Hack your Health - making the most of fitness technology

HACK YOUR HEALTH II MAKING THE MOST OF FITNESS TECHNOLOGY With a wide range of fitness appS and wearable gadgets, we explore how the world of fitness is being revolutionised by technology. One in four smartphone owners used their device to track their health, diet, or exercise Women len Women use fitness appS 200% more than men There are 27,522 Healthcare & Fitness listed in the App Store That's 2.73% of all apps Sports, Health and Fitness App use grew 49% in 2013 By 2017, there will be 1.4 billion mobile sensing health and fitness app downloads globally 24 The wearable smartphone-enabled digital fitness device category was worth $330m in 2013 HOW 30 FITNESS FANATICS USE FITNESS APPS? 35% 30% 28% 27% 30% 25% 20%- 15% 10% 7% 5% 2% 5% 2% 0% Goal Tracking Awareness of Motivation Identifying unhealthy habits adherence Medication Connecting Competition with an expert health issues TOP FITNESS APPS My Fitness Pal FREE Platform: iOS, Android Benefits: • Track calories without having to crunch the numbers yourself. • Monitor what you eat using the barcode scanner. • Search the database of more than three million foods. Fitocracy FREE Benefits: Platform: 1OS, Android • Provides a reward system for anyone struggling with motivation. • The aim is to get to the highest level possible by logging the exercises you've done • Brag about your achievements with Facebook-style updates. Couch to 5k FREE 5k Platform: iOS, Android Benefits: • Promises to get you running 5km with ease in nine weeks. • Starting with walking and light jogging, its step-by-step programme aims to gradually increase your fitness • Helps you go from a beginner to a confident runner in only three training sessions a week iMuscle 2 $6.49 Platform: iOS Benefits • Allows you to choose which muscles you want to train from a detailed anatomical diagram and it will suggest exercises. • Provides you with detailed animation of the muscles themselves, so you know how to make the best of the workouts. THE RISE OF WEARABLE FIINESS GAIGETS Sales of wearable tech items would triple this year to 19 million units worldwide 111.9 million I Growing to 111.9 million by 2018 70% of consumers are already aware of wearables - 70% such as smart watches and fitness bands 15% 15% currently use wearable gadgets in their daily lives TOP FITNESS GAIGETS $160 Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band Benefits: • Motivates you to be active throughout the day by displaying a red move bar after one hour of inactivity • Additional segments light up for every 15 minutes of inactivity and can be reset with a couple of minutes' 1500 0 walk Learns your activity level and assigns a personalized goal each morning Records calories burned throughout the day including base metabolic rate Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale Benefits: $129.95 • These wireless smart scales tell you your weight, track weight changes and monitor your BMI and body fat percentage • Can be used by up to seven people • The data is uploaded and available online or in a free iPhone app • Can be paired with one of Fitbit's activity trackers to 72.8 add even more data $179.00 to $218.71 Nike Fuelband Benefits: • Motion sensors to track your movement through the day, translating your activity into 'Nike Fuel' points • Compare your Nike Fuel to others for extra motivation • Counts the steps you take - 10,000 per day is seen as a good indicator of a healthy lifestyle FUEL Fitbug Orb $49.95 Benefits: • Tracks your steps, calories burned, distance and sleep day and night • The data is uploaded and available online or in a free iPhone app • Lifetime membership to Fit bug KiK – Fitbug's online platform and personal digital coach References: SUPPLEMENT MART -TRAIN LIRE 4OU MEAN IT- D4MEDICAL

Hack your Health - making the most of fitness technology

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