Pandemic fatigue is real. One way to help with the stress and burnout from COVID lockdowns and restrictions is to have a regular exercise routine. Not only does exercise reduces stress hormones, it also stimulates the release of feel-good brain chemicals that can improve your mental health. In addition, physical activity can help with the “extra baggage” that some of us may have acquired while staying at home. Here are five gadgets that may help you stay fit and healthy during these stressful times.
Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro
Huawei's classy smartwatch looks more suited for dinner parties than a jog in the park. But it comes chockful of fitness and health tracking features, from tracking your swim laps to your sleep. In short, it is a great exercise companion. Bonus: it can easily last over a week on a single charge.
Camp Royale Foldable Bike
Cycling is a great way to exercise while enjoying the outdoors and getting your daily dose of Vitamin D. For those with limited space at home for large bikes, consider the Camp Royale Foldable Bike. It's small and nimble, with a solid frame that comes with a five-year warranty. Best of all, it has an attractive price.
LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier
Mask up in cool comfort on your walks in the park with the LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier. This high-tech mask uses dual fans and HEPA filters to remove 99% of harmful particles for clean fresh air. Of course, it is heavier than a cloth mask, but a hook band helps to keep the weight from your ears. More importantly, it is easy to breathe in cool air using it.
Realme Smart Scale
Whether you're trying to gain or lose weight, an accurate weighing scale is essential to track your progress (or lack thereof). Consider the Realme Smart Scale, which not only measures your weight, but also estimates your body fat and heart rate. Multiple users can have their own profiles (and measurements) saved to the companion Realme Link app. This app will also track your stats over time and make recommendations to help you achieve your goals.
Xiaomi Yunmai Massage Gun Pro Basic
Muscles feeling sore after a rigorous workout? The Xiaomi Yunmai Massage Gun Pro Basic is perfect for pounding those aches away. It has four silicone heads and three speed settings that should cater to most user scenarios. And it has a long-lasting battery that's rated for up to 80 days (10 mins per session). In short, it's perfect for those looking for an affordable massager.
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