To continue to be a productive web or app developer, one must first be able to develop the right health habits that will allow them to continue working within a field as difficult as software engineering. The problem is that very few of us are active. Here are some stats pulled from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services regarding our lack of physical productivity:
- Less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day; only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week.
- Only 35 – 44% of adults 75 years or older are physically active, and 28-34% of adults ages 65-74 are physically active.
- More than 80% of adults do not meet the guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities, and more than 80% of adolescents do not do enough aerobic physical activity to meet the guidelines for youth.
- 28.0% of Americans, or 80.2 million people, aged six and older are physically inactive.
We have a lot of work to do to decrease obesity and other serious health conditions that result due to poor dieting and lack of exercise. Appropriately, it’s app developers that are creating ways to integrate health into the tech we use everyday. Whether it’s through wearables or our handy dandy smartphones, these 8 fitness apps are leading the way towards making us healthier, more productive human beings.