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15 Healthy Gadgets to Add to Your Holiday Wishlist

The holidays are often a time to indulge, and it can be easy to lose focus on health goals. While some holiday splurging is fine, many find it difficult to pick up where they left off after the holidays. With some of the latest in healthy gadgets, this doesn’t have to be the case.

Being healthy is not only about working out or eating clean. Overall wellness is a fundamental component of living a healthy lifestyle. From monitoring levels at the gym to optimizing a home’s air quality, these wish-list-worthy gadgets can provide many helpful tools for improving your daily well-being. Check out our picks for this year’s best healthy gadgets, no matter where your interests lie.

Healthy Gadgets for Staying Active

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Fitbit Ionic – Fitbit is catching up to the Apple Watch with their newest tracker, the Fitbit Ionic. Its features include continuous heart rate monitoring, exercise smart tracking, sleep insights, music, app capabilities, contactless payments, smartphone notifications and a built-in GPS.  With its on-screen workouts and breathing exercises, it’s possible to maintain a healthy balance of physical and mental health throughout your day.

Cubii Jr. Under-Desk Elliptical – Burning calories during the workday just got easier. Studies have shown it’s more efficient (and safer for your knees) to exercise with ergonomic equipment as opposed to pedals. Unlike most under-desk exercise equipment, the Cubii Jr. is compact and quiet, so your coworkers won’t be disturbed.

Fitbit Aria 2 – Track your progress with this smart scale. Able to measure your body mass index, lean mass, body fat percentage and weight, this device allows users to track progress on a variety of platforms. Fitbit understands privacy and efficiency and made this scale capable of tracking up to 8 users while keeping each account private and sync-able to Fitbit trackers, apps and wi-fi enabled devices.

Fossil Smartwatch – This healthy gadget is the perfect combination of the Apple Watch’s versatility and Fitbit’s mobility tracking. The Fossil Smartwatch allows users to multitask by checking messages, calendar events, the weather and more, all while tracking steps, sleep patterns and mobility. Not only is it a handy gadget, but it looks like a luxury watch with retro bands and regular face settings with hidden notification screens.

Gadgets for Healthy Eating

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Instant Pot® – Cook healthy meals in no time with an Instant Pot®, also known as an insta-pot. This gadget is a mixture of a slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice cooker, sauté pan and more, all rolled into one compact kitchen appliance.  Creating healthy insta-pot recipes is quick and simple with this healthy gadget.

Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ® - Blending becomes a breeze with Nutri Ninja’s® Auto-iQ technology. This single-serve blender creates patterns of blending, pulsing and pausing to strategically provide the perfectly blended smoothie. The process withdraws vitamins and nutrients from fruits and vegetables while distributing them evenly throughout your smoothie.

SteriPEN Ultra Water Purifier – Typically used during backpacking excursions, this water purifying pen can quickly cleanse water on the go. This healthy gadget works in cups, bottles and mugs, to name a few. It can purify up to 16 fluid ounces of water in under 60 seconds. One pen operates up to 8,000 times and can be replaced using SteriPEN’s warranty registration.

Yonanas® Frozen Healthy Dessert Maker – This dessert gadget makes healthy eating fun. Yonanas® transforms frozen fruit into a sweet soft-serve treat. No flavors, sweeteners, dairy or fat are needed. This dessert is 100% healthy.

KOR Nava Water Bottle with Built in Filter – Hydrate with pure, filtered water when you use a KOR Nava Water Bottle. For quick purification, a coconut shell filter purifies water as it travels up the EasyFlow™ straw. Unlike many water bottles, the Nava’s hygienic spout remains covered when not in use, to prevent germs and dirt from contaminating the water.

Healthy Gadgets for Monitoring Vitals and Environmental Factors

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iRobot® Roomba® 890 – Quickly and easily rid your home of allergens with this robot vacuum. Its Triple-Stage Cleaning System allows for low-maintenance cleaning and new features assist the vacuum in cleaning corners, edges, carpets, hardwoods and tile. It’s also wi-fi compatible to allow for scheduled cleanings programmed from your smartphone.

Kardia Mobile EKG – This handy gadget performs EKG scans on the go. Just place your fingers on the pocket-sized pad and view the EKG results on your smartphone. Now, you can monitor heart rhythms and detect atrial fibrillation from any location.

iHealth® Smart Wireless Gluco-Monitoring System – Simplify diabetes management with this sleek, digital monitoring system. iHealth® takes glucometers to the next level with Bluetooth capabilities that transfer data to your smartphone in the form of graphs and charts. The app allows users to set medication and insulin reminders, track levels and log food and exercise to keep close tabs on daily health over time.

Nima Portable Gluten Tester – Take the guesswork out of eating at restaurants with Nima’s new food tester. This healthy gadget takes a sample of food and determines its gluten level within two minutes. The correlating app can track results and search for restaurants that have been deemed gluten-free by other Nima users.

Nokia BPM+ Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor – Blood pressure monitoring can be frustrating and cumbersome. Nokia recognized this frustration and created a wireless blood pressure cuff with app-capabilities. The app displays blood pressure results and gives feedback on hypertension results while tracking levels over time. Now, it’s easier than ever to share levels with a physician, providing detailed and efficient metrics for your next visit.

Netatmo Healthy Home Coach – Measure your home’s climate levels with this sleek indoor monitor. This gadget makes it possible to keep tabs on humidity, sound levels, temperatures and air quality in every room of your home. Alerts are sent directly to your smart phone so you can find the perfect balance for your lifestyle. Prevent allergies and asthma, increase concentration, improve sleep patterns and maintain your favorite temperature with one cylinder and your smart phone.

This holiday season, give and receive the gift of health. It’s incredible how far technology has progressed to bring healthy living into our homes through fun, healthy gadgets. Don’t let your improvements in wellness stop there – start your new year off on the right foot by scheduling an appointment with an INTEGRIS Primary Care Physician

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