StepLock: The App For Android That Will Force You To Exercise To Use Your Smartphone

StepLock: The App For Android That Will Force You To Exercise To Use Your Smartphone

by Gary Oldwood on 14 July 2016 · 1507 views

2 medium StepLock The App For Android That Will Force You To Exercise To Use Your SmartphoneWith the sedentary lifestyle that we live nowadays, in combination with our unlimited boredom to do pretty much anything, we must work hard to become fit and stay healthy. Not many things are needed to achieve that: apart from the will to do so, just some daily walking will do, but most of us ignore even that simple thing. And since some people just need a little bit of forcing to do stuff, the StepLock app for Android will force you to walk, if you want to use the most precious gadget that you have.

Let’s say that you are addicted to Facebook and login every now and then just to post whatever traces of your personal life is left. You can exploit this addiction to your advantage, by locking the Facebook app with StepLock. Then, you can define after how many steps the app will be unlocked, so that every day you will be required to walk that many steps if you wish to check on your Facebook pals. You can do the same for all your apps (the free edition allows you to lock only up to 2 apps) and define a different number of steps for each, depending on how far you would go to use them.

This is a very original idea that helps just a bit in the fight against obesity and the addiction to technology. It is recommended that you set realistic and achievable goals at first, and if you see that you manage to reach them easily, increase the number of steps- it's not the kind of app that will transform you from a couch potato to an Olympic athlete, but it can get you into a better lifestyle mentality. The application may not work on some devices as they need specific sensors to count the steps, while paying a few bucks will also unlock some other settings as well.

Download StepLock - Walk & Unblock for Android here.

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