- Google Calendar. Yes, our old friend has a new feature called "Goals" that can easily help you schedule work out times on your busy day. This new feature can also help you to learn a new language, or make time during the day for an activity you love and don't do because you think you don't have time. Google knows better, this feature will find you the time to do it.
- Sworkit. Now that Google finds you the block of time you need to exercise, what do you do? Go to the park, to the gym, do yoga... the options are endless and if you don't really know what exactly you need to do, or what you like to do, this App will give you many options that you can do at home, at the park, at the beach, etc.
- Nike + Run Club. If you LOVE running, this is perfect for you. It connects you with other people from around the world running at the same time as you. It also tracks your speed, place, location, distance, everything you need to control your runs. It also has a feature where you can set goals and it works as a personalized coach.
- My Fitness Pal - Free Calorie Counter. This App is not new by any means but it gets updated every three months or so and it works wonders! It is simple yet super efficient, you just set your calorie goals and add your meals daily. This app will not only tell you how many calories you're eating but also how much sugar, protein and fiber you're eating from those calories. It is a great tool to know where your calories come from and lower the intake of foods we thought were healthy but are really not.
- Spotify. Yes, because music is life and you simply cannot work out without good music. It is scientifically proven that music helps you stay motivated. There are so many great playlists to chose from and there is also "Spotify Running" which is not exactly you typical playlist, it is like a library of DJ's instrumental mixes that would help you to stay focused.
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We have all been taught how Thanksgiving was originated... the story where the religious refugees from England - known popularly as the Pilgrims- invited the local Native Americans to a harvest feast after a particularly successful growing season. The previous year's harvests had failed and in the winter of 1620 half of the pilgrims had starved to death.Luckily for the rest, members of the local Wampanoag tribe taught the Pilgrims how to grow corn, beans and squash (the Three Sisters); catch fish, and collect seafood.
A lot of things have changed since 1620 and nowadays we celebrate family union more than a successful harvest season. Although, one thing remains intact, and that is of course the food. Can you imagine a Thanksgiving without turkey or pumpkin pie? We can't!
Here are some interesting facts you can read before preparing your dinner:
- The First Thanksgiving lasted for three days. Three days in a row. Eating. Why did they changed that?
- On the West Coast of the US, Dungeness crab is common as an alternate main dish instead of turkey, as crab season starts in early November.
- Turkeys can swim. We don't mean in gravy - although it sounds delicious- they can actually swim in water just like ducks. These magical creatures have its abilities while alive.
- Benjamin Franklin wanted the national bird to be a turkey. Why? An eagle, he wrote in a letter to his daughter, had "bad moral character." A turkey, on the other hand, was a "much more respectable bird.
- Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving too! But unlike us, their thanksgiving derives from ancient festivities in Europe that commemorated the abundance of the harvest and having enough food to survive the winter.
Happy Thanksgiving from our EOX family to yours!