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Track your health in Moleskine style

February 23, 2010 | 11:41 am

Listen up, rabid Moleskine fanatics: here's an incentive to stick to your New Year's resolutions -- the new Moleskine Wellness Journal.

Moleskinewellness_journal_2 Moleskine just introduced this journal, part of its "Passions" collection, with a focus on diet, exercise, goal-setting and overall health. The book, which measures about five inches by eight inches, includes tabbed sections such as "Personal Goals," "Exercise Log," "Diet," "General Health," "Games + Sport" and "Inspirations." Pages within each section are further detailed -- the "Exercise" portion, for example, has boxes to record actual exercises, the level of intensity, some general workout notes, and a way to note the weather -- great for runners or outdoor sport enthusiasts. Under "Diet" are columns to keep track of meals and snacks and their calories, and "General Health" allows for tracking of vitamins, herbs and medications, plus healthcare treatments. The trademark Moleskine accordion pocket is in the back, and it's filled with stickers to use in the journal, such as little sneaker icons and words like "amazing!"

Lots of empty pages leave space to write inspirational quotes, attach aspirational photos, make sketches, or whatever. There's a fun video on YouTube offering ideas for how to use the journal.

The cover may be a little tough for purist Moleskine fans to get used to -- the traditional flat black material has been replaced with a modern, subtle embossed design of people engaged various athletic activities. But not to worry -- the elastic band closure has not been messed with.

The Wellness Journal retails for about $20 and is available on Amazon.com now, and in Borders stores and online mid-March.

-- Jeannine Stein

Photo credit: Wellness Journal from Moleskine

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