Fitness Apps for Smart Phones

— Written By Morgan McKnight

Looking for a way to stay on track with healthy eating and physical activity?

As we roll into mid-February our New Years Resolutions tend to start slipping away and it’s just about the time when new motivation is needed to keep us on track for healthy living. With the amount of smart phone users continuously growing agents from North Carolina and Missouri Cooperative Extension have created a list of some of the best smart phone apps to help manage diet and exercise. A few of the top apps are listed below and you can find the full list attached. Challenge yourself to choose one of the apps and set goals to stick with it for just one month at a time!

1. MyFitnessPal – The World’s largest nutrition and calorie database. Helps you track your food intake, exercise and call on your friends to help keep you motivates. Includes access to a million foods and items in a searchable database that lets you easily add your food log to your smartphone. This app and service is free, login is easy and a personalized diet profile that helps you set a healthy diet goal and a healthy exercise goal can be created.

MyFitnessPal for iPhone

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/calorie-counter-diet-tracker/id341232718?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

MyFitnessPal for Android

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.myfitnesspal.android&hl=en

2. Lose It (Free) – This tool includes an app as well as a website to track progress. Lose It helps you create a personalized weight loss plan with goals that include a goal weight as well as total wellness and fitness. Lose It connects to other apps like RunKeeper, Nike+ and a variety of devices and scales to help you track all of your fitness data. The app includes access to a verified food database that helps track calories with easy searching, or add custom foods. Recipes can be shared. You can also scan a UPC to add food.

Lose It for iPhone & iPad
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lose-it!-weight-loss-program/id297368629?mt=8

Lose It for Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fitnow.loseit&hl=en

3. Fooducate (Free) – Learn about healthy foods and instantly see if foods are good for you by scanning food using the camera on your smartphone and see a grade for the food you are considering buying or eating. You can also ask questions in the Fooducate community to learn about healthy foods

Fooducate for iPhone
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fooducate/id398436747?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Fooducate for Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fooducate.nutritionapp

4. Nike+ Training Club (Free) – There are over 100 workouts and the app can help beginners, intermediate or advanced users. Using AirPlay, ChromeCast or a HDMI cable, the app can be played on your tablet or TV.

Nike+ Training Club for iPhone
https://itunes.apple.com/app/nikewomen-training-club/id301521403

Nike+ Training Club for Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nike.ntc

Click the link here for the full list: SmartApps_Wellness