Fitness and Wellness Tech Innovations to Improve Your Well-being 

Fitness and Wellness Tech Innovations to Improve Your Well-being 

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Tech Products that Could Seriously Upgrade Your Life 

Healthcare technology is no longer confined to sickly clinics. There are all sorts of health and wellness tech products like sleep trackers, heart rate monitors, and more. You are probably making all sorts of resolutions about quickly improving your health, diet, weight, stress level, and overall well-being. Wellue store has 2 particular products, a smart blood pressure monitor with EKG and a smart body fat scale, that can work together to help you manage your health at home and on the go. 

 

See Our Smart Body Fat Scale and Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor with EKG

Smart Body Fat Scale — Always Know Where Your Health Stands

Wellue makes a few different at-home health devices, like a smart blood pressure cuff and ECG monitor. But the one you’ll likely want for your bathroom is the smart body fat scale that measures weight and full-body composition stats like percent body fat and muscle mass. It’s also got cool features like the ability to recognize individual family members and a baby mode that can track your baby’s growth.

This smart scale can show you more than the 3 numbers that define your weight. It measures 15 body compositions: Weight, BMI (body mass index), Fat-free Body Weight, Body Fat, Body Water, Protein, Visceral Fat, Subcutaneous Fat, Bone Mass, Heart Index, Skeletal Muscle, Bone Mass, Heart Rate, Body Age, and BMR (basal metabolic rate). It offers insight into cardiovascular health. Those data are typically synced to an app on your smartphone via Bluetooth.

The APP “Fitdays” provides detailed trend charts of 15 measurements to track the changes in your body composition over days, weeks, months, or even years. Clear data graphs give you a clear view of your body change and enable you to reach your goal in a healthy way; think of it as a personal coach within your smartphone.

Wireless BP Cuff + EKG — Keep Blood Pressure and EKG in One

Another key indicator of one’s health is blood pressure. Wellue’s Smart Blood Pressure Monitor allows you to measure your blood pressure and track EKG quickly and wirelessly. Wrap one around your arm, press the button, and then the systolic and diastolic pressures and heart rate data will be displayed on the OLED screen. By holding the gadget with your hands on its both sides, you can have the EKG results within 30 seconds.

With an App that records readings over time, it’s an amazingly convenient tool for people who need to keep a close eye on their blood pressure and EKG. You can keep a history of recordings to show your doctor, or monitor any unusual rises or falls.

The AI analysis of the EKG waveforms is one of this monitor’s amazing features. While no substitute for a doctor, it is handy to get an interpretation of your EKG. 

Who Will Benefit Most?

Naturally, anyone can benefit from devices that help improve and monitor health and wellness. But for some, it will be particularly important.

  1. Someone trying to lose weight
  2. Someone trying to live healthier
  3. The elderly or those with blood pressure or heart issues
  4. Athletes and fitness fanatics 

No matter your particular health goals, age, or fitness level, smart scales and blood pressure monitors can work together to help create a clearer picture of your health and wellness.

Some Basic Facts about EKG that You Have to Know

Some Basic Facts about EKG that You Have to Know

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I believe that you must have heard or had an EKG done. Whether in a hospital or cardiology clinic, the electrocardiogram is a routine examination.

Though familiar with the term EKG, most people know little about it. One of my friends even told me, “when doing an EKG test, I worry about getting an electrical shock! Every time when I am going to do a 12-lead EKG, I feel nervous.” Actually, EKG is a safe, non-invasive, painless test and has no major risks.

As EKG is the most common physical examination, there are some basic facts that you have to know, so that you will not be nervous when doing the EKG test, or feel confused after reading the EKG results.

What does an EKG monitor do to your heart?

An EKG is used to record the heart’s own electrical activity instead of discharging to the heart.

The beating of the heart is directed by its own electrical signals. The electrocardiogram machine can record these signals and show them through curves.

If there is a problem with the heart, the electrical signal of the heart will be abnormal, and the EKG curve will be different. Through the EKG graph, doctors can see if there is a problem with the patient’s heart.

EKG tests do not cause damage to the heart. It’s just a recording device, so you don’t have to be nervous when you’re doing an EKG.

Is it necessary to make EKG a part of a routine physical exam?

Commonly, many institutions take EKG as a routine physical exam. EKG tests are always used to screen for heart disease.

These people must do the electrocardiogram test:

  • Persons over 60 years of age;
  • People with risk factors of cardiovascular disease such as hypertension, diabetes and hyperlipidemia;
  • Regular smokers.

The risk of heart disease in these groups of people is much higher than in others. So it is necessary to carry out EKG examinations regularly.

EKG Results

The electrical signal of the heart is very complicated. It is difficult for people who are not cardiologists to thoroughly understand the EKG. So it is best to consult a cardiologist to interpret the EKG if you are in doubt about the EKG results.

In general, words in EKG reports like “sinus rhythm” and “sinus arrhythmia” mean a relatively normal situation.

There are abnormal EKG examples like “conduction block” “myocardial infarction” “tachycardia” and “bradycardia”. If you experience those EKG events, you need to go to seek emergency medical attention.

What does the word “sinus rhythm” of an EKG report mean?

Some electrocardiogram reports have a lot of confusing technical terms.

For example, in many reports, the first sentence is “sinus rhythm”. Many people don’t know what it means.

As a matter of fact, “sinus rhythm” is the signal of heartbeat. “Sinus” refers to an anatomical structure of the heart called the sinoatrial node.

The heart must start beating from the sinoatrial node, or it is an abnormality or disease.

Some friends have this kind of experience: the heart is uncomfortable, but the EKG result is normal. Why is that?

The electrocardiogram is a tool to analyze the electrical activity of the heart, but it only reflects one aspect of the heart. There is a metaphor circulating among doctors that vividly explains the function of various cardiac tests as here:

If you think of the heart as a house:

  • The echocardiogram is used to see how many rooms the house has, and if the wall of the house is good;
  • The electrocardiogram is used to see whether the circuit is normal;
  • The coronary angiogram is used to see if the pipes in the house are blocked or leaking.

We can see that only when the abnormal electrical activities of the heart occur, the electrocardiogram will be abnormal.

Several reasons why your heart feels uncomfortable but your ECG is fine

There may be several reasons why your heart feels uncomfortable but your ECG is fine:

  1. The monitoring time is not enough

People may be only hooked up to the machine for a very brief amount of time, so heart rhythm irregularities are not shown in the EKG waveform. Thus the doctor will suggest the patient to continuously monitor their hearts for over 24 hours.

2. It’s not a heart problem

“Heart is not comfortable” is a very subjective feeling. Having this feeling does not necessarily mean heart problems. It may be temporary emotional distress or stomach disease. The stomach and heart are close together, so it’s easy to get confused. Sometimes the doctor will also ask patients with stomachache to do an electrocardiogram.

3. It’s too mild

When the heart abnormality is so mild that it is not recognized by an EKG, other tests may be needed.

4. It’s too severe

Sometimes heart disease is so serious that the electrocardiogram judgment is “false negatives” (where the test fails to identify a real problem), which is related to the principle of the electrocardiogram. Doctors will make a comprehensive judgment based on the patient’s physical condition, and the results of the ultrasound, chest X-ray and other heart examinations.

A-Fib Risk Factors

A-Fib Risk Factors

Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib)

Arial fibrillation is an irregular heart rhythm that can lead to inadequate blood supply and blood clots in the heart.
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Arial fibrillation Symptoms

Common Signs:

  • Panic
  • Palpitations
  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness, or even blackness and fainting in severe cases
  • Weakness

Severe Signs:

  • A drop in blood pressure
  • Dyspnea
  • Some patients can have no obvious conscious symptoms when atrial fibrillation attacks.
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What are the risk factors for developing atrial fibrillation?

Afib risk factors
  1. Age

The risk of atrial fibrillation increases with age, up to 5% in people over 65 years old and up to 10% in people over 75 years old.

  1. Obesity, Overweight

The risk of developing atrial fibrillation was 1.22 times higher in overweighted people and 1.65 times higher in obese people than in normal-weight people.

  1. Sleep apnea

We tend to think of people who snore as sound sleepers, but in fact, a significant number of people who snore have A-Fib. Patients with sleep apnea have poor sleep quality, frequent awakenings at night and lethargy during the day. Severe cases require a homeused ventilator or pharyngeal surgery.

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  1. Hypertension

Hypertension is one of the most important causes of atrial fibrillation. Among many risk factors of cardiovascular disease, hypertension is the most dangerous one. How to prevent hypertension:

  1. Keep fit.
  2. Limit salt intake.
  3. Cut back on fast food.
  4. Limit alcohol.
  5. Stop smoking.

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Wi-Fi blood pressure monitor with ECG function help you to measure continuous blood pressure and track 30s ECG. With the help of the AI-ECG platform, people who don’t have the professional knowledge can also know the ECG interpretation since this platform has been approved to detect some special ECG events.

  1. Diabetes

Both type 2 and type 1 diabetes can increase the risk of atrial fibrillation.

5 Ways to Prevent Diabetes and Atrial fibrillation:

  1. Increase physical exercise.
  2. Eat foods rich in fiber.
  3. Try to choose whole grains.
  4. Lose weight.
  5. Instead of dieting on a whim, stick to a healthy, balanced diet for the long run.
  1. Smoking

Smoking significantly increases the risk of atrial fibrillation, with current smokers having twice the risk of atrial fibrillation as nonsmokers. Quitting smoking can lower the risk of atrial fibrillation.

  1. Drinking

Don’t drink too much wine, though it adds to the fun. If you don’t have a drinking habit, don’t raise your glass for the so-called “blood vessel softening” effect. Because the glass of alcohol may be a small cardiovascular assistant, but more likely to be a gentle “killer”.

  1. Some drugs

Adenosine, dobutamine, evabradine, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as celecoxib, ibuprofen), high doses of hormones, aminophylline, and bisphosphonates (such as alendronate) can increase the risk of atrial fibrillation. However, in most cases there is no need to discontinue medication because of these risks, adding or removing medications should be done under the guidance of a physician.

  1. Anger, anxiety and other emotions

Not only can a bad mood increase the risk of atrial fibrillation in healthy people, but it can also make it more frequent in those who already have it. It is even associated with recurrence after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. If you have depression and anxiety that cannot be relieved for a long time or find yourself unable to control anger, please go to a professional clinic in time.

  1. Lack of endurance training

Physical inactivity is a contributing factor to many cardiovascular diseases, but more physical activity is not always better, and high-intensity endurance training may increase the risk of atrial fibrillation. Moderate intensity training benefits the most.

  1. Hyperthyroidism

The proportion of patients with hyperthyroidism complicated with atrial fibrillation is quite surprising. The primary task for the treatment of atrial fibrillation is to control hyperthyroidism. After treatment, more than half of patients can restore normal sinus rhythm by themselves.

Holter Recommended by Wellue for You

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-Easy to use with 2 measuring ways.

-Monitor your heart up to 24 hours.

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-Continuously track ECG up to 24 hours with 12 leads.

-Free AI analysis for abnormal ECGs.

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A Guide to Take Care of Heart Health at Any Age

A Guide to Take Care of Heart Health at Any Age

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Heart health is a prerequisite for good health. A healthy heart pumps fresh blood and carries oxygen to nourish organs and tissues.

Heart disease in our life will do harm to human body. It is mainly due to a result of some bad habits formed long time in daily life.

People of all ages should take care of their heart and maintain a healthy lifestyle, so as to reduce the risk of heart desease.

So how to take care of your heart at your age?

(1) 20-30 years old:Build good habits

People in their 20s are busy at work or school, sometimes sitting for a whole day with little time for exercise. Sitting for long periods of time lowers HDL cholesterol levels and fails to clear arterial plaque. So sit less and move more. Take the stairs instead of taking the elevator, or run or bike instead of driving the car.

Don’t smoke and avoid secondhand smoke. Smoking will increase the risk of heart disease.

Don’t ingnore your body health even though you are at an early age. The body mass index, heart rate, blood pressure and belly circumference should be tested regularly every year to adjust your lifestyle and diet. You can take a smart scale to manage your body health at home.

(2) 30-40 years old: Stay strong

People at this age is very easy to induce the occurrence of various diseases. So you should attach importance to more outdoor activities and a healthy diet.

Doing aerobic exercise to keep your heart rate and weight at normal level.

At the same time, follow the dietary principle of low salt, low sugar and low oil, eat at least 500 grams of vegetables and 200 grams of fruit every day, of which dark vegetables account for more than half. Staple food should be diversified. Increase the proportion of coarse grain in staple food.

Learn to release stress of work and life and keep a good state of mind. Prolonged stress can raise blood pressure, speed up the heart rate, damage the endothelial cells in the blood vessels. You can relieve stress by meditation, listening to soft music and exercising.

Remember to learn your family genetic history and regularly do physical examination.

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wellue strap-free heart rate monitor

Strap-free Heart Rate Monitor

Always focusing on your health and fitness, it will continuously monitor your heart rate during exercising and can vibrate to tell ireeugular heartbeats.

(3) 40-50 years old: Home monitoring

People aged 40-50 should actively monitor blood pressure, blood sugar, blood lipids, body weight and other indicators. Deal with sleep apnea early. In particular, blood sugar should be checked every three years after the age of 45, and once a year for those at high risk for hyperglycemia, diabetes and being overweight.

Wellue recommend this Wi-Fi blood pressure monitor to measure your average blood pressure and track ECG instantly when you feel discomfort. Its AI-ECG platform will tell you what the ECG means. 👇

Wi-Fi BP Monitor with AI ECG

–The average value of continuous 3 BP measurements.

–AI analysis for 30s- ECG to interpret some heart problems like A-Fib.

–Wi-Fi and Bluetooth sync data.

(4) 50-60 years old: Stay on track

People aged 50 to 60 should  keep calm. No matter what the situation, learn to relax because mood swings are likely to raise blood pressure and cholesterol, which can lead to cardiovascular disease.

If there is chest pain and discomfort, use EKG monitor to track your heart activity instantly and go to the hospital in time.

(5) Over 60 years old: Beat the risk

Elder people should record your health status. Keep a good record of the average blood pressure throughout the day. Use ECG recorder to track your heart activities all day.

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Guard your heart all day long. AI-ECG platform will detect abnormal ECG events. No worry about identifying ECG waveforms.

Conclusion

Cardiovascular disease is becoming more and more common in younger people, so people of any age should pay attention to protecting their heart by adjusting their diet and avoiding foods high in salt, sugar and fat.  Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, exercise moderately, and actively control your weight. Pay more attention to your heart. If unexplained chest pain or discomfort occurs, seek medical advice as soon as possible.

Tips for Heart-Healthy Halloween

Tips for Heart-Healthy Halloween

Halloween is a good time for fun and sweet treats are definitely temptations for elders and kids.

The health risks of eating too many candies are very clear. The two most immediate dangers of excessive sugar intake are obesity and tooth decay. Halloween candies are high in saturated fat. It can cause higher cholesterol levels, which will lead to clogged arteries and heart problems. When people become obese, metabolic problems and the risk of heart disease will come with obesity. For this reason, major authorities and doctors recommend that people control their sugar intake.

Heart health is important for elders and kids. The American Academy of Pediatrics expressed that eating a heart-healthy diet from an early age helped lower cholesterol and reduce a kid’s risk of coronary artery disease later in life. So don’t let your health get tricked this Halloween! Here are a few tips for a heart-healthy Halloween.

#1 Prepare Some Heart-Healthy Halloween Snacks

There is no doubt that fruits and vegetables are good for our heart health. Make them extra festive as we are going to prepare for Halloween. Let’s turn some heart-healthy fruits into Halloween snacks.

For example, banana ghosts are a good choice for Halloween snacks. Bananas are excellent for heart health. They are full of potassium and can help to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Peel your bananas and slice them into halves. Use melted dark chocolate in a piping bag to make eyes and mouth. Then you can get a spooky treat of banana ghosts.

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Also, pumpkin is high in vitamins, minerals and fiber, and low in calories. Make tasty pumpkin soup by referring to healthy pumpkin recipes online.

Just consider some healthy Halloween-themed snack ideas when preparing Halloween treats.

pumpkin soup on Halloween

#2 Schedule Physical Activities and Get Enough Sleep

Physical activities are helpful for weight control and reduction of heart disease risk. When going to Halloween parties, walk from house to house instead of driving. You can also make a heart-conscious game when taking kids Trick-or-Treating.

Sleep is still important on Halloween. Some people may stay up all night. But you have to know that insufficient sleep will increase the risk of Type II diabetes, heart disease and obesity.

Halloween trick or treat

#3 Follow COVID-19 Precautions at All Times

Now, there is nothing scarier than the surge of COVID-19 cases especially during a time when you guys enjoy a scary Halloween. So do not forget to follow COVID-19 precautions at all times.

  • If you are sick, stay at home.
  • If you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19, stay at home.
  • Wear a cloth mask to prevent the spread of the disease when you go out or when you are with someone other than your family.
  • Stay outdoors and avoid close contact with anyone other than your family.
  • Keep at least 6 feet away.
  • Wash or disinfect hands regularly.
  • Clean surfaces and objects that are frequently touched.
Covid-19 precautions on Halloween

#4 Monitor Your Heart with EKG Recorder in Daily Life

By the way, for most elders, it’s necessary to monitor their heart health in daily life with an EKG tracker that can tell you abnormalities of your heart condition. After all, early detection can lead to early treatment. Wellue’s 24-hour ECG recorder with AI Analysis is a portable Holter that can get your ECG event analysis easily by AI ECG platform without waiting for a longer-time appointment with your doctor.

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