When exercisers talk about running more, lifting weights and getting buff, there’s often one muscle they forget to monitor: their hearts. This could be a costly oversight.
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States. Today, with new innovations and technologies, Americans have more health resources than ever.
Wearable tech is going heart healthy with LG’s new Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones. The Lifeband Touch wrist-band, which tracks distance, speed, steps, calories and more, wirelessly connects to the Heart Rate Earphones. With PerformTek sensory technology, the earphones measure blood flow into the ear to interpret heart rate and maximal oxygen consumption.
While new and innovative gadgets are helpful for monitoring the heart, it’s important to make heart health a daily priority through healthy eating. Keeping track of a well-balanced diet can be made simple with nutrition apps like Fooducate and MyFitnessPal that help to count calories and allot different amounts of calories per meal.
In addition to helping with nutrition, apps such as Heart Pal let users log and analyze blood pressure, and the data can be shared directly with a doctor. The app also features a pill tracker module that allows users to manage medication and set schedules to determine when they should take their medicine.
While heart disease remains a health threat to millions, wearable tech and mobile apps put the necessary prevention tools in hand.