Happier App Launches for Apple Watch

Happier, a digital wellness company on a mission to inspire millions of people to lead a happier, healthier lifestyle, announced the launch of Happier for the Apple Watch last week. The app is available for free in the App Store, and its release coincided with the introduction of the Apple Watch. The app is one of the first to help people reduce stress and improve their daily outlook. "Happier's mission is to help people become happier in their everyday lives," said Nataly Kogan, co-founder and CEO of Happier. "It's been scientifically proven that a more positive mindset can lead to a longer lifespan, fewer illnesses, and increased overall wellbeing. Our lives are becoming more stressful by the hour; we've designed the Happier Apple Watch App to enable users to take mindful breaks throughout the day, so they can reduce stress, lift their mood, and reflect on positive moments."

Designed exclusively for the Apple Watch, Happier's new app asks users to share how they're feeling. Depending on their answer, the Happier app guides them to a simple mindful activity to help enhance their mood. For example, if the user is feeling "meh", Happier asks them to "Take 10" and spend 10 seconds focusing on something positive. Multiple studies have shown that doing this regularly as a form of a gratitude exercise helps people feel happier and more optimistic.

Founded by Nataly Kogan in 2013, Happier combines bite-sized courses with a social gratitude journal and a supportive community of wellness-seekers to help people feel happier, more present and less stressed. Since its launch, more than 600,000 people have used the Happier IOS app, which was recognized as one of the "Top 50 iPhone Apps of 2013" by Time. Happier users have taken more than 45,000 courses, shared more than four million "happy moments" and eight million "smiles," Happier's much friendlier version of a "like."

Happier's iOS app is currently available for free download at the Apple App Store. For more details on Happier and the Happier App, please visit www.happier.com.

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