Want a 21 st century way of tracking your diet and nutrition goals? There’s an app for that. In fact, there is an app for monitoring just about every health and fitness goal you can imagine. From calorie counters to mileage trackers to interval workout coaching, there are countless fitness and health apps on the market that may help you stay more active and more motivated. According to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, nearly three-quarters of current app users reported being more active compared to under half of non-users and past users. Maybe that has something to do with why health and fitness app usage grew by 330% between 2014 and 2017.
Fitness tracking apps can’t do the workout for you but they can definitely help hold you accountable. When you can see from your smartphone that it’s been a while since you’ve worked out, and your weight or BMI numbers aren’t where you thought they were, that’s certainly a motivator. One estimate has the number of fitness and health apps at over 300,000, but here are some of the best- rated apps by Active.com to help get you started.
With 19.1 unique monthly users, MyFitnessPal is a very popular calorie and fitness tracker. The app lets you track food intake and exercise goals.
This free calorie counter reminds you of your daily caloric intake based on your weight loss goals. You can track your daily food intake by scanning barcodes or manually entering the
calories of your meals.
This app is perfect when you can’t get to a yoga class. It has a database of over 200 poses with illustrations and descriptions.
This app can track your sleep cycles, and helps you wake up when you are in your lightest cycle, which can help reduce grogginess.
Map My Run
This app is great for runner and walkers to map out routes. It includes over 70 million routes, just type in your zip code.
Check out the article here to see the rest of the fitness apps Active recommends. And don’t forget to download LHAA’s very own app where you can schedule massage or personal training appointments as well as register for yoga classes, workshops, and upcoming professional development practicums.
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