So, summer has come with a bang. Also, the onset of summer means,you will be spending more time near poolside and down the shore. But areyou sure your body is healthy enough to face harsh sun rays? If not, then you don’t need to worry as you have a doctor in your pocket and that is your smartphone. Surprised!! Well not be because,if you possess a smartphone, you’re already more than halfway to achieving a good health and body.
Thanks to various fitness apps, fitness and nutrition is available at the touch of a button.These apps help you get a body ready for beach season and also assist you lead a healthy lifestyle. But with hundreds of options out there to choose from, it’s tough to pick the one, let alone actually put it to use. So, allow us to make things easy for you. If you want best apps to cover all aspects of health and diet, here are some excellent choices.
Hot5 Fitness app:
Led by eminent fitness trainers, this app gives a high quality step-by-step workout. From weight loss, abs to yoga and flexibility and everything in between, Hot 5 includes pages of five minutes workout of different forms and levels. Whether you’re looking for a full one-hour yoga session or a quick 5-minute blasting after a long run, this app has something for everyone. Moreover, it is simple to use with a user-friendly interface. Even a novice ora person with low technical know-how can navigate this app in no time. The best part is that you don’t need a Wi-Fi and you can use this app anytime.
It acts like your Facebook account and connects you with reputed fitness communities where you can share your workout updates with your friends. This app allows people to track their own progress through a timeline and other users can also like and comment on your daily workout regime.
Need a little extra incentive to stick to your weight loss regime? Pact is a right app for people who value money! This app rewards you for hitting your gym sessions and eating healthy food on a regular basis and charges you if you don’t. Earlier known as GymPact, this app offers three different types of ‘pacts’— food, gym and veggie. With your food logging pact, you need to enter your daily intake by using ‘MyFitnessPal’. With a veggie pact, you set your goal to eat healthy fruits and vegetables in a week. For this, you need to click a photo before eating. There are various parameters adopted by the app to verify the authenticity of photos. Then, gym pact motivates you to achieve your exercise goals. Any cycle ride over 30 minutes, gym workout or 10,000 steps a day is counted towards your pact.
It is a casual approach to exercise which simply encourages you to achieve your ‘Daily 30 minutes’ of any physical activity. It tracks all your activities and puts the focus on how many minutes are actually covered. Whether you do dancing, jumping jack or simple running, all that matters is that you should stay active for minimum 30 minutes. This app will track your movements and let you know whether you have achieved your target or not.
It is an app which suits to your lifestyle. Just plug in your weight loss goals and current health state and it creates a customized weight loss program for you. It is like a personal trainer at your side at all times! Not only it tracks your calories, it also gives you a barcode scanner to be more specific with what you are eating, and thus, helps you stay within your calorie limit. The app lets you focus more on nutritional value of the food and not just the calorie intake.
It features a database of over five million foods, a barcode nutrition scanner and a recipe importer. It makes it easy to count and track food calories for users. Based on your fitness profile, the app recommends a daily Net Calorie target to help you gain or lose weight. Once in a day, you need to fill details of your meals and exercise in the food and exercise diaries. This app will calculate the total number of calories you’ve consumed and burned with your diet and exercise.
It reminds you that all those little steps add up. This pedometer tracks your movements minute by minute to give a summary of all your steps. It computes total burned calories and presents an easy to read timeline to keep things simple to comprehend.
Good Food Near You:
This app recommends healthy food options on the basis of your location, which is tracked by Global Positioning System or GPS and is highly useful for frequent travelers to locate good eating joints in their neighborhood. It has a wide base of local grocery stores, dining restaurants, convenience stores and fast-food restaurants. You just need to tap one of the suggestions visible on the app to get a long list of healthy menu which is complete with calories, fat and carbs. Just choose the menu, place an order and let your built-in map guide you to your Castro-satisfaction.
This app makes use of GPS technology to keep a track of your route or speed and then automatically uploads the data to the website: runkeeper.com after workout. You can loginto track your workout and see the distance you’ve traveled. You can also share your progress with your friends on Facebook with a built-in option.
Now exercise for a good cause! Every time you run or walk, you earn money for charities. Corporate sponsors, whose details are displayed on the backdrop image in the app,donate a few cents for every mile you cover.
The Last Words…
Life is not merely to be alive but to stay healthy. Staying fit has a knock-on impact on so many aspects of our life. So, whether you want to lose weight or do a seven-minute powerful workout in your living room, your smartphone or tablet can keep a watch on your performance. One step taken towards a good health “today” can give you a healthy “tomorrow”. Besides, it is also important to buy a good health insurance policy that protects you against hefty medical bills in case you need any medical treatment. There are various mediclaim insurance policies which customize your health plan and premium as per your requirements and budget.
So, eat sensibly with lesser calorie intake, exercise and burn as many calories you consume, sleep for minimum 8 to 9 hours and live forever! Ok, not forever but at least lead a healthy life. After all, good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account-Anne Wilson Schaef