Statistics And Fitness Go Hand In Hand

Any fitness regimen needs to be evaluated via the statistics gathered before, during, and after exercises.  Statistics allow us to keep a tab on what is being done and how well it is being done.  Such data can be stored and analyzed later or in real time by professionals and oneself.

Statistics And Fitness

 

Value

Value

Statistics allow us to evaluate what we’re doing regarding fitness.  Some people just count the number of times they’ve completed a push-up or how many miles they’ve run.  That’s fine but there’s more going on with the body than just that.

Today’s technologies allow for people to record and transmit their vital data to a storage system for future review, or directly to a coach or physician who can then make their own real time evaluations.  This is important because a professional who is monitoring your activities can better guide you as to what you should and shouldn’t be doing.

Statistics of vital information allows oneself and one’s doctors to work as a team to better develop any preventative measures or treatments for ailments.  It is something that one can look at a glance and make a quick assessment as to what is going on.

 

What Statistics Are Looking For

Statistics

If you’re taking vital statistics with your fitness routine you’ll be able to monitor what is happening to your body during its exertion.  You’ll be able to monitor respiration, blood pressure, pulse and more.  Many devices in the exercise equipment industry can take one or more vital statistics.  These can now work in tandem with several remote devices.  Even today’s smartphones and watches can take and record and transmit statistical data.

The data collected can be sent to your physician or specialist as well as coaches.  Computing allows for one to program one’s fitness routines to afford for safety and optimum results.

Joggers benefit substantially when it comes to statistics.  Vital stats are one thing, but performance is another.  How long one is capable of running, speed, and metabolic rate efficiency.  A coach can look at the data and then determine what is most beneficial for the person.  The coach will estimate the peak potential of the enthusiast and better plan a progressive program.  The coach will be on the lookout for possible injury and if an injury occurs, the coach will have the data as to what caused it and when.  This information could be then sent to the hospital where treatment will be more precise.

Coaches will gather information from several of their students and compare them.  The coach will be looking for common denominators to determine why one student performs better than the oth4er.  The coach will try to figure if they can match certain statistical data so that it can benefit all students.  Without stats, the coach would just be shooting in the dark hoping to hit something.

 

Statistics Don’t Have To Be Boring

Boring

Keeping statistics doesn’t have to be boring.  That’s why companies that make devices that collect data usually have unique designs and features.  It’s a wonder some don’t have holographic displays depicting workout partners and dazzling landscapes.  People love the new gizmos and it’s certain even more advances will be in the future.

One of the futuristic fun statistical devices is found with the new VR systems.  A person on a treadmill can wear a VR set of goggles and exercise with the illusion of running through a forest or some fantasy world.  All the while one’s vital statistics can be collected and even broadcast to the user so they can tell what they’re achieving and the effect on the body.

Apple is forging ahead with this kind of technology and others are sure to follow.  Just keep an eye on the latest developments and partake of them when they come out.

 

Examining Fitness Statistics

Fitness Statistics

Examining one’s fitness statistics isn’t difficult, however, it’s not advisable to make medical evaluations on one’s own.  That is left to professional physicians only.  You’ll be able to look at distance traveled during exercise and what one’s heart rate and pulse have been during the exercise.  If the pulse goes up while going uphill, that data can be compared.  If heart rate goes down during running on soft soil or sand, that data can be compared. Each set of statistics can be compared with the others so a clearer picture of what is being effective can be clearly acquired.

Blood work should be scheduled each month or at the schedule of which one’s physicians ask for.  Each physician might ask for blood work at different times.  It depends on your present state of health as well as the type of exercise you’re involved in.  These can later be cross referenced to determine what the exercises are doing as well as your diet.

Diet is important as it goes along with any vitamin regimen you’re undertaking.  If certain vitamins become used up during certain exercises it will show up in the blood wok.  Often a body will need more of certain vitamins and minerals in specific ratios after undergoing physical stress.  These are very important stats to keep an eye on because a deficiency in one or more vitamins and minerals can precipitate disorders or diseases.

Each lab will provide you with a copy of these types of statistics so you can follow along with your physicians.  Again, do not even attempt to interpret what’s going on or act on those interpretations as it’s your physician’s job to do so.  Far too many people get the idea that they know more than the doctors and end up taking the wrong vitamins, minerals, and supplements or taking them in the wrong amounts and ratios.  This could bring on more trouble than one is willing to face.

 

Specified Fitness Statistics

Specified Fitness

Just about all of us have different disorders or diseases or states of health.  This makes analyzing one’s fitness statistics a challenge because if one has a disease like an end stage renal failure, the normal prescribed treatment is dialysis.  Dialysis cleans the blood and removes excess liquids.  This process can take a toll on the body and require a special diet and vitamin regimen as well as prescribed medications.

People in this state have to watch what they’re consuming on a regular basis.  Just one goof up and it could lead to serious complications.  Engaging in a fitness program while suffering from this disorder calls for the top of the line statistical gathering of data.  It’s done on a regular basis so doctors can determine how well the prescribed treatments are working in tandem with your fitness regimen.  It’s fortunate nowadays that new technologies allow for doctors to not only peruse your data, but it allows them to okay which exercises you should and shouldn’t do.

If you’re suffering from coronary diseases then you’ll definitely want to keep statistics on your daily activities such as exercise and diet.  Coronary diseases can, for the most part, be prevented if one exercises regularly and eats right.  In America, people eat far too much at a sitting and then a snack during the day.  The excess calories lead to the storage of fat and excess fat can bring on a plethora of diseases.  Too much sodium, too much fat, a lack of important vitamins and minerals can lead to coronary problems especially if one has a genetic propensity to such diseases.

This is why you’ll need to keep statistics on the times you eat, the type of foods, their nutritional content and most of all caloric content.  If you eat a lot of processed of fast foods, you’ll need to definitely keep a statistics list as these foods are the most harmful.

Once you’ve done that, you can use the collected statistics to determine how well you’re managing the foods and materials you’re consuming so that you can modify your behavior to meet doctor’s orders.

People who have injuries to overcome like broken bones and torn tissue will have to rehabilitate themselves to better health.  Statistics gathered here are of extreme importance.  A doctor can only tell you how well you’ve been doing, but you’ll need to know what you’ve been doing has been beneficial overall.  When a person has undergone trauma that involves pain, they might shy away from pushing the envelope or they might push too hard hoping to recover quicker.  Keeping a cool head and letting the statistics gathered guide you along the way will prevent complications from arising and allow for recovery in a safe and sane manner.

 

Final Word

If you’re the kind of person who hates doing math then you had better get your mind cleared about the issue.  Statistics are how we gauge our activities for more efficient results.  It’s not something you can avoid because you hate numbers.  Today’s computing devices do much of the work for you, but they can’t make your decisions.  Learn how to take statistics and how to enjoy doing so.  It will lead to a better overall you.

About Raymond Brooks

Raymond Brooks - Writer - Ray started training at age 16 and built an impressive physique for sports. He is an ACE certified personal trainer, a pro natural bodybuilder, a physique coach and has competed in multiple bodybuilding competitions.
Ray has written thousands of articles on exercise, nutrition, and health.
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