Why You Should Ask for A Fitness Tracker for the Holidays

Let these four benefits be the reason you achieve your fitness goals in the new year (sponsored content)

December is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start assembling your wish list for the holiday season. Perhaps you’ve even started to think about your New Year’s resolutions. If you’re eager to increase your physical activity in 2017, a fitness tracker is the perfect gift to help you reap the countless health benefits of regular exercise.

What can such a device do for you?

Encourages a Healthy Lifestyle

A fitness tracker can help you achieve your exercise goals. Aiming to take a certain number of steps each day? A tracker will count all of your steps and encourage you to be aware of how many steps you’re taking daily.

If your tracker shows that you’re short of reaching a daily goal, you can proactively choose to get those last steps in by taking an extra evening walk, climbing the stairs instead of taking the elevator or parking your car a little farther from the store entrance.

Provides an Excuse to Move More & Be Social

Because they’re usually worn on wrists or on lanyards around necks, fitness trackers serve as visible reminders to move, move, move. Some also offer engaging challenges that encourage users to reach their activity goals.

If you require additional motivation, you can use the tracker as you arrange regular walking dates with friends, join a local hiking group or take your dog out for more frequent strolls around the neighborhood.

Simplifies Your Fitness Routine

If one of your barriers to a better exercise routine is not knowing how to begin, fitness trackers make it easy to dive in. All you need to do is wear one for a few days to get a sense of your daily routine. Once you have your baseline, gradually add more activity to your schedule — walk in a park, around the block or up and down the stairs in your house — and watch your step count climb.

If you belong to a gym, a tracker will record your steps on the treadmill or on the elliptical machine. If the device is waterproof, you can even wear it while you swim.

With a tracker, you no longer need to guess how active you’ve been. It does all the counting for you.

Changes How You View Fitness & Exercise

We all know how important exercise is to our mental and physical health, but it can be difficult to take the first steps or remain committed to a fitness routine. Fitness trackers are an effective accountability tool. Whether you never realized how active you actually are or suspect that you’re too sedentary, you’ll be motivated to take more steps as you embark on a healthier lifestyle.

Choosing a Fitness Tracker That’s Best for You

If you’re looking for a fitness tracker that doubles as an urgent response device, you may want to consider the Lively Wearable fitness tracker for older Americans. In addition to its activity tracking capabilities, the device is waterproof, contains a battery that can last up to six months and syncs to your smartphone via a companion app. Unlike most trackers on the market, the Lively Wearable offers help in an emergency. Press the button and your smartphone will connect you with an agent that can assess your situation, and send help if needed. When worn around the neck with the lanyard, Lively Wearable offers fall detection, so you get peace of mind when you’re active and on the go.

Ring in 2017 on the right foot with a fitness tracker and make it your best year yet.

By Jessica Kraft
Jessica Kraft is a writer for GreatCall, a website that helps aging consumers with innovative, easy-to-use mobile products.
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