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It seems like every time you turn around, someone is wearing a fitness tracker on their wrist. These handy little devices track everything from steps you take to how much sleep you get at night. No matter what you want to track, there's no doubt that a fitness tracker can greatly enhance your workouts.

Motivation

These fitness trackers keep you motivated throughout the day. There are times where you may want to take the elevator instead of the stairs, but if you've been sedentary all day, your device will gently vibrate to remind you to get moving. Fitness trackers also generally keep a history of your results, so you can see your improvement over time, or recognize how you need to step it up.

There's also the motivation of competing with others. Many of these fitness trackers sync to an app that lets you know how you're doing in comparison to your friends. If that doesn't light a fire under you, not much else will! Let your competitive spirits and group engagement act as a barometer for your activities.

Helping You Get Started

If anything, these trackers will help you get up and moving. One of the biggest mistakes people make when starting a fitness routine is starting too intensely and they either get injured or burned out right away. Basic fitness trackers simply clock how many steps you're taking, and there's very little risk in getting injured when you're simply striving to walk 10,000 steps a day. Using a fitness tracker gets you up and moving gradually and helps you get into better shape before you move on to something more intensive. Light activity is surely better than no activity.

It Helps You Sleep Better

You might think you're getting a decent night's sleep, but your fitness tracker is able to tell you how often you wake up during the night and how much time you actually spend sleeping versus tossing and turning. Knowing exactly what your sleep cycle is helps you make changes so you get a full night's rest. The FitBit family of trackers (eligible to combine with Discountrue coupons) will chart how much you slept, how many times you woke up, and how much of the night you spent tossing and turning.

They Give You Some Major Data

Sometimes all you need to figure out your fitness routine are some cold, hard numbers. These trackers give you all the numbers you could possibly ask for. Not only does the device tell you how many steps you've walked that day, it also tells you how many calories you've burned and how many flights of stairs you traversed. Seeing just how active you are is all you need to get and stay on track.
Fitness trackers are becoming as popular as cell phones and coffee shops. If you have some fitness goals you're trying to meet, consider buying one of these sleek devices to get you started the right way.

Credit to Anica Oaks

Freelance Writer and Web Enthusiast





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