As if a smartphone wasn’t enough to help you manage your busy life, a plethora of health applications can fuel your fitness, aid your most important health efforts, improve your workouts and make sensible eating a snap; finding healthy recipes, low cal restaurant options and smart meal choices are at your fingertips! Here are 8 great applications to aid your health efforts:
1. Lose It!
Lose it allows you to plan your weight loss, calculate calories and other nutrients, and track calories burned in a day. Ever wonder how many calories you blast in that kickboxing class? Find it quick in the extensive list of exercises. Find healthy meal options from grocery store foods and restaurant choices, as well, from this easy to use free application.
One of the best things you can do for your health is quit smoking. If you are ready to jump in, the Quitter app tracks your progress and even gives you another side to your motivation: money! The length of your smoke free life is analyzed with this app, letting you know how much you’ve saved. It probably won’t be long before this free app has saved you enough to pay for your phone bill!
Keep track of your steps (and calories burned) with this pedometer application. Even better, set a steps per day goal and use the app to motivate you to get off your feet and reach it.
4. Pump One
The Pump One fitness series likely offers an app for you. For less than the cost of a fitness magazine, you can grab an app that provides sample workouts to target a body part, help you burn fat, or perform your yoga poses. The samples are workout videos that you can take with you anywhere.
5. Women’s Health
The magazine goes mobile with a variety of apps that give you sample workouts to keep you supercharged and from feeling bored in the gym. The exercises are broken down by body part and are loaded with different ideas to keep you working your body in a variety of ways. You can even log the time you spend doing each one!
6. Lab Tests
Ever wonder what on earth your doctor is talking about? Find out with healthwebit’s Lab Tests app. Your “normal” test results are explained, thanks to this app.
7. Spark Recipes
Spark People brings a highly interactive, free app with quick calorie counts, and easy food categories. Nutrition information is listed separate from ingredients and directions on the recipe, for easy reading and organization. Save to your favorites so that you can quickly find often made recipes. A long list of videos help visual learners and teach basic cooking skills as well.
8. Big Oven
This free app offers a big oven-full of recipes, with the option to add ingredients to a grocery list. No need to wonder what goes in that chicken marsala when you’re at the store again — you can add your own recipes online and access them from the butcher counter.
9. Spark Recipes
Spark People brings a highly interactive, free app with quick calorie counts, and easy food categories. Nutrition information is listed separate from ingredients and directions on the recipe for easy reading and organization. Save to your favorites so that you can quickly find often made recipes.