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The Latest High-Tech Health 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 get back on track after the holidays. Being healthy isn’t only about working out or eating clean: overall wellness is the key to a healthy lifestyle.

From tracking your UV exposure to monitoring all aspects of your sleep cycle, these wishlist-worthy health gadgets are fascinating tools for improving your daily well-being straight out of the holidays. (Click the gadget to read more about it on the product's website).

Oral-B Genius 8000 rechargeable electric toothbrush

Don’t neglect your teeth and gums after indulging in all those holiday sweets. The Oral-B Genius 8000’s compatible smartphone app will make sure you don’t miss a single tooth thanks to its advanced position detection technology. The app and brush will also make sure you get the recommended two minutes of brushing and alert you if you’re applying too much pressure to your sensitive gums.

Withings Thermo smart temporal thermometer

Unfortunately, the holidays coincide with cold and flu season. The Withings Thermo temporal thermometer makes monitoring a fever easier than ever with its color-coded indicators that let you know in seconds if your temperature is normal, elevated or high. Its compatible app will also track temperatures and symptoms, and you can enter comments and medication notes to easily share information with your physician.

Breville Juice Fountain Plus juicer

Juicing can help you lose weight and cleanse your digestive tract after a holiday feast. The Breville Juice Fountain Plus juicer has an extra-wide chute that allows you to juice whole fruits and vegetables without having to pre-cut them. Its micro mesh filter basket also works to ensure optimal juice and nutrient extraction.

Verilux CleanWave portable sanitizing wand

Wary of germs while traveling or hosting guests? The Verilux CleanWave portable sanitizing wand is for you! Its UV-C technology eliminates viruses, odor-causing bacteria and certain molds and allergens on hard surfaces.

Ozeri Touch II digital kitchen scale

Weighing the food you consume can help control portion sizes, but bacteria on scales can double in number every 20 minutes on an unprotected surface. The Ozeri Touch II is one of the only kitchen scales featuring antimicrobial protection that disrupts the growth of bacteria that can cause cross-contamination, stains, odors and deterioration.

Withings Body Cardio Wi-Fi smart scale

If you’re looking to shed a few pounds in the new year, the Withings Body Cardio smart scale is a Wi-Fi-enabled scale that gives you a comprehensive picture of your health, including data on your BMI, body fat, muscle and bone mass, water percentage and heart rate. With the accompanying app, you can set weight goals and track your progress automatically.

La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV sensor

The sun can be damaging to sensitive skin, even in the cold months. The My Skin Track UV sensor from La Roche-Posay measures the UV rays, pollution, pollen, heat and humidity your skin is exposed to every day to give you a clearer picture of your skin’s health. By wearing the clip-on sensor, you’ll receive personalized skin care advice based on your skin tone and type to help your skin stay healthy, hydrated and refreshed.

Withings Sleep Tracking Mat

Getting a good night’s rest is important for your overall health, but it can be hard to know how you’re sleeping throughout the night. The Withings Sleep Tracking Mat offers sleep cycle analysis, heart rate tracking and snore detection to give you an in-depth look at your night. Every day when you wake up, the companion app provides you with your sleep score, allowing you to see what’s impacting your sleep.

Hidrate Spark 2.0

Struggle to drink enough water throughout the day? The Hidrate Spark 2.0 will make sure you never go thirsty again. This smart water bottle tracks your water intake and syncs with its free companion app to show you how much water you’ve consumed. If you haven’t met your daily intake goals, the water bottle will glow to remind you to take a drink.

Samsung Gear IconX fitness earbuds

No post-holiday workout is complete without your favorite tunes. The Gear IconX fitness earbuds operate as a standalone media player, allowing you to leave your phone in the locker room and upload music straight to these wireless earbuds. Gear IconX’s auto tracking mode detects walking and jogging to log your time, distance and calories burned while the built-in running coach feature helps you stay focused during long runs.

Ava fertility tracker

If you’re hoping to grow your family in the new year, the Ava bracelet will track every aspect of your fertility. By wearing the bracelet at night, you can track your menstrual cycles and get real-time detection of your most fertile days so you know exactly when you’re ovulating. After conception, Ava can help you track your pregnancy by providing data on sleep, stress, heart rate and weight gain.

UPRIGHT GO posture trainer

Poor posture can lead to back pain. The UPRIGHT GO posture trainer adheres to your back and tracks your back position to help you visualize your progress toward better posture. When in training mode, the device will vibrate to alert you when you slouch and help you return to an upright position.

Muse 2 meditation headband

Meditation has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety, which seems very appealing during the holiday season. With the Muse 2 headband, you’ll receive real-time feedback on brain activity, heart rate, breathing and body movement to help you build a consistent meditation practice. The headband works by tracking your vitals during meditation and providing results via the accompanying app so you can work toward deeper meditation.

The Pip stress tracker

The holidays can be stressful, but the Pip stress tracker can teach you to manage your stress with just the tip of your finger. The pores on your fingertips are sensitive to changing levels of stress. By holding the Pip tracker between your fingers, it sends data to one of its companion apps to help you visualize your stress levels and provides tips for elevating tension. The app also allows you to track your stress levels over time so that you can see how well you’re doing at managing and coping with your stress.

Omron Avail pain reliever

For those with acute or chronic pain, the Omron Avail wireless pain reliever delivers transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy to alleviate muscle and joint pain. Simply place the device on the desired body part (shoulders, back, legs, elbows, knees, etc.) and use one of the 10 pre-programmed body pain and massage modes to soothe sore and aching muscles at the source.

ZeroWater filtration pitcher

No one likes dirty water, and with the ZeroWater pitcher, you’ll never have to worry about suspicious particles again. The ZeroWater pitcher works by filtering water through five stages of filtration, removing 99 percent of dissolved solids for pure, fresh-tasting water. Tap water from the sink typically contains 200 PPM of total dissolved solids (TDS) while the ZeroWater pitcher results in 0 PPM of TDS.

Fitbit Charge 3

Fitbit has outdone itself with the Charge 3, which is touted as its “most advanced tracker ever.” The Charge 3 tracks your heart rate 24/7, provides goal-based exercises, tracks sleep, displays smartphone notifications, is swim-proof and has a battery that will last up to seven days. With this fitness tracker, you’ll have insight into your overall health, allowing you to be the healthiest version of yourself.

Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link air purifier

If you suffer from year-round allergies, the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link purifier is about to be your new best friend. Not only does its fan work to heat rooms in the winter and cool them in the summer, but it removes 99.7 percent of pollutants and allergens from the surrounding air. With the accompanying app, you can monitor the air quality both inside and outside of your home and your air purifier will automatically adjust to remove detected pollutants.

This holiday season, give the gift of health. It’s incredible how far technology has progressed to bring healthy living into our homes through fun gadgets. Don’t let your health improvements stop there — start your new year on the right foot by scheduling a wellness visit with an INTEGRIS primary care physician.