After coming back from a recent music festival and wearing a Fitbit for for the entire weekend, I was astonished to see that I had walked close to 18 miles in 1 day!
With rising levels of obesity in the young and old, from time to time we all need a push to get on the treadmill or walk further instead of using a car or public transport. I for one am more driven when I can see my progress, whether from the Fitbit or a Smart Phone App, they're great for tracking times and also beating previous records.
I would recommend using an app or Fitbit if you are struggling to find the motivation to get your running shoes on.
I believe we will see more and more gadgets over the coming months and year to help with our fitness and make it more fun/challenging.
The future of fitness is electronic.
That Fitbit isn’t just for the young, active and healthy anymore. Aging baby boomers and seniors are emerging as an equally prosperous market for fitness wearables manufacturers and the wellness industry as older Americans take to health technology and devices as rapidly as young people, according to new analyses. “This preconceived notion that all things technology scare older people isn’t true,” Dr. Kaveh Safavi , senior managing director of Accenture’s health practice. “Whether it’s use of an app or devices, they are willing to use them.”