With Amazon Alexa taking the world by storm, we have to admit that as much as it is making our lives easier, it’s also tolerating laziness among users. If you’re not disciplined with your diet, it’s so easy to order pizza, junk food and your favorite “cheat meals” without even leaving your bed.
But hey, you can’t blame Alexa for that because she’s also doing her part in encouraging a healthy lifestyle with a number of diet and fitness-related skills that you can access from your Echo, Dot and the newest Alexa-powered devices.
If you’re ready to explore Alexa’s capabilities when it comes to helping you improve your physical health, here are her best diet and fitness skills:
Alexa can help you meet your #caloriegoals with the Nutritionix skill. If you count calories and carbs, you can simply ask Alexa to look up nutritional information for you.
“Alexa, ask food tracker how many calories are in 2 eggs and 3 slices of bacon.”
“Alexa, ask food tracker how many carbs are in 3 ounces of pasta.”
Tracking your food intake has become so easy and seamless too. Now you can log your meals without lifting a finger. Just say, “Alexa, tell food tracker I ate 15 almonds.”
If you think personal fitness coaches are just for celebrity, well, not if you own an Echo. Alexa will also work as your personal trainer through this skill from Trainacular where you can have access to different types of workout from 7-minute workouts to rep-based workouts that will target the area that you wish to focus on.
“Alexa, tell personal trainer to start a 7-minute workout.”
“Alexa, ask personal trainer to find a rep-based workout that focuses on the chest.”
If there’s an exercise people love to hate, it’s the plank. However, it’s one of the best exercises for core conditioning so just do it anyway. Get some encouragement from Alexa.
Just say, “Alexa, start five minute plank.”
If you own a Fitbit, you can keep track of your progress and fitness goals with just your voice. No need to open the app or pull up your Fitbit data from the computer.
“Alexa ask Fitbit how many steps I’ve taken.”
Staying hydrated is a very important factor in diet and fitness. Make sure you reach your recommended daily water intake with the help of H20-Pal. Now you can monitor your water intake just by using your voice.
“Alexa, tell H20-Pal I drank 8 ounces of water ten minutes ago.”
“Alexa, ask H20-Pal how much did I drink today.”
This skill will give you your much-needed motivation quote to encourage you to begin your workout, because we all know how hard that part is. Simply say, “Alexa, ask fit coach to motivate me.”
To start using these skills, just head over to the links and click ENABLE.