We’ve all been there at one point or another. Just when you’ve decided you’re ready to get back on track to living a healthier lifestyle, all the questions start flying in. How many calories should I be eating? Am I drinking enough water? What exercises should I be doing? Not everyone can afford to have their own personal trainer. Luckily, there are some pretty amazing resources available right in your back pocket, many of which are free! From tracking your calories and water intake to planning your workout routine, there are tons of excellent smartphone apps designed to help get you started.
Below are our top four health and fitness apps.
Streaks is built around the idea that consistently making small, healthy choices can pay off in the long-run. You simply choose what healthy streaks you want to follow, like eliminating sodas or flossing daily, and you try to see how many days in a row you can keep up each healthy streak. This is a super simple app that does a great job of keeping you on the straight and narrow with your healthy choices.
Sometimes just knowing what you’re eating on a daily basis can make a big difference. With MyFitnessPal calorie counting has never been easier. Our favorite feature is the built-in barcode scanner making entering items a cinch. Better yet, MyFitnessPal has nutritional information for a large variety of food brands and restaurants. It also provides you with the ability to create your own recipes.
Drinking enough water is imperative to losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle. Through friendly reminders and weekly charts, Waterlogged will definitely get you drinking more water.
Are you a cyclist? MapMyRide is a tracking app that uses your phone’s GPS to track your cycling routes and fitness activities including duration, distance, speed, elevation and calories burned. Plus, you can add workout details too!