CDPHP InMotion: Get the Most Out of this Useful Tool


Whether you’re trying to improve your health or maintain an already healthy lifestyle, CDPHP® InMotionSMis a powerful tool you can use to track your fitness and nutritional activities either online or via your smartphone.

Map Your Own Routes
InMotion helps you create customized fitness maps where you can chart your own route for running, cycling, dog walking, mountain biking, canoeing, snowshoeing, and more based on preferences like distance and radius. You then import the route to your smartphone and use it to guide you through your fitness routine. You can also select a location and choose a route that another user has created, like this:


Or, create your own route from scratch. Here’s an example that highlights bike paths through Albany:


Whichever way you choose, the distance and terrain are up to you.

Calorie Tracker
Why do we work out? For most of us, our exercise routine is tied to burning calories. A calorie is actually a unit of energy. When you hear about calories in food, they’re a measurement of how much energy your body gets from eating that item. Calories are based on the amount of fat, carbohydrates, and protein each food contains. One factor in determining your overall health is your body’s caloric balance. Your body has caloric balance when the number of calories you take in (through the foods you eat) match the number of calories you burn through metabolism and physical activity. If you eat more calories than you burn, you could gain weight. If you burn more calories than you consume, you could lose body mass (weight).

The InMotion Calorie Calculator helps you gauge the number of calories you burn during a workout. Just enter your height, weight, age, the duration of your workout, and the activity and it will calculate an estimate for how many calories you burned.

Goals and Tracking
Are you your own greatest competitor? For lots of us, motivation means improving our personal best. Once you set goals to work out more, go farther, increase your pace, walk more, burn calories, or lose weight, you can track your progress so that you have a tangible reminder.

InMotion allows you to not only log your fitness goals, but your food intake, too. This way, you can see exactly how the number of calories you’re eating compares with the number that you’re burning on a day-to-day basis.

Be Social!
Fitness is more fun with friends, which is why the InMotion Friend Finder connects you with your Facebook, Twitter, and address book friends who are also using the app for fitness. You can have friendly competitions or just be each other’s biggest cheerleaders and provide the support we all need in the journey toward better health.

Making Progress
Improving your physical fitness can be a lifelong commitment. Even when you reach your goals, your new objective can be maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You have a variety of options to accomplish this, including using apps for quick fitness routines. And, if you’re pressed for time, you can increase fitness in your daily routine just by opting to walk more and drive less, for example.

By making small changes in your day-to-day life, you can reap huge health benefits. CDPHP offers numerous options for staying active and healthy!


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