Won’t it feel great to get a quick sweat sesh in after a long workday hunched over a laptop screen? Yes, off course! But isn’t it also a pain to motivate yourself to actually get to the gym? YES. ALL. THE. TIME. That’s where fitness apps come in.
Workout apps are slowly crushing gyms; they’re cheap (some of them are actually for free!), convenient, and comprehensive. And they’ve been shaping our lives - and our glutes – for a while now, with their popularity continuing to surge.
However, can a smartphone or smartwatch app really help your exercise habits and improve your health and wellness?
Thing is, smartphones, smartwatches and tablets have become ubiquitous in today’s tech savvy world. They’ve made health monitoring easy. They allow us to track our health and fitness achievements from anywhere. Additionally, they offer guidance on how to perform specific workouts and provide training regimes we can follow from a mobile device. Convenient, for sure.
There is literally an app for everything. Whether you’re into boxing, meditation, marathon running or simple bodyweight HIIT at home, they’ve got you covered. There are apps for sleep, fitness tracking, personal training, nutrition … anything and everything about health and wellness, you name it, you can download it. This all-in-one health tool can even help you monitor lifestyle parameters like your step count and water intake.
One of the most important benefits of using a fitness app is motivation. Notifications from fitness apps will keep reminding you of your health goals as they push you to “keep it up!” and that “You’re doing great!”
Fitness apps are great if you’re busy, have no time and are looking for cost-effective, sustainable ways to work out. They are breaking down barriers for high quality personal coaching and custom programmes, because now, everyone can afford it. So, a personal trainer in your pocket then? Seems very much so.
It’s easy to use and the process is simple to get started. But is it backed by science? Studies actually show that 93% of doctors believe that health-related apps actually have the potential to enhance your overall health. The great thing about an app is you can train anytime, anyplace, on your own, dress however you choose AND many of these apps have no contract, making them even more appealing. Perfect for those with a fear of commitment, don’t you agree?!
So, if you’re looking to get healthier, but don’t know where to start, download an app to track your steps, provide personal trainers, monitor your diet and your progress, and to keep you motivated.
The rise in mobile technology has revolutionized how we monitor our health and stay active.
Could this be the way to a happier, healthier you in the future?
Worth trying, don’t you think?
Source: nwpc.com, thesouthafrican.com, menshealth.com, positivefitnessblog.com, cosmopolitan.com, medindia.net
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