Fitness is not a destination. It’s a way of life!
But when you want to ensure you’re doing your best to alter your lifestyle and get fitter, you may feel the need to track your progress. With the latest advancements in technology, there are plenty of fitness tracking devices and apps that promise to paint an accurate picture of your active endeavors. Here’s what you should know to make the best out of them.
1. Set up accurate data
No matter what type of tracker you use, it is essential to set it up with all your stats and goals to ensure you get customized results. This includes height, weight, forms of physical activity, etc.
2. Decide on your goals
Tracking how much you cycle or run daily is excellent, but don’t get carried away with unrealistic goals. Know your body and capacity, and work out a feasible target for your activity of choice.
3. Keep it on
A fitness tracking device can provide precise results only when you wear it regularly. You may not remember to wear it at all times, especially if you’re new to it. Most of the trackers are waterproof and so they could also be used in shower. So, if you do take it off for charging etc. make sure that you wear it right after.
4. Don’t forget about food
Exercise alone may not help you achieve the desired fitness level. Use a separate tracker to keep count of your calorie intake and make the right food choices!
5. Don’t completely trust the data shown by your tracker
Remember, fitness tracking can get overwhelming, and it may also provide inaccurate results. For example, caffeine may increase heart rate just as running does. Your wearable tech may not be able to identify the difference. So don’t always rely on technology; use it smartly to know what’s working for you.