Your family’s health is important. Whether you want to find a way to get a little more exercise each week or need help managing the symptoms and treatment of a chronic condition, there are thousands of products, services, and apps out there that can make staying healthy a little easier.
Of course, nearly all these useful services require a solid internet connection to provide you with the best service. Once you’ve upgraded to lightning-fast, rock-solid fiber internet from Public Service, here are some terrific options for improving your family’s overall health and wellness.
Fitness & Exercise Options to Keep You Active
One major part of any home health and wellness program is ensuring everyone gets plenty of exercise. For some folks, a quick walk around the block is enough to keep the muscles loose and the heart pumping strong. For others, intensive weight training, spinning, or other high-impact practices are more their speed. Regardless of your level of activity, there are connected services and products to keep you on the move:
Streaming Exercise Programs
If you’re dipping your toes into a new exercise regimen, there are millions of videos on streaming services such as YouTube that feature step-by-step instructions and demonstrations of any kind of exercise imaginable. Aerobics, boot-camp style training, fitness dance classes, yoga, and more are all online.
If you’re ready to get more involved, there are online exercise programs where you can join online fitness classes or work one-on-one with a personalized fitness coach from the comfort of your own home – search “online fitness classes” to explore the myriad options.
Connected Fitness Devices
The market created by stationary bike manufacturer Peloton has exploded, and now there are dozens of different connected fitness devices available. This exercise equipment operates much like its non-connected counterparts but with a twist.
Using a connected fitness device, you can join an instructor-led, real-time fitness class. A digital display shows the instructor as they lead the class, and your progress is reported back as the class progresses. The instructor acts as a coach and offers encouragement and feedback to individual participants, just as in an in-person fitness class.
Options for equipment include stationary bikes, treadmills and ellipticals, weight machines, and nearly any other fitness device imaginable.
Nutrition Services to Keep You Eating Healthy
An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but it takes a lot more than apples to keep a human body running at top form. With these helpful online services, you can take control of what you put into your body to give you better control over what you can get out of it.
At home or on the road, keeping track of your food and water intake can take time and effort. Fortunately, dozens of quality nutrition and hydration trackers are available for your mobile device or computer.
Some of these programs are targeted at helping people lose weight through better nutrition; others allow users to set individual dietary goals, such as a high-protein diet for bodybuilders or a gluten-free diet for celiac sufferers. Use the app store on your mobile device to look through available options and choose the one that works for you.
Meal Box Programs
Half the challenge of healthy eating is shopping for, prepping, and cooking a healthy meal. However, you can take the first two steps out of the equation with meal boxes or meal prep services. When you subscribe to one of these timesaving programs, you pay a monthly fee and receive boxes containing all the ingredients for healthy meals, pre-prepared and ready to cook.
A recipe included in the box contains simple steps for preparing the meal and its nutritional information. Often, the cooking is no more involved than adding the ingredients to a pan in a particular order, serving, and enjoying a healthy, home-cooked meal. Search “meal subscription boxes” to learn more about the many available options.
Telehealth Apps to Make Your Healthcare Simpler
Even with plenty of exercise and a well-balanced diet, you’ll need to see a doctor or other healthcare provider occasionally. Handling your healthcare is easier than ever, though, with options that allow you to see a doctor without ever leaving the house and to take more active control over your chronic conditions.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us were introduced to the convenience and ease of telehealth. Through online videoconferencing, patients worldwide could safely connect with their medical professionals from home without ever having to set foot in a doctor’s office.
That convenience continues today as more and more physicians and practitioners offer increasing service levels through telehealth apps. Ask your primary care physician and any specialists you see about their telehealth app options to reduce your time in waiting rooms and increase your well-being.
If you’re suffering from a mental health issue, including depression or anxiety, there is also a wide selection of counseling and other mental health services available online, some requiring no referral whatsoever. Search “online mental health services” to find a provider offering your needed services.
Connected Medical Devices
If you’re managing a chronic condition such as hypertension or diabetes, tracking your status and getting reminders for taking medication and medical readings has become more manageable. Today, several companies offer robust suites of connected services that provide users with easy-to-use medical appliances such as insulin monitors and blood pressure cuffs.
These devices automatically record and report your daily readings to your physician, providing them with an accurate, detailed overview of your condition between visits. Many of them will also remind you when to take readings or medications, alert you if your readings indicate a problem, and even connect you with a healthcare professional for questions or a quick consultation.
Ask your primary care physician about connected medical devices to help with your chronic conditions.
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