Your Fitness Resolution Might Be Easier To Stick To If You Pay Attention To Today’s Health Issues!
Once again, this New Year, the media is filled with fitness and lifestyle experts invoking Americans to eat better, work out more, and get in shape. While it’s hard to argue with such advice, the reality is that our very ability to work out and stay fit depends on our willingness to take the time out of our already full daily schedules and devote the time necessary in order to help ourselves become or stay healthy.
Today's millennials know that being active, eating right, exercising and maintaining a good outlook on life is key to developing and fit body. One that hopefully will continue to function the way it was meant to from the time the first man and woman foraged for food.
So, if we know that we are supposed to be physically fit and eat right why are Americans in general still overweight and subjecting themselves to various lifestyles that promote bad eating and drinking habits that eventually play a big role in driving up our own health insurance costs.
Take the following point for consideration. Obesity-Related Cancers Are Rising Among Millennials, New Study Says
Researchers speculate that obesity-related health conditions and lifestyle factors are contributing to the rise in select cancer rates among Millennials. These include poor diet, gallstone development, the rise in diabetes and inflammatory gastrointestinal disease.
Six cancers tied to obesity—colorectal, endometrial, gallbladder, kidney, multiple myeloma and pancreas—are on the rise in young adults, according to new data published in The Lancet Public Health journal.
Millennials are reportedly America's most active generation, but that does not exempt the younger demographic from a disease. In fact, a recent American Cancer Society-led study says specific obesity-related cancers are on the rise in young adults (age 25 to 49), with the steepest increases in successively younger generations.
The study states: "We found that, in the USA, the risk of developing cancer has increased in younger adults ... with a steeper increase in progressively younger ages and successively younger generations born since around 1950. ... These trends might have been influenced by the rapid rise in overweight or obesity prevalence in the USA. Between 1980 and 2014, overweight or obesity prevalence in the USA increased by more than 100 percent (from 14.7 percent to 33.4 percent) among children and adolescents and by 60 percent among adults aged 20 to 74 years."
Now, if these facts should provide you with enough incentive to get up and get moving so that you don’t become a part of the above statistics. After all, you know you needed to get in shape, isn’t that why you made that fitness resolution in the first place this past New Year’s Eve? Well, now it's approaching the end of February and you still haven’t worked up a sweat over it. So, its now time to get motivated and begin. After all, like the man said, “It’s Never Too Late” to get yourself in shape!
There is a lot of info out there on the net on how to begin a new physical regimen. Or you can join a gym and enlist the help of a fitness trainer. But whatever you do, you're going to see facts that recommend you track all of your progress so that you can provide yourself with proof of just how well you’re doing, or NOT doing, and what you still need to do in order to accomplish your predetermined goal. And yes, we do mean reaching a goal. Setting goals are paramount to being successful at achieving a fitness regimen and keeping to it.
To take a little excerpt from our company’s mission statement:
At HRMUSA, we are all about getting people fit, boosting physical performance, and improving lifestyle. Heart Rate Monitors USA is proud to be one of the most informative databases of heart rate knowledge and wellness tips.
From training tips to setting goals, you will discover how heart rate and activity monitoring can combine with pedometers, heart rate monitors, and blood pressure machines to help you achieve your goals.
We are about getting people fit and improving their physical performance and lifestyle. And Heart Rate Monitors are a great motivational tool to keep pushing you! And since we are looking at your taking the first steps into changing your stagnant lifestyle into a more active one, combined with a healthier diet and exercise program, HRMUSA has many activity monitoring devices to help you achieve your goals. But one device that is suited to a beginner into fitness is the Garmin Vivosmart HR+GPS Activity Tracker The Garmin Vívosmart HR+ smart activity tracker is able to track distance, time and pace for indoor or outdoor activities. With GPS, you can get even more accurate distance and pace stats as well as a map of your activity when running or walking outdoors. In addition to tracking your runs, steps, and calories, the Vívosmart HR+ measures floors climbed and intensity minutes.
So you see that this activity monitor has everything you would need in order to track not only your daily activity but also while you're putting yourself through your exercise routines as well. And with the heart rate monitoring, which is wrist-based. So, you no longer need a chest-strap to track your heart rate during your exertions. The Vívosmart uses Garmin’s new Elevate wrist heart rate technology to monitor heart rate at the wrist 24/7. It quantifies the intensity of your fitness activities using intensity minutes.
As we said above, getting yourself fit and maintaining that commitment is based heavily on reaching pre-set goals. And the Vívosmart HR+ Activity monitor learns your current activity level, then assigns an attainable daily step goal. As you meet your milestones, it will adjust your goal for the next day, gradually nudging you toward a healthier lifestyle. Throughout your day, it reminds you to stay active with a move bar and vibration alert if you’ve been inactive for 1 hour. Go for a short walk to reset the move bar.
It seems like the Vívosmart is just the ticket for you to begin your fitness regimen for 2019, and you have some time to make up since your starting your fitness journey a little behind the start of the New Year, but with help from the Garmin Vívosmart you will soon be able to see just how well you do on reaching those new goals.
And maybe you can be a part of the Garmin community of healthy people that strive to “Beat Yesterday”!