Keeping fit is something that all of us need to do if we want to lead a healthy lifestyle, but that doesn’t mean fitness is easy. Well, maybe it is for some physically inclined people but not everyone is like that.
For some people, keeping active is actually a somewhat monumental task. If you’re not used to it it can be hard to work some time to exercise into your schedule, and also your body needs to acclimate to all of the exertion and post-workout pain.
This is why those of us who do need to kickstart our commitment to keeping fit shouldn’t be afraid to utilize modern technology to ease that transition along. And even if you already exercise a lot, you can still enhance your experience with some fancy tech.
Let’s take a look at 5 gadgets which will make your fitness regime as efficient as possible:
1. Tanita RD 953
A weighing scale is not necessarily always an essential when it comes to fitness, but it is of course important if you’re working out to lose weight. It’s important to have a way to track your progress.
This gadget goes above and beyond that and is useful even for those who aren’t specifically working on their weight. Not only will this give you an accurate reading of that, but it has a number of other stats available too.
It will also tell you your muscle mass and your cardio age and it has Bluetooth which you can use to connect it to an app on your phone so that you can keep a record of your stats as recorded by the device.
A machine of many uses, it’s a quick and simple way to keep on top of various different metrics that are useful to follow as you work towards better fitness.
2. Powerdot Electrical Muscle Stimulator
This gadget is very useful for the recovery period of working out. Recovery is important and a lot of people don’t pay attention to it. It’s natural for your muscles to be sore and tired after exercise, but it’s hard to know when it’s just fatigue and when it might cause lasting pain.
If it’s something really serious like a torn muscle or ligament damage, then you’ll probably be in agony, but sometimes muscles are just a little more under strain than normal which can make future workouts, and life in general, more difficult.
This Powerdot gadget can keep that under control. It sends electrical impulses to the affected muscles to soothe some of the aches and pains. You can apply it to any part of your body that needs it and it can be controlled from a smartphone so it’s very handy.
The more care you give to your muscles post workout, the better future workouts will be so this will add to your fitness a lot.
3. Fitbit Versa
Fitbit is the go-to gadget for fitness fanatics, and the Versa is the most efficient one that you can get your hands on. While it does lack a GPS, you don’t really need that when it comes to general fitness.
The Versa still does everything that you need it to do to keep your workouts and exercise regimes on track. It tracks your steps and will remind you to move if you haven’t done so for a while. Movement is essential even on days off, so this watch works wonders.
It’s got a very accurate heart rate monitor which you can use to ensure you are putting as much into your cardio workouts as possible and it gives you a fitness score and compares it to others who are your age.
It functions as a smartwatch too so you can use it for emails, texts and other notifications and on top of all of that, it also tells you the time . . . What? Some watches don’t do that these days.
4. Arc-NRG Pushup
This machine is kind of revolutionary. It takes an exercise that is very common and uses some modern technology to maximize the effectiveness of this particular technique and ensure you’re getting the most out of it.
The machine is adjustable so that you can change the difficulty and put emphasis on different parts of your body. The great thing about pushups is that they work a variety of different muscle groups including your chest, arms and shoulders and this machine helps you optimize specific ones.
It’s a particularly effective tool for working on your upper chest muscles. If you want to have a solid chest workout it would be great to combine the use of this machine with some good lower chest workouts.
5. H20 Pal Smart Bottle Hydration Tracker
Much like what I mentioned before about movement, another essential aspect of keeping your health in check, even when you’re not exercising is hydration. You can use this smart bottle while working out, but it’s also optimized for home and office use.
In similar fashion to how the Fitbit tracks your steps, this bottle will track your hydration and it will send you reminders if you need to drink more. It can of course be connected to an app on your smartphone to simplify this process.
The bottle will auto-adjust the goals based on your personal level of activity as well as your age, gender and it also keeps track of the weather conditions and will adjust your hydration goals relative to that too.
What you’ll notice about all of these is that the addition of tech and gadgets to your workouts isn’t about cheating to make things easier. None of these things will allow you to cheat, you still have to put in the work.
But these gadgets will unquestionably add a lot of efficiency to the workouts and will also ensure that you get the absolute best out of every exercise that your put your body through.