Dumbbells for fitness

A new year is a perfect time to start a new Health & Fitness journey. For many, it’s tough to stay on track with New Year’s Fitness resolution. Eventually, they go back to their old ways and habits. Thankfully, there are a host of tools that can help. Let’s look at what you need to finally make changes to your health and well-being. 

Wearable tech for fitness

Wearable tech to monitor fitness activity

Sitting is the new smoking. We spend a lot of time sitting at our desks, especially people who work from home. Wearable Tech can help you monitor your daily activity and motivate you to get moving. For most people, a Smartwatch is exactly what they need. Many models feature V02 max measurements to measure cardio endurance. It provides a score on how well your body is using oxygen. As you improve your cardio conditioning, your VO2 max score will go up. It’s a great way to track your progress, especially for endurance training.

Others may want a dedicated Fitness Tracker to track multiple health metrics. This includes steps, heart rate, distance, speed, pace, sleep, and time. This data gets sent to a corresponding app where users can track their trends over time. Imagine tracking your sleep over the course of a year. You may find empirical data suggesting you’re less active in the winter than in the summer. By tracking these metrics over days, weeks, and months, you’ll be motivated to improve your personal records for many health metrics.

Smart scale for fitness

Smart scales to track weight loss

Everyone wants to lose weight. However, successful weight loss happens slowly, over time. Smart scales are great to keep you motivated during your weight loss journey. I call it a journey for a reason. It takes weeks and months to shed pounds for good. With a smart scale, you can track your weight loss over the long haul. This data is sent to a smartphone app for a graphical representation of your progress. 

When people say they want to lose weight, what they’re really saying is they want to lose body fat. Many smart scales provide body fat percentages. This is very helpful data to track over time. For example, if you’re losing weight but the body fat percentage is not going down, you’re losing muscle not fat. In that case, you would need to incorporate resistance training into your weight loss program. This ensures you hold on or gain muscle as you lose fat and body weight. A smart scale helps you track your progress over days, weeks, months, and even years.

Sleep tech for fitness

Sleep tech to ensure a good night’s rest

When you see someone, don’t ask them how they’re doing, ask them how they’re sleeping. That will tell you a lot about how they’re really doing. Sleep Tech helps people get a restful night’s sleep. People often forget just how important sleep is to our well-being. The famous sleep researcher Matthew Walker stated that sleep is non-negotiable. It’s the bedrock of overall good health. 

There are many sleep tech products available to help with a variety of sleep issues. There are Snoring Remedies to help you or your sleep partner. Alternatively, turn to Sleep Earbuds to avoid external audio distractions like noisy streets or snoring. Many people find White Noise and Sound Machines to fall asleep. Finally, there are Mediation Devices to help people relax their minds and body before bed.   

Dumbbells for fitness

Strength training fitness to build lean muscle 

We’re seeing a big fitness trend of people moving back to the basics. If you have the space, all you need is some Home Gym Equipment. One option is an All-in-One Home Gym system. Here you can one machine with multiple exercises with a full range of resistance. Or you can build your own home gym with Weight Benches and Dumbells.  The important thing to remember is that strength training doesn’t have to be complicated.  If space is an issue, look into Resistance Bands and Push Up and Chin Up Bars. With just your body weight, some equipment, and a little space, you can turn any room into a makeshift gym. 

Cardio fitness at home to build a strong heart 

Getting your heart rate up is something we all need to do. As the old adage says, use it or lose it. Thankfully, there are a host of Cardio Machines available for home gyms. Why pay a monthly fee at a gym when you can invest in a machine at home? Plus, the time it takes you to drive to the gym and back is the time you could work out at home. 

There are four cardio machines to choose from: Treadmills, Exercise Bikes, Elliptical Machines, and Rowing Machines. Pick the one for the cardio activity you enjoy the most. If space is an issue, remember you don’t need a cardio machine to get a workout at home. Keep it simple with Aerobic Steps. By slowly increasing the step height, you can increase the intensity of your cardio workout with minimal space. 

For outdoor cardio workouts at home, consider Jump Rope. The beauty of skipping is that you can do it anywhere. All you need is a comfortable pair of shoes and a rope. Learning to jump rope is like learning an instrument. Once you learn the basics, you can get effective cardio workouts virtually anywhere. For example, many people jump rope in the underground parking lot of their building. 

Wearable for fitness

Staying on track with New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

It’s one thing to make a New Year’s resolution, and another to keep it. Thankfully there are a host of health and fitness gadgets to help people keep their commitments. Smartwatches and Fitness Trackers help people monitor their activity, sleep, and other health metrics. Smart scales track weight loss over time, with body fat percentages to help you lose fat and not muscle. Speaking of muscle, there are many strength training products to set up a gym at home. Cardio machines ensure you get your heart pumping at home, or keep it simple with aerobic steps and jump rope.  Finally, sleep tech ensures you always get a good night’s rest.

One thing’s for sure—2023 is the year you make serious changes to your health and fitness. Best Buy has everything you need to stay on track with all your Health and Fitness needs.

Andy Baryer
Andy Baryer aka “Handy Andy” is a technology journalist, gadget reviewer, and DIY/how-to content creator. Known as the handyman of tech, Andy enjoys fixing poor wireless networks, building smart homes, and cooking with the latest kitchen gadgets. He’s a competitive whistler, a budding woodworker, and loves gardening in his home-built smart garden.