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The fitness craze is a multibillion dollar industry. People are more concerned than ever about staying fit, watching their weight and leading a healthy lifestyle. Nonetheless, there are times when this need conflicts with other aspects of a persons life. Jobs, children, errands, even friends and personal activities can all take away from the time that an individual would normally use to workout. Fortunately, the world of high tech understands these dilemmas and is working hard to help people to be able to work out in more places, and to exercise more efficiently.

It used to be that if you wanted many of the high tech options such as heart monitors, interval timers and calorie counters, you would have to do your workout in a specialized facility. However, with many of the options on the market today, you can now use these electronic gadgets to work out almost anywhere.

You do not have to squeeze time in your busy day to drive to the gym. Instead, you can go for a quick walk or run first thing in the morning and use a portable heart monitor. You can grab your special interval lap counter and run laps at the local track or anywhere else you would like to go. In fact, you can even combine your fitness efforts with taking the dog for a walk and still be able to keep track of the number of calories that your body is burning.

With the time constraints that most of us face, it is very important that we make the most out of the time that we have available for fitness activities. By using many of the high tech electronics now available, you will be able to monitor exactly how many calories you are burning and how fast your heart is beating. By knowing these factors, you can then determine which exercises are giving you the best workout.

Any good fitness trainer will tell you that it is important to work out smarter and more efficiently than more often. If you do not have an accurate account of these activities, all your efforts may be for not. If you are trying to get a cardio workout, you have to get your heart beating at a certain rate, but if you have no idea of what your heart rate is, you may be working out for little in return, or worse, you may be over exerting yourself.

Make the most of the time that you have to exercise. Incorporate the world of fitness with the world of high tech electronics to get the optimum physical work out.

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Hoosier Lottery and Ivy Tech Community College announce New Course Offering

Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) February 28, 2015

The Hoosier Lottery and Ivy Tech Community College today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with the goal of providing a free resource to adult Hoosiers seeking to increase their financial literacy.

The Hoosier Lottery and Ivy Tech are together launching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), an educational experience using vignettes and interactive test questions to provide guidelines for Hoosiers on basic financial skills. The MOOC’s content and benefits are initially being promoted to Hoosier Lottery winners and Ivy Tech students statewide, but the course is free and available to access by all adults throughout the State of Indiana by visiting http://www.LearnFinancialLiteracy.com.

Participants may learn various aspects of financial literacy and money management through four modules, ranging from budgeting money and managing credit to paying off debt and planning for retirement.

“I am pleased the Hoosier Lottery and Ivy Tech now offer this financial tool to Lottery winners, Ivy Tech students and adults throughout the State,” said Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah Taylor. “We support responsible lottery play and encourage winners to seek counsel from a trusted financial professional or attorney before making decisions on how to manage their windfall.”

“Our financial investment to assist in the production of the MOOC exemplifies GTECH Indiana’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, which is a pillar of the Lottery’s annual business plan,” said GTECH Indiana COO & General Manager Colin Hadden.

“Partnering with the Hoosier Lottery to provide Ivy Tech students with a free resource on financial literacy is a win for our students,” said Ivy Tech Provost and Senior Vice President Dr. Mary Ostrye. “I am confident participants seeking to understand the basics of financial literacy will find the content useful upon completion of the course.”

February is a fitting month to make the financial literacy course available to Ivy Tech students, as thousands of students are in the process of applying for financial aid before the March 10 state deadline. More than 54 percent of Ivy Tech students receive financial assistance for their education through the form of federal Pell grants. As the recipients of financial aid, Ivy Tech aims to ensure students have the appropriate resources available to manage money and pay off debt should students obtain loans.

Interested Hoosiers can access the MOOC by visiting the following web address: http://www.LearnFinancialLiteracy.com. Participants who successfully complete the course receive a printable certificate.

The MOOC was produced by Indianapolis-based Creative Street Media Group, with financial literacy guidance from senior-level KeyBank officials. Financing to produce the MOOC was in part provided by GTECH Corp., the parent company to GTECH Indiana that works on behalf of the Hoosier Lottery in the areas of distribution, sales and marketing.

ABOUT THE HOOSIER LOTTERY:

Hoosier Lottery distributions benefit every county throughout Indiana. The Hoosier Lottery contributes $ 30 million to local police and firefighters’ pensions and $ 30 million to the Teachers’ Retirement Fund. In fiscal year 2013, the Hoosier Lottery contributed $ 164.5 million to the Build Indiana Fund. To learn more about the Hoosier Lottery, visit http://www.hoosierlottery.com/givingback. Download the official Hoosier Lottery app and follow on Facebook and Twitter. Hoosier Lottery logos are available online.

ABOUT IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE:

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

CONTACT: Courtney Arango, Hoosier Lottery, Public Information Officer

carango(at)hoosierlottery(dot)in(dot)gov

317-264-4898 (office)

317-653-0561 (cell)

Kelly Hauflaire, Ivy Tech Community College, Associate Vice President of Marketing & Communications

khauflaire(at)ivytech(dot)edu

317-917-5732 (office)

317-417-3582 (cell)







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Tech Can Add Years to Your Life: Lifelong Tech Summit Presented by Living in Digital Times at the 2015 International CES


New York, NY (PRWEB) December 30, 2014

The Lifelong Tech Summit, presented by Living in Digital Times at the 2015 International CES®, shows attendees the benefits of bringing technology to an aging population. Attendees will hear Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff in conversation with robots designed to care for us, learn about the latest technologies that aid in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease and be introduced to the investor community stressing the importance of 50-plus funding and ventures.

The conference takes place on January 6, 2015 in Las Vegas (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Venetian, Level 2, Bellini 2006).

How big is the senior market? The 50-plus community is responsible for over $ 7.1 trillion in annual economic spending, and it is estimated that the opportunity to serve this untapped market with health and wellness products or services will generate $ 30 billion in cumulative revenue over the next five years. This summit will help attendees discover the opportunities and challenges that innovators and developers need to understand when reaching this specialized market.

“This summit identifies technologies that are going to be paramount in the lives of our elders. As they get more tech savvy we need to be ready with innovations that will benefit and inspire them,” said Jill Gilbert, producer of the Lifelong Tech Summit. “We are even seeing the White House take notice, as they start to understand the hurdles that have been brought by the 21st century and the promise that new technologies can bring to the most deserving marketplace.”

Lifelong Tech Summit session highlights will include:

Will your robot care for you? A Conversation with Robots and their Creators: Don’t miss Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff as he asks creators and their robot comrades, SaviOne and NAO the Robot, the hard hitting questions about the future of robotics. Kavita Krishnaswamy will be Beamed in to join the conversation.

Alzheimer’s and Tech: An Unlikely Marriage: Alzheimer’s is a growing epidemic that shows no signs of stopping. Join leading experts and innovators in a discussion about utilizing technology to detect and help manage this debilitating disease.

Is Technology Smart Enough to Care for Us?: New York Times writer Eric Taub moderates a conversation between leading healthcare and tech representatives from Intel-GE Care Innovations, the VNA Health Group and Honeywell Life Care Solutions as they unveil the latest developments about how to bring technology to the home, promoting longer and healthier lives.

Designing Irresistible Tech: Kim Herman, president of ReSound, and Satoshi Sugie, co-founder and CEO of WHILL Inc., discuss how to design the most enticing tech for the boomer and senior markets.

5 Voices: A Can’t Miss Consumer Roundtable: Get a front row seat as Jeffrey Makowka, senior strategic advisor of thought leadership for AARP, leads Lifelong Tech’s first-ever consumer roundtable, as they divulge the insight that developers need to know about designing products for the 50-plus market.

2015: The Year of Funding it Forward: Funding the development of the most critical technologies for the 50-plus crowd has been overlooked! Join Jody Holtzman, senior vice president of thought leadership for AARP, and John Hopper, chief investment officer, Ziegler Link Age Longevity Fund LP, as they share their own funding plans and how aspiring entrepreneurs can tap into this market.

“With the rising costs of healthcare, the lack of appropriate housing alternatives for an aging population, transportation issues and the quickly rising ranks of retirees in the US, we face a challenge that technology can help answer,” said Robin Raskin, founder and president of Living in Digital Times. “The innovative products we’re seeing make both good sense and good business sense.”

For updates on the Lifelong Tech Summit, follow Lifelong Tech Summit on Twitter at @lifelongtech, “like” Lifelong Tech Summit on Facebook and follow the hashtag #LifelongTechCES.

About Living in Digital Times:

Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle. It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections. Living in Digital Times produces technology conferences, exhibits and events at the International CES and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals. Core brands include Digital Health Summit, Fitness Tech Summit, Lifelong Tech, Kids@Play Summit, Family Tech Summit, TransformingEDU, MommyTech TV, Wearables and FashionWare runway show, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, Battle of the Bands, and the KAPi Awards. The company also works with various foundations and manages the Appreneur Scholar awards program for budding mobile entrepreneurs. For more information, visit http://www.LivinginDigitalTimes.com and keep up with our latest news on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About CES:

The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $ 211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Follow CES online at CESweb.org and through social media: cesweb.org/social.

Media Contacts:

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