We realize how hectic and crazy life can be. Sometimes we need a little extra help to get us through our latest challenge and back on the path to living a healthy lifestyle. Well these days, “help” often comes in the form of an app. So, with the hope of helping you obtain and maintain a healthy lifestyle, we’re starting this new series on our blog called – An App for That!
Whatever problem is preventing you from achieving your goals, chances are there’s an app for that, and it’s usually free. 🙂 Not only do we want to tell you what apps are available to help you live a healthy lifestyle, but we want to take it a step further and ask members of our Skinny Gene Project community to review the apps and tell us what they think.
We also want to know what apps you find to be helpful to address the same problem(s). So, please share your comments about the featured app (or the pro version) or make app suggestions in the comment section below.
APP REVIEW #1
Problem: “I’m having a hard time finding the time to workout because my schedule is in a constant state of fluctuation, and I can’t find the time to get to the gym.”
Solution: Find a few minutes at a time to fit it in! After all, some form of exercise is always better than none. Especially, because consistency is the key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We’ve previously talked about the benefits of planning for 10 minute and 2-a day workouts. But sometimes we need a solution with a little more flexibility to help us fit in fitness. So if you’re looking for a way to take advantage of a spontaneous break in the day, we’ve found an app for that- Sworkit!
By Elissa R. Santa Fe, NM
This is a review for the basic, free Sworkit app, as I do not have any experience with the upgraded, paid app.
This app has been a lifesaver this winter, where we’ve seen days that exercising outside is less than an ideal option. Sworkit allows you to make the most of the time you have (even 5 or 10 minutes) with an impromptu, timed workout. No equipment is necessary, and you may choose from strength training or yoga routines. Strength training routines include full body, upper body, core strength, lower body, or anything goes, and are appropriately timed to the interval you select. Yoga routines include sun salutations, full sequence, full body stretching, and back strength, and are similarly timed.
It’s amazing how much better you can feel when getting off the couch for even ten minutes to do a quick workout!
Here’s how it works…