Slimming down and bulking up is high on many entrepreneur’s lists. Considering how quickly the year is slipping by, it’s understandable that some find it difficult to fit exercising into an already overcrowded schedule.
Luckily, there are fitness apps and healthy practices that will help to motivate your workout, even if free time is a scarce commodity. Here are recommendations along with six fitness apps to help you get fit and stay healthy.
Find a local Farmer’s Market and explore
Cooking with fresh ingredients is an excellent way to give your diet a boost, and there’s nothing fresher than buying produce directly from the people who grew it. Farmstand helps you discover the best locally grown food from over 8,700 farmers’ markets around the world.
The app provides you with a map of all the markets in your neighborhood, as well as information about when they are open and the best food to buy there. Shopping at farmer’s markets helps you stay healthy with local and organic fruits, vegetables, and meats. Exploring farmer’s markets is also a great way to get out and see parts of your community that you otherwise might not always visit.
Fit fitness into your day with Stanza
Making exercise a part of your daily routine is half the challenge of getting in shape. If this is the case for you, try Stanza — a platform that lets you integrate class schedules and workout routines into your personal calendar (e.g. Google Calendar, Exchange, Apple, etc.).
With Stanza, you can find and subscribe to a variety of fitness calendars from brands like Nike’s 21 Day Challenge, influencers like Ingrid Romero and Kathy Smith and your local yoga and spin studio. With calendar reminders, Stanza helps you stay on track with your workout.
Groove through your workout with Fit Radio App
What a better way to stay motivated during a workout than listening to curated high-energy playlists by the world’s hottest DJs. With 1000s of ready-made DJ mixes, the Fit Radio App offers playlists for everyone to help pump up your workout.
Choose between “Top 40,” “Trap,” “Classical Rock,” or whatever workout mood you are in to get up the stadium stairs or get through your squats. With new playlists and mixes added every day, there’s an unlimited amount of music to explore. FitRadio is already being used as the soundtrack at gyms and fitness centers across America, so if you’re a music lover, it’s time to take a page from their book and download the Fit Radio App.
Keep a fitness calendar to track progress
When the weeks start flying by it’s easy to lose track of which days you worked out. One of the best ways to make an exercise routine is to start keeping a log of your daily activities.
There are dozens of apps including Workout Plan and Fitlist that can help you record everything from when you worked, which exercises you did, and how many calories you consumed. This is a smart and easy way to make sure you are on-track and keeping up with your New Year’s goal.
Squeeze in a quick workout with the 7 Minute Workout App
Sometimes there just isn’t enough hours in the day for your hot yoga class or evening run. For those of us always on the go, the Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout App is the perfect way to squeeze some quick cardio into even your most overbooked days.
This science based workout program offers 72 exercises with gradually increasing intensity levels, as well as the option to customize your own personal workout plan. It even offers virtual guides in case you have difficulty with any of the more complicated exercises. The app is free, making it a great low commitment way to make the most of every minute.
This article has been edited and condensed.
Zach Taiji is a freelance writer and photographer by night and a public relations professional by day. Zach has over 4 years of writing experience in technology, marketing/PR, social media and web design. Connect with @azntaiji on Twitter.
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