Racing through fiords of Patagonia

Ultra Fiord 2016 (4)Ultra Fiord run took place in the very remote region of Chilean Magellanas, directly at the door of the Torres del Paine National Park. From the five courses offered (100 miles, 100k, 70k, 50k and 30k) I decided to go for the 50k – long enough in this harsh and difficult terrain, I thought.

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Smart wearable devices

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Fitness trackers have exploded in popularity over the last few years. Some are very popular so as their typical functionalities. You might be surprised how far the development has gone, though. We selected some wearable devices which we found especially interesting and innovative.

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Mio FUSE wristband heart rate monitor and activity tracker

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The Mio Fuse is a fitness tracker and training device from Mio Global — a company known for wrist-worn heart-rate monitors — that is very much intended for people who work out. The device includes an optical sensor to measure your heart rate during workouts and will notify you when your heart rate has reached certain “zones.” It also measures your workout’s duration, distance, pace and speed, and even when you are not working up a sweat, it tracks total daily steps and calories burned.

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Healthy fat makes you smarter

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Our brain is composed of 60 percent fat. It means, that it needs fat to work correctly. This is why we should not forget about healthy sources of fat in our daily diet. Dietary fat provides energy to the brain, which is essential for learning and lets us have good memory and problem-solving ability.

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