Firstbeat is sponsoring and attending the Lifestyle Medicine 2014 conference on October 19th-22nd 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Hotel in San Diego, CA, USA. The conference is an annual event organized by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) and this year’s theme is Treat the Cause: Evidence-Based Practice.

The conference features e.g. prominent keynote speakers, powerful new documentaries and networking with industry leaders. The conference is targeted for physicians, health care professionals, prominent leaders in lifestyle medicine, supporting organizations, press, politicians and leadership volunteers.

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Firstbeat's UK partner Optima-Life supported the wellness and health of NHS North West Ambulance Service using the Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment. How did the project affect the employees' recovery and productivity?

Watch the video to learn how Lifestyle Assessment helped the employees of the NHS North West Ambulance Service to perform and cope better at work as well as in everyday life. See also our other success stories.

“Employee health and well-being is absolutely crucial to the success of the NHS. Engaged, healthy and happy employees provide better, more compassionate care and are more caring for those who they serve”

Catherine Loftus,
Interim Deputy Director
NHS North West Leadership Academy

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The Garmin Forerunner product line extends as Garmin launches the new Forerunner 920XT multisport GPS watch with Firstbeat features inside.

The Forerunner 920XT watch records in-depth-metrics for swimming, cycling and running and tracks the user's daily activity. The 920XT is therefore ideal for training and racing for both beginners and advanced users.

Firstbeat features in Forerunner 920XT provide the user with concrete information on the the workout as well as fitness level of the user:

  • Training Effect: The effectiveness of your work-out visualized
  • VO2max Automated Fitness Test: Your actual progress after each applicable workout
  • Recovery Advisor: Recovery time recommendation after workout & recovery check during the first minutes of the exercise
  • Energy Expenditure: The calories burned during exercise
  • Automated Adaptation: Automated adaptation to the user’s fitness level and training history

In addition to the previous features, the 920XT contains a new Firstbeat feature enabling VO2max Fitness Test from cycling exercises, power pedals required.

Read more about the device and the Firstbeat features

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A Dream to Reality: Climbing Mount Everest

Johanna Gustafsson had been dreaming about climbing Mount Everest since she was a child. Many people dream about this adventure but for Johanna, it ended up being more than a dream. -    I need challenges in my life. Anything I … Continue reading 

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Good Recovery, Better Performance: Why to Monitor Recovery in Team Sports?

In autumn the new season has started or is about to start for many team sports. The tight game rhythm during the next 9 months sets huge challenges for teams and players to maintain optimal performance for the duration of … Continue reading 

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Life Is Too Short to Be Lived in a Rush

After a hot summer and the summer holiday season, it is time to head back to work and face our everyday routines and schedules. Fall is the time of new beginnings: The gyms are crowded with people rushing to get … Continue reading 

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