The path to fitness is one that is driven by desire, devotion and a lot of passion. Take it from Colleen Augustin, a vegan MMA fighter and youth flag football coach who maintains a healthy lifestyle with the latest Samsung Galaxy Watch5.
“The new Samsung Galaxy Watch5 is ideal for me as I can check if I’m getting the right amount of recovery for my training sessions and I keep track of my fitness progress with the smartwatch, which is very handy,” shared Colleen. She also finds it particularly fascinating that the watch does not slip off her wrist in the middle of extreme activities.
The Galaxy Watch5 series has been innovated to enable users to follow holistic health practices. Through a single chip, the watch combines powerful health sensors, including the groundbreaking Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis(1) (BIA) sensor and optical heart rate(2) (HR) sensor that allows users to monitor their Body composition(3), pulse patterns and blood oxygen levels, and gain a deeper understanding of their overall health and fitness. According to Colleen, she was surprised by how quickly and accurately her wearable analytics device could assess her body with key measurements such as skeletal muscle mass, basal metabolic rate, body water and body fat percentage.
As an MMA fighter, she needs to continuously improve her power, strength, endurance, and therefore heart rate measurement is one of the measurements she focuses on the most. Thanks to Galaxy Watch5’s over 90 unique training modes tracking and reporting insightful exercise analytics including exercise duration, calories burned, heart rate zones and sweat loss, Colleen can easily track and evaluate her performance to find out how she can improve and achieve her ideal body stats.
When asked to share tips for staying healthy as a vegan, Colleen said, “Be aware of what you put in your body. Not everything vegan is healthy, especially if it’s processed. Find ways to make it easy and affordable for you to stay fit and healthy. If you’re a busy person and don’t have time to cook, find a way to eat an affordable nutritious meal on a daily basis.”
“Even though being vegan is a lifestyle decision, it has really benefited me with my athletic performance, as well as how I feel mentally and physically,” she added. Despite Colleen’s tight schedule, she is able to enter her daily meals on her Galaxy Watch5, benefiting her journey to her health goals.
Regarding health goals, Colleen revealed how the Samsung Health app has helped her track and manage her nutritional intake. “With Samsung Health, I can record the calories or nutrition I have in each meal through my watch. This feature helps me closely monitor what I’ve eaten,” she said. “I think that Monitoring of nutritional intake makes it easier for people to track their meals without much hassle, especially for those who are extremely busy,” she added enthusiastically.
Good sleep is essential for health and well-being. Another favorite feature of Colleen’s, which surprises her with how beneficial it is, is the sleep tracking technology. Colleen doesn’t like to sacrifice her beauty sleep and consistently strives to get adequate rest. “My sleep quality is all over the place at times because of the sleep hours. I might sleep seven hours, but because of the previous day’s lack of sleep, it can affect my sleep cycle,” she shared.
Colleen added “Galaxy Watch5’s Sleep Coaching Program tracks my sleep stages and matches them to a unique sleep animal. According to the Samsung Health app, my sleep patterns(4) are identical to a nervous penguin, indicating that I often have difficulty falling or staying asleep. Thanks to the analysis, I am working on the app personal, advanced sleep coaching Program(5) to gradually improve my sleep quality and habits.”
For Colleen, the Galaxy Watch5 is the ideal fusion of practicality, toughness and design, giving users the capacity to take control of daily routines and enhance any fitness endeavor. So start your wellness journey with the Galaxy Watch5 series now as the new year approaches.
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