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a blog by Chris Barrow

My wearable personal fitness coach

I’m frequently contacted by people who have products and services of relevance to my clients. For over 25+ years I have maintained a policy that I do not accept introducers fees or commissions – I simply broadcast and comment on good ideas.

One of my Christmas gifts was a Whoop - and if you've never heard of that, it's a wearable fitness and health tracker:

Why not a watch?

I wear an Omega Seamaster that has sentimental value and don't want to replace that, so a wearable band on my right wrist is a perfect solution.

The Whoop website is a mine of information on fitness and health tracking

As an aside, Steven Bartlett recently interviewed the Whoop Founder, Will Ahmed, in his podcast "Diary of a CEO" and it is fascinating.

OK - I'm only 10 days in, but already the data I'm acquiring is making me think carefully about my existing habits.

Perhaps the most significant of these is sleep, a subject we have covered in this blog after I read Matthew Walker's important book "Why we sleep."

Whoop is already giving me excellent feedback on both the quantity and the quality of my sleep - and suggesting ways in which that can improve.

Given that I want to move closer to peak performance as I approach my 70th birthday this year, I'm going to be paying more attention to all the data I'm collecting.

I have a wearable personal fitness coach - who would have thought? If you are planning to either maintain or improve your fitness and health this year - take a look at Whoop.

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