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Fitness & Motherhood

             Have you jumped on the fitness tracker bandwagon? Are you wearing a watch or fitness band on your wrist tracking all of your steps and activity?  If you are then you definitely aren’t alone! It seems like everywhere you turn you see men and women sporting their trackers.  If you haven’t bought one yet maybe this quick guide will help you find one that fits your lifestyle?

             Fitness trackers let fitness enthusiasts as well as people who want to take control of their health track their fitness goals and gains.  Wearing these gadgets on your body allow you to track so many things; including the amount of steps you take every day, sleeping habits, calories burnt and GPS.  When you see all of this data it helps you improve your health; whether it involves losing weight or just maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

             I have 2 different ones that I use for my workouts or throughout the day, a FitBit and a Polar Watch.  Each one serves different purposes for me, the FitBit tracks my daily steps and the Polar watch that I have uses a heart rate monitor to assess my heart rate and calories burned.  I like using the trackers because it pushes and motivates me to go a little farther or workout a little longer.   

 

             Below I have listed the most popular fitness trackers and some of their functions; hopefully you can find one to fit your active lifestyle!

 

Fit Bit Zip

FitBit Flex

FitBit Charge

FitBit Surge

Garmin Vivosmart

Garmin Vivoactive

Nike Fuelband

Polar Loop

Jawbone UP24

Cost

$59.95

$99.95

$129.95

$249.95

$169.99

$249.99

$149

$99.95

$149.99

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Tracks Sleep

 

 

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Heart Rate Monitor

 

 

 

 

Strapless

HRM

 

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Sensor Sold

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About Alison

Alison Neal is the owner of Stroller Strides of Fredericksburg. Stroller Strides is a total body workout that is done alongside your baby. Each instructor modifies the workouts for all fitness levels. As a mother, Alison knows it is hard to fit workouts into a busy schedule, but follow her blog right here for great fitness and healthy living tips! You can also learn more about Stroller Strides by visiting her website.

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