If you worry that you’re not getting enough exercise on a regular basis, you’re in good company. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only one in five adults actually meet the recommended physical activity guidelines. That means 80 percent of us just aren’t meeting both the aerobic and muscle strengthening components of the federal government’s physical activity recommendations.
The good news is it’s easier than ever to meet your health and fitness goals with the right motivation, mindset and products in place. Here’s a look at where to start and how to make simple steps to improve your health.
Improve your health journey and keep your home looking fresh and modern at the same time with a Himalayan salt lamp. Although there are claims that they release a small number of negative ions that can help improve air quality and can possibly improve allergies, they do have other known benefits. Let’s start with the colour of light we’re using. Smartphones, tablets and TVs emit blue light and can interfere with our sleep patterns. Meanwhile, salt lamps with a soft, orange glow can be used to enjoy the evening without suffering adverse consequences like blue light. In addition, the soothing colours of salt lamps can also help improve mood.
Designed with chronic pain sufferers in mind, the PainPod relies on advanced concepts used in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, sports therapy and modern medicine. The end goal is relieving pain whether you have issues with joints or just after work-out aches. Users choose from a variety of settings that range from massage to stimulation and acupuncture techniques to target joint and muscle pain. Although everyone’s unique aches and pains respond differently to the device, users report feeling recharged with diminished pain.
Collapsable water bottles
You’ve probably heard that saying that the body needs at least eight cups of water a day, but according to WebMd, that number varies but is probably higher than you think. Their reporting suggests that women should drink nine cups of water a day while men should consume up to 13 cups. However, a hot day spent outdoors may require more water, while leading a fairly sedentary life or someone very slow to thirst may require less. But regardless of how much you should drink, there’s no question that water is good for our health and staying hydrated can help replenish us. That’s why a collapsible water bottle is perfect on the go whether you’re headed into a meeting or travelling. You can keep refilling and collapse when you’re done to ensure you stay hydrated.
Healthy Home Coach
With the help of your smartphone, you can monitor the indoor air quality of your home or office and improve your health at the same time. The Healthy Home Coach device gives data on the temperature, humidity, air quality and even the sound levels of your home. The built-in app can even tell you that the air quality may be making you drowsy with difficulty concentrating and that opening a window could help. Instead of just stating the facts, the Healthy Home Coach strives to live up to its name and actually coach you through the process of making improvements in your home.
One of the most valuable health tools in your home is (hopefully) right in your bathroom vanity drawer. A simple strand of dental floss can actually dramatically improve your oral health by removing bacteria and promoting healthy gums. And according to a study by Health.com, older adults who had never flossed were up to 30 percent more likely to die during the study than those who didn’t. Pick minty fresh or fruity flavours and get to work by flossing twice a day after a good teeth brushing.
Improving your health doesn’t have to be difficult, it just takes consistent action. Look for products that are fun and easy to use and start small to create sustainable habits. After all, your health might depend on it.