Written By Mikkie Mills / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Eating well, including supplements, and getting enough sleep are not always easy to do. These innovative products will help meet wellness goals in convenient and fun ways.
1. Power Ball Mixer for wellness
To quickly mix up protein powder without lumps and without hauling out the blender every time, there is an alternative to try. A brilliant, easy and inexpensive method is to purchase a stainless steel blender ball to use in an existing drinking bottle.
The ball removes every last lump and produces a smooth, delicious drink. All that's needed is to shake it.
2. Washable Swabs for wellness
Those who care about the environment and are always on the lookout for more ecologically sound alternatives can try replacing those massive containers of cotton swabs - especially those with plastic sticks - with a single reusable one. Washable swabs come in many colors and cute cases to pack for the gym and just one will last for a very long time.
3. Absorbent Underwear for wellness
Exercise can be uncomfortable for women at certain times of the month. Pads can shift and tampons can pinch. Also, those plastic applicators are producing a lot of waste.
A new product that can help is absorbent and washable underwear. It may not sound possible, but reviewers are raving about the comfort and performance of them. Trying them at home for the first time might be a good idea in order to gain confidence for a gym session.
4. Sleep Devices for wellness
People can exercise and diet all they want, but unless they are meeting their sleep requirements, they will still not look or feel their best. For some, sleeping pills don't work, even the natural ones.
There are now many types of devices that can help induce and maintain sleep. Some sit on the bedside table and use lights to stimulate circadian rhythm. Others go inside pillows to make soothing movements. Still others are special night earbuds that send sleep stimulating sounds to the brain.
5. Better Earbuds for wellness
Music makes everything easier, from staying on the treadmill for those last few minutes to performing cleaning chores. However, it wasn't always easy to listen while exercising.
A new generation of earbuds is comfortable to wear for a long time and won't fall out during any kind of exercise. The sound quality is amazing in all of them and for some, all that is needed to change the song is to touch an earbud, which is much easier than dealing with a handheld, or even corded, device.
6. A Better Scale for wellness
For those competitive people, a scale with numbers might be what keeps them motivated during weight loss. For others, the scale can become something to avoid if the numbers are currently going in the wrong direction.
A new type of scale that links with a phone app is color based and gives a daily color coded message instead of a number. The colors range from dark grey, which means weight gain is happening, to blue for "You're doing great!" For some people, this could be just what they need to stick with a weight loss program.
7. Desk Equipment for wellness
Those who work at a desk all day can still get exercise while there. Balance ball chairs have been around for a while. They increase core strength since the sitter has to engage their abs in order to stay upright on the chair all day.
Some newer inventions include ways to exercise feet and legs while at a desk. There are cyclers and ellipticals, as well as a machine that moves in random ways for better circulation and flexibility. For those who prefer standing desks - and if the office allows it - there are treadmills and even balance beams.
When people get stuck and are looking for inspiration, a new and helpful item can be just what is needed to get them back on track. Trying one of these fun ideas can help anyone reach their fitness goals.
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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer from Chicago. She is also a mother of two who loves sharing her ideas on interior design, budgeting hacks and DIY. When she's not writing, she's chasing the little ones around, walking her dog, or can be found rock climbing at the local climbing gym.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.