Increasing dependence on our smartphones indicates that there will come a time when a smartphone will be more of a friend than just a device. This is with regard to the fact that in the case of a problem or a need, we first consult our smartphone rather than any other individual. There are times when we lay on the couch all day with the television playing in the background while we are totally engrossed in our phone. When this happens repeatedly, it gradually transforms our body into a fatter version. Ignoring the importance of good health also leads to a number of diseases.
At such a time, your new ‘friend’ will keep track of your health with these fitness apps.
1. Couch to 5K
Today you decide to be fit for which tomorrow you hit the gym and work out rigorously. By the time you come back, all your joints will start paining and you’ll be discouraged to work out further. This is why it is important to take one thing at a time. The Couch to 5K app mainly concentrates on motivating a beginner to take the first step towards a healthier self. The app advertises on helping the user get rid of his laziness so that he can start working out with the simple exercise of running. The user can set a distance limit according to his stamina which will increase slowly over time. The MyFitnessPal integration in this app helps you create music playlists of your choice or adjust features while running.
2. Google Fit
Even though this app has been out for a while now, it keeps updating itself to get better and better. Such additions have resulted in making it one of the best fitness apps on a constant basis. The highlight of this app is that it is in full sync with Android Wear. As this device is a wearable, it will automatically provide more accurate results than a smart phone. This app also keeps a track on the number of hours you spent actively in a day so that you can exercise accordingly. It will also set fitness goals for you which you can aim to conquer. This is one of the few health apps which are absolutely free of cost.
For beginners, keeping track of one’s health is not enough. Guidance about how and which exercises to do is also important. The JEFIT app caters to this need. This fitness app has a collection of 1300 animated videos which exactly instruct you to perform a particular exercise. With such a large variety to choose from, the app advises you to perform exercises on the basis of the user’s bodily requirements. Apart from this, it also has the usual features like keeping a track of everyday activity. The social feature helps you connect with other users so that you can learn from real-life experiences. It also has a website which directly syncs with the app.
As soon as the thought of getting fit arises, we pull out our running shoes and set off to burn those calories. We often overlook the fact that it doesn’t matter how much we exercise, the results will not show if we don’t watch what we eat. You might have worked out dedicatedly for two hours at the gym but if you have a pizza that night, all the hard work and sweat goes down the drain. This is where the Calorie Counter in the MyFitnessPal app comes in handy. Its database consists of over four million food items according to which the app calculates your calorie intake. To make things easier, you can scan the barcode of your food item and the app will give complete details about its nutrient value.
This app may seem a little out of place in this list of fitness apps, but it also plays a crucial role. There are numerous apps which focus on guiding you regarding various exercise regimes but FitNotes is like an excel sheet which keeps an account of all the activities you have indulged in throughout the day. Its exercise database specifically categorizes your workouts. The workout log keeps a track of your calorie burning activities along with the duration of each exercise. This free app gives you the choice to customized workout routines according to your capacity, time, and requirements. It acts according to this specific routine.