As we age, exercise can provide more energy, ease chronic illnesses and help retain independence. Sometimes, it can be hard to get motivated to exercise, especially when experiencing pain or fatigue. By taking advantage of the latest fitness technology for support and motivation, and using fitness trackers to monitor progress, continuing to exercise in later life is made easier, safer and more enjoyable.
Tracking A Safe Start To Exercise
Exercise is an important factor in staying healthy in later life, but at the same time, staying safe is vital. The fitness tracker Wisewear performs all the tasks of conventional fitness trackers, such as monitoring heart rate, recording steps and counting calories, but it also functions as a panic device, transmitting a distress signal and GPS location to emergency contacts when tapped. Combined with preventative measures such as wearing appropriate clothing and being attentive to surroundings, this feature offers reassurance to anyone anxious about staying safe when starting a new activity.
Smart Ways To Build Muscle Mass
The skeletal muscle begins to decline in middle age, and as much as half of muscle mass can be lost by the age of 70. A smart kettle bell is ideal for a simple strength training routine which will also boost bone density and improve balance. Its weight can be quickly and easily altered, and the bell can then be connected to an app to track and sync data from training sessions. Before starting a session, standing on a smart scale will not only give details of weight and BMI but with an electrical signal, will also analyze muscle mass. Monitoring positive changes on a scale can then provide extra motivation to keep exercising.
According to the Arthritis Foundation, 50% of those over 65 years old have been diagnosed with arthritis. Although the idea of training while experiencing pain may not seem very appealing, exercise can reduce joint pain, while at the same time increasing flexibility and stamina. Low impact exercise such as swimming can be enhanced with water-resistant fitness trackers that count strokes and can even detect a change in stroke. These can be linked to swimming apps that can be used to record session details, set distance goals and offer advice on technique.
Continuing to exercise regularly in later life can have a positive impact on your health, build up muscle strength and ease chronic conditions. By making use of new technology to motivate and monitor exercise, keeping fit becomes more enjoyable.