In a world where our physical health as a species is very much in the spotlight, some could easily point to technology being part of the cause – after all, we’re now able to access whatever entertainment we want, which encourages lazing around, as well as the fact we can get pretty much anywhere without walking thanks to transport like cars and trains.
However, as our devices get increasingly ever more powerful, with more capabilities for connectivity, analysis, and teamwork than ever before, technology is playing a larger and larger role in the physical health of the average person.
The world of health technology is a huge and sprawling one, with some of the most advanced and high-tech research in the world going into human health areas such as preventing cancers and finding a cure for Alzheimer’s – however, for the sake of this article, the technology will be referring to our commonly owned household devices, such as phones, computers, and smart-watches.
Read on to find out more about how we can use our technology to put us on the path to completing our fitness goals.
Find Guides and Advice
The internet is an unimaginably large place, with information available on pretty much any subject, meaning that it is the perfect place that can help you stay fit and help others stay fit too if you want. Fitness content is available in a huge number of forms such as YouTube videos, applications with pre-planned workouts and new exercises to complete, as well as online classes with professional personal trainers who can lead you through high-intensity sessions.
With purpose-built school and business laptops, those interested in staying healthy and helping others stay this way too can write blogs, produce video content and edit it, and create podcasts using a laptop. Whether you’re looking to bolster your own workouts and help others, explore the world of home gym equipment, or seek (or offer) the advice of a professional to get you on the right track, online devices can get people there.
Track your progress
Using the myriad of stats and analyses now available to us through our connected devices, tracking your progress on your fitness journey has become more detailed and powerful than ever.
Tracking your progress has always been an effective way of keeping motivated when keeping a fitness routine, as it helps to remind you of the goals you are aiming to reach and brings value to each individual session as you see the gains mount up over time.
For those that enjoy running and other cardiovascular activities, the GPS functionality on smartphones and watches, as well as heartbeat trackers and calorie counters, paint an incredibly accurate picture of your performance each time you work out.
Collaborate with others
Fitness has always been a fantastic way to connect with others, as you can share in the joys of competing or simply training in a sport with others who also have a great passion for it.
However, now with our connected devices, and especially social media, making connections is easier than ever, as people create communities online focused on their particular sport or activity.
Joining forums could allow you to find others in your local area who also enjoy the sport, which can help you stay happy and stay motivated.