GPS And Helmets

We get it! You own a motorcycle because you like the freedom. You like getting away and connecting with your inner-self. If there is ever a time you can get away from the invasiveness that is a society hooked on technology, it is with bike riding.

But check this out!

While you’re hitting the pavement hard on or off-road, you can still enjoy and satisfy those liberating needs of yours, while gaining something to ensure you get there safely and accurately.

That’s right! Technology inside helmets isn’t anything new or exciting, but the means of making it more personal and convenient—well that part is a continuous evolution.


Why Should You Give Into GPS Helmets?

Helmets equipped with GPS are hardly just that kind of helmet. They are more. But stay with us for a second, if you will.

One of the biggest problems facing motorcyclists and accidents are the ability to keep their eyes on the road. When you are traveling or riding in unchartered territories, the thought of pulling off and asking for assistance isn’t an attractive one.

With GPS Helmets you can now keep your flight going non-stop as these devices are with you turn for turn and best of yet, they keep your eyes where they should be…on the road.

Meet Nuviz Full Face HUD Helmet

This helmet is an investment. Nuviz is the leader on head up display helmets by far in the motorcycle helmet industry.
This helmet has much more to offer you than navigation. It has multi-tech abilities all in one mounted set. So yes, you can keep yourself turn to turn and your eyes on the road.

You can also listen to your favorite music. The Nuviz Full Face HUD Helmet is equipped with the likes of Pandora, Apple and Google play store. You don’t take your eye off the road to make or receive calls either. Taking it further, this helmet allows you to snap photos or take videos, so you can relive your adventures for another day. That’s done by using the one touch button, which is placed on the handlebar controller to allow you simple navigation and control.

Backed by a one year warranty, this helmet keeps all the important road information in the front of you while driving and is made for all weather conditions. You must have an Android OS of 4.2 or newer and a Iphone/Ipad system of 10.2 or newer for it to fully function.

The Future: Cross Helmet X-1

In five years, and possibly less, many others will flock to do what these guys are
currently doing. Cross Helmet X-1 features visibility at 360 for the biker.
The future is bright as this helmet gives you no blind spots with their rear view camera option.

What’s more is the LED lights that are placed on both sides, which makes your navigation much safer and visible. This helmet shows you routes and directions by keeping it right in front of you. Connect it to your Smartphone’s GPS or hook up their Open Maps Navigation integrated app, which will give you the ability to never have to switch between apps on your smartphone. This allows you to find your destination in where you’re going much easier.

You are also allowed to communicate with your friends with the Cross Helmet X-1 group talk feature. Grab it in either Iron Silver or Luster Black. It does come with a hefty price tag of over $1k.

Work In Progress: LiveMap

If this helmet, which seems to be in a Crowdfunding stage, ever gets launch, expect to hear big things about it. The Livemap Helmet could be launched and is expected to in 2018.

Furthermore, this helmet could change how companies make their helmets with a 3 in 1 setup. That is, GPS+HUD+Voice Control. Impressive. Made with audio and voice, you can also be informed notification and updates right into your ear as you ride. Sticking with the voice commands, it is 96% voice recognized currently, which is quite impressive. Expect that to be higher once launched.

In-built camera can capture images and data of any road rage incident, or even during an accident, that could make the difference in court. AR or Augmented Reality is really what is going to sell this technology as being the most transparent helmets on the market.

The GPS feature will certainly be one of the more interesting dynamics for this helmet in keeping a clear trajectory and organized view, while giving the biker more focus and control.

The Final Verdict

If you’re someone who is stubborn to tradition, and isn’t quite sold on today’s modern jewels called technological advancements, well, we understand. It takes time coming around.

But just envision the safety and productivity of wearing a helmet that can give you audio commands or instructions each time you do hit that pavement.

The verdict is in, today’s GPS helmet is safer, effective, and is here to stay for good. That’s because bikers need the convenience as well, and any one of these three helmets among others would make a great option to have protecting you from the unavoidable by getting you to your next destination quickly and safely.

Gaining weight after a job change and change of lifestyle

Last weekend on Saturday when I woke up it was a fine morning with the sun sending warm rays through my window. I decided that it was a good morning to take a walk. I always wanted to be able to take walks whenever I could but many times I would find an excuse not to. Many times bad weather was the reason that made me change my mind. This time I did not have any excuse and my spirits were high anyway.

It promised to be a good day.

After washing my face and brushing my teeth, I selected my favorite leggings to wear for the walk. I loved the leggings very much due to their comfort and the beautiful color design on them. I was however dismayed when I tried to wear the leggings only to find they had become quite tight. I eventually managed to squeeze into them but they were no longer as comfortable as they were before.

It was obvious that I had gained considerable weight since the last time when I wore them.

Like any woman, gaining weight was very bad news for me. The realization was bad enough to spoil the day and the entire weekend for me. I knew that the revelation would nag me for a very long time. I would be very self-conscious and I would not be very happy with myself.

My lifestyle was obviously the reason why I had gained the extra weight. Before this, I never gained weight easily. I had always had a slim figure and had never had a problem with weight. However, my new job, its lavish lunches, and long periods of sitting without much exercise was obviously affecting me negatively in terms of weight.

The previous job I had involved a lot of physical exercise. I would walk around town going to see clients or to attend meetings. It was faster and cheaper to walk rather than drive. Despite the walks being short, they were numerous and obviously they helped keep my weight down.

In my new job, I am most of the time working in the office. I rarely walk or do anything strenuous. I drive home and whenever there are work meetings or work related functions in another location, the company insists that I be chauffeured there.

The company also provides sumptuous tasty lunches and delicious snacks for coffee breaks. I love the food at the office and I have sizeable servings. I eat enough at the office such that I do not have to cook dinner at home. I cannot remember the last time I used my rice cooker. The kitchen appliance I use most is the blender which I use to make smoothies which is all I have most evenings.

Despite not having dinner, it is evident that the lunches and the snacks in between coupled with lack of exercise have led to my weight gain. I have to reconsider my lifestyle if I am to stop this weight gain and go back to my pretty slim figure.

Food and Lifestyle Choices for Those Who Work in Shifts

In a highly modern job market and the use of emerging technologies, the usual understanding of work hours changes dramatically. What was once considered as the regular working hours of 7AM to 6PM is no longer the standard and most popular. Today, the new normal is to find professionals who work beyond the traditional working hours. What is more popular today is a shift work, or those that work beyond the usual 7AM to 6PM schedule. Shift work is popular in the service industry, particularly those who work in hospitals and clinics. By working at night, a person is presented with convenience, more work opportunities and less stress associated with traffic and meetings. But shift work, especially in the health care industry has its own set of problems as well. Because the schedule tends to vary, it can upset the internal clock of the body, thus affecting the quality of sleep and the nutrition that is enjoyed by the body. For example, occupational health nurses who work late nights to early mornings are prone to a change in appetite, weight loss (or weight gain) and high blood pressure. But all these can be avoided if you eat the right foods, and keep an active lifestyle.

Eat a Full Meal Before Going to Work

If you are working the night shift in the hospital, then it pays to eat your full meal before reporting for work. This should provide you with the energy to start your working day right. But this is not enough to sustain your energy for the next 8 or 9 hours of work.  To sustain your energy throughout the working schedule, you may want to eat small meals and healthy snacks at work. You can prepare healthy food and snacks that you can eat at your desk or table.

Healthy and Light Snacks to Prepare

There are a number of healthy and light snacks that you can prepare and eat on your desk. For example, you can prepare whole wheat crackers with peanut butter. This is a loaded light snack that can provide you with the calories and fiber. You also can’t go wrong with a variety of fruits as snack items. Some of the popular fruit items that are often brought to work include apples, bananas and pears. Make sure to bring a variety of fruits every week.

It is also best to stay hydrated for the rest of the shift. Drink the required amount of water, and limit caffeine intake. Although coffee can keep you active all night, remember that it should be taken in moderation.

Finally, it pays to adopt an active lifestyle. You can include a few basic exercises in your daily routine. This should not be a problem if you are wearing durable nursing shoes. Even during your ‘lunch break’, you can find time to stretch and relax your body. You can also sign up for gym membership in your area, and you can work out a few hours during your free day. All these steps can keep you healthy even if you are faced with work-related pressure at work.