There's a new way to beat your fitness goals this summer. Find out how you can maximise your performance, maintain intensity and monitor your calorie burn effectively.
A new year brings new goals. Whether you're wanting to lose weight or tone up over summer, creating fitness goals are an essential part of the process to staying on track and achieving success.
It's easy to throw in the towel when we're faced with setbacks, so a little motivation is necessary to get you back on track. Fitbit's new Charge HR is all the motivation you need to push yourself further - every step, every beat, every day.
Follow these 5 tips to get you on your way to achieving your fittest self yet.
Having a workout buddy - a friend, family member or colleague - can provide you with many benefits on the motivation front. When you create a workout schedule with your pal, you act as each other's personal cheerleader, celebrating milestones and encouraging one another to push further. A little competition never hurts, and could be the icing on the cake to helping you achieve those goals. Fitbit's new Charge HR allows you to share and compete with friends and family in new Fitbit challenges, where you can see how you're tracking on the leaderboard. You can even win an 'achievement badge' and receive milestone updates.
2. Adequate sleep
When it comes to achieving fitness or weight loss goals, many people fail to realise the importance of a good night's sleep. If your body can't function or recover properly, it's maintaining a constant state of 'fight or flight' and eventually you'll see negative changes in your body. To help you reach your goals more quickly, become aware of your sleep quality. Fitbit's new Charge HR monitors how long and how well you sleep, with a silent vibrating alarm to help you wake up.
3. Incidental exercise
With our increasingly hectic schedules it can sometimes be a challenge to fit in designated workout times. Yet a lot of us probably underestimate the power of incidental exercise. By becoming more active in your every day life, you'll edge that little bit closer to achieving your fitness goals.
Fitbit's new Charge HR has a 'PUREPULSE HEART RATE' that allows for continuous, automatic and all-day heart rate monitoring - with no need for uncomfortable chest straps. Track heart rate, steps taken, distance travelled, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes. With four stylish colours, it's perfect for any occasion and designed for all-day wear.
Running is a great all-body workout and the beauty of it is that's free and can be pretty much done anywhere. You'll target the muscles, increase blood flow, and burn a tonne of calories! Get the stats you need to push yourself further with Fitbit's MobileRun - where you can get real-time stats like time, distance, and pace on display. You'll also be able to review routes, split times and get summaries on your smartphone. Too easy.
We all know that you can set yourself plenty of stringent fitness goals, but if your diet is insufficient or lacking the right nutrients, you're setting yourself up for disappointment. With Fitbit's mobile and online tools, you'll get a more complete picture of your health and fitness progress. Set goals, log food, and enter workouts to see the overall picture.
Fitbit Charge HR is available from fitbit.com and selected retailers nationwide.