Fitbit has announced its new partnership with Deepak Chopra, M.D., Pioneer of Intergrative Medicine, and Founder of The Chopra Foundation and Chopra Global.
‘Deepak Chopra’s Mindful Method’ is an exclusive wellness collection created and curated for Fitbit Premium members to make mindfulness practise more accessible to people around the globe. Deepak Chopra’s Mindful Method is designed to help you improve your emotional wellbeing as an important part of your overall health, featuring audio and video sessions led by Chopra on impactful, relevant themes like mindfulness, sleep, stress management, mental wellness and the mind-body connection.
It does not come as a surprise that the pandemic has put a toll on mental health worldwide – adults in the U.S reported the highest rate of mental health concerns like stress, anxiety and sadness from March 2020 to May 2020. More than 1/3 of people across the globe report physical and mental side effects of stress, which can be troublesome if not managed overtime.
Mindfulness exercises like meditation and breathing exercises, can result in stress relief, sleep improvement, and can also be used to treat disorders such as depression and anxiety.
“Partnering with Deepak Chopra is a natural fit as we both are committed to giving people the guidance and support that they need to improve their emotional and physical wellbeing, especially as we continue to persevere through the stressful, uncertain times that we are living in,” expressed James Park, VP, GM and Co-founder of Fitbit.
We are proud to bring his expertise as an influential, world-renowned leader in mindfulness and integrative health and wellbeing to our Premium members as we work to achieve our mission to make everyone in the world healthier through a holistic approach to health and wellness.
The collection launches with 10 audio and video sessions, including guided meditations, sessions to prepare for restful sleep, and techniques to help cultivate happiness and optimism whenever you need.
The collection will expand over the coming months, with dozen more custom sessions including:
- A focus on mindfulness for total wellbeing, detailing the benefits of meditation based on Deepak Chopra’s four pillars: mind, body, emotions and spirit
- How to incorporate mindfulness throughout your day, from setting the tone each morning, a pick-me-up during a stressful workday, resetting a bad mood, and preparing for restful sleep
- Deeper guidance for using mindfulness as a tool to build awareness, manage stress and emotions, and build concentration
“For more than 50 years, I have studied the mind and body functioning as a single unit. I share FitBit’s belief that mindfulness and mental wellbeing are critical centrepieces of your health that are interconnected with physical wellbeing and other aspects like building immunity against illnesses, your activity and energy levels, how well you sleep, what you nourish your body with, and how you manage your personal relationships,” explained Chopra.