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Fitness and family health

March 09, 2017

6 ways to stay on track with a fitness tracker

Ready to track your fitness with wearable technology? Before you don your device, check out these popular targets for steps, sleep and more.

Are you one of the many Canadians now using a fitness tracker to monitor your physical activity, sleep patterns or general health? According to the 2016 Sun Life Canadian Health Index report, Canadians most often track their daily steps, calories burned, active minutes, sleep, stairs climbed, heart rate and weight loss.

Check out these common targets for daily fitness tracking – and some tips to help you reach them:

SOURCES:

Daily steps/distance: Heart and Stroke Walkabout

Calories burned: Health Canada; American Cancer Society Calorie Counter

Active minutes: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, How much physical activity do you need?

Sleep: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Sleep Problems

Heart rate: Mayo Clinic, Healthy Lifestyle: Fitness

Weight loss: Health Canada, Canadian Guidelines for Body Weight Classification in Adults; Canada’s Food Guide

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