The advent of smart technology and phones has granted us a wealth of abilities which would have blown our minds even as little as ten years ago. However, in the past two or three years, we’ve been afforded digital facilities that let us keep track of virtually every aspect of our day-to-day lives.
Young people (18-34), have been keeping themselves abreast of their sleep patterns, dietary concerns, fitness plans, money and even mindfulness. Around eight in ten of millennials are using tracking technology in at least one area of their life.
Whether it’s making the pennies look after the pounds by tracking energy use with a smart meter, or making the pounds disappear altogether with the plethora of fitness trackers available, the tracking trends that make measurement matter are spreading far and wide – even as far as language learning and mindfulness. Tracking technology is most commonly used by millennials tracking their fitness, weight and health.
Tracking technology is the second biggest motivator for millennials when they’re seeking to make positive changes across different areas of their lives. As they say, the devil’s in the details and for the young people motivated by tracking tech, the most popular perks are being able to set personal goals, measure success and view a concrete record of progress.
As a personal trainer, Zanna van Dijk mastered the art of using fitness trackers to motivate herself and her clients long ago. She joined Gerry & Dave to chat about this more.