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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
731 W Skippack Pike  Blue Bell  PA 19422
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How Can Smart Appliances Save Me Time?

June 15, 2016 2:21 am

Do you have enough hours in the day? We bet most of you wish you had more!

While connected appliances can’t make a day longer, they can help recapture more of your time. In fact, one recent study showed connected appliances save a typical household 100 hours a year.

According to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), these time savings can be sourced from several areas. If you’ll be away from home for a while, for example, connectivity ensures your appliances stay in working order while you’re gone. Should an appliance need repair, connectivity revolutionizes the process—manufacturers are already developing features in which repair technicians remotely identify problems and, in some cases, remotely repair them.

Day-to-day, a connected dishwasher, for instance, could “learn” when you typically wash dishes and begin washing them automatically. Clothes washers, in another instance, can give you guidance when it comes to cleaning a certain type of garment, saving you time spent researching.

What’s more, connected appliances have the potential—with the Smart Grid—to drive energy cost savings and improve the environment, automatically reducing energy use based on users' preferences, or allowing users to access renewable energy when available.

Want to learn more? Download AHAM’s white paper, Home Appliance Connectivity: Limitless Potential (www.aham.org/industry/ht/d/Join/pid/84076), for an introduction to the possibilities connected home appliances hold, as well as what manufacturers are doing to keep them safe and secure.

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Tips to Fuel Your Day the Healthy Way

June 14, 2016 2:21 am

(Family Features)—When it comes to bettering your health, everyday lifestyle changes can be powerful. Take a cue from Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin and cohorts Zack Test and Carlin Isles, who rely on basic nutrition and fitness principles to fuel their days the healthy way:

Eat Breakfast – Start your day right with a nutritious meal, such as a hard-boiled egg and steel-cut oatmeal topped with fruit and almonds. Prepare your breakfast the night before to eliminate excuses come morning.

Drink Water – Drinking more water daily is one of the best ways to stay fit. Aim for at least two cups of water two hours before physical activity, one or two cups 15 minutes before exercise, and a half-cup or one cup every 15 minutes during.

Snack – Don’t forgo nutrition when hunger pangs hit. Be prepared to fuel up while on-the-go (or after a workout) with portable, nutrient-rich snacks, such as fruits, vegetables, dark chocolate or herbal tea.

Most importantly, take the time to recover after workouts. Allowing your body time to heal will not only stave off injury, but also build energy for your next bout of physical activity.
 
Source: Family Features Editorial Syndicate

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