HOW TO USE TECHNOLOGY TO GET FIT



Do you make New Year's resolutions? Are you one of the thousands who sign up for a new gym in January, go once, and then ditch it in favour of chocolate and movies on the sofa? Yes, us too. Once the festive period finishes, we all find ourselves piling on the pounds and feeling rather guilty about it.

This year, we are hoping to avoid the familiar pitfalls by investing in some gadgets. Perhaps, they can break the cycle and keep us on track.

-    Zombies, Run!

Zombie Fitness


Are you a fan of ‘The Walking Dead’? Does the idea of a zombie apocalypse keep you up at night? Normal people train for a marathon, why not train for the end of the world as we know it?

This is a pretty cool (free) app that you can download on IOS and Android devices. If you aren’t really a runner but love those Zombie Xbox games, this might be for you. The app helps you get fit slowly whilst talking through a storyline that makes you feel part of your favourite games. Evade zombies and try to stay alive!

-    Couch to 5K

Run


Another app that slowly helps you achieve your goals, ‘Couch to 5K’ is an eight-week program that will help you get to where you want to be, perfect for burning off those mince pies! The best part? It’s free!

-    Fitbit

Steps

This isn’t particularly new technology and you don’t have to buy the newest version, but it does make you feel more motivated to meet those workout goals. Set targets for your steps, the watch vibrates and shows fireworks when you reach them.

Why work out when you don’t know how well you are doing? Fitbit will show you in calories, steps, and distance just how hard you’re working.

You find yourself taking the stairs to get your step count up, you compare today's steps to yesterdays and you work to beat them. It’s great for competitive people, and you don’t have to wake up one morning and run a marathon (unless you want to) just concentrate on doing more than you did yesterday!

-    Daily Yoga (App)

Yoga


If you aren’t much of a runner and you find walking tedious, there are other ways to strengthen your body. Yoga is great for people that are stressed, that struggle for time, that have injuries and have to be cautious when working out.

With over 50 recorded classes and a detailed library with over 500 poses, you will have plenty to practice. You never know, you might just find your Zen too! I love the relaxed feeling I get after a yoga class, but I hate doing normal classes (I’m not particularly coordinated and my balance sucks!) so this is a great alternative.

-    MyFitnessPal

Food


Do you struggle with your diet? Not really sure how many calories are in that Starbucks or the leftover pasta you intend to eat for lunch? With a huge library of logged foods, you can be fully aware of what you are eating and where you need to improve. For many people, seeing the harm certain foods are doing is eye-opening.

Remember, you can’t outrun your fork!

Just be glad you are starting this after the holidays, that Christmas cake isn’t diet friendly!

-    Athos’s Compression Capri Tights

Motivation


The future has arrived, you can now sync your clothes with your smartphone. These fitness tights are fitted with sensors that tell you which muscles are working the hardest and the number of calories you are burning during your workout. They do come with a hefty price tag though.

It doesn’t matter how you are trying to get fit, the important part is you are trying. It may happen fairly quickly, or it may take a long time, it doesn’t matter. Keep going!




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