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Sporty and Healthy Last-Minute Ideas for Christmas Presents

12-14-2012 04:28 PM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: Omron Healthcare

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CaloriScan from Omron Healthcare

CaloriScan from Omron Healthcare

Every year, a few weeks before Christmas, we are faced with the following question: “What can I get my family and friends for Christmas?” Unfortunately, ingenuity is often absent in this case and the presents under the Christmas tree consist of either too much candy or the traditional hat-gloves-scarf package. But the right present is not only a source of joy for one’s loved ones, it can also be support on the path to a more active and healthy lifestyle. Especially during these times, with new scientific studies coming out on a regular basis that tell us to live more health-consciously, physical fitness equipment is a true plus in fighting against laziness and for more effective sport. The product portfolio from Omron Healthcare offers the right tool for everyone – from relaxed walkers to ambitious athletes.

It’s never too late to be more active – WalkingStyle supports activity

A long-term study conducted by British scientists underlines the significance of sufficient exercise for people’s health. For the first time, researchers investigated the health conditions and exercise habits of more than 4,000 middle-aged test persons over a time period of ten years. They found that two to three hours of moderate exercise a week considerably reduces the risk of heart disease, as physical activities that force the heart rate to rise have a preventing effect on inflammations in the body. These kinds of activities include working in the garden or Nordic Walking. The investigating scientists came to the conclusion that it is never too late to integrate regular physical exercise into daily routine: Subjects who changed their habits and became more active halfway through the study were able to improve their physical data until the end of the ten-year period. Therefore, the new year’s resolution should be: Get out of the house and start walking! The necessary motivation for this is provided by the WalkingStyle III from Omron. The handy pedometre accompanies the active walker on the way to more physical exercise and supplies important data, such as current speed, distance walked and walking time – the perfect present for those who want to give up their lazy habits for the sake of a healthier lifestyle!

Establish healthier habits – Keep track of calories with CaloriScan

In another British study, behavioural scientists dealt with the question: How can I manage to escape my usual habits, in order to exercise more and eat healthier? They concluded that well-meant speeches and recommendations are not very successful, for the most part. Simple tricks, by which healthy habits are established almost unconsciously, are more effective. True to the motto: “If you want to change people, you have to make it easy for them”, the researchers conducted a few behavioural tests. Turning off one of several elevators, or causing the elevator doors to shut more slowly resulted in more people taking the stairs. Furthermore, if the salad bar at buffets was placed right in front, the sweet desserts in the back were neglected more often. But the environment is not the only source of impact on our decisions. Everybody can begin at home by gradually ridding themselves of unhealthy habits and making a place for a health-conscious routine. The CaloriScan from Omron provides support in that regard. Thanks to its 3-D sensor technology, the handy calorie counter classifies every kind of movement and exactly calculates the amount of calories burnt, 24 hours a day. With this small calorie coach, you can clearly see what the amount of calories used has been. Thereby, the CaloriScan is the perfect present for losing the extra pounds gained during Christmas!

Sport before breakfast with weight-loss effect – Keep on running with JogStyle

Early sport on an empty stomach? Yes, says a study conducted by the University of Glasgow. Accordingly, running training before breakfast not only releases endorphins and provides power for the rest of the day; it also helps to get rid of some extra pounds. Because of the missing intake of food during the night, the glycogen level is very low. The endurance strain on an empty stomach forces the body first to take the needed energy out of the last remaining glycogen storage and shortly afterwards out of the fat reserves. Thereby, extra weight can be lost. But runners should not go too far: Running on an empty stomach should not take longer than 60 minutes. Moreover, the running pace needs to stay at a moderate level. Easy-to-use running computers are perfect equipment for that purpose. The JogStyle from Omron not only reliably provides date like current and average speed, distance and running time, it also calculates the amount of burnt calories and fat during training. With the memory-function, users can monitor, analyse and improve their personal performance development any time. That way, an active start to the day is guaranteed!

Pedometre, calorie counter or activity monitor – the sporty and healthy product portfolio from Omron Healthcare offers the perfect Christmas present for everybody. All for health and activity!

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About Omron Healthcare
Committed to improving people’s lives, OMRON Healthcare provides clinically proven, innovative medical equipment for health monitoring and therapy. Our product portfolio includes blood pressure monitors, respiratory therapy devices, electronic fever thermometers and activity monitors as well as body composition monitors and professional medical devices. OMRON Healthcare Group is headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. OMRON Healthcare Europe B.V. is the healthcare division for Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa, and provides service to customers in more than 60 countries through a powerful distribution network.

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