Making health and fitness resolutions is easy, it’s keeping them that troubles even the most motivated person. Whether it is to lose weight, eat healthier, run a race or bench press a certain weight, keeping your health and fitness resolution is more feasible if you equip yourself with all the right tools to see results. Give yourself the best chance at getting healthier this year with these tech tools.
For many, tracking body weight is a big motivator to getting in shape, but weight is not a full indicator of health. QardioBase is a smart scale that, in addition to weight, will track heart rate, body fat, water percentage, bone and muscle mass. The QuardioBase works with its free app to help you track these vitals over time. The app also lets users set goals and reminders, and share this data with others.
2. Plantronics Backbeat Fit Headphones
If listening to something like music, an audiobook or podcasts helps motivate you to workout, then investing in a pair of headphones that is not going to hinder your workout in any way will be well worth the expense. Plantronics Backbeat Fit headphones connect via Bluetooth, so they are wireless and comfortable. The sound is great and they’ll stay on your ears even during an intense workout.
3. ResMed S+
There are so many health benefits to a good night’s sleep that you’d be remiss if you didn’t pay to your sleep patterns as part of your overall health plan. The ResMed S+ is a sleep tracking system that doesn’t require you to wear a device. The small alarm clock sits on your bedside table and measures your sleep through bio-motion sensors. The clock also features a smart alarm that will wake you when you are in light sleep during a pre-set time window so you wake up easier and feel more refreshed.
4. FitBit Surge
Fitness trackers are great to help those who want to move more become aware of how much exercise they are really getting (or not getting) throughout the day. The Fitbit Surge is among the best of the many tracker options. In addition to steps it also tracks activities like weight-lifting and yoga, and has continuous heart rate monitoring. It syncs easily with its app, is comfortable to wear and will notify you of texts and calls.
5. iPhone 8
You use your smartphone for everything else, from note-taking to navigation, so why not employ it as an aid on your quest for health and fitness? In addition to loads of apps, which will be highlighted below, many smartphones have built-in health features. The iPhone 8 is the smartphone best for health tracking. The iPhone’s Health feature will track steps and running distances, act as a heart rate monitor, store vital health records, track bedtime and more. Health syncs with almost all of your other fitness and health apps to give you a more complete view of your health.
6. Health and Fitness Apps
Whatever your fitness goals and needs are, there’s an app to help you out. Here are some of the most helpful health and fitness apps:
• Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout App – This app instructs users on both the original 7-minute workout and more advanced routines.
• MyFitnessPal – This free app will allow you to easily track your exercise, food and calories with a giant database of foods and workouts.
• Lose It! – If you’re not sure where to start with your weight loss, Lose It! will make a custom plan for you. This free app makes it easy to enter foods, allowing you to take a picture of what you’re eating and identifying foods automatically.
• Workout Trainer – This app gives you thousands of free workout ideas with audio and video instructions.