According to the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), exercising does not only have physical health benefits but can also prevent people from getting to the actual state of depression. Exercise has a positive effect on mood and overall mental health – only one hour of exercise per week can help to prevent and reduce depression.
"In people who are depressed, neuroscientists have noticed that the hippocampus in the brain - the region that helps regulate mood - is smaller. Exercise supports nerve cell growth in the hippocampus, improving nerve cell connections, which helps relieve depression," says Dr. Michael Craig Miller, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Unlike consumer-grade devices, Vital Scout is a wireless wearable patch that uses medical-grade ECG sensors to measure stress and recovery rates. With continuous monitoring, Vital Scout provides a more comprehensive view of your physical and mental wellbeing. Set your daily health goals, track your progress and stay active!
Moov is a wristband that can provide you with motivation and guidance for your workout. This AI-coaching system will teach and push you, it will encourage you to take part in different activities and tell what’s best for your training via live coaching.
This wearable technology is a very stylish accessory which can be worn as a bracelet or necklace. It does not only function as a fitness tracker but also works as an emotional wellbeing wearable by tracking your sleep pattern, how many steps you are taking, how many calories you are burning and much more. It will also offer mediation and breathing exercises when you are feeling stressed and help you to calm down and obtain focus again.
Getting the right amount of bright light each day is clinically proven to be as effective as anti-depressant medication. SunSprite is a small, simple-to-use wearable device that tracks your daily exposure to bright light, so you know if you’re getting enough. So get out for a walk to get your light in.
Christian Stammel is CEO at WT | Wearable Technologies, a leading innovation and business development platform for wearables, and updating ISPO.com readers about latest trends on digitalization, wearable tech and IoT in sports, fitness and well-being. More information about WT at www.wearable-technologies.comhttp://www.wearable-technologies.com