Can Zombies Help You Get Fit?

We have a real epidemic on our hands, and no, it is not zombies. Instead, it is obesity. According to the CDC, 33% of adults are considered obese and 60% of adults are overweight. Finding ways to stay healthy as well as motivated to exercise is very challenging. Thankfully, zombies are to the rescue. ‘Zombies, Run!’ As well as several other apps for smart devices have created a bit of a revolution when it comes to exercise. Turning exercise into a game, you can get healthy and be motivated at the same time. Let’s take a moment to talk about how Zombies can help you get fit. 

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The app, ‘Zombies, Run!’ represents a new kind of game that turns otherwise boring exercise into a fun and fast paced game. The game works by taking your upcoming exercise information and putting it into a plot through your smart device. Now instead of going for a run by yourself, you are a part of an elite squad running from zombies and surviving in this apocalypse. Essentially, you become a part of the story, with your actions influencing how the story progresses.

‘Zombies, Run!’ will help you run faster and longer by taking your mind away from the act of running. It helps to make the experience more pleasant and engaging by focusing your attention on an exciting plot. These kinds of zombie apps are designed to be flexible, and are capable of changing to reflect your running needs. So, whether you want to run 6 miles or 2 miles, the app will be able to accommodate your needs. In addition to being flexible to your running schedule, the app has a story mode that progresses over time. The more you run, the further into the story you can get. Progressing through the narrative will give you an incentive to put on the running shoes and get out there.

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You can find ‘Zombies, Run!’ in both the Apple store and Google Play. But if you have already tried ‘Zombies, Run!’ and are looking for something a bit different then don’t worry, due to its success there have been plenty of new apps released, each with their own unique and often fun spin on the original. Simply go to your specific app store and look around to see what you can find. Some are free with in app purchases and others offer a free trial before buying so you can see if it is right for you. With the rise of so many good apps for athletes, there has never been a better time to get healthy and fit. All you need to do is search online, find the app, download it, and get started.

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