The first of January is, of course, the day that many of us embark with great enthusiasm in a New Year’s resolution focused on taking care of our health or to do exercises. But if we are honest, generally in a few weeks (or sometimes days), that plan is well-intentioned becomes a distant memory, as the strict regime of adaptation has been dropped silently because of lack of motivation… and it has been replaced by a good pizza.
If that sounds familiar, perhaps this latest effort of Google to provide you with a good chance of maintaining your activity levels, while trying to eliminate those “love handles” that seem to have appeared during the holiday season of the end of the year, and they don’t let you snaps on the pants.
This challenge is called Google Fit 30-Day Challenge and, as its name indicates, it works with the app Google Fit app for Android and smart watches with the operating system Wear. So if you have the Apple ecosystem, you’re not out of luck.
You can already access the application right now to sign up to the challenge monthly, according to Google, is designed to help you “start your journey to a healthier life and more active”. If you register today, you will receive a reminder on the first of January of 2019, which will inform you that the challenge has officially begun. Otherwise, maybe you could “accidentally” forget it.
The objective is to reach a weekly basis 150 points called “Heart Points”. This is a figure that meets physical activity recommendations of the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization, which has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, in addition to improving the quality of sleep and increase the general performance of mental and physical well being.
Any type of moderate activity, such as a brisk walk, will give you a point of “Heart Points” for each minute that you do, while something more intense, such as running, will provide you with double points, all of which are automatically recorded in the Application, Google Fit.
Google Fit received a major makeover earlier this year, and there are several guides on how to make the most of the app, where you can also meet and take advantage of the new features that arrived a few weeks ago.
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