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“Healthy living.”.

Sure, it sounds good on paper, but like working overtime on Christmas Eve, it’s a LOT tougher in practice. After all, there’s always that little devil on our shoulders, telling us about the shows we want to watch, the foods we want to indulge in, our extremely cosy beds - well, the list goes on.

Basically, we’d do anything except stick to any exercise or diet routines we’ve planned, but what if there was a way to make the process less painful and yet more rewarding for ourselves? Well, there is, and there’s no miraculous potion or magical spell involved - all you’ll need is your smartphone and Fitbit watch.

So, with the latter strapped on and the LifeHub+ mobile app booted up, let’s get you started on the road to better health.


1. It helps you plan your workouts


Now, one of the biggest excuses we can give ourselves for not embracing healthy lifestyles is “I don’t know if I’m doing it right.”, and it’s an effective reason because it’s mostly true.

Although we’re generally familiar with what healthy living entails – proper nutrition, regular exercise, adequate sleep – and all that, many of us are often lost as to what, and how much we should be doing. Usually, the textbook answer here would be to hire a personal trainer to manage the pace for us, and while that’s perfectly viable, we know some folks would rather keep their personal fitness…well, personal.

Once again, modern technology is here to save the day, and like many of the other fitness apps you can find online, LifeHub+ comes with customisable workout regimes that you can refer to and personalise as you need.

Admittedly, that sounds like pretty standard fare, but here’s the good part. With LifeHub+, you’ll be able to keep your care team in the loop throughout, and they’ll be able to monitor your progress with you (more on this below!).

So, not only will you be able to construct and manage these plans with expert medical input, but many of these exercises, like push-ups and leg raises can be done basically anywhere, even at home, meaning there’s no need to invest in any fancy gym equipment.


2. Check your progress anytime


So, you’ve managed to work out a plan that you’re more or less comfortable with, but here’s where the next big obstacle comes in: our innate need for validation.

Simply put, waiting for your routine to show visible improvements is more painful than watching paint dry. After all, and we know it sounds daft, you do actually spend literally every waking moment with yourself. Because of that, chances are you might not even notice the positive changes happening to your body!

In other words, it’s not so much about sticking to the routine per se, but convincing yourself that there’ll be results to show for it. There’s nothing more demoralising than thinking all your effort – from the exercise to the clean eating has been for naught, right?

Fortunately, LifeHub+ comes with a dynamic and constantly updated Wellness Score. It displays how successful you’ve been in sticking to your healthcare routines, meaning you’ll want to keep it as high as possible, or even increase it. Frankly, sometimes all we need is confirmation that we’re “putting in the work”, and if you or your care team would like to review your progress (as you should!), the app comes with loads of other interesting metrics to help with that too.

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3. It makes the entire process…fun?


At long last, it’s time to address the final, and arguably most common obstacle to healthy lifestyles: good, old-fashioned laziness.

For what it’s worth, you definitely shouldn’t beat yourself up over this, because you’re only human, and we love sleeping in on weekends as much as the next guy. Indeed, we all know how laziness and other temptations tend to creep up at the worst of times, but what if you could turn your regimen into a challenge, perhaps even a game?

Lo and behold, everything changes because now, your pride (and any potential bragging rights) is at stake. With LifeHub+, you can keep the motivational flame going by implementing personal or even group challenges for your friends and family to compete in, and whoever hasn’t been doing their due diligence will presumably “suffer the group’s collective wrath”.

Of course, that last bit isn’t meant to be taken seriously, but “gamifying” our routines and re-framing it into entertainment is a great way of taking the edge off. 

At the end of the day, the goal is to stay healthy and fit, and if there’s a way to make the process less daunting while also keeping your doctor in the loop, why not give it a shot? There's literally no drawback.


For more information on LifeHub+ and how to set up an account, check out the official page.