Top 5 Health and Fitness Apps
There’s no excuse these days when it comes to managing and keeping tabs on your own health and fitness habits. Its the 21st century, people… which means that technology is rapidly advancing, and your smartphone is your best friend when it comes to keeping you and your exercise routine in check. The amount of iPhone and Android apps that are out there to help you maintain good habits are endless. Here is a list of 5 awesome apps that will have you well on your way to a balanced body and mind!
My Fitness Pal
Losing track of your meals and workouts while attempting to shed pounds? Fear no more. My Fitness Pal is an all inclusive meal and fitness health tracking app that allows millions of users to freely count calories while setting weekly goals and managing their own progress. Accurate nutrition details of all your favorite food is available and ready to be logged in your daily meal diary. Input your weight loss goal and My Fitness Pal will calculate how many calories to consume each day in order to reach your desired weight. Simple to use and personalized just for you, My Fitness Pal is an excellent app that will keep your food consumption in check and will have you well on your way to your ideal physique! Learn more at myfitnesspal.com.
The Nike Run app is a fool-proof way to track your mileage, pace and time on any and every run! With the ability to sync with your specific pair of Nike trainers, Nike Run is a perfect tool to use when training for a race or if you’re just wanting to have an idea of how far you have been running. You are also able to calibrate your runs, sync your music playlists, make note of the weather conditions, and rate how good you felt during and after your exercise! Set goals, track progress in graphs, and take note of personal weekly and monthly records, all within the Nike Run app. Download for free and learn more about the details here: Nike.com.
If you’re anything like me (or the average american), you’re only drinking about 2 to 2.5 cups of water per day. It’s a known fact that health authorities recommend people drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day, or 2 liters, or 1/2 a gallon. It is also a known fact that hardly anybody completes this task. To help you keep hydrated, Waterlogged is a daily reminder to hold yourself accountable for your health and consume some more H2O. Keep note of your water consumption and organize it by day, week, or year, and download Waterlogged here!
Short for Simply Work It, this fitness app’s main goal is to get you moving regardless of whether or not you have an elite gym membership or pricey personal trainer. With “No Gym, No Excuse” as their motto, the folks at Sworkit have developed an easy and effective app that allows you to schedule your own workouts and set your own time limit. Complete with verbal instructions and video demonstrations by real personal trainers, Sworkit provides you with fresh and exciting strengthening, cardio, yoga and stretching workouts each day. Check out more at: sworkit.com.
Map My Run
Another way to track your runs is by using the Map My Run app! Bookmark your favorite running routes, discover your split times and then share your runs with your friends all through one simple app. Similar in purpose to other run tracker applications, Map My Run does share some similarities with other apps such as Nike Run. However, many users claim that Map My Run is easy and simple to use, and is especially helpful in mapping out specific courses that you’ve taken before and want to remember for next time! You can even search for great running routes and popular paths in several main cities, so there’s no excuse to forgo your daily run whilst traveling the country! View more at mapmyrun.com!
Have your own favorite fitness app? Let me know what it is in the comments below!