Keeping Track of Physical Activity

Keeping track of physical activity

 

Today, there are many ways to keep track of your physical activity. There are apps and gadgets that monitor your steps, running stats, food intake, and even sleep! With all of these tools becoming so intuitive and handy, what’s the best way to keep track of your physical activity and why is it so important?

We live in a hyper-connected world, where any information we desire is one internet search away. Because of this connected-nature, making health and weight management more accessible and easy to maintain seemed inevitable. Who doesn’t want to have a better understanding of their health? This is where keeping track of physical activity is super important.

With work, school, children, family, and everything else that people have in their lives, keeping track of one’s physical activity is important because it allows for you to: better regulate your body’s condition; keep you aware of changes in your body; know exact information on how much you’ve done physically; and track your progress for the future.

While you might not want to keep track of everything (though there are apps for tracking pretty much anything body-related), keeping track of your physical activity is so easy now that why wouldn’t you? Below are some of the top selling fitness trackers that monitor steps, heart rate, and other aspects, depending on device, but keep in mind that tracking your physical activity is something that can also be done without the cost of a fitness tracker.

Some of the highest rated devices are:

  • Fitbit Surge
  • Garmin Vivofit
  • Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor
  • Mio Alpha I
  • Timex Mid-Size T5G971

If you have a smart phone, look up some apps as an alternative to the wearable devices above. Many find that physically writing things out help with accountability and memory, and there are some great layouts for planners and bullet journals to keep track of your physical activity that way.

There are so many options out there to choose from, but the most important part is that you start to track your physical activity however you want.