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Add a fitness tracker to your workout routine for these 5 benefits

Published on:6 August 2021, 17:00pm IST
A fitness tracker can help improve the quality of your workout and take you a step closer to your fitness goals. Here are reasons to add it to your routine.
Grace Bains
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Make your workout more effective and efficient with a fitness tracker. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Being fit is an arduous task, and it has only become more challenging due to Covid-19. Due to the lockdown and social distancing norms, people have to refrain from visiting the gym and public parks. In such a scenario, home workouts have taken the center stage, even though it is difficult to track progress and regulate intensity when working out from home.

To tackle this issue, using a fitness tracker may be useful. A fitness tracker will help personalise your workouts, fine-tune your daily habits, and make impactful changes to your diet and workout regime.

What is a fitness tracker?

Fitness trackers come in many forms, from cell phone applications to wristwatches. A fitness tracker basically helps to assess the impact on your health, diet, exercise routine, heart rate, sleep cycle, and oxygen levels. It also helps to measure the number of steps you take and calories you burn.

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Wearable fitness trackers can help you in a number of ways.
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The tracker can be customized as per your schedule, diet and workout patterns. The readings from the tracker will help you analyse your health status and workouts so that you can make certain critical changes if necessary. These changes range from the number of repetitions, sets you do, the tempo of the workout, and the breaks you take.

Benefits of fitness journaling

Fitness trackers help you make positive changes that allow you to see results! Here are five benefits of using one:

1. Track your progress and achieve fitness goals

Fitness trackers aid in tracking your efforts towards developing a healthy lifestyle by being accountable. It will keep you organized, give you an edge, and offer insights on your progress, thereby helping you maintain momentum and achieve fitness goals.

2. Eat healthy

Fitness trackers can also connect with certain applications that monitor the food you eat, and calories consumed. This will help to keep a track of your daily food intake and cultivate healthy eating habits. So, you can review your dietary habits periodically, and fine-tune your meal planning.

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Use a fitness tracker to monitor your meals and water consumption. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Stay motivated

Fitness trackers can help monitor your progress, and offer insights on the incremental growth in your strength and fitness levels. This minute analysis will help you stay motivated as you can see the positive changes happening to your fitness levels on a real-time basis.

4. Prevent injuries

Be it running or weight lifting, both these exercise forms can take a heavy toll on the body. Fitness trackers will help record the pace, intensity (heart rate), and distance travelled. Therefore, you will be in a better place to avoid making mistakes, tweak your workouts, and regulate the intensity of your workouts.

5. Sleep

The quality and duration of your sleep is really important, as it impacts your cognitive and mental health. Fitness trackers can track sleep patterns, duration, and also monitor restlessness. This will help in taking corrective measures to improve the quality of sleep, thereby improving overall health and wellness.

So, ladies, try using a fitness tracker to accentuate your workouts, eating habits, and lead healthier lives!

Grace Bains Grace Bains

Grace is someone who likes writing enough to make a living out of it. When she isn’t writing, you will find her having chai and reading a book.