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March 25, 2020 2 min to read

Applied fitness: 5 ways tech can help you get in shape for the summer

Category : Hobby, Lifestyle

The new year often comes with fresh resolutions and the stark realization that our devil-may-care festive lifestyles can carry ramifications for our fitness as we descend back into our daily routines.

The problem with Christmas Pudding and Yule Log is that they’re very morish. While Christmas indulgence is always extremely enjoyable, it has a habit of leaving us with more of a challenge on our hands if we resolve to get ourselves in shape for the return of the summer months.

Google Trends shows us that interest in the term ‘gym membership’ reaches fever pitch in January of each year – but is it really beneficial for us to choose to commit to joining a gym?

Gyms help us to get in shape, but the costs and lifestyle changes involved can leave customers feeling too uncomfortable to continue long into their membership. Luckily, technology has presented us with some exciting – and less intrusive – alternatives. Let’s take a deeper look at the role fitness tech can play in keeping us healthy:

Fitbit

When it comes to innovations in fitness wearables, it’s hard to look past Fitbit as the company that’s made the biggest splash in recent times.

While the Apple Watch is capable of some impressive performance in monitoring our health, Fitbit’s price and accuracy make it ideal for anyone looking to use technology to live a healthier lifestyle.

Fitbit is capable of monitoring heart rates as well as supplying users with over 15 incentive-based exercise modes.

The beauty of Fitbit is that it allows us to not only exercise but track our progress anywhere in the world. While can be tricky to find the motivation we need to get outside and have a run, Fitbit allows us to set goals and focus our ambitions on beating our best times.

While gym memberships can cost a small fortune on a monthly basis, the cheapest Fitbit available on the company’s official website is £49 at the time of writing – with older models purchasable online for less.

Strava

If there was ever a gateway drug into the world of running, it would be Strava. The free app, downloadable on both iOS and Android, accurately measures your runs, walks, or cycling sessions. You can add your friends and share heatmaps of the paths you take and the pace you kept along the way.

One of the biggest problems when it comes to regular taghobby exercise stems from a lack of motivation. For many of us, there’s no better way to stay…
 
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