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Mobile Applications for Promoting Fitness Activities: State of the Art and Enrichment

Journal: International Journal of Computer Science and Mobile Computing - IJCSMC (Vol.7, No. 9)

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Page : 18-28

Keywords : fitness activities; mobile applications; social interaction pattern; eHealth; mHealth;

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Practicing ―fitness activities‖ is fundamental for having a good health in its all aspects: physical, mental and emotional. Nowadays, smart devices which are getting grip on our company all day long, are, also, helping people in following up with their healthcare. In fact, lots of mobile applications allow their users to monitor certain parameters in their health state (heart rate, time spent in fitness activities, calories burnt during certain types of exercises, etc.) and motivate them to engage in daily fitness activities either indoor or outdoor. This paper reminds of important impact of everyday fitness activities on our health. Then, it presents an overall view of features of most commonly used mobile applications that promote such daily commitment to fitness activities. Finally, it proposes a new mobile application, called MonthRace, as a useful increment for the existing applications which targets giving wider options in social interactions for its users.

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