Most of us are do our best to
work hard to keep ourselves fit.
No one denies the fact that being
fit is important as our bodies will function more efficiently and effectively with
the stresses and strains of today’s lifestyles. Most of us set personal,
physical and business goals, but how are we able to track our physical ROI’s
In this article, we dig deeper to
understand what the role of fitness trackers are and how they can impact our
What is a fitness tracker?
A fitness tracker is a wearable
device that records the daily physical activities of a person together with
other data that fitness related such as heart rate, the number of calories that
have been burned and even your temperature.
Do fitness trackers really help??
There are many different fitness
trackers that have been designed for different purposes and roles. For
instance, some people use it to:
the fitness goals they have set
their heart rates
Depending on your budget and
purpose, it’s best to buy a fitness tracker that will suit your.
1) Monitoring heart rates
During your workout sessions, a
fitness tracker is best known to collect data and even as you sit down to rest
or relax. The tracker will not stop but still continuing to collect data monitoring
your heart rate and enabling you to monitor the exercises that are best for you
and your heart.
2) Reach fitness goals set
It’s always a good practice when
you start by first jotting down the purpose you want your tracker to help with.
The purpose could be tracking sleep, losing weight or even bodybuilding. There
is a brilliant sense of accomplishment when physical and fitness targets are
reached and this will encourage you on to the next goal, and the one after
3) Tracking Sleep
Sleep. The scourge of modern day
society – how much is enough?
When you are sleeping, or
resting, the rate of success in your fitness program is optimized by having a
good and quality sleep. This will enable you to adjust your lifestyle
accordingly from a position ofknowledge rather than guesswork.
4) Motivating partner
To some, they see a fitness
tracker as a strict coach and friend. You can see and be aware of the
effectiveness of your efforts during your workout routine as you will be able
to view the results of all your activities. You’ll be able to set smarter goals
later by the help of this information.
5) Swimming and Diving
Through water resistant fitness
trackers, swimmers are able to obtain details of their swimming efficiency and
pace as the tracker can record the number of strokes they make as they swim.
This helps swimmers monitor their fitness programs too.
Is 10,000 a magic number?
10,000 being a magic number has
been a debate for quite a long time. Some believe it is while others it is not.
For instance, the people in Minneapolis believe in the popular goal of walking
10,000 steps a day. According to Heather Brown (CBS Minnesota's ), she reports
that the number is not new but is an arbitrary figure.
Stephanie Helgeson who is an
exercise physiologist with Allina Health’s Milton M attempts to answer how many
steps we should take a day. A target of 10,000 paces per day is roughly equivalent
to 5 miles and such a target is aimed at inspiring people to sit less and walk
The fitness tracker acts as your
activity conscience sitting on your wrist.
In conclusion we believe that
fitness trackers are a positive force for monitoring your activity but do buy
one that suits your budget then set your personal short, medium and long term
goals and make accountable activity a habit in your life.
And remember, Mayfair cares.