FitBits are all the rage in many athletic circles. They allow people who are hoping to lose weight to track their activity levels, keep track of calories, and even track sleep. These devices, however, aren’t just for would-be athletes. They can also help senior individuals track key pieces of information in order to improve overall health and wellness.
Track Your Sleep
Knowing how much sleep you get is important. As you age, you may require less sleep at night; or, conversely, you may find yourself napping more frequently during the day. With FitBit, you can track the amount of sleep you get each night and even determine what factors can lead to poor sleep quality.
Note Your Activity
You might not be training for a marathon, but it’s still important that you get plenty of activity every day. Talk with your doctor about the right activity range for you. You might discuss walking for thirty minutes each day or engaging in another type of activity that’s safe for your joints. With FitBit, you can track your progress toward those goals–not to mention getting a better idea of those days that are spent primarily sitting on the couch so that you can get yourself up and moving more easily in the future.
Track Your Eating
One of the most useful things FitBit provides is the ability to track your eating. You can keep track of the calories you’ve consumed compared to the amount of activity you’ve gotten each day as well as noting the types of food you’re most likely to reach for, making it easier to keep up with a healthy, balanced diet. This strategy can significantly improve your diet over time, especially if you use the data collected to balance your habits.
FitBit has settings that are easy to personalize in order to help you reach your personal goals. From reminders that let you know it’s time to get up and move around every hour to the ability to track many of your overall health and wellness goals each day, this simple device has the potential to have a big impact on your health. Need more information about living a better lifestyle as a senior? Contact us today to learn how we can help.