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While at work today, a lady and I discussed the fact that we so wish that a magic pill existed. You know the pill you take and the pounds just melt off. Who doesn’t wish that pill existed?
Unfortunately, that pill may never be discovered or it will have it’s own set of problems that will come with it. However in late April 2017, I made a conscience decision to get moving. I try to fit in a 2 mile walk 3 – 4 days a week.
Kinds of fitness trackers
To monitor my steps taken, the number of minutes exercised, and calories burned, I use a personal fitness tracker. There are two kinds of fitness trackers available: an all-day tracker or a training tracker.
Both trackers have features that help the user keep up with their progress.
An all-day tracker measures:
- steps taken
- stairs climbed
- duration of exercise
- calories consumed and burned
- active minutes
- sleep time. 1
A training tracker measures:
- heart rate
- breathing patterns
- miles walked, run, or traveled
- lap times of swimming
- changes in altitude
- all the features of the all-day tracker. 2
Another feature I like is my fitness tracker can log my results in an app synced on my phone. I can also keep up with the amount of water I’ve consumed throughout the day.
Having a personal fitness tracker keeps me encouraged that although I don’t have the magic pill I am going in the right direction as far as my health. I know that I feel much better. I can now walk the two miles and not struggle like I did in the beginning.
Another feature that I like about my fitness tracker is the sleep monitoring. I am able to see how much sleep I’m receiving every night. It was eye wakening because I realized at one point I was getting less than six hours of sleep!
There are many fitness trackers in the marketplace. If you’re looking for information on Fitness Trackers read more on the top ten fitness trackers available.
Do you use a fitness tracker? Has it helped you stay motivated? Share your thoughts on the kind of fitness tracker you use.
1 Information collected from Top 10 Best Activity Trackers Review 2017
2 Information collected from Top 10 Best Activity Trackers Review 2017