Thanks to technology, it’s much easier to track every aspect of fitness — whether it’s counting the day’s calories or tracking how far that lunchtime run really was. Whatever you are interested in tracking, there is likely an app there to get the information for you. Check out these six fitness apps that are hot right now and a must for any fitness fan to try out.
Download the Charity Miles app, choose the charity that you want to contribute to and start running, walking or cycling. As you rack up the miles, Charity Miles will make donations to the charity of your choice. It doesn’t get better than helping yourself get healthier while helping others in need.
Trying to lose weight? Need a better idea of your nutrient balance? Check out the Fatsecret app, which can help you do both. Simply enter the foods that you eat throughout the day and see how you stack up against what’s recommended for your age, sex and weight.
Wearable fitness trackers have taken the world by storm, much of what was driven by Fitbit. The app provides graphs and charts to show all of the data that the device collects throughout the day, such as the number of steps taken, calories burned and sleep. Manually enter other data like ounces of water or your food. Note: You must have a Fitbit device in order for the app to collect and report on data.
With MoodPanda, you can track your moods from day to day and see if there are any patterns or trends that emerge. On top of that, you can compare it with others around the world and see where you rank. Plus, if you are having a particularly bad day, you can receive virtual hugs from other users.
Strava tracks your endurance activities and allows you to access the app to see all the data related to your workout, such as distance and pace. Connect with your friends and compare yourself against other users. On top of that, Strava can help you find new routes and areas to run in your city or wherever you may be visiting.
Addapp serves as a data aggregator, taking all the data that you collect from other fitness apps and providing a full analysis. Using data from apps like Fitbit, MoodPanda, Strava and Fatsecret, it will help you understand how your food may be impacting your sleep or even your mood, and if your sleeping patterns hinder your workouts.