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Gadgets that can help keep you fit

From food processors to smartphones, it’s time you made use of technology to battle the bulge

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Food processors, smartphones, 24-hour connectivity, tablets, there are so many gizmos out there that are aimed at making our lives easier.

We have come to a point where we take these things for granted. It is no surprise that the fitness industry is not to be left behind.

For many years now equipment like the pedometer, heart rate monitors, handheld GPS for those long runs, and sports watches that track your pace, distance and calories burnt, have been aiding us in getting fitter and more toned.

With the advent of modern day metric measurement tools and apps, the role of technology in the field of fitness has stepped up. Technology is no longer limited to measuring our heartbeats and our calorie but now it extends its role into motivating us as we get through a long run or tough set. It also provides one with sufficient information to chart the future course of action.

This week we take a look at how technology and social media can be utilised for something other than killing time.