We use technology for everything from work to cooking to entertainment. Why not use it to get fit? Here are 5 reasons you should take advantage of tech and wear a fitness tracker!
By Abby Cronin
1. It’s Great Motivation
An expensive fitness tracker on your wrist is a constant reminder of your fitness goals. Even just the visual cue is enough to get you moving more than before. So set a daily activity goal and remember, every step counts!
2. Clears Doubt
If you don’t measure it, you can’t achieve it. Track your habits with your fitness tracker to see what works and what doesn’t. Concrete numbers you can see takes the guesswork out of tracking, and can make fitness a lot less frustrating!
3. Helps Visualize Progress
Some high end fitness trackers like the Fitbit Blaze or the Apple Watch can track your sleep, water intake, and weight. See if there are trends between these factors that affect how you look and feel. Pinpoint what could help you improve whether it be getting more sleep or more activity.
4. More Effective Workouts
While you may think you’re working hard in the gym, your fitness tracker may tell a different story. Your watch’s heart rate monitor tells you exactly how many calories you burn, and ensures you’re getting the calorie burn you expect. Calculate your target heart rate and challenge yourself to stay in it throughout your workout!
5. Helps Keep A Balanced Lifestyle
We’ve all heard the guideline to “balance what you eat with what you do”, and fitness tracker watches have made that easier than ever to follow. Many fitness trackers come with smartphone apps that can sync with online food diaries. Seeing your daily calories in vs. calories out may surprise you, and show you what you need to work on.
A fitness tracker is a great investment towards your fitness goals, and shows you’re serious about achieving them. Take the next step to getting in shape and make your next big tech purchase a fitness tracker!