We all need a little structure and daily reminders to help us towards our goals. Whether the goal is fitness or better health, technology can definitely be of great assistance. But before you break your pockets on expensive dvd programs and bulky equipment, check out these pocket friendly fitness and health must haves!
Fitbit is a popular wearable activity tracker. Users can view their levels of activity in graphs, food and calorie intake, and add in other data, like blood pressure mood, etc. At $99, it’s becoming one of the most popular of these devices.
Magic Bullet is a small juicing device. Unlike bulky blenders and food processors that most of us only pull out of storage for specific recipes and special occasions, the Magic Bullet is so handy. Best of all, it saves you time because it does almost any job in the kitchen in 10 seconds or less! It retails for about $100.
Omron fitness Activity Monitor, $30, is great for walking or simply doing household chores. You can track total calories burned all day, everyday. It’s easy to set a weight-loss target with the weekly calories burned goal tracker, which translates that into activity time needed to reach your goal. Five modes: tracks aerobic (workout) time, steps, distance, calories burned and pace.
Diet & Fitness Journal: Your Personal Guide to Optimum Health is a great fitness journal for those of us who prefer to note our progress. It retails for about $9.
Stott Pilates Yoga for Beginners Workout Kit from Stott Pilates® is designed to help you get started with your practice. It includes a mat, water bottle and a trio of DVDs, all for $45.
Nike Training Club gives you your own personal trainer. Get lean, toned and strong with more than 114 custom-built workouts. Unlock exclusive workouts from Rihanna’s personal trainer Ary Nuñez, and professional athletes like Paula Radcliffe. Detailed instructions and audio support are on hand to help you perfect each of Nike Training Club’s 100+ dynamic drills.
Fitness Buddy app is a cool app to track fitness progress and goals.
Stress Doctor is an app that integrates, deep breathing and technology. It uses heart rate monitoring and biofeedback from a screen touch on your cellular device. The app stores your data and tracks your progress. This app has helped me focus and lower stress.
The Restaurants Nutrition app allows users to easily view nutrition information about restaurants and track their meals. The app tracks calories, carbs, protein, fat, food allergens and diet progress. This app is a must-have for your weight loss process.
The Easy Home Remedies by Reader’s Digest app provide easy remedies for common illnesses and health conditions.
– Coach P.
Coach P. is a Wellness Coach and Nutrition Expert from New Jersey. She is WEGO Health, Health Activist and a member of The American Nutrition Association. “Healthy living isn’t about perfection. It’s all about balance; besides, I appreciate cheat days.” – Coach P. Connect with her on Twitter @coachpcare and www.coachpcares.info.