Health on the Go

India Today - - TRENDS -

Tech­nol­ogy’s ever present role in our lives through the ubiq­ui­tous smart­phone will take over our fit­ness regime. You can down­load healthy recipes each day, or lis­ten to well­ness pod­casts and even de­sign your weekly work­out all through your own per­sonal hand­set. To­day, more than 40 per cent of all health apps are fit­ness re­lated and tech is here to stay.

RE­MOTE FIT­NESS

For those of us who don’t have the time to com­mute all the way to the gym or can’t waste a sec­ond of those 20 min­utes we carve out for a car­dio ses­sion, online fit­ness is the an­swer. Op­er­at­ing on the same prin­ci­ple as video con­fer­enc­ing, you can join a 10 am ket­tle­ball class at home while the in­struc­tor joins you from some other cor­ner of the coun­try or world via tele­vi­sion. Other at­ten­dees can also join in and you per­form the class in real time with the in­struc­tor guid­ing you all the way through; they even give you feed­back based on your own video feed.

SELF MON­I­TOR­ING

Self mon­i­tor­ing is another big trend that will en­ter the main­stream so you can mon­i­tor your progress and ac­tiv­ity on sev­eral fronts. An app called Lark­life, for ex­am­ple, tracks and plans your daily ex­er­cise, diet and even your sleep­ing pat­terns and rec­om­mends how you can get the most out of ev­ery­thing and in the long run boost your pro­duc­tiv­ity.

FIT­NESS IS NO LONGER ABOUT BE­ING SOME­WHERE BUT ABOUT HOW TO MAKE FIT­NESS AN OP­TION WHER­EVER YOU ARE

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