Getting the most out of your fitness tracker:
Lots of people have new fitness tracker devices that can help them meet their fitness goals if they are used effectively. Here we offer some tips to help you use your fitness tracker in ways that bring you the most benefits.
The first thing to keep in mind is to individualize your goals. Don’t go with the preset goal of so many steps per day. Instead, find out how many steps you normally do in your everyday life, and then set a goal slightly higher. As you meet your goals, set new and realistic ones.
Keep your perspective. Even though fitness trackers can be great motivators, be sure not to let yours run your life. Some people get excessive about their daily goals, and lose sight of other important things. The key here is to learn to focus on breaking old unhealthy habits and not to become obsessed about numbers and steps.
It helps if you can be patient with your progress. It takes some time for your tracker to gather enough data to be useful to you. Your data is collected over time to find averages and establish a baseline. The averages give you an accurate picture of your level of fitness.
Consider adding a buddy to your routine. Working out with a friend helps you stay accountable and makes the activity much more fun. Just be sure you’re focusing on your own goals and don’t turn it into a competition. It’s most effective when you set short-term goals that build on your own baseline level.
We know staying healthy and fit is a big priority these days. Remember to contact Your Insurance Gal when you have questions or need information about health insurance for yourself and your family.