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Ten Health and Fitness Apps You Will Love

Ten Health and Fitness Apps You Can Use Today

There are tons of apps out there today to make life just a little bit easier, but if you are a fitness buff or just work at trying to be healthy, then I think these 10 health and fitness apps will be worth taking a look at.  They can be used while at the gym working out or even when you are at the store shopping, where you can use the food scanner to scan labels to determine calories, and percent of protein, carbs, etc.    Handy, wouldn’t you say.

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Between trying to track your calorie intake and staying on top of your fitness goals, healthy living can sometimes be tricky. Luckily, there are many mobile phone apps to make the process easier. For the best tools to keep you motivated and on track, check out these 10 must-have health and fitness apps.

Exercise instructor

With so many different ways to exercise it can sometimes get a bit overwhelming and confusing. Questions like ‘how can I properly stretch my hamstrings?’ and ‘what is the most effective way to tone my stomach?’ can be answered with your own virtual personal trainer app. Images or videos explaining how to carry out certain exercises or stretches will enable you to get the most out of your gym or home workout safely and with confidence.

Heart rate monitor

Achieving an optimum heart rate when you are exercising is a great way to maximise the benefits of your workout, so being able to easily measure it using your phone is a big help. This clever kind of app allows you to place your finger over the phone’s camera, which will then measure your pulse. Simply subtract your age from 220 to find your maximum heart rate, and then aim for 60-80% of this heart rate when you are working out to reach the optimum level.

Run tracker

Run tracker apps use the GPS in your phone to keep a record of a whole host of running stats, including distance, route, average speed and elevation. You can then upload this data to a computer, so you can keep a record of your running progress over time and store the maps of your favourite routes.

Food scanner

Next time you’re out shopping and want to find out the nutritional information of a product, rather than struggling to read the small print on the back of the packet simply use a food scanner app. With this handy piece of tech you can scan a barcode and instantly find out the amount of calories, fat, protein, and much more in a product. Some of these apps will even take the information and suggest healthier alternatives to what you have just scanned.

Calorie calculator

It can be tricky to keep track of your calorie consumption when you’re aiming to lose weight, but with a handy calorie counting app you’ll be in the know about how much you’ve consumed, where you can cut back and which foods are taking you over your limit. By totting up the calories contained in the foods you eat you can adopt improved eating habits and maintain a healthy weight. A useful app like this may be simple but is a must-have.

If you are serious about your health and fitness, you need to monitor many parts of your life.

We need to have goals to achieve that fit and healthy body and a plan to get there.  We have to make sure we get enough sleep and watch the foods we consume including alcohol.  These remaining apps will address those areas and again make it more convenient for you to do so.

Well, you saw how good the first 5 were. The other five are a Training calendar, Pedometer, Goal-tracking tools, Sleep app, and Alcohol unit calculator.  If you would like to see and read a little about the other 5, which are worth it, click on this link and it will take you to the original article where you can get the rest of the information.

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