New Team Synergia Gear Available!

As a part of our 2016 Team Synergia #MillionMilePledge efforts, we’ve got some new gear available for pre-order.

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Team Synergia Drawstring Bag $10

Available for Pre-Order

White, 15″ x 18″ Drawstring Bag

Made of 210 Denier Nylon


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Team Synergia Shirts

Team Synergia, #MillionMilePledge Tee $25

Available for Pre-Order

Lightweight, breathable activewear tees with scoop neck

Available in Mens and Women’s cuts


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Both are now available for preorder and will be sent out 4-8 weeks after order. All funds raised from the sales of Synergia swag goes back towards our mission.

Payments can be made via Paypal or credit card.

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Health starts with children. 70% of early childhood deaths are caused by a preventable disease. Synergia Effect is committed to raise funds and awareness for healthy and active living, and as a part of the fundraising efforts, for every dollar raised through the Million Mile Pledge we will donate 50 cents to the Oakland Children’s Hospital.
In 2015 we started an effort to reach half a million miles. While we didn’t hit the goal of 500k miles, we are determined to hit double-or-nothing in 2016. We’ve refined how you can share your active experiences, and to spread the word.
It’s easy:
1. Go for a run, walk, swim, skate… get moving by doing something that can be measured by distance.
2. Take a picture along the way and post to Facebook or Instagram with the distance completed and #MillionMilePledge
Do this every time you get up and move and on the way to 1 million miles you’ll not only make yourself healthier, but you’ll be helping a child at the same time.
So every time you get out and move- whether it’s walking at work, during your training for a marathon, swimming, skateboarding… whatever it is, take picture, share it to Facebook or Instagram and add the #MillionMilePledge.

 

Apple Watch’s fitness features unveiled

Check out Crunch Theory’s review of the Apple watches fitness features. Anyone planning on making the hefty starting price of $550 for one of these?

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Apple revealed its new Apple Watch at the company’s March 2015 Special Event. With features such as a built-in heart rate monitor and personalized activity suggestions, the watch is much more than just an extension of your phone.

During your day, it displays critical fitness information – calories burned, brisk activity, and how long you’ve stood up. When you’re actively working out, it also provides metrics for popular fitness activities like walking, running, and cycling. It also includes a heart rate sensor, GPS, and  accelerometer to help you make the most of your day’s activity.

What impressed me most about the Apple Watch was its customizable activity suggestions. It uses your history to suggest personalized activity goals and reward milestones.

While the Apple Watch certainly has great fitness features, users will have to rely on third party apps for extended health and wellness functionality. For instance, their release did not…

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A Scale That Helps You Create the Perfect Meal

We can use all the help we can get . Thanks Crunch Theory for sharing.

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I’m going to be honest: I suck at cooking and baking. In fact, just last week I butchered macaroni and cheese. But there’s hope for me and everyone else who wants to improve their cooking and their health – a smart cooking assistant named Drop.

Drop is a scale and recipe app that helps you create perfectly baked dishes by informing you when you’ve put in just the right amount of ingredients. It can also adjust the recipe based on how much of an ingredient you have. That way, if you want a sweet treat but don’t want to splurge on too much, you can cut the recipe in half or even more.

Drop has a number of handy features that any baker, experienced or not, will appreciate, including single bowl recipes for easy clean up and smart scaling for when you’re running out of flour. Next on Drop’s list of features includes…

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Thank you!

We just wanted to say a quick thank you to all of you that are following our blog! We hope you’ve had a great holiday season so far. What are some of your health and fitness plans for the coming year?

Stay tuned for some very exciting updates on our end including the list of races we’re participating in, how we’re going to reach our Half Million Mile goal, and officially launch our Kickstarter campaign. We’re finalizing our video in the studio tomorrow, December 27 and can’t wait to show you the results.

Have a great and safe weekend! Remember that you too have the power to change the world one mile at a time.

Boston’s Prescribe-a-Bike

Boston medical professionals have rolled out a “new” form of medicine: exercise.  While this shouldn’t only be used based on income, it is a great alternative to expensive drug prescriptions, amongst many other things. Check out the details here.