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5 helpful features you may not know about setting health goals with technology

5 helpful features you may not know about setting health goals with technology

There have been a lot of developments in the technology world for health, from apps to wearable devices. These tools are there to help you monitor your health levels in an easy and efficient way. It is important to make the most of your technology to get the best benefit and results for your health. The following are 5 things that you may not know about setting up your health goals with your health app or wearable device: 


1. It is easy to plan your daily goals 

Keeping track of our lives can be daunting, and a work-life balance can be difficult. If you run into problems reaching your goals because of planning, tracking, and motivation, then using technology may be the solution you need.

An Open planner on a table next to a gold pen

Planning your goals with tech products can help you immensely. The steps to doing it are simple, but first, it normally requires that you have access to an app or wearable device. Then, you choose the activity you want to work on and set up the goal you want to achieve. For example, if you want to improve your activity levels you might focus on the number of steps you take. You would be able to choose the number of steps you want to reach daily, and this number is one you can adjust at any time. 




2. You can keep track of your progress over time 

An important aspect of reaching your goals is being able to track your progress. Tracking your goals is easier when you don’t have to do a lot of work. Wearable technology, especially, does a lot of the heavy lifting when it comes to tracking your biometrics. Wearing a device while you are being active will easily collect your health data and record that onto an app. The ease of collecting your data will make it easier to monitor your achievements. Additionally, you are likely to receive notifications when you reach those goals. That means, its easier than ever before to know exactly when you are improving or when you aren't at the level that you want to be.


3. You’ll be motivated to constantly improve those goals 

Access to your daily health information gives you a lot of power. It allows you to make goal-oriented decisions to improve your health levels. When it comes to motivation, Kevin Lee writes “Motivation happens when your dopamine spikes because you anticipate something important is about to happen.” A few suggestions that Lee gives to promote motivation is setting incremental goals. Therefore, setting these goals and slowly improving these goals will stimulate your motivation and encourage you to keep maximizing your health. 


4. Sharing your goals can spark friendly competition 


A group of 6 people running on the beach in exercise clothing Most health apps let you join competitions with your family, friends or other users of the technology. These groups are made up of people that are also working to improve a certain health goal. So being in these groups can really cause you to step up your game. 



5. Get better insight into your health 

The benefit of having a device keeping track of your health information is having access to it at all times. Daily information about your health goals will give you more understanding of your activity levels. For example, you might get a breakdown of the steps you took in comparison to the calories you burned. Even better you can get the weekly, monthly or yearly view of your goals, which will give you an even better understanding of when you are performing your best, and in what areas you need to improve. 

If you are considering investing in health tech tools, there are certainly plenty of great reasons to do so. There are also great tools you can consider investing in. At Stella Wearables, health-focused technology is being built to help users track their health data. Currently, Stella is developing a wearable wristband with features available for activity, UV, heart rate, and more. For more information about how technology helps benefit you and your health, keep up with our blog. For questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions contact us at info@stellawearables.com and you will get a response within approximately 24 hours.


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