Let’s face it, many people have weight loss as their main New Year’s resolution, and Google Fit could help you accomplish that. This app was recently updated in August 2018, and is centered around two simple smart activity goals based on AHA and WHO’s activity recommendations shown to impact health: Move Minutes and Heart Points. Now, there’s a “New Year Challenge” to really get you moving, and it involves earning Heart Points from activities that you log or actively track with Google Fit. The software automatically detects and logs walks, runs or bike rides for you, with the main goal being to accumulate as many points as possible. Read more for a video about the app and additional information on how to get started.
Heart Points are gained for any activity that gets your heart pumping, with one point awarded for each minute of moderate activity, such picking up the pace while walking your dog. Best of all, you get double points for even more intense activities like running, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), kickboxing, etc. Score 150 Heart Points per week to meet the American Heart Association (AHA) and the World Health Organization (WHO)’s physical activity recommendations shown to reduce the risk of heart disease while increasing overall mental well-being.
“For more inspiration, we’ve teamed up with 36 influencers from nine countries around the globe to show us how they’re earning their Heart Points. Follow #GetFitWithGoogle on Instagram and YouTube to see how others are tackling the challenge, or share your own tips and tricks on how you #GetFitwithGoogle with your favorite Heart Points workout,” said Google.