Amazing gadgets to help you keep fit and lose weight this summer
With summer supposedly well and truly underway (despite the lack of sunshine here in the UK!) some are preparing their bodies for the beach, whether you’re aspiring for that bikini body or those macho muscles. As there’s such a wide offering of products available on the market sometimes just knowing where to begin can be a chore in itself. That’s why we’ve decided to carry out some research to find some of the best fitness tech you can get your hands on!
NutriBullet is the perfect appliance for on-the-go individuals who want to incorporate healthy eating into their busy lives. With 3 models of NutriBullet to choose from you’re bound to find one perfect for you. Their simple and compact construction alongside hassle-free cleaning makes this device flawless in so many ways. Its unique extractor blade screws directly onto the NutriBullet cups, allowing you to remove and drink from the same container (therefore saving you time and reducing clean up!)
Its elite bullet blades transform many ingredients into solutions from whole fruits and vegetables, to seeds and nuts. You can even explore the NutriBullet Superfood range which combines antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals into formulas which you can merge into your smoothie.
If you’re looking to incorporate more nutrients into your diet, lose weight, or simply gain an energy boost, NutriBullet and NutriBullet Superfoods can help you to revitalise. Start experimenting today with this amazing gadget!
The Salter smart scales tell you everything you need to know giving you a clear breakdown of your health from your BMI, body weight, fat, water and muscle percentage and more. Its automatic user recognition and Bluetooth feature allows you to keep track and monitor your progress – each time you weigh yourself it sends the information to the Salter app on your mobile device so you can look back at the figures any time you need to. The scales have a sleek and modern glass design which give a neat appearance in your home, they’re also user friendly and simple to operate. Let Salter help you reach your goal and maintain your health.
Fitbit was founded in 2007 and since then it has rocketed and with now 7 different types of Fitbit to choose from you really are spoilt for choice. Fitbit motivates you to be the best you can be. Listed below are some of the great features it has to offer:
- Fitbit not only tracks your steps but also your weight, exercise, food, sleep and heart rate
- Earn achievement badges when you reach a goal
- Compete with friends or family with group challenges
- Syncs wirelessly and automatically to your phone or computer
- Keep track of your progress with the online and mobile tools which show your progress as charts and graphs
- Long battery life (up to 5 days)
There’s also the Aria smart scales available to purchase from Fitbit so if you prefer to keep everything under one roof then team your Fitbit with Aria.
Begin exploring the Fitbit range and see how it can help you reach your targets.
Lumo Run is an amazing piece of innovative technology. It’s a sensor which discreetly attaches to the back of your running shorts. All you need to to is clip on the Lumo Run sensor and start running!
Lumo are currently working on the launch of smart running shorts with sensor technology implanted in the waistband to train you to run faster. They’ll be equipped with sensor technology and advanced algorithms.
What Lumo Run does:
- Tracks your distance, time and pace
- Maps routes through your phone
- Advises you on what to work on for your next run
- It provides real-time audio coaching reminders through your headphones to help you achieve your best run every time
Lumo’s mission is to give your body a voice by utilising their technology to measure and understand real-time human movement. It does this by building strong algorithms which focus on studying the structure of movement.
Generally, if you log your food intake it means you can monitor how much you’re consuming, therefore showing you what you’ve already eaten that day will hopefully help you decide what to choose for your next meal. There’s many calorie tracker apps available but MyFitnessPal is a popular choice and one of the most used calorie counter apps.
To begin with download the app, then to get started it will ask you for some basic information – input your weight and the goal weight you wish to achieve, it will then calculate a recommended daily calorie intake based on the details you’ve provided.
The app is clear and straightforward to use. The home screen shows how many calories you’ve consumed during the day as well as how much of your recommended intake remains. It also takes into account exercise you’ve done and calories burnt from exercising. It also contains a well-designed food diary and an exercise log. Each day is presented to you as a pie chart, showing the breakdown of carbs, protein and fat.
If you’re using a fitness tracking device, MyFitnessPal can likely sync with it and then include the data in the exercise log.
MyFitnessPal remembers your favourite meals and saves them, allowing you to log them quickly when you’re on the go. Also with a nutrition database containing over five million foods and by including many restaurant dishes it makes tracking effortless. In addition, the MyFitnessPal app has a barcode scanner which can be used for retrieving the nutritional details for some packaged foods.