The smartphone is no doubt one of the best miracles modern science has given to people. Right now, when you have your smartphone in your hand with a good internet connection, everything in this world is pretty much at the tip of your fingers. Whether it is an iOS app or Android app, developers around the globe are constantly introducing new and creative app ideas to help users in changing their lifestyle and life as whole.
For example, consulting a dietician or going to the gym is no longer necessary just so you can stay fit and healthy and follow a good diet. The latest technological advancements now provide a long list of user-centric mobile apps to help you reach your goals.
If you want to burn calories, get 6 pack abs, or just experience weigh loss this 2018, below are some of the best fitness apps you can download to help you with your fitness training.
My Fitness Pal
Some people believe that 6 pack abs are made inside the kitchen, and that the main science behind weight loss is all about ensuring that what you put into your body is lesser than what you are using. My Fitness Pal is a type of free app which allows you to set your weight loss goals through calculating the nutritional value and calories of the food items in your grocery cart. You simply need to scan the packaging’s barcode or you can also come up with your own unique recipes.
HealthyOut is available for iOS and Android platforms alike. Through the use of this mobile app, it will be easier to find nearby restaurants and takeout joints. What is interesting about this app is that you can also choose restaurants according to your dietary needs and preferences. The app also provides a great feature where you can choose menus based on your strictest and carefully laid out eating plan.
Although you can use the app even if you don’t have a Fitbit device, you have to pay a small subscription fee every month to make the most out of Fitbit Coach. This is a great choice if you prefer at home workout and you like to stay motivated by your very own personal fitness trainer. You are allowed to customize your workouts based on your specific fitness level, choose the coach you want to work with, come up with personalized workout plans according to your progress, goals, and feedback.
Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker
The app can be used by both iOS and Android device owners. If you are being bothered by your excessive weight gain or weight loss, all you need to do is install the app. This will help you keep track of all the foods you eat. This way, you will be able to better understand the amount of calories you take in. Aside from that, the mobile app also has a very simple and intuitive user interface. However, a few features of the app are not free to use and you need to pay for them.
Everybody knows how important water is in one’s life. Proper and calculative water intake is very critical for maintaining fit and healthy body. What you could do with the use of this app is to take photos of the vessels from where you’re drinking. The app can come up with calculations on how much water you’re taking. Other than that, Waterlogged has a feature to give you reminders of keeping yourself hydrated with enough amounts of fluids in the body. Currently, Waterlogged is only available for iOS devices.
Couch to 5K Runner
If you want to get more exercise, incorporate more cardio in your life, and lose weight, yet you do not know where to get started, then this app is perfect for you. It includes an eight-week plan to ease you off the sofa and get some fresh air. The first week requires users to commit to three sessions that last for 15-20 minutes and starts you off with 1-minute jog and walking. Once you stick with this app, you will be running 5K before you even know it. The app is free of charge during the first week of the plan and you may consider upgrading to get a complete plan for an affordable rate. The only thing you need to get started is your favorite pair of sneakers.
For people who love to run or cycle, Strava is an ideal app to track your speed, elevation, route, and distance. It helps keep you motivated through recording route segments and comparing them against the previous efforts, giving you Personal Record trophies. You may also find local routes or race against some Strava users in local leaderboards.
The developers came up with Carbs Control based on the concept of controlling intake of carbohydrates in the body. People who suffer from the diabetic issues may install this mobile app so that they could keep a good track of daily intake of carbohydrates and keep themselves maintained properly with healthy diet.
HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training is considered as one of the ways to burn fat. The app is a handy timer that will help you make your own personalized alerts. Make customized timers for you HIIT, walking, running sessions or weights. This app is simple, which enables you to focus on all of your trainings without the need to watch the clock.
Unlike other apps that focus on physical well-being, this app is about one’s mental health. The significance of managing what goes in your brain cannot be understated. Headspace is a great app for those who are working on their well-being. This guides you through meditation and mindfulness exercises, which may go a long way to help with the conditions including anxiety and depression.
Aside from the mobile apps mentioned above, MyPlate Calories Tracker, Fitocracy Macros, Nutrients, Food Intolerances, Shopwell, and so on are just some of the different nutrition and diet maintaining mobile apps that will surely rule this year.