Ditch the Nausea
Do you dread road trips because you suffer from motion sickness? Are your meds making you queasy? Prego or seasick? A simple device worn on the wrist called the Reliefband may help. Studies show it's is an effective, drug-free nausea treatment that works. (Reliefband.com, above left)
Proven Stress Relief
Spire, which you clip into your pants or bra, is the the world's only mindfulness and activity tracker shown to decrease stress. It senses when you're getting tense before you may even realize it, then sends you a notification to use breathing exercises so you can return to calm before tension has a chance to increase. Stanford University conducted a study that followed 225 LinkedIn employees wearing the Spire for 30 days. The results showed dramatic improvements in health and stress management among the workers including, 37 percent more calm, 10 percent decrease in perceived stress, and 27 percent fewer anxious days. With Spire (Spire.io) you can also watch your breath-wave on-screen and compare it in moments of focus, calm, and tension.
Strap It On
With its sleek design and affordable price ($199-$249), the Ticwatch 2 by Mobvoi (En.ticwear.com, above right) may make you want to skip that Apple Watch purchase after all. The Ticwatch (there are Active and Classic versions) does more than track health stats and workouts -- it can also send emails and texts, swipe through notifications, make hands-free calls, use GPS while on the road, and even call you an Uber -- all using voice recognition technology. It's compatible with both Android and iOS devices, and is available in multiple styles with customizable faces.
The Good Guys
Much like prebiotics, Hyperbiotics works with your body's natural "good bacteria" to promote a healthy, well-balanced digestive system by introducing 15 probiotic strains already present in the human body. (Available at Target stores and Amazon.)
Food for Your Gut
ISOThrive is a zero calorie, gastroenterologist-endorsed, "prebiotic" nectar that provides a more natural and healthy approach to digestive health. Unlike common yogurt or soy-based probiotics, which introduce foreign bacteria to help balance your digestive system, ISOThrive's prebiotics (Isothrive.com) are a micro-food, which feeds the "good bacteria" already present in your body.