Everyday Upgrades: Fitness and French Roast

Sound Choices

Summer is as good a time as any to slowly become as active as you said you would be on New Years’ Eve, and if you’re in the market for a great new pair of workout headphones I recently received some as a gift that I’m starting to swear by.

Jaybird X3 Wireless Headphones offer a secure custom fit that is both sweat-proof and water resistant, giving you 8 hours of access to music and calls on the treadmill or on the trail. You can also customize an individual sound profile using the associated app…perfect for drowning out the little voice in your head that says “maybe tomorrow.”

Of course, if those are a little spendy for you–I get it, like I said, these were a gift–one of the cool kids at the office was telling me about these.

Air Bud wireless headphones may not have individually-tailored sound rendering or slick metallic-accented colorways like Jaybird’s “Sparta,” but they do have background noise cancellation and can be charged up to 10 times in the portable carrying case. For one easy payment of $19.99, I’d say that’s pretty darn solid.

The Coolest Cooler

Speaking of an investment in your lifestyle, isn’t it time you upgraded that cooler? Sure, red’s a fine color, and those molded can holders on the lid can almost hold a drink, but aren’t you a little tired of changing the ice in that big bucket every couple of hours?

Enter the Yeti. If you’ve never encountered one in person–you’d know if one of your friends had one, they’d tell you–the Yeti is visibly built to last from an ultra-rugged material and can keep your beverages ice-cold until the moment you’re ready to break the sweltering summer heat with a deluge of frosty refreshment.

Made to Order

Even after a few years of service, the Keurig remains one of my favorite everyday devices…the convenience of exotic coffee options on demand cannot be overstated, in my opinion. My absolute favorite blend is Peet’s French Roast, a sharp and smoky brew which I find delicious and indispensable when my eyes are glazing over from some mundane Monday task.

Better Lighting for better living

I’ve being reading a lot about better sleep and your Circadian Rhythms.  A friend of mine started a company called Ario Living which has a light that uses this known science to produce lighting for waking up in the morning. I’m about to start using it and they have offered a special discount for my readers. You can see the offer here.

The Last Word

Well, that’s about all we have time for early this Monday morning. Thanks as always for making a few moments for this engrossing edition of “Brad’s Blog!” Should be back in your inbox around the same time next week, but if you’re more accustomed to hearing from me on Tuesdays you could always shoot me an email. Here’s to a strong start in July!

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