Why everyone should own a Skiin Chest Band

By now, you might know that the Skiin™ Chest Band is the perfect solution for those managing and monitoring cardiovascular disease (CVD). It provides CVD patients with a reliable way to monitor their heart health without sacrificing convenience and comfort. Its slim, discreet design makes it a versatile option for patients looking for a smart garment that can be worn under their everyday clothing. The Skiin Chest Band has unisex design and is available in 2XS to 3XL, meaning it can be worn by just about everyone. It can be worn all day, every day, and you won’t even know it’s there.

But why should everyone own a Chest Band—even those who aren’t monitoring their heart health? 

Stress management

Research has shown that stress can have a tremendous effect on your physical and mental health. Everyone feels stress differently, but according to the Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) for many people, stress can have an effect on:

  • Cognitive symptoms: Cognitive symptoms of stress include difficulty concentrating or thinking, memory problems, and constant worrying, among others.
  • Emotional symptoms: Moodiness, irritability, feeling hopeless, anxious, depressed, unhappy or agitated.
  • Physical symptoms: Headaches, muscle tension or other physical pain, stomach problems, nausea, diarrhea or vomiting, rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, and fatigue.
  • Behavioural symptoms: Changes in eating or sleeping patterns, social withdrawal, nervous habits such as nail biting or teeth grinding, increased use of caffeine, cigarettes, alcohol or other drugs, and neglect of family or work responsibilities.

These effects and more can take an enormous toll on your physical and mental well-being. Managing stress is important, but it can be difficult without the proper tools to monitor how you’re doing. By wearing Skiin wearable garments and using the Skiin Connected Life App, you can monitor and manage your stress levels by tracking your heart rate, ECG, and other key vitals. The app also includes an enhanced Diary feature that enables you to record all your symptoms and the details surrounding them. By tracking your symptoms you can monitor how you’re doing over time.

Activity tracking

A key to avoiding some of the issues caused by increased stress levels is maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. Daily activity is important to maintain both your physical & mental health and is an important tool to help: 

  • Identify patterns. For example, you may notice that you’re more active on certain days of the week or at certain times of the day. This can help encourage you to make healthy changes.
  • Set and achieve fitness goals. By tracking your daily step count you can see whether you’re meeting the recommended guidelines for physical activity.
  • Improve your overall health. Walking or performing light physical activity on a regular basis has a number of health benefits, including improving cardiovascular health and reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and CVD. 

These reasons and more are why Skiin gives you the ability to track your daily activity levels. In addition to ECG, heart rate, and body temperature monitoring, Skiin contains activity sensors that allow you to track your steps, posture, and location. By continuously monitoring your activity levels you can track changes in your progress over time. Set daily activity goals using the Skiin Connected Life App and receive a custom, daily reminder from the app.  

Heart health

Even if you’re young, healthy, and aren’t managing a heart condition, monitoring your heart health is still incredibly important. By monitoring your heart health with Skiin wearable garments, you can help prevent heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions from developing. By managing and monitoring your risk factors, such as high blood pressure, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle you can work to fend off the onset of heart disease and improve your overall health. If you have a family history of heart disease, it’s also incredibly important to monitor for signs of heart disease.

A solution for everyone

MyantHealth’s Skiin Chest Band is the perfect versatile solution for anyone looking to monitor their health and wellness. Its simple, slim design makes it an excellent option for those who wish to quickly check in on their health. It’s easy to use, comes in a range of sizes, and can be worn with any and all types of clothing. If you aren’t sure which Skiin garment to buy or want something that can be worn discreetly under your regular clothing the Skiin Chest Band may be right for you.

To learn more about Skiin and how Myant Health is working to make healthcare more equitable, accessible, and efficient, visit myanthealth.com.

Written by Curtis O'Connor

More stories

Four Ways You Can Use Skiin to Improve Your Cardiovascular Health

Four Ways You Can Use Skiin to Improve Your Cardiovascular Health Heart health is something many people have to consider on a daily basis - for pa...

Take the right steps to a healthier life with Skiin

Written by Clarissa Pedrini Schuch, R&D Physiotherapist - Clinical Sciences and Curtis O’Connor, Content Writer Walking is one of the most pop...