7 Must-Have Alexa Wellness Skills Jump start those New Years Resolutions!

The New Year is here and with that comes resolutions (some realistic, others – not so much) that we set for ourselves on January 1st.

Now that you’re well on your way into 2018, right now is the time to reflect on how you’re going to maintain your resolutions and actually get those results this year.

Hold Yourself Accountable

According to the American Psychological Association, accountability is key when trying to develop a new habit, and Amazon Alexa provides just that. Alexa – which is built right into our new PRO Voice headphones – provides a variety of skills to keep your health and fitness goals in check this year.

With over 30 different health and fitness skills available, you’re bound to find something that fits your needs.  Download 1, 3, or all of these amazing skills to your Amazon Alexa app and gain full access through your PRO Voice!

“Alexa, open HiFit”

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HiFit is one of Alexa’s most popular skills.  By simply saying “Alexa, open HiFit,” you have a personal trainer at your finger tips.  Whether you’re in the mood for some full body circuit training, or want to target that one problem area, HiFit is the skill to use.  Get in that beast mind set and crush your 10-15 minute HIIT workout!

“Alexa, open Breathe Therapy”

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Whether you’re feeling anxious or stressed or just looking to find your inner zen, Breathe Therapy is the perfect Alexa skill to help you take a moment and chill.  Similar to your favorite yoga class, you will be instructed to inhale and exhale for a certain amount of time, paying close attention to the rise and fall of your chest and abdomen.

“Alexa, help me sleep”

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Looking to squeeze in a quick power nap before heading back to work or class? All you have to do is say “Alexa, help me sleep.”  By opening this feature, Alexa will begin to play soothing ambient noises such as the sound of rain, a babbling brook, or white noise. You’ll be off to sleep in no time!

“Alexa, start a 7 minute workout”

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This skill is one we can all appreciate.  By asking Alexa to start a 7 minute workout, you will instantaneously have a quick but tough workout – no gym equipment required! Perfect for those who love a good outdoor workout session or a quick session at home.  Not sure how to do an exercise? Alexa can talk you through it!

“Alexa, open Meditation Studio”

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Photo Courtesy of Hot House Yoga

By using Alexa’s Meditation Studio skill, you are opening yourself to a world full of peace and zen.  Meditation Studio offers multiple types of meditations from sleep to happiness to stress from a variety of instructors or voices.  Having trouble finding your zen?  Just say “Alexa, ask Meditation Studio to help me.”

“Alexa, open Healthy Habit.”

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Healthy Habit is a skill that does just that: provides you a healthy habit to practice each day.  By asking, “Alexa, ask Healthy Habit to tell me one,” she will provide a task to implement into your daily routine and make sure you’re getting the most out of your day!

“Alexa, ask food tracker for my calorie report.”

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Whether your trying to add or subtract calories from your daily intake, Track by Nutritionix will make your time in the kitchen much easier.  Feel free to ask how many calories a banana has or find out if your second brownie will help you get those #gains. With the help of the “world’s largest verified nutrition database,” you can take the hassle out of calorie counting and create a virtual log within your Amazon Alexa.

 

There you have it! 7 amazing Alexa skills that are sure to keep your resolutions on track as you conquer 2018.

Be sure to check out our PRO Voice headphones so you can take Alexa’s skills with you wherever you go. Wireless never felt – or looked – better.