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Your medical sales team is no stranger to constantly evolving technology. No matter what product you offer, their knowledge and tech savviness goes above and beyond to keep up with clients’ needs and demands.

Unfortunately, they’re also familiar with the pressures, stress, and feelings of general poor health. The demands of the job combined with home life can prove overwhelming for both body and mind.

With only 42 percent of people are using technology to monitor their health and fitness, according to Deloitte’s 2018 Physician and Consumer Surveys, is your team taking the time to take care of themselves?

With their busy schedules, chances are your reps can’t imagine having to monitor and track anything more — even when it comes to their well-being. In fact, the same Deloitte report found 77 percent of people have not tried a virtual health visit. The truth is, though, appealing to your workforce’s tech-savvy side will improve their wellness, and their medical sales won’t skip a beat.

Here are five apps and tech you need to offer your tech-savvy medical employees:

1.MyFitnessPal

Price: Free, $9.99/month or $49.99/year (Premium)

Available on: iOS, Android, Desktop

MyFitnessPal provides a free platform to track both exercise and food intake. With constant access to their mobile devices, your team can instantly track what they’re eating during those lunch meetings.

For increased ease-of-use, the platform has a database of over five million different foods. This helps your team accurately track their nutrition and see what food groups they’re missing or eating too much of throughout the day.

Along with food and calorie tracking, the app recognizes various forms of exercises and calculates the appropriate calories needed to maintain, lose, or gain weight.

2. Wellsteps

Price: As little as $.50/employee

Available on: iOS, Android

If you’re looking to take your entire company wellness program to the next level, Wellsteps is an impressive resource. The app allows your entire team to work together as they push for healthier bodies and minds.

As an added bonus, the team competitions and rewards offer bonding time for your entire team, increasing accountability and overall productivity.

One of my favorite aspects of this app is that it offers each employee a health assessment. Rather than leading your team blindly on a wellness journey, it creates a wellness baseline for each person to help build a healthy and effective routine.

3. Sleep Cycle

Price: Free, $29.99/year (Premium)

Available on: iOS, Android

No, buckets full of coffee in the morning will help when your team feels groggy or out of rest. Your medical sales reps are fielding client questions in the moment, responding to complaints, and, depending on your product, facing tough controversies. For many, this is done while multi-tasking.

Give your reps the opportunity to wake up easier and feel naturally rested with this innovative new app. The Sleep Cycle alarm clock tracks sleep patterns throughout the entire night. When it detects you’ve reached your lightest sleep, the alarm clock gently wakes you.

To know when you’ve reached your lightest sleep, the app follows your movement patterns throughout each 90-minute sleep cycle. During the 30 minutes before your desired alarm time, the app uses a wake phase that monitors signals from your body to wake you softly, allowing you to feel like you’ve woken up naturally without the jarring wake-up call of a traditional alarm clock.

4. Sherpaa

Price: $100/month

Available on: iOS, Android, desktop app

Sherpaa is bound to impress your tech-savvy, short-on-time medical sales reps. The virtual healthcare app allows employees to chat with a real physician without taking time to schedule an appointment or make an office visit.

Whether it’s cold symptoms, a weird rash, pink eye, or hundreds of other issues, the doctors at Sherpaa are ready for your team’s questions. After sending in an initial complaint, a doctor will send back in-depth questions to fully understand your employees’ issues. After doctors make a diagnosis, they offer suggestions or send a prescription directly to pharmacies.

5. Pacifica

Price: Free

Available on: iOS, Android, Desktop

Physical health isn’t the only thing your medical sales team should focus on improving. Mental well-being is a major issue, especially in the healthcare field.

Pacifica, a mental wellness app, is designed specifically to help people properly deal with stress, anxiety, and other mental health concerns. It offers in-app breathing and meditation exercises, allowing your medical sales reps to take a moment, decompress, and recover in the middle of a hard workday.

For those who need a bit more help and attention, Pacifica has active chat rooms ready to provide individuals with specific mental health issues 24/7 support.

What apps are you already using to help your tech-savvy medical sales team? We want to know about them!

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