Following surgery, it's important to pay close attention to our health and to do as much as possible to optimize our outcome and ensure that our bodies heal properly. Often, it's little things that can make a big difference in our success, like how much we move each day, how we're sleeping, and how motivated we are to heal. The Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch with Heart Rate, Music, Alexa Built-In, Sleep and Swim Tracking is an excellent tool to help those recovering from surgery stay on top of their rehabilitation, and we'll explain why below.
Track Steps: The Fitbit automatically tracks our steps each day, which is very helpful in understanding how mobile we are. In fact, recent research is linking increased step count to significant improvements in recovery from surgery.
Monitor Heart Rate: Depending on the type of surgery, monitoring the heart rate may be more or less important. That said, our heart rate is a great indicator of the level of stress our body is undergoing, can be used to make sure we don't take on too much too soon.
Motivate Progress: One of the best features of the Fitbit is that it can be used as a motivational tool. We can set goals for each day, track completion, and improve the next day. This is particularly relevant with step count!
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