If you’re preparing to take the next step toward a new career in health and wellness promotion, now is a great time to learn about healthier habits and how they create better outcomes for you and your advisees. In today’s blog from Bryan University, we look at the different tools available to monitor exercise and diet and create goals to a healthier lifestyle for a successful academic and career.
What do fitness trackers do?
Starting a new diet and exercise routine can be successful if you set a goal, stick to it and use some simple tools. You’ll need some help for your own fitness goals, but also for the goals of those in your charge.
Fitness trackers are an excellent tool to keep track of someone’s progress. They can monitor calorie intake, heart rate, and blood pressure. Trackers can also help you gauge heart and sleeping activity, as well as track exercise metrics for several different workouts, such as walking, kickboxing, and more. If your goal is to run 6 miles a week and eat 2,000 calories a day, this will allow you to stay on track. You’ll be more likely to see success when you can see trends and reach milestones. The same is true for your clients with an exercise, nutrition, and health promotion career.
What are some good fitness tracking apps?
BMI Calculators. Unsure what your advisee’s weight should be? A body mass calculator can determine a person’s BMI (body mass index) based upon height and weight, age, and sex. Once you know this, you can begin building an exercise and eating plan for your client and yourself.
There are several BMI calculators available on Google Play. Some simply calculate your body mass. Others can also monitor your weight and weight loss and show you in real time graph reports.
Calories Burned Calculators. By simply putting in what you had to eat, the calorie counter can tell you how much you consumed against the total number of calories you’re allowed for the day. Some of these apps can be synced with a fitness tracker, giving someone the whole picture of your fitness journey.
Some apps like My Fitness Pal include a barcode scanner, allowing you to scan the barcodes on prepackaged foods to fully understand how they fit into your diet. Additionally, some apps will have national restaurant menu items listed with calorie information, providing confidence to dine out and still stick to your goals.
Nutritional Intake Apps. Many of these are the same as calorie tracking apps. They provide a database or thousands of foods with calories and nutritional values added to them. Apps like Nutrients offer fast facts about different types of foods, as well offering a library of recipes and fat and carb-cutting tips.
Regardless of which apps and tools you choose, the important thing is that you have decided to embark on a career that helps others reach their fitness goals while maintaining your own health. A healthy mind, body and soul is the perfect combination for future successes in the classroom and beyond.
Where can I earn an exercise, nutrition, and health promotion degree?
Do you enjoy helping others achieve their health and wellness goals? Have you embarked on your own journey of discovery regarding health and wellness? Bryan University’s Bachelor of Science in Exercise, Nutrition, and Health Promotion can lead to a vibrant career that lasts a lifetime. Call Bryan University toll-free at 1-855-862-0755 or enroll now to find out more about this field!