We built 360 to help you measure, learn, and take control of your health. The combination of subjective data with objective data is powerful, especially when you add tags too. This post gives you an introduction to the different tags in 360, and how they can help you.

Once you have completed your subjective check-in and objective check-in, 360 asks you to complete the process by adding tags. Each day you can select up to three tags. We only allow three for a reason: we want you to master your health and this requires a moment of mindful reflection.

Tags allow you to think through lifestyle factors that you feel really impacted your scores that day. Sometimes, you’ll only feel one tag is relevant. For example, let’s say you have been working really hard for several weeks, and finally get a day of genuine downtime. Picking that as your tag would be really worthwhile, and help you understand your response to a day of recovery on the back of a challenging period of work.

Sometimes, you will feel three tags are relevant. For example, you might notice a notable change in objective scores after a combination of late-night eating, alcohol, and stress. It’s worth tagging that and making a Journal note so that you can learn from your lifestyle over time.

Using Tags

We use different tags in 360, which relate back to your physical, mental, and emotional health. These tags include:

Feeling positive: A simple catch-all term to describe days when you have felt purposeful, upbeat and productive, and you feel this might have impacted your scores.

Downtime: Use this tag when you have deliberately created time for rest and relaxation, and believe it has stimulated your objective recovery score.

Good company: This describes times when you have been able to connect with family, friends, and loved ones, and that feeling of belonging and community has helped your scores.

Stillness: This tag is useful when you have sat quietly and done nothing or practiced forms of mindfulness and meditation

Light Workout: Use this tag when you have performed easy regenerative forms of exercise such as stretching, gentle yoga, easy aerobic exercise between Zones 1-3 using the Polar Beat app, or reduced volumes and intensity of strength training compared to your normal.

Hydrotherapy: This tag can be useful when you have incorporated regenerative practices such as a hot-cold contrast shower, cold plunge, cryotherapy, sauna, steam or floatation tanks into your day.

Hard Workout: Use this tag when you have pushed time, intensity and overall load in your workout compared to your normal. This can be relevant to strength training, aerobic conditioning, challenging forms of yoga or novel forms of training that demand something new from you.

Supplements: This tag refers to nutrition and herbal supplements you use to look after your health and wellness. It can be useful to tag when you begin a new supplement or programme of supplements and want to test the impact it has on your subjective and objective wellness over time.

Run Down: This is a useful catch-all term when you are feeling burned out, have pushed systems too far for too long and feel under par, experience issues such as brain fog, or have lacklustre energy.

Stress: This tag is useful when you have had a distinctly challenging day from a mental and emotional perspective, and feel it has affected your objective scores on the day.

Late Eating: Use this tag when you have eaten within 2 hours of going to sleep or have eaten after 10pm.

Alcohol: This tag is appropriate when you feel that alcohol intake has impacted your scores that day.

Late Screen Time: If you work late into the evening or scroll through your device in bed prior to sleep, use this tag to begin to notice how it impacts wellness scores.

Travel: This tag is useful when you have spent more time commuting than usual, been in the car for longer than normal or got on a plane

Medication: Applying this tag is helpful when you begin a new medication and want to see if there is an impact over time on your subjective and physiological wellbeing markers. You can also use it when you take NSAID painkillers on a given day, such as Ibuprofen.

COVID-19: Use this tag just once when you have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus. It will help you delineate wellbeing trends pre and post diagnosis.

Tags are important to us at 360 as part of the equation in providing you with relevant, personalised feedback.

"Awareness is the greatest agent for change."

 Eckhart Tolle

Using the Journal

What do you do in the situation where you feel other factors influcned your scores which are not captured by one of the tags? No problems, use the Journal to help record variables impacting your scores that day.

Journalling in 360 is a great way to learn from your lifestyle and identify unique factors that uniquely help or hinder your personal wellbeing.

From a privacy perspective, it’s worth remembering here: you are entirely anonymised with 360. We have no way of linking tags and notes to your name or email because we do not use names or emails in the 360 application. Your account is a complex series of random digits on AWS. This means you can write what you want, and know that your data is yours and yours alone. We reverse-engineered 360 with privacy in mind.

With peace of mind that your notes, reflections, and health data are truly anonymised, you can fully immerse yourself into 360. This built-in privacy and trust are essential, and one reason why our clients prefer 360 over any other health technology. Consumer apps using your name, email and/or social media login to create an account inherently create personal risk on the backend. This is because your health data and personal data are together and identifiable. Even with the most robust processes and security in place, there is a potential risk there. At 360, we remove the risk by not having any personally identifiable data in 360 in the first place.

Getting Results

As we all know, habits are the key to great success. Our health and wellbeing are lag indicators of habits. 360 enables you to surface those habits, see how they impact your wellbeing, and then proactively take control of them.

Our algorithms are designed to help you in this process. By analysing your subjective, objective, and tag data over time, 360 can offer personalised insight which prevents problems or lets you know when you are on the right path.

For example, 360 understands when physiological systems are trending down, and you are potentially moving towards burnout. If this were to occur, you would get a message in the application after checking-in, making you aware of what is happening and when to counter-balance back towards health.

An ounce of prevention is, after all, worth more than a pound of the cure.

On the flip side, 360 will also let you know when you are crushing it in your lifestyle. This is empowering from a personalised wellness perspective because you can look trends in the Calendar, Journal and Tags to understand your unique blueprint for health and wellness.

Each of us is different, and our approach to health should reflect that.

For too long, we have all been vulnerable to the latest, greatest, celebrity-endorsed wellness “secret”. There is no one-size-fits-all approach in diet or fitness or emotional wellbeing that works for all. Using 360, you can learn what works for you and leave the noise behind. The more you use 360, the more useful it can become. Keep checking-in daily, keep adding tags, and move forward with confidence. We are here to support you every step of the way.