Nowadays, technology and fitness are almost always negatively associated. Yes, young children spend too much time playing video games, and some adults watch TV when they should be exercising, but since I’m a half-glass full kinda guy, I’ve decided to dedicate an entire article to the positives of technology.
The Internet, laptops, and cell phones can be a distraction, however; they can also unlock a world of increased productivity and motivation to get to the gym. In this blog post, I highlight my three favorite ways to stay driven, and up to date on all the latest fitness news/advice.
Skim Through the Health Section of News Websites
My first recommendation is to checkout the health/fitness sections of large, well-known news websites. The New York Times, CNN, and the Huffington Post are all major news websites that are frequently updated with all the latest fitness and nutrition stories.
Since there’s such a huge quantity of information added to these websites daily, I suggest you skim through them about once a week and only read the articles that interest you. If you have a smart phone, then you can browse these websites when you’re waiting in line at the grocery store.
New York Times (Fitness & Nutrition Section) — This page is updated a few times a day with interesting stories, new recipes, and other health-related info.
CNN’s Health Section — This page is updated every few days with a new exercise/weight loss write-up.
The Huffington Post’s Healthy Living Section — Not only is this page updated constantly, it is filled with extremely interesting articles. Sleep, sex, supermarket shopping. If it has to do with health, then it’s covered by the Huffington Post.
Follow a Few Fitness Blogs
Before the Internet, it was impossible for normal men and women to communicate their thoughts/feelings to the whole world. Now, everyone with access to the World Wide Web has the ability to talk openly about their specific passion.
Following a few actively updated, health/fitness blogs is truly a great experience. Not only do you have the chance to read very helpful information, it is usually presented in a fun, easy-to-read way. If you want to feel like you’re part of a community, receive free stuff, and get help from an average, everyday person just like yourself, then become a blog reader.
After downloading my free ebook, and bookmarking No Nonsense Fitness Tips, I recommend that you checkout the blogs mentioned below.
Kris Kris Health Blog — Kristjan Gunnarsson is a medical student that has used his blog to help thousands of people. In his own words: ”The main goal of this website is to educate people on how to eat and exercise in order to gain optimal health, based on the latest, cutting-edge science.” This blog is updated a couple times a week, usually with a nutrition-focused blog post.
Home Fitness Manual — Mitch Wright’s blog is focused on getting people in shape without ever leaving their homes. If you’re interested in working out at home, I would definitely look through his website.
No Excuse Fitness — Dan Niko created this website for busy men and women who are looking to get muscular and lean.
Bloom To Fit — Last but certainly not least, Srdjan Popovic is an excellent writer that writes a brand new blog post about once per week. Sometimes they are motivational, sometimes they are informational, and some of the time they are absolutely hilarious. I give Bloom To Fit my full endorsement.
Get on Twitter, It’s Awesome
If you don’t already have a twitter, I really recommend that you take a couple minutes to make one. Simply put, Twitter is amazing. In my opinion, it’s the best social media tool of the 21st century. If you love fitness motivation, tips, advice, and new information, but you don’t really have time to read a lot, then following some fitness gurus on Twitter would solve all your problems.
Of course you can follow me @AustinGreen. If you have a quick question or you just want to say hello, tweet at me and I guarantee you’ll get a response.
I hope you enjoyed this quick article! I would love to hear how you use technology to stay fit in the comment section below. If you found my advice helpful, feel free to click that button to the left and give me a retweet.
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