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Fitbit Partners With Wellness Guru to Create Mindful Method for Premium Users

Runner’s World logo Runner’s World 2/23/2021 Jordan Smith
graphical user interface, website: The pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health. Fitbit’s new partnership is here to help. © courtesy The pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health. Fitbit’s new partnership is here to help.

  • On February 23 Fitbit announced a wellness collection for Fitbit Premium members.
  • Fitbit collaborated with mindfulness expert Deepak Chopra to create custom mindfulness and meditation sessions.
  • Research suggests that taking time for meditation can help relieve stress caused by day-to-day life.

Even though 2021 is here, the coronavirus pandemic still ongoing, and it’s giving us a feeling of déjà vu. It’s taking a toll on everyone’s mental health, and while running is a helpful stress reliever for many of us, it’s important to take time for emotional health as well.

On February 23, Fitbit announced a partnership with Deepak Chopra, M.D., Founder of The Chopra Foundation to create Deepak Chopra’s Mindful Method, which is a wellness collection created exclusively for Fitbit Premium members.

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Fitbit Premium, which was given an honorable mention for best app in the Runner’s World fitness award for its 360-degree wellness capabilities, gives members get access to workout plans for any goal, including weekly workouts, guidance for better sleep, nutrition, and now, meditation and mindfulness. (You can access a free 90-day trial here.)

The Mindful Method features audio and video sessions led by Chopra, and is designed to help you with mindfulness, sleep, stress management, mental wellness and the mind-body connection, according to a press release.

The collection launched on February 23 with 10 audio and video sessions, and will eventually feature over 30. Each session is less than 20 minutes, making it a perfect way to take a break from your screen, start your day, or follow a run.

Most Fitbits—including the Fitbit Sense, which was featured in the Runner’s World fitness awards as the best GPS watch for Android Users—come with built-in guided breathing to help you take a moment for yourself during the day. The Mindful Method will help further boost your mental health check-ins.

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