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When trying to counteract some negative trends of the human nature – such as physical inactivity, for example – it can be good to leverage other natural inclinations – such as playfulness and competitiveness. Let’s see how gaming could be integrated into wellness monitoring in general, and in self-tracking in particular, to promote good habits.
Even though sleeping roughly represents one third of our life, and has an influence on your general health, there hadn’t been any scientific explanation of the specific “role” of sleep until a recent study showing the importance of catching good Zzzz. Indeed, a good night’s sleep allows the metabolic homeostasis of the brain – washing off the excess organic compounds accumulated during the day, rebooting your grey matter for a fresh new day. But how do you track sleep? How can you make sure you have the best sleep? What has an impact on the quality of your sleep?
What do the lack of activity and of sleep have in common? They are both bad for your health. This goes to show that you have to act on several aspects of your lifestyle to dodge avoidable chronic diseases and stay healthy. Living well is an everyday matter. How many steps do you you walk (or run) each day? Knowing this will help you realize how active you really are. Then you can set out to reach the World Health’s Organization activity level recommendations. Let’s take a look at the ways you can set out to get healthier, from the most simple approach to the most complete solution.
How does one strengthen his heart? You might wonder because your doctor recently told you to be careful to prevent any cardiac fatigue, or because you need to lose quite a bit of weight but want to avoid cardiac complications, or because you just want to improve your athletic performance and endurance. Let’s see how you can beef up your heart and assess your progress.
Of course what you eat impacts your weight. But so does your level of activity and the quality of your sleep. In fact your general good health depends on a complex equation where weight, activity, sleep, nutrition and blood pressure constantly interact. This is why Withings offers a 360° health tracking solution, embedded in a wide and open ecosystem: to give you the opportunity to get the big picture of your health.