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Fitness Tracker Benefits: The What and Why

Fitness Tracker Benefits

As you know, keeping fit is part of keeping your heart and cardiovascular system healthy. Our Denver heart doctors highly recommend diet and exercise to our patients and setting up individual physical goals. To that end, you may have heard or read about fitness trackers. You may even have friends or family that wear them. But, you could be wondering what exactly they are used for and what some fitness trackers benefits are and why exactly people wear them.
What are Fitness Trackers?
In general, fitness tracker are wearable devices that, in most cases, people wear on their wrist. Depending on the brand or model, they can look very much like a digital watch or a band with a small digital display.
Most fitness trackers track number of steps taken, heart rate, and sleep patterns. Some also have connected apps that allow you track your overall progress, set goals as well as offer guidelines to help you achieve your fitness goals.
Some of the most common brands of fitness trackers are FitBit, Garmin and Jawbone. Depending on their features, most fitness trackers will start at around $100, but many of the more feature rich ones will go as high as $250. Choosing which fitness tracker is for you will largely depend on what features are import to you. At their most basic, the lower priced models will track your steps and overall heart rate. Higher end trackers will do that as well as track your sleep patterns, calories burned and even offer the ability to select specific activities you are doing to provide more accurate fitness reporting toward your goals.
The Benefits of Fitness Trackers





How to Use This Information
Fitness is vitally important to maintaining a healthy heart. Fitness trackers can help keep you motivated and staying fit. So, if you think something like that is right for you, it is worthwhile to investigate them and see what is right for your fitness lifestyle. And, as always, we have a variety of fitness classes where you are welcome to wear a fitness tacker to as well!  See our classes on our calendar of events  or call us at (303) 744-1065.

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