With Thanksgiving less than a week away, many of my clients are recommitting themselves to a consistent workout routine. While we may not be working towards a bikini body, we are earning our right to indulge during the holidays. If you do not have the luxury of a personal trainer like we offer at Barry’s Bootcamp, the Bing Health & Fitness App is a helpful alternative if you’re on your own.
It offers a one-stop spot for a healthier you, combining over 1,200 exercise and workout videos, a nutritional and medical reference, and tracker for diet, exercise and health to help you meet your goals.
Can’t make it to the gym but feeling stressed out for Thanksgiving? Try this 15 minute yoga video for anxiety, perfect preparation for awkward family conversations.
If you’re more worried about the pie consumption than your anxiety, with over 220 options, your needs are sure to be covered. You can search or browse by body part, type, duration and difficulty. The app comes loaded on all hardware running Windows 8.1 which is pretty awesome since these are some of the most affordable tablets and computers that will be available on Black Friday and throughout the Holiday season if you’re in the market for a new one.
The app is more than just a resource for exercise. Over the past year, I’ve become increasingly aware of the products I consume. On YouTube ( aka the peanut gallery where everyone’s opinion is correct), I’m told to eat a vegan diet one day and then gluten-free or Paleo the next. I really didn’t know what a Paleo diet consisted of until this past Spring. If you still don’t, it’s OK. The Health & Fitness App has a great reference section which is helpful if you are preparing a holiday party and have a large number guests with dietary restrictions, or are thinking of trying something new in the New Year.
In addition to providing information on various diets, the app also provides nutrition information for some of your favorite foods including indulgent desserts and traditional food served during the holiday season. Eggnog really does have between 250-450 calories depending on the fat content of the milk product used and amount of sugar. Pumpkin pie or eggnog? Go with the pie! It at least has nutritional value from the vitamin rich pumpkin puree!
Sadly, you do need Windows 8.1 to access the app but it is included in your software. If you have a Windows 8 computer or tablet, you can upgrade now for free. This app along with many other features may push me towards buying my first tablet. I don’t own one yet but am eyeing the Microsoft Surface Pro 2.0. Do you own a tablet? If so, do you also own a laptop and smartphone and how much do you use your tablet?