Getting fit is difficult. But believe it or not, one thing that you can do to help you efficiently work toward that goal is to add some technology into the mix. Because you can do push-ups, sit-ups and squats all day long, and feel like you’re getting somewhere, but not see the results. However, with the right techy inputs and outputs, you’ll have something to measure by!
Five potential ways that you can use technology to your advantage in your fitness adventure may include using fitness trackers, wearable sensors, apps that involve social group pressure, using data trends overall, and considering the benefits of modern nutrition supplements.
You run a mile. But how fast did you go? What stages did your heart rate go through? When were you accelerating? How many calories did you burn? Thanks to new fitness trackers, all of these questions can be answered, and then your further workouts can be either tailored to your end goals, or compared with each other to see where you’re improving, and where you need more improvement.
For high end gear, it’s hard to be the new clothes with wearable sensors, that can even tell you how hard your muscles are working and how good your form is in terms of posture. Though these might be the most useful for professional athletes, it gives the rest of us a chance to really understand what personal limits we’re pushing on a numerical scale, and from there we can work on improving all of the separate aspects of our workouts, especially in terms of validating the efforts we’re making as individuals.
Social Group Pressure
And the “there’s an app for that” crowd can get involved in fitness here too. Studies show that people are more likely to stick with workout plans if there’s a social group involved. So apps that track what you and your friends are doing comparatively will help all of you in the long run, so long as you continue to track your personal progress.
Using Data Trends
And simply understanding data trends as they are recorded digitally via your phone can go a long way in helping you to get fit as well. If you understand the relationship between what you eat and how you feel and how hard you work out, then you can use that to make your overall journey more efficient and practical.
Nutrition supplements, by their nature, are pretty technically oriented. You look at those numbers of vitamins and minerals and they’re all pretty exact, so it’s not hard to imagine there’s a lot or precision that goes into their manufacturing, all so that you can get exactly the nutrients you need in your diet.