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by Zara
02 Jul

Why Buy a Fitness Tracker?

By now, you've probably noticed those trendy, stylish bands, clips, and necklaces your friends and co-workers are wearing to track their every step and move. It seems that everywhere you look, people are logging their activity, food calories, and distance walked.


You are not a fitness freak, but you are well aware of the benefits that regular exercise brings to your life. However, getting more active on a day-to-day basis hasn't been exactly the easiest of tasks for you. So it seems only fair to ask yourself: "Do I need a fitness device to get fit?"

The answer might surprise you, but whether you're looking to lose a few stones or get more active, fitness trackers do help you get on track towards a healthier and happier version of yourself.

And here's why.

Tracking.  Information is king! Seeing your daily progress on the mobile app or device makes you aware of your entire physical activity and can literally make you keep going by reaching a higher number of daily steps, distance, and calories burnt. Remember a dilemma you used to have—whether to hop in a car or take a walk? Well, collecting points and seeing yourself on top of the rankings will solve the issue.

But monitoring your activity is only one side of the medal. Most fitness devices offer a brilliant and very disciplining feature—a food and water log. This helps you track and analyze the quantity and quality of your everyday nutritional choices. Once you put a tracker on, you will learn how to measure foods and the exercise you'll need to burn all those calories later (say, 80 minutes of a treadmill workout), which will probably prevent you from snacking out of boredom.

Last but not least is tracking your sleep. There are tonnes of articles that prove how vital the quality of your sleep is since it affects almost every essential process of your body and overall well-being: metabolism, energy, mood, cravings, etc. Luckily for you, many fitness devices track your sleep patterns, showing how long you slept, whether it was deep or light sleep, and how many times you woke up throughout the night.  Sleep analysis may help you to become more aware of your habits and help you adjust them for the sake of a better life.




Motivation and accountability. Ranks, badges, and stickers, as well as likes and comments from your peers, help you to acknowledge your effort.  Research has proved that social exercise—fitness challenges and competitions—makes you want to reach higher goals and take more steps to beat your friends, family, and co-workers. Needless to say, sharing your astonishing results on social media is a pleasant bonus.

Goal Setting. There is nothing more helpful and inspiring in adopting a healthy lifestyle than winning everyday battles. One of the key features of fitness bands is the ability to set goals and achieve them. Goal setting keeps you focused on progress and personal fitness growth. You may start with 2,000 steps a day, but you will soon notice that taking the recommended average of 10,000 steps is too easy for you.

Although you might be one of those lucky guys or gals who don't need a smart-type device to make them take care of their bodies, activity trackers still have a variety of benefits that can inspire you to go beyond your limits and improve your life.

Already have one? Join inKin Social Fitness Platform to compete with people from all over the world and get your daily motivation.


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