YOUR SMARTPHONE COULD BE YOUR BEST WORKOUT BUDDY
by amelie_durocher on October 30, 2013 - 12:05pm
Finding motivation to start physical activity could be hard if you have adopted a sedentary lifestyle. We live in a sedentary society where people are always on their cellphones, texting or tweeting something. This attitude can be useful for your training. A lot of applications have been created to help you get in shape.
This article is a brief summary of the applications available for every types of smartphone and an explanation of how people should use them in their trainings. Those apps explains the exercise that you have to do with a little video or an animation. With those images, it is easier for you to understand how to do the exercise. The app can also create a specific workout for you and give you encouragement to keep working hard. It is a virtual coach.
I think those apps are useful for someone who starts and wants to train at home. The fact that the workout are pre-established in the app makes it easier to the person who doesn’t really know the type of exercises to do in a workout or the frequency of those exercises. I think it is useful to add your cellphone for the first trainings because you are not left on your own and you are at the same point not leaving your dependence, which means using it in a sportive context transforms the dependence to an accessory or to a workout buddy. The author uses different app to create a workout which is appropriate to himself. That’s why your phone can be a tool to start exercising. It helps you find exercises in which you feel good and train different parts of your body which are the most important points for someone who start training after a long sedentary lifestyle.
Training is something good for your health, even if you are not using an app you can also find exercises in books or on the web which will help you improve your physical condition and be healthier.