Well, I’m pretty sure many of you reading this made a resolution this new year that you will join a gym or at least start jogging in the morning to get in shape. Easier said than done huh? Things would’ve been a lot easier if there was someone there to constantly motivate you and push you to exercise. Lucky for you, you are now living in the Smartphone generation and there are numerous apps that will not only help organize your daily workout be it at the gym, at home or anywhere else but also motivate you to constantly push yourself harder. Here is your list of best health and fitness apps (Android and iOS) and how you can use them to shed some weight or get that six packs you always dreamed of: Continue reading
On March 2011, a report in Cnet.com claimed that exergaming qualifies as real exercise. The following are some excerpts from that news report:
So-called exergaming can result in energy expenditure well above walking 3 mph on a treadmill, researchers have found.
Those who prefer the comfort and proximity of their own living rooms to the gym have good news today: so-called exergames can indeed result in elevated energy expenditures, often above that achieved walking 3 miles an hour on a treadmill.
Bruce W. Bailey, a researcher at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and Kyle McInnis of the University of Massachusetts in Boston studied the effects of six forms of exergaming–interactive “gaming activities that feature player movement”–on 39 middle school boys and girls. They assessed energy expenditure throughout 10 minutes of play followed by 5 minutes of rest. Continue reading