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Gadgets that motivate you to exercise

Summer is coming to an end, and you still haven't started running in the morning? Or have you started and finished quickly? Whether an advanced athlete or a novice runner, this material will give you tips: how to start running and not spend, how to make training safe, and most importantly - not dull! Spoiler: it takes fancy intelligent gadgets. 

 

You can do without a coach if you do not have the task to run a marathon and want to keep yourself toned. But, first, study the body's physiology when running yourself, watch videos on YouTube, and read sports physicians' and cardiologists' lectures. It is essential to understand how your body works, the heart rate zones, which muscles work when running, and how to make your workouts safe. For sports, intelligent gadgets are delicate. Some of them even support play Teen Patti and other games.

 

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Why do you lose interest in running after a few workouts?

You watched some videos, read some medical journals, did three workouts, and told me about your successes in social networks. And that was it. Interest began to fade, new athletic shorts are now not so pretty, routes for running are not so interesting, and you are already well pumped up and in shape.

 

Often beginners give up running after a few workouts because it's just not their sport. So instead, they train through sheer force - at once running fast, with a heavy load and "tongue on their shoulder. That's the kind of training the Soviet school taught. But their effectiveness is questionable.

 

The right thing is to gain speed gradually. Start with a fast stride and progressively move to a smooth run. It may seem tedious, but do not give up. For the first 1-2 months, you need to strengthen your heart and prepare the foundation for the future. And then you can increase the speed and do long-distance runs.

How to stay motivated

The correct motivation is to set small goals. The goal of "running a marathon in 2.5 hours in 15 years" does not work. After a couple of months, you will realize that it is too distant and blurry a goal and impossible to achieve. The motivation will be gone. Act differently. Set a plan today to run for 15 minutes, for example.

 

The day after tomorrow - 20 minutes. And so gradually increase the load. Everything is individual. You will start hearing your body and understanding what you can do. The main thing is not to overdo it! After a while, you will desire to run 5 kilometers, for example, in 30 minutes. It is a clear and concrete goal. You have done it - raise the bar.

 

A good assistant for motivation is tracker apps. They are usually built into smartwatches or downloaded to your phone. True, things are changing too fast now, and many apps work poorly or don't work at all. So the most reliable option is to trust your smartwatch. Such programs accumulate a history of your routes and kilometers. At the end of the first month of training, see how much you ran in the beginning and what you're capable of now. Tracking your progress will help you believe in yourself and run toward new goals.

Safety Rules

  • Take control of your health. We should understand that the body is much brighter than we think. And about all the problems, it warns. Unlike other sports like wrestling, where injuries can happen instantly, injuries in the running are cumulative. 

  • The Right Sneakers. Many people neglect good running shoes. And in vain. They protect against improper movements and injuries. Running shoes should have to cushion - on the heel or toe. The sole should be flexible and soft. 

  • Orthopedic insoles. Flat feet have almost every second inhabitant of the planet. And even if you refer to "every first," you need orthopedic insoles, too. The feet of even one person differ from each other. That is, finding a second foot that is the same is impossible. Manufacturers of even the most comfortable sneakers cannot provide for all the anatomical features of their customers. But custom orthopedic insoles can. They are made on an impression of your foot, so they cope with their compensatory function and make running and walking as comfortable as possible.

What devices make running more comfortable?

Fitness bracelet

It is the most convenient device. The bracelet is lightweight, almost does not feel on the hand, and looks stylish. For example, HUAWEI BAND 7 allows you to monitor your heart rate and blood oxygen levels, monitor your sleep, and vibrate to warn you if any indicators are out of the norm.

 

The watch also keeps track of your fitness - activity time, recovery time, and stress levels; it reminds you to drink water and shows you breathing exercises to calm you down. The bracelet offers 96 types of workouts - from regular exercise and running to cycling and horseback riding. You can also use it to answer calls and messages and listen to music.

 

It's the same as a fitness bracelet, only with an expanded range of functions. The watch is stylish, lightweight, waterproof, and, most importantly, very smart. For example, Xiaomi Watch S1 Active has eight built-in sensors: geomagnetic, pulse oximeter, light, pulsometer, atmospheric pressure, accelerometer, pedometer, and gyroscope. If any of these words are unfamiliar to you, there will be a reason to learn the word and essential indicators of your health and the environment with this watch.

 

The control of these indicators is significant during workouts because the body is under stress, and the main thing is not to go overboard.

 

If you choose not to play sports but online roulette games, you are more suitable smartwatch because some of them support such games.

Wireless Headphones

Wireless in-ear headphones are one of the best solutions for runners. They hold securely in your ear, do not interfere with active movement, last long without charging, and give high-quality surround sound. That description fits the Philips TAT1215BK/00 perfectly. Moreover, these headphones have a built-in microphone, so you can quickly answer calls or talk to a trainer on the run.

 

You can turn the volume up or down or switch the song you don't like with the earmuffs' buttons. If you run on the promenade, do not be afraid of splashing - the headphones and the case are protected. The Philips TAT1215BK/00 will last 3 hours.

 

Another good model - JBL C115 Mint - works for 5 hours without interruption. If even five hours is not enough, then look at the model Sony WI-C310 Black. The headphones are wired together - so you won't lose them!

 

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MP3 Player

If you don't want to be distracted by calls or figure out where to attach your smartphone while running, look into regular MP3 players—an old comrade, which even today does not lose its relevance. The Sony NWZ-B183F/BC 4Gb Black of today's attractive models. Very compact and self-contained - it holds a charge for 20 hours. You can download music through the USB port. Four gigabytes of internal memory should be enough for a few favorite playlists.

Heart rate monitor

The wrist strap fits comfortably on your body while you run. It counts your heartbeats. But a separate device may not be helpful if you have a smartwatch or fitness bracelet.

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