Sure, you go to pilates most days and squeeze in a HIIT session when you can, but raise your hand if you’ve ever (cough, often) been so absorbed in your emailing/Netflixing/scrolling that you forget to move for hours.
Incidental movement can be hard to come by these days and it’s doing our physical and mental health a serious disservice. A sedentary lifestyle has been found to increase your risk of certain cancers, anxiety and depression, cardiovascular diseases and obesity, to name just a few.
And unfortunately, one workout can’t undo hours of sitting. A recent study found that people who sit up to 13 hours a day and take less than 4000 steps have a higher chance of developing metabolic problems, even if they regularly exercise.
So we know it’s important to incorporate regular movement into our day, but how do we do that seamlessly? Well, that’s where the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active can help a whole lot. Here’s how.
Motivation to move
It’s so easy to lose track of time and let movement slide, that’s why it helps to have regular reminders to get up and about. If you’ve been lounging for too long, your Samsung Galaxy Watch Active will buzz and encourage you to take a quick walk or do a few stretches at your desk. It might not seem like much, but even moving every half an hour has been found to reduce the effects of prolonged sitting.
Smash your step count
Stats show that less than one in five Australians are hitting the recommended 10,000 steps per day, but the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active helps you keep your step goals (whether they be 4000 or 40,000) top of mind. The watch is fully customisable – from the watch strap to the face to the apps. If you opt for the Fit Future of Health dashboard, your step count goals is front and centre as you walk towards your target.
Further your fitness
Science and specialists alike show that setting goals is linked to higher achievement, whether they be weight loss or work-related. While we might not all have the kind of competitive spirit that sees us flipping Monopoly boards (ahem, guilty) a winning mindset is one of the simplest ways to stay motivated.
With the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active’s Daily Activity function you can set goals around being active, exercising, and sitting less, and watch the heart motif fill up as you achieve them.
Workout anywhere, anytime
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active wouldn’t look out of place in the front row of a fashion show, but its stylish, lightweight design masks a hardcore fitness functionality. Download the Samsung Health app on your phone (compatible with any type) and at the touch of a button you’ll have the ability to track 39 different fitness activities, access workout programs and sync up a range of fitness apps to get you sweating. From Strava to My Fitness Pal, Couch 2 5k to Endomondo – you’ll never be left wanting for a workout when you have the Galaxy Watch Active on hand. The Watch automatically detects, records, and analyses your workouts (even swimming, it’s water resistant) so you can work to up your heart rate or add some distance next time you move.
Click here for more information about the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active.
*Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is not a medical/therapeutic device. Fitness and health functions are for informational purposes only.