My top 5 FREE apps to help live a healthy lifestyle
With the amount of time we spend on our phones these days, why not utilize FREE apps to help live a healthier and happier 2017.
Living a healthy lifestyle starts with putting nutrient dense foods into your body. The best way to look at your diet is to track it. MyFitnessPal makes it easy to track your food items by having a large database, allows you to scan the product’s barcode, and allows you to input your own recipes. When it comes to tracking your diet, it is important to look at your macronutrient breakdown. Focus less on the calories and more on fueling your body with nutrient dense foods that offer great benefits.
Ever wonder if something is a good source of fiber or potassium? Fooducate has a feature called “Food Finder.” Within this feature, you scan your food products barcode and a grade will appear on your screen. Based on the nutrient content of the product the grade can be good or bad. The best part about this feature is that it explains why it got the grade that it did. Plus, the app also provides healthier alternatives. Learning more about your food items becomes important when trying to live a healthy lifestyle.
Nike+ Training Club
During the winter, it can be hard to get motivated to head to the gym so why not stay at home and do a workout. Nike+ Training club offers guided workouts that you can do at home, with little to no equipment, or in a gym. Not sure where to start when it comes to strength training, check out the apps 4-week bodyweight only program to help learn basic form. With workouts focused on interval workouts, you are sure to sweat and get stronger in no time, all in the comfort of your own home.
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Like Nike+ Training Club, Active is an app that offers both videos and guides for fitness. Choose from workouts that target certain areas or do a full-body workout. There are also workouts that can be followed for cardio exercises as well. No matter your workout schedule, there is always something to choose from on the Active app.
You always hear people talking about drinking enough water, but do you know if you are really drinking enough water? Waterlogged is a water tracking app that makes it easy to see how much you have had to drink for the day. You can add your favorite water bottle amounts to your home screen. That way tracking your water bottles is just a click away. Remember, if you are active it is extra important to stay hydrated to ensure you are achieving optimal performance.
Technology doesn’t always have to be the enemy. Utilize these FREE apps to help you start living a healthy lifestyle today! Do you love an app that isn’t on the list, comment below and let others know about it!