It’s no secret that technology has made an incredible impact in today’s world. One of the major fields that technology has changed is health and fitness.
50 years ago health and fitness simply meant going outside and moving your butt. But now, it means so much more.
Technology is redefining the way that we see and think about things. We put together a list of 4 Technology advancements that are really defining the way we see physical fitness.
Read on to learn more about fitness technology at its finest.
First off, fitness apps are incredibly helpful. Let’s face it, we forget things. We forget important things like drinking water or standing up after a long period of stillness.
There are tons of apps on the market, free and for purchase, that send you regular reminders. With so many apps available, it’s easy to customize your reminders.
Find an app that helps you drink eight glasses of water per day, an app that reminds you to track that blueberry doughnut, or simply an app that motivates you to bring yourself to the gym each morning.
What do you forget? There’s an app for that.
Online Personal Trainers and Classes
Let’s go off topic for just a moment to talk about inflation. 50 years ago, you could buy a loaf of bread for a nickel. Today, a loaf of bread is three dollars. Unfortunately, pay raises don’t inflate at the same rate as things for purchase.
Because of this, we are forced to spend so much more time at our day jobs, and sometimes even pick up a night job. Overtime used to be something extra, but now it’s more of a necessity.
With all of this work taking up our time, most of us don’t have time to go to the gym. Fortunately, technology has kept up with us.
If you don’t have time to attend a daily spin class or yoga session, there are tons of them available pre-recorded and even live streamed on your TV, tablet, and even cellphone.
While online classes can never replace personal trainers, such as FITHAUS, they sure are helpful when our time is limited.
Wearable Fitness Trackers
This one also correlates with our busy schedules. Technology has created a way for us to track all of our daily activities without going to the gym or buying a logbook.
Fitbit, Apple watches, and Android watches are nifty devices that you wear every day. They automatically track your steps and heart rate without you having to think about.
This is great motivation for someone to take the stairs instead of the elevators because they know it’s not in vain and is being tracked.
Virtual Reality Fitness
While this might not be the most effective fitness technology, it is by far the most fun.
There are all kinds of different games and apps that make moving fun.
If you hate going outside in the heat but love tennis, check out the Wii tennis game. Complete with a multiplayer setup, its all the fun without the sun.
There is even an app that tracks your running paths and chases you with virtual zombies on your phone. The running path you choose to take allow you to collect survival supplies and dodge hungry zombies.
Think of it as the adult version of Pokémon go.
Fitness Technology Is Changing the Way We Work Out
So you see, fitness technology has made so many subtle impacts that it’s completely re-defined health and fitness.
With that being said, don’t forget to gear up with your fitness wearables and activate those reminder apps.
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