Mobile apps are ideal assistants for health,
fitness, and weight-loss help because well, face it - if you’ve got a smartphone,
it’s basically your best friend by now, so it’s always with you.
In case you didn’t know, there are apps that motivate
you to work out and it becomes easier to know that a few little nudges in the
right direction from your mobile phone might actually make the difference.
And the best part is you don’t get to pay for
them (for the most part). So here are our pick of 5 Apps that could be useful
to your weight loss journey.
Medical studies prove that the best way to lose
weight and keep it off is to simply keep track of the foods you eat. This app
is perfect for monitoring your calorie intake and expenditure as it provides a vast database of food which
helps you track the amount of calories needed in the day according to your specific
training needs. The recipe counter makes it easy to track the nutrition in
homemade meals and the exercise tracker allows you see the amount of calories
you have worked off for the day. Take
the stress out of weight loss by tracking how many calories you've eaten
without having to crunch the numbers yourself. Monitor what you eat using the
barcode scanner or by searching the database of more than three million foods.
This app is perfect for you if you are the type to get bored easily making it
difficult to stick to your weight loss programme. This app features an
interactive online game based on tracking your weight loss progress and is sure
to keep you seriously engaged - available on iOS
If you want to get fit but don't know where to
begin, the Nike Training Club app provides you with a range of workout routines
based on your own fitness level and targeting specific areas of the body. It
gives you access to a bunch of expert-led 15-45 minute workouts right from your
phone, and talks you through exactly how to get the best of each of them, all
while playing your favourite music in the background. It’s also aimed at women,
which is rare and nice to see, and allows you to target any body part with
beginner, intermediate and advanced exercises.
This app allows you to take control of your own
fitness training, offering an enormous range of workout routines varying in
length, intensity and target area of the body. Most routines have pictures to guide
you and a digital personal trainer to talk you through it. It offers users
thousands of free workouts complete with timed step-by-step audio and video
instructions to help you get into shape.
Sworkit is the workout program for people who
have felt too busy to workout, beginners, athletes, travelers, people with
injuries, the young, the old. It allows you to pick the type of workout that
you're comfortable with; be it cardio, yoga, or stretching. You can also choose
the amount of time you would like to work out anywhere from five minutes to
Now you know some of our pick of the apps, if you need some help and you've got a smart phone, download one of these today to get going.