Call it a fitness band, a smart band or a fitness tracker, this slim, wearable wristband has created quite a stir. But if you’re wondering how and if it really helps you get fit, here are 8 ways to explain its relevance in your life.
Sporting one on your wrist lets your crew (read friends, fitness buffs or even strangers) know you are serious about fitness and this can help you find the right training or running partner whether you’re at the gym or stretching in the park. And let’s be honest—it also totally helps set up your credentials with the opposite sex!
Most, if not all, wearable fitness devices today measure your heart rate. This is a boon when you are working out as it tells you how hard you’re pushing yourself, how much more you can take, and if at all your current workout is affecting your body. Good to know, right?
Your fitness band can help predict if you are about to catch a cold or have had contact with a virus since it monitors your pulse. A low resting pulse is a sign that you are fit while a higher pulse may be an indication of an imminent infection. Time to dial in the doctor!
Any fitness regime requires motivation and a fitness band gives you just the support you need. Apart from tracking your workout, it also helps you to connect with others working on similar fitness levels through mobile apps. As you discover there is a world of people who are working at your level, your in-built spirit of competition rears its head and pushes you to excel and better your game.
We all work out with a specific goal in mind. Your fitness band along with the appropriate app on your phone will monitor how close you are to your goal and help to schedule progressively higher goals elevating not only your fitness levels, but also your helping you reach higher than where you started.
We tend to calculate the calories when it comes to what we put on the plate, but ignore them it comes to what we burn when we get onto a machine. While you’re sweating at the gym, the beach, at home or outdoors, your fitness band will do the needful for you and update you too, helping you to indulge in that last piece of cake guilt-free while ensuring that you’re healthier, stronger and more toned.
You know you should be walking up those two flights of stairs to your office, but you always take the elevator; after all, who’s watching right? Well, now your health band is! This realisation will help you make that extra effort in your daily fitness. Apart from showing on your health charts, this will also bring a smile to your face as you check your health band at the end of the day. Afterall, high numbers—whether they’re in the bank account or on the fitness tracker—are the best motivators.
Sleep is one of the most important factors of good health but not something we could easily regulate, until now. A fitness tracker will also track your sleep by recording any sudden jerks and movements after the light’s out as well as the time spent sleeping. This will enable you to change your sleeping pattern or regulate your sleep ensuring better health.