Stay Healthy Alongside Your Friends
Do you want to quit smoking, start remembering to take your vitamins on time or get yourself into a healthy walking regimen? Now you can do this together with your friends on the new VK Health platform. Itís already available at vk.com/health as well as in the Hub on the updated version of the VK app.
How is VK Health different from other similar services?
All functions are available for free right in the VK mobile app. You donít need to download any additional apps or figure out a new interface. And most importantly, all of your friends are already here. Compete, show off your success, ask for support when things get tough and reach your goals together. Also, it doesnít matter if you have different operating systems, as VK Health works on both iOS and Android.
How can VK Health help?
VK Health can help you stay motivated. It will tell you how much money youíve saved by not smoking and explain how just a few months without this harmful habit would be enough for you to save up for a small trip. The platform rewards you for your achievements as well. For example, when you reach a total of 5,000 rubles saved by not smoking, youíll get a virtual ďInvestor in HealthĒ badge.
Do you feel like the craving is getting too strong? VK Health is here to help you with that as well. If you feel like lighting up out of boredom, the service will offer you some games to play. If itís the stress thatís getting to you, then youíll be offered some breathing exercises to help you relax. Or you can choose a friend to chat with right in the mini app to help distract you.
Get in your daily recommended number of steps
Many have heard that everyone should walk 10,000 steps per day; however, weíre not all the same, and neither is that number. Regardless of how many steps we should be walking a day, walking, in and of itself, is a healthy activity.
What could inspire you to walk instead of taking the metro or taxi? Try a leaderboard that shows how many steps you and your friends have taken today. Run ahead and get to the top, improving your health along the way. This feature is not currently available to all users, but it will be soon.
Breathe and relax
Whether you want to relieve stress, clear your mind, manage shortness of breath or fall asleep faster, youíll find the right breathing exercises here. Each of them has its own mechanics. For some of them, you have to hold your breath, sometimes you need to purse your lips or put your hand on your belly. VK Health will walk you through what you need to do.
Remember to take your vitamins
Mark which medications you take and when, and VK Health will send you notifications to make sure you don't forget.
Keep track of your water intake
Set a goal, and keep track of how many glasses of water you drink per day. This will help you make sure youíre drinking the right amount. You can also set notifications to remind yourself to drink water once an hour between 11 am and 7 pm.
Whatís in store?
The platform will provide expert advice that will help you keep track of your diet and menstrual cycle, as well as help you work out and tell you how to become a blood donor.
And soon you wonít even have to open the mini app to view the reminders you set. Times and dates will be visible right in the second tab of the VK app in their own widget, a block that provides you with up-to-date information.
This new platform will help you keep an eye on your health. VKís technological solutions, a competitive spirit and useful information ó all this will help you better understand your body and take care of it. Start developing healthy habits alongside your friends with VK Health!