We all know that when it comes to weight loss it’s all about calories in versus calories out. If you are burning more calories than you are consuming you are sure to succeed in your weight loss goals, as explained in a previous post here. But what if you are eating more calories than you really thought, or not burning enough calories as you thought to make up for that slice of cake last night?! This is where tracking your diet and exercise comes into advantage!

It’s been proven that when it comes to your weight loss goals, those who track their diet and fitness are more successful than those who do not. In fact according to Setting Goals for Weight Loss Success, “a study published in the eHealth Journal of Medical Internet Research found that participants who recorded and track their progress using an online software interface were significantly more likely to stay with a weight loss plan and maintain their weight loss compared to those who didn’t monitor their progress.”

With that being said why wouldn’t one want to jump on board and use the resources available to them to help them achieve their goals? Especially in this day in age when the resources we have available to us to help us track our diet, exercise and progress are limitless, we should be taking advantage of this. With the use of the internet and our smartphones having more and more health apps than you could imagine, keeping track of your health has never been easier.

There are even treadmills, such as the NordicTrack Commercial 1500 Pro that are iFit compatible meaning they are wirelessly compatible to iFit.com. You set up an account here and it not only tracks your workouts done on your treadmill, but you can also go in and track your nutrition and other workouts done.

Check out the Complete Guide to Tracking Your Health and Fitness Online from Greatist to see why you should be tracking your health with a list of some of the best websites and apps to use in order to do so:

 

Complete Guide to Tracking Your Health