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A new year resolution?- seems like a real January thing, right? This is supported by Google Search trends too, which show that positive change-related searches, particularly those pertaining to health and well-being, such as improving sleep, lowering stress levels, and enhancing fitness, experience rises every January.

“If you’re setting this kind of health and wellness goal for 2023, try to make it a SMART goal: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound. Evidence suggests that when people set SMART goals, they’re more likely to follow through on the day-to-day behaviors that add up to change over time. As an example: If setting a totally new goal feels daunting, instead consider setting a goal to maintain or build on the healthy routines you already have, like taking a daily walk, going to sleep at the same time each night, meditating three days a week or calling a friend or family member every day. The idea is to make the goal achievable — the A in SMART.”, wrote Google blog.

The Pixel Watch, Fitbit, and Google Nest are examples of Google devices that can be used to track your sleep and rest cycles. Each of these tools has attributes that offer perceptions of your physical self and conduct. These realizations can assist you in deciding how to accomplish your objectives and feel better all around. Here’s how you can make knowledgeable decisions about your health and wellness with these tools.

Understanding sleeping habits

Google shares 3 ways

There is a tonne of research to support the positive effects of consistent, adequate sleep on health. They therefore offer several products and services that can be helpful if your objective is to achieve better sleep.

One choice is the Fitbit Premium Sleep Profile, which is compatible with Fitbit Sense 2, Versa 4, Charge 5, Luxe, and Inspire 3 devices as well as the Pixel Watch. Sleep Profile monitors ten different rest-related factors, such as regular bedtimes, stable sleep patterns, deep sleep duration, and overall sleep duration. You’ll receive a deep-dive sleep analysis on the first of every month. By analyzing your sleep patterns, you might identify techniques to increase the quantity or quality of your sleep.

“If wearing a device to bed isn’t for you but you still want sleep insights, you may want to try the Nest Hub (2nd gen), which offers Sleep Sensing technology. Sleep Sensing uses radars to detect your movement and breathing, a noise like snoring and coughing and environmental factors like light and temperature. This can give you clues about how you’re sleeping, including what might be disturbing your rest.”, mentioned Google blog.

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Understanding stress reactions

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Understanding the body’s stress reaction patterns can help you more effectively respond to or even prevent stressful episodes, even if you have a solid handle on recognizing your stress in the present.

To assist with this, Fitbit provides a variety of stress-sensing techniques. In order to detect whether you are experiencing a physical stress reaction, the Fitbit Sense 2’s Body Response sensor and unique algorithm continuously track a combination of your heart rate, heart rate variability, skin temperature, and electrodermal activity. With any Fitbit device, you can access your daily Stress Management Score in your Fitbit app. This score goes from 1 to 100.

Receiving this kind of validation from the outside that your body is exhibiting symptoms of stress might be a reassuring sign not to ignore what you’re experiencing.

Understanding the body’s reactions when it needs more rest

Google shares 3 ways

You’ll probably need to get more rest if one of your resolutions for the year is to move around more. Exercise recovery is crucial because it promotes muscle healing. Fatigue, overuse injuries, and mental stress can all result from not getting enough sleep.

When you need to rest, the Fitbit Premium Daily Readiness Score can remind you to do so. Your recent levels of activity, sleep, and heart rate variability is measured and scored on a scale of 1 to 100 in comparison to your unique baseline. Your body appears to be ready for a higher-intensity workout if your Daily Readiness Score is high. If it’s low, it may indicate that you need to prioritize rest and recuperation because your body is fatigued after a strenuous workout, insufficient sleep, stress, or physical strain.

You may monitor your Daily Readiness Score in the Fitbit app with your Pixel Watch, Fitbit Sense 2, Versa 4, Charge 5, Inspire 3, or Luxe. Try your best to press pause when necessary in 2023. With these devices, Google is on its way to keeping you healthy and well-rested.