I’ve been trying to eat healthy, ramp up my activity, and take care of myself — so when I was contacted to check out the Women’s Health Checklist by Babbleboxx, I was excited. In my box was Healthy Choice Power Bowls, 23andMe, the Mio SLICE Heart Rate + Activity Tracker, featuring PAI, and ARM & HAMMER™ Peroxicare™ toothpaste. I’m excited to use these items to keep me to track so I can continue taking charge of my health and fitness. Taking Charge of My Health and Fitness
Healthy Choice Power Bowls
Healthy Choice Power Bowls are made with a combination of nutrient-dense vegetables, proteins and whole grains catering to people living an active lifestyle. Meals are inspired by Korean, Cuban and Latin cuisines and are made in new bowls made of plant-based fiber instead of plastic.
Adobo Chicken Bowl by Healthy Choice offers delicious flavors inspired by Latin cuisine. It’s made with pulled all natural chicken breast (raised without antibiotics) with vegetables served on top of brown & red rice, red quinoa and black barley with a guajillo chili sauce topped with roasted pepitas. Every Power Bowl is made with an intentional balance of nutrient-packed veggies, natural proteins and whole grains to fuel your lifestyle. There is over 16g of protein and 6-8 grams of fiber in every bowl. And did you know that the physical bowl that the Power Bowl comes in is made from plant-based fiber (recycled bagasse and soft wood).
This frozen meal is quick and easy to make – perfect for a healthy lunch when I am busy working. I work from home 4 days a week and frankly never take the time to make a good lunch. I make do with grabbing a slice of turkey and munching on snacks and frankly, it wasn’t helping me. The Adobo Chicken Power Bowl was perfect for me and something I would definitely keep in my freezer. It was delicious and I LOVE that it was packed with protein. It totally filled me up and gave me enough fuel to get me from lunch to dinner. Did you know that Healthy Choice is the only major brand in its category that can call 100 percent of its products “healthy” as approved by the FDA.
Other flavors available now are a Korean-Inspired Beef Bowl, a Cuban-Inspired Pork Bowl, and Chicken Sausage & Barley Bowl. I’m definitely a fan and will be stocking up.
Buy at healthychoice.com
I was very excited to try out 23andMe – it lets you find out where your DNA comes from around the world. Your DNA can tell you where your ancestors lived more than 500 years ago – which is pretty amazing, since I only know where my family was starting in the late 19th century (Russia, Roumania, and Austria).
While I am waiting for my results and I will give you an update when I get it – I will see a percentage breakdown by region, including eastern Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and more. 23andMe looks at 31 populations worldwide, and they will continue to refine my results as their database grows.
I’ll get to see my Ancestry Timeline – traced through the generations and discover when different ancestries were introduced into my DNA. I’ll also learn how many generations ago that I had an ancestor that was descended from a single population or ethnicity. Color me intrigued!
It was really easy to take this genetic test. Simply spit your saliva into the collection container, close it (and the stabilizing solution will immediately go into the container) and then screw the container top on. Place it into the bio-specimen bag, seal it and place into the container with the mailing label already on it. Just pop it in any US mailbox. Make sure you register your kit on their website before you mail it so you can get your results sent right to your inbox.
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ARM & HAMMER™ Peroxicare™ Toothpaste
Dental health has always been important to me, even more since I married into a family full of dentists. But my gums aren’t doing as well as my dentist (my brother-in-law) would like, as they are receding and I have a lot of plaque. I was excited to try ARM & HAMMER™ Peroxicare™ toothpaste – which uses the gentle power of Baking Soda to clean deep between teeth and along the gum line to help maintain healthy gums! After using it for a couple of weeks, my mouth feels a lot cleaner and I hope my dentist sees results when I go for my next checkup in a few months. I would love to see plaque removal, as well as healthier gums.
Get more info: http://www.armandhammer.com/
Mio SLICE Heart Rate + Activity Tracker, Featuring PAI (Personal Activity Intelligence)
PAI is a scientifically-validated metric based on heart rate that tells you how much activity you need to live a longer, healthier life.* The ideal goal is to maintain a PAI score of 100 or more over a rolling 7 days, and you can do this with all types of activity, even those that don’t involve steps like biking, rowing and fitness classes. PAI is calculated based on age, gender, resting heart rate and maximum heart rate.
Mio PAI is supported on: iPhone 5S and above, running iOS 9 or above & Android phones running Android OS 5.0 or above. To get started, pair it with your phone, download the PAI 2.0 App from Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Then set up your PAI account with an Email and Password and complete your personal profile: Name, Height, Weight, & Max Heart Rate (resting heart rate taken and updated in the app when you wear your SLICE to bed.) It’s water resistant up to 30 meters/100 feet.
The SLICE gives me continuous All Day Heart Rate Monitoring, 24/7, tracks steps, distance, calories burned as well as resting heart rate, sleep tracking and analysis, as well as smartphone notifications. I can see when someone texts me or calls me and then check my phone.I’ve been wearing this for a week now and I’m impressed with what I see.
I’ve been wearing this for a week now and I’m impressed with what I see. I actually make a game to see if I can keep my heart rate above 100 as much as possible!