Health and Fitness Apps this Coming Holiday Season
Nowadays, people are struggling to keep their bodies healthy and maintain the fitness to work. But this seems to be impossible because of the workload and busy schedules that won’t even allow them to enroll in fitness centers. As a result, obesity records are on a high.
What may seem impossible before is made possible nowadays in a way much cheaper price than going to the gym and getting, say, a fitness coach. Having smartphones or computers, you can now download the best health and fitness applications without compromising your career or family schedules.
A study was recently conducted which reveals that subscribers who are actively doing their health and fitness activities have body mass index (BMI) lower than non-subscribers. This was said to be because people who do their exercise have mobile applications and thus, overcome some barriers that they otherwise would not succumb to inside the fitness centers. However, phone storage is an issue needs to be considered before downloading any mobile applications.
Check out the suggested applications below for you to achieve your goals towards fitness, health. Plus, choose the one that works best for you and your mobile phone.
Isn’t it awesome to know that after enjoying the health benefits of getting a dose of exercise, you are actually getting paid for every walk, run or bike? This app allows you to earn corporate sponsorship for charity from Timex Sports, Humana, and Lifeway Foods. A cyclist receives ten cents for per mile and 25 cents for runners and walkers. A subscriber can also choose his or her personal choice of charity as a beneficiary of your hard-earned sacrifice.
Eyes on the price. This app allows you to choose a challenge where you decide the length of time and the weight to lose with your corresponding bet to win this challenge. Win your money back for at least four percent loss of body weight and other more surprising benefits.
Couch to 5k
For just thirty minutes a day, three days a week, nine weeks, be able to enjoy a training program that helped thousands of users. Couch to 5 allows you to choose your very own motivating interactive coach and share your progress with your loved ones on your social media through the site’s community. In this app, a monitor of your pace and distance on every 30-minute session allows you to analyze your performance and progress. It presents these metrics through two separate graphs.
This site is absolutely one of the top applications because of its user-friendly steps and calorie counters. It has a database that features over five million food, a barcode nutrition scanner, and recipe importer. This will allow the users to track their calorie intake easily with corresponding exercise steps that enable the user to burn their calories accumulated.
This application first started as a basic wellness program which later turned into a worldwide community-based fitness application. It features an in-app coaching which features either personalized or group Tabata-based interval workouts and experience group training.
This application is actually a short abbreviation of “Simply Work It” which offers application videos of personal trainers demonstrating the exercises. Either you follow the standard or you want to have your customized workout concerning your time availability and specific body areas to be toned. It includes a combination of random exercises and interval training that maximizes the effectiveness of your workout and helps one avoid getting used to common routines.
PEAR Personal Coach
Tired of following the same workout videos that may seem unfit to you? This app allows the experience of having a personal trainer with just a touch of your hand at the best price. Hundreds of interactive videos provided by well-known fitness professionals for all levels can be found here.
Strava is an app best for runners and cyclists since it gives more emphasis on its user’s performance analytics. It can be linked to your Garmin gadget to get real-time log and comparison from previous workouts to see the progress. It also has a leaderboard function that allows users to get motivated, upon seeing the performance of other users doing the same workout area.
Are you enjoying Zumba or just easily get carried away by the beat? This app specializes on DJ-created mixes of streaming music in different genres. Just like Spotify, this app is free but limited for a single genre. If you wish to have more music genres, you can upgrade to premium for only $3.99 per month and get unlimited choices.
Implied by its name, this app has over 70 million routes available for runners. The feature includes “Route Genius” which generates a route to follow based on the length you want to run. The app requires a simple zip code of the place and will automatically generate best running routes for you. This is best for travelers who don’t want miss a run especially on routes with scenic views.
Can’t resist getting a stretch? Get this awesome Pocket Yoga and enjoy 200 poses anytime and anywhere designed by experienced yoga instructors. Progress is tracked better performance unlocks new environments for a more challenge to conquer.