New Delhi: All tech and no play makes Jack a dull boy. The question here arises that does the use of technology make us lazier or healthier? Most people would judge that technology helps make work easier, hence we become lazy. According to reports, worldwide, obesity rates have more than doubled since 1980, with almost 2 billion adults classified as overweight in 2014.
But if a technology like a smart phone is used wisely then it could motivate you to build, shape your body by monitoring your health and fitness. A cell phone or a smart phone can be used for more than just making calls, sending text messages or taking pictures. With the sale of smart phones rising at affordable rates in the market, one can easily track their weight, diet and exercise routine through their phones.
Here are a few smart phone applications which you can use as tools for tracking and measuring your fitness goal:
Cardio Trainer (Android):Cardio Trainer is an android application focused on running and cardio activities. It tracks your runs via GPS, and supports workout recording. You can create weight loss training modules and race against yourself by beating your best timings.
Run Keeper (Android/iOS): It was one of the early running applications on i Phone and is now also available on Android. It combines music management, GPS tracking and map integration.
iFitness (iOS): This application is for those who are more interested in weightlifting and stationary workout routines than running and cardio exercises.
SportyPal (Android/Blackberry/iOS): SportyPal application can be downloaded free from the App store. While running or skating,it measures your speed, distance calories burned. It is a well rounded application and is available across many platforms.