WHY TRACKING STEPS CAN HELP PEOPLE STAY HEALTHY AND REDUCE DISEASE RISK

WHY TRACKING STEPS CAN HELP PEOPLE STAY HEALTHY AND REDUCE DISEASE RISK

In exercise, being specific with numbers helps make sure you are doing the right amount of physical activity, such as, step tracking. Even research suggests that measurable fitness activities are wonderful for giving significant results. Step tracking is meaningful in ways, including;

Helps appreciate your efforts and progress

Keeping records and tracking progress them helps appreciate the hard work in a certain task. Reminding yourself of the accomplishments made every day in completing the recommended steps can uplift your spirits and increase confidence. If you need to boost your fitness, simply look back at your earlier achievements and lift that target for more wins.

Makes you accountable

Have you had excuses of not waking up for that run before? Well, if you had a tracker, it means your daily steps would have reduced, which I am sure denies happiness. As a result, you may think of redeeming yourself by getting back on track regardless of what comes your way, thus making you accountable.

How to increase movement each day

Consider walking or buying

Commuting with a bike or by feet is a great way to add movement in your fitness. It helps increase your daily number of steps.

Use the stairs

Instead of the lift, I always advise my clients to take the stairs. They are good for more movement to your day. The inclination also gives the chance to challenge your normal walks.

Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

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