Guest post by David Clare, Editor of Onemorelifehack.com – a digital health and life hacking blog that looks at the quantified self movement. David recently featured the 6 best IFTTT.com recipes for Withings and talks here about connecting your Withings devices to create an ambient and insightful lifestyle.
Of all the apps designed to improve your “fitness experience”, RunKeeper is often the most popular. By using the GPS function of your smartphone, the app gave birth to a new way to draw: running! All jokes aside, being able to see the path on which you ran, highlighted on a map, in the comfort of the palm of your hand… was a game-changer.
Today we are proud to announce that MyFitnessPal, one of the most popular free apps, downloaded more than 30 million times, is partnering with Withings to create a new synergy and constitute a powerful new tool to manage your fitness. This is good news as wholeheartedly wishing to lose weight is not always enough. MyFitnessPal offers free website and mobile apps to count calories through food tracking, as well as other features. Just as Withings has made weight tracking easy and fun, MyFitnessPal has made calorie counting a breeze. Take advantage now of this partnership! If you are already a MyFitnessPal user, you can click here and link your account. If you’re not familiar with this app, here’s a run through.
We are happy to announce MyNetDiary‘s new integration with Withings. This online and mobile weight loss service helps you lose pounds by tracking calorie and exercise, following recommandations from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
At Withings, we believe that self-tracking is one of the keys to change. If the change you are trying to achieve is to get more fit, tracking your weight is of course essential and you can do that with the Wi-Fi body scale. Another factor that you can track is what you eat. Tracking what you eat can be a great help. It gives you a picture of how much you consume and you may even surprise yourself and identify those occasions where you over-consume.
It will also help you learn more about the real nutritional value of what you eat and let you make informed decision about what you will really gain by renouncing to a cupcake compared to, say, a can of soda.
In this new entry in our “partner spotlight” series, we discuss Beeminder, a partner that marries an original concept with an innovative representation of data.
Beeminder is built around the Greek concept of “Akrasia”, and specifically around defeating it. From Beeminder’s blog, akrasia “encompasses the phenomenon of procrastination, lack of self-control, lack of follow-through, any kind of addictive behavior”, basically all those petty reasons that add up and psychologically prevent you from reaching reasonable goals.