Nowadays there is an app for everything, and fitness is no exception. There are hundreds of fitness apps to choose from, free apps, apps you have to pay for, apps that cover everything and apps that specialise in one area. Over all of the apps pretty much every aspect of fitness is covered in some way.
Many fitness apps will provide workouts for you to do that focus on specific muscle groups. These are helpful for numerous reasons, perhaps you want to focus on a goal that you haven’t before, such as toning rather than building muscle or maybe you are just starting to get into fitness. These can provide information on what workouts would be best for you based on your goal based on the equipment you have available. Many apps also let you plan your own workouts, allowing you to adjust sets and reps, and what exercises are involved.
One thing covered by fitness apps are tutorials of how to perform certain workouts and exercises. These help you to ensure that your using the correct form to get the most out of the exercises while reducing the risk of injury. There are already numerous tutorials online, but integrating it into the app allows you to quickly and easily learn the technique for a new exercise. This is especially helpful if it is part of a workout found on the app that you haven’t done before.
Nutrition is an extremely important part of fitness that is often overlooked, people instead focussing on the exercising aspect. A lot of the time this is ignored is due to the difficulty and dedication maintaining proper nutrition needs. While they can be used for pre-panning meals, where they really shine is the ability to add unexpected calories on throughout the day using something we always have on us, our phones. This makes it easier to track calories and stick to our daily limits.
This is one thing that apps can do that can’t be found elsewhere, the ability to track progress. Whilst it’s possible to track weight loss or muscle gain, the ability to track a run or how many steps you’ve done is unique to technology. Apps that do this also usually have information on how many calories these activities have burned, making them invaluable if your goal is to lose weight, especially when combined with the help the nutrition aspect of apps can give.
We all know how invaluable sleep is to our lives. Poor sleeping habits can lead to declining mental health and wellbeing. What may surprise you is that sleep is actually also important when it comes to fitness. Good sleeping habits helps to lose weight, and can even help build muscle. Apps that track your sleep can help you notice issues in this area you might not have otherwise.
Overall pretty much everything fitness apps can help with is possible, either through the internet or through your own effort. Where the apps shine is consolidating these into one place that is easily accessible at all times, your phone.