Health on the Go
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.
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 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