Technology is ever-evolving with many of us incorporating it into every aspect of our lives…including fitness and health. With innovations such as wearable technology and on-demand mobile workouts, it is more convenient and affordable than ever to stay fit and healthy. Here are a few ways technology can keep you on track with your fitness goals.
Physical Activity: Wearable Fitness Trackers
Wearable fitness trackers are very popular these days, and can be purchased from almost any electronics store. The trackers count your steps and measure calorie burn resulting from physical activity. There are varieties of fitness tracking apps that you can download onto your smart phone…for free! In your app store just search for terms such as step tracker, fitness tracker, or pedometer and you’ll find plenty to choose from.
Dieting: MyFitnessPal, Pinterest, Instagram, foodie blog sites
MyFitnessPal is a mobile app used to track meals and nutrition such as calorie and fat intake. It also syncs with many wearable fitness trackers for calorie burn. Furthermore, great ideas for eating healthy can also be found on Pinterest and Instagram. Even an online search returns a variety of healthy food blog sites. Type in terms such as “healthy food ideas” and you’ll find a variety of pages to follow that provide resources for various type of meals. If you love snacks and desserts like me you can find healthy ideas for those, too!
Virtual Accountability: Facebook, MyFitnessPal, Fitbit
Facebook is great for social networking and joining various online fitness groups. Many participate in virtual fitness challenges where the person competes solo or group of people in other cities to help with accountability. MyFitnessPal and Fitbit also offer groups for this.
Hopefully you’ve found this information helpful and understand the benefits of utilizing technology to stay fit and healthy. It can help make your fitness journey more affordable, time-flexible, and fun so take advantage of it!
Written by Keona Hardin
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