All about the numbers: Are tracking devices driving us crazy?!

Has anyone else noticed how much we are encouraged to track EVERYTHING lately?

– We’ve got heart rate monitors to track our beats per minute during exercise, which correlates to total calorie burn

– We’ve got running watches to track our distance, pace, calories, etc.

– We’ve got apps galore! Ones to track our runs, our workouts, to provide us with workouts, to track our food intake and calories

– We’ve got devices to track our steps

…. the list goes on, right?! I’m almost embarrassed to admit that I have or have had/used most of these. I was slightly addicted to my heart rate monitor while it worked- I loved seeing how high my heart rate would get and how many calories I burned in my workouts. Even worse? I loved sharing those high calorie burning workouts on Instagram!



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