The Best of Health website has published its top five recommended mobile apps for keeping fit and healthy. We’re over the moon that iFootpath has made it into this elite collection.
The Best of Health is a website resource which aims to be the go-to place for trusted help and health advice, targeted especially to the over-50s. Working with health experts, including TV favourite Dr Chris Steele MBE, the website brings together informed facts and advice so that readers can make the best choices on products and services.
This year, the team has compiled a list of the five best mobile apps for keeping fit and healthy over the age of 50. The article explains that physical activity is an important aspect of staying healthy. According to statistics released by the American Heart Association, more than 250,000 heart-related deaths in the US are caused by inactivity. Likewise, here in the UK, the NHS states that regular exercise will make your heart and blood circulatory system more efficient, lower your cholesterol level and also keep your blood pressure at a healthy level. Of course, there are also additional benefits. Exercise can help to shift excess pounds and in turn, boost self-confidence. It also promotes the release of endorphins, which help boost mood and alleviate symptoms of depression.
The premise of the article recommending mobile apps relates to motivation, noting that finding and maintaining motivation to be active can be difficult. Staying on track, monitoring results and coming up with a good fitness plan can all prove problematic; which can lead to people giving up. The apps on the list are recommended by The Best of Health to help boost your levels of fitness and boost determination to succeed.
iFootpath is one of this elite collection of five apps and The Best of Health is very complimentary about its benefits. ‘Walking is a great way to keep fit, especially if you require a more gentle form of exercise or are recovering from surgery. The app features a wide range of walking paths across the UK, and allows you to download the route to your mobile device. You can follow your progress with live satellite GPS and even share your walks with others.’
The list of five best apps for getting active also includes apps for running, yoga, work-outs and heart monitoring and you can read the full article at: http://www.thebestofhealth.co.uk/fitness/the-five-best-mobile-apps-for-keeping-fit-and-healthy-over-the-age-of-50/
2 December 2015