This week our featured Android app is ParticipACTION which is designed to get Canadians up and active. It’s a rewards based health and fitness app that goes hand in hand with the get active movement that Canada is putting in place across the country. The app gives you tips and tricks on how to become more active throughout your day.
The ParticipACTION app not only gets you moving but also rewards you for doing so. Each time you get active and reach a goal within the app you are entered into draws. Prizes include trips and gift cards. Currently, the next draw is for February 25th for a $10 Sport Chek gift card. They not only have a weekly draw but a monthly and quarterly draw as well. For every point you receive you get entered into these draws.
You don’t have to be an avid gym user to do well with this app either. It also provides access to useful articles and videos to help you out. The app has a feature called “Take 10”. This is to encourage you to take 10 minutes to do an activity. The Android app even considers housework as being active. This app helps you to achieve simple goals. It’s not hard to get started on meeting the weekly milestone goal.
ParticipACTION has a helpful activity dashboard. This makes it easy to keep track of your progress and shows you how close you are to reaching a particular goal. You can earn badges that help show you the achievements you’ve made. The badges help you to see how well you are progressing with becoming more active.
This newly released health related Android app keeps track of your movement through a wearable activity tracker. Similar to the Carrot Rewards app, it can also do real-time tracking of your movements with your phone. Not only that but you manually can enter in what activity you did and for how long. Additionally, the app provides suggestions on new activities you may like to try based on your previous activities. It helps by suggesting videos and quick reads so you can choose the best way to be active.
The developers of ParticipACTION want you to have a positive experience while getting active. The team who developed this app know how hard it can be to get active and stay active. It is very easy to get discouraged when you’re attempting to transition to having healthier habits, that’s why they try to help cater to your needs as best they can.
As always I encourage you to leave feedback for the mobile app developers to see. Letting the developers know what you like or possibly dislike will help the app improve for everyone. Getting more healthy and active can all start with a simple tap on your mobile device. Just visit the link below to learn more and install ParticipACTION on your smartphone or tablet today!