Full Day of Tracking Your Body with Wellness Trackers
For anyone who simply wants to feel better or stay in shape, tracking your body can help. Knowing how the things you do impact your body and recovery is critical. Some things should be monitored long periods of time. But even those must be tracked on a day to day basis. This is a look at using wellness trackers as much as possible in a single day.
Vivoo and Vessel – At home Urinalysis
Vivoo and Vessel are unique in that they monitor an output of the body using urine test strips. They can be used as a marker for results of a diet change, or to monitor how the body is capturing vitamins or dealing with hydration. See the full Vessel health review here.
Blood pressure cuffs can help you know if you are affected by “white coat syndrome”, and fitness trackers like Amazon Halo let you know if you are getting enough sleep.
Tracking Health for a Faster 5k
As a long time runner the goal of running a personal best is always on my mind. There are only so many more years where that is possible, but following a strong training plan (for the first time in many years) allowed me to shave 3 minutes off my 5k time in a matter of months.
Losing 20 pounds sure helped, by allowing me to put in more hard efforts and recover more quickly, but the real trick was a 6 week block of running that was better than anything since having run high school cross country. Being able to monitor the detail of the training plan made it easier to stick to after the initial excitement wore off.