Apps

Note

I will be participating in the April A-Z challenge which involves writing a blog post every day (except for Sunday) with a theme based on the letters of the alphabet (April 1-A, April 2-B, etc.). I will be focusing on wellness. Hopefully it’ll be motivational and educational for all of us.

Apps

As computers became popular in the 1990’s, they also caused us to be more sedentary. The nice thing about smartphones is they allow us to get up and move around again. In some companies people even have walking meetings, where they take a walk instead of sitting around at a conference table. There are a plethora of fitness apps. Here are some that I like.

Fitbit

I have had a Fitbit tracker for four years and you will probably hear more about that when we get to F, so for now I will just say what I like about the app is it ranks you and your friends steps for the past seven days. The competition motivates me.

MyFitnessPal

Though I like to think I’m too much of a free spirit to keep track of everything I eat or drink, this app does most of the work and after using it for a week or two, it will already have the main things you consume in its memory, making it easier to use. The most motivating thing for me though is when I complete my entry for the day it tells me how much I would weigh in five weeks if every day was like today.

Health App (on iPhone)

If you are someone who has your phone with you all the time, you don’t have to buy a fancy tracking device, you can use this phone to keep track of your steps, running, and flights of stairs. Although I don’t rely on the Health App, it has been helpful to me in the past for days when I forgot to wear my Fitbit tracker. The steps even fed into my Fitbit app.

So these are a few of the apps I like, what do you like to use?

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Apps

  1. Cherie,

    I have a Fitbit tracker too and love the stats I get every week. Never though of combining it with other apps but worth the try. Thanks for the advice and I look forward to letter F!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Donna, thank you for stopping by and making comments. My friend ,who read the draft, actually suggested I talk more about walking meetings. I’ll see if I can find more on it for W!

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s