Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to make more time for working out? Then perhaps you’ve thought about getting a fitness tracker. Take a look at the benefits of using a fitness tracker to help you track your goals.
It can be easy to give up on your fitness goals if you don’t have someone to hold you accountable. The benefit of a fitness tracker, according to Health Fitness Revolution, is that it has been shown to increase your activity level by 30 percent because it motivates by tracking your goals and encouraging you to walk more steps, run faster and sustain that peak heart rate for just a little longer.
Many fitness trackers now include heart rate monitors, which is a plus because, according to Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the data can help track your heart rate while you work out and while at rest. These devices will help you find and maintain the right exercise intensity to reach your goals and alert you to whether you are meeting those goals.
The quality of sleep you are getting can affect metabolism, cravings, energy and mood. So it’s pretty great that many fitness trackers track sleep patterns, including length of sleep and how many times you woke up during the night. When tracking your sleep, you may be able to pinpoint the daytime factors that could be throwing off your sleep. Plus some devices let you set a sleep goal and can send you alerts when it’s time to go to bed to ensure you get enough sleep.
Whether you’re looking to lose weight in the New Year or simply get motivated to get moving, the different fitness trackers on the market can help you reach your health and wellness goals.
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