Staying Better Connected With Your Health in the New Year

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Withings, part of Nokia. All opinions are 100% mine.

I’m going to make 2017 the year I become healthy. Sure, I say this almost every year, but 2017 is going to be different. This year I proved to myself I could drastically change my body through proper dieting and fitness. Unfortunately, an unexpected surgery caused me to lose my healthy eating habits and place my normal workout routines on hold. My goal is for that to never happen again.

1. Connecting to my health

Over the last few years technology has become a major part of health, and I for one plan on taking advantage of it.

Withings Body Cardio Scale

Withings, part of Nokia, recently sent over one of their Body Cardio Scales for review, and I have to say I’m a bit obsessed. Its super thin, gorgeous design packs some really cool technology that can track your body’s weight, fat mass, muscle mass, water, and bone mass. It will even provide metrics and insights about your heart rate and Pulse Wave Velocity, which helps you better understand your cardiovascular health.

Weight check on Withings Body Cardio Scale

Withings App

The Body Cardio Scale is just scratching the surface of what Withings has to offer as far as health technology goes. Take their Withings Steel watch for example. I plan on getting one of these for the new year so I can begin gather even more data outside of just my daily weigh-ins.

2. What fuels you

I mentioned previously that dieting was a major part of my weight loss. What I didn’t say was how much it affected me both mentally and physically. It’s true that you are what you eat.

Healthy Meal Prep

Planning my healthy meals ahead of time helped me maintain consistency and kept me on track to the goal I set forth. Not to mention I felt so much better. Before eating healthy and well thought out meals, I would use excuses to avoid going to the gym. This isn’t the case when I’m eating nutritious foods. I recommend finding one day in the week when you’re comfortable making your week’s worth of food. Staying connected to your body through technology is important, but so is the fuel that drives you.

3. Set goals

Another way I try to stay connected to my body is through the use of goals. For example, I’m getting married on May 31, 2017. Since I know what it takes for me to be in tip-top shape, I’m actively making goals from now until the big day. I recommend combining a bunch of little goals that make up the big one. This will help you stay motivated as you chip away each little goal one-by-one. You will also notice yourself remaining better connected with your body and focused throughout the time it takes to complete your goals.

If you wish to get these products to start the New Year, you can get 20% off your entire order with at least one device in cart, use the following code good until 3/1/17: WITH-HEALTH-8270YQ at Withings, part of Nokia website. NOTE: coupon is not good for Steel HR watch.

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Joe Miragliotta is a caffeine addict, social media freak and a tech junkie. When first creating JoesDaily.com the concept was small; Post diary-like content to share with the world of all things he was into. Now it's grown to be much more than that. You'll find travel, food & drink, design, tech, entertainment and more!

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