A few months back my dad bought me an Apple watch to celebrate some of my accomplishments over the past year. Though I was delighted, I didn`t find much use for it and barely wore it, except on special occasions. I thought it was just a device to make me feel cool and show off a bit. The fact I could call or text from a watch was a worthy show off point for me so I thought that was enough. But it never really had any purpose.
Until recently, when I went abroad on holiday. Going on holiday abroad can be tiresome in parts. So much walking to see places, catch flights etc. Unless of course you hire a car, but that's not the point. It probably sounds like I'm writing two different blogs at the moment. Well let's see where the two subjects connect.
Walking this much in the heat and not so flat terrain would obviously leave you burning vast amounts of calories. You don't realise how much you have worked until you open the activity app on your watch and find you have lost about 300 calories just from sightseeing. Your eyes widen in amazement and you start getting excited. It surely motivates me to exercise more knowing what you can achieve with just a few hours of walking.
Recording exercise is very important because it keeps track of the calories burnt, weight loss, distance of exercise and much more. This is very important because it gives a feel good effect and is extremely motivating.
I now plan to use my watch to its fullest potential. Not just to show off. I now realise it can do a lot of things that help me. Most importantly, it motivates me to exercise. I mean anywhere. The Apple Watch and I`m sure other wearables is a good device with lots of capabilities including recording fitness. If you think that going on holiday makes you unfit, think again.
Author - Rona Bhattacharya is a 11-year-old school student in the UK. She is an avid blogger, published author and poet.She is an accomplished dancer and singer.She is an endurance swimmer and a PADI certified SCUBA diver. She has been the Sports Ambassador of her school and won the Excellence Award for being the best student. Being very conscious of social issues, she has organised fundraisers and has swum 22 miles, the length of the English Channel in the swimming pool for Diabetes UK to raise awareness for children with diabetes. She is a keen actress and has recently performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival