Health and fitness tech: 5 ideas to help you during lockdown
Struggling to motivate yourself to stick to your fitness goals during lockdown? These five health gadgets mean there are no excuses this time around…
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Third lockdown in and we are still struggling to motivate ourselves to hit those January fitness goals without the gym class reminders and running clubs to keep us on track. Luckily, fitness tech has upgraded through the pandemic and there is a plethora of kit to help us stay on tracks with our goals from home; allow us to guide you through…
Track your health and fitness goals
If you haven’t already, now is the time to invest in a Smartwatch. There are now hundreds of variations to choose from depending on your fitness targets, tracking everything from blood pressure and heart rate, to steps and calories. The Huawei Watch GT 2 is a safe bet, with up to 2 weeks battery life before needing to charge it’s a long life option with a sleek, minimalist design that everyone can appreciate. It’s great for keeping score of your fitness, too, with 15 different professional sport modes and 85 customisable workout modes.
Hit your healthy eating targets
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Sure, getting that five a day by picking up a smoothie on the way into work and grabbing the soup for lunch at the office canteen makes it all easy right? Until most workplaces and restaurants close due to a pandemic and you’re stuck muddling through at home… not to worry, the NutriBullet Pro 900 is here to save us all. Its compact size means it will fit into any kitchen, and rest assured in just three steps everything from spinach to strawberries will be puréed into a delicious smoothie. Simply push, twist and blend and you’re done!
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Despite the lockdown, there are still plenty of ways we can get outside and hit our fitness goals for 2021, especially when we’ve got the right tech. Revitalise your long walks and country runs with these handy Groov-e Sportsbud wireless earphones by listening to your favourite podcast or a new playlist to make your exercise easier to achieve. Alternatively, these are great for cancelling out noises of the home, so ideal for using while you do some home yoga or even if you just need some quiet time. They provide up to four hours of music playback and an additional 24 hours using the charging case, and have a convenient microphone for when you need to take a call when out and about.
Switch up your methods
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While blenders and soup makers are often the ‘go-to’ when it comes to healthy cooking in the kitchen, there are plenty of other innovative products on the market to make ordinary meals that extra bit healthier. One of which is the air fryer, a handy gadget to cook homemade chips, vegetables and other foods in a lighter way but still tasting delicious. As part of their January 2021 range, B&M are offering the Weight Watchers Hot Air Fryer for just £39, a serious bargain for such a great addition to your kitchen. Take a look online and head to your local store to pick one up.
Sort out your sleep
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Eating healthily and fixing up our fitness routines is one thing, but if we’re not getting enough sleep it’s all for nothing, so that is the key to unlocking your health goals. Help yourself get a good night’s rest by investing in the Groove-e Light Curve, a wake-up light, alarm and radio which mimics natural light to enable you to wake up naturally. You can choose when it comes on, gradually shining brighter until it’s time to wake up when the requested song or radio station will play to enable you to wake up fully. It also has a sunset stimulation for when you’re trying to get to sleep. It’s the perfect solution for getting the optimum eight hours sleep.