2021 is almost behind us. With the holidays drawing to a close in mere weeks, we're scrambling to nail down our New Year's resolutions before Christmas has come and gone.
After nearly three years at home, sheltering in place, there's definitely room to improve when it comes to the states of our health. Our main goal: to emerge from our couch potato chrysalis and become the epitome of health and fitness. If you, too, are looking for a change, we've got plenty of smart health tech recommendations to aid you in your journey.
How to Prepare for New Year: New You, New Tech
The best technology enhances all of the aspects of life that make it worth living. Some of our favorite smart health tech hones in on lifestyle: helping the user incorporate fitness into their routine, for example.
These three essentials in health tech are all guaranteed to help you get your life in order once the New Year rolls around. If you've got promises to keep and resolutions to uphold, you might be interested in what all of the following have to offer.
1. Invest in a Smartwatch
Smartwatches are not only stylish—they're incredibly useful when monitoring your own health and fitness.
Some of the health-centric features that many popular smartwatches have to offer include:
- 24/7 heart rate monitoring
- Step counters
- Sleep pattern trackers
- Blood oxygen saturation levels, useful for high-intensity training
- Mensuration features for women
Some smartwatch companies like Garmin even go so far as to gamify fitness—they're the perfect stocking stuffer for kids who love to explore the world through their tech. These wearables get the whole family moving, and you'll all have a great time doing it.
2. Build a Home Gym
Under COVID's unending reign of terror, many of us have taken advantage of this convenient excuse to stay home from the gym. Now, we're feeling the crunch, both in our waistlines and in our energy levels daily.
Getting fit at home doesn't have to be all ab-rollers and crunches. Building the ultimate home gym is one solution that puts fitness right into your lap, and you can choose to bring home only what you love to use.
Smart exercise bikes like the Echelon Smart Connect EX3 are one way to get your cycling fix in this winter. For those who live to play, virtual reality headsets are a great way to dive right into a number of awesome cardio, kickboxing, Pilates, and aerobic VR routines, all while staying fully engaged and in the heat of the moment.
3. Eat Better
Eating well is one of the most effective long-term strategies when working toward a healthier lifestyle.
Smart kitchen tech like dehydrators and air fryers (including this hot little number from the Bella Pro series) assist you in your battle against the bulge by allowing you to craft delicious, satisfying, and low-calorie meals without the fuss and hassle.
If you love smoothies for breakfast or after a workout, a smart blender will be an experience unlike any other. Many brands offer an intelligent blend as well as speed ramping, ensuring that every iota has been masticated to perfection. You can even grow your own greens with an AeroGarden hutch, compact enough for even the coziest studio apartment.
Smart Health Tech: A One-Way Ticket to Your Best Life Yet
We love smart fitness tech because it makes getting fit easy and fun. When your home is fully equipped for a healthier lifestyle, making the right choice almost becomes more convenient than hitting the drive-thru when there's nothing better around to eat. Forget about suffering in the cold—your morning jog now takes place right from the comfort of home.
If you've got it all at your fingertips, the excuses melt away into nothing. Get up, fuel up, hop on, and sweat it out with us this New Year. No excuses.