When you look around, you’ll probably notice many people sporting some sort of fitness tracker on their wrists. The popularity of these devices has taken off in the last few years at an unbelievable rate. And they come in many forms from Fitbits to Apple Watches. It turns out that step tracking and stroke recovery go hand in hand.
If you haven’t jumped on this craze but are still interested in keeping track of your steps, look no further than your cell phone. Chances are you’ve already been tracking your steps for months and didn’t realize.
How to access your data
If you have an iPhone, find your built-in Health app. Open the app and choose the activity icon. Voila! There you go! You can see how many steps you took today, how many flights of stairs you climbed, and what distance you covered. You can even click on the calendar icon at the bottom of the screen and check your data from any given day.
For those of you using Android systems, it’s just as easy. Download the Google Fit app for free from the Google Play Store if you don’t have it yet. Once you’ve installed the app, the rest happens automatically. All you have to do is open up your Google Fit app at the end of the day. Simply scroll down to see your steps and overall walking distance. You can also tap on a specific day to see how active you were.
Tracking to a better you
Research shows that tracking your activity leads to a healthier lifestyle. Being aware of your daily movement is the first step in becoming more active. So, take a look at your phone and see what you’ve been up to!