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5 Fitness Apps You Should Use During Workout

Posted In Mobile - By Techtiplib on Thursday, December 29th, 2016 With No Comments »

Staying in shape is really important and, although we still have to do the hard work ourselves, apps have revolutionised the way we go about keeping fit. It helps us measure and monitor our progress, stay motivated and improve overall health. There are a huge number of health and fitness apps available. Some are very specific to particular types of training or goals whereas others are much more general. Consider what your fitness goals are and what you want to achieve and these 5 fitness apps will make the task more effective and beneficial.

  1. MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal is probably one of the most popular apps available, fitness or otherwise. It is a brilliant app to help you lose weight. It has a massive database of over 6 million foods, with new ones being added all the time. It even includes a barcode scanner with over 4 million barcodes to make it even faster. This helps you count calories accurately and easily, like never before. Best of all, it is a free app.

Food entry is quick and easy and it keeps tracks of your favourites and allows for multiple foods at the same time. You can monitor your intake and measure your diet in less than 5 minutes per day. What could be easier?

It will integrate with more than 50 other apps and devices for a holistic solution. These include Jawbone UP, Runkeeper, Healthkit, Fitbit, Garmin, Strava, MapMyFitness, Runtastic, Withings, Misfit and a host of others.

It has a handy recipe importer allowing you to take recipes off the internet and track them immediately. It is fully customizable and provides a variety of reports and helps you track progress as you go.

Not only does it track your food intake but will also monitor all aspects of your exercise and workouts, including details of strength training as well as cardio workouts.

It allows you to share and collaborate with friends to keep each other motivated.

This is a comprehensive, all-round fitness app. Feedback from users has been nothing short of phenomenal.

  1. Google Fit

This is another popular and well-established app that is constantly improving.

It integrates with Android Wear and will assist you with goals and reports to track your progress. It is rather basic in functionally but that is part of what makes it so effective. It offers a lot of features for a free app.

  1. Strava

Another one of the biggies, and for good reason. This app functions mostly as a tracker for cycling, running and workouts. It has a great user interface and is suitable for those wanting to improve fitness and performance as well as more competitive athletes that wish to measure performance and progress.

It has a large user base and works with Bluetooth and GPS tagging. One great feature is creating a bit of competition amongst the user community which is a great motivator. You can also record swimming details, but this will have to be added manually.

Some users have expressed concern regarding user confidentiality so just investigate that and see how public or private you wish to make your data.

  1. Sworkit Personal Trainer

This highly versatile app is like having a friendly but firm personal trainer in your pocket. One of the big features is the range of exercise it promotes that do not require going to the gym. It offers home workouts and even yoga options on the customizable interface. It provides audio and video instruction if you are not familiar with the exercise.

It is a great app for those that can’t get to the gym regularly and want more control on their workouts and a bit of variety in their fitness regime.

  1. JEFIT

This is yet another popular and useful fitness app that also functions as a personal trainer. Jetfit has a range of over 1300 exercise that it will assist you in building into your routine. It will track your progress and also has a sharing facility where you can give and receive encouragement from other users.

Exercises are explained in simple, easy to understand animations to ensure you get your form right for maximum benefit.

All of these apps will be a huge help in planning and measuring your fitness efforts while reminding and motivation you to keep at it. Try one that suits your goals and you will soon see how beneficial they are.

Author Bio:

Simon Hopes is a renowned author and social media enthusiast. Take a look at sites such a Treadmill Trends for useful advice and information.

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