3 Tech Tools to Keep You Healthy
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3 Tech Tools to Keep You Healthy

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Stress less. (Image: Thinkstock)
If deadlines, meetings, and ill-tempered co-workers have you stressed and needing to relax, there’s an app–or product–for that.
HeartMath L.L.C.‘s emWave2 is a personal stress reliever that helps to enhance attention, perception, memory, and problem-solving by training you to align breathing and heart rate with the visual and audible cues of the device. The company says the product was designed to help an individual achieve the mental and emotional state of coherence, which is when the heart, brain, and nervous system are in sync. Users can watch their progress using real-time charts on the computer interface and save sessions for review with a health professional. Price: $229;

Using a Bluetooth-enabled armband, the BodyMedia FIT Mobile weight management system helps users pinpoint the changes they should make in diet and physical activity to reach their weight loss goals. The armband collects 5,000-plus data points a minute to capture an individual’s metabolic profile. It provides information on physical activity, steps taken, sleep efficiency, and calorie intake/burn. The armband sends the data to an iPhone- or Android-compatible activity manager app that has a food logging tool and creates a personalized workout based on this information. Price: $249 plus $6.95 per month for a year’s subscription.
ihealth allows you to monitor your blood pressure with ease (Image: ihealth.com)
Test, track, and graph your blood pressure from your home or office using the iHealth Blood Pressure Monitoring System for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and share it with your doctor or loved ones. The system comes with a battery-powered dock, blood pressure arm cuff, and iHealth app, which allows users to access previously recorded data sets, view patterns by date and time of day, and create custom graphs and charts. The app is free from the Apple App Store and the hardware is $99.95.