Wearable Tech and Your Health in 2019

In the past few years, wearable fitness technology has become increasingly popular and advanced. Some models are now even capable of generating an electrocardiogram that can detect irregular heart rhythms. With their widespread popularity, you may be wondering if they do any good for you and your health.

Wearing these trackers can be beneficial for your overall health. And, a fitness tracker can be especially useful for monitoring progress with a new exercise routine or weight loss program. They can count steps, monitor heart rate, add up calories and even track sleep. A number of options are available to accommodate a wide variety of budgets and fitness goals.

Whether you’re just starting out on a healthy living journey or are well on your way, using one of these widely available fitness trackers may be beneficial for you.

Did You Know?

The average adult needs to use 1 ounce of sunscreen every time they apply it to adequately cover their body.

This is roughly equivalent to the amount needed to fill a standard shot glass.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

Total Calories 212
Total Fat 10 g
Protein 7 g
Carbohydrates 24 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Sodium 368 mg
Total Sugars 10 g

Source: USDA

Cucumber Blueberry Salad



  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 medium cucumber (chopped)
  • 4 cups fresh arugula
  • ¼ medium red onion (thinly sliced)
  • ¼ cup crumbled reduced-fat Feta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. walnuts (coarsely chopped)
  • 4 slices whole-grain bread


  • 1 ½ Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. pepper


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together vinaigrette ingredients.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all salad ingredients, except bread.
  3. When ready to serve, add vinaigrette to salad and toss.
  4. Toast bread and then cut into four pieces.

Makes: 4 servings

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This article is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to be exhaustive, nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as professional advice. Readers should contact a health professional for appropriate advice.