Technology to Help You Get Physically Fit and Stay Fit
Technology is a great way to enhance and enjoy your workout as well as a fantastic tool to help you get fit and stay fit. Obviously, you don’t need technology to get a good workout. Put your jogging shoes on and head out the door, that is how easy it is. However, there are some advantages to using technology for physical fitness. Technology exercise tools are:
- Fun and entertaining.
Types of Technology To Get Fit
There are various types of technology available to you to help you with your workout goals. Let’s take a look at some options for you:
Heart Rate Monitors: Heart rate monitors are probably the original tech gadget made for people to get more from their workout. That doesn’t mean they are out of style though. The newest models of heart rate monitors are quite something, I must say. Not only do they automatically document data from your exercise routine but they will upload that data to an online training log. That training log can then be synced to your smart phone. You can track your peak exercise heart rate, average exercise heart rate, recovery heart rate and time spent in different heart rate zones.
These cool technological marvels can also be equipped with:
- Interval times
- calorie trackers
They are cool!
Smart Phone Apps: Apps have changed our world forever, right. Information about anything you want is just a touch of a button away. Well, there are fitness apps galore to help you to reach your physical fitness goals. Apps are technology at its finest. There are many types you can choose from. Choose one or choose them all:
- Track workout time, distance, heart rate and calories just like a heart rate monitor.
- Exercise training teaching proper form and technique for your chosen exercise.
- Exercise videos that you can follow for your workout.
- Sport specific training plans such as interval training maps.
- Pedometer Apps
- Altimeter Apps
- GPS Apps
- Auto alerts to tell you when to go, when to kick it up a notch or when to cool down.
- Apps to let you network with like-minded people, sharing every aspect of your work out and learning about theirs.
Video Games: Exercise video games are a blast and can really make a workout fun. Virtual dance contest, running races, sporting competitions, yoga, aerobics, and zumba such as this affiliate link shows: Zumba Fitness For Wii. The possibilities are endless and the resources limitless. Video games are a great option for a fun time as well as an alternative to a stormy day run. Exercise games are a fantastic social way to workout with a friend or family member as well. It is sort of like working out without knowing your working out. So fun!
I am not sure why you would just want to put your shoes on and head out the door without at least one of these technologic devices in your back pocket or attached to your arm. Adding technology to your workout to get physically fit is fun, keeps your interest in your workout, challenges you to perform better, teaches you the best techniques, lets you connect with others and did I say…..it’s fun?