The motivation you need to get moving
What if our civilization was threatened by zombies and depended on you going on your morning run? Or what if you could unlock a mystery treasure chest by taking the stairs instead of the elevator? It might just provide the push you need to stay on track with your fitness or weight-loss goals.
Dozens of new apps are embracing “gamification”-the concept of using game elements (fictional worlds, competition, rules and rewards) on your mobile device to meet real-life weight-loss, toning or endurance goals. By instantaneously rewarding fitness activity, game-driven apps give you the payoff you need, whether it’s a chance to explore a new virtual world or move up the leaderboard. Here are five fitness game apps to try.