01/17/2012 08:36 am ET

How To Get Fit With Your Phone

By Jamie Beckman

One of the best tools for peeling off pounds is already in your bag: It's your smartphone or iPad. In fact, all that texting, tweeting and posting -- the average woman spends more than 80 minutes a day on her phone, according to a recent report from the mobile apps analytics firm Flurry -- can tip the scales in your favor.

And one in three of us are already using social sites like Facebook to get slender, reports research from the University of Arizona. So go ahead and steal these suggestions from women who took their shape-up viral.

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