Technology is great for so many things these days, one of the biggest growth areas is weight loss and fitness. It seems nearly everyone has a FitBit today, or some other type of health tracker on their smartphone or tablet. Here at CareCo, we want you to have access to the best available technology to help you lose weight and keep fit. Are you aware of the CareCo Diet Monitor? If you’ve recently purchased one, you’re probably still getting the hang of it. If you’re considering buying one, help us let you decide whether it’s a useful gadget for you.
Consult a Doctor
Before engaging on any health regime, especially changing exercise habits and food intake, you should talk to your doctor. This is especially critical if you have health conditions that a change of regime could exacerbate and you don’t want old injuries to flare up, or damage recovering ligaments or tendons. Your GP will appreciate you taking the steps to improve your health, but the CareCo Diet Monitor is a health guide – it is not designed to replace professional help. Discuss the device with a professional and you will get more out of it.
Input Your Correct Details
If you’re to get the most from your CareCo Diet Monitor it’s important that you take regular and accurate readings of the details it requests – what you eat, when, and how much. Keep this updated and enter your actual weight, not your ideal or target weight. When used properly, the device will be able to provide you with accurate readings and recommendations for losing weight and improving your fitness. The device will not judge you; it is a tool to help you achieve your goals.
Each day, the CareCo Diet Monitor will provide you with data based on the previous day’s exercise and calorie intake. Reading the outputs will raise awareness of the state of your health and make you aware of where you might be going wrong. It’s also important that you pay attention to the recommendations that Diet Monitor makes and learn the importance of the different readings. Willpower is difficult in itself, but when the device tells you that you have already gone over your daily calorie limit the instructions will help. Learn to trust the device and take the recommended steps.
Whether you’re looking to gain or lose weight your BMI is often the best indicator of your progress. BMI – or Body Mass Index – has come in for criticism of late, but it’s still of use to you to track data and progress as you head towards your target. The problem is that BMI doesn’t measure health, just your body size, if you’re of small or stocky build it doesn’t take that into account. Nor does it take into account somebody overweight because they have too much fat or because they have greater muscle mass. You may be a normal weight for your height but will register a higher BMI if you are larger build. The BMI is best used as an individualised guide and not as a rule.
Don’t Forget to Monitor Heart Rate
As you do more exercise your heart rate will improve and blood will flow more efficiently around your body. Taking both a resting and active heart rate will also show you your blood pressure. There are many health conditions associated with high blood pressure; it’s important to monitor this as you get older. We supply several devices in this range, but only the CareCo Diet Monitor can track your health progress and help you keep an eye on your BP.