With the start of the New Year 2021, many of us come up with a resolution to achieve our fitness goals in order to have a healthy body and keep diseases at bay. Google Fit is designed to take care of common challenges that are faced by people in reaching the desired goals.
In a recent blog post, Kapil Parekh, Medical Lead, Google fit has talked about some simple tips for using Google Fit in order to attain success. While some people want to figure out a new fitness routine that doesn’t require a gym or finally carve out time for meditation, what’s most important is to stay motivated in order to get started and stay on course.
Firstly, it’s highly important to measure steps, miles, calories. According to the blog post by Google, “The American Heart Association and the World Health Organization recommend getting at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week to improve your chances of getting better sleep and having more energy, as well as lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease.” This is the primary reason why the tech giant has designed Google Fit’s primary metric to be Heart Points, which is one simple way to measure what matters. With this one gets to know one point for each minute of moderately intense activity, like walking briskly, and double points for more intense activities, like running.
Secondly, it is extremely important to stay motivated. Google has revealed that one way to commit to a new healthy habit is to make it social and fun. The new Google Fit social sharing feature makes it easy to share your activity directly from your journal. Have fun with it and include a post-workout selfie or that beautiful snap from your hike.
Thirdly, Google Fit tracks more than 100 activities to make every move count. Even if, there is no gym, simple brisk walking helps one earn the Heart Points. Furthermore, one can also connect their favorite fitness tracking apps and devices with Google Fit so that they get credit—and gain Heart Points—for all of the activity. Mind you! These activities are tracked in one place.
Lastly, Kapil Parekh, Medical Lead, Google fit, said, “If you aren’t well-rested, it’s hard to do anything else. Adequate sleep is a significant part of maintaining your health. A number of sleep apps and devices connect with Google Fit so you can collect your sleep data in one place. Check your weekly stats at a glance on the homescreen, and look at a deeper view for insight into your sleep patterns over time.” In case you are not yet familiarized with Google Fit, try the app out on your Android phone or iPhone.
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