Wellocracy: What kind of tracker(s) (device/app) are you using and when did you start wearing it?
Peter: I use the Nike+ Running app as well as Apple Health app, and the Lose It! app.
Wellocracy: Why did you start using a tracker? Do you have specific health/wellness goals?
Peter: I started tracking because I wanted to monitor my distance and speed progress while running. The first app I used was the Nike+ Running app. In addition to tracking my runs, I started using both the Health and the Lose It! apps to track my caloric intake, macronutrient breakdown for the day, along with my activity level and exercise.
Wellocracy: What did you learn about yourself by using a tracker?
Peter: I learned that setting and achieving fitness goals is well within anybody’s reach as long as you are committed and you have the right tools to help you succeed.
Wellocracy: What do you like best about your tracker? What do you like least about it?
Peter: I like that all three of the apps I use work together seamlessly on my iPhone and are constantly tracking my progress throughout the day. I honestly can’t think of anything negative to say about these apps, they changed my life.
Wellocracy: Do you share your data with family or friends?
Peter: Yes, I do share my data. Years ago when I first started sharing my data it was when I was trying to lose weight and get healthy. My family and friends were very supportive and cheered me on through social media. Six years later I still share my progress but now I get the feeling they are annoyed by my continued success. It may be a reminder to them of how unhealthy they are living their lives.
Wellocracy: What advice would you give someone thinking about tracking or, do you have other thoughts you would like to share?
Peter: If you want to benefit from tracking your physical fitness, my advice is to make the commitment and give 100%.