In addition to maximizing opportunities to improve ones mental health as discussed in the last post, there are several opportunities to focus on physical health as well. While on self-quarantine or practicing social distancing Digital Health can bring high intensity, guided exercise where ever you are.
Sworkit: Have used Sworkit for a couple years and it was one of the first health apps reviewed on this site. It is a wonderful tool that guides you through countless exercises with video instructions for every activity. Any room, hallway, garage, kitchen can become the backdrop to an excellent cardio and weight training workout. Currently subscription only ($60/yr or $9.99/month).
Full Control Body Weight: Very similar to Sworkit with multiple work out regimens designed for any space you may have open. There are plenty of free guided workouts that focus on different areas and run for different lengths of time. There is a subscription service with a high-touch coaching component.
5 Minute Yoga / 5 Minute Pilates: Both of these apps can provide you with a brief 5 minute recharge. The apps are free and while they don’t have a video to guide you there is a nice illustration of the poses needed. Would recommend this after the third of fourth video conference from home.
Wakeout!: This app is quite popular on the Apple App Store. If you find yourself needing a break at home, maybe in the middle on another phone conference or after separating fighting children, Wakeout can give you a little physical exercise while you feel like you might be gooding off. The exericises are designed to be both physically demanding but funny as well. There is a free 7 day trial and then a subscription cost of $4.99 after that.
Hopefully these Digital Health apps can add a little fitness into your days at home during this unique period of social distancing and quarantine. If there are other apps you like to use, please share by leaving a message below.