5 Tech Innovations To Boost Your Wellness At Your Desk

From mindful apps to wearable gadgets, office workers have many options to choose from if they want to use tech innovations to boost their wellness while working. During the past few years, workplace wellness became very important in the eyes of employers and employees. After all, enhancing creativity, boosting concentration, and reducing stress are beneficial to both parties. On an individual level, boosting wellness while working is a great way to become more productive and to manage stress. Luckily, many tools can help you achieve that. 

Mindful Apps

Mental wellbeing was ignored in the past but nowadays it seems that more and more people understand the importance of a healthy mind. Especially in office jobs where it’s important to be able to concentrate. However, not all companies care or, even when they care, their tools might not be the best option for you. Thankfully, there is a variety of mindful apps that can help you manage mental wellness. Some monitor anxiety or depression while others offer guided meditation. It is important to find the best app for your mental needs and use it regularly if you want to see results. 

Apps That Tell You To Move

When we’re busy, we tend to forget about our breaks, which means we spend prolonged periods of time sitting at our desk. If you found yourself in this description, get yourself an app that reminds you to take a break. These simple apps cannot only allow you to create your own schedule and remind you to take breaks but they can also offer you exercise suggestions. 

Wearable Technology

When something is wrong with us physically or mentally, our bodies send subtle signals, however, we usually ignore them and continue focusing on our activities. By the time we pay attention to the signals, the anxiety and stress levels can be overwhelming. This is where wearable technology can help. Most of them can identify stress triggers by analyzing our breath and activities. When the wearable tech detects something is wrong, it sends notifications on your phone. The notifications usually include stress remedies such as breathing exercises and other solutions for lowering stress levels. To make the best of wearable technology, you have to take a break and follow the tips you received on your phone or try other relaxing activities to lower stress levels. 

Massage Cushion Chair Pad

If you’re spending most of your day sitting at your office, you’re prone to developing back problems, neck problems, and posture problems. If you’re already experiencing back or neck pain, a quality chair is no longer enough. You need extra support to relieve pain and tension. Massage chair pads can help you with these problems. There are plenty you can choose from based on your needs and preferences including massage chair pads that provide vibrating massages or heat function for fast results. 

Computer Eyewear

Have you ever left the office with a terrible headache? We all did. It’s common and it’s probably symptom of eyestrain. Other symptoms may include fatigue and watery eyes. Eyestrain is caused by extensive use of computers, phones, and other digital devices. Since you need those devices to do your job, wearing computer eyewear at work is the best way to boost wellness and to avoid eyestrain. 

Author bio - Carmen Comsa

Carmen is an entrepreneur and content marketer. In a former life, as a corporate business executive, she relied on yoga, reflexology and other alternative practices to fight stress, anxiety and find balance. At Massageaholic.com she’s on a mission to bring massage therapy closer to those who want to build habits for well-being. You can follow her on Facebook and Pinterest.