Can Street Tag, a gamified fitness app keep YOU off the couch?
Sitting down on your couch after a long day, while comfy, isn’t helping your health. Many adults in the UK spend around 8 hours of the day sitting down, and this usually goes up as they get older to 10 hours, or more. According to the Stay Active report; “there is emerging evidence that sedentary behaviour in the early years is associated with obesity, as well as lower cognitive development”. What if we told you we’ve found a way to make getting some exercise fun? What if we told you that you could earn rewards simply by going on a walk around your local area? What if we told you that you could do this either by yourself, or with your family? Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it?
Enter Street Tag; a fun, free, innovative and interactive way to get yourself up and about, get some exercise and effectively extend your life. Easy to use, Street Tag is for people of all ages, abilities and levels of fitness.
Why do you need to exercise? That’s simple, you reduce your risk of many complicated and potentially debilitating health concerns. These include Type 2 Diabetes, Depression, Dementia, Coronary Heart Diseases, Stokes, Breast Cancer and Colon Cancer. It’s also a known fact that your mental health can be affected by inactivity, and this can lead to low moods, lower self-esteem and insomnia. Simply taking a daily 30-minute walk and getting some fresh air will do wonders for your overall health. More added benefits include helping your local services, as healthier people mean less of a strain on vital NHS resources.
Health is wealth, and Street Tag aims to help you get started. This fitness app keeps track of your movements by converting your movement into rewards. Your surroundings become an interactive playground that encourages you to become more active. You can download the app from either the App Store on your iPhone, or the Google Play store from your Android store for free!
Street Tag turns your local area into a giant digital playground that rewards you for walking, running and cycling. You can get involved by setting up an account on the app, and more importantly you don’t have to do it alone! You can link up with up to 6 friends, family and neighbours to encourage each other and take steps towards better health. The Street Tag game records your progress when you scan virtual tags at various locations. You can keep track of your progress and watch your ranking on your local leader-board. If you’d like to start a walking club with your friends, fellow parents, or a group of people in your area, you fill in a request. Street Tag is currently looking at expanding, so if we aren’t active in your area just yet and you’re keen to get involved, get in touch with this form!
Street Tag aims to make getting healthy fun, and with an element of competition, free rewards, the opportunity to re-explore your local area and be your best self, it’s time to get involved. Don’t just take our word for it? See what our users are saying.
- “To motivate yourself on your own is so difficult, but the challenge helps”
- “I have been looking for something like Street Tag all my life”
For more information on the app visit: www.streettag.co.uk
Author: Dammy Opara