Saturday, January 28, 2012

Best Tips Fitness Apps

Another new year hails new decisions. Firm at the beginning, they tend to wane towards the middle. Now that exercise program apps are at your fingertips, there is no excuse why you cannot get up and run too...
As with all advice, it is easier said than done. However, if one can prioritize their health and remind themselves everyday not to let go, forming healthy habits will not be as difficult. Of these, one very resolute decision that each one of us need to stick to are staying fit, regardless of age, gender, status, race or profession, and especially recommended for those who sit behind their desks all day and snack heavily and frequently or are under the misconception that slim equals trim. Research reveals that even the slim and trim are at an equal risk of heart attacks and diabetes as much as the overweight.

Ranging from general guides to specific diet plans, here are ten fitness apps based on their popularity and easy- to-follow instructions:

1. Lose It! By FitNow

The New York Times has described this app as a "beautifully designed weight-loss app." It is a free downloadable app without advertisements. By maintaining a log of your food intake and activities, the records serve as a database, which assess caloric consumption by the user. There is a choice to either keep it interactive by inviting friend s to view the logs or keep the information private. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

2. Nike Training Club By Nike, Inc.

The brand name may be the main reason, but this app seems to be downloading at a fast rate. Aided by a personal trainer of your choice, which includes celebrities, the new 2.6 version has an additional 25 innovative exercise routines besides the 85 previous ones.

3. Fooducate By Fooducate, Ltd.

As the name suggests, Fooducate provides information regarding any food selected by the user. The app scans the selected food through the iPhone's camera and the barcode reveals its composition, including those not mentioned by the manufacturers. What makes this app authentic is that the information is provided by dieticians and concerned parents. Besides this, it will also suggest alternatives to the selected products and compare the two. The app currently supports only US food products.

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