In today's work environment, the line dividing work and leisure time is blurring right before our eyes, and it's creating a phenomenon called "weisure time", according to sociologist Dalton Conley. Many who have not already abandoned the 9-5 workday for the 24-7 life of weure probably will do so soon. It's the next step in the evolving work-life culture. It can be really hard to get to the gym after a long day at work. Any one who's ever been in your shoes knows it can be difficult to keep a regular workout routine, especially if you're new to this "working out" thing anyway.
Perhaps this is a matter of priorities in your life. And with the advent of Technology at such a fast pace, we are adept at using technology to make us fit. Successful technologies seamlessly integrate with the technology member use such as PDAs, home computers and personal entertainment devices.
These days it is very common that individuals are inspired to join a club or start an exercise / fitness program for many reasons – upcoming events, medical concerns, life changes and other goals. But individuals fail to understand that Fitness programs require patience and they tend to try too many things too soon and they quit before they have a chance to experience the rewards of improved fitness. They should comprehend that decision to carry out a physical fitness program can not be taken lightly.
What is necessary at this point of time is Motivation that would make an individual stick to a fitness program. Here comes technology that can be a lever in helping sustain behaviors if it is simple, seamless and easy. Unfortunately majority of technology platforms have failed to understand this concept and have overcomplicated the process, whereas fitness is not that complicated.
The practical fitness opportunities provided by fitness software are the perfect solution to reaching everyone's fitness goals. They asses an individual to look ie record their food and exercise and get a good understanding of their lifestyle. Learn what are they eating? How is their diet helping them? How much time are they spending on exercise? Make changes in their diet and work out plans. And last but not the least work towards achieving them.
Even though, all of them claim to offer flexible and accessible options to health monitoring as well as reaching target fitness and nutrition goals. But some of them do miss out on some minute details such as easy to use the exercise and diet modules, streamlined data recording, minimizing keystrokes. And in this age of mobility, more than 70% of available fitness software's do not give their users a convenience of use on their Windows Mobile or Palm PDA / Phone so that they can stay on track where they go.
While analyzing this market and seeking a product that could meet my needs, irrespective of me being associated with any clinic or any fitness organization, I came across Solution by V2Solutions. They've developed a product Personal Health Management system that can be used to achieve fitness goals. It has capability to manage your own health record and evaluate your health, real-time. An impressive part of this tool was its seamless integration with Electronic Health Record System used by providers for tracking patient's health.
There is definitely a continuum here in this industry. Since health and fitness are becoming such a standard part of daily life, as is technology, the most logical step in the industry is to blend the two. And everyone is trying to capture their share of market in Fitness trendiness.