The digital world is full of the latest and greatest fitness applications. You don’t have to get a gym membership or wait for the weather to change in your favor. You can have the ideal workout and health-tracking assistance right in the palm of your hand.
My Fitness Pal
The perfect coach and health advocate, My Fitness Pal, allows you to log your meals throughout the day and keeps an account of how many calories you consume per day. You can also enter your exercise for the day, and it tracks your progress. If you need help remembering to sign in each day, don’t worry, the app sends you notifications as a reminder to record your meals.
If you’re more of a “chill on the couch,” kind of person, this is the best app to help you start your workout plan. The app gets its name from “couch to 5k,” and gives you the coaching you need in order to run a 5k by the end of your training. The app also partners with My Fitness Pal so that it will be easier to track your progress.
Do you need a coach to physically show you an exercise and also keep track of your reps? Sworkit walks you through a workout on your time, at your pace, on your level. There are actual fitness trainers that show you how to complete an exercise, and the app monitors your time until you are ready to move on to the next one.
We all know the importance of drinking water. Yet, how many of us actually pay attention to how much water we are drinking? The Daily Water app not only allows you to set your water goals, but then it keeps track of your progress. You can also set a schedule for drinking water throughout your day and the app will send you a reminder according to your schedule.
Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods is best known for its stores filled with healthy food and drink options, but there is also an app that provides a plan for how to use all of those tasty items. Aside from getting coupons and creating a shopping list, this app has thousands of recipes to help you plan for your week.
Smoothie Recipes Pro
If you want to jump start your healthy lifestyle, grab a blender and download the Smoothie Recipes Pro app. It has over 200 smoothie recipes to choose from. If you find a recipe you really love, you can even share it on your social media pages.
It might seem overwhelming to jump into a new fitness plan from square one. Pacer is a great starting place for keeping up with your exercise goals by simply recording your steps throughout the day. It is a pedometer app in which you can set goals and also sync your achievements with the My Fitness Pal app.
7 Minute Workout
If a lack of extra time is holding you back from maintaining your health and fitness goals, then this app is the perfect solution. The app gives you 12 exercises lasting 30 seconds each, with a short rest period in between each one. You can open the 7 Minute Workout app during your lunch break at work or during the kids’ naptime to get in a few minutes of exercise on your own schedule.
Ready? Set! Download any of these great health and fitness apps or choose from a variety of other wellness apps to keep you healthy this year!