Zona Plus: The Revolutionary Cardiovascular Conditioning Device

Zona Plus: The Revolutionary Cardiovascular Conditioning Device

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Over 50 years ago, the U.S. Air Force discovered a breakthrough that kept their pilots conscious during high gravitational flights.

Later on, Dr. Wiley evolved this isometric discovery into a computer-controlled handgrip to mimic all the benefits of the Airforce’s discovery. He unlocked the power of Isometric Exercises and developed it into a simple and fun 12-minute workout that is now called the Zona Plus!

Welcome in, the Zona Plus, a revolutionary cardiovascular conditioning device that fits in the palm of your hand.

Cardiovascular conditioning.

Using a series of visual and auditory cues, the Zona Plus guides you through an entire isometric exercise session in just 12 minutes. After each session, the Zona Plus provides feedback on your performance and stores this data for over a year. And now with Heads Up and Zona integration, tracking your progress against other metrics like blood pressure, has never been easier!

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The new zona plus even customizes itself for each user, individually matching itself to your unique “Maximum voluntary contraction” mode. It’s ideal for those who want to get in shape, but don’t have the time. It is also perfect for those struggling with joint pain, as there is no impact on the joints. 

Benefits Of The Zona Plus

Zona Plus Increases Overall Cardiovascular Fitness

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Decades of research link isometric exercise to improved cardiac autonomic and muscle vasodilatory responses. * Increases Muscle Stability and Grip Strength. Isometric exercise has been shown to offer a number of benefits, including improved cardiac autonomic and muscle vasodilatory responses. 

Maximized Muscle Tension Time With Zona Plus

The most important variable in strength training isn’t load, or reps — it’s how much time under tension you can cram into a workout. Maximized muscle tension time has been shown to be beneficial for a variety of different populations. This type of training has been shown to improve muscular endurance, strength, and power. Additionally, it has been shown to help reduce the risk of injury and improve recovery from exercise. Maximized muscle tension time may also be beneficial for those who are trying to lose weight, as it can help to increase the number of calories burned during exercise. Finally, this type of training can help to improve athletic performance, making it ideal for athletes who are looking to improve their game.

Increased Nitric Oxide With Zona Plus

Isometric contraction induces the Ca2+-independent activation of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase. Increased nitric oxide levels have a plethora of benefits, such as increased blood flow and circulation, reduced inflammation, improved cognitive performance, increased endurance and peak performance, reduced risk of cancer, and improved cardiovascular fitness. This means more oxygen and nutrients are delivered to the muscles, which can lead to increased strength and endurance. Additionally, it can help to reduce recovery time after a workout. Finally, nitric oxide has been shown to be an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction.

Zona Helps Improve Muscle Stability & Reduce Injuries

Additionally, isometric exercise can help to increase muscle stability and grip strength. By maximizing muscle tension time, isometric exercise can also help to reduce the risk of injury. 

Reducing Stress & Anxiety

Finally, isometric exercise has been shown to improve mental health outcomes by reducing stress and anxiety.

Difference Between Isometric & Concentric Workouts

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What is isometric exercise?

“Isometric” is the Latin word literally meaning “equal measurement.” As this relates to exercise, isometric exercise is the type of muscle contraction in which the muscle is tensed and working, but not actively shortening or lengthening (with no joint movement).

Comparatively, concentric contractions are the type of contractions in which a muscle, or muscle group, is shortening (such as the abdominal muscles during a sit-up) and eccentric contractions are the type of contractions in which a muscle, or muscle group, is lengthening (such as in the relaxation of the sit up motion).

While all types of muscle contractions are important for overall muscle function and development, isometric exercise has unique benefits.

Isometric Exercise Benefits

Improved Overall Cardiovascular Fitness* – Decades of research link isometric exercise to improved cardiac autonomic and muscle vasodilatory responses. These effects result in better blood pressure regulation and increased blood flow to working muscles. Additionally, isometric exercise has been shown to improve VO2 max (a measure of maximal oxygen uptake or the amount of oxygen your body can utilize during exercise).*

Increased Muscle Stability and Grip Strength – The Zona Plus can help increase overall cardiovascular fitness, muscle stability, and grip strength. So if you’re looking for a revolutionary new way

While all forms of exercise provide benefits, isometric exercise is unique in the benefits it provides. Isometric exercise is also ideal for people who suffer from chronic joint pain.

The Zona Plus can help increase overall cardiovascular fitness, muscle stability, and grip strength. So if you’re looking for a revolutionary new way to condition your cardiovascular system, then look no further than the Zona Plus.

Isometric exercise has been shown to provide a number of benefits, including:

  • Improved cardiovascular fitness*
  • Increased muscle stability and grip strength
  • Maximized muscle tension time
  • Increased nitric oxide production
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Improve Your Cardiovascular Health With Zona Plus

The Zona Plus is a unique device that allows you to get all the benefits of isometric exercise in just 12 minutes. It is perfect for those who want to get in shape, but don’t have the time. It is also perfect for those struggling with joint pain, as there is no impact on the joints. The Zona Plus is the perfect solution for your fitness needs!

The Zona Plus can help increase overall cardiovascular fitness, muscle stability, grip strength, and more. So, if you’re looking for a revolutionary new way to condition your cardiovascular system and see the results, then check out the Zona Plus with Heads Up.

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Major release: Signals – Customized Reporting for Tracking Outcomes

Major release: Signals – Customized Reporting for Tracking Outcomes

Health Data used to be a major challenge for Health Practitioners, especially when looking at multiple patients, cohorts, or entire patient populations.

The sheer volume of data and lack of helpful tools made it nearly impossible for practitioners to accurately analyze the data just to make informed decisions.

Fortunately, now health professionals have access to new efficient solutions that can help them easily distinguish between useful signal-based insights and unnecessary noise so they are empowered with actionable knowledge quickly – regardless if you’re assessing one individual client, an entire group cohort, or your whole patient population!

Welcome to your new health data toolset for 2023  

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We are pleased to announce the release of “Signals”, our new reporting module for tracking outcomes across your practice. 

Signals lets you define the exact outcomes you are looking for inside your client data set and delivers the data in curated reports specific to your needs. 

Here’s a few examples of what’s possible with Signals:

  • Adherence
    • Ensure clients are performing the actions needed as part of their program
    • Example:
      • Show all patients/clients who have not weighed in for more than <3> days.
  • Out-of-range
    • Identify clients whose values have gone out of normal range
    • Example:
      • Show all clients with blood glucose readings >180 mg/dL over the past week
  • Connectivity
    • Easily track device and lab connection status across all clients
    • Example:
      • Show Oura ring connection status for all clients
  • Cohort analysis
    • Track outcomes across any cohort of clients
    • Example:
      • Show the average Hba1c improvement across all Type 2 Diabetes clients over the past six months
  • Leaderboards
    • Create fun and engaging health challenges for your clients with optional incentives
    • Example:
      • Show a “Steps” leaderboard for all clients in the practice
  • Symptom tracker
    • Allow clients to self-report common symptoms
    • Example:
      • Show me all clients on Semaglutide who reported nausea symptoms 
  • Algorithm development
    • Custom algorithms to look for trends across one or more data sources
    • Example:
      • Show all clients with Vitamin D3 levels <30 ng/mL AND baseline Oura HRV  <20ms
  • Create your own
    • Our team can create custom reports to capture any signals you are looking for 

Tedious, time consuming and otherwise complex data analysis tasks can now be automated and reported in seconds saving valuable clinical time in the practice.

Signals pulls everything together, giving you access to multiple channels of health data that are already algorithmically computed, filtered, and reports ready. Providing you with pure signal and zero noise in seconds; improving Health Intelligence. 

Login to Heads Up and play with Signals now or sign up for a free starter account.

Heads Up is committed to giving health professionals cutting-edge tools that drastically reduce manual data management costs while providing powerful information needed to do their job well and stand out from the crowd. 

Remotely track vital signs, symptoms, outcomes, run studies, validate treatments, quickly see who is out of range, provide protocols at scale, and so much more.

Heads Up + Signals is the industry’s first multi-dimensional health intelligence software.

Signals is a resource-intense system because it works over millions of unique data points across hundreds of sources. It’s costly from a digital computation and management standpoint, but incredibly cheap compared to manual data management approaches that were being used before. 

Fortunately for health professionals, the cost savings of running Signals opens up new levels of health intelligence with more efficiency and speed. 

This is why we believe every health professional should experience the magic of Signals. 

So, we built out a set of Free Signals Reports you can run right now! 

Assessment Results

  • Daily Wellness Assessment

Exportable Datasets

  • Sensor Reading Blood Glucose Data

Health Tracking

  • Symptom Tracker

Leaderboards

  • Nocturnal HRV – Group Dashboard
  • Weight – Group Dashboard
  • AM Readiness – Group Dashboard
  • Steps – Group Dashboard
  • Calories Burned – Group Dashboard
  • Blood Glucose – Group Dashboard
  • Vitamin D3 – Group Dashboard

Patient compliance

  • Weight Compliance

Remote Patient Monitoring

  • RPM Billing Data

System reports

  • Device Connections

Sign in here and enjoy your new year’s gift or if you don’t have an account, register here for your Free Health Practitioner account and start using the new Signals features today! 

With Gratitude,

Heads Up 

Want a custom Signals Report? 
Heads Up can custom-build you just about anything you want. Reply back to this email and let us know what you are looking for and we will scope out your project, build out the code, and deploy it for you to use. 

NEW Heads Up Mobile App For iOS

NEW Heads Up Mobile App For iOS

Heads Up has invested over a million dollars into developing the new mobile app and we have completely rewritten the app from the ground up with the powerful native base code called Swift.

And today, we have officially released the new Heads Up iOS app for apple iPhones and iPads!!!

Right now, you can download the latest version 5 here.

Apple iOS app version 5 is now live!

This mobile app has been a labor of love and we are proud to finally share it with the world! 

The mobile app is a crucial part of our connected health platform. It allows users to track their health data, connect with their care team, and access information and resources on the go. It will even help people take control of their health, see the impact their lifestyle has on them and improve their outcomes like never before. 

What’s new?

  • Improved integrations with Garmin and Withings. We can now support all the advanced metrics from these devices.
  • New integration with Strava to track Relative Effort (aka Suffer Score)
  • New list view for the dashboard metrics
  • Automatic dark/light mode based on the iOS settings
  • Improved messaging experience for users who are connected to their healthcare professionals

The latest version 5 of the app isn’t perfect yet, but the upgraded foundation has been engineered and implemented.

Right now, we still have some features to add in such as the photo food journal, messaging (now available!), fasting timer, and a couple integrations that are coming soon. If you use these features, don’t worry, they are still available on desktop and mobile browsers. (We will be adding these features in the next release.)

We have received wonderful feedback from early users and are looking forward to continuing improvement on the app based. If you have any suggestions, comments, or questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us and let us know.

The iOS app has come a long way and we are truly grateful for your support! 

A big shout out and thank you to our developers for making this dream come true. 

If your clients’ are using the mobile iOS 4 app, please send them a message to let them know they can upgrade! 

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Here’s the link to download the new Heads Up Health Mobile iOS 5 app right now

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Strava Integration – Relative Effort Score

Strava Integration – Relative Effort Score

One of our leading performance sports coaches Dr. Kevin Sprouse, from Podium Sports, requested we build an integration with Strava; one of the world’s most popular and leading running and cycling apps. 

Strava has many powerful features but the one Dr. Sprouse wanted was the infamous Relative Effort variable. 

What is Strava’s Relative Effort? 

Relative Effort measures how much cardiovascular work went into any activity that has heart rate data or Perceived Exertion

Why is it a powerful variable to measure? 

A short and hard workout can require just as much effort as a long and leisurely one.  Relative Effort makes it so you can compare the two! 

Going even farther, different activity types are weighted so that your efforts can be compared across sports, and your values are personalized to your own heart rate zones. Now giving you the ability to compare with other athletes.

If your clients both ran their hardest 10K effort, their Relative Efforts would be similar even if their finishing times are different. Similarly, if one client rode a bike as hard as they could for the same amount of time, their Relative Effort would be comparable.

Bringing this data point gives you a comparable variable to assess one of the most important factors in sports performance, effort. 

With Heads Up Professional, you can now import your clients Relative Effort variable from Strava to see how much effort they are putting in their training.

No more slackers or excuses!

With Heads Up, you can compare your athletes relative effort with their oura HRV and readiness, sleep metrics from oura, Garmin, Withings, Apple Health and dozens of more wearables and health apps.

Giving you context on performance like never before! 


Example: Our VP of wearables Chuck Hazzard uses Strava’s Relative Effort & Oura’s AM Readiness to see his effort and recovery scores, helping him tune his training for peak performance.

Chuck typically only runs one long run 18+ miles on weekends, but you can see the one exception to that where he ran a tough mountain run on Saturday followed by a half marathon at race pace (good to run on tired legs from time to time).

If you have Heads Up ‘Signals’, seeing your team cohort analysis is even more helpful. The signals feature will allow you to run effort challenges, see your teams performance variables stacked against each other. 

Create effort leaderboards. Identify team trends. Incentivize growth. 

If you can’t improve what you don’t measure, isn’t it time to measure team effort? 

On top of all this amazing technology, Heads Up Signals further unlocks the ability to create your own health and performance algorithms to run with your teams and clients. 

The Strava integration is just one piece of the performance puzzle. Heads Up helps you put all the pieces together to unlock peak performance, health, and longevity. 

Don’t just work harder, work smarter. 

Get the cutting edge technology to unlock performance insights that help your athletes become champions.

Want to try using Heads Up & Strava? Try it out here for free.

Pro Tip: Uploading Files Into Heads Up

Pro Tip: Uploading Files Into Heads Up

How To Upload Files Into Heads Up.

Staying organized is important for every business to stay efficient, effective, and operate smoothly. It’s even more important for health based businesses!

That’s why many of our power users at Heads Up love the client file repository. Keeping digital unstructured files organized, labeled, and easy to access makes client consultations is a breeze.

In the file repository, easily organize

  1. Images
  2. Lab Tests
  3. Meal Plans
  4. Exercise Regiment
  5. Health Protocols
  6. AND MORE!

Easy access to secured health documents by your organization and patients.

Heads Up – making your life easier and your patients healthier. 

To start uploading files, login to heads up health account and navigate to the client you want to upload files to, then click on files. 

If you don’t have a Heads Up account yet, sign up for a Free Sprout Plan to test it out. 

Let us know if you have any questions, comments, or compliments! 

DUTCH LAB Tests

DUTCH LAB Tests

DUTCH Lab Test

The D.U.T.C.H lab test is a Dried Urine Test For Comprehensive Hormones’.

It’s a premium full spectrum hormone test that performs better than saliva, serum, and 24 hour urine testing for a number of reasons. 

Precision Analytical’s DUTCH testing methods go through a rigorous validation process to verify accuracy, recovery, and linearity and are one of the most accurate & precise techniques available for testing.

Patients collect just four or five dried urine samples over a 24-hour period. Dried samples are stable for several weeks making them convenient to ship worldwide.

DUTCH testing was designed to be optimally effective for most forms of hormone replacement therapy. 

The best part, Heads Up supports DUTCH lab tests as part of the pdf import capability. 

So you can import the results and map them into Heads Up like a flash of lightning! 

You can start using this new feature by going here.

If you don’t already have a Heads Up account, create one here.

The How-to

First Things First

Sign in to the app and head over to the Clients page.

Importing the PDF

Step 1: Hover over the click icon image just to the left of the client’s name and click the check box. This will activate the Select an action dropdown at the top of the Clients table.

From the Select an action dropdown, choose Import Data:

Step 2: From the Select Item to Import popup, use the Select Item dropdown to choose the PDF you’d like to import:

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Select the PDF:

And click Import:

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Step 3: Drag the PDF file into the Upload Your File field or use the Browse button to select the PDF from your computer:

And click Upload:

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Success! Assuming everything went as planned, you should see a Success message slide down.

Reviewing the Data

Let’s review the newly uploaded PDF data. From the Clients table, click the View button to the right of the client’s name:

The data will be stored on the Lab Results in an easy-to-read table, with each test populating its own column organized by date in descending order from left to right:

Filter the Results

The Filter feature allows you to isolate particular categories of readings to make it even easier to find what you’re looking for:

Exporting the Data

You can export the data to either CSV or PDF.

You can filter which types of data you’d like exported by using the Filter feature (optional), click the checkbox to the left of the date for the results you’d like exported, and click the Export dropdown to choose CSV or PDF:

Adding Biomarkers to the Dashboard

Sometimes you may want to show a particular biomarker on the dashboard.

To add Biomarkers to the Dashboard, click the title of the Biomarker and click the checkbox, Show on dashboard and click OK:

Now that you know how to Import the Dutch Lab test, login to your Heads Up account and start unlocking all this powerful health data.