It can feel overwhelming to stay on top of all the numbers and data related to your health. But tracking just a few key areas can help you make progress toward improved well-being. By monitoring things like activity, weight, water intake, and sleep, you can see your health changing in real time. And when you start to have successes—however small they may be at first—it can motivate you to do even more. If you need help getting started, MOBE is here to support you with one-to-one encouragement from a MOBE Guide or Pharmacist, plus additional tools and resources in the MOBE Health Guide app.
How can keeping tabs on a few health metrics be so valuable? Here are some important ways that tracking supports you in reaching your goals:
There’s almost no end to the health metrics you could measure. Here are a few areas where tracking can really make a difference:
Another way to maximize the power of tracking is to see all your information in one place. The MOBE Health Guide app lets you do just that. Not only can you track steps, sleep, weight, social relationships, and hydration in the app itself, but you can connect to popular tracking platforms like Apple Health or Fitbit. This enables you to notice trends in your health, make changes, and set new goals.
Want even more support for better well-being? A MOBE Guide or Pharmacist can help you find new ways to move toward better health and more happiness. Get started today.
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