Staying healthy and fit is a lot easier when you have an app to keep you on track and keep things objective. There are apps that help with every aspect of a healthy lifestyle, such as eating right, exercising, getting a good night’s sleep and managing stress and anxiety.
Here are the apps you should download and try out to see if you like it:
To get the most out of the Fitbit app you’ll need one of their activity trackers, but once you have one on it is pretty extensive with the number of features. You can see how many steps you take each day, track your water intake for the day, see how many stairs you’ve climbed, and it automatically logs your workouts such as a daily walk or run. A really great app you’ll use daily!
MyFitnessPal is an all-in-one app that will help you stay fit and eat right. Being able to keep track of your calories as well as your workout routines is invaluable, and can mean the difference between staying with the program or falling off the wagon. A great place to start if you’re trying to lose weight for the first time.
The Couch to 5K does just what it says, it gets you from not being much of a runner at all to being able to run a 5K race without stopping. By starting off slowly and giving you plenty of rest time between running intervals, you gradually build up your stamina so that you can run for longer and longer periods of time. By the time race day comes you’ll be able to run 30 minutes without stopping, long enough to get you across the finish line.
Strava combines both running and cycling in the same app so it’s a way to knock out two birds with one stone. Research shows that the time you spend cycling helps improve your running fitness, so it’s nice to have an app that can track how far you’ve gone on your bike as well as on foot.
The community behind the Runkeeper app is the biggest reason to use this to track your runs and walks. It can provide the motivation to keep up a daily run or walk regimen, and connects you with other users so you can see how well you fare and also give you words of encouragement to keep going.
Not knowing how much to eat is a big problem for many of us and the Eat This Much app helps greatly. It shows you visually what you should eat of a certain type of food so that you can create sensible portion sizes, and provides recipes so you can make exactly the meal you need based on your specific criteria.
Last on our list is Calm, which is perfect for the stressful world that we live in. Added stress causes weight gain and makes it harder to get a good night’s sleep. By taking breaks throughout the day to focus on your breathing, meditate, and otherwise just chill out, everything else falls into place more easily.