Regardless if your health goal is to lose weight, eat cleaner or compete in a race, a fitness tracker app will keep you motivated throughout your journey. Why not try the iPhone and Android available Lifesum app, which even offers a free version?
Setting a clear goal is the key to progress. Just by establishing for yourself what you truly want, you’re halfway there. A commonly used goal setting practise is called SMART goals and stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant & Timely. A fitness tracker will do most of this for you when signing up.
When making a lifestyle change, progress is one of the most motivating factors to keep you on track. But how do you know if you’re on the right path after 2 weeks? Consistently tracking your food, weight, speed or strength will give you the most accurate overview of how your performance has improved.
Food and exercise impact the way we feel and perform – not only at the gym, but also at work, during social events or when you wake up in the morning. If you log and track activities and food, you’ll get to know yourself better by following habits that affect you the most.
When you track and follow your progress regularly, you’ll create a good habit of wanting to do more of whatever you’re working on. Scientists say it takes 66 days for a habit to become automatic, so by consistently tracking all good things you do for your health, you will not only see results today, but also doing future you a big favor.
Depending on your goals, you’ll need different types of tips to succeed. With Lifesum’s app you’ll get daily tips to improve your nutrition intake, weekly summaries on your food & activity – with top picks to work on, and notifications throughout the day to remind you when to eat or drink water.
Start tracking your fitness habits today with Lifesum. Sign up below to create your account and download the app from App Store or Google Play to get started.
All of the content and media on Lifesum is created and published for information purposes only. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Users should always consult with a doctor or other health care professional for medical advice. If you have or think you are at risk of developing an eating disorder, do not use the Lifesum app and seek immediate medical help.