These days, technology is often relied on to help us reach goals in our everyday lives. Whether that’s to help track your finances or to prompt you to meditate daily, there are lots of ways that our smartphones and apps can assist us. Stats show that in 2021, 74% of respondents had at least one home fitness product in their home, proving that taking an interest in our health is still important for many. Here’s how technology can play a part in that.
The days of clunky strap-on fitness trackers are long-gone, thanks to slick, wearable technology with embedded systems. These advances mean that people who wear fitness watches can now integrate better fitness into their everyday lives, with the ability to check on their step count, for example, whenever suits them. Sleep quality, fitness levels and heart rate – a variety of health analytics can be accessed with just a tap. The technology isn’t just more wearable, it’s also more accurate. You can even link up with other people to check out their fitness stats, helping to spur each other on.
When it comes to fitness, nutrition is key. Fuelling your body in the right way is not only important to give you the right amount of energy, but it will also help you to achieve the results you want. Nutrition apps can help you calculate and track your macros, allowing you to stay on track and reach your fitness goals. If you are looking to gain weight or stay in a calorie deficit, this can also be beneficial. However, it is recommended that you seek expert advice before attempting some of these fitness methods.
Fitness communities are a huge part of fitness technology. The likes of Peloton is centred around working out together, whatever type of fitness class you enjoy. The fact that people can feel this connection even while working out at home is huge, helping people realise that they can be kept accountable even if they can’t make it to in-person classes. Other apps like running app Strava allow you to link up with others and engage with their workouts.
Technology makes content and education accessible to everyone. We saw people lean on it during the pandemic when people physically couldn’t get to the gym and for many, who can’t regularly attend fitness classes due to time, money or physical restraints, it opens up another door. There are endless free workout apps for smartphones and videos on YouTube for example, with lots of experts giving out free hints and tips on social media too. Fitness-related technology means everyone can take part one way or another.