Like a lot of people, I’ve often put getting fit at the top of my New Year’s resolution list. Unfortunately, like a lot of people, I’ve all too regularly abandoned these plans by Valentine’s Day.
Consider using these health and fitness apps to keep your resolution on track. If you start to stray from your exercise regimen, they can provide a little extra motivation and advice. You’ll find great tools for turning good intentions into good habits, plus they’re all free, and available for both Android and iPhone.
I enjoy the sustainable approach offered by Lifesum. You provide basic lifestyle and health data, and LifeSum creates a personalized nutrition and exercise planner designed to meet your fitness goals. You can track your calories, water intake, and daily exercise totals, and tangibly chart your progress toward one of three overall goals: to be healthier, to lose weight, or to gain muscle.
Charity Miles is a convenient way to track how many miles you’ve covered while walking, running, or biking. But it’s more than just a counting app–it also earns money for charity for every mile you move. It’s simple: after you download the app, you choose from among 40 sponsored charities. Then, your tally is used to calculate how much the app’s business sponsors contribute to the chosen charity on your behalf. It’s a terrific combination: you get fit, and have a positive impact while you’re doing it!
Once you get your fitness plan going, you may even decide you want to take it up a notch. If you’ve never been a runner, but are feeling motivated to try your first fun run or a charity race, the place to start is the Couch to 5K (C25K) app. It’s a step-by-step, 8-week program which will prepare you for that first 5K, providing all the tools to get you off to a nice running start.
If you’re like me, you’re resolved to good health, but need a little boost to get going. Why not try starting with the apps listed here? They’re free, they’re fun, and best of all they’ll have you feeling great in no time!