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3 Ways Your Phone Can Help You Get Fit

By Genevieve Cunningham

In today's world, our phones are used for absolutely everything. We use them as alarm locks, as watches, and as entertainment. We use them to communicate and to stifle boredom. There's no denying that phones are addictive. We love them, but we get so used to their presence, we can barely function without them. But phones aren't all bad. In fact, we may be able to use them to accomplish some very big goals -- such as weight loss! If you want to get fit and use your current resources, take a look at how your phone can help you find success starting today.

Apps for Working Out

There are apps galore for working out. There are apps to count steps, apps with yoga workouts, and apps with high intensity interval training. There are some that count the calories you've burned, and some that estimate how many you need to burn. So many workouts are high-tech. Choose an app that works for your preferences, give it a try, and you may find that working out and losing weight become so much easier.

Apps for Counting Calories

While it's certainly good to know how many calories you expend, it's even more important to know how many you consume. If you consume too many calories, you won't lose. Luckily, there are plenty of apps that help you keep track of what goes into your mouth. You can use a simple app that simply keeps track of the overall number, or you can find a more complicated kind that counts all the way down to the macros. Again, find what works for you. The more closely you track calories, the more success you'll find in the weight loss journey. 

Help is Always Available

One of the best things about the phone is that it provides massive information at the touch of a button. If you need to know about a certain food or a certain workout, you can use trusty old Google. If you need support, you can join a forum or call an online personal trainer. There are even health coaches who will support you through text. With the constant connectivity and availability of resources that we all have, there's no excuse! Use your resources -- especially your phone! -- and you can get in better health now.

Your phone might be a lot of things -- a distraction, an addiction, a vice -- but it's also beneficial when we use it the right way. Use your phone to help you get in great shape. With the right apps, a little support, and a plan, you can lose weight, build muscle, and feel better than you have in years. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Lake Worth, Fla.

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