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If you know any fitness fanatics, you know that they take their exercise routine very seriously. Help them get the most out of their fitness routine with one of these 5 handy fitness gadgets and tools.
Heart Rate Monitor
When you go to the doctor’s office and he checks your heart rate, he will usually be holding your wrist and counting, while looking at his watch. Your doctor knows that regular checking and monitoring of your heart rate is important for optimum health and for creating a customized workout for your body’s needs. For any fitness fanatic, it’s vital to hit that important perfect heart rate while you are exercising. Keep track of your heart rate by using a handy heart rate monitor. No more annoying chest strap, nowadays, you can use a device that wraps around your wrist and looks just like a watch. This device will not only keep track of your heart rate, but also allow you the freedom to stay active in just about any sport, exercise or activity. Most wristwatch style monitors will include alerts, which let you know when you have hit a certain heart rate. You can even download the historical data to keep track of your workout heart rates.
A pedometer is a tiny device that will attach to your body. It usually comes with a way to attach it to your pants, pockets or other clothing so that it can keep track of how many steps you take each day. Not only can it keep track of the steps you take, but also the distance you travel. So, if you want to run two miles, then you can know precisely when you have hit your goal. Using a pedometer can also be handy for people who work on their feet all day. Perhaps you have a job as a waitress. By wearing a pedometer, you can see exactly how far you walked that day. This information can be handy for adjusting your fitness and workout routine to incorporate more, or sometimes less, activity.
A pulse oximeter is a device which attaches to your finger and measures your blood oxygen levels and related stats. This device reflects how well your body is using oxygen. While traditionally used in hospitals and in aviation settings, knowing your blood oxygenation levels is handy for keeping a tab on your overall vitality as well.
Now there are handy wristbands that you can wear all day, every day to keep track of important fitness stats and goals. These fashionable accessories will keep track of your sleep patterns, calories you have burned and how many steps you have taken. It measures and tracks these stats and allows you to set clear goals. By keeping track of this information, you can immediately and easily adjust your daily routine to get the best of health out of each day.
BMI stands for Body Mass Index, which is an indicator of how much of your body is fat. If you have a high amount of fat, it’s likely your health will be suffering. Knowing this statistic will be critical for proper fitness. In the past, you would need to visit a doctor to get an accurate BMI. He would use a set of calipers which would measure the fat present on the back of your arm. Nowadays, there are handy tools which will automatically measure your BMI for you. One such item is a BMI scale, which you stand on and it calculates your weight and BMI. There are also handy online tools, like a specific BMI calculator for women.
Crystal White has been in the Fitness field for over 38 years as a Professional Fitness Trainer. Crystal holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Education and is a passionate blogger.