Gadgets, Gizmos, and Technology Assisted Exercise Adherence

30Mar

I am one of those people sometimes described as an Early Adopter.  This is especially true when it comes to gadgets, gizmos, and other techie things.  I am a sucker for blinking lights, retina displays, and lighted keyboards to name only a few of my weaknesses.  Couple my love of technology with the distaste for exercise I have developed in middle age (Read Gained Weight) and there is at least a fighting chance that I will get healthier by utilizing technology, electrified devices, and nifty items as allies in the fight. 

Today’s episode will focus on some of the things I use to help myself do just a little bit more physically than I might otherwise do.  Perhaps they might help you too.  Like many, my work and leisure activities tend to be sedentary in nature. As a matter of fact, I am trying to go from pretty much zero activity to some activity. When one has not been active in a long time, small increases seem more prudent, and less prone to injury, than the strenuous activities like running, racquetball, and hiking that I engaged in when I was younger. I want to get back there, but I think slow and steady wins this race rather than walking outside and starting to run myself straight into an ER visit.

I mention some specific products, books, and applications in this episode. It is important to note that mentioning these names is uncompensated and unsolicited. In other words, no one is paying me to mention these items and no one has requested that I mentioned them in any way, shape, form or fashion. I highlight them because they have been helpful to me, and I believe they can be helpful to others.

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