It’s never too late to start a healthier lifestyle. Consider using apps to monitor your health and fitness regime.
Tools, such as fitness trackers and apps, can make life easier.
Picture this: You have a stable job, and apart from a slight bulge in your midriff you’re in relatively good health. Suddenly, you get a call from the doctor’s office, telling you that your ‘bad cholesterol’ (low-density lipoprotein or LDL) reading from your recent blood test is on the high side.
This is a common scenario among many working adults. Of course, a regimented exercise or meal plan is always the next course of action recommended by medical practitioners.
Thankfully, there are many technological tools, such as fitness trackers and apps, that make monitoring heart rates and counting calories a lot easier. (A fitness tracker is a wearable device or app that allows a person to monitor various physical activities like heart rates, hours of sleep and walking distance.)
You can create a support group for goal-tracking via the apps.
Furthermore, the digital age has made it possible to even join a community for support and sharing. For example, you can post your progress to enable others to give their feedback and gain a sense of togetherness to ensure you stick to your goals.
You can start using these tech devices and apps to help you achieve your desired result, be it a lean figure or a better sense of mindfulness and well-being.
Health apps can recommend the right type of exercise for you.
Here are 4 health and fitness app that you can use:
Lose Weight in 30 Days
This app is designed for you to lose weight in a fast and safe way. It can suggest systematic workouts and diet plans for you. Your fitness routine and calorie data can also be synchronized on Google Fit platform.
With animations and video guidance, the app ensures that you use the right form during every exercise. There's no equipment needed, so you can easily do your fitness activities at home or anywhere at any time. You can also set targets for self-encouragement.
Don’t forget to take a break every three days so that your body can adjust to the increasing intensities of the exercises.
Some health apps enable you to record your caloric intake.
Water Drink Reminder
Water is essential for the body’s temperature regulation. It is also a major component of our blood which carries nutrients and oxygen to and from all cells. As we lose water through sweating, breathing and digestion, it is important to replenish what is lost.
This water tracker app reminds you to drink water every day to keep you hydrated. All you need to do is to enter your current weight, and Water Drink Reminder will help you determine how much water your body needs every day. After drinking and updating the app, it will remind you of the next drink you should take.
Lifesum: Calorie Counter, Food & Nutrition Tracker
With this app, you can eat healthy and lose weight to get the svelte figure you’ve always wanted. There are recipes, a personalized diet plan to help you reach your health goals, as well as a macro tracker and meal planner for nutrition information and useful diet tips. Another interesting feature is a test to discover which plan is best for your health and lifestyle. Whether it’s Keto (protein) diet or low carb, you’ll be sure to know after taking the test.
Breathing exercises are beneficial for the health and well-being.
Stop, Breathe & Think: Meditate
Breathing is a life force and you know what happens when it stops! This app will highlight breathing exercises for the body and mind to alleviate the stress and anxiety of your daily life. It also allows you to check how you are thinking and feeling, and will then recommend the appropriate breathing exercise for you. Emotions like happiness, stress and anxiety can be tracked, and you can even share your favourite calming exercises with friends.
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