People today have always been attached to the screens of their smartphones, clicking, pressing, tapping here and there. It’s like you cannot go on a day without checking your phone or even just bringing it with you. It is important for communication, documentation and other meaningful purposes, but sometimes, using it becomes unhealthy when it’s too much and too wrong.
That is why other people are so annoyed and saddened by the effects of it. People’s health get affected in many ways that make them unhealthy.
Your smartphone offers good things, and it can actually help you get fit and be healthy too. Maybe you just don’t know or don’t mind, but it can really do — not directly but at least in some friendly little ways! Here are 4 ways your gadget can be with you as you achieve your fitness goals:
 GET YOUR OWN FITNESS APPS
If you want a handy guide to fitness routines, exercises and those that allow and need using exercise equipment too, you can download fitness applications available in the online app store. You can choose from many different names.
Check each one and read the descriptions before downloading and installing. Choose the ones with complete and best features based on your interests and needs. These fitness apps can be your buddy when you’re alone and when your friends are not available for a group exercise!
On your own, at your comfortable place, you can just take out your priced smartphone, and start exercising. Such applications are also nice because they lead you step-by-step, which means you are not going on your own without any direction. You are not doing the routines and sequences in wrong order but rather in managed instructions.
With legit, licensed and approved professional applications, you can be rest assured that you’re safe, convenient and comfortable.
 HOW ABOUT SOME MOTIVATION APPS?
It may or may not work for you, but you can download motivation applications that show you quotations or encouragements boosting your interest and drive in getting up and moving towards the fitness journey!
It’s because sometimes, you just need a little push for you to try and to keep going. Working out, exercising and doing all the routines therein are not easy. The whole process is a challenge itself, but if you do your best and continue, you will succeed indeed!
 SET A REMINDER!
You can use your smartphone as an alarm to remind you to have your regular exercise. Sometimes or most of the time, you are too busy with work, with school, with food, with video games and with everything else that takes your time, both priorities and the non-priorities. You need to get reminded, and if there’s no one to do that for you, then let your smartphone help!
Unlike what you do to that morning alarm you keep snoozing, let your workout alarm ring once then you’re good to go! A reminder will be nothing if you just look at it, turn it off and do nothing. Remind yourself, and be reminded!
 TURN UP THE MUSIC
This last tip is only going to work if you also get up on your feet. Instead of just lying all day in bed or sitting down on your comfort zone at home with your earphones on, why not stand up and jog or dance to a good beat?
Dancing is also exercising, so if you can, spend your time with it at home with your jam! You can sweat off and burn calories which are better than just gaining more while being lazy. You can also use it while jogging. With earphones and a secure bag or a small phone holder where you can put your smartphone inside while exercising to keep it from falling, you can have a productive and healthy time.
SMART USE, SMARTPHONE!
Anything good that is used excessively and wrongly isn’t good at all. Your smartphone is a need but sometimes, it becomes a dangerous addiction that eats up your important time. Using it for your fitness goals purposes is one of the ways you can make it useful and helpful again for you!
You may not step on it like a treadmill or carry it like a dumbbell, but your smartphone can be a friend cheering up for you while you’re demotivated, tired or forgetful. It has tons of advantages, so put it to good use! Be healthy with your smartphone on your journey.
Nicole Ann Pore is a daytime writer for Fitbiz Exercise Equipment, an Australian business nationally regarded as the benchmark in the Fitness industry, offering premium quality fitness equipment collection at affordable prices. She writes pieces focusing on the importance of being fit and healthy overall and the self discipline that must go with them. She also does research on various gym and exercise equipment to give more information about how they work. | Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.