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Fitness isn't always about long distances and heavy weights. I like this Alexa skill because it's something most people need but often neglect. Say, "Alexa, open your morning routine," and it'll guide you through a 20-minute stretch session that targets your ankles, back, knees and hips.
This Alexa skill wants you to focus on the little victories. Say, "Alexa, launch Daily Health Tip," and she'll tell you one thing you should focus on for the day. For example, it might tell you to watch your salt intake or focus on reaching your step goal.
Tell Alexa, "Ask My Dermatologist what the UV index is today." It'll tell you the index for your ZIP code and whether you should wear sunscreen. My Dermatologist also offers skincare tips and information. Tell Alexa:
"Alexa, ask My Dermatologist for my skin tip."
"Alexa, tell My Dermatologist I need help."
Find healthcare providers, ask questions about symptoms and alert contacts when you need assistance with these Alexa skills.
This Alexa skill allows you to alert friends and family when you need help. It's not a substitute for 911, but offers a great way to ask for help. You can alert just one person or your entire Personal Alert Network. Say:
"Alexa, Ask My Buddy to alert Mom."
"Alexa, Ask My Buddy to alert everyone."
Ask My Buddy will then send a text message, email or voice call to your contacts.
Waking up refreshed is a phenomenon that goes deeper than just getting your eight hours — waking up at the wrong point in your sleep cycle can result in grogginess, no matter how long you slept. Sleep Right determines the best time for you to go to bed and wake up based on sleep cycles.
"Alexa, ask Sleep Right what time I should go to bed."
"Alexa, ask Sleep Right to help me get up before 6 AM"
Alexa has a good deal of ambient sound skills, but this particular skill offers more than 125 different sounds to lull you to sleep. Tell Alexa:
"Alexa, open Sleep Sounds."
"Alexa, play Thunderstorm."
"Alexa, play next."
"Alexa, set a sleep timer for two hours."
The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.