by Erica B. San Diego, APRIL 2021
When COVID-19 struck, all our activities began and end at home – same place where we work, eat, sleep, and live. So the idea of working out and staying fit at home can be a struggle. Nevertheless, there are plenty of apps to help you along. But, you have to find the app that fits to you.
1. 7 Minute Workout
When time is tight, an app with short workouts is the best pick. Dedicating just five, six, or seven minutes to your health can make a difference, especially if you are new to working out.
The 7 Minute Workout is by far the best app for short but effective workouts. It is a totally free app with a classic seven-minute routine that you can do anywhere. It has other options, too. Some workouts are longer than seven minutes, some are more intense, some less intense, and so forth.
2. My Fitness Pal
It is one of the oldest and most trustworthy health apps around. Logging calories is as easy as doing a quick scan of the packages of foods you are eating. You can also track your water intake and exercise to make sure you are burning enough calories.
8fit brings together on-demand workouts and meal planning. The app creates a personalized program for your diet and exercise based on the results you want to see. It is for people who like a lot of guidance, suggestions, reminders, and instructions. You choose a goal, whether it be to lose weight, get fitter, or gain muscle. Then you make your goal more specific, such as decrease body fat to 20 percent in three months. 8fit takes into consideration a lot of details about you when creating your fitness plan, such as what time of day you exercise and whether you’re an ambitious cook or prefer simple meal prep. You will see a realistic assessment of how hard or easy it will be to reach your goals.
4. The Mindfulness App
Due to a surge in interest in whole-body health, many people are approaching fitness as one piece of a larger health puzzle rather than a way to simply gain strength. To that end, they’re balancing exercise with restorative activities like sleep and meditation.
Meditation beginners and gurus alike will find lots of options with The Mindfulness App. A 5-day guided practice and introduction to mindfulness helps you get started, and timed guided or silent meditations from 3–30 minutes will suit your busy lifestyle. The app also offers personalized meditation options, reminders to keep you mindful throughout the day, and statistics to track in your meditation journal.
About the writer:
Erica B. San Diego. Handling Corporate and Government Benefits for MPT South, Cavitex, and CCLEC. A brand new MOM, PATIENT and Empathetic.