Staying in shape requires the adoption of regular exercise and healthy eating as part of your daily routine. Technology through smart phones and other mobile devices has provided apps that are designed specifically for those who would want to keep fit even when on the go. These apps are varied and can be downloaded into different types of smart phones depending on your particular fitness needs. The devices on which the fitness apps are a great companion for most fitness enthusiasts as most of them are portable. Since there are many apps available, it may sometimes be overwhelming for fitness fanatics to make a decision on the best one for them to download. Here is a list of a few that have proven to be effective for many fitness enthusiasts.
Fitness builder – This app is a workout program that targets users who want to build muscle while building their own personal workouts as well. It offers a selection of workout videos and tools that are important in the achievement of fitness goals. Some of these tools include progress reports, personal trainer and fitness calculators. For users who sign up on their android devices, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch the first month is free.
MyFitnessPal – Users of this app are able to track the amount of food they consume and their activities on a daily basis. There is nutritional information provided on most types of food so that the user is aware of the nutritional value of their meal. In addition, MyFitnessPal has a bar code scanner that helps users check if the cereals they are buying are nutritious or not. It is available on most Apple handheld devices, android and even Windows.
Runtastic – The application is best for users whose major fitness activity is running, and it helps them measure the distance as well as the time they cover on a daily basis. It also indicates how many calories the user has burned so that they are able to track progress as they work towards achieving their fitness goals. Furthermore, updates and even photos of the user while running can be sent to friends as well. It is available on Apple mobile devices, Blackberry, Windows and Android devices.
Diet & Food tracker – This app is offered by Spark People who run a website on diet and fitness. Users are able to generate meal plans daily based on their health goals. They can also log in their workouts and meals onto a database that has many foods and also helps to track the users’ progress over time. The app can be found on Blackberry, Android and Apple mobile devices.
Substitutions – This is a cooking app that helps users be able to remake recipes so that they meet the any of the dietary restrictions that they have put up for themselves. The recipes provided are for a variety of meals, drinks and even snacks that have ingredients that add calories in the body substituted for healthier options. This app is available on the iPad.