4 Small Gadgets That Will Get You In Summer Shape
We don’t always have the time (or the desire) to go to the gym. It may be raining outside, the commute may be horrible or you may simply not want to miss an episode of your favourite TV series. For situations like these, it is always nice to have a mini-gym at home, letting you get a quick workout when going to a professional venue is not an option.
At the same time, we don’t want our express workout equipment to take too much space and turning the living room into a gym or a fitness studio is rarely possible (as much as we may wish for it to be).
With these thoughts in mind, we have compiled a list of 4 fitness gadgets that could help you stay in shape without leaving the apartment.
From Rockie to a great number of Van Damn movies, our childhood toy has often been portrayed as a great workout tool for the strong and powerful – and there is lots of truth to the idea. Ten minutes of rope jumping will help you burn off around 140 calories and train your ankles. The benefits of the workout are obvious: it’s quick, cheap and can be done anywhere. Today, you can add an extra benefit to it – modern Bluetooth skipping ropes will not only burn off that chocolate bar, but will also let you track your fitness record, share it on social media and simply make the workout much more fun.
If you have the chance to climb half a dozen flights of stairs several times a day – do that. The benefits of this type of exercise are immense and you will be ready for swimsuit season in no time. However, running up and down the stairs is not a pleasant (or safe) activity and probably the one that would cause quite an uproar from your neighbors. Luckily, there is a simple solution that will allow you to run up and down stairs to your heart’s content without leaving the apartment. It’s called a mini-stepper. Basically, a mini-stepper is an electronic staircase imitator that will give you the same type of workout, targeting the same muscle groups and burning the same amount of calories. Some devices even come with Bluetooth capabilities and let you monitor progress and share your achievements via a smartphone app. The can calculate calories burned and will improve the strength and tone of legs and lower body core muscles, some even come with resistance bands to work out your upper body at the same time.
Monitoring your fitness progress is not only encouraging, but also necessary. Without knowing where you stand, it will be that much more difficult for you to move in the right direction and achieve the result that you truly want. However, there is much more to healthy weight management than kilos and your old bathroom scale will not be enough to give you the big picture. Modern scales use BMI, or bioelectrical impedance analysis, to track important modifications in your body that can let you know where you are in your fitness program. The scale will calculate your body fat, bone mass, muscle mass, moisture content and so on. Additionally, you can monitor your results via an app and share your weight loss and goals on social media.
Digital Food Scale
We have all heard the popular saying “you are what you eat”. However, what we eat is not always that obvious. In order to not start avoiding the previous item – digital body scale – we have to watch what it is we eat and how many calories our meals carry. A digital food scale gives us the opportunity to do it and make it part of the daily routine. The scale will not only tell you the mass of your potential meal, but also – and most importantly – its nutrition content. Most scales come with an app that stores a library of up to 2 000 various food items, letting you see exactly what elements you are consuming.