Have you ever noticed how hard it is to stay in peak physical condition? Sure, you might start off strong, avoiding junk food and going to the gym with a degree of regularity. You might even turn your home into a gym. But eventually, you start skipping sessions. Your diet starts slipping too, with ‘cheat days’ becoming ‘cheat weeks’ and ‘cheat months’.
It’s a problem of motivation, really. Keeping motivated and goal-oriented is hard. This is especially true when gyms can be sweaty, noisy and intimidating places, and when there’s so much delicious food out there that’s totally bad for you. Thankfully, Vertex42 have a range of spreadsheets that make it easy to track your health and fitness. Read on for 10 of the best.
Daily Food Log
Trying to keep a steady, balanced diet is hard. Part of that is because it’s incredibly challenging to keep track of what we eat, especially when we take into account convenience foods and sneaky trips to the vending machine. Whilst there are certainly apps that make it easy to see how you’re eating, there’s often a simpler solution. Namely, this printable food log makes it easy to see what we’re eating, and how much.
Weight Loss Chart
Staying motivated whilst trying to shed the pounds is incredibly hard. There’s always the allure of junk food, and it’s often hard to see how well one progresses with a diet. Thankfully, this weight loss chart makes it easy to see how well you’re slimming, and how you’ve progressed.
Weekly Exercise Chart
Exercise is a funny thing. If you do too little of it, you stagnate and don’t really see the effects of actually doing it. If you overdo it, you can seriously injure yourself. Fortunately, this weekly exercise chart makes it easy to see how well you’re doing, and when you start to get a bit lax with going to the gym. It even allows you to track what bits of the body you exercise!
Blood Pressure Chart
Blood pressure is one of those things you need to keep an eye on, as they’re an indicator of overall cardiac health. This spreadsheet makes it easy to log your diastolic and systolic blood pressure, over a period of time.
Ideal Weight Chart
If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ve probably got an ideal weight in mind. If you don’t, you might find this spreadsheet helpful. It accurately shows you the right weight and BMI for your gender and your height.
Keeping track of pills, doses and timings is hard, especially when you’re on multiple medications. This spreadsheet allows you to chart when, how much and even the reason why you’re taking a specific medication. Handy for meetings with your health professional.
If you travel a lot, or have a large brood, you’re probably used to juggling immunizations. If not, check out this spreadsheet. It allows you to chart any vaccinations had, and when you might need a top-up.
BMI stands for ‘body mass index’. It’s the tool we use to work out if our weight is a healthy one. Whether you’re underweight, overweight or normal, this chart will definitively show you.
Blood Sugar Chart and Log
If you’re a diabetic, you know all about the importance of keeping a closeful eye on your blood sugar. If you’re looking for a more structured way to go about this, why not give this spreadsheet a try? It tracks your blood sugar levels on a daily basis, allowing you to see how well you’re staying within your healthy range.
Do you like to bodybuild? If you’re looking for an easy, printable way to keep track of your exercises. Never miss another leg day again!
How do you keep track of your health and fitness. Is it with a spreadsheet, or something else? Either way, I want to hear about it. Drop me a comment below, and we’ll chat.