In the age of the ‘quantified self’ we are a society that is moving more and more towards taking on board responsibility for our own wellbeing.
Sure, the modern age has presented a gazillion ways to help us do this, but without a doubt self-tracking is the most popular.
Admittedly I have taken up the fad late, (of last week actually) in order to test run the runtastic moment fitness tracker. Like anything, tracking your fitness comes down to changing your habits. Not hugely but the daily uploading of your data can be enough to make you accountable to your health goals. Whether it’s catching more ZZZ’s, increasing your steps each day or being reminded to keep up movement throughout the day, fitness trackers are definitely purposeful. It’s nice to see some feedback on your day, with the aspect of it being socially motivating.
Data is not something I get drawn to (can you believe that?) – I do prefer to keep things free and fanciful without my thought into the speed, distance, calories etc but it’s kind of cool to track my incidental movement on a daily basis. Who knew school drop offs and pick ups can add up to nearly 1.5km of walking?
Becoming too caught up in statistics is something my personality could easily fall prey to, so the simplicity of the design of my runtastic watch was a bonus. Analysis by paralysis could also come into play when dealing with trackers so my advice would be to take it as it comes and view your week as a whole and not day by day.
If you’re someone who is looking for something to help push you to make changes to your habits then a fitness tracker is for you. Personally I’m quite self motivated but curious at the same time to see where a fitness tracker fits into my lifestyle.
So who’s up for the challenge? Who wants to win their own Runtastic Orbit fitness tracker?
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Fine print.. Must be an Australian resident. You have ‘liked’ my facebook page (this is where I will be announcing the winner) Leave a post comment below. The winners have 48 hours to claim the prize by emailing me or it will be redraw. Competition closes on Friday 26th February 2016 at midnight EST. This is a game of skill, entry’s are judged with the most creative winner being selected at the judges discretion. Please make sure there is a valid email address left so I can contact you should you win, otherwise prize will be forfeited. Only 1 entry per person (sharing on facebook allowed:)