Getting the Most From Your Fitness Tracker

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Getting the Most From Your Fitness Tracker

Fitness trackers are the latest rage in the health world, but are you really getting the most mileage out of yours? Depending upon the brand, you might be overlooking one or more of these handy features, which can aid your weight loss plan and/or help you get into the best shape of your life.

Set goals. If your device allows you to set daily goals, you can establish benchmarks for exercise, hydration, healthy eating, and more. Seeing your progress can motivate you to work harder throughout the day, and help you learn if your actions are appropriate for your long term goals.

Engage in friendly competition. Some fitness trackers allow you to create a group with friends, or connect with lik-eminded new acquaintances. Then, if competition motivates you, just check the leaderboard in your app to see how your efforts stack up against your friends’ health programs.

Analyze your data. It’s great to have a record of your efforts at a healthier lifestyle, but what are you learning from it? Consider checking your sleep habits against your workout routine, for example. Or, compare your eating habits with sleep. You might find that actions in one area impact actions in another part of your day. Then, you can make adjustments in order to function better in all areas.

Set reminders. Your fitness tracker can do more than just remind you to exercise. Set reminders for bedtime, drinking water, juicing, and more. Now you will never forget any of your healthiest habits.

Sync with other apps. Check in your tracker’s settings to see if it will sync with other apps. Now you will have a more comprehensive view of all your daily habits.

Get a weekly progress report. Opting into a weekly summary can serve as yet another boost to your motivation. It feels good to get a good report, so that will motivate you to keep working toward your weight loss plan. On the other hand, if your weekly weigh-in doesn’t go as expected, your weekly progress report from a fitness tracker could help to explain what went wrong.

For more help with your weight loss plan or fitness regimen, give us a call. We can help you fine tune your program so that you can reap maximum rewards from your efforts.