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3 ways to supercharge your health with technology

Technology and fitness go together like a pair of running shoes.
Technology and fitness go together like a pair of running shoes.
Photo by Charlie Crowhurst

We live in an incredibly fast-paced world, and that often means people don't have the time or energy to keep up with their health. However, even if you feel like you don't have a minute to yourself there are still quick and effective ways to supercharge your health, and all by making use of the technology that surrounds us every day. Here are three of the best and easiest methods for getting yourself back on track.

There's an app for that

Connectivity is a major component of modern life, but it's also one of those things that can distract us as well, especially when we're constantly fielding emails and text messages from friends of work colleagues. However, there are some great apps out there that can help you live better. An app like MyFitnessPal, available from iTunes and Google Play alike, can help you keep track of what kinds of food you're eating and how much. This makes meeting goals such as weight loss much easier.

Don't go it alone

Staying motivated to find time to squeeze in a jog or a trip to the gym before work in the wee hours of the morning can quickly become demoralizing, especially if you're going it alone. This is why it's important to join an online community such as Fitocracy so you can not only get support for your fitness goals from people all over the world but also to keep track of your progress. It's easier to get yourself up off the couch if you can see that your online friends are cheering you on, after all.

An investment in better health

Sometimes things get so busy that you can't even spare a moment to pull out your phone to check an app or a social networking site; either it's not convenient because you're juggling several things at once or you're engaged in something that requires all your concentration.

In a situation like this you might think you're out of luck but once again technology comes to the rescue: fitness and activity trackers such as the Fitbit Flex keep tabs on your activity levels throughout the day. Featuring a sleek, unobtrusive design, these trackers won't get in your way but will give you plenty of feedback once you get home and can even be worn around the clock to keep a close eye on you as you sleep and wake you gently in the morning.

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