We’re all probably getting at least a little bit of exercise, since we’re part of this fitness-centered community and follow all these common exercise-related topics. So this post isn’t an argument for you to become more fit and healthy by encouraging you to move more. We know that you already do. But how can a person be sure that the way they are moving is the proper way (aka their fitness routine is enough and manages to give their body the amount and types of exercise it needs)? Also, how can you be sure that your current life regime isn’t actually causing extra stress on your body, and if you’re getting enough sleep and food to keep up with your other activities?
The answer is simple: now, we can all gain access to an activity monitor that goes way beyond the average step-counting smartphone. The FitBit Flex wristband has got us all excited about the potential of data it can deliver, and how satisfying workouts could get from now on. This activity monitor doesn’t just measure up your fitness routine and how effective it was, but it also checks up on your body life rhythms in general, including keeping track of how much you sleep, your sleeping patterns and so on.
How It Works
The wristband automatically synchs all of its data to your computer or your smartphone via its wireless connection, so you don’t have to worry about connecting it every evening with an USB cable or anything like that. It tracks your steps, the distances you go through, the amount of calories you burn, the total number of active minutes from your movement sessions and so on. It can monitor how much you sleep and the quality of your sleep as well.
Any trainer can tell you that the quality of your sleep can have a major impact on your body’s capacity for fitness physical training. A poor quality of sleep is often the reason for which you know you’ve been sleeping for 8 or 9 hours but you still feel tired upon waking up. Another reason may be oversleeping, actually (the correlation has been made). This is yet another reason we love wearing an activity monitor wristband like the new FitBit gadget: this type of accessory not only measures up the quality of your sleeping time, but it also wakes you up when you should wake up in order for your sleep to be at an optimal level.
What Kind of Routine You Could Set Up
Our best advice is to create a special fitness routine got the periods of time in which you wear an activity monitor, at least until you feel like you’ve reached an optimal form. Focus on getting enough sleep and in better conditions (less light and noise in your bed’s proximity), and schedule 2 workouts of at least 30 minutes each, in the morning and in the evening (about 2 hours before going to sleep). Also, throughout the day (while you’re away at work, for example), focus on taking as many steps as you can, opt for the stairs instead of the elevator and so on. Your fitness and your levels of energy will improve significantly in a short while.
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