COVID-19 weight gain? These apps, wearables can help you lose pounds

You’ve probably heard of the “Freshman 15,” a silly expression that refers to the amount of weight you may gain, in pounds, during your first year away at college.

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, pop culture in 2020 has morphed that into the “Quarantine 15” and the “COVID 19,” given many of us have been in lockdown at home, and perhaps eating more – and baking more –while also exercising less, in part because of gyms remaining closed for many.

Fortunately, a few apps and gadgets may be able to help whip you into shape this summer – even while practicing social distancing. The following are a few fun and fit (and in some cases, free) ideas.

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