Stay on top of your health goals through health tracking
We are officially just a month away from the Holidays, and we all know what that means! From ticking off your shopping list to attending family festivities - we are starting to focus our attention on the holiday season. This is the time of the year when it’s easy to forget about the health goals you’ve set for yourself. The good thing is, there are a lot of health tracking tools that can help you stay on top of your health goals! But first, what is health tracking?
Health Tracking is the art of recording information about specific aspects of our health goals on a regular basis. It will then allow us to see various data points and monitor any drastic changes in our health. For example, if your health goal is to lose weight, you try your best to monitor your weight weekly, take note of your food intake, and track your exercise routine and mobility everyday.
From food consumption to vital signs to sleep patterns - any extreme change may mean that it's something that we should pay attention to. To better monitor and visualize these health changes, you can record all these information in one place like your health journal!
Now, we know health tracking and health journaling may sound like a lot of work. But if you think about it, their health benefits outweigh the tasks! More importantly, it can allow you to stay on top of your health and be the best version of yourself. Research shows there a three main benefits of health tracking:
- It helps us get to know more about our lifestyle and our body which then allows us to stay motivated and on track as we try to achieve our health goals
- It makes our health journey feel more personal because we have the information we need to understand the commitment of making health and lifestyle decisions
- It can help us identify major changes in our health which then allows us to detect potential health symptoms as early as possible and can also help minimize surgery and medication costs
So, how can we embrace the art of health tracking without it sounding like a chore? There are many ways to do health tracking apart from your mobile phone, which can make you feel a little bit overwhelmed and less focused.
You can rely on your smartwatches, which can measure your heartbeat, daily step count, sleeping patterns, and even keep track of the level of oxygen in your blood.
You can also use smart bathroom weighing scales, which can measure not just your current weight, but can also capture your body fat, bone density, and water percentage - these are different ways to measure your progress and not just depend on your weight changes.
This may sound like a lot of information to store but not if you put all these in one book! You can store all information you recorded with your smart tools in a health journal, which has sections dedicated to tracking your health: from vital signs, mobility, food and liquid intake, sleep, allergies, and many more! It keeps your information secure and private because you can control who can have access to this information. Give yourself the gift of good health this holiday season and grab your very own health journal!
You can also join My Health Journals on December 3rd, at 12nn MST as we talk more about health tracking, the many fun ways we do it, and have a chance to take home a health journal for free! To register, visit this link.