The Answer to All Your Questions – Your Inner Compass!

Seems like everyone’s talking about their “inner compass.” Contrary to what we think, where it’s pointing doesn’t matter. But something else does.

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“Is your inner compass pointing you in the right direction?”

I overheard that question asked the other day, and it stopped me in my tracks. Continue reading

TODAY – New Break-Through in Active Living

For decades we’ve enjoyed the freedom to take our music with us wherever we go. Today we begin a new era of freedom.

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The year was 1979. It was a time of big hair, big platform shoes, big bellbottom jeans and the big beats of disco music. Donna Summer, the Bee Gees and the Village People ruled the music charts. Continue reading

How to Eliminate 3 Barriers to a Great Workout

What stands between you and your ideal workout session? Find out how an exciting new technology can give you the workout you deserve.

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Let’s face it: Working out is tough. And not just the physical part.

Plenty of things get in the way of an ideal workout – like making the time, focusing on the task at hand and staying motivated, just to name a few. Continue reading

Why Are We All “Getting In the Zone”?

The weather outside was miserable, so I headed over to the fitness club to resume my half-marathon training.

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I laced up my shoes, plugged in my earbuds, fired up RunDMC and began pounding the indoor track. As I glanced at the others working out that day — running, spinning, lifting — I couldn’t help but notice how many, like me, were wearing headsets or earbuds. At least 8 of every 10 by my count. Continue reading

Can Dirty Socks Increase Your Performance?

From being the last one on the field to growing out scraggly beards, sports stars engage in all kinds of crazy rituals. Do they work? The answer may surprise you.

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Tennis star Serena Williams wears the same pair of socks throughout an entire tournament.

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo gets a fresh haircut before every football match.

Baseball’s Wade Boggs ate chicken before every game – and always fielded exactly 150 groundballs during infield practice.

These and many other sports star rituals are enough to make you wonder if athletes are little nuts. Continue reading

The Secret to Determining How Fit You Really Are

If you’ve ever wondered if your workout routine is making you more fit – or if it is just a waste of time – there’s now an easy, accurate way to find out.

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We’re working out like crazy. But are we getting in better shape?

That’s a question all of us who push to stay fit often ask ourselves. Sure, maybe we’ve shaved a few seconds off our last time or done a few more reps, but is all that time, sweat and effort we put in at the gym making us any healthier?

Fortunately, finding the answer to that question just got a whole lot easier. It’s why I’m so excited about our Jabra Sport Pulse headphones. They’re the first headphones that provide automatic fitness testing. Continue reading

A Hurt So Good: My Quest for the Elusive Runner’s High

We’ve all had a song or a phrase stuck in our head that we just couldn’t get out.
For me, it was two words spoken by a coworker.

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They came from Joachim Ekelund, a product manager at Jabra. I met him while previewing our new Jabra Sport Pulse wireless earbuds. As he demonstrated the cool Sport button, which enables runners like me to get read-outs of distance, time, heart rate and other useful metrics while running, I asked him about battery life.

He responded in part with the words I now couldn’t stop thinking about. “Five hours – enough to get anyone in the runner’s high zone.”

“Runner’s high.”

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5 Tips on How to Get Your Brain Back In Shape over the Summer

We work to keep our bodies healthy, so why not our brains? Follow these 5 common-sense tips to keep your thinking cap in tip-top shape over the summer.

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It’s summer, and that means it’s time for beaches, barbeques, baseball and…

Brains.

That’s right. From what I’m hearing from friends, on TV and in even the halls of Jabra, summer-time the perfect time to recharge our brains.

Really? Continue reading

What is The Yin to Your Digital Yang?

We have apps to manage virtually every part of our everyday lives. How do we decide which are necessary and which we can survive without? The answer lies within ourselves.

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Did you get in your 10,000 steps yet today? Or drink your 6 glasses of water?

There’s an app that’ll tell you. In fact, the list of apps to manage our everyday lives is virtually endless – ranging from how many steps we take to when we should get out of our chairs and stand up to which foods we should eat.

There’s no question that apps are great tools for helping us get in shape, live longer and organize our hectic daily lives. They do it in a way we all understand: Continue reading

Feeling Tired this Morning? Try a Shot of Sonic Caffeine!

Want to be more productive at work? Relieve stress? Or get to sleep faster? Try these proven sound exercises and bring additional happiness and fulfillment to your life.

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Welcome to Part 2 of my conversation with Lyz Cooper, founder of The British Academy of Sound Therapy. In our previous discussion, we talked about how to overcome a negative sound environment. This week, we’ll discuss ways to create a positive sound environment, one that helps us become more productive, happier and fulfilled. Continue reading