But what you might not realise is just how bad stress can be for your body and mind. Over long periods, stress has been linked to a range of physical and mental health issues. But enough with the fear factor – you need simple, seamless methods for helping to reduce your stress (that don’t involve busting out an essential oil diffuser at your office desk or buying a one way plane ticket to Hawaii).
Enter: the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active. This wearable has a range of handy ways to help you manage stress and improve your wellness. Here’s how.
1. Stress monitoring
One of the sneaky things about stress is that small triggers can pile up. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active comes with an integrated heart monitor that can monitor your stress level and ranks it on a scale between cool as a cucumber and red hot (our description, not theirs). The watch will send you instant alerts when it detects an abnormal heart rate and encourage you to practice deep, controlled breaths to help you unwind (which you can easily do incognito at your desk or even in a meeting). Breathing exercises have been found to trigger relaxation responses in the body, reduce cortisol, and help to manage stress. You can check the difference in stress levels after your sesh and compare your stress levels day-to-day and week-to-week. Another cool capability of the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is that you can change and customise your watch face. If you opt for the Breathe dashboard, you can have quick access to your exercises.
2. In built meditation apps
The science is clear – study after study shows that meditation is beneficial for managing stress. Incorporating even a few minutes of mindfulness into your morning routine can have a major impact on your overall health. Samsung has partnered with Calm – the number one app for meditation, sleep and relaxation – so you can access their range of meditation programs through the Samsung Health app on your smartphone. Then, using the Galaxy Watch Active, you can play and pause meditation sessions and track your heart rate**. You can even enjoy a complimentary 6 months subscription***.
3. Exercise encouragement
In the wise words of Elle Woods: “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy.” Getting your sweat on has the double whammy of releasing those happy hormones and taking your mind off what’s stressing you out. Not only has exercise been found to immediately reduce stressful feels, it’s also been shown to make the brain more resilient to stress in the long term. But when you’re so inside your head with stress it can be easy to forget to move. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active sends you regular reminders to get up and active (at least once an hour) and encourages you to get in a workout each day (you can set your own goal for duration). Through the Watch you can access hundreds of exercise moves, workout programs and fitness apps to get you sweating, anytime and anywhere.
These functions (and so many more) will help you say sayonara to stress, in style.
Click here for more information about the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active.
*Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is not a medical/therapeutic device. Fitness and health functions are for informational purposes only. Using Samsung Health app with Galaxy Active requires signup and pairing with your compatible smartphone.
** Samsung Health is solely intended for fitness and wellness purposes only and is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease.
***From 12 March 2019, until 9319 of complimentary subscriptions being redeemed. T&Cs apply.