Make Your Run More Exciting with Nike + and Zombies, Run!

Nike + can revolutionize your workout by letting you monitor your stats while running: heart rate, pace, distance, time, and calories burned. It works through a shoe sensor transmits data to your iPod or Nike + watch for easy visibility. But it’s more than just a sensor. You upload your stats to your Nike + online account and can track your history. Nike + will help you design workouts according to your personal fitness goals. …

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Take a quiz to change

In their book Nudge, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein talk about priming the subliminal Automatic System of your brain with subtle hints, as a way of preconditioning your mind to perform certain actions. We’ve applied this trick with our DietBet Survey, which will improve your chances of winning your DietBet simply by filling it out! Believe it or not, research shows that surveys can influence your behavior. For example, researchers found that if you ask …

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Get a Personal Trainer

Not only will a personal trainer show you the way from the locker room to the elliptical, they’ll design a training program suited to your goals.  Personal trainers add variety to your workout routine and will get you into the gym even when you don’t feel like it. Jennifer Lopez doesn’t work out alone, so why should you? Well, yes, J. Lo is rich and famous but surprisingly, a personal trainer doesn’t cost as much …

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Pre-Spend Your DietBet Winnings

If the prospect of a few extra bucks in your bank account isn’t exactly quieting those growling hunger pains, try the prospect of that sweet bathing suit you’ve been eyeing (which you’re going to look amazing in after you win, by the way). You know that thing you really wanted to buy last time you were out shopping but talked yourself out of it? Now’s the time to ignore that voice in your head and …

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Learn What You Burn

DietBet is a competition with others, but it’s really against the scale. Sure it would be great to be the lone winner and take the whole pot for yourself … but first you have to cross the finish line. So for now, let’s ignore the competition and focus on you. More specifically, let’s focus on your body. It’s never been easier. FitBit is a thingy you wear that tracks motion. It has a 3-axis accelerometer …

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