Embrace+, a wearable tech bracelet, alerts users to smartphone notifications "through a combination of visual and tactile cues."
Anne Egros's insight:
Wearable Tech Bracelet :
I think it is an innovation that is designed to last. I am wearing my Nike+ Fuelband to track my daily exercise level and it does increase my motivation to beat my goals everyday. It is fun and I can sync it on my iphone and eventually share with Facebook friends. I think I can give some credit to this gadget for my recent weight loss (exercise+ healthy food= fitness)
For the smartphone bracelet, I am not thinking about getting emails or tweets alerts, we got enough with sounds and vibrations from our phone, but why not using this bracelet with apps for medical applications ? It could warn people before an epilepsy attack or detect your glucose and insulin levels, monitors your heart rate, all with non invasive sensors in your bracelet. A tool for the deaf ? A support for edely people to remind them to take their medications or send a SMS to a care giver if they fell on the floor for example ?
Do you know how to lose weight and stay fit during transitions ? Are you confused by contradicting information about dieting versus healthy eating ? Do you have difficulties to adapt to new food...
Anne Egros's insight:
Not all calories are created equal:
Fat: 1 gram = 9 calories
Alcohol:1 gram = 7 calories
Proteins1 gram = 4 calories
Carbohydrates: 1 gram = 4 calories
Fats are very dense in calories per gram and it is easily digested and stocked in your body fat mass. Proteins have half the amount of calories and need more energy to be absorbed and assimilated by the body. So decreasing fat and increasing proteins will make you burn more fat and reduce hunger
Depending on individuals you need to adjust the amount of each category of nutrients, but basically you need:
20- percent calories from lean proteins, so for 1500 calories = (1500x 0.2)/4= 75 grams of proteins
60 percent calories from complex, low-glycemic carbohydrates= (1500x 0.6)/4= 225 grams of carbs
20 percent calories from essential fats = (1500x.0.2)/9 = 33 grams of fats
If possible divide your total daily calorie allowance for maintaining or losing weight into 3 meals and 2 snacks. Breakfasts and lunches should contain the most carbohydrates for providing energy for your daily activities. Do not skip breakfasts or lunches, otherwise you will feel hungry with low energy and have a tendency to overeat later..
The new global mindset: driving innovation through diversity - Q&A: toward a third culture
Anne Egros's insight:
It’s great to be able to speak Spanish or French, but in a global world, business leaders must learn a new language: intercultural competency.
What is third culture ? It’s a kind of virtual space that opens up in any intercultural communication between two or more people, where one is trying to adapt to the other. Members of the non-dominant group usually adapt to the dominant one. But when the dominant group tries to adapt, you get a third culture — one that isn’t a hybrid but a distinct culture in its own right. Groups that develop a third culture are more likely to generate a “third solution” — not the one either would have reached on its own. That’s where you find the true value to the organization, whether it takes the form of innovation, enhanced problem-solving or some other improved outcome. The organization gets this value not just from being in contact with others who are different, but from undergoing a process that makes its people more interculturally competent.
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