Here, we compare some of the latest and best apps that help keep you fit and healthy.
Here is a calorie counter that comes with a big database of food types and calorie values. Use this app to easily calculate the calories consumed in every meal. This app makes it easy to keep on top of your calorie intake. The database contains over 2 million foods, along with a barcode scanner for logging what you eat in seconds. You can also login and link up with your friends to track and motivate each other and support each other’s progress.
Works with Withlings Smart Blood Pressure Monitor, the app lets you monitor your blood pressure. The app also works with Wi-Fi Body Scale from WiScale to help monitor weight, fat mass and lean mass.
NHS has a BMI counter on their website, but here is an app that does the same. It’s easy to use and convenient to have handy if you are watching your Body Mass Index. There is also a built in reminder to check your weight and update the BMI calculator for multiple users so every member of the family can use the same app. Finally, you can also switch between metric or imperial units depending on what you are used to.
This app has a stylish interface, what you would expect from a fitness giant called Nike. It can work out how fit you are and then creates more than 100 customer built training sessions for you. Set your workouts to playlists from your music app or let Nike Training Club motivate you and keep you on track.
Think of a personal nurse that reminds you to take your blood pressure, pulse, weight and temperature, here is an app that doubles up as a medical log that prompts you daily to take the measurements that matters to you and your health.
This app works as a simple trainer to help boost your fitness in six weeks. You start with a fitness test, then the app will map out a plan for you including sit-ups, push-ups, pull-ups and squats. You can then check your progress every week and six weeks later, see a new and leaner you.
Here is an app that helps you shape and tone your abdominal muscles. Set your own goals and work toward it with the help of the app. As it’s on your phone or tablet, you can take it with you wherever you go, work or holiday and continue to work on it. You can even listen to your favourite music while you workout and follow the program’s audio guide to help you with your workout.
Endomondo is a new and worth app that has made the hot list in the App Store. Here is one that covers your type of sports be it run, cycle, hike, kayak or even ski. The app tracks your activities and gives you distance, speed and calories burned using onboard GPS. As with some of the apps here, you can also get online and compete against friends and race against anyone taking the same route. Be your own GPS Route Champion.
Here’s a free app from the Department of Health, Victoria (Australia). Packed with healthy living and medical information, the app presents useful information under the following categories; health conditions, healthy living, relationships and family, treatments and first aid and healthy recipe. While the help & advice as well as the find a health service may not apply for those outside Australia, Better Health Channel is still a very good app. For those in Australia, you can also personalise your own health alerts and notifications for heat, temperature, UV, smog and pollen.