Technology is involved in almost every aspect of our daily lives. Whether we are texting, talking on the phone, or checking emails we always have our phones or tablets nearby.
Both are great tools to help improve your fitness and lose weight because of their accessibility. There are thousands of fitness apps available for download on both IOS and Android systems, but there are a few that stand out among the rest.
There are three important categories to consider when searching for effective fitness apps:
These apps are the most beneficial to people who want to lose large amounts of weight. Although counting calories are important, it should not be the sole concentration when trying to lose weight.
A calorie is a measurement of energy, that our body needs to function, so it is more important to track the kind of foods you eat and your macronutrient intake.
Apps like MyFitnessPal, and Loseit will help to consistently track your food consumption while also giving you nutrition facts for the foods you are eating.
For people who regularly cook dinner at home or enjoy a diet of various international foods MyFitnessPal provides users with a searchable food database of over 3,000,000 items.
It also allows you to add your own foods to the app so that it is easier to track your diet. The catalog utilizes the nutrition facts of each item to show your daily intake of macronutrients, which will aid in keeping your diet on track.
The Loseit app is more customized to users who eat a more Americanized diet or prefer to eat out rather than cook. This app provides a catalog of restaurant, grocery store, and brand name foods and offers a bar code scanner system to easily access nutrition facts.
Fitness and exercise apps can be helpful to those trying to get in better physical shape.
For avid runners, apps like Nike+ help to track your distance, pace, time, and calories burned during a run. The Nike+ app also syncs with your music to activate personal playlists or “powersongs” that can pump you up during your run.
If you want to run farther, but have a hard time pushing yourself to the next level, try the thrilling ZombiesRun app.
This app turns running into a race for survival by mixing your music playlist with special orders and voice-recorded instructions on how to eliminate the zombies.
ZombiesRun comes with 33 free missions to choose from, and 60+ missions for $3.99.
Strength & Conditioning
If you enjoy strength-training workouts more than running, try world-class fighter Georges St. Pierre’s Touchfit app.
His fitness app tailors workouts to your personal level using a rating system and offers over 500 video exercises that can be done with minimal equipment.
This is another innovative and high intensity fitness app that transforms wherever you are into an extreme obstacle course.
Extreme Reality Training utilizes fast powerful movements to keep the body burning calories up to 24 hours after a workout is completed.
This obstacle course app turns your home into 9 various obstacles that utilize your whole body to power through the workout.
For more of a relaxed workout, try PocketYoga. This app allows you to choose different difficulty levels as you go, so that you will never get bored of the same routine.
It also allows you to set time availabilities so you can perform your yoga routine whenever you have a few spare minutes. Step-by-step voice guidance and a pose dictionary highlight this easy to use and stress relieving app.
After choosing which calorie counting app works for you, and finding a fun and effective fitness app, track your progress on the See Me Get Fit app.
This useful app tracks the changes in your body through daily photos. The app generates shape-comparing photos that allow you to actually see the changes you have worked hard to achieve.
This unique capability allows you to see more than just a drop on the scale and is ideal for fitness buffs looking to gain muscle instead of lose weight.
Utilizing all three types of apps will help kick your workout routine or diet into high gear, so that you can demolish your fitness goals. Try them all out until you figure out what works for your body and schedule, and see your body transform in the process.
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