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How to Track your Daily Physical Activity

How to Track Your Daily Physical Activity
Written by Collins Nwokolo

Staying physically active is fundamental in this day and age. We need to be physically active to prevent a series of diseases associated with a sedentary lifestyle and therefore enjoy better health.

Of course, this doesn’t automatically imply serious running or vigorous training in the gym. No, believe it or not, it’s enough to walk more. Just by walking 30 minutes every day, you can burn enough calories and lose weight. You can also reduce the risk of heart diseases, improve your immunity, and have a better state of mind and enjoy a longer life.

Of course, this doesn’t automatically imply serious running or vigorous training in the gym. No, believe it or not, it’s enough to walk more. Just by walking 30 minutes every day, you can burn enough calories and lose weight.

How to Track Your Daily Physical Activity

To turn your mission into a truly successful one, it’s recommended to track your daily walks. Monitoring your physical activity will allow you always to know how active you’ve been, and it will give you the necessary motivation to keep on going until you reach your fitness goals. 

To track your progress, you can opt for either a fitness gadget like Fitbit or you can use a pedometer app on your smartphone. Choosing a fitness gadget means that you always have to remember to bring it with you, you have to charge it periodically and of course you have to pay considerably more. On the other hand, using your phone as a step tracker is super easy, since you carry your phone with you everywhere you go. All you have to do is just download a step tracker app.

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at how you can monitor your activity using the ActivityTracker app.

Track your Steps without Draining your Battery

ActivityTracker App

ActivityTracker is a pedometer app for iPhone and Android particularly built to track your daily physical activity. One of the truly useful features of this app is the fact that, in comparison to other similar services, it has a minimum impact on your battery’s life. How is this possible? The app doesn’t use GPS to track your activity. Instead, it uses the motion processors that now come by default with almost all modern phones. 

So what does ActivityTracker do exactly? Basically, it will keep track of your day-to-day movement and will provide a series of relevant fitness stats, so you can understand how much you’ve progressed. These stats include the number of steps taken, the distance covered (walked or ran), the total time you spent physically active, and the number of calories burned. 

The app is designed to keep you updated with the progress made and therefore places at your disposal an overview of your hour-by-hour activity. At the same time, if you want to check your history, you can easily visualize the fitness stats for your daily, weekly, and monthly activity. 

To help you stay active not just now, rather for the long term, ActivityTracker gives you the possibility to set a personal step target. You can select a weekly step target, and the app will display a daily goal based on that set target. 

In general, the app is quite easy to use; it has a nice-looking interface and comes with colorful graphics charts to show you how active you’ve been. 

If you are exercising outdoors, it would be great to have a Personal GPS tracker with you too.

Bottom Line

Staying active on a daily basis is quite important if you want to have good health and enjoy a longer life. Setting goals and tracking your progress along the way is equally important. In order to stay motivated and do great things, you need to have a fitness goal. This is where technology steps in and, through the aid of mobile apps, helps you maintain that drive and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. 

About the author

Collins Nwokolo

Collins Nwokolo is a passionate blogger and an amazing writer. He is a health and fitness enthusiast who loves sharing helpful information to people.

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