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Re-Athelete AIR-C + HEAT Leg Massager

Whether you’re an athlete or just spend lots of time standing, your legs are bound to be sore at the end of the day. This therapeutic leg massager system uses a combination of air compression and heat to help relieve pain, increase blood flow, and decrease inflammation in your thighs, calves, and feet.

The Science of Pain

The Science of Pain

Few things in life are worse than suffering from severe pain. But as this clip from TED-Ed points out, our sense of pain can act in some truly mysterious ways, sometimes even triggering solely from thinking that we’ve been injured.

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The Zōk Relief Device

Those of us who suffer from migraines and other headaches are willing to try just about anything when the pain kicks in. The makers of the Zōk say their device provides relief by stimulating the tympanic membrane and various nerves, quickly relieving pressure and tension. Save 42% in The Awesomer Shop.

Oakley MSK3 Face Mask

Oakley MSK3 Face Mask

Wearing a face mask with eyeglasses can be a pain. They rarely sit properly, and their lenses often fog up. Oakley’s spendy but innovative mask solves these problems with an eyewear channel, and a form-fitting silicone outer gasket for a tight seal. The mask takes replaceable filters, including N95 and dust/particle versions.

IGGI Portion Control Bowl

IGGI Portion Control Bowl

An essential part of weight loss and healthy living is portion control. The wooden IGGI bowl helps you manage portion sizes in two ways: by tricking your brain into thinking there’s more food in the bowl than there is, and by dividing up items into well-balanced portions. It’s designed to make meals between 400 and 600 calories.

SPADE Smart Ear Wax Remover

Ear wax is gross. And trying to clean it with cotton swabs generally pushes it further in. The SPADE ear cleaning tool scoops out the nasty stuff, and has a tiny camera and LED lights at its tip so you can safely guide it into your ear with a view on your smartphone. Save an extra $13 at checkout with code CLEAN13.

Square Breathing

Square Breathing

TheCrafsMan SteadyCraftin is known as much for his soothing voice as he is for his crafting skills. He also posted a short video to help you manage your anxiety through a simple and methodical breathing technique. Memorize and use it any time you’re feeling stressed. (Thanks Rob!)

If You Only Ate Sugar

If You Only Ate Sugar

Even if you have a serious sweet tooth, you can’t really subsist on sugar. What If explores what might happen to your body and mind if you tried to survive for a month, dining entirely on sugar. While sugar provides energy, the lack of protein and other nutritional essentials would almost certainly do you in.

The Most Painful Things

The Most Painful Things

If you think that hangnail you got pulling off your socks hurt, The Infographics Show is here to remind us of some of the more painful sensations that humans can endure. The thought that the worse the burn, the less it hurts gives us no comfort.

Why You Never Want to Swallow a Toothpick

Why You Never Want to Swallow a Toothpick

You would think swallowing a wooden toothpick by accident might be uncomfortable. As Brew explains, that sliver of sharpened wood can be far more devastating to your body than you might have thought. At best, it can cause chronic pain, and at worst, you’re looking at a blood infection and organ damage.

Super Slow-mo Talking, Coughing, and Sneezing

Super Slow-mo Talking, Coughing, and Sneezing

If you still have any doubts about the benefits of wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, this video from The Slow-Mo Guys and special guest Dr. Anthony Fauci should set you straight. The number of droplets that go flying when speaking without a mask on is particularly illuminating.

Amazon Halo Band

Amazon Halo Band

Rather than focusing strictly on activity, Amazon’s Halo smart band works with a mobile app to also measure sleep trends, body composition, and even the tone of your voice to monitor your expression. It requires a subscription at $3.99 per month but includes 6 mo. free. A variety of optional bands are also available.

Fusion X Heated Massage Gun

Work out muscle kinks with this cordless percussion massage gun. It offers five different speed settings (from 1600 to 3200 percussions per minute) and comes with five massage heads (including a heated one) to target aches and pains, improve blood flow, and break up knots. Use code FUSION20 at checkout for an extra $20 off.

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AURA Band Fitness Tracker

Other fitness trackers simply track steps and movement, but the AURA band can also measure your body composition, using bioimpedance sensor tech. It can provide data on fat, muscle, and bone percentages, as well as help to track hydration, and they more typical calorie, step, and heart rate data.

Spirgrips Plus

Spirgrips Plus

Developed by a physical therapist and bike enthusiast, these unique handlebar grips are designed to improve ergonomics and comfort by rotating your hands into a more natural position when riding. They also help to reduce vibrations. Available in composite or carbon fiber materials.

STOGO All-Day Antimicrobial Gloves

These days, it’s more important than ever to keep your hands clean and avoid contact with surfaces that others might have touched. STOGO’s all-day gloves not only protect your hands, their fabric kills 99% of bacteria and germs in less than 2 hours. They also have conductive index and thumb tips for touchscreen devices.

The Mask Shooter

The Mask Shooter

Despite the science that proves that wearing masks can dramatically reduce transmission of COVID-19 and other illnesses, some people are still refusing to wear them. To solve this problem, engineer Allen Pan decided to build a device that can pneumatically launch a mask onto someone else’s face from a distance.

What If We Didn’t Need Sleep

What If We Didn’t Need Sleep

We’ve pulled our share of all-nighters over the years, but have drawn the line somewhere around 36 hours without sleep. But the What If channel explores what life might be like if sleep weren’t a necessity for our brains and bodies. It turns out having all that extra time would have sweeping implications, both good and bad.

FlexEx Hand Exercisers

Keep your digits from cramping up with these flexible resistance bands that slip around your fingers. Each pack comes with bands in three resistance levels to help improve finger, hand, and forearm strength and flexibility. Save 33% on a 3-pack (9 exercisers) in The Awesomer Shop.

Hide-a-Mask

Hide-a-Mask

This smartly-designed wearable conceals a fabric face mask inside of the brim of a baseball cap, keeping personal protection at the ready for when you need it, and hiding it away when not in use. The face mask pulls around your chin to keep it in place, and is removable for hand-washing.

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Shiatsu Massage Pillow

Tekjoy’s massage pillow can be placed around your neck, shoulders, back, or legs, and uses eight moving heads to knead your sore spots and knots. It offers multiple intensity levels and massage patterns, as well as heat. Its velcro straps help keep it in place hands-free while your sit and relax. Save 35% in The Awesomer Shop.

Infrared Thermometer Deal

It’s more critical than ever to keep tabs on your temperature. This gun-style infrared thermometer lets you check temperatures without any contact, increasing safety, and allowing for quick readings of multiple people. Takes accurate readings in under 1 second in either Fahrenheit or Celsius. Save 53% in The Awesomer Shop.

Face Masks from EDC Makers

Face Masks from EDC Makers

Until there’s a vaccine for COVID-19, it’s critical that we wear our masks when we’re around other people. Everyday Carry rounded up a dozen fabric masks created by gear makers, each representing a substantial upgrade over those paper surgical masks, and many contributing to relief efforts as part of your purchase.

iBodyFit Diet & Workout Plans

iBodyFit is the world’s largest fitness website. With this Premium pass, you’ll get lifetime access to 400 workouts, 40 diet plans, VIP support and trainer feedback. There are specific plans targeting your fitness and health needs, the ability to generate custom grocery lists, and more. Save 89% in The Awesomer Shop.

MyMedic Recon First Aid Kit

This mid-sized pack comes loaded with dozens of useful first aid supplies which can help save lives in the right hands. The kit includes bandages, ointments, splints, wraps, medication, gloves, shears, a digital thermometer, survival blanket, and many more useful emergency items. Full list here. LifeStraw shown, but not included.

Oura Airmask

Oura Airmask

Oura’s premium face mask is designed to offer a higher level of protection than cheap ones. It’s made with self-sterilizing antimicrobial fabric, and has been lab tested to provide surgical mask level filtration. It also has a small pouch where an N95 filter can be placed for added protection. Also available in kid’s sizes.

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