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Getting the Most Out of Your Fitness Tracker.

August 8, 2020 by  
Filed under Health, Opinion, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

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( There are many fitness trackers in the market these days- bracelets, clip-on, watches and even chips for footwear. Whichever tracker you are using, you need to use it efficiently. The part of the challenge of having a fitness tracker is to learn how to use it effectively and utilize it in a more meaningful and efficient way.

A lot more can be done with a fitness tracker. If you are already using one, there’s so much you probably still don’t know how to get the most out of it. So, here are a few tips to make the fitness journey easier and smoother for you.

Get the right fitness tracker for your routine

The first step is to choose a fitness tracker that’s right for you. You may find a large number of products in the market. Most of these fitness trackers do the basic things such as counting steps, sleep analysis, calorie monitoring, etc. but there are certain features that you may not find in all of them. Features like heart-rate monitoring, blood pressure measurement, and sugar level testing, etc. can be found in some fitness trackers. You may want to evaluate your choices to make a smart decision. If you’re more interested in swimming than running or hiking, you should probably choose a fitness tracker you can wear while swimming.

Wear it as much as you can

It may seem obvious, but it’s an important tip to emphasize upon. A fitness tracker will only help you stay fit if you wear it all day. These devices help to track and qualify your workout sessions so that you can idea where you are going wrong. Make sure that the tracker is comfortable enough for everyday purposes and looks aesthetically pleasing. A tracker will also help you to keep a track of the distance traveled, calories burned and pace your run and can tell you how hard you have been working on your fitness. Get a fitness tracker with long battery life so that you don’t need to keep it on charge all the time.

Reward yourself

We get a sense of achievement after an intense workout, and it can help more when the reward is for yourself. You don’t have to treat yourself with a heavy bite, instead, you can treat yourself with other things according to your likes. Rewarding yourself will make you work out more so that you would know you have something more to work towards and that you have burnt enough calories to allow yourself to enjoy the treats.

Know what you eat

After a workout session comes to a balanced and healthy diet. You need to keep track of what you are eating since good food plays an important role in maintaining a healthy body. Your tracker won’t be able to do this automatically, so you need to download some apps that can help you to log in your diet plans. Add what you eat and you can easily keep a track of the fats, calories, and other nutritional ingredients that are making their way into your body. Get a fitness tracker that has such a feature or supports applications that provide such features and functionalities.

Don’t shy away from using third-party apps

Stay up to date with your daily activities and progress stats so that you know whether you are heading towards your goal or not. Using all the features on your fitness tracker is a great way to stay motivated since you will know exactly how much activity you’ve logged and how far you have come.

No matter which fitness tracker you use, the complementary features or software can make your workout easier. There are many apps where you can connect with other users about topics such as weight loss, healthy cooking, and tips on improving your sleep.

Plus, most apps let you create your diet schedule-if you’re looking for weight loss- it can be a great tool. Such apps let you target a specific number for calories per day and keep a track of each meal that can help you gauge whether you are on the right fitness track or not.

Staff Writer; Corey Shaw

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