Take a Holistic Approach to Your Health with Jawbone UP

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I have been working on trying to be more healthy overall and really want to take a holistic approach to being healthy. Over the past few years I have been gaining weight and finding it more and more difficult to take it off. There are several things that I have attributed it to, such as having children, going into menopause at an early age, being more sedentary due to working from home, and just getting older. That being said, I really wanted to get a clear view of where I am falling short.

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I have heard for quite sometime now that taking 10,000 steps a day should be your goal. You may wonder why 10,000 steps? This actually came about in 1996 by the U.S. General Surgeon who became increasingly concerned with the rise of obesity in the United States. In general, regardless of age, we are just not getting enough physical activity. They found that the amount of activity needed to manage weight is 10,000 steps a day. This translates into about 5 miles a day. It also recommended that you throw in at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise per day as well.

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Take A Holistic Approach To Your Health

I have learned a lot about my overall health wearing the Jawbone UP the past few weeks. By simply wearing the UP and then plugging it into my phone I get a lot of information downloaded into the UP application. For instance, one of the big things I have found out is that I have to be intentional with getting in my steps. If I just go about my day in the usual manner, I average around 3,000 steps a day. This is extremely important information to have since I now know I am only getting in about 30% of my required physical activity a day to just manage weight!

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Something else gleamed from the Jawbone UP is very useful information on my sleep. I already know I have to improve my quantity and quality of sleep, but I was not sure by how much. I am normally up late at night and then have to get up early in the morning with the kids. Since sleep can have a direct impact on weight gain that is another department I have to improve.

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I have learned a lot about my overall health with the Jawbone UP, and areas that I need to work on.  On average, I am about 75% of the sleep I should be getting. In other words, I am getting only about 6 hours of sleep each night. It also tells you how long you were in Deep Sleep and Light Sleep, as well as how many times you woke up. There are some nights I am woken up 2 – 3 times for kids needing to go potty. The amount of sleep I get directly affects my weight since I am usually too tired to exercise as I should and am eating too many sweets to stay awake.

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Other pertinent information you can get from the UP, are details on your Resting Burn, Active Burn and Total Burn. The Total Burn is the number of calories you are burning each day, which then allows you to know how many calories you should be eating each day. If you want to lose weight, it should be less than your Total Burn.

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To calculate how many calories you have eaten throughout the day, you can log your food and drink right into the Jawbone UP application. Also, it connects with many other applications that are available, such as MyFitnessPal and RunKeeper to name a couple. I prefer to enter my food through MyFitnessPal and have it download into the UP application from there. I admit I have not been as good as I should with entering in my food information.

Live Better. Start Now. Jawbone UP. Track your sleep activity, steps, calorie intake and more with the Jawbone UP wrist sensor and free mobile app. UP gives you meaningful, personalized insights so you can make lasting improvements to your everyday life.

Here are some other important details to be aware of regarding the Jawbone UP:

  • It is available in 8 different colors
  • It has a 10-day battery life span
  • It is water resistant up to 3.3″
  • Tracks motion, steps, distance, speed, location, calories, sleep
  • Connects with both Apple iPhone and Android

I leave the band on all day and all night. Even though it is water resistant, I do not want to take any chances so I take it off when I shower. Also, it has this great Idle Alarm feature that will vibrate on your arm to remind you get up to move around. This has come in very handy for me!

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The band itself is extremely sturdy, encased in medical-grade, hypoallergenic rubber. It is smooth, flexible and completely latex-free. I do take it off and on at least twice a day to plug it into my phone. I pull it off of my wrist to take off and then slide it over my hand to put back on.

I love that this is a more holistic approach to taking care of yourself. It helps to create a lifestyle change, plus it really is very motivating since you always want to push yourself to be at 100%, or at least in the upper levels of the percentages.

Are you ready to start on your road to a healthier lifestyle? If so, visit local Best Buy for your very on Jawbone UP. It sells for $129.99.



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About the Author

I am a work from home mom who dearly loves her 15-year-old daughter, 11-year-old boy/girl twins, and husband. I love my life and feel very blessed by what God has provided for me.


  1. I actually want a Jawbone UP for Christmas, I think this could really help me keep my fitness and lifestyle goals on track. Thanks for the great review.

  2. That’s really neat. I have heard a lot of good things about the Jawbone UP.
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  3. Wow! That is a lot of help and support packed into one colorful band. Excellent review. Thanks!
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  4. Grace Hodgin says

    I always choose the Holistic approach so am really interested in this. I think my daughter would like it as well.

  5. That jawbone looks absolutely amazing for fitness tracking! I love how it is small and not something that would be obtrusive or get in the way. Easy to wear too! And I love how much it can track for you! I want one for me and one for the husband!
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  6. Great review! The Up band’s data is really actionable. I’ve been helping people get better sleep by analyzing their Up band sleep data.

  7. Great review. I have really been wanting to try this one. So nice to see a review from someone I know.
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  8. I keep hearing such great things about this. I am thinking about trying one.
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  9. I heard so much good stuff about Jawbone – I think it’s time I try it.
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