I love my phone, we all do. They make our life easy. We can do zillion tasks such as take pictures, listen music, save notes, play games and many other things. But the most exciting part is how our phones will help us to get in shape. Today, Mobile apps help us run faster, get stronger, eat smarter, and connect with people around the globe. What makes mobile apps such good fitness and health companions is that we typically have them with us at all times.
Here, I’m listing down top 6 Health and fitness apps which I have been using. These apps will not only help us to lose weight but also encourage us to work out more often, or even just to increase our daily movement on the whole.
Top 6 Free Health and Fitness apps
MyFitnessPal is one of the best when it comes to health and fitness tracking. It has over two million food items; it makes us keep track of calories in an improved manner. It can be used with all diets, whether you’re on low-carb, high-protein, or just trying to eat healthier. We can even add up our friends and check progress, all in all a complete calorie counting and diet tracker app.
How I use this: I used this to track the food consumed everyday and to track my workout routine to calculate calories consumed and the calories burnt.
Available on: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry.
This app is like having our own personal trainer with us in our bag. We will get healthy, personalized diet plans with shopping and grocery lists as well. It has different plans such as for cleaning your body or just cutting fats or even if you want to feel good. You can make your own diet plan and save it. It also includes nutritional facts, a weight-loss tracker, BMI calculator, diet and weight loss tips and tricks.
How I use this: I follow their diet plans but yes I do replace few items according to my convenience and availability but I keep in mind that the items are similar in nature. It also has a weight reminder where in you can add time and date with an alarm option.
Available on: Android, iOS
Well, we all have those days when we don’t have time for hitting the gym, or our yoga class. However, we always have 7 minutes free with us at any point of the day. That is when the 7-Min Workout comes handy. It brings us an intense, scientifically formulated workout that we can do just about anywhere and with almost no equipment. A ticking sound counts down your 30 seconds of exercise, and verbal commands tell you when to switch sides. You get 10 seconds of rest between each set of exercises, and a caption at the bottom of your phone tells you what’s coming next so you can be prepared.
How I use it: There are days when I don’t have time to hit the gym or even workout for long hours, then I use this 7-min workout. This gives me an effective and short workout which I can do in my room itself. Sometimes I repeat it twice to have a better 15 minute workout.
If fitness is your goal, then this app is a must. Every tool for better exercise is at hand when you load Fitness Buddy on your smart phone. With more than 1700 exercises and over 1000 high-definition videos with detailed instructions, you may not need a personal trainer ever again. Exercises are divided into eight categories: core, lower body, chest, shoulders, back, arms, cardio, and stretches. You can create your own customized workout combining all the exercises you like. The app also keeps track of your weight and measurements to so you can see how much your body is changing.
How I use this: This app has so many different varieties of exercises, which I include while working out just to add variety on a routine day. The description and images are so clear that even a beginner can do this with ease.
Available on: Android, iOS
This apps helps you to map or track all your daily activities whether it is walking, running or just taking stairs. When you start walking you can start the workout and continue with your walk, it notes the time taken, distance covered, current pace as well as the calories burnt. MapMyFitness uses GPS to track the routes you travel, and shows you a map of the ground you covered when you’re done.
How I use this: Whenever I take stairs or I know I will be walking a long distance, I start the workout in the app so as to note down the calories burnt and the distance covered. I take stairs everywhere possible by using this I get to know the calories burnt on day to day basis.
Available on: Android, iOS, Blackberry
Nike Training Club
Hands down the best training app ever made. We can take this with us to the gym, on the road, or in the privacy of your home, and get a complete workout from head to toe. Full-body workouts are only for 30 minutes. It also includes workouts of 15 minutes to target particular areas of the body. Found a favorite? Save it, and you can find it again easily for your next workout. The app comes with 100 pre-loaded custom workouts. The more we workout with this the more bonus workouts we get from celebrity athletes such as Hope Solo, Serena Williams, Paula Radcliffe etc.
How I use it: This has different goals such as get lean, get toned, get strong and get focused. Each goal has different levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced). I select a 30 min workout which includes video demonstration as well and timer running to tell us the time. We can also add music to our workout. This is a must have app for everyone.
Available on: Android, iOS
All you smart phone ladies please download these apps for better tracking of your fitness and to control your diet!
Let’s win it!!
P.S: All the pictures are screenshots taken from my phone.
Which is your favorite Fitness app ?
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