Improving Your Fitness Plan

Sticking to your fitness goals can be tricky during the holidays. However, results from a new study may be just want you need to help you stay on track. Researchers at the University of Pittsburg discovered that individuals who closely monitor their exercise performance and receive real-time feedback were more successful at reaching their fitness goals and adhering to their exercise programs. Feedback during your exercise program could include monitoring your heart rate, calories burned, distance travelled, or steps taken.

You can use instruments such as a heart rate monitor, physical activity monitor, pedometer, or even one of the many apps on your phone. Then feedback regarding your exercise session can either motivate you to continue to work hard or encourage you to work harder next time.

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