In a world of increasing technology, wearable devices can be used to track health and wellness. These devices have come a long way since the simple pedometers for step counting. We can now obtain multiple health metrics to provide a holistic view.
So our question to you is, what are you tracking and what does it tell you?
The key health metrics that may be tracked are the following:
- Physical Activity: This may include steps taken or distance travelled alongside time. Overtime this can provide personalised activity goals and reminders to encourage regular movement.
- Heart Rate Monitoring: Real-time heart rate tracking enables an understanding of cardiovascular health during rest and exercise. This can provide useful baselines when healthy but also start to provide insights when your health status changes.
- Sleep Tracking: The importance of sleep is increasing for general health as well as lifestyle and sport performance. Analysing sleep patterns including duration and quality can provide insights.
- Stress Levels: Stress monitoring features can provide physiological signals to estimate stress levels which can provide insights into how to reduce stress.
The benefits of wearables are wide ranging but include increased awareness, motivation, accountability, early detection of health issues and personalised health insights.
An important consideration for us at tops:health is that by sharing some of this data with us, it may provide a more collaborative and comprehensive approach to your health and what may be contributing to your symptoms.
Any questions regarding your wearables then please do not hesitate to get in contact.