Technology won’t replace sweating it out at the gym, but it can make your workouts more productive, better organized, and more fun. Here are five ways that technology will help you finally keep that promise to get in shape.
A well-crafted fitness plan doesn't just start with an impromptu run around the block. As with anything you want to do well, a solid plan is essential. Technology can help you get started. What are your specific fitness goals—to lose weight, build muscle tone, or increase strength? What are the best exercises or classes to help you reach these goals? What about diet?
A sophisticated smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy Note® II can help you do your research and get organized, whether you're making a to-do list or downloading Android™ apps to find the perfect warm-up. Once you've taken the first step, tech can help support your new lifestyle—and that includes diet. A modern kitchen appliance like the Samsung RF323 Refrigerator can help by keeping healthy foods fresh, appetizing and organized.
Doing the same exercise routine and eating the same foods every day is a surefire way to get bored and drop your fitness plan. Variety is essential in any workout program, and the right technology can help keep things interesting.
If you want to exercise outside of the house, use your Galaxy tablet to locate nearby classes or fitness activities. Or, if you're headed for a run, your Galaxy smartphone can make the time fly with music or a podcast, and even keep track of how far you've jogged.
How many times have you had the motivation to exercise, but just couldn’t seem to find the time? Dealing with chores or preparing dinner at the end of the day seems to whittle your free time to zero, leaving you without a drop of energy or a spare moment.
Leverage technology in other parts of your life so a lack of time is no longer an excuse. High-tech appliances like Samsung washers and dryers can wash more of your clothes more quickly, saving you time. The convection oven feature on a range like the Samsung Flex Duo can help cut cooking time, and a dishwasher like Samsung DW7933 can save time and effort on cleanup thanks to its hard food disposer, which eliminates the need to pre-rinse dishes.
Business or vacation travel offer great excuses to ignore your workout routine. Instead of giving in, utilize technology to help stay on track no matter where you are. For starters, the built-in calendar on the Samsung Galaxy Note® 10.1 can keep track of which classes you’re missing and alert you when you're due for a workout.
To replace the missed classes, load up your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 with workout videos, and don’t forget to pack a music player like the Samsung Galaxy Player so you’ll have your favorite exercise tunes on hand. And don’t forget to keep a workout log on your Samsung Series 9 laptop. Graphing weight loss and miles run is a great way to keep track of your progress.
Working out isn't always fun, and sometimes you need a little extra push to stay motivated. Try making the purchase of a new gadget your personal "prize" for reaching the fitness goals you've set for yourself.
Inspiration and motivation can come from anywhere, and you can embed some right into your tech gear. Try putting inspirational images and quotes on your laptop's screen saver, or printing them out with your printer and taping them up in your bedroom or on the refrigerator. And those aren’t the only ways technology can help you to keep the energy up. Motivation-themed apps and music are available for your Galaxy device, which also allows you to connect with friends and workout buddies to help inspire one another to keep at it.
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