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Optimize your physical health with these 5 metrics from Evidation

March 22, 2024
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Information is key when it comes to figuring out how you can take your physical health to the next level. At Evidation, our team is proud to offer you the tools necessary to track and analyze your health-related data, using your personal metrics to provide recommendations, information, and suggestions that allow you to make informed decisions that support your well-being.

Evidation's health monitoring capabilities

Using the Evidation app is simple—we're here to help you understand the health data you're already tracking, and reward you for actions that support your health.

We start by asking your permission to utilize the data you're already tracking through apps like Fitbit or Apple Health. Our app will then ask you questions to help us learn more about you and your goals, as well as offer surveys and articles tailored to your personal health needs. With your permission, we'll use your data both to provide you with information and suggested action steps that will support your health, as well connect you with opportunities to contribute to research that supports the development of modern medicine.

Key metrics for physical health optimization

In today's age of information overload, it can be tough to figure out what health information actually matters. At Evidation, we're here to provide you with the support that you need to make the most of your health data. Here, we'll take a look at the metrics that are most important for you to keep track of in order to optimize your health.

Role of activity tracking in health improvement

We all know that it's recommended that we get 10,000 steps a day, and using a step tracker is a great way to encourage yourself to increase your activity. At Evidation, our activity tracking allows you to see the ways that movement is improving your health.

New research shows that people who receive prompts to keep up with physical activity took an average of over 800 steps more than people who did not receive similar prompts.

Keeping track of your activity throughout the day and week can help you pinpoint the times when you're less active, which may make it easier to find ways to add more activity to your day, according to Harvard Health.

Sleep data for better physical health

Understanding your sleep data can provide you with the insight you need to get better rest. Most sleep trackers can tell you how much time you're spending in each stage of sleep, helping you to understand how your energy levels are affected by the time you spend asleep each night.

Tracking your sleep data can also provide your health care provider with valuable information in the event that you're experiencing difficulty sleeping. While sleep trackers don't take the place of a sleep study, they can work to help your doctor determine whether it's possible that you're experiencing abnormal sleep disturbances.

Sleep trackers can also help you to maintain good sleep hygiene, as you can get crystal-clear data on the time you go to bed each night and wake up each morning. This can help take away the temptation to put off going to bed or to scroll on your phone once you lie down.

Stress levels and their impact on well-being

Stress can affect all systems in your body, and understanding how your stress levels fluctuate can help you learn more about how to use stress management techniques to support your health.

Tracking your stress levels can help you see if your stress is related to particular situations, as well as whether your stress levels could become a health concern. Stress that isn't managed well can lead to several health issues, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Nutrition tracking and its influence on physical health

Life is hectic, and it can be tough to stay on top of your daily nutrition habits. Simply tracking what you eat—even if you're not making any changes to your normal routine—can help you spot connections between your food and your health.

Nutrition tracking can also help you learn more about what foods help you feel your best. You may find that you have your best workouts after eating a complex carbohydrate-heavy meal, or you may find that eating a large amount of protein right before you go to sleep makes it harder for you to get a restful night’s sleep. Many people are surprised to find that tracking their nutrition makes it easier for them to understand other aspects of their health.

Mental wellness metrics for holistic health improvement

It can be easy to forget to check in with yourself throughout the day, but doing so is important in understanding how your habits and activities are affecting your mental health. Evidation regularly asks you simple questions about your mood and well-being. By taking a second or two to tap an answer, you'll be well on your way to learning more about how your activities—from exercise to sleep and everything in between—positively or negatively affect your mental health.

The information gathered from tracking your mood can help provide your mental health care provider with valuable insight into how you're coping with stress, as well as how different activities affect your well-being. You may find it helpful to pull up your mood tracker during therapy sessions, as this can provide you with clues as to how you and your care provider can work together to support your mental health.

Evidation: Here to help you live your healthiest life

The Evidation app takes the information you're already tracking and puts it to good use, helping you to understand how your daily habits and actions affect your health. Click here to learn more about how Evidation works and download the app today.

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