Six Gadgets That Can Improve Your Health In Ways You Never Expected

Gadgets that are good for your health don't always come in the most obvious forms...
Wacaco Minipresso NS portable espresso maker
Whether your next trip away involves backpacking, camping or slumming it in a hotel with no coffee-making facilities, the Wacaco Minipresso espresso maker is small, light and portable enough to ensure you never miss out on your morning coffee again. And it’s a good job. Regularly slurping a cup of the black stuff is associated with endless benefits, such as a lower incidence of Parkinson’s and certain types of cancers, and even reduced rates of DNA damage. The Center for Cohort Studies at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, recently noted that drinking coffee could also reduce the risk of clogged arteries, which can lead to heart attacks. A cup of coffee a day keeps the illness away.
Made from the same soft fabric as your clothes for comfort and familiarity, Google’s Daydream VR headset is the ideal way to escape if you need a break from reality for a moment. Just slot your phone in the front and dive into far away cities, distant lands or even other planets. It’s good to switch off. A study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry found that VR experiences can be good therapy the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder. Perfect respite if you’ve had a particularly traumatic day in the office.
Lee is a freelance journalist specializing in technology, health and fitness innovation. Follow him on Twitter @llebeel and read more of his articles at his Forbes profile page.

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