It’s a confusing paradox. But in this technological age, when it’s easier than ever to stay fit and healthy, our waistlines are expanding at a rate never seen before. There’s no reason we can’t all use the internet and technology to help us live a healthier and happier lifestyle. As long as you’ve got the motivation and willpower to improve your fitness you’ll have no problem in succeeding. Read through these 5 tech-savvy tips, and you’ll be in better shape than ever before you know it.
Track Your Fitness Levels With Technology
When you’re trying to lose weight, it can be really encouraging to see the progress you’re making in real, clear terms. It’s the kind of motivation that can stop you from giving up when times get hard and spur you on to even greater things. Apps like MapMyFitness are great for this. They let you track the changes in your day to day activities and your health. Just enter the data, and you can plan and analyse your fitness routines.
Post Your Progress Online
Some people find constant reminders of their friend’s fitness and diet plans a little annoying. But you should do it anyway! Most people will encourage you along the way, which can be a great help. And once you’ve made it official people will be expecting to see a difference. This applies a pressure onto yourself that can help you push on and make progress even when you don’t feel like it. So, post how long you spend on the treadmill on Twitter, and upload images of your low-calorie lunch onto Instagram!
We’re all busy people, aren’t we? And this can be one of the biggest blockages to us getting active or maintaining our health properly. But you can’t allow how busy you are, act as an excuse for poor health. It will only be you who loses out, in the long run. You can sign up with telehealth providers to look after your health for when you’re too busy to visit a doctor in person. Use phone apps to get in quick floor exercises when you have a spare few minutes too! They’re quick and can improve your health and flexibility.
Take Full of Advantage of the Web
As we all know by now, the internet offers pretty much everything you could ever want. You can find detailed information, help and guides on any subject you could think of. I don’t know what I’d do without it to be perfectly honest. One thing it’s especially good for is finding great, healthy and nutritional recipes. Log onto an open resource website where like minded people share recipes and try something new and healthy!
Keep a Food Blog/Journal
It’s easy to overeat, even if you’re making a concerted effort to limit your calorie intake. Sometimes you don’t even notice you’re doing it. Maybe you’re cooking for the family and take a few mouthfuls here and there while you prepare the food. It all adds up. Keep a journal and write down everything you eat. It’ll help you recognise where you can cut down. Do it on an app and use a calorie counter to help you out.