Want to get fit in 2019? Here's how Google can help

It’s been more than a week since we entered 2019. And for most
of us, that means we’re still working on our New Year’s
resolutions—or forgot what they were in the first place.

Every January, our
searches for resolutions
spike around the world. We proclaim
our best intentions for the new year, but it’s tough to keep
promises to ourselves. By the end of the year, most of us are
20
percent less interested in picking up the weights
, 30
percent more likely to hit snooze on getting proper sleep
and
50%
less interested in sticking to a diet.

We all feel it. The struggle is real. Let’s make 2019
different.

Google is here to give your resolutions a boost, with tools and
tricks that will help you form good habits to get fit, sleep
better, practice digital well-being and live mindfully. Let’s
start with some of the most popular resolutions every year: getting
fit and eating better.

1. Set your goals in Google Calendar.

Goals in Google Calendar

First up, set some realistic goals for yourself and make
yourself accountable by blocking time in your calendar. Goals in Google Calendar
automatically finds time in your busy schedule to go for a run, or
prep some healthy meals for the week. If an important clash comes
up, no worries: Google Calendar will suggest a better time for
you.

2. Track your workouts and earn points with Google Fit.

From swimming to gym workouts, Google Fit works with many of
your favorite apps and health devices to give you credit for all
your moves. Use
Google Fit
on your Android phone to earn Heart Points and track
how your progressing towards meeting your goals.

3. Blaze new trails on your bike with Google Maps.

Bike lanes and trails in Google Maps

Check out the bike paths in San Francisco’s Golden Gate
Park.

For the two-wheel enthusiasts out there, you can find biking
routes near you by turning on the cycling layer in Google Maps.
Dark green lines on the map show dedicated bike trails and paths
without cars, green lines show streets with dedicated bike lanes,
and dashed green lines show other streets recommended for
cycling.

4. Stick to your diet goals with Google and YouTube.

If your resolution is to count calories as part of your diet,
Google makes it easy. If you’re in the mood for French fries at
lunch, just search “how many calories in French fries” and
you’ll get your answer — 312 calories, plus 23 percent of your
daily recommended daily intake of fat. You can also turn to YouTube
to learn how to make healthy recipes. Thanks to YouTube creators
like Veggie
Recipe House
, The Serious
Fitness
, and Health Nut
Nutrition
, you can create nutritious and delicious dishes all
year long.

5. Follow along with the #GetFitWithGoogle challenge.

To get you motivated, we’ve invited people from around the
globe to show us how it’s done in the #GetFitWithGoogle global
challenge. From January 1-28, teams of four influencers per country
are competing against each other to earn as many Heart Points as
possible during the month with Google Fit.

Here’s the global leaderboard after Week 1.

KEYWORD WEEK 1 RESULTS.png

Get to know the teams!

  • KEYWORD WEEK 1 SWITZERLAND.png
  • KEYWORD WEEK 1 COLOMBIA.png
  • KEYWORD WEEK 1 USA.png
  • KEYWORD WEEK 1 BELGIUM.png
  • KEYWORD WEEK 1 ITALY.png
  • KEYWORD WEEK 1 INDIA.png

Follow their progress with the #GetFitWithGoogle hashtag on
Instagram, and see who’s taking part in the challenge around the
world. Don’t forget to share your fitness progress using the
hashtag and let others know how you #GetFitWithGoogle, too.

Source: FS – Social Media Blogs 2
Want to get fit in 2019? Here's how Google can help