When you want to keep yourself fit and healthy, you need to keep track of it. It will not just help you know the numbers, but will also keep you motivated. If you are a fitness freak, then you must be having a fitness band at home. Did you start using it? Do you think you can see accurate results? Many studies say that most of the popular brands make reliable fitness bands and trackers these days. But you will not be able to see actual results because you are not using them in the right way.
So, if you think you are also unable to get accurate results, then here is how to use your fitness band effectively…
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Get the right band:
If you are using a fitness band that has been gifted to you by someone or a band that bought from a sale, you should remember that it may not be the right tracker for you. You may not be able to see all the numbers that you always wanted to track. The features of each fitness band are going to be different, and they will also have common features. If you are looking for any specific feature, then you will have to make sure that you get the right fitness band with the features that you are looking for. That will help you in getting better results.
Set your goals:
Most of the fitness bands come with preset goals like 10,000 steps per day. But it may be too little or too high for you. If you are not active, then you will have to set it according to it. That means, if you are taking 4000 to 5000 steps every day, you should set it to 7000 steps. This is an achievable target. If you are more active, then change it to 14000 steps from 10000, which makes it more challenging for you. In a couple of days or so, you will be able to see yourself achieving the goals set by yourself. It keeps you fit and also motivated. This is how you will be able to get the best out of your fitness device. You will work more towards your fitness goal when you reach 100 % every day than 70 to 80 percent.
Keep changing your goals:
You cannot stick to the same goals for months. As you think, you can achieve your previous goals, and then it is time for you to set another goal. Setting better goals from time to time can keep you healthy, fit, and motivated. Especially if you are aiming for weight loss, then you will have to make sure that you are giving enough challenges to your body so that you will lose weight and also maintain the weight after losing. If you do not maintain it well, then there are chances of weight gain again.
You will be able to find waist trackers in the market, just like the wrist bands. A few people use them, but they are not accurate, as the wrist bands. You will get a more precise step count with a wrist band. But there is one crucial thing to take care of, and that is always wearing the band on your non-dominating hand. Some devices count even a small movement as a step, and when you are wearing it on the dominating hand, then you always keep that hand moving. So, you may end up with the wrong results. A non-dominating hand is used less, and hence you get better results.
Tag the activities:
If you are using the latest fitness bands, you will have any problem as the device itself will detect whether you are walking, running, dancing, or swimming. But if your device does not have the feature to auto-detect them, then you will have to select them from a list given in the device or by entering the activity. This way, you will be able to get the correct results of your activity. That means the number of calories does not depend on the number of steps or durable. It depends on the activity, and so you will have to let your device know about the activity to understand how many calories you have burnt so far.
Sync with different apps:
Certain apps guide you only with your physical activities like how many calories you need to take in, how many calories you need to burn, how far you need to run today to reach your fitness goal. But the food that you also choose matters, and for that, you can sync your fitness band with other apps so that you will be able to get proper guidance about what to eat and what not to eat so that you can reach the goal of burning calories. Like food apps, many other apps can be synced with your fitness band for better results.
Wearable fitness bands and other devices are one of the best ways to achieve your fitness goals. You
are taking your fitness goals into your hands with the help of these trackers. You can easily set goals that you can meet at the beginning and slowly motivate yourself so that you will be able to see the best results you always wanted. If your goals are realistic, then it is not at all tough to achieve them.