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7 gadgets to help you get (and stay!) fit


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You barely have time to relax for 40 minutes a week to catch up on Scandal, let alone find the time to hit the gym or a park after a 12-hour shift. We get it. So instead of beating yourself up, how about finding alternative ways to stay fit and keep track of your progress?

The Nerdy Nurse recently rounded up seven gadgets that will help nurses get and stay fit, and we’ve selected four of our favorites to share with you:

1. Fitbit One

Although basic step counters have been popular in the last decade as an easy way to track how many miles you walk or run every day, the Fitbit One is an advanced version that also tracks the quality of your sleep. The portable device conveniently clips onto clothing and can even be placed in a pocket or onto a bra. It proves to be motivating by also calculating how many calories you’ve burned throughout the day. The product also wirelessly syncs with computers and select smartphones while offering a food journal, badges, and personal goals for a waterproof device that is incredibly versatile.

2. Nike Fuelband SE

Known as a trendy accessory to wear on the go, the Nike Fuelband SE edition provides plenty of motivation on a daily basis to stay active with a lightweight bracelet. With only a single button on the product, the product can also be used as a watch and even has a built-in USB device to easily plug and charge in any computer.

3. FINIS SwiMP3 Waterproof Headphones

While many people enjoy running or cycling with their favorite music blasting in their ears, swimmers are often unable to enjoy this modern luxury. Fortunately, with the FINIS SwiMP3 Waterproof Headphones, the product is waterproof and transmits music through the cheekbones, making it easier than ever to reach your goals.

4. Compex

Compex uses electro muscle stimulation to stimulate the motor nerves to contract the muscles and allow them to work more effectively with performance. It quickly builds muscle strength and power for a more efficient way of accomplishing personal goals while optimizing muscle recovery.

For three more gadgets that can help nurses stay in shape, head on over to The Nerdy Nurse. Then, in the comments below, tell us your own top tips for picking gadgets and apps to help you stay consistent with diet and fitness.

The Nerdy Nurse
Brittney Wilson, RN, BSN, also known as The Nerdy Nurse, is a Clinical Informatics Specialist practicing in Georgia. In her day job she gets to do what she loves every day: Combine technology and healthcare to improve patient outcomes. She can best be described as a patient, nurse and technology advocate, and has a passion for using technology to innovate, improve and simplify lives, especially in healthcare. Brittney blogs about nursing issues, technology, healthcare, parenting and various lifestyle topics at

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