So, it's been a while, huh? Hope everyone made it through all the holidays and is back on track for an awesome 2012! To get started this year, here's a little fun post that I hope you find useful.
I am absolutely addicted to my iPhone and I've been using it to my advantage as much as possible for my fitness and health goals. Below are a handful of apps that I highly recommend and use regularly. My main app that keeps me on track is Lose It! Great for logging food, weight and exercise. Most of these are free (or has limited free versions and upgraded pay versions) and many may also be available on Android (I know Lose It! is!!).
The first four apps listed below are my absolutely must haves! I use then all regularly and they have really helped me through my journey over the last nine months. The others, while I don't use regularly, are also amazing and helpful for various things.
Nike Training Club - FREE
Nike Training Club is a training app that gives you your own personal
trainer, anytime, anywhere. Get lean, toned and strong with over 60
custom-built workouts featuring audio guidance and on-demand instruction
from a Nike Professional Trainer while you earn NTC rewards like Lea
Michele's exclusive workout.
Fooducate - FREE
Scan and choose healthy groceries. Over 200,000 unique UPCs! As featured
in USAToday, NYTimes, WSJ, Lifehacker, Gizmodo and on ABC, FOX, NBC
and more... Do you want your family to eat better food? Are you
confused by ingredient lists, nutrition labels, health claims, and
marketing hype? Get Fooducte and hurry to the supermarket.
Lose It! - FREE
Succeed at weight loss with Lose It! Set goals and establish a daily
calorie budget that enables you to meet them. Stay on track each day by
recording your food and exercise and staying within your budget. The
average active Lose It! user has lost more than 12lbs and more than 85%
of our active users have lost weight. Lose It! is completely free- get
started losing weight with Lose It! today!
Nike+ GPS - $1.99
Map your runs, track your progress and get the motivation you need to go
even further. Hear mid-run cheers every time your friends like or
comment on your run status, or outrun them in a game of Nike+ Tag.
MyFitnessPal - FREE
Lose weight with MyFitnessPal, the fastest and easiest to use calorie
counter. With the largest food database of any calorie counter (over
1,000,000 foods), and amazingly fast food and exercise entry, we’ll help
you take those extra pounds off! There is no better diet app – period.
GoodGuide - FREE
The GoodGuide app helps you find safe, healthy, and sustainable products
while you shop. You can browse, search or simply scan a barcode to see
detailed ratings for health, environment and social responsibility for
more than 70,000 products and companies. GoodGuide provides this
information about personal care, household chemical, toy, food and paper
products for free on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
Snack App - FREE
The Snack App sorts hundreds of snacks by calorie counts – 50, 100, or
200 – and by type of craving: salty, sweet, crunchy, cheesy, creamy, and
more. Just tell the app what you want, and you’ll get a list of tasty
snack ideas, complete with caloric and nutritional information. Feeling
guilty after your snack? The Snack App also gives you simple ways to
burn the calories you just consumed.
Restaurant Nutrition - FREE
The Restaurant Nutrition application allows a user to easily view
nutritional information about restaurant menus and track what they have
Whole Foods Recipes - FREE
Looking for healthy and delicious food? Search Whole Foods Market
Recipes for recipes featuring the finest natural and organic foods. You
can search recipes by ingredients and dietary preferences such as
gluten-free, low fat, and vegetarian/vegan. Every Whole Foods Market
recipe includes nutritional information and cooking instructions. You
can also enter up to 3 items you have on hand to find recipes using
I've also recently started using the iMapMyFitness, Non-GMO, and Ab Workouts (all three FREE!!). I'm already logging exercise in Lose It so not sure if I will stick to iMapMyFitness too but I am loving the Ab Workouts app! It's simple and you can for sure feel it working!
What other apps do you use? Any suggestions?