Good hygiene is about keeping yourself and those around you clean and tidy in order to stay healthy and happy. If you don’t take care of yourself, you can start growing your own colony of bacteria and germs. And no one wants to be known as “the human petri dish.”
However, even the cleanest of us get sick. So if you want to do everything in your power to avoid catching a cold, the flu, or something more serious, here’s how you can use your technology to make it happen.
Better hygiene with reminders to wash hands
The most misunderstood way to avoid getting sick is to wash your hands — right! Most people spend a few seconds soaping and rinsing their hands, but to truly fight cold and flu germs, you have to “do all the positions.” That means you need to spend enough time washing your palms, fingernails, backs of hands, and even your wrists.
You can chant “Happy Birthday” in your head to make sure you’re scrubbing long enough, or you can use the Apple Watch’s hand washing timer, which also lets you set reminders, to keep your pinky fingers on your nose throughout the day to clean.
You can also turn to Amazon’s smart soap dispenser, which has 10 LED lights that act as a countdown timer when you wash your hands. Like the Apple Watch’s hand washing feature, the timer lets you know when you’ve washed your hands for at least 20 seconds.
In addition to your hands, you should always keep items like your smartphone, keys, and anything you touch or put close to your face as clean as possible. Ultraviolet (UV) light devices are a great way to disinfect these types of items. For example, the Marquee Innovations UV Sterilizer is a smartphone-sized sterilizer equipped with a wireless charging system. Boo-yes!
Train with Smart Gym
Probably the best way to protect your body from microscopic invaders is to strengthen your physical defense system. By boosting your immune system, you make it harder for viruses to turn you into a sniffling, sneezing wreck.
Apps can help you get in shape by providing you with various tools and resources such as: B. Training plans, progress tracking and monitoring tools and even virtual personal trainers.
Several apps play fitness and make sweating a pleasure. For example the zombies, Run! makes you a character in a zombie apocalypse, and the only way to survive is to run in the real world. Another app turns your workout into a quest through magical lands. Now you can train, get fit and boost your immune system all at the same time!
Another option you might consider is a smart fitness mirror. This type of product is a good choice as it offers comfort, privacy and a pleasant training environment. Not only can you work out in your pajamas, but you don’t have to worry about someone stealing your weights or leaving the machines sweaty.
Good food for a better immune system
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help boost your immune system, which can help fight off all kinds of bad germs. If you’re struggling to get enough nutrient-dense foods, here are some tips to try.
First, if you have a blender and the will to pulverize food, check out one of these smoothie apps. The 101 Smoothie Recipes app is a simple yet effective example with enough recipes to keep things interesting for months.
Smoothies are the easiest and quickest way to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. There are also websites designed to help you find juice recipes based on what you have in the fridge. If you’d rather chew your veggies (because you’re old-fashioned), there are apps dedicated to preparing plant-based meals, including salads and even desserts.
Sleep better with sleep trackers and smart alarm clocks
You take a nap, you win! A good night’s sleep can help you fight germs and get on top. Because those who are rested are better able to cope with the stresses of everyday life. And when your body is less stressed, your immune system is stronger.
If you have no idea how good your sleep is, or you’re already sleep deprived, you’re in luck. There are several ways to make up for lost hours of sleep, whether it’s by using a wearable sleep tracker, setting strict sleep schedules, or using a sleep mask. By making sleep a priority, you’ll be much less likely to call in sick at work.
There are even contactless sleep trackers, like the Amazon Halo Rise. Not only can this device track your sleep wirelessly from your bedside table with radar and AI, but it can also wake you up during your lightest sleep stage with light that mimics the rising sun.
Choose soft drinks
When you drink alcohol, it can suppress the function of certain immune cells, making it harder for your body to fight infection. Alcohol can also lead to inflammation, which further weakens the immune system. As if that weren’t enough, alcohol abuse can also lead to trouble sleeping.
To avoid the side effects of a bad habit, you can try some of the many apps that can help you break your bad habit. If you find yourself in social situations where you’re expected to drink, you can always raise your glass by making one of the awesome mocktail recipes on YouTube.
Alternatively, you might be interested in making new friends with the same healthy priorities as you. Check out local events on Meet Up and start spending time hiking, biking, or hanging out with others without negative temptations.
Use these tech tips to improve your body’s ability to fight disease.
Most of the steps you can take to avoid disease involve taking personal responsibility for how you take care of your body, including eating healthily, exercising, and getting enough sleep.
Using the above apps, websites, and devices can help you follow enough of these tips on a regular basis to improve your resistance to disease in the short-term and your overall health in the long-term as well.