By Steve on December 16, 2014
New apps are constantly being introduced with the aim of keeping us healthy, happy and organised. Here are five top free apps that will help you achieve a healthy lifestyle, whether your goal is to stay in shape, lose weight or just feel better.
Exercise App: Nike Training club
Whether you are at the gym or in your own living room, Nike’s official app can help you get fit and teach you specific exercises to integrate into your own personal workouts. The well-designed app features full 30 to 45-minute workouts, all based on your goals and fitness level. Helpful photos show users how to properly execute each exercise, and audio cues during the workout help keep you motivated. It even includes step-by-step instructions and how-to videos for every exercise a users can complete goals to earn rewards such as celebrity training videos
Diet and calorie counter: MyFitnessPal
Lose weight with MyFitnessPal, the fastest and easiest to use calorie counter. With the largest food database of any calorie counter, and amazingly fast food and exercise entry, MyFitnessPal will help you take those extra kilograms off with the least amount of effort. There is no better diet app I’m told, and how can 10 Million downloads be wrong?
Ovulation and fertility: Period Calendar
Predict when your period starts and your likely chance of pregnancy. This app goes one step further, not only is it an accurate ovulation calculator and cycle tracker, it also provides 43 symptoms and 64 moods to choose from. Period Tracker has your privacy in mind—the app features a discreet on-screen thumbnail that requires a four-digit access code keeping your personal data safe from prying eyes
An app to motivate you through your exercise routine: Nexercise
If virtual badges and trophies aren’t enough of an incentive to get you off the couch, then perhaps a chance to win actual, tangible prizes will do the trick. Nexercise is an exercise gamification app that awards you with points for just about any type of physical activity and allows you to use those points to claim prizes like gift cards and discounts from various retailers. No matter if you’re running a marathon or running the vacuum cleaner, Nexercise will track your fitness progress and reward you for your efforts.