4 Ways Technology Can Make You Fit

2016-05-31 (3)It’s estimated Americans spend 11 hours or more on their technological devices a day, scrolling through social media pages, texting, listening to music, watching videos, and more.

We’d like to propose four healthier, more active ways you could be using your devices.

1) Choosing Healthier Apps

Less texting, more toning!

The amount of fitness tracking apps available for smartphones these days seem limitless. If you’re into walking, running, jogging, or even cycling, there’s some great tracking apps out there that you can use to calculate your time, distance, calories burned, and even heart rate.

The data tracked can be used to help you create long-term fitness goals and allows you to have a visual of the progress you’re making along the way. Some of these apps can be integrated across various platforms, and many give you the option to share and compare your data with other individuals using the same app.

2) A Better Way to Play

If you’re a gamer, getting fit will be fun when you utilize your game station for a good workout! Thanks to technology, you can bowl, play football, or even surf from the comfort of your living room.

When you’re working up a sweat while playing a fun game, exercise doesn’t seem like a chore. You may just have so much fun playing that you forget it’s actually good for your health!

3) Stepping It Up a Bit

Did you know you should be getting 10,000 steps in a day? Most of us don’t reach near that many, on average taking only 2,000-3,000 steps daily. Wearing a step-tracking device, such as a FitBit or the Apple Watch, is an easy way to ensure you’re getting those steps in.

4) A Playlist That Moves You

It’s been proven that listening to music while you work out releases endorphins, helps you perform better, recover faster, and enjoy the workout process more. However, not just any music will do. It has to be music that moves you and speaks to you specifically.

Researchers say cutting the volume up a few notches also motivates you to push harder. So, create a workout playlist and listen to that during your next cardio session. You may just find you feel happier and more energized after you’ve finished!

Schedule an Appointment

In addition to staying active and working toward your personal fitness goals, routine annual checkups also play a vital role in ensuring that you stay in good health. Is your current doctor not meeting your needs?

We encourage you to set up an appointment with one of our experienced providers in a location near you today!

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