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One of the biggest resolutions we all make every year is to lose weight and start living a healthier lifestyle. Still, with balancing your work and everyday tasks, resolutions like this can be very difficult to keep. Luckily, we are living in the age of technology and there are many tech advancements that can help you reach your goals. With the use of these, you can stay fit as a fiddle while still being able to focus on your work and family. From gadgets to apps, here are five tools that can help you live a healthier lifestyle and some instructions on how to use them.
Wearables are certainly becoming one of the biggest things in tech. There are many different wearable devices that have been specifically designed to help you stay fit and maintain a healthier lifestyle. First of all, there are activity trackers that can help you keep track of the distance you have traveled, steps you have taken and calories you have burned. Every new model is more accurate and easier to use. Not only this, but activity trackers are becoming more affordable every single day which means you shouldn’t miss out on getting one for yourself. Also, there are GPS running watches that are a great pick as well. Most of these allow you to monitor your heart rate without the use of any wires. If you tend to get lost while running, many have a back-to-start option that will direct you to your starting point. GPS running watches can also provide you with detailed observations of your running style which makes them an absolute must in every runner’s arsenal.
Most of us have smartphones and smartwatches, but did you ever come across a smart scale? That’s right, today there are smart scales that don’t only allow you to weigh yourself but also help you keep track of your body mass index (BMI) and body fat percentage. You can connect your smart scale to a Wi-Fi and upload all the information you get to your PC or smartphone. This will allow you to plot your progress and stay motivated. Smart scales usually support up to 10 users, which means you can use yours as a way to motivate other members of your family to stay fit as well.
Our smartphones help us stay in touch with our friends and family, stay entertained and even order food. Of course, you can also use your smartphone to stay in shape. There are just so many apps out there that can turn your smartphone into your real-life personal trainer and help you lose weight. All of these work perfectly on tablets as well. First of all, if don’t want to use a wearable device while running, you can install an app that will also help you keep track of your running progress. Workout reminders, challenges and story modes are just some of the options apps like this provide you with. There are also online apps that help you keep track of what you eat. For example, you can use this handy calculator to calculate your macros. Using apps like this, you will be able to eliminate unhealthy food from your diet and take the next step to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
All of these tools, plus the information you can find on the Internet can help you turn from a real couch potato into a go-getter. You are guaranteed to notice some improvements in your lifestyle as soon as you start using any of these handy tools.