March 20 is recognised by the United Nations as the International Day of Happiness. Since 2013, the UN has celebrated this day to mark the importance of happiness in everyone’s lives. As a part of the International Day of Happiness, United Nations encourages policies that take into account the aspirations and general happiness of people around the world. This year’s year theme for International Day of happiness is ‘Be Mindful. Be Grateful. Be Kind.’ In this article, we bring you the top wellbeing apps and gadgets to maintain mindfulness and overall physical fitness.
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International Day of Happiness: Wellbeing Apps
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You may have already heard of Headspace. This mindfulness and meditation app helps you relax and guides you through your meditation session, breathing exercises, and more, wherever you are. Headspace has an enormous library of soothing ambient sounds for meditation and sleeping. It even helps you with your breathwork during guided meditation. If you’re on the go, you can carry out a quick 3-minute meditation session with Headspace. While it is primarily a meditation app, Headspace also has cardio workout plans.
Calm – Sleep, Meditate, Relax
Calm helps you integrate meditation and breathing exercises into your schedule with its quick, easy sessions. The app contains an extensive collection of soothing sounds, relaxation music, sleep stories, breathwork, and stretching exercises to help you relax and centre yourself. You can program your own sessions and choose the duration that suits your routine the best. Calm also has specialised programs for beginners to help them along in their journey.
Simple Habit: Meditation
Simple Habit is a wellness app that offers guided meditation sessions, sleep therapy, and coaching by world-renowned experts. Simple Habit brings you guided mediation sessions from experts at Google and former monks. A premium subscription to Simple Habit allows you to access meditation sessions offline. You will also find tons of motivational talks on this app. Simple Habit also has an On-the-Go feature that helps you quickly calm your anxiety with a quick mindfulness session.
Serenity: Guided Meditation
Serenity offers a free 7-day audio course to help you learn all the skills needed to integrate mindful meditation into your routine. Serenity’s quick meditation sessions help you relieve stress and anxiety after a long day. One of the better parts of using Serenity is that it doesn’t require you to sign up or log in to use its services. While there are no subscription plans, some content is locked behind a paywall and demands a one-time purchase to be used.
International Day of Happiness: Wellbeing Gadgets
beatXP Bolt Deep Tissue Massage Gun
Price: Rs 1,699
This deep-tissue massage gun offers relief from muscle aches and stress across the body. The beatXP deep tissue massage gun comes with 4 pro-grade attachments that cover all areas of the body from the neck, spine, and shoulders to joints, palms, feet, and soles. If you work a desk job that requires long hours of sitting on your chair, this massage gun will come in handy and take care of any muscle tightness or soreness.
OnePlus Nord Watch
Price: Rs 4,999
OnePlus Nord Watch has everything you want from a fitness tracker and comes at a very affordable price. The smartwatch comes with an activity tracker, heart rate monitor, stress monitor, SpO2 monitor, and sleep tracker. It is designed to track up to 105 workout routines which include walking, running, climbing, cycling, and even sports like cricket, football, badminton, and more. OnePlus Nord Watch also gives you a detailed breakdown of your sleeping pattern. You can even practice breathing exercises using this smartwatch.
HidrateSpark Pro Smart Water Bottle
Price: Rs 10,999
Hydration is important. To make sure you hydrate at constant intervals, this smart water bottle lights up to remind you to drink water. The HidrateSpark Pro has an LED smart sensor puck at the bottom that glows to remind you to drink water. The bottle also tracks your water intake by syncing with the HidrateSpark app. The app can also be used to customise the colours of the puck and set up interesting patterns.
Omrom Digital Blood Pressure Monitor
Price: Rs 1,849
While smartwatches make excellent health trackers, blood pressure monitoring is one key health function which is missing from most smart wearables. Keeping regular tabs on your blood pressure gives you a good idea of your overall health. The Omrom Digital Blood Pressure Monitor is an efficient device that gives accurate readings of your blood pressure levels. This device uses IntelliSense technology for comfortable inflation of the armband. You don’t need to set the pressure beforehand. This product also comes with a 3-year warranty.
These are the best wellbeing apps and gadgets to help you maintain mindfulness as well as physical fitness. Which app or device in this list do you find to be the most beneficial? Let us know in the comments!
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