This month we celebrate the 57th consecutive American Heart Month. President Lyndon B. Johnson first declared February American Heart Month in 1964, and ever since, February has been a time to raise awareness of heart disease and celebrate heart health.
Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans and can be preventable. Adopting a healthy lifestyle, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, and getting physical exercise are all ways to protect your heart.
Here are some of the most innovative technologies that will make your heart happy!
The Fitbit Luxe is a lightweight, stylish watch that monitors users’ heart rate, calorie burn, sleep stages, oxygen levels, and more. The Fitbit Luxe tracks users’ time in heart rate zones, estimates fitness levels, and even tells users if their bodies are ready to exercise or need more rest.
The Cardi.Health blood pressure monitor allows users to track their vitals, manage medications, and understand their heart through periodic health reports. Users can connect to the Cardi.Health app and log their daily measurements. Then, the app will develop a personalized activity and nutrition plan to suit users best.
The Curofit CURO L7 Professional Grade Testing Kit is a lightweight, battery-operated meter that measures total cholesterol, triglycerides, and more with one profile cholesterol strip. Results are available to users within three minutes and are stored with dates and times on the device.
Noom is a subscription-based mobile app that empowers users to achieve weight loss goals and better understand their relationship with food. Noom uses science and personalized daily lessons to help users be more mindful of their habits and gain confidence for long-lasting change.
Nike Training Club is a workout app that helps users stay active from the comfort of their own homes. Users can filter workouts by muscle group, workout focus, duration, level and intensity and follow along with instructor-led lessons. Engaging and personalized, this app is completely free to use.
Learn more about heart health on the American Heart Association website.
Written by Emma Maring, TDS Communications Intern.