Brothers in Tech

Hosted ByAlan Jackson & Brian Jackson

Whether you are the person who everyone calls for tech support, are the person who is doing the calling, or simply interested in technology…this podcast is for you!

Health & Fitness – Deep Dive #1: Mobile Apps

Maybe you are wanting to step up your fitness game without purchasing a lot of new equipment…well, there’s an app for that!  Actually…there are a bunch of them. Whether you are looking for a central hub for all of your fitness data, a way to harness the data that your phone is already collecting, or have a virtual fitness/health coach, this episode is for you. Check out the first deep-dive in our Health & Fitness series where the Brothers (or, at least one of them) discuss the considerations for choosing a mobile app for your health and fitness needs.  And, Alan works on his health by catching up on some much-needed sleep as Brian is talking…

In addition, the “BiTS” (Brothers in Tech Suggestions):

  • Brian’s Pick #1 = MyFitnessPal (Free for basic use, $50/year for Premium features). Great app for logging food intake and workouts, track your progress towards a fitness goal, and even receive personalized workouts and coaching (premium features)
  • Brian’s Pick #2 = 7-Minute Workout. Need a workout, but short on time? This is a nice full-body workout within…you guess it, 7 minutes!  There are a lot of ways to access this, but we suggest trying the free mobile app, watch app, or digital assistant skill (e.g., Alexa).
  • Alan’s Pick = Sleep Cycle app (Free for basic use, $30/year for premium features such as tracking). A great way to track your sleep health without wearing a watch/band at night. Set the phone by the bed, and get insights as to your sleep habits.