YOU CAN EXERCISE WITHOUT TECHNOLOGY

What type of exerciser are you?

Someone always training for a marathon or the person trying out the latest exercise trend? Maybe you’re more like me–easily bored and but likes to stay in shape.

As we sit on our tushies glued to our screens, finding the right motivator to keep us moving has become more challenging than ever.

Like most things in life, technology took a stab at solving the problem and developed, essentially, a “pedometer on steroids” known to most people as wearable fitness trackers. These are devices, worn on your body, that use an app to track daily physical activity and health data such as the number of calories burned, heart rate, and other relevant health factors.

All of a sudden, everyone had one and daily activity levels became the hot topic at cocktail parties. However, according to a Wired magazine article, the novelty has worn off and science has weighed in–they aren’t the messiah of health we were hoping for.

Here is a summary of Wired‘s findings:

  • About one third of people who buy fitness trackers stop using them within six months, and more than half eventually abandon them altogether.
  • After one year of use, a clip-on activity tracker had no effect on test subjects’ overall health and fitness—even when it was combined with a financial incentive.
  • Subjects using fitness trackers were no more active or fit than those not using them and those without devices lost more weight than those with a tracker device.

My biggest gripe with fitness trackers is that exercising shouldn’t have to be expensive (Fitbits can range between $60-$300!) OR so time consuming you need a device to keep track of your activity.

In fact, the Mayo Clinic website recommends a minimum of 150 minutes per week of moderate–intensity exercise, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise.

That’s only about 20 minutes a day if your activity is moderate intensity and 10 minutes a day if your activity is vigorous.

I waste more time than that fixing glitches on my devices!

ALTERNATIVE TO FITNESS TRACKER

Fitness Blender is a website that offers over 500 FREE workout videos, healthy recipes, and lots of great research backed health information.

My favorite part: It has whole category of workouts for “People Who Get Bored Easily”!

WHY I LIKE IT:

  • The exercise videos are FREE but they offer affordably priced workout plans and healthy meal programs.
  • I can do it at home without any equipment.
  • There is something for everyone at every level of fitness.

Here is the video that got me hooked:

HIIT Workout for People Who Get Bored Easily + Cardio & Total Body Workout

If you have an exercise regime that’s working for you, I’d love to hear about it! Fitness trackers are a good tool and will continue to improve, but ultimately, you don’t need technology to exercise.

 

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