A technology stack is essentially a layering of different tools on top of one another which - when combined - create a fully functioning system (usually a cool application or website!)
Thanks to some wise words by @marcchampagne, we love to take this nifty analogy and apply it to our approach to health and wellbeing.
What we mean is, by combining a number of complementary wellness tools and practices, we can make more efficient use of our precious time, accelerate results, and achieve our overall health goals sooner. Win!
So what are some examples of practices, tools and technologies that go particularly well together? We’re glad you asked and we’ve created a handy list.
Here’s what’s in Founder Lauren’s wellness tech stack right now…
WHOOP 4.0 band.
5 LEDs and 4 photodiodes capture continuous biometric data so you can track and analyze physical exertion, mental load, sleep quality, general health, and your body’s ability to bounce back.
“I wear this device 24/7 - while working out or working, in the sauna or in bed - because it helps me understand the precise effect each activity has on my wellbeing, so I can make adjustments in real time.”
Theragun PRO Plus.
The latest Theragun boasts six therapies in one: near Infrared LED to boost healing, vibration therapy to relieve joint pain, heat to loosen stiff muscles, cold therapy to reduce inflammation and swelling, guided breathwork with haptic vibration cues, and the percussive massage therapy that Therabody has always been known for.
“I like to use my Theragun PRO Plus after a high intensity workout, combined with breathwork, to set myself up for a killer productive working day.”
Heat Healer’s Energy Sauna.
Infrared heat, Red LED Light, and Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field (PEMF) technologies come together in one statement device, designed to propel you to peak performance. Relax, reenergize, detox and revitalize every part of your body in just one session. Recently, an Energy Sauna-devotee reported to us an extra four hours of restorative sleep after using the device, as clocked on her activity tracker. (Four hours!)
“I love a pre-bed sauna every Sunday evening, combined with meditation or visualization - it guarantees the most restful and rejuvenating sleep of my life!”
The OG of wellness ‘tech’, Vedic Meditation was invented thousands of years ago. This mantra-based form of meditation helps lower stress hormones such as cortisol and balances brain waves. It also produces helpful hormones (such as oxytocin, DHEA, GABA, and melatonin).
“I am particularly drawn to this practice around sunset (known as Sandhya kala, or transition time, in Sanskrit) sometimes whilst in the Energy Sauna. I love to feel my pulse slow and my mind let go of the day’s mental load.”