Apps have started dominating the web, officially since 2014. In 2008, predictions were made on how the number of smartphone and tablet users will surpass PC users by 2014, and according to mobile marketing statistics, the predictions were true. Since 2007, the number of mobile device users has risen from 400 million to almost 2 billion. Thus, apps have been becoming extremely popular ever since the smartphone has entered the market.
Smartphones owe a lot of their popularity to apps. Apps help people accomplish various tasks in a less time consuming manner. They are affordable, highly functional, and more of them are being introduced constantly due to different development features.
Some of the most beneficial apps one can use are various fitness and health apps, that are designed to help users in improving their overall well-being and physical condition. These apps are quite personal and always within reach, which makes them ideal assistants for weight-loss, fitness, and health resolutions.
Without undue delay, here are the best apps for health and fitness on the market today.
1. Simple Steps
(Free / Available on: iOS and Android)
The Simple Steps app works by dropping you simple hints to make small changes designed to slowly grow into healthy habits, rather than bombard you with workouts. When you build habits around small changes in your life over time, it is much easier to learn, let’s say, how to eat healthier – consistently. Instead of assigning you a goal of drinking 10 glasses of water a day, the app reminds you to drink a glass of water.
2. Jefit Workout
(Free / Pro version available for $4.99 / Available on: iOS, Android)
With mobile apps like Jefit Workout, there is no need for you to carry a notebook or a sheet of paper to all the machines and stations you work out on. This app helps its users keep track of their sets and reps, provides simple tools for crafting weightlifting routines and keeping track of details as you complete them. You can log how much you have lifted, as well as your sets and reps. Plan your rest and workout days on the app’s calendar. Jefit Workout gets the job done pretty well, even though it is not rich in features.
(Free / Available on: iOS,Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Web )
The app gives its users an abundance of tools for diet-tracking (what and how much one eats), as well as counting calories burned after each physical activity. There are various cheap pleasures, conveniences, temptations and stresses that affect our diet and health, and MyFitnessPal helps you to watch what you consume 24/7. This app is one of the most user-friendly ones on the market and it comes with a huge database of drinks and foods.
(Free; $49.99 per year for Premium/ Available on: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Web)
In order to use this mobile app, you do not need a tracker. The app can help you track calories consumed, count you steps (if you carry your phone with you all day long), record health information such as glucose levels and blood pressure, and log your weight. The Fitbit app is even easier to use if you own a Fitbit tracker, because a fair amount of information about your daily activity will log in automatically.
5. Lose It!
(Free / Available on: iOS, Android, Kindle, Nook, and Web)
Lose it! is a free website and app that can be used for logging exercise and counting calories. It is especially practical for those who plan to lose weight, but cannot go without American name-brand foods. Lose it! also has a very strong community that was built over time, and the app is compatible with numerous other fitness apps and devices (Runkeeper, Fitbit devices, Jawbone UP, Nike+FuelBand, and MapMyFitness are some of them), so you can balance your calorie intake after importing all the necessary info.
6. UP Coffee
(Free / Available on: iOS)
Caffeine can affect our feelings of fatigue, sleep, and workout intensity. The UP Coffee app can help you figure out how caffeine affects you specifically. Log your daily caffeine intake manually into the app and it will then assess how your sleep can be affected by different amounts of caffeine. For the sleep-measuring part, you need Jawbone UP or an original Jawbone fitness tracker. The app will show you any noticeable changes and differences in your sleep on nights that followed both low and high caffeine intake.
Spotify – A music streaming app which provides its users with playlists and features designed for workout sessions. The Running feature, for example, finds your running tempo and plays a song whose beat matches it.
Eyeem – Users can use this app to upload pictures of their workout progress. This can help them build their self-esteem and make a profit, because your pictures can be sold to those who run blogs, magazines or websites, as stock photos.
Strava – One of the best apps for competitive activities (cycling, running, etc.). You can compete against other users to beat their best time or against yourself. It brings a dose of a healthy competitive angle to any workout activity.
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Use these simple apps to kick start your well-being on the road to prosperity. Have you tried these apps? Do you have your favorite? If not, check them out, and let us know your thoughts!