What Are Diet and Fitness Apps?
Diet and fitness apps are designed to allow users to track their daily caloric consumption and their exercise so they can judge if they’re living a healthy lifestyle. Sounds great, right? What’s the problem? First, these apps generally take a generic, one-size-fits-all approach, and many are one-dimensional. While they allow you to see how many steps you’ve taken, or how many calories you’ve consumed, they fail to show users the relationship between their actions and how they feel.
One Size Doesn’t Fit All
The one dimensional approach can easily backfire and discourage users. The survey conducted by Endeavour Partners in a white paper, “Inside Wearables: How the Science of Human Behavior Change Offers the Secret to Long-Term Engagement” highlights that most health and fitness apps fail to keep the interest of users for more than a few months. And so, they are unable to change long-term behaviors.
Have you ever been disappointed by the lack of results even when you’ve adhered to a recommended workout plan?
There are different reasons why it can happen, as suggested by Nir Eyal, the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.
- Most fitness apps and activity trackers assume that all calories affect the body in the same way. We already know that’s not true.
- People who dislike physical exercise elicit a psychological phenomenon called “moral licensing,” which entice them to over-consume as reward for their hard work. Without the foundation of proper nutrition based on our specific mind-body set, we can’t exercise ourselves thin.
- The psychological phenomenon of “reactance” shows that people tend to resist doing things they feel coerced into completing. Attempting to form habits for behaviors that people feel they have to do instead of want to do, is not effective over the long-term.
How you feel is at the core of your path towards improving your well-being. Enjoying your diet and exercise enables you to be more consistent and will avoid problems associated with yo-yo dieting. That’s because the most appropriate strategies take into account the needs, abilities and preferences of each person.
Focusing on the connections between action and outcome, the Vilo app can show you the exact types of exercises, the optimal performance and intensity level mix, and the types of recovery methods most beneficial for your own personal psycho-physical well-being and goals. It will relate the foods you eat to your exercise performance, your activity to your sleep quality, and so on. It’s a 360 degree analysis of your choices throughout the day and how they are connected to each other. That is an entirely different approach, and one that guarantees real results with longevity.
What’s the Solution?
Vilo helps you find the lifestyle that makes you most healthy and happy. It is not just a temporary solution or a gimmick, it is a real one based on applied statistics. Because feedback is based on YOUR data, you know it applies to YOU. Data-based causality reports bring to light the links between the things you’re eating and drinking, the activities you’re doing, and the consequences they have on your body and mind. Do you want the ultimate personalized plan to change your life for the better? Download the app today.