Don’t Lose Track of Your New Year’s Resolution to Get Fit!

Dr. Angela Seabright
Adriane Davis

| 3 min read

how to pick a fitness tracker
Getting in shape is a popular new year’s resolution that starts to lose momentum by the end of January. Fitness trackers are an effective way to keep up with your resolution to be healthier and get in shape. With so many fitness trackers on the market, choosing the right one can get confusing. Three things to consider when looking for the right fitness tracker are ease of use, durability and accuracy.
When you’re working out and setting goals for yourself you want to have a proper log of your physical activity. A tracker that can you help you do that is the Fitbit Zip, a tracker designed for people who want to be accountable for getting in shape. This tracker has a simple, easy to use design and automatically syncs your activity through a smart phone application or through your computer. The Fitbit app can keep track of food and drinks consumed throughout the day as well. The Zip is small, discrete and stays securely clipped to clothing.
More active fitness plans may require a tracker that can calculate things that affect overall health, like quality of sleep. Luckily, the Fitbit One does just that. The One not only tracks distance traveled, calories burned, and active moments but it also tracks how well you slept. The sleep-tracking feature counts how many times you woke up during the night and suggests ways to improve your slumber habits. The One also comes with a silent vibrating alarm to wake you up peacefully.
The Jawbone UP integrates your entire active lifestyle into one easy to use app that plugs into your phone and syncs all of your daily fitness activity. UP lets you set goals for yourself and celebrates significant milestones, like your millionth step. For encouragement, UP suggests ways to help you reach your goals. UP even has a customizable idle function that alerts you when you’ve been inactive for too long. Mood tracking is another unique feature of UP. The mood tracker logs your moods and gives connections to mood variation.
If you are a person who needs to be accountable for every aspect of your health and fitness routine, then the Basis B1 may be for you. This fitness tracker looks like an ordinary watch but this device tracks every phases of your fitness routine, monitors your heart rate, and offers advice toward improving your health. The Basis B1 boosts your morale through different levels of achievement toward set goals. Once a level is unlocked you move up the next level until your goal is reached.
Choose a fitness tracker, and stay on track toward your 2015 health and fitness goals!
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