From activity trackers to fitness apps and everything in between, there are plenty of ways that you can incorporate technology into your routine and develop healthier habits.
We compiled a list of some of our favorite health and fitness technology we’ve seen this year. See what you can include in your daily routine for a healthier 2018:
- Fitbit Alta HR
- Alta HR is the newest model of the Fitbit, and was named Fitness Tracker of the Year in the 2017 Wareable Tech Awards. Like most fitness trackers, the Fitbit tracks steps taken, calories burned, distance walked, and more. The Alta HR model also includes sleep tracking—calculating your deep, light, and REM sleep time—and even monitors your heart rate.
- Moov Now
- Moov Now is another wearable that monitors and tracks your exercise routines. But, unlike other fitness trackers, Moov also analyzes your movement—correcting your form, and helping you to improve stamina and prevent injuries. Moov Now is even waterproof, giving you the ability to measure and analyze your swimming exercises.
- Couch to 5K
- The Couch to 5K app is a training plan designed for beginning runners. Throughout the two-month program, Couch to 5K provides you with guided, 30-minute exercise plans to increase your stamina until you can run a 5K (3.1 miles) without stopping.
- Calm is a meditation app that contains guided relaxation exercises to help you get better sleep, manage stress, improve self-esteem, and more. With a Calm premium subscription, members also get access to helpful 7- and 21-day programs.
- The Fooducate app provides a useful rating system (A+, A, A-, etc.) for various foods based on their nutritional value. The healthier and less processed a food is, the higher the grade it will receive. You can scan a food’s barcode our look up a food by its name to see its rating. Fooducate can be a helpful tool when shopping for healthier alternatives at the grocery store.
This article first appeared in the December 2017 edition of the HealthPerks newsletter.