For last week assignment, we were all asked to download three fitness apps of our choice and to monitor our daily physical activity and calorie intake. The three apps I decided to download for this assignment were Myfitnesspal (http://www.myfitnesspal.com/), MyPlate (https://www.livestrong.com /myplate/), and SparkPeople (https://www.sparkpeople.com). In order to use each of these apps, I had to input general information about myself such as height, current weight, weight goal, date of birth, and whether or not if I would like to gain, lose or maintain weight. Having the ability to scan my food barcode made each app easy to use. Out of all three apps, I would say that Myfitnesspal and MyPlate were the easiest apps to figure out. I had a little difficult time using SparkPeople in the beginning. I had a hard time figuring out how to automatically set up my step from my iPhone. Most of these apps were not complete, in order to track my macros or to know what foods rank the highest in nutrients, I would need to pay for premium membership to gain those type of access. However, with each of these apps, I was able to choose a variety of workouts.
In today’s growing world, fad diets seem to be all the rage. As obesity rates are increasing more and more each year with 1/3 of the population overweight and 1/3 of the population obese, many people are trying everything that they can to lose weight. With people in our nation because too busy to exercise, too busy to make healthy meals, and healthy foods being too expensive, many people turn to these fad diets to help control their weight or help them lose their weight. One of the most known fad diet is the Weight Watchers program. The purpose of this study is to find out using both creditable and not so creditable sources if this fad diet actually works.
Andria has struggled with eating disorders for many years throughout her lifetime. She has been able to overcome them through the help of a therapist. When she received her Fitbit Flex, she began to experience complications that relate to her health and exercise once again. She felt unsatisfied with herself if she did not exercise enough. Andria rearranged her daily schedule in order to take more exercise classes. She skipped meals so she had time to exercise. If Andria did not reach her goals on her Fitbit Flex, she felt guilty and purged out of distress (Martin, 2015). The small device held so much power over her that it was unhealthy. The Fitbit Flex is a band worn around the wrist, and the device notifies its users of when exercise and diet goals are attained by buzzing and lighting up (Martin, 2015). Andria became addicted to the Fitbit Flex because of its positive reinforcement when she would reach her goals. It records all food intake, as well as every move she makes. Andria became obsessed with the device and being fit that she began to walk down unwanted territory. The Fitbit Flex caused her eating
On the other hand, if technology is used to keep track of what one is eating and what different workouts are recommended to stay healthy then that is when technology can come extremely in handy. In the online journal, Young Adults, Technology, and Weight Loss: A Focus Group Study written by Janna Stephens, she addresses that, "Major results indicated that young adults have very little knowledge on the use of Smart phone technology for weight loss but would like to use this type of technology to help them lose
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Are you frustrated with your weight, and can’t seem to lose much, no matter what you do? Have you tried diet after diet and failed? Have you almost given up hope of ever losing a significant amount of weight?
Though, their subscribers are still dropping as people are looking forward to use free applications like Fitness Pal, iTrackBites and other free apps which are helping people in tracking of their fitness goals. Moreover, People are no seeing significant results in losing pounds by using Weight Watchers. Those who participated
The 3 Week Diet system has been created in such a way that each week, users will start a new phase. Each phase has been planned with an effective and health meal plan that consists of foods, which are low in calories and carbohydrates. The purpose of the diet plan is to maximize the burning of the body fat near the beginning itself while slowly introducing additional whole foods into the diet of the users. Eventually, users will have a complete and a nutritionally balanced diet, to uphold a healthy weight in their life. With these ideas in mind, Brian Flat, the author of the program assists users to attain their weight loss goals through three effective phases.
By searching online or in the app store there are numerous applications that promise to help you lose weight. According to Healthline there is an article about the top 24 best weight loss apps of the year. One of the applications on every list is MyFitnessPal.
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Through the use of MyFitnessPal I was able to carefully document and analyze my physical activity for three days. MyfitnessPal has a unique feature with my iPhone that can track my actual steps taken per day. Unfortunately, I did not have the time during the three days to do any exercise besides walking around campus and steps obtained from running errands. It is important that I not only focus on the foods I consume but also exercise my muscles for short and long term health advantages. In essence, after this module and the app I received valuable information about my health based on the amount of physical activity done daily.
While commercial weight loss companies have established an impact weight loss season (January through March), in which they know they will be able to capitalize on the desperation of the public’s, need and desire to lose weight, the truth is that losing weight, managing it, and keeping it off, is a full time job. For those who struggle with weight loss, it can be an ongoing battle to find the right combination of proper nutritional intake and exercise to reach your weight loss goals. With 28 plus years in the health and fitness industry, I understand the importance of effectively managing weight, I have trained thousands, and I have designed programs and systems that work, including my latest training & nutritional system, VTX-12. While each person and situation is different, there are some common weight loss principles that can be applied to your situation. Following are 7 tips for weight loss that will produce lasting success.
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The need for loss of weight is a very common issue in the world today. Losing weight is usually a goal made on New Years and forgotten after that time. The truth is that you will have to make many changes to lose weight and keep it off. The 10-day diets only are temporary and most of them take nutrients and other important components from your body that cannot be replenished. Your first goal when trying to lose weight is to make a plan and stick to it. This includes changing your diet and exercise. A diet may not mean starving yourself, but it does require self-control. In this era, where fast food rules, you must have discipline and chose meals that are healthy and eat smaller portions. You must eat at specific times and not eat late at night or right before you go to bed. If you eat and then sleep, there is no time to burn the calories that you just ate. Eat smaller meals. It may take some research to find out what meals are for you, but you can find a program that will work for you. The second and just as important part of losing weight is exercise. Most individuals who go on a crash diet forget one thing. You can lose all the weight you want, but without a consistent exercise program, you will gain it back. Exercise can be as little as walking for 30 minutes every day up to a 2-hour workout with a physical trainer. This will help your health and make you feel better about yourself. It will tone your body and help your heart and lungs. And without exercise that you
Utilizing the personal data of customers as well as other businesses’ open source data, a new fitness and smart eating phone application is born. Our application is HealthHunter and it would be available for free on the apple and android application store. Our application might be free but we earn our revenue from in-app advertisements.