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Get off the couch, here are five fitness apps to keep healthy while stuck at home

Published Jul 27, 2020, 1:51 pm IST
Updated Jul 27, 2020, 1:51 pm IST
Four months of lockdown has made many fatigued from a sedentary lifestyle. These fitness apps help you regain your strength.
From yoga to dance to customised workouts, the apps promise a lot for you to choose from according to your preference and fitness level.
 From yoga to dance to customised workouts, the apps promise a lot for you to choose from according to your preference and fitness level.

The pandemic has left us with poor fitness, confined as we are to our homes and work-from-home desks. Many people are complaining of fatigue and muscle weakness from having been sedentary these past four months of the lockdown. So, let’s get to doing something about our fitness. These five fitness apps will help you start an exercise regime at home and help you regain strength.



MyFitnessPal is among the most popular health apps in India. It assists you in losing the weight you might have put on from lowered activity during the lockdown and helps you maintain fitness. It will keep track of the food you consume, including the calories with its ‘calorie counter’, and offer diet suggestions. Based on your fitness goal, it calculates the amount of much physical activity or exercise you must take up to get there.

Sense Bio offers a package to track the health and fitness of an individual as well as their family. The app not only gives you activity suggestions based on user preferences, but also prescribes a diet based on your inputs about your health conditions, allergy information and so on. It also alerts you to drink water, take your pills and tracks your habits, ailments and therefore your fitness on the whole.

One of the largest fitness and group workout chains in India, Cult is present across Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, and Gurugram. On the app, you can choose from multiple workout formats from dance fitness, yoga, football, boxing, strength and conditioning , and more. You can also explore home workouts with the do-it-yourself fitness videos. Ranging 10 to 15 minutes, each home workout video is guided by basic movements that include warm-up, main exercise, and post-workout cooldown. Every workout or fitness session is designed to meet specific goals such as weight loss, cardiovascular endurance, strength, stamina, and so on. You may never have visited a gym but you can start getting fit with Cult at home.


Google Fit

Google Fit tracks your workout routines, having worked with WHO and the American Heart Association to develop two main activity goals based on physical activities and recommendations shown to improve health. Did you know it takes just 30-minutes of brisk walking five days a week to reach the AHA and WHO's recommended amount of physical activity shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, improve sleep, and increase overall mental wellbeing? Google Fit will help you track all your activity and it syncs up with your Google smartwatch where you can monitor your goals and stats.


Nike Running

Nike Running is one of the most popular health apps in the world. The simple interface informs you about your running pace, routes, and other details. It allows you to compete with other users on a leaderboard. You can also use its coach feature to get trained for a marathon. The app has an in-run audio feedback and it will give you much-needed motivation to achieve your fitness goals.

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