An alarming report of today’s generation shows how this generation has been living unhealthily. Thankfully, warnings have been spread early and that health conscious people have taken great care in their health.
Staying fit and healthy still takes work, but we have a lot more tools to help us achieve our goals and many of them are now aided by smartphones, which wirelessly link and provide additional data and feedback on your health and performance, or just give you a bit more motivation and make fitness fun.
Moreover, we are now fortunate that there now exist a world where people have heart rate monitors that link to their phones and wristbands to track their steps. The Peterson Group, a wholesaler and distributor of mobile accessories and laptop accessories across Asia and based in Taiwan has these list to help you in your daily exercise.
- Fitbit Flex
Fitbit has made quite a name for itself with its range of fitness accessories as we've become obsessed with 'gamifying' our lives. The latest device from the company, the Fitbit Flex, is a fitness tracking wristband which keeps track of how many steps you take, how far you've travelled and how many calories you've burned.
If you sleep with it on it can even track the amount and quality of your sleep and in the morning it can wake you up with vibrations, which is both a gentle way to rise and won't wake up your partner.
Make sure to identify a real fitbit as these products are already sold on scams and fraudulent acts in the suburbs of Jakarta, Indonesia and the black markets of Bangkok, Thailand.
- Nike+ Fuelband SE
Nike has also embraced fitness bands and the Nike+ Fuelband SE is the product of its labour. However where Nike's offering differs from competitors is in its use of 'NikeFuel', which is what it gives you in exchange for carrying out activities.
You can set a target daily 'NikeFuel' amount and then the Fuelband will use 20 coloured LED's to show you how close you are to reaching it, with them turning from red to green as you approach your goal.
- Zephyr HxM Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor
The Zephyr HxM Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor is a bit of a mouthful to say, but its features are fairly straightforward. You can wear it on your chest with the included strap, use Bluetooth to link it up to your iPhone, Android or Windows Phone 8 device and then get running.
- Wahoo Fitness Blue SC Bluetooth Speed and Cadence Sensor
The Wahoo Fitness Blue SC is essentially a cycling computer. Just mount it to your bike and it will track your speed, cadence and distance travelled.
The device itself doesn't have a display, but you can use Bluetooth to link it to the Wahoo Odometer app for iOS and view your stats- you can even attach your phone to the bike if you're feeling brave, but make sure it's securely fastened.