Medical technology is now capable of collecting personal data from all parts of the body and reporting the results back to you. Tracking your healthy habits can help you stay more motivated to exercise, sleep more, and eat better. Today’s smartwatches and wearables are revolutionizing healthcare in a whole new way, allowing us to manage our physical and mental health right from the palm of our hand.
Here are 3 ways smartwatches can improve your health.
1. They promote an active lifestyle
Fitness trackers can help raise awareness of an active lifestyle. They remind you to actually get off your butt by humming and vibrating. Some apps will send you notifications, while others will send you emails or messages. A simple reminder to walk, stand, stretch, breathe, or go to bed can help you establish a consistent and healthy routine.
2. Increase engagement and create community
Some wearables and apps allow users to compete with each other and track their progress right from their wrist. You can challenge people directly, participate in group challenges, and view leaderboards. These apps motivate you to reach your daily and weekly goals by rewarding you with rewards and fitness points, and also encouraging competition.
3. Track your running, heart rate, walking, sleep, etc.
A lot of smart devices include activity trackers that track your movements. Smartwatches can track everything from daily steps to heart rate and calories burned, among other things. These apps offer short interval workouts, simple instructions, and progress tracking that you can read on your wrist. Sometimes, knowing how your code is doing can be very helpful.
While a smartwatch can help you track your health data, it’s still a good idea to see your primary care physician for routine checkups or if you have any concerns.