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Article • February 2, 2021

Take Charge of Your Health with These Tools

Healthy habits start here

The history of health and medicine is really something. Bloodletting with leeches, surgeries without anesthesia, snake oil salesmen hawking so-called cures—just reading about it is enough to give you a heart attack. Thankfully, we live in a modern age with advanced medicine, and new digital tools allow us to learn about our bodies and minds like never before.

If you’re looking to improve your health (and with a pandemic raging, who isn’t), there’s never been a better time to do it. In recent years, a wide array of health-oriented apps, services, and connected products have launched to help you hit your wellness goals.

Wondering where to start? The Webby-recognized picks below make a good introduction. From a sleek and stylish health tracker to a handy app for tracking your food intake and more, these products will help you live healthier this year and beyond.

Oura:

There’s no shortage of activity trackers on the market, but none of them can match the Oura ring’s sleek aesthetic. This low-profile ring (and 2019 Webby Nominee) tracks all kinds of metrics, including sleep quality, moving time, calories burned, and heart rate to give you a holistic picture of your health.

Today Habit Tracker:

Things like exercising every day or getting to bed at a reasonable hour are worthy health goals, and also very difficult habits to build. 2017 Webby Nominee Today can help with that. Choose a habit you want to start, and Today creates a personalized “streak calendar” so you can track your progress over time—and build motivation to keep going.

Calory:

Think of Calory, a 2020 Webby Honoree, like your own personal nutrition diary. Its straightforward interface lets you quickly record calories and macronutrients for each meal (a great way to learn what’s healthy and what’s not), set goals, and visualize your progress over time.

Zyrtec AllergyCast:

Allergies can be finicky—one day you’re fine, then the next day you’re sneezing up a storm. With Zyrtec AllergyCast (a 2014 Webby Honoree), you can view allergen forecasts for your area, track your symptoms, and correlate them with daily pollen levels. That way, you can get a better idea of what’s making your sinuses so upset.