How the Apple Smart Watch Can Help You Stay Fit

Staying fit is not an easy task. Well, that is what the multi-billion industry wants you to believe. The truth is small changes can help you achieve your fitness goals, and awareness has a tremendous impact on your success. However, calorie counting and fitness tracking can be daunting and time-consuming, which suck the life out of fitness and your fitness goals. Fitness can be fun, and many of the activities you do already are contributing to your overall health. The new Apple Watch can help you track just how well you are doing and can help you identify how to do better. Apple lovers listen up. The new watch is your ideal health partner.

About the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has an Activity app that helps you monitor and maximize your health and daily activities. The watch is ideal for athletes, active users, and people who want to improve their overall health. The app allows you to set goals for yourself; it provides you with updates about your progress throughout the day; it gives you a breakdown of your exercise stats; and it reminds you to get up and get moving. The app has three functions: Move, Exercise, and Stand. The watch keeps track of what you are already doing, such as walking to your car in the parking lot, hiking up stairs, and taking your 4-legged friend on an adventure. The watch is a fitness tracker and health coach in one.

Ring One: Move

The first ring is Move. Users can select the amount of calories they desire to burn in a single day, or the Apple Watch can suggest a goal based on current activity level and movement history. As you get closer to reaching your calorie goal, the ring closes tighter. The movement ring makes you more aware of the small movements you are taking each day to reach you calorie goal, but it also makes you aware of the areas in which you can improve. If you begin to fall behind, you will see it and can take the initiative to get up and move, take the stairs instead of the elevator, or park out a little further at the grocery store. The app permits you to adjust your movement goals up or down to fit your needs and lifestyle.

Ring Two: Exercise

The Exercise ring monitors how much time you spend exercising in a single day. The app monitors how much physical activity, above a brisk walk, you do in a day. Your daily goal should be thirty minutes for a healthier heart. As you approach your exercise goal, the ring closes. The app does not reset after you complete only ten minutes of exercise; it tracks your activity for the entire day. You can complete 30 minutes in a single session, or you can break it up throughout the day to fit your routine into your busy life.

Ring Three: Stand

The third ring is the Stand ring. The Stand ring keeps track of how much you are sitting throughout the day. It may surprise you just how much you really do not move around. If you sit for longer than an hour, the watch tells you to get up. The goal is to get you to move around every hour in a 12-hour period.

Monitoring Your Health

All of the information collected with the Apple Watch can be synced with the Health app. The Health app allows you to track your progress and create a plan that help you stay on track with your current and future health goals.