I’ve realised new issues exist since I retired. Namely, I forget to eat or think I’ve not eaten when I have and I now don’t know how much exercise I’m getting and whether I’m getting enough. You may think it all sounds odd but that’s just how it is.
The lack of knowledge around exercise is because when I was at work I knew I used to walk so many miles to and from the bus stop at each end of the day, so add this to all the normal comings and goings and I knew I was OK. Once that stopped I had no concept of the amount of walking I have done.
The forgetting to eat or not knowing if I have is simply down to memory.
Well now I’ve found the answer to both issues in the form of fitness technology. I’ve bought myself a Fitbit Charge.
It works via an app on my iPad. It tells you how far you’ve walked and whether you’ve done enough for the day. It will tell you if you have eaten enough to balance the amount of energy you’ve used for the day – you have to remember to record the food but because it’s on my iPad I seem to remember – just goes to show how much time I spend on my iPad!!
It also tells you the quality of sleep you’ve had – that must work via movement because I tried fooling it one day and it wasn’t fooled – very clever…….
It tells me if I’ve had enough to drink each day too. So it serves as a great reminder and once again technology has saved the day and solved what could have been serious problems.
The good thing about it for the future and which would make it good for other people is that family or friends can have access to it and monitor your stats to see how you’re sleeping or add what you’re eating etc – Result! Lots of possibilities……