The first thing that comes to mind when someone talks about technology is Iron Man. No, not the strong guy from any competition, but the millionaire playboy. Of course, we can’t be like him since he is super rich and he is not real. Let’s be realistic as we would never become a super hero. However, we can become stronger by training ourselves to become better. This is where technology can help as you would see your progress a little faster than usual with the help of the latest machines and techniques. That is technology for you.
However, the journey would not be easy and you might think of giving up. Here are some suggested ways to help you with your fitness routine.
- Learn the art of coherence
Heart coherence is an optimal state between your brain and autonomic nervous system. When all else is crazy around you, it will give you a feeling of alertness and control. This may seem a state some people have only ever heard about, but now with the help of a very discreet piece of kit from the Heart Math institute to help, you will be able to replenish your energy, balance emotions and quiet an overactive mind in as little as three minutes a day. You’ll need to learn a few basic techniques to encourage your heart and brain to work together, but once you do you will think more clearly, feel happier and improve your performance.
When every second counts, the ability to know exactly what your training is doing for you is key. First beat is an analytical coaching tool for wearable that uses the data produced by your heartbeat to help improve your output, reduce your stress levels and enhance your sleep routine. By gathering 24-hour information, it can be used for both health and wellness improvements to increase the functional quality of life.
With the modern and ever-growing popularity of health and fitness there has emerged a gap for a rare breed of expert to flourish. These people are the true authorities and professors of the industry who can coordinate personal health and fitness teams for clients all round the world, but can also navigate between medical elements, bringing seamlessly together all the components of a life fully lived. The spiritual equivalent of a portfolio manager, they develop health strategies, oversee results and analyse trends to take personalization to the next level. One of the best known is Stephen Price, who not only has a portfolio of his own wellness clubs and spas (under the Body Space brand), but also guides a select group of individuals through various projects, including transforming their work/life balance and developing pre- and post-treatment programmes.
When someone looks strong and powerful, it’s often because they are. Two of the hardest elements of training just got more attainable with the lightweight KBox flywheel training platform. Used in elite sport to increase strength and power in short time frames, this works by creating eccentric training forces previously impossible to do by yourself. A favourite with Winter Olympic athletes, this versatile device uses the variable inertia of heavy steel flywheels rather than weights and gravity. It is scientifically proven to be more efficient, can easily be taken anywhere in the world and replaces the need to search for a gym.
Introducing a new generation of active recovery, for those who require ultimate performance day in and day out. Using revolutionary NormaTec Pulse Compression technology, this product not only helps recovery from long-haul flights and changes of time zones, but also from intensive bouts of exercise, stressful work days and busy social lives. Simply strap it on and allow it to pulse, massage and release the pressure in your muscles to bring new life to tired limbs.
- Read to get some motivation
Books, both fiction and nonfiction, have been proven to promote positivity, motivation and energy while reducing depression, anger and tiredness. And yet settling down with a good read can be time-consuming and sedentary. The solution is to enjoy a classic form of therapy using the latest sonic technology. Thanks to downloadable audiobooks and podcasts, a busy day, late night or punishing flying schedule can now be overcome by developing your very own bibliotherapeutic library of interesting, creative, informative and thought-provoking audiobooks. Build a personalised collection to boost your mood in any given moment (similar to pairing fine wine with food) and proactively inspire even on the most challenging of days.