Saturday, March 22

How to Be Healthy with Your Smartphone Apps

An article from Women's Health magazine (January issue) mentioned that getting fit or achieving a healthy body is one of the top resolutions that most people want to achieve for the new year. The same article also provided that 1/3 of those who promised to start a healthier lifestyle lose their interest or motivation after the first month of the year. This only shows that people need to be reminded of their resolutions to keep them on track.

“Health isn’t about being “perfect” with food or exercise or herbs. 
Health is about balancing those things with your desires. 
It’s about nourishing your spirit as well as your body.”
― Golda Poretsky

If you are one of those people who wanted a "healthy you" for 2014, I highly recommend that you download apps in your smartphone that will help you achieve your goal. These apps will enable you to live a healthier and happier life. Check the list below:


1. 30 Day Fitness

This application contains different fitness challenges which are designed to be completed in 30 days, from day 1 to 30. Users can choose the challenge to complete for a certain month. These challenges can be taken individually or simultaneously in a specific 30-day period. Among the challenges included are:
- Abs Challenge
- Ab& Squat
- Arms Challenge
- Beach Body
- Burpee Challenge
- Butt Challenge
- Crunch Challenge
- Easy Push Up
- Easy Squat
- Extreme Squat
- Little Black Dress
- Lunge Challenge
- Plank Challenge
- Push Up Challenge
- Runners Challenge
- Sit Up Challenge
- Splits Challenge
- Squat Challenge


 

The best feature of this application is it enables users to perform small exercises in a day. For example, users who select "Easy Squat Challenge" only needs less than 10 minutes everyday to complete the daily challenge. All the challenges have been compiled and approved by professionally trained gym instructors.

2. Fitness

This free smartphone app contains four features namely Training Plan, Calorie Counter, Body Tracker and Exercise base. The Training Plan screen contains information on the workouts performed by the users. It is a special feature which records the added workout and fitness activities. The Food and Calorie counter feature makes it easy for the app users to keep a record of their daily consumption, both food and water. The Exercise Base screen is one of the most special features of the Fitness app. Users can use it to access the photos and exercises available in the app. Lastly, the Body Tracker screen shows and tracks the changes in the body mass index (BMI) of the Fitness app users.

 

3. All-In Yoga

All-In Yoga is the official smartphone application of Yoga.com. The app offers 45 Yoga Programs which are classified into different groups. Users can choose from te categories of Beginner, Balance, Flexibility (Stretching), Strong Back, Joint Warm-Up, Breathing Exercises, Fitness, De-stress, Prevention and Health.


 

Another special feature of the app is its Pose Base page which shows different yoga poses which include Standing, Sitting & Twisting, Lying on the Stomach, Lying on the Back, Balances, Inverted, Backbends, Forward Bends and Breathing poses.

People who download this application can also enjoy an exclusive Yoga magazine page which contains great articles.

The applications mentioned above are available in the AppStore. If you want to stick with your healthy resolution for the new year, I highly recommend that you download them. With me I use Globe's Power Surf promo to keep me connected and on the go. Globe provides a strong, reliable, internet connection which makes it easy for subscribers to access the internet while on the go. With the Power Surf 499 you get 1GBconsumable MB allocation for one month. To register dial *143# for FREE or visit globe.com.ph/surf to learn more. 


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