Your health is one of the most important facets of your life. Without it, there is a possibility you won’t be around to reap the benefits of a fast-paced lifestyle. Of course, busy people don’t exactly have the time to maintain their well-being. Let’s face it – other things are important. Entrepreneurs are trying to make a ton of money while parents are attempting to keep their kids safe. Whoever said always look after number one wasn’t realistic.
Letting your health wash away is a dangerous game, though. So, everyone, even the busiest of the busy, needs to take care of their fitness. Thankfully, it’s 2017, which means there is a piece of technology which can help. In fact, there are five pieces.
Here are the gadgets which will tech your health to another level.
Do you remember the time when people used to wear pedometers to track their steps? A FuelBand is a glorified pedometer with a handful of extra features for good measure. About the thickness of a bracelet, the band is full of accelerometers which track movement. Thanks to them, the band can store details on a range of activities, from steps taken to calories burned. In simple terms, it’s a watch (it tells the time) which monitors your activity on a daily basis. Hopefully, by tracking movement and calorie intake, the band will give you a kick up the backside. For those who are not Nike fans, a Fitbit or an Apple watch works in the same way.
Work hard, play hard, right? That’s the saying, yet lots of people work hard and forget to make time to play. The office is a vital part of any adult’s life, but there needs to be a balance. Working your body to death is not going to help with things such as stress levels and fatigue. You need to learn to take regular breaks, and Workrave is an app which can help. All you have to do is open the app as soon as you begin the day and wait for an alert. When it pops up on your phone or laptop, it means it’s time to stop for five minutes. It also tells you when to take longer breaks and when to pack up and go home. Eyeleo takes it one step further and focuses on relaxing the eyes.
Your health centers on your sleep patterns. Without the right amount of shuteye, the body can’t refresh after a hard day’s work. According to geeks around the world, the total amount should range from seven to nine hours a night. After you figure out you only get half of this, you also need to work out insomnia is harming your health. The good news is that Sleep Cycle can track your sleep patterns. Through the phone’s microphone, the app analyses sound and movements during the night. Depending on the state of sleep, it will gently rouse you from your slumber to ensure you get enough rest.
3 Series hearing Aids
There are five senses, yet not all of them work correctly. The one which seems to fade quicker than the rest is hearing. When the ears stop picking up vibrations in the air, it can impact your lifestyle. Try having a conversation with a person who is half deaf and you’ll understand. Of course, there is no reason to go deaf with a hearing aid. In the past, aids were chunky, clunky pieces of tech which looked horrible and needing fixing. Hearing aid repair was part of the game before the advent of new technology. Nowadays, the 3 Series version is sleek and slimline and hardly noticeable. Plus, it incorporates features which enhance the way you watch TV and listen to music. Oh, and it’s waterproof, too.
Strava is one of the leading apps for tracking physical activity. Whereas a Fitbit monitors small movements, Strava observes distance running and strenuous activity. Do you like to hit the gym or pound the pavement? No, but it’s a necessary evil. The Strava app will inform you of everything from split times to the overall calories burned. Also, thanks to the interactive element, you can gauge your times against other app users. As humans are competitive, there is nothing like scrolling the timesheets. Plus, it adds another element to your workout and keeps you motivated.
If you find your health hard to maintain, technology is the way forward.