Low-Tech Alternatives to Help You Reach Your Health Goals

You can track almost anything related to your health with the help of apps.

However, if your healthy lifestyle apps get a bit lost amidst all of the other stuff on your phone, switching to some old-school methods might help you break out of a slump.

Here are four recommendations for low-tech gear that can help you reach some of your goals.

  1. Trying to drink more water? Look for a water bottle that measures your intake by the hour. Marks on the bottle give you guidelines for how much water you should consume by 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and so on, ensuring you guzzle your 64 ounces. Search “water bottle with time markings” online and you’ll find many options to choose from or make your own.
  2. Watching what you eat? Even healthy foods have calories. Investing in some portion-controlled containers and plates can help keep your diet in check and help you learn what a normal portion size is. Search for “portion-control plates and containers” and find your best fit online.
  3. Want to test drive a new workout? Do you like the idea of yoga or strength training, but aren’t quite sure how to start? There’s likely a book to get you moving. Search for your workout of choice online and order away or head to your closest public library to give it a trial run.
  4. Aiming for overall improvement? Sometimes putting pen to paper is immensely satisfying. The practice of “bullet journaling” can help you track everything in your life and can be especially motivating when it comes to health goals. This post has some great ideas to get you started.

Are you all about the app or do you turn to low-tech devices to tackle your goals? Share what you use in the comments.  

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