Ever wonder how many calories you've burned? Ever wonder how many you should burn vs. how many you should eat? I have a solution for you.
The Gruve Solution.
What is the Gruve you ask?
As described on Fast Company's Intelligent Devices That Care:
Created by Muve, the Gruve is a nifty little gadget that'll goad you into exercising by buzzing if you've been still too long. It tracks every calorie you burn when you walk, do your chores, or shop for groceries and helps you meet your calorie burn goal for the day with a little light bar that flashes green to indicate success. Starting the day in the red, the Gruve measures all your everyday non-exercise movements, calculates the calories burned, and urges you to meet your goals by flashing through various colors that signal your closeness to your goal. Sit still for too long and the devices vibrates like a cell phone to let you know it's time to move. Remember those trainers that used to cry "Get up and get going"? That's the electronic soul of Gruve.
As taken from their website:
A personalized, wearable device that precisely tracks your daily calorie burn whether you are walking, playing with the kids or taking the stairs
The Gruve Solution™ is a new, completely revolutionary approach to weight management.
It isn't a magic pill, miracle powder or meal replacement plan. It's not about counting points, cutting carbs, or purchasing body-bending contraptions. And it doesn't require 60 minutes at the gym 3 times a week or a $100-per-month membership. Instead, the Gruve Solution is an unprecedented, personalized, scientifically proven solution that enables healthy, sustainable weight loss.
More about the Gruve as taken from here:
Our Gruve is an amazing piece of technology!! This little device provides you with a personalized, quantifiable measure of your activities and the calories you burn throughout your day.
The Gruve uses an omnidirectional accelerometer to measure activity intensity and duration. Synchronizing your Gruve device with our Gruve web site gives you the ability to view your own daily calorie burn and track your weight loss progress.
Gruve is compatible with both PCs and Macs.
You can read even more about it here. (I am trying to give those who haven't heard of the Gruve many opportunities to learn more about this handy, discreet little device!)
They cost about $99-$199 depending upon which online access subscription you purchase. I was fortunate enough that I won one through the Mamavation online wellness sorority. I fell in love immediately. It became a game to me just to get my Gruve to turn green haha. Seriously, I would jog in place just to make it change colors! Also, if I was sedentary for longer than my minimum allowed time, it would vibrate and let me know.
I would find myself purposely doing more activity just to see how fast I could get my Gruve to turn green!
Ok, I'll stop gushing and tell you the good news: Gruve is letting me give one device and one year subscription to the online service to one of my lucky readers! sorry, US residents only, unless you want to work something out about shipping as I am the one paying for shipping this time. I'm open. Just email me or find me on twitter or facebook. I'm fairly easy to find!
Yes, that's right! Here are the ways to enter:
Mandatory Entry (must be done before extra entries count!)
Leave me your favorite wellness tip in a comment! (Make sure you leave a email address so I can contact you if you are the winner!) By leaving this comment, you agree to allow me to publish your tip in a later post. I will give you proper credit, however! :)
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8. Tweet this out: (2 tweets per day max) Leave me a comment with the link!!
@GruveSolution Giveaway from @klwschmidt. Ends 3/3! Visit http://bit.ly/grX6Ug to enter!
9. Share this giveaway on facebook (2 shares per day) leave me a comment with a link (if possible to get a link)
10. Enter another one of my giveaways (1 entry)
Make sure you leave a comment AND a valid email address with each entry. For example, the blog feature has 5 entries, so leave me 5 comments saying you did that? Make sense? If you have any questions, leave me a comment. Also, If you do not leave a valid email address and I draw your number, it will be disqualified! I will not hunt you down on twitter or facebook. Email contact only. For liability reasons I must have email contact only! FYI: if you have a google account, you do not have to leave your email in the comment section where it is visible to the world. It will give me your email automatically that way only *I* will see it. that way your privacy is still intact! Non-google users, try using one of the other options(such as openid) if you do not want your email visible.
Disclosure: Gruve Solutions sent me one free device for giveaway. I won the other one from a twitter party, so I'm not sure how to classify that! But anyway, that's the truth. See my Disclosure policy for more information.