Today I am finally going to talk about Pokemon Go.
No, not really. I mean not in a million years.
But I am going to talk about a very simple and nice app that I have been using ever since I got my new Huawei ostrich phone, the P9 Plus. It came as a default, pre-installed in the phone.
That app is called Health. It allows me to put a widget on my screen, like this:
It tells me how many steps I have walked/ran/crawled/climbed in a day, and translated roughly into the distance and calories burned. I’ve tested it enough to confirm that it tracks my steps very accurately.
If I click on the widget, it brings me into the app itself.
I set a 10000 steps per day target, because I read from somewhere (can’t remember where) that 10000 steps a day is the benchmark for a healthy lifestyle. The circle tells me how far away I am from hitting the target. It also compares the calories I burned into number of hamburgers or ice cream or fried chicken (so far I’ve only seen these 3). As you can see I’ve met the target for today, so it is a full circle.
If I click inside the circle, it leads me to the periodic tracking page.
This is a very important page to me, especially when I first started using this app. It tells me that weekends are usually the least healthy days I have in terms of burning calories.
I suppose it makes sense. On weekdays, at work, I really do walk a lot. The car park to the office is kind of far, and the meeting venues within the plant are always quite far apart. And I attend an average of 4 to 5 meetings a day. Whereas on weekends, the only distances I have to cover is between my bedroom and the bathroom most of the time. And maybe a bit more when I do my grocery run.
Basically it tells me I have to do something about my weekend lifestyle. I have yet to implement those somethings though… 🙄