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Step into Spring with Wearable Technology

JawboneI have worked for many years in the fitness industry and have helped hundreds of people to lose weight and improve their health.

In that time, I have discovered a magic and revolutionary formula that works for every single person. Do you want to hear it?

Be consistently active, every single day.

Humans evolved over millions of years whilst undergoing moderate physical activity for 12-14 hours each day, and now we commonly fail to do even a single hour.

We tie ourselves in knots by counting calories, forcing ourselves to visit the gym once or twice a week and, God forbid, giving up chocolate or wine. But no one loses weight and keeps it off.

Why? 

Because our lifestyle is beyond recognition from our lean, active ancestors. Obesity is on the rise as is heart disease, depression and other forms of ill health, which all could be, in part, down to a simple lack of movement.

Diet is important, as are regular bouts of intense exercise, but constant moderate activity is far more vital.

To track activity levels I encourage all of my clients to wear a step monitoring device such as a Jawbone or a Fitbit, or any other type of wearable technology. This massively raises awareness of daily activity.

10,000 steps a day, the target I set for my clients, is around 8-9km and it is very doable. I notice consistent weight loss and improved sleep, energy and mood in people doing over 10,000 daily steps.

Interestingly, there are often days where people think they’ve been active, but the device shows just 4,000 or 5,000 steps, that’s 4-5 less km per day than I recommend. In a week, that’s a shortfall of 35km, over 1,000km a month, and 12,000km per year.

Having this highlighted shows the real value of wearable technology and the power of being active. Over a lifetime the health benefits are immeasurable.

Just some of the great benefits of walking are mood enhancement, boosted circulation, a cardio vascular and general muscular workout as well as the obvious burning of calories.

So, my recommendation for this spring and beyond is simply to be active. Walk, run, bustle, jog, just MOVE! Do it all of the time and keep track of it. Doing 10,000 steps a day is your minimum and, if you achieve that, you will be amazed at the health improvements that come your way.

I would love to hear feedback about the health improvements from making this change, so please contact me and keep me posted with your progress!

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