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Depending on what you are looking to monitor, there are many products to monitor your health. There are sleep tracking mats if you are finding that you are struggling with sleep that sends information to your phone to monitor your patterns at night. Fitbit’s have an array of variations of their product, some moment or your heart rate, sleep patterns, and track your amount of steps. Our phones even are equipped with basic health tracking apps, but for more accurate readings, additional devices are necessary.
There has been extensive research into how gadgets and technology are affecting our health. Physically, when on gadgets our body tends to slump into the couch or our beds, causing more back and neck pain, strain in our shoulders, and bad posture all around. Straining our eyes at such brightly lit gadgets can cause eye strain and overuse of the wrists can cause carpal tunnel. Our physical health can take quite a hit with excessive use of these devices and gadgets, however, in moderation gadgets are great tools. They can advance our minds, increase our knowledge, and they can also give kids and yourself some fun with different kinds of video games.
There are many health apps optimized for different parts of your health. Depending on what you are looking for is what is going to be the best app for you. If you want the best app for your mental health, apps like Fabulous: Self Care help with motivation towards a healthier lifestyle and Moodpath is an app that helps you assess your mental health trends with Anxiety and Depression. If you are wanting to watch your eating, apps like MyFitnessPal and Lifesum: Diet & Macro Tracker are great tools to watch your calorie intake. If you can’t get to a gym and need a quick workout, apps like 8fit and Fitbit Coach are great app additions to your smartphone to help you with your health.