This post, 5 Alexa Life Hacks to Make Healthy Living Easier, has been sponsored by Amazon Echo. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
5 Alexa Life Hacks to Make Healthy Living Easier
Friends and family have been telling me for what feels like forever that I need an Amazon Alexa in my life, and after my sister told me about how much she loved hers, I finally went and got an Alexa of my own.
When I first got her, I was thrilled with the ability to play music whenever I wanted, and I even asked her about the weather and she gave me a surprisingly accurate report. Ransom has asked her about 100 times to make him a sandwich, and she always responds with “alright – you’re a sandwich” to which he laughs and laughs.
But what I didn’t realize is how truly helpful she is, and how her set of “Life Hacks” skills can help to make living a healthy lifestyle a whole lot easier!
Alexa, Make My Life Easier
I can only assume that for generations, mothers everywhere have been wondering when they could utter the phrase ‘make my life easier’ into existence and that it would somehow magically happen. Well in 2018, that wish has been granted, all thanks to Amazon.
With your Amazon Alexa device, you can say “Alexa, make my life easier” and she will say: “Okay, I have a few skills for that“.
She has ten skills in fact, and I am going to walk you through how to set up a few of your own, including some of my favorite skills tcho help make healthy living happier and easier.
Life Hack Skills
1 – Chop Chop
Anyone trying to live a healthy lifestyle already knows that consuming a wide variety of fruits and vegetables is one of the most important things you can do to promote good health.
But what are you supposed to do when you have a kiwi and you have no idea what to do with it? Ask Alexa.
The Chop Chop feature walks you through how to chop different fruits and vegetables. Simply get started by saying “Alexa, chop chop”.
What I love most are the comments on the Alexa Chop Chop review page from individuals who say that they are now consuming different fruits and vegetables that they have never tried before – that is a win-win for health and nutrition!
Click here to learn more about how Alexa can help you learn to cut different fruits and vegetables in the kitchen, or simply say “Alexa, chop chop” to your device to get started.
2 – Start Nagging Me
I don’t know about you, but I know from experience that Mom brain is real. Often, I will think of something I really need to do and then get side tracked and totally forget what I was supposed to do in the first place.
Like the daily forgetting to take my vitamins, or the more critical, forgetting to pull the salmon out from under the broiler (and accidentally setting it on fire).
Thankfully, with Alexa you can just say ‘Alexa, start nagging me’, she will ask you what your task is and how many minutes you need to be reminded. The nagging comes every minute and after 10 minutes of being reminded Alexa will check with you to see if you have done the task.
Click here to learn more about how Alexa can nag you into completing to your healthy habits or simply say “Alexa, start nagging me” to get started.
3 – Eco Hacks
Many people consider their environmental footprint to be an important component of their healthy lifestyle. Sustainability is a hot topic in the health and wellness space right now, and for good reason.
We all have a responsibility to take care of our planet for future generations to come, which is why it is important to teach our young children how important this is to make small changes that have a big impact on our planet.
Luckily, Alexa can help you get started with her Eco Hacks. She even makes it fun by turning it into a game of truth or dare. Simply say “Alexa, open Eco Hacks” to get started.
Click here to learn more about Eco Hacks and how you can get started saving our planet, one truth or dare at a time.
4 – Calm Now
I feel like I am always talking about mindfulness, taking time to care for our mental health, and reducing stress and anxiety in our lives, but I also know how hard it is to actually implement the strategies when you need them the most.
Thankfully, Alexa can help with her ‘Calm Now’ life hack that will walk you through proven calming techniques such as taking a deep breath to help you restore come calm in the moment.
Originally targeted to kids, this skill that also been found to be helpful for adults as well. Ideally kids using this skill will learn the calming techniques well enough so that eventually they can calm themselves down without the help of Alexa. Hopefully, adults using this skill will also find it helpful, while appreciating its playful nature, and appreciating a calmer, more enjoyable child.
Click here to learn more about Calm Now and how it can help your family to restore the peace in your home.
5 – House Tracker
Living a healthy lifestyle has many perks, but it also comes with its fair share of headaches. Just imagine doing all the dishes after a major Sunday meal prep session or mopping the floor after everyone comes inside from a long, muddy hike.
Luckily, Alexa has turned managing chores into something not only manageable, but also fun for the whole family by turning chore time into game time. Every time someone does a chore, they earn a point which helps to incentivise family members to be at the top of their household letter-board each week.
You can also track the chores you’ve completed by saying: “Alexa, tell House Tracker I did the dishes” and “Alexa, tell House Tracker Ransom did the dishes”.
Click here to learn more about how you can use the ‘House Tracker’ life hack to make the chores that come along with living your healthy lifestyle easier, and more fun.
Get An Alexa Of Your Own
Just imagine how happy you will be when you say out loud, “Alexa, make my life easier” and she actually can makes your life easier.
That dream can become a very real reality for you. Simply get your own Amazon Echo or other compatible device. Once you have that, setting up your Amazon Alexa is easy—and creating a new skill like the ones featured above is even easier!
Just visit your Alexa app to find the skill you want to use, or click here to get started and learn more about how you can activate Alexa ‘Life Hacks’ Skills of your own.
DON’T FORGET YOUR MEAL PLAN!
I hope you’re inspired to try new and different recipes, like this Mango Jicama Prebiotic Salad! If you’re looking for additional help in meal planning or discovering new and delicious recipes to try, be sure to download my Free 16 page eBook – The 5 Day Happy & Healthy Meal Plan below!
Have you tried any of these life hacks with your Alexa before? I hope you find these 5 Alexa Life Hacks to Make Healthy Living Easier helpful! Be sure to tag me on Facebook, Instagram, or let me know in the comments below ♥
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