The Rise of the Workout Apps

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In our previous posts we’ve discussed how you can track your financial fitness with the help of apps for your phone or tablet. In today’s post we’re going to cover some ways that you can track your physical fitness with the help of apps for your phone or tablet.

If you’re the type of person that is always on the run, picking up your morning coffee, off to work, then meetings, and then picking up your kids from the daycare just in time to start working on dinner, you just don’t have the time to work out. This can be frustrating when you are trying to lose weight or diet. That’s why technology has decided to make your life easier by creating a few apps that can help you with your diet or exercise.

Count Your Steps

If you really don’t have any extra time to exercise, you can at least measure how much you are getting done in a day. This app will count how many steps you’ve taken in a day and how many calories that means you have burned off. This will help you with your diet in deciding what you should and should not eat.

Counting Calories

When you are eating on the go, you might not be sure how many calories are in the food that you’re eating. MyFitnessPal.com will now allow you to look up restaurants and their foods and how many calories or grams of fat are in them. This will help you measure your intake and allow you to work the rest of your intake for the day into your diet. Weight Watches also has an app that will tell you how many “points” something is that you eat if you measure your meals by that instead of calories.

Workouts

Let’s face it – no one can afford those workout videos that you only watch once anyway. But of course, there’s a (free) app for that. If you’re looking for some short and simple workouts that you can do anywhere, there are many different app workouts available for download. Anything from ab, cardio, and arm workouts to even butt workouts have been very popular recently.

Map Your Route

If you do have time for a run or jog every day, you may be interested in mapping it out. This will tell you the exact locations and distance of where you run, how long it took you to run it, and what your average speed is. It will even keep in consideration your break times.

Food Diary

If you have trouble actually keeping track of all those calories and points you know you’re eating, you need an app that will be able to do it for you. Fill in the blanks of what you ate and the app will do all the math for you. You can find anything from fast food meals and home cooked meals to small snacks like “five carrots.”
With apps like these, you don’t have to waste any time wondering how much you can eat, how much you’ve eaten, how much you need to work out, or how much you have worked out. All these questions and more can easily be answered with just an app or two that can be downloaded onto your smart phone for free. Search for the fitness app that is best for you today.

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