If life begins to sound like it’s all about body-building, car racing, ballgames, polo, golf, and a zillion other sports, it’s time to re-think whether sports are taking over your life. You might think you’re physically healthy with all the things that keep you on your toes, but are you really healthy?

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In whatever aspect of life, you must learn to keep the balance and stay on top of things. Don’t let sports, or any single obsession for that matter, consume all your time, energy, and resources. Here are some sports tech tools that are proven to help you keep tabs of your favourite teams and sports, without it consuming your life.

  1. Get ahold of the latest sports-tracking apps. There are apps that can be downloaded to your phone to monitor scores of your favourite players and teams. The following are apps that provide game scores to subscribers: TheScore is free and available for iOS and Android; MLB’s At Bat costs $2.99 per month and available for iOS, Android, Windows 8, Blackberry, and Kindle Fire; NFL Mobile is free and available for Android, Windows 8, iOS, and Blackberry — an upgrade costs $5 for Verizon smartphones.
  2. Listen by ear. You can work on your docs while being updated with the latest scores by listening through special headsets: the sleek ERA Bluetooth headphone by Jawbone is priced at $130; the noise-blocking Bluebuds X Bluetooth headphone from Jaybird fetches $170.
  3. Watch the scores with a flick of your wrist. The Pebble watch finds access from your iPhone or Android. With its special ESPN app, you can check the most recent scores with not so much as a flick of the wrist. The inconspicuous watch allows you to check the latest game scores from the NCAA football and basketball, NFL, NBA, MLB, and HNL, without getting raised eyebrows from your date or your boss. Its price ranges from $150 to $250.

These apps allow you to stay connected and updated with your games, without taking a leave from your life. Just remember not to yell when your team wins.