Nice Apps! Top 5 for a bikini bod – at your desk

As April showers bring in the May flowers, we all know that means that bikini season is practically among us. While Mother Nature has thrown us a few random 70F-bones in the pre- and early-spring months, it’s now time to face the fact that summer is approaching. Beach season, while highly coveted, implies a few things.

To state the obvious, it’s time to get our asses in gear. The problem is, we work too much. Didn’t you know? Your job is killing you.

So, download these apps to compliment your daily workout routine – which is critical for a healthy lifestyle – while on the job and at the desk. You’ll be bikini-ready in no time (or, June hits; whichever comes first).

Office Yoga (iPhone and Android)
Yoga is one of those workouts that has an absurd amount of benefits – overall health, better sleep, improved circulation and digestion, stress and tension reduction, and much more. What’s great is that you can do it in a class, on the plane, or at work. This app introduces you to yogi, Darrin Zeer, who will lead you through 75 stress-relieving stretches perfect for the cube environment.

DeskFit (iPhone and Android)
Compliment your office yoga workouts with lunges, planks and stretches – all created for your cube. This app works you out in the “6-Degrees of human movement,” at the office, and without weights.

EyeCare (iPhone)
The intended purpose of this app is to remind you to take a break from your computer, phone, tablet, bright screen to rest your eyes and prevent blurred vision, loss of focus, dizziness, fatigue, etc. However, we think it has much more potential. While busy at work, it’s easy to forget to take a break, go for a quick walk (even if it’s choosing to use the printer farthest from your desk). The value of these quick breaks is that you give your eyes and brain a moment to rest, but you also get your blood flowing and muscles working, instead of sitting stagnantly in your seat for 8.5 hours straight. Just ask aGoogle employee.

Waterlogged (iPhone and Android)
How much water are you drinking? Well, double it. It’s necessary to drink approximately 11 glasses of water per day, to ensure a balanced diet, solid workout capability, and overall optimum health. Did you know not drinking enough water causes wrinkles!? This app reminds you to drink some H20 throughout the day, via push alerts and reminders. And, because it records your water intake, you can track your progress and set goals.

Around Me (iPhone and Android)
Alright, we know this one isn’t revolutionary, and we’ve written about it in the past. Fact is: it’s one of the best apps out there, which applies to many of our needs. With all of that being said, use this app to learn what’s physically around you and in a few mile radius. While it’s best to pack your lunch to stay healthy and fit, you can explore the local eats and weigh the health benefits before putting in your order. Don’t be lazy and get taco take-out with the rest of the office; do your due diligence and find the better, healthier option.

Ashleigh Rainko I’m not a drama queen; life's more exciting with exaggeration. I’m not high maintenance; I just know what I want. Mobile apps, innovation, reinvention – and generally all technology – never cease to amaze me. I’m a PR pro, iPhone addict, UMich grad, Jackie O-aspiring metro-Detroit native, who has the gritty, true perspective on our millennial culture. And while you’ll likely find me wearing seersucker, you can feel free to take me seriously.

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