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|1. TECHNOLOGICAL DEVICES - A MODERN SUBSTITUTE COACH|
Volume 3 | DOI: 10.12753/2066-026X-16-232 | Pages: 370-377
The continuous urbanisation of our living medium, along with professional stress and increased social pressure with regards to looking fit, relate well with the appearance of certain illnesses (leading to weight gain in a paradoxal manner). For a large number of adults, either young or not, management of the situation is done by engaging in sporting physical activities such as long distance running, known for its positive influence on body functionality as well as anxiolityc effect.
The purpose of this study is to underline the positive effects of using technological devices - for practitioners of physically engaging leisure activities - towards increasing functional capacity as well as motivational support.
The research methods employed consisted of: literature reviews, observation, data recording and processing through an electronic device, case studies.
The subject for this research was an knowledgeable adult male, in good health, that focused on running in his spare time, with an ultimate goal of finishing a marathon. He underwent a 6 month training program, during which his partner, coach and psychologist were the device mentioned below.
The Polar V800 Multisport GPS Watch posesses a series of qualities (continuous display of values, setable personalised zones as well as alerts, immediate feedback upon exercise completion as moral support) that prove extremely useful as far as leisure activities are concerned.
The general conclusion of the study is that any person interested in their personal physical and mental well being, that choose to train their body through running, may easily substitute a coach with an electronic device such as the one in this paper.
electronic device, long distance running, leisure activities