technology has been in the spotlight lately. It even stole the show at this year’s CES. According to The Daily Beast, researchers say the wearable tech market is currently worth about $1.4 billion, and that could rise to $19 billion by 2018. Right now, the focus of wearable tech gadgets seems to be on health and fitness. This is ... Read More...

Paula Chavez: A True Story of Transformation

heart disease story

No more guilt. No more excuses.  Those two phrases have become the mantra that Paula Chavez lives by when it comes to her health. It started after her second child was born in 2010. Chavez was extremely overweight and her cholesterol was high. In fact, she was ashamed by her appearance and how bad her health had slipped. And she was only 32 ... Read More...