Every January we get all fired about about big goals that we have set ourselves. If we’re honest, often the goals we have set require us to go from zero to hero in a matter of weeks which is neither timely nor realistic. All too soon, we slip into our old ways. Make sure you don’t fall into this trap with these helpful tips that will get you into an exercise routine that’s both manageable and consistent. Couple this with Apple Watch and you’ll have everything you need to succeed!
Start with the basics
Apple Watch gives you goals to reach in three fundamental areas - standing, moving and exercise. These form part of your Activity ring and your Apple Watch will track your progress throughout the day to see whether you are reaching these goals. You can also share your Activity rings with friends and family for an extra motivational push. There’s nothing quite like having a coach setting you targets right from your wrist as a constant reminder to keep forging ahead!
Find a friend and have some fun
By working out with a friend you’re bound to have some friendly competition that will spur you on to reaching those goals. With Apple Watch you can share your progress and even reply with messages of encouragement along the way. Why not set some goals together for some of your workouts using the Workout app where you can choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor workouts. That way you’ll have accountability and fun all at the same time! And with up to 18 hours of battery life, you really will have no excuses!
Set goals that are smart
The best place to start is with a plan! With the Activity app there are a variety of workouts that you can choose from and set goals for. For example, if you’re going for a run you can set your time, distance and even calories that you want to achieve. Make sure you set targets that are realistic for you based on your current fitness level. Why not give yourself a reward for reaching your targets? Plan for this ahead of time and you’ll be even more motivated to keep going!
Apps to keep you on track
Fitness isn’t the only healthy habit that we should be focusing on. For you it may also be things like taking your vitamins, walking the dog or eating more healthily. With the Streaks app you can easily track your daily progress for tasks that really matter to you. Set targets for tasks that are health related and track your history for a better you . For more apps that help you stay focused on health and fitness visit the App Store.
With these tips and Apple Watch you’ll have all the tools you need to develop a healthy lifestyle where you can feel good and have fun. On top of these amazing features, Apple Watch makes it easy to stay up to date with calls, messages and tasks as you go through your day. Check your calendar for meetings or quickly scroll through a list of tasks to get stuff done in no time. It’s a whole new level of efficiency!