Apple has announced a new Apple Watch Activity Challenge, revealed lifestyle insights from the Apple Heart and Movement Study, and more in celebration of February’s Heart Month.
Apple is celebrating Heart Month with new resources across its services
In a Newsroom post, Apple announced a new Apple Watch Activity Challenge in celebration of Heart Month with a special award for users who successfully complete it.
To help Apple Watch users stay motivated, Apple is offering a new Heart Month Activity Challenge to help people of all fitness levels put their health first by completing 30 minutes in their Exercise ring on February 14 to earn a special award. Also starting February 14, to help users earn the award and stay active, Fitness+ will feature a special section of 30-minute energizing workouts that will motivate users to get their weekly minutes of exercise.
In addition, the tech giant is also highlighting a collection of apps on the App Store for Heart Month that is aimed at helping users take care of their cardiovascular health by providing detailed information about their heart rate and activity levels.
Apple is also sharing a new preliminary analysis of activity data from the Apple Heart and Movement Study researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in collaboration with the American Heart Association and Apple. The analysis is based on more than 18 million workouts that have been logged by Apple Watch wearers during the pandemic including walking, cycling, and running.
In a new preliminary analysis of activity data shared from the Apple Heart and Movement Study, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in collaboration with the American Heart Association and Apple, found that after analyzing more than 18 million workouts logged using Apple Watch during the pandemic, study participants relied on getting their activity minutes in by walking, cycling, and running the most. They also found that participants ages 65 and older were actually more likely than their younger counterparts to stay on track, meeting their goal of at least 150 minutes of activity per week.
Apple is also sharing a ton of resources across its services for Heart Month. Apple Books is offering a collection of titles that are focused on heart health. If you prefer visual learning, the Apple TV app is featuring a collection of movies and shows related to cardiovascular health. Users can also find a curated group of popular podcasts on Apple Podcasts.
Apple Books is offering a collection of titles that focus on heart health, including books on heart science, emotional well-being, and healthy eating. For viewers, the Apple TV app is featuring a collection of movies and shows on heart disease, heart science, and healthy living. And on Apple Podcasts, listeners can find a curated group of popular podcasts on the Browse tab featuring medical experts that help listeners learn more about their health and the steps they can take to improve overall, fitness, mindfulness, and well-being.
The Cupertino tech giant also highlights its Apple Fitness+ service as a way people can try to improve their fitness and heart health.