Google introduced new monthly exercise challenges for its Google Fit app, while making the New Year's decision.
With the new update, users will be able to challenge themselves with new goals every 30 days. They can also collect extra heart points and move minutes.
January's goal allows users to increase their heart points with more exercise. The more they push themselves, the more points they will get.
Heart points are points that users can gain by getting their heart pumping. For each minute of moderate activity, users can achieve a heart point.
"Hit 150 heart points a week to meet the American Heart Association (AHA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for exercise aimed at reducing the risk of heart disease, improving sleep and increasing overall mental well-being" to Google.
The first challenge is not available until January 1, 2019. To pre-register, go to the Fit app.
Google also offers suggestions on how to obtain additional heart points, such as:
- Go sleigh with your kids and earn double heart points.
- Skip the snowblower and grab a shovel. Extra points if you do the neighbor's yard, too.
- If you find yourself on this winter mountain, skiing and snowboarding are all intense activities that can earn you double heart points.
Google says it has also teamed up with 36 players from nine different countries. Users can follow #GetFitWithGoogle on Instagram and YouTube to see how others are coping with the challenges or sharing their experiences.