Cardiogram is one of the best, and most accessible, tools for monitoring your heart health and tracking your symptoms. This is especially the case when you’re using your app to its fullest.
We certainly want you to go into the New Year with a bang. So, here are 6 ways you can maximize your Cardiogram membership and take greater control of your health in 2023.
6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Cardiogram in 2023
One of our most powerful features. Cardiogram’s tagging capability helps you to track symptoms, or other heart rate events, and get to the root of their causes. It’s also helpful for understanding how certain activities, environments, foods, etc. impact your heart rate.
How to Use Tag Insights
- When you notice a symptom arising, or if you find spikes or dips in your heart rate timeline, create a new tag.
- Go to your Tag Insights page to view your tag history.
- You can then sort tags by their frequency, peak HR, or average HR to begin looking for patterns.
- Tap a specific tag to see all the instances it was added.
You can then use this information to intentionally create a life that’s most supportive of your heart and well-being this year.
Example: If you notice that every time Uncle John comes around, your HR spikes, you can begin making lifestyle adjustments to minimize (or better prepare for) his visits.
Taking daily notes in your app, as well as selecting your overall mood and adding symptoms, is another great way to track and monitor your health.
The more consistent you are, the better chance you have of connecting the dots between heart rate events and their triggers. Which makes this a great, and very doable, New Year’s resolution.
Plus, the more data you have, the easier it’ll be for you and your doctor to work together on better understanding your overall health and any underlying conditions. Which brings us to…
SHARE WITH YOUR DOCTOR
Because Cardiogram continuously monitors your heart rate minute-to-minute, you automatically have plenty of data to share with your doctor. (Which you can easily do straight from your app!)
Having your doctor review your HR data gives them much greater clarity into your health. And if you have additional tags and notes, it can help to deepen (or for certain conditions, speed up) the process, even more.
Choosing to go for a simple check-up this year, especially with this information in hand, can do wonders for your health. And give you peace of mind. If you were to resolve to do only one thing for yourself this year, let this be it.
ENROLL IN A HABIT
This seemed too obvious to be #1. One of the best ways to resolve that this year is going to be “your year” is to form habits that improve your overall health and well-being.
Choose from our selection of favorite heart healthy habits in your app. And commit.
Commit to the habit, yes. But mostly, commit to yourself; to the version of you that you think of when you hear “your best self.”
That version lives dormant inside of you. And is likely only a few healthy habits, and a lot of dedication, away from being awakened. We believe in you!
USE YOUR SMART METRICS
Your Smart Metrics really do know what they’re talking about. They let you know how your real-time trends are impacting your health. And offer suggestions for improvements. In other words, rather than interpreting all your heart rate data on your own, Smart Metrics does it for you.
Of course, to get the most out of them in 2023, you have to use them. Check in regularly as they’ll be updated every time you open your app, and insights shift based on changes Cardiogram detects in your data.
And then (this is key) follow through with your personalized cardio-conscious suggestions to see actual improved health outcomes. Oh, and always be sure to check with your doctor before making any drastic lifestyle changes.
You’ve got this!
The key to a successful workout is making sure you’re in the right heart rate zones. Heart rate zones tell you the intensity of your workout and determine how effective they are in strengthening your heart.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions in 2023 is to commit to working out, then it’s also just as important to make sure you’re working out in the right heart rate zones.
Within each workout graph in Cardiogram, you’ll find your:
- Workout heart rate overview
- Heart rate zone summary
- Heart rate recovery (HRR) info
If workouts aren’t being automatically created, you can manually create a workout using tags.
CHECK YOUR REPORT CARD
Last, but not least, check in with your Report Card regularly. You can commit to picking a specific day to check in each week as your Report Card is updated every 7 days.
Report Cards show you your overall Health Score and condition risk levels. So, noticing changes in your scores will let you know if your New Year’s resolutions are improving your health, or if you need to make adjustments as the year continues.
BONUS FOR iPHONE USERS!
create a cardiogram widget
For those with an iPhone, you can also add our Cardiogram widget. (We’re currently working on this for Android users as well). You can add the Cardiogram Widget directly onto your iPhone’s home screen.
To add the iPhone Widget to your home screen, follow these simple steps:
- From your iPhone home screen, tap and hold anywhere in the background area
- Once the apps start to wiggle, tap the + icon in the upper left
- Search “Cardiogram”
- Select your preferred widget size
- Drag your widget wherever you’d like on your app grid
Enjoy maximizing your Cardiogram membership this year to continue on the path to better health. We’re wishing you a very healthy and happy New Year!