For most people, staying fit, healthy and losing weight were the most popular New Year’s resolutions in 2016. Sadly, by the end of January, they’ve fallen back into their old routines. It is difficult to stay on task and take care of yourself, but it is one of the most important things you can do. February is a good month to kick-start that “new year, new you” goal again and get back up on the horse with the help of some tried-and-true fitness apps on your phone.
Whether you are trying to be more active by walking more steps in a day, trying to lose weight, or trying to fit in a seven-minute workout in your basement, fitness apps can help. Mobile apps are always with you, which is ideal for assisting you in your health, fitness and weight-loss resolutions.
One of my personal favorite apps for health and fitness is MyFitnessPal. The app is free and counts the calories that you consume, as well as tallying up the calories you expend every day. The fitness app will also track the calories you burn while exercising. The app is compatible with a number of fitness trackers, so it will automatically pull the calories you burn from your tracker. MyFitnessPal is a great app to help you become more aware of what foods you are eating and shows you just how much exercise it takes to burn off the food you eat. Simply understanding what goes into your body is a huge part of overall improving your health.
Another great fitness app is Lose It, which helps you set a daily calorie budget. This app also tracks your food and exercise, customizes a weight-loss plan that fits into your life, and has bar code scanning so that you can count your food intake easily. Having peer support is another great feature. Lose It offers groups, forums and challenges to help you meet your goals.
How about working out each day for only seven minutes? Everyone can find seven minutes of the day to work towards your goal, right? The Johnson and Johnson seven-minute workout app adjusts its level of difficulty based on your level of fitness. This fitness app helps you get the most out of every minute. You follow along with Chris Jordan, who will teach you how to do each movement correctly. All you need is a wall and chair. It is as easy as one, two, three circuits.
Not everyone in the market for losing weight is looking for a calorie counter. Some people are just looking for good music to motivate them through their workout. FIT radio specializes in playlists that you can play over your headphones. The app has hundreds of quality DJ mixes that are designed to fuel your workout.
Do you want to put money into your pocket by meeting your goals? There are also fitness apps for the person driven by competition. Pact uses cash as a reward to help you achieve your goals. You basically make a pact to exercise more and eat healthier. You set the amount you’ll pay if you don’t reach those weekly goals. If you meet your goals, you get paid by those members who don’t keep their weekly pact.
There are many other great fitness apps to help you along the way. No matter where you find your motivation there’s an app that can push you in the right direction.