Archive for the ‘Heart Health Series’ Category

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UP Stories: How Jennifer Uses Heart Rate Tracking To Manage Chronic Illness

“I was diagnosed with a congenital condition called Chiari Malformation at age 16.” says Jennifer Lake, an UP community member since 2014.

“For seven years, I was sick without any idea of why. And, it turned out that this Chiari Malformation had been the answer all along. Sometime throughout the seven years between diagnosis and treatment, I developed a secondary problem. My cranio-cervical junction had become unstable, allowing my second vertebrae to migrate upwards and backwards, compressing my brain stem. Essentially, my skull had begun to slip back and forth on my spine. The doctors sat me down and said, ‘You’re going to need brain surgery.”

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Our Best Health & Fitness Data Stories of 2015

We love data here at Jawbone. We love to see stats on how people are sleeping, how active they are, what daily routines improve lives, and which are a detriment to our health.

This year we shared some health and fitness data stories that people loved—but some of you may have missed. As Community Coordinator at Jawbone, I want to help you get 2016 off to a great start. So, here’s a list of my favorite data stories from 2015. I hope it helps you make more informed, healthy decisions next year, and every year!

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Introducing New Heart Rate And Sleep Features For UP

Today we’re excited to introduce new features to our UP activity trackers which significantly enhance the experience of tracking sleep and activity, and expand insights into your individual heart health.

At Jawbone, our products are update ready. Through over-the-air band updates we can add features that make our products even better over time. We deliver these updates seamlessly to your device, as we have done in the past with previous products.

Today, existing UP2, UP3 and UP4 users will receive the option to opt into a free firmware update via their UP App. This update is available on both iOS and Android versions 4.7 or later, and adds a number of great new features.

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Heart Health: What Really Makes Your Heart Healthy?

Over the course of your life, your heart has the ability to beat over 3 billion times, making it the hardest-working muscle in your body. Each one of those beats involves the coordination of a complex system of muscles, veins and arteries in charge of oxygenating your entire body.

So, how do you make sure that this important organ is healthy and happy? A simple way to gain insight into your heart health is by tracking your resting heart rate, or the rate at which your heart beats when you’re not active (like early in the morning, before you’re up and about). A lower resting heart rate usually indicates that the heart is being more efficient, requiring fewer beats per minute to pump the same amount of blood.

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