Technology: Your Key To Wellness Without Wealth
We all want to be healthy, but not all of us can afford everything we think we need to get and stay that way. Fortunately, your wellness isn’t directly related to your wealth, and there are plenty of ways to keep yourself healthy without wasting your hard-earned dollars. Technology can help. From SocksLane, here’s how:
The internet is an amazing invention. Through it, you can visit faraway places, explore ancient ruins, and, just as importantly, find fun new exercises to work your body and mind. You can also use YouTube, Facebook, and other video-sharing platforms to find both pre-recorded and live online fitness classes. Often, these are free or just a few dollars per month for access.
Online exercise videos are a great way to make exercise a daily part of your healthy lifestyle routine. As ZenBusiness notes, creating a healthy habit like daily exercise starts by making a commitment to do it at least 10 minutes per day. Then, you can increase your time commitment and up your fitness goals. To help you get started, here are a few excellent 10 minute, free online workout videos.
Technology isn’t limited to just what you can find online. There’s plenty of tech that will go with you wherever you go. Two examples are a smartwatch and a smart scale. Most smartwatches also function as fitness trackers. Although you don’t necessarily have to have one, it’s a great way to keep up with your movements and heart rate while you’re exercising. And, if you want your smartwatch to blend in with the rest of your wardrobe, you can always add a decorative band and screen protector to make it beautiful and scratch-free.
If you choose a smart scale, look for one that’s both affordable and that can track health data for multiple members of your family. HealthLine’s top pick, the Eufy Smart Scale P1, sells for around $30 and measures not only your weight but also your muscle mass and basal metabolic rates.
Apps For Ongoing Fitness
Don’t want to invest in new gadgets? Grab your phone and download a few fitness apps.
Runkeeper. Developed by athletic shoe company ASICS, Runkeeper helps you create and implement running routines that fit with your lifestyle and location. You can track mileage, time, and even your average running speed per minute or mile.
Freeletics Body Weight App. If you want to lose weight and build muscle, the Freeletics app is your passport to success. With individualized training plans and guaranteed results, your tailored fitness routine, which is accessed via the app, can help you reach your goals.
Simply Yoga. Simply Yoga is available instantly on the vast majority of devices, including your Amazon Fire TV. With free vinyasa workouts, video demonstrations, and 35+ poses, you’ll learn yoga the easy way on your terms.
Why Order Groceries Online?
Another way technology makes it easy to save money while staying healthy is the availability of online grocery shopping. You can save hundreds of dollars each month by simply ordering online. To maximize your savings and your nutrition, plan each meal out ahead of time. However, it’s also important to give yourself permission to enjoy a night out with friends every once in a while.
Technology has done so much for us over the last 30 years. As we continue to integrate technology into our daily lives, it becomes clearer and clearer that we can use our phones and computers in all aspects, including to meet our wellness goals. The most exciting part of this revelation is that it doesn’t even require a significant investment to become a master of your health and wealth. Try any of the above apps, services, or gadgets, and see what technology can do for you.
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