DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - LIFE -

Swap­neel Hazare, fit­ness ex­pert and owner of SHIELD sug­gests the fol­low­ing:

It’s very im­por­tant to un­der­stand that th­ese de­vices are a one way com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Al­though they present us with in­for­ma­tion dis­played on their screen, they do not have the ca­pac­ity to an­swer our ques­tions.

Fit­ness track­ers ask us to feed in ba­sic phys­i­cal at­tributes like height, weight, gen­der and age. How­ever, they don’t con­sider the men­tal and phys­i­cal con­di­tion of the user. The ex­ter­nal en­vi­ron­ment (weather, pol­lu­tion) of the user is also ig­nored.

Any info dis­played by a fit­ness tracker is data, and ev­ery data must be an­a­lysed only by an ex­pert. So re­frain from ob­sess­ing over it. Get a fit­ness ex­pert to help you un­der­stand your fit­ness lev­els and use the data to achieve your goals.

Con­clu­sion: Your pri­mary source of in­for­ma­tion should al­ways be your body and mind, whereas your fit­ness tracker is just a com­pan­ion.

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