4 Gadgets to Help You Crush Your Weight Loss Goals

4 Gadgets to Help You Crush Your Weight Loss Goals

The phrase “what gets measured gets managed” applies to many things — including your health. If your goal is to lose weight, for example, measuring several factors is the key to managing your progress.

Enter high-tech tools. Thanks to smartphones, innovative weight loss devices are literally in your pocket — if you know how to use them. Below, our top four must-have tech tools for hitting your weight loss goals.

Tech that’ll help you reach your weight loss goals

A fitness tracker.

We are big fans of tracking your fitness for many reasons. If you’re counting steps, for example, you’re completing one of the most powerful forms of exercise out there: walking. And measuring your movement all day long — not just when you’re at the gym — is one of the keys to a healthy lifestyle.

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Additionally, with a tracker, you can also monitor essential health markers that can lead to weight loss, such as sleep. Healthier sleep = a healthier weight, after all.

A smart scale.

One of the niftiest things to come out in the past couple of years for weight loss? Smart scales. With these — like the Fitbit Aria — your bodyweight automatically syncs to your fitness tracking app, enabling you to track your progress over time.

Many smart scales also come with body fat tracking, which is one of the most important metrics when it comes to your weight. (A word to the wise: The body fat tracking isn’t 100 percent spot-on with these scales, but tracking yours over time can provide a good indicator of progress.)

A food scale.

Did you know nutrition scales can now sync with your smartphone? With this technology, tracking your food intake is officially easier than ever before.

Whether you count calories or have a smartphone-enabled scale or not, a food scale is a great tool for weight loss. It will help you learn proper portion sizes — helping you lose weight and keep it off.

An app or two.

When you’re trying to lose weight, your tactics need to fit your life, which is why smartphone apps are so powerful.

With the right tools in your pocket, you can check out calorie counts for food (we like MyFitnessPal), and view your step counts/calories burned (whether through the Apple Health Kit or a fitness tracker app). You can also find quick hits of motivation — such as the inspiration you can find through a community, which brings us to the next tool you need …

An interactive community.

What keeps people motivated to lose weight? Their tribe. Tap into yours through a fun, supportive and interactive community like Stridekick’s. On our platform, you can buddy up, join a team, and take on challenges together. If competition is more your thing, throw together a leaderboard and see who steps to the top by the end of the challenge.

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Knowing there are scores of like-minded people just a few clicks away can really help you keep after your weight loss goals when the going gets tough. What tech has helped you to reach your weight loss goals?

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Stridekick is an online and mobile platform that allows individuals to create and join fun fitness challenges regardless of which wearable device they own or level of fitness. Join a community of other health minded individuals in stepping towards your health goals today!
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