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One of the biggest challenges most of us face in life is how to successfully change your habits and build a healthy lifestyle, regardless of when you decide to do it. What can prove even harder is fitting that change into our life without having to sacrifice precious time or other things we love. We embarked on our mission with the idea to merge innovation in technology and design in order to develop products that will make a lifestyle change simpler and fun. Welcome to a new era in personal wellness.

When we are deciding on a new product or design, the solution always has to bring an answer to our main question – how will this provide our users with knowledge, support and guidance on their personal journey.Leaf Urban
Innovation in technology opened so many new possibilities in personal health tracking and management. We can now easily track and access accurate data on most of our relevant vital signs with the help of easy to produce sensors and devices.

However, we believe that while it is exciting, technology by itself does not have the power to make us healthier or more productive. It only has great potential when it is an integrated as part of an enjoyable and exciting experience. That is why at Bellabeat we strive to be so much more than just another “health tracker company”. We are dedicated to creating a brand with a mission to first and foremost inspire and support women as they embark on a personal wellbeing improvement journey.

Through our work as a team – our technology, design and content – we work to spread awareness and motivation in order to nurture our minds and bodies. This, consequently, provides us with energy and time to do everything else we enjoy. One of the things we especially love is design. It’s not just about the beauty. It’s about creating an ecosystem of tech powered products that don’t just work but are a joy to use. It’s about making technology easily accessible and an unobtrusive part of our style. With the help of design we’re turning the struggle to improve our health into an experience that is easy to incorporate into our daily lives.


Urska and Jelena


At Bellabeat we also believe that personal health and wellbeing are deeply connected with the health of our environment and society. Our individual bodies and minds are all just small parts of universal life on our planet and being aware of that is deeply rooted in our brand identity. Loving each other, respecting other forms of life and appreciating the environment are core values of our team and guidelines we respect when designing and creating our products. We strive to minimize our environmental footprint by reducing the use of plastic material in our products and plastic waste in our offices.

Urska Sršen, Co-founder & CCO


March 2, 2018

5 places to visit in 2018

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Traveling is good for the mind, body and soul – it’s the whole package! Taking some time off to explore and discover new places will boost your energy reserves and significantly lower stress. It also expands your mind, and feeds your creativity and inspiration.


We decided to share 5 destinations that are on the top of our 2018 list of places to see. We hope you get a chance to experience one of them yourself!

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NORWAY, Tromso (or Svalbard)

If you’ve felt yourself craving a piece of that Winter Wonderland this year, why not plan one for next winter? Going to Norway is like walking into a fairytale, with a colorful sky included. It’s perfect for those winter nights when you just want to cuddle with your loved ones, but instead of watching TV you’ll be watching colors dance across the night sky. There’s no way you can take this vacation and not come back with your batteries completely recharged!


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GREECE, Santorini

Santorini is well known for being one of the most Instagrammable locations – for a good reason! A mainly white and blue city built into a cliffside overlooking the sea will make you forget where you are and exist only in the moment. It’s a vacation not just for you body and soul, but your eyes as well!


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CROATIA, Plitvica Lakes

A truly unique place worth a visit regardless of the time of year! With it’s unique beauty, it shines during any season, and is worth a visit. If you decide to take this trip in winter, we recommend stopping by the capital, Zagreb as it has won the best European Christmas Market for 3 Years in a row now. Maybe you’re not really one for cold weather and would prefer to see this beautiful site in summer, you can stop by any of the numerous coastal cities located in Croatia, and take a dip in their clear Mediterranean sea.


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CANADA, Moraine Lake

Just seeing this picture makes us feel calm and at peace. Imagine being on this lake, silence around you other than the sounds of nature and the water gently rocking against your canoe. Surrounded by mountains, nature and fresh air, it’s the perfect place to find the peace within you. This gem of nature will provide not just a physical escape, but a mental one as well.

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Is fall your favorite season? Well, you’ve never seen a fall quite like the one in Bruges, Belgium. Walking down the pink and red streets that looks like they came straight out of a movie scene, are sure to make you notice and enjoy the little things in life. Not to mention all the beautiful pictures you will have to look back on in 2019.

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EARTH, Anywhere

Travel isn’t just about the place, it’s about the mindset. When we travel your brain lets go of the stress of daily life and takes a breather. That pressure on your chest goes away, at least for a short while, and you enjoy exploring and discovering new places. However, we can’t always afford a fancy holiday abroad, especially when you have a family to take care of (and can’t imagine going somewhere without taking them with you) which ads additional costs that can’t be avoided. There is a way you can experience ‘travel’ without completely draining your savings account. This is our suggestion.

Decide on a weeked with friends or loved ones. Pack a backpack with the usual travel essentials, and set off for the bus stop. Choose a random place within your travel budget that you’ve never been to before and prepare to explore! Being in a new surrounding will give you some of that travel-feeling without having to travel far, and it will be a fun memory to cherish.


*All photos were taken from Google Images and belong to the original photographer. 

January 10, 2018

Jump back into healthy living after the holidays

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Previously, we shared some advice on how to keep your routine even during the holidays, but hey, it was the holidays. We won’t fault you if your routine sort of crumbled during December. The key is to start back up as soon as you can, and resume your healthy habits. Because after all, it’s a lifestyle.

Whether you got out of your exercise routine, your nutrition routine, or any other routine you couldn’t make time for lately – we have a 4 tips that will hopefully help change that!


Create a plan to follow.

Don’t just jump into it head first. Take a notebook, and write your goals on the first page. Schedule the times when you will work on your healthy habits. The time to go grocery shopping, exercising or whatever you have as a goal. Buy a new pair of workout clothes, or a new cooking item. Something that will make you eager to get started again.


Simplify and start small.

It might not be that easy to get back into the routine you had, and if you find yourself struggling don’t be hard on yourself. You might need to build back up to your habits, or to doing things you did with ease just recently. And that’s perfectly okay! Take your time and start small. Smaller victories will motivate you and keep you on the right path.

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Remind yourself why you’re doing it.

Don’t forget why you’re doing this. Everyone has a reason for each change they bring into their lives. Something that keeps them going and gives them inspiration. Make sure you remind yourself on why you’re on this path. Why did you set the goal you did? What do you hope to accomplish? Why is it important to you? Ask yourself this to reaffirm your conviction and get inspired when you feel like giving up.


Stick a motivational message somewhere you’ll always see.

Pick a quote that motivates you, or write your own. The important thing is that it means something to you personally and that you put it in a very obvious place. Something you will see whether you want to or not. Stick it to your mirror, or the inside of your door. It might not seem like it can do a lot of good, but on the bad days it might be just the boost you need.

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January 3, 2018

How to make a change, and stick by it!

How to make a change

New Year is infamous for all the resolutions made… and given up on by end of January.

When the year starts you’re motivated, driven by all the ‘new year, new you’ talk everywhere you turn. When everyone around you is working on their resolutions and themselves, it makes it easy to do your very best as well!

Come end of January, however, motivation starts dwindling and people start conveniently forgetting they made a resolution in the first place. If you can relate with that, don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Changes that stick, whether big or small, can be hard to accomplish.

Making a change is a journey, and we hope to help you make it through the stormy waters.


Stay in the here and now.

Don’t let your mind wander too much. It’s easy to get swept up in daydreaming. You decided to start eating healthy this year, and you’re already imagining yourself looking like a Victoria’s Secret Angel in a few months. While it can be a motivating thought at first, thinking so far ahead and dreaming about a possible future can also demotivate you. Maybe you’re not reaching the goals you imagine fast enough, or you don’t really see any results from your change. Your illusion of the future you imagine cracks, and you find yourself binge watching Netflix with so much candy Charlie’s Chocolate Factory probably went out-of-stock thanks to you. The cure for this unfortunate series of events is to be present. Don’t look to a possible future, but rather build it everyday, looking forward to seeing what you achieved when the time is right.

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Accept small victories.

In case you made a resolution for this year, it’s probably something big you want to force yourself to change. Give up smoking. Give up chocolate. Exercise at least 4 times a week. Whatever it was, it might be hard to go cold-turkey, and will likely make you cave sooner if that’s how you approach it. Start small. Buy a pack of cigarettes and make it last a week. Then two weeks. Then stop completely. Switch to dark chocolate, and limit your intake. Start small, and sign up to exercise classes 2 times a week. Remember you have a whole year to reach your resolution goal, don’t go all in from the start and lose it all by the end. Small victories can be very motivating, so create a list of small stepping stones to the big resolution, and cross one goal off the list once you reach it.


Talk about your decision.

The easiest way to stick to your decisions is to tell everyone. That way if you give up, you’ll have to deal with the awkwardness of questions like ‘How’s it going?’ for the next several months. It’s also important to have support when you start wavering. Someone you can reach out to that will remind you why you started down this road in the first place. Someone who knows you well enough to know the method that works best to get you motivated – whether that is tough love, or just gently nudging you forward.


Don’t be too hard on yourself.

We’re often our own worst critics. It’s easy to find your flaws and mistakes when you’re looking for them. Which is why people might tell you ‘I didn’t even notice that!’ when you point something out. Don’t start out this year expecting everything to change, and then find ways to blame yourself when things don’t seem all too different. Stop finding fault in you, and start focusing on the good. You made a decision to change. That is huge! Don’t devalue that. Some people don’t even get that far. Take everything else a step at a time. You’re not in a rush. You don’t have to compete with anyone or prove anything. Go at your own pace. Be the turtle in the race, not the hare.

Make a change

We hope these suggestions give you a little more motivation, and help you when you start to waver on your decisions.

We would love to hear what resolution you made for 2018!

Share with us in the comments below!


January 3, 2018

Meditate into a New Year


How does a stress-free New Year sound? Like heaven, right? Unfortunately, we haven’t discovered the secret to a completely stress-free life (yet) but there are ways to improve your mental and physical health, as well as lower any unexpected stress. Strengthening both your body and mind is the perfect way to reduce the strain stress has on you. Our favorite ways to do this is yoga, and meditation.


If you’ve been pushing back meditating, don’t think breathing exercises can do much good… well, we’re about to blow your mind.


Have you ever heard of Wim Hof?

If not, it’s prime time to hear about this amazing man! Wim climbed the Mt. Everest… in shorts. Yes. You read that right. The only piece of clothing he had was shorts. No shoes, no shirt, no jacket. Just a pair of shorts. While this may sound completely crazy, it’s true. Wim attributes his ability to withstand extreme colds to meditation and his breathing exercises. He has also started teaching breathing classes that he claims will help you achieve the same cold-resistance as him.


Now, we’re not saying that you need to meditate so that you can climb mountains naked. But we’re using this as an example of how much of a difference meditation can make. Your mind is your greatest weapon – and it is up to you whether you will use it against yourself, or to conquer the world. Meditation helps bring you peace and clarity, along with strengthening your mind.

Still not convinced meditating into the New Year is for you?


Well, there’s only so much we can do to convince you to give meditating a try. But hopefully this list of benefits might do the trick!


When it comes to emotional and mental benefits, they can include:


  • Lessening worry, anxiety, impulsivity, fear, loneliness and depression
  • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Enhancing self-acceptance and self-esteem
  • Increasing patience, tolerance and optimism
  • Increasing imagination, memory, creativity and focus
  • Helping to prevent emotional eating or smoking

And then there are physical benefits which include:


  • Improved immune system and energy levels
  • Improved breathing and heart rates as well as reduced blood pressure
  • Lessening inflammatory disorders and asthma
  • Lessening premenstrual and menopausal symptoms
  • Helping to prevent Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and lessening symptoms of HIV

Hopefully by now, we managed to convinced you to give meditating an honest chance. You can start easy and try some of the meditations you can find in your Leaf app. If you aren’t fond of guided exercises, we also have 3D ambient meditations that you can use to create the perfect mood to take your mind on a relaxing journey.

Give it a try, you won’t regret it!

We’d love to hear which your favorite meditations are, share them in the comments below!


December 27, 2017