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5 Healthy Innovations You Should Look Out For in 2015

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Look Out For These 5 Healthy Innovations in 2015 Lev Dolgachov/PhotoSpin

Smart and savvy health innovations can help you get in top shape, feel great, stay inspired, and save time this year!

So hop on the bandwagon and upgrade your health, habits and sleep quality with these five little gadgets that will keep you going year-long:

1) A Smart Scale that Does It All

Weighing yourself regularly keeps you on track. If you overindulge one day and actually see it in numbers the next morning, you’ll be more motivated to make healthier food options for the day.

The newest smart scales do much more than give you four digits though. They can measure your body fat, your body mass index (BMI) and your heart rate, syncing it all with an app so that you can keep monitor your health and progress.

You can pick your body type so that the measurements are more accurate, and even keep track of multiple users. Great way to keep the family in shape!

Some scales can even measure the temperature and air quality in your room, letting you know when the carbon dioxide levels are high, and when to clear the air. This can help optimize your sleep environment and prevent air pollution-related diseases, such as headaches and respiratory problems.

2) Yoga Therapy Balls

Enjoy a session of self-massage rolling your back, hips and feet on these rubber balls to get rid of that extra tension in your muscles. Yoga therapy balls grab hold of your skin through your clothing, digging and loosening up the connective tissue that covers your muscles.

This deep tissue massage stimulates specific nerve endings causing a soothing, sedating effect on your body, and can also improve flexibility. You can include this massage in your morning routine to jumpstart your day, and to relax your aching feet after kicking off your high heels at night. Tennis balls work well too!

Ninety seconds to two minutes is recommended for each move. Look up a routine and find your own timing. You should be doing each move until tension disappears and you feel a relaxing change in your targeted muscle group.

3) A Health Tracker — with a little Bling!

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Amazing! Amazing! Amazing tips yet another week from Ms.Senyuva!!

January 26, 2015 - 12:47pm
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