The COVID-19 has had a huge impact on most people’s mental and physical health. As recreational facilities and gyms remain closed for the time being, there isn’t much opportunity to keep your weekly exercise schedule intact.
Until those facilities reopen, you have to keep motivated by doing bodyweight exercises, going for walks around your area and maintaining a healthy diet. This is always easier said than done, however. With the stresses going on in the world, it’s easy to fall into unhealthy habits, like eating junk food or having a few drinks, to try and relax. It is ok to indulge every once in a while, but you do need to keep a clean regime to ensure you are staying as healthy as possible.
One of the best and easiest ways to keep active is by downloading a nutrition app to keep track of your calorie intake, and keep track of your exercise schedule. Downloading a nutrition app to your phone is a great way to keep healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to keep you healthy when life gets back to normal. If you are curious as to how a simple app can make a huge difference in your life, continue reading for all the benefits that you will receive
Keeps You Motivated To Keep Exercising
The best way to keep motivated while exercising is to keep track of your personal bests, like your fastest running time or heaviest weight you can lift. While you may not have a home gym with heavy weights, you can break out your running shoes and go for daily jogs or runs. If you aren’t working towards a goal, you may become disinterested in continuing running or not put the most effort into your run.
With a nutrition app, you can easily track your progress and personal best times. You can set daily and weekly goals to keep yourself honest and motivated. The app will also send you reminders if you forget to exercise during the day.
If you like a bit of friendly competition, you can map out your route beforehand and get average times from other users who have run the same distance. You can use that time as a barometer when you finish your run to see if you need to improve your speed. You can also challenge your friends to see who is the fastest!
Keep track of your calorie intake
When you are stuck at home all day, it’s easy to walk into the kitchen to grab a quick snack, but a lot of people are finding they are snacking too much throughout the day and not keeping track of what they are eating. With a nutrition app, you can record everything you eat and it will keep track of how many calories you have consumed every day.
You can scan and save the barcodes on each product you have at home or search for the product on the app, and the nutrition values will be automatically added. Every time you eat a certain product, simply tap it in the app and the amount you ate and the amount of calories will be automatically entered and tracked towards your daily goal.
Depending on your health goals, you can update your daily calorie count higher if you are looking to build muscle or lower if you want to shed a few pounds. No matter what your goal is, it will be easier to achieve when you account for everything you eat throughout the day, rather than eating the amount that you think seems right.
Create a Detailed Nutrition List From Your Recipes
If you run a restaurant, you can use a high-quality and sophisticated nutrition app, like MenuSano, where you can automatically get a detailed nutrition list for every recipe based on the ingredients that you use. During the pandemic, most restaurants are only offering online ordering, so the need for quick nutrition information is a must as customers like to see what ingredients are in each dish before they order. You can display the nutritional information for each dish on your website for easy access. It is also great for displaying common food allergies like peanuts, soy, and tree nuts.
The MenuSano app also lets you customize your recipes so that you get the most optimized dish based on calories, protein, sugar, fibre, iron, and fat. From there, you can use the app to order the appropriate amount of ingredients for each dish, which cuts down on food waste and inventory space.
Once everything gets back to normal and you can have patrons back into your restaurant, you can print those nutrition labels and place them on the menus, or you can have your servers inform the customers that they can check the nutritional values for each dish on your website.
It’s important to keep active and maintain a nutritious diet during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep your physical and mental health in good condition. Installing a nutrition app will help you along the way by keeping everything you need to do organized!
Colin Hegarty is a content writer for BreezeMaxWeb that helps businesses showcase their brand through enticing copy. When he’s not working, you can find him playing net in a local beer league or biking around the city.