The Most Important Health Information to Track

The Most Important Health and Fitness Information to Track

Are you tracking the health and fitness information that really matters? It’s easy to track everything from your respiration to the fat grams you consume in a day – and everything in between. Let’s take a look at the most important health information you should be tracking to keep you working toward better health and well being.

Your Vital Statistics

Do you know what your blood pressure is? How about your cholesterol, BMI?  How about your pulse? This information can help you stay on top of your health, and these are the numbers that your

blood pressure-publicdomaindoctor wants to know. We are so fortunate that now there are applications to help us track this information. You or your doctor can record your cholesterol and blood pressure. You can update it whenever you have the opportunity. Tracking this data is a good way to keep tabs on your overall health.

Your Output

How active are you? Whether you track steps or duration of activity or intensity, it’s important to stay on top of your activity.

Why is tracking your activity important? Most of us live very sedentary lives today. Even if you exercise for thirty minutes a day, in many cases that’s just not enough. A sedentary lifestyle has been shown to be a direct link to killer diseases like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. The more you move, the healthier you are likely to be. Finding an application that helps you track your activity can give you the information you need to get up and keep moving every day.

Your Input

You are what you eat; there’s no arguing that! Most of us have no real idea about what we consume in a day. We think we’re living a healthy life and have a good diet. I know I always did. However, when you look at the data for your day, you might be surprised. Tracking your intake, whether it’s calories or sugar, fat or simple carbohydrates, can help you make sure that you are making the best decisions for your health. There are a variety of apps to help you learn more about the foods you’re eating and to help you track your information.

A Few Extras

In addition to your health numbers, energy output and the food you eat, there are some other useful pieces of information to track. When it comes to your health, sleep plays an important role. Consider

sleepingusing one of the many sleep-tracking devices or applications which can help you learn more about your sleeping habit; then take steps to improve those sleeping habits.

You can also track your hormonal cycle to help you make better decisions for yourself, and you can track other symptoms as they relate to any conditions you’re dealing with. For example, if you have migraines, you can use an app to help you learn the triggers.

Start with the core information that you need. Then track information to support your personal health challenges and goals. There are a number of apps that can make tracking your health and fitness information quick, easy and fun.

Make Major Improvements in Your Life!

Cheryl A Major, CNWC

Cheryl A Major, Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant

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