Fitness trackers are a great tool that can help you get in the best shape of your life. So, whether you already have one and don’t wear it as often as you should or you are thinking about purchasing one and wondering about the benefits, here are 10 reasons that a fitness tracker should be your daily accessory:
It keeps fitness at the forefront of your mind. With all of your other duties and obligations, sometimes fitness can “slip your mind.” However, this is less likely to occur if you’re wearing a tracker as it is a constant reminder of the activity you should be getting.
It makes creating a fitness habit easier. If you can make working out a habit, then you’ve already won half the battle when it comes to lifelong fitness. And by making sure you hit your daily fitness goals by using your tracker, that is exactly what you are doing—creating a habit.
It makes you more active. It is awfully easy to spend too much time in front of the computer or on the couch, but having a fitness tracker that reminds you of the work that you have yet to do makes this less of an issue and more of a past behavior.
It motivates you to do more. When your fitness tracker shows you that you are close to your goal, it motivates you to meet if not exceed it.
It holds you accountable. Knowing that this device is recording your progress (or lack thereof) makes you more accountable when it comes to getting in the activity you need to create the body you want.
It gives you something to strive for. Set a goal and you’re more likely to meet it, and having the fitness tracker is one way to remember what you’re striving to do, increasing the likelihood you will do it.
It keeps you honest. It’s very easy to think we’ve done more than we have, but the fitness tracker will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
It gives you a sense of accomplishment. Look at your fitness tracker and see how well you’ve done for the day, week, or month and it gives you a great sense of accomplishment and pride, which encourages you to keep it up.
It helps you brag, but in an indirect way. If you’re the type of person that doesn’t like to toot your own horn, your fitness tracker will do it for you if it is one that has an online app in which you’ve connected with all of your friends.
It gives you the benefit of group fitness even when you are alone. Working out with friends is a great way to stay motivated, but a fitness tracker that logs your activity and compares it to that of your friends gives you the same effect even when you can’t work up a sweat together.
So, what are you waiting for? Get that fitness tracker on and start enjoying these benefits today!