Tech Built To Inspire A Blue Zone Lifestyle
By: Heidi Klein
Fitbit Charge 4 (https://www.fitbit.com/
Monitoring your steps is a key part of adopting a blue zone way of life. We're not talking about running a marathon — we're talking about maximising the steps in your day-to-day activities and getting in some exercise when you hardly even notice you're doing it.
The Fitbit Charge 4 offers a great way to keep track of your fitness and monitor your steps. The latest in fitness tracking tech, the Fitbit Charge 4 has repeatedly topped the charts, being crowned best fitness tracker of 2020.
Veganized App (https://play.google.com/
Residents of blue zone communities eat a 95 per cent plant based diet (https://www.healthline.com/
This app — which is available for free on Android — allows you to browse, create, and share vegan recipes while also tracking your nutrition. It also lets you create shopping lists and meal plans to help you organise your new diet plan and personalise your nutrient intake.
Bellabeat wellness tracker (https://www.bellabeat.com/)
For a wellness tracker that ticks all the boxes, look no further than Bellabeat's wearable lifestyle trackers. These beautiful pieces track your steps, stress level, sleeping habits, menstrual cycle, and more.
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Insight Timer (https://insighttimer.com/)
Sleep, relaxation, and meditation are all key elements to a blue zone lifestyle. This free app is packed full of meditation practices specially designed to reduce stress and anxiety while helping you get a better night's sleep. Getting enough sleep is integral to blue zone living — people who live in blue zones get sufficient sleep as well as taking frequent daytime naps.
If you have trouble with sleep and relaxation, perhaps due to high levels of stress, give the Insight Timer app a go. There are 45,000 free meditations for you to try out!