Exercise from the comfort of your home with the help of your smartphone

There are many alternatives to always stay active, but remember that you must have certain precautions, which we explain here

Exercise from the comfort of your home with the help of your smartphone

According to the World Health Organization, "at least 60% of the world's population does not perform physical activity to obtain health benefits." This is due, WHO explains, to low physical activity during leisure time, sedentary behavior or the use of "passive" means of transport. On the contrary, according to El libre pensador, journal of the Externado de Colombia University, "more and more young people dedicate part of their day to physical activities, to eat well, and some even to read about fitness-related topics", some like the effect of greater awareness due to the information found on the Internet and others due to trends, since thousands of young people have been enthusiastic because they relate them with more followers in social media and it has become a kind of glamorous life.

Leer en español: Haz ejercicio en la comodidad de tu hogar con ayuda de estas herramientas digitales

However, whatever the reason to start exercising, many times you do not have the money or time to attend gyms, yoga classes, or hire personal trainers. That's why below we tell you what applications you can use to exercise in the comfort of your home.

1. Youtube: This is the most basic, for its use and dissemination of content, in addition to having an application for mobile devices.

The Youtubers have become, nowadays, recognized influencers of the digital media. One can find a wide variety in content: education, travel, comedy, DIY, even exercise, yoga and nutrition. If you want to try, look at channels like:

  • Men's Health

  • Fausto Murillo

  • Fitness Blender.

  • Virtual Gym

  • Aomm.

  • Fightmaster Yoga.

  • Blogilates

The key to finding a good channel on YouTube is to always research the channel and / or the person. The advantage that the channel belongs to an influencer on the subject is that you will always find related information on the Internet: from the quality and confidence of content to your profession and experience if it is relevant to the topic you develop. Keep in mind that these influencers are not always certified trainers and may have tips that are not ideal for your health: always check with your doctor before you start exercising.

2. Apps of challenges, challenges or plans. In this type of applications you can find routines of programmed exercises with routines of several days and / or stages. It is ideal to motivate yourself, create consistency in the exercise and not have to design a training plan. In general, they can be programmed due to difficulties and depending on the result one is looking for: lose weight, tone up, gain muscle, strength or endurance. If you want to try with this type of applications try with:

  • 30-day sports challenge - Home training

  • Abdomen 6 pack in 30 days - Abdominal exercises.

  • Home workouts personal trainer.

  • 7 minute training

3. Cardio training apps. In this type of applications you can find workouts from low impact cardio to Tataba and HIIT or high intensity interval training. It is perfect for burning calories fast and gain power in your physical state. If you want to try with this type of applications try with:

  • HIIT and cardio Fitify training.

  • HIIT SWIFT exercises TABATA fitness home workout.

Also, running applications, perfect for cardio and obtain greater resistance in the physical state and burn calories, such as:

  • Sofa for 5K.

  • Freeletics running.

4. Martial arts training apps. The advantage of doing this type of training is that they do cardio work, high intensity and training throughout the body for strength and endurance. They are perfect if you want to improve your physique and learn a bit of self defense. If you want to try with this type of applications try together:

  • Spartan body weight home workouts.

  • Fighting Trainer.

5. Yoga and relaxation apps. Ideal for those who like to finish their routines with yoga stretches and relaxation exercises and / or those that seek to combat stress. If you want to try with this type of applications try with:

  • Prana Breath: Relax and meditate.

  • Yoga - postures and classes.

To find a good application remember to check the rating, the number of downloads, how many have qualified, and comments. You have to keep in mind that you can find mixed applications or for each genre. Also, consider the possibility that applications offer premium features through monthly, annual or lifetime payments.

Finally, the important thing to obtain good results is to be constant in the practice of exercise or sport and combine with a good diet and adequate breaks. Remember to always consult your doctor.

Latin American Post | Victor Rojas

Translated from "Haz ejercicio en la comodidad de tu hogar con ayuda de estas herramientas digitales"

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