6 Health, Nutrition and Fitness Apps for your Smartphone
We love tech, Internet and apps, but we also love our body, so why not combine those loves to stay healthy using a smartphone app? Today, there are a lot of apps that help you lose weight, by telling you how much and what to eat according to your weight loss goals, how to train more effectively, compare foods, count calories and much more. Here are 6 of the best fitness, diet and nutrition apps we found.
Thin-Cam approaches one of the biggest obstacles to healthy weight management—and that's kidding ourselves about how much food we're actually eating. This cool app allows you to snap a picture of your meal, before you eat it, upload it to the Thin-site, which is a paid membership website, and get your meal analyzed by nutritionists. The Thin-site also provides a vast library of the latest health, nutrition, and scientific weight-loss news, as well as quick and fun fitness videos.
Fooducate is a great app that allows you to scan bar-codes of different grocery items in the supermarket and get a full nutritional analysis, as well as a letter grade for the food's overall quality. The best thing about this app is that it gives you information not only about calories but also about added sugar, fat and food additives in the product. In the Fooducate site you can find healthy tips and blog posts about healthy living. In addition, Fooducate also has special apps that will help people with diabetes, allergies or celiac to choose the best food for them.
The Fitbit app allows you to track food, activity, weight, water, sleep and see the big picture of how your daily choices affect your health. The Fitbit app can be used with one of the Fitbit activity tracking devices or the Aria Body Comp Scale, but can also be used all on its own. This app can really learn your eating, exercising and sleeping habits so it can personalize eating and exercising plans to a changing body.
Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal
Lose weight with MyFitnessPal, a very friendly calorie counter. This Calorie counter has a huge database of foods and fast food items (over 2 million foods). This app helps you to track food, exercise (over 350 exercises), weight and all the nutrients listed on a Nutrition Facts label. You can get customized goals based on your specific diet profile – age, gender, activity level, etc. Or enter your own goals if you've gotten specific recommendations from a doctor or nutritionist. A MyFitnessPal.com account is required to sync and safely backup your data. You can create an account for free within the app.
Nike Training Club
This app provides users with the experience of having a personal trainer with more than 114 custom-built workouts. Just choose a workout that fits your goal, set it to your music, share your progress, earn your rewards like personal training advice and star workouts.
RunKeeper uses your mobile's GPS to track your running\walking\bike rides and progress statistics. With RunKeeper you can track your fitness activities, measure your performance over time, share with friends and get a broader picture of your health at RunKeeper.com.