Health and Fitness Software, What should be in it? Part 2

A good health and fitness program needs to focus on factors that prevent us from becoming unhealthy. One factor that has definitely a correlation with unhealthiness is obesity. The health consequences for being overweight or obese are vast and may include high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea and some cancers to name a few.

Losing weight and becoming healthy for obese and overweight people is imperative and well designed health and fitness software can support this. One way it can be helpful is to calculate a person’s calorie balance and correlate these numbers to their body measurements and vital signs. It is very encouraging and motivating to see yourself lose weight and in the same instance, your blood pressure and cholesterol levels go down.

Weight loss all boils down to your calorie balance. If your intake is higher then you spend, you gain weight. In part 1, we talked about the calorie intake side of the calorie balance equation. Part 2 describes the requirements for the calories spent module.

Let’s start out with the assumption that the calories spent will significantly vary between people and can not be generalized between high, medium and low activity level. We need a more precise method than that. If we look just plainly at the factors that influence our energy spending, we can conclude the following:

Larger people will spend more energy than small people. It makes sense that when you move more weight it costs more energy. Younger people will spend more than older people. Males will spend more than females. Tall thin people will spend more energy than short stocky with the same weight. The tall thin person has more body surface and loses more heat. Lean muscled people spend more energy than the average or overweight person with the same weight. Muscles use more energy than fat cells. Active people will spend more energy than sedative people.

During a day we execute many activities all with a different length of time and intensity level. Between activities, there can be huge differences in intensity level. For instance, fishing is way less intense than rowing a boat. Also within the same activity, different intensity levels exist. For instance, 30 minutes of running will cost more energy then 30 minutes jogging or walking. Executing an activity with a high intensity level will spend more energy per unit of time.

When calculating the calorie balance, the fitness software should take all the above factors into its formula and adjust the variables automatically. For instance, if somebody loses weight, this should be immediately reflected in the outcome. Let’s say I weigh in on Monday and the system calculates 2500 calories spent and two weeks later I weigh again and provided my daily activities were exactly the same but I lost two pounds, the system should automatically calculate the new calories burned taking the 2 pounds lost into account.

You should have the ability to create multiple activity plans in the system, individualized per person. Most people repeat their daily activities on a weekly basis, if today is Tuesday, next Tuesday my activities will be pretty much the same. From Monday till Friday the activities may be similar, but they can differ significantly from weekend to weekend.

In order to calculate the calories spent during the day precisely, you will need to record all activities, the length of time for each activity and the intensity level it was executed. Doing so could mean a lot of time behind the computer entering all this data. To circumvent this problem, the software should allow you to create a plan that is repeated on a weekly basis with default values. Now you need to only to copy this plan and update the differences from what actually occurred. The actual activities with their time length are noted on an activity worksheet that can be printed on a daily basis. This way your data can be recorded within 30 seconds.

Next we need to be able to compare our calories spent with our calorie intake. This can be done in the form of a chart that displays the calorie balance per person over time. See the following example: calorie analysis. This chart makes abundantly clear what your calorie balance is and consequently shows the reason why you lose weight or not lose weight.

In the next article I will talk about body measurement and vital sign readings and how they correlate to your work outs, supplement intake etcetera

How to Make Out Most from of a Fitness Videos

Exercise at home can be fun and good when you do them with fitness videos recordings. In reality, most individuals rake up purchasing exercise vids. This is because they are available in a wide range. Even so, few individuals may be unsure of the advantages that these fitness videos have to offer. If you are in a similar kind of situation then you must ley know yourself of its benefits?

These Fitness videos are made for exercises at home.

If you do exercises at home it will give you a lot of gains than attending the fitness centers and gyms. The first point to be noted is that related to the flexibility of training schedules. You can do your exercises almost any time without being worried of the people and the crowd at the gym. You will not have to wait for your chance to come to use the equipment, wear the correct clothes or go through every session. Every fitness video online can be viewed as many times as you want and that too free of cost or without any fees.

These videos are made available to you in a broad range of various kinds of exercises that include aerobic workouts, strength workouts, a combination of the first two exercises also known as circuit workouts, yoga, stretching and also few exercises to keep your mind balanced such as meditation. These exercises are accessible in various styles that include dance aerobics, step aerobics, Pilates, kickboxing and jump rope.

These videos require no fitness machine. Also, these videos using instruments like stability balls, rubber tubing, aerobic steps, mini-trampolines, body bars, multi-stationed home gyms or free weights are also easily obtainable. Make a point that you can find videos related to any equipment over the Internet.

Buying workout videos are simple. You can find them over the internet, in catalogs and even in department stores. Shopping is effortless and very convenient. Still, keep three tips in mind:

1. Buy hose videos that you will really enjoy while exercising.

2. Choose those videos only that will help you to achieve your fitness goals. For instance, your aim is to defeat stress then yoga or tai chi videos are good for you; if your aim to lose weight, then you will have to choose videos related to aerobic; if you already know aerobics and have done it before, then you will have to choose newer videos related to dance choreography.

3. Find an appropriate place to exercise. Select videos that perfectly suit the area. Videos related to Aerobics require a bigger area while yoga requires less space to be done. Yoga requires only a confined area while if you do aerobics you have to go through diagonal, backward and forward movements.

Fitness videos prove to be effective if they are followed in the right manner. Most individuals only waste their hard earned money if they buy the videos and only watch it while doing nothing. So you need to start up and work hard on fitness.

How to Achieve Good Life and Fitness

Can you find if you are living a good and healthy life? Do you ask your doctor some health related questions, when you see your medical practitioner? Great life and physical fitness are in some manner similar, but not all individuals agree to it. If you are physically fit, then you will definitely live a good and healthy life without getting ill. In case you are already having a great life then it does not inevitably mean that you are fit.

So what are the ways to know if you are physically fit or not and that how healthily are you living?

First of all, make yourself clear as to what healthy life means? For few individuals, it means to have all lavishness in life. Few others think that great life is a healthy life. If you think that the latter definition is your definition of a great life, no matter if you are rich or not, then it is time you choose a better life for yourself. In case you believe in this then you ought to be physically fit too.

You will be able to earn more bucks if you stay healthy. This is because you will rarely fall ill as you will be staying a healthy and good life. If you choose, you can work longer hours and purchase all that you want. And if you are unhealthy then you will stay sick always and most of your hard earned money will expend on your medications.

If you are into physical activities and do regular exercise then I assure you that you are going to stay healthy and happy. To remain physically fit and healthy, a fitness workout is a great way. If you then you can enroll in a gym or a club that you think is going to help you stay fit. Few individuals believe to exercise in their homes. This is very commodious because you can then do it any time and at any place in your house.

Next, you must evaluate your way of living life. Presently are you doing some fitness workouts? Ask yourself if you usually get sick? These are few necessary questions that one must ask to find the state of health. In case you are not spending a happy and healthy life, then you must start working out because it is still not late and you must try to remain far away from an unhealthy lifestyle.

Are you thinking that how you will commence the process to start living healthy? It really sounds easy that you can start working out anytime. For this, you will be required to change your unhealthy lifestyle first. This is because it is nearly impossible to get things right overnight. Step by step you will feel the changes in you. You will start thinking positively and will gradually start giving your unhealthy lifestyle. So it is better late than never. Think about it and start your life and fitness workout sooner.