If you’re looking to get fit or simply to eat more healthful meals, many products are available that can boost your well-being.
Of course, not all so-called “health” products are created equal. And it can be difficult to distinguish the winners from the duds. But we’re here to help.
Following are 10 must-have healthy gadgets that can improve your physical and emotional well-being. All are less than $60.
Don’t let an affinity for fried foods stand between you and your health goals. Instead, enjoy slimmed-down versions of your favorite guilty pleasures with this must-have GoWISE USA Air Fryer ($58.68). The compact kitchen appliance uses rapid air technology to “fry” comfort foods, such as chicken, french fries, tater tots and even cake with little to no oil. It even comes with a handy recipe book to get you started.
If you experience upper or lower back pain — or just want to prevent it from ever occurring — you need this lumbar-stretching Back Stretcher from Bodyease ($27.99) in your life. Use it for just 10 minutes a day — two five-minute stretching sessions — to help relieve tension due to muscle spasms, tight knots, pinched nerves, herniated discs, degeneration, sciatica and more. Bonus: The portable pain-relieving device also helps improve posture and flexibility!
The Tree of Life Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace from mEssentials ($14.99) isn’t just another attractive accessory to compliment your wardrobe. It can actually help improve your mind, body and spirit.
Believed to relieve anxiety and stress, aromatherapy is widely recognized as a complimentary and alternative treatment for a wide range of health conditions. This hypoallergenic, surgical stainless-steel statement piece serves as the perfect vessel for your favorite healing fragrances, allowing you to get your inner calm on subtly — and stylishly.
Ah, the dreaded scale! It provides the feedback you need when trying to achieve and/or maintain a healthy body weight. But the FITINDEX Bluetooth Body Fat Scale ($20.99) does more than simply notify you that you’ve put on a few pounds. It helps you focus on overall health, offering key metrics such as:
- Muscle weight
- Body fat
- Basal metabolism
- Bone mass
- Skeletal muscle
It even syncs with Apple Health, Google Fit and your Fitbit.
With the Kisair Air Purifier, Portable Cleaner with True HEPA Filter ($29.99), you’ll breathe easy knowing the air around you is free of allergens, smoke, mold, odors and more. Perfect for folks with asthma and allergies — and those who simply appreciate breathing clear air — this compact contaminant-eliminating device goes where you do, so you can filter the air in your home, car and office. You can even use it on an airplane!
Having a tough time squeezing exercise into your day? The Platinum Fitness portable Fit Sit Deluxe Folding Pedal Exerciser ($39.99) slides easily beneath a desk so you can enjoy a workout while you work.
With Cool-Rev technology to prevent overheating, an LCD display that gives you feedback on “calories burned, revolutions per minute, total revolutions and total workout time” and handy straps to secure the equipment to your seat, it doesn’t get much easier to fit in a workout. The device even folds for easy travel and storage.
High blood pressure and irregular heart rate can be alarming. But you won’t have to wonder about your numbers with this compact, easy-to-use Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor from HYLOGY ($21.95). The FDA-approved device displays blood pressure, heart rate and pulse in under 45 seconds. It also stores time- and date-stamped readings for two users for up to 90 “memories.”
Won’t it feel good to take your health into your own hands … er, wrist?!
Think there’s no escaping the bacteria, mold, fungi and viruses that cling to airplane seats, rental car upholstery and hotel room surfaces? That’s because you don’t have a portable UV sanitizing wand!
Ideal for all ages, the BRIGHTINWD UV Sanitizing Wand ($39.99) eliminates 99.99 percent of potentially harmful germs without the use of harsh chemicals. Not traveling anytime soon? Use it decontaminate your phone, tablet, keyboard, steering wheel and other surfaces where germs like to linger.
Many folks swear by the ability of light therapy to boost mood and improve sleep. Exposure to UV light is known to reset the body’s circadian rhythm.
So, it’s no wonder this personal, portable, lightweight light therapy lamp has well over 1,000 four-star-plus Amazon reviews. The Verilux HappyLight Liberty Portable Light Therapy Energy Lamp ($29.95) provides “safe, comfortable natural spectrum light therapy in a compact solution,” the HappyLight Liberty energy lamp could be just the solution you’re seeking.
Foot pain is no joke! If you suffer from agonizing conditions like plantar fasciitis or neuropathy — or if your feet just tend to become achy, sore and tired on a regular basis –the TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager Roller ($17.85) can help. Using the principles of reflexology, the sturdy, portable wooden roller tool hits on all the vital pressure points and includes a handy instruction chart for ease of use.