Mobile Fitness Devices: Achieve Your Goals One Step at a Time

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Mobile fitness devices do can count steps and track your sleep patterns. But can they truly help you reach your goals?
Air Date: 2/18/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: John P. Higgins MD
John HigginsJohn P. Higgins MD, MBA (Hons), MPHIL, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FACSM, FASNC, FSGC is a sports cardiologist for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the Harris Health System. His research interests include the effects of energy beverages on the body, and screening for underlying cardiovascular abnormalities in 12-year-olds (6th graders), and steroid effects on the cardiovascular system.
Mobile Fitness Devices: Achieve Your Goals One Step at a Time
"If you can measure it, then you can manage it," says guest expert, Dr. John Higgins.

Mobile fitness devices have made the leap from just counting steps, to counting calories and keeping track of daily miles, whether you are running, walking or swimming. Some even track your sleep patterns.

Many have the ability to directly upload to a journal on your smart phone.

Devices such as the FitBit, UP Band or Nike Fuel Band can help you reach your goals much more easily than in years past.

Dr. Higgins joins host, Melanie Cole, MS, to share with you how mobile fitness can get you moving in the right direction and help you achieve your toughest fitness goals.