Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Body Electric: With Summer Just around the Corner, a Little Technology Can Go a Long Way toward Building Your Best Body for Swimsuit Season

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Body Electric: With Summer Just around the Corner, a Little Technology Can Go a Long Way toward Building Your Best Body for Swimsuit Season

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FIND MOTIVATION TO GET IN SHAPE, track your results and eat better with this collection of high-tech fitness helpers.

The $99 Fitbit, which looks like a tie clip from the future, tracks not only how many steps you take each day but also miles traveled and calories burned. It can also monitor your sleep patterns at night, giving you data to help you get a good night's rest. Simply throw the Fitbit in your pocket or clip it to your waistband, and when you come near the base station, it wirelessly transmits all your stats to the Fitbit software. Fitbit.com

DailyBurn is hands-down the best website for tracking your nutrition, daily food intake, and basic workouts. Plus, DailyBurn has online coaching and guidance, and you can also designate your friends as "motivators" to help you stay focused on your fitness goals. In addition to the extensive resources on the site, DailyBurn also has a novel FoodScanner iPhone app--just point your camera phone at the bar code on a food wrapper, and the full nutrition information is automatically recorded. …

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