Written By: Justin Bennett
Smartwatches are relatively new, and if you don’t have one, you may be surprised to learn how they can benefit our health, daily lifestyle, and even our quality of sleep. Smartwatches are able to keep track of many aspects of our lives that we often forget about, allowing us to closely monitor our bodies more than we possibly would be able to without this type of technology.
Many of us easily slip into bad habits like sedentary lifestyles or unhealthy eating, particularly when we’re stressed, and our culture thrives on stressful environments. However, with a smartwatch, we can be alerted when we need to go for a few extra steps or reconsider our eating habits to help us look and feel our best. In this article, Lilac Lotus Yoga will discuss a few of the benefits of having a smartwatch and how it can help.
Yoga is enormously beneficial for not only our bodies but our minds as well. Yoga is a practice that revitalizes our mind-body connection, strengthens our muscles, and increases flexibility, all in a way that can be done at an individual pace.
By incorporating a smartwatch into our routines, it can track our heart rates and stress responses, so if you enjoy doing more intense yoga practices like Vinyasa, wearing a smartwatch could let you know when to push yourself further or take a breather in child's pose. If you’re never done yoga before or have felt too nervous to try it out, wearing a smartwatch is a great way to ensure you get what you need out of the practice.
There are many low impact types of yoga that are perfect for beginners, including gentle, restorative types like Yin yoga, or milder classes such as Hatha. Multiple types make it easy for a variety of abilities to ease into the practice at their own pace. There is also a type of yoga called adaptive yoga, which is designed for everyone. You can take advantage of this method by signing up for a class with Lilac Lotus Yoga.
When practicing yoga at home, it's also a good idea to release negativity by keeping your space clutter-free. This ensures that you stay in the right mindset, which will help you get the most out of your yoga routine and smartwatch usage.
Exercise As A Senior
Looking after your body as a senior can be challenging. Our bodies don’t work the way they used to or bounce back as they once did. Luckily there are a variety of ways to maintain a reasonable level of fitness during advanced years of life.
Starting a fitness routine during advanced age can be intimidating, but you can get started in the comfort of your own home without setting foot inside a gym. Doing home workouts on your own is a great way to ease into a new practice. You can check out various fitness apps on your phone or exercise videos on YouTube. There are even workouts specifically geared towards seniors (including yoga!), which may help you gently settle into a routine with less worry about straining a muscle or overworking your body. Working out at home with a smartwatch is a great way to re-introduce yourself to fitness, keep yourself feeling young, and let you monitor your health with just a glance at your wrist without any external distractions.
Your health is arguably the most important part of your life, and while there are many variations that affect it, like personal relationships, professional stress, etc, how you take care of your physical health is paramount to a high quality of life. Fortunately, in today’s world, we have advanced technology to help us. Wearing a smartwatch can remind us to get in a workout, such as yoga, let us know when our heart rate is too high, and even help us keep in touch with our family and friends — a critical component to our health. If you’re looking to up the ante on your life, a smartwatch is a good place to start.