Fitness technology has come a long way, and in recent years there has been more focus on creating technology to assist you with meeting your health and wellness goals. There are many different ways you can use technology on the journey toward better weight and health!
“Technology can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how it is used,” says personal trainer Jillian McAfee. “While it is frequently blamed for the increasingly sedentary lives many people are leading, technology does not have to be a reason to sit still. It can actually be used as a motivator to get fit and aid in behavior change.”
Take a look at some of these great ideas for using technology in your exercise routine:
- Use a heart rate monitor. Heart rate is one of the best indicators of exercise intensity, and a monitor can be a great tool for measuring your exercises.
- Try wearable fitness technology. Things like a Fitbit or Jawbone device, coming in the form of bracelets or clips, are designed to be worn at all times. In addition to heart rate, these devices monitor things like steps, sleep patterns, calories and more.
- Download fitness apps. Apps can help you keep track of your running and walking routes, and they can track this activity simplistically through your smartphone.
- Join-in online training. Some companies, such as Downsize Fitness, offer personal training or small group classes that allow you to workout from the privacy of your own home.
- Start a food journal with a healthy eating mobile app. This is a great tool to help you with your weight management. Meal tracking is made easier with apps like MyFitnessPal, and there’s no cost to use the app on your smartphone!
Want even more tips for adding technology to your fitness routine? CLICK HERE to read “Working Technology into Your Exercise Routine,” an article from Your Weight Matters Magazine.
Do you currently use any technology to help you with your weight management? Share with us in the comments!