It’s officially the summer season and that means spontaneous road trips, exciting getaways, and days soaking up the sun at the beach. But vacation time doesn’t have to mean backsliding on healthy habits or abandoning your healthy routines.
With Samsung Health, you’ve got your own personal health coach right in your pocket. From step count to sleep, you can track a variety of health and well-being factors and set goals so that you always stay on track, even if you’re out indulging in a little summer fun.
Available on your phone1 and supported by Galaxy wearables, here’s how you can keep your health goals on track with Samsung Health this summer2.
Get the Rest You Need
Perhaps most importantly, summer vacation is a time to relax and unwind. Here are a few ways to make sure you’re getting the rest you need:
1) Track Your Stress
Measure your stress levels before and after to see just how much you’ve been able to unwind with the Samsung Health stress tracker.
2) Sleep Like a Baby
Make sure you’re getting a full night’s sleep, and maybe a bit extra, with the Samsung Health sleep tracker. Wearing a Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active or Galaxy Fit lets you collect more detailed information about the four stages of sleep, so you know that you’re getting quality shuteye.
3) Take a Deep Breath
Meditation and mindfulness are great ways to recharge your emotional batteries. The Samsung Health app can help you settle down with guided deep breathing exercises.
Get in a Workout No Matter Where You Are
Vacations are a great time to get active. Whether you’re hiking or playing beach volleyball, here are a few ways to get your heart rate up with Samsung Health:
1) Track a Variety of Exercises
From golf to yoga, Samsung Health can track your activities and the calories you burn.
2) Discover Vacation-Friendly Programs
Use the Discover feature to find fitness programs you can do in your hotel room or on the road without a lot of equipment.
3) Join a Vacation Challenge
You can work out with both your friends, and people from all over the world by joining a challenge under the Together tab in the Samsung Health app.
Stay Heart Smart and Hydrated in the Heat
1) Keep the Beat
Enjoying outdoor activities is one of the best parts of summer, but the heat can be hard on your heart. For every degree your internal temperature rises, your heart beats about 10 beats per minute faster. Measure your heart rate using your smartphone, Galaxy Watch, or Galaxy Fit and track it in the Samsung Health app to make sure you’re not overdoing it.
2) Track Your Water Intake
Staying hydrated in the summer heat is important to stave off dehydration and heatstroke. Set targets and track your water intake in the Samsung Health app on your device to make sure you’re getting enough fluids.
1 Available on smartphones running Android M OS, including Galaxy S, Galaxy Note and Galaxy A.
2 Availability may vary by region.