Start tracking your fitness
Now that you've embraced (and likely already broken) your New Year's resolutions, it's time to get your tech house in order. Here's what you should be doing to make the most of your tech in 2016, improving your own life in the process.
Even if you don't have your own dedicated fitness tracker band, most smartphones now collect basic activity data (steps, flights of stairs climbed) by default while they sit in your pocket. If you're shopping for a dedicated fitness tracker, find one that measures your heart rate -- it's a great way to keep yourself accountable for how much effort you put into each workout. Trackers can even help you attain a regular, natural sleep cycle.
Embrace the collection of personal fitness data, and focus on improving your health and fitness with time. You'll be surprised what you can accomplish with the aid of fitness tech.
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Fox Van Allen is a Los Angeles-based writer for CBS Interactive covering technology, tech lifestyle and gaming topics for GameSpot, CNET, ZDNet and TechRepublic. He has previously worked as a news and feature writer for a number of other sites, including Techlicious, Tecca, WoW Insider (Joystiq) and Blizzard Watch. In his spare time, Fox is an amateur skydiver, retro gaming and arcade enthusiast, 8-bit pixel artist, podcaster and Twitch live streamer.