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How a Smartwatch Can Help You Stay on Top of Your Health Game

Our sedentary lifestyles are not conducive to physical or mental well-being. Let’s face it, spending hours in front of a computer screen is unlikely to leave you feeling good at the end of the day. The news is not all bad though. We can also utilize technology to help us reach our health goals. Whether you are trying to increase your physical activity or get into the habit of eating more nutritious food, a smartwatch can help. The wearable device is like a little personal trainer that tracks your progress and keeps you motivated. Still not sure a smartwatch is for you? Here are just a few ways this compact device can help you improve your fitness. 

 

Medication Alerts

 

Whether you need to take medication to manage a chronic condition or simply need a reminder to take your daily dose of omega 3, a smartwatch can be invaluable. 

 

The beauty of wearable technology is that it is always with you—in the case of a smartwatch, on your wrist. This means that no matter where you are, a smartwatch will be there with you to remind you of your pre-set medication schedule. 

 

Smartwatches also sure beat the bulky and cumbersome medical alert systems from the not-so-distant past.

 

Diet Tracking 

 

Just like smartphones, smartwatches have apps that can promote healthy eating habits by counting your calorie intake. Many such apps come with handy information about the number of calories in particular food types and serving sizes. Better still, health apps can also log your calorie intake for each day to help you keep track of your diet.

 

Physical Activity Tracking

 

According to one study, a person should aim to take around 10,000 steps each day to stay healthy. Smartwatches act like mini pedometers that record the number of steps we have taken since getting out of bed. 

 

Knowing this information can encourage us to aim for a little bit more physical activity each day, such as walking home instead of taking the bus. You can even set your device to buzz when you reach a predetermined number of steps. 

 

A smartwatch can also be used to monitor your vitals such as heart rate and temperature.

 

Sleep Tracking 

 

Do you feel like you are not getting enough quality sleep? According to experts, we should be getting at least seven hours of sleep per night. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. 

 

A smartwatch can track how many hours of sleep you are getting each night, and look at your sleep-wake cycles. It can also tell you how many uninterrupted hours of sleep you get each night. 

 

If you lack energy, simply look at the logs in your device to check if you got adequate sleep the previous night. Once you have this data, you can try to implement some lifestyle changes to help improve the quality and length of your sleep. 

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