This post talks about how to easily keep fit with the Google Fit app.
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Keeping fit is important for the overall health of the body’s immune system. It keeps the body’s organs functioning well. Reduces stress. Makes the body feel better. Improves self-esteem, and so on.
Regularly keeping fit is hard. That is if you are just starting out. Your body aches. Finishing some drills can also be a problem. All in all, it requires tremendous discipline if you are to get to the fitness levels you desire. The beauty is, that you do not have to do it alone. You can use the Google Fit app in your journey.
How to use the Google Fit app to keep yourself fit
Smoothly keep track of any activity. Whenever you cycle, run or walk throughout the day, your device or iOS/Android Wear watch automatically synchronizes your progress.
Here are some useful features in the app that will help you keep fit:
a) Heart Points
We do not know how much or even what kind of activity we need to be healthy. What Google Fit did is it collaborated with the American Heart Association to develop Heart Points, an activity goal based on their activity recommendations shown to impact health.
Actions that get your heart pumping harder have enormous health benefits for your heart and mind. A Heart Point is earned for every minute of tolerably vivid activity for instance picking up the pace when walking, and double points for more intense activities like running.
All it takes are simply 30-minutes of swift walking five days a week to reach AHA’s recommended amount of physical activity shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, improve sleep, and increase overall mental wellbeing.
b) Customized Coaching
You can attain your fitness goals through customized coaching and actionable tips based on your health and activity history.
The app makes it simple to monitor your progress and track your activity right from your phone or smartwatch.
c) Connect with other apps
Google Fit works with several of your favorite apps and health devices to assign you credit for all your moves and provide an integrated view of your health.
For instance, I use the Adidas Training and Home Workout apps on my Android device. These apps have the option of synchronizing with Google Fit such that the activity carried out with them is added to the Fit app.
What makes Google Fit stand out among fitness apps is how easy it is to use. Not just the user interface, it goes beyond that. Most fitness apps have these drills where you have to do a number of squats, push-ups, lunges, etc.
With fit, it focuses on as little as your movement, just simply walking from one end of the room to the other adds up to your heart points and this by the way improves heart health. It also counts the rigorous squats and lunges and so on.
Overall, using fit does not put you under so much pressure on completing 30 push-ups compared to other fitness apps.