ADVOCATE SHERMAN HOSPITAL - ELGIN: Is this the key to good health this summer?
Advocate Sherman Hospital - Elgin issued the following announcement on June 19.
For this reason, a quality fitness tracker can prove to be one of your best companions on your health journey.
“Even if you work out every morning before going to a job where you sit or stand in one place most of the day, you still have what we consider a sedentary lifestyle,” says Advocate Nurse Dinene Jenkins, who leads clinical stroke education at Advocate Trinity Hospital in Chicago.
“You may be surprised just how few steps you take during the day. But with a fitness tracker, you won’t need to guess, and you can incorporate the optimal number of steps into your day naturally to bring the full health benefits walking has to offer,” she says.
However, counting steps is just the beginning – with a fitness tracker, you can do so much more to adopt and stay on track with a healthier lifestyle. Jenkins offers the following additional reasons for you to strap your fitness tracker around your wrist and use it:
Many fitness trackers count hours slept and quality of sleep for better overall health
They help you set goals (like walking 10,000 steps a day) and achieve them over time
This on-trend fashion accessory is popular with men and women celebrities
Compatible free and paid subscription apps can turn your tracker into a calorie counter and weight management tool
Connecting your tracker to s fitness communities can open the door to healthy support from existing and new friends
And speaking of making healthy connections with new friends, Jenkins encourages the public to join Advocate Trinity’s free Walk With A Doc community walking program. Anyone interested in taking steps toward good health is invited to meet at Advocate Trinity Hospital on the fourth Saturday of every month, from 9:30 – 10:30 am. WWAD starts with a 5 to 10-minute chat about a health topic and ends with a community walk with an Advocate Trinity doctor.
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Source: Advocate Sherman Hospital - Elgin