You don’t need a thing to do your thing

There are so many high-tech gadgets out there for somebody who is into fitness and exercise and eating right! How do you decide which ones to spend your money on?

Well, before you even start deciding, I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to. At all. You don’t need any of the fitness wristbands, apps, trackers, pulse monitors or other wearables to exercise and get healthy. People have been working out and eating better JUST FINE for decades (centuries? millennia?) before any of those things were available.

You don’t need them. You may want them, you may like them and what they do for you, and that’s totally cool, I certainly wouldn’t discourage you from using something you find valuable and fun! However, if you don’t have any of those things yet and maybe don’t have the extra funds to get them, don’t for a second let that delay you from doing the healthy things you were considering doing.

Here’s a list of the high-tech gadgets I use:


I don’t use a wristband, I don’t carry my mobile phone along on runs to track my distance or speed, I don’t log my food in an online app. Probably because I started losing weight and keeping it off before any of those things were invented. Yeah, sometimes before or after a run I’ll check my distance on gmaps and note my time on a clock, but that’s about it.

None of the new devices are necessary for eating right and staying fit. There are always workarounds that are free or vastly cheaper than a gadget, for whatever it is you’re trying to do. Don’t let the companies selling them convince you otherwise. Get out there and have fun! It won’t cost you a dime.


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