There are so many apps out there for smart phone users to help make living a fit and well lifestyle easier. I’m going to introduce just a few faves real quick:
RunKeeper http://runkeeper.com/ – great for tracking your speed/distance/time while running, biking, walking, boating, you name it. It’s great if you’re looking to keep a certain pace, go a certain distance, or just want to keep track of what you’ve been doing. You can select to follow a running plan (and they’re legit, I’ve checked them out) to train for a race and set goals for yourself, like a certain number of miles in a month. It even connects you to other RunKeeper users and connects to your Facebook so you can post about your activities for some additional accountability.
MyFitnessPal http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ – If you’ve ever talked to me about nutrition I’ve probably told you about this app. I just love it! It’s user friendly, tracks calories in/out, what percentages of your diet is carbs/protein/fat, and gives you a nutrition panel that tells you what you need/have gotten/have left to get. It shows you a graph of the week and how you’re doing in relation to your calorie goal, has a huge database for easy inputs of food and exercise, and so much more. Love it! If you don’t know what your diet looks like, it’s time you found out.
Zombies Run! https://www.zombiesrungame.com/ – If you like to run, or even if you don’t but want to, and if you’re into zombies, this is so fun. This really well done app immerses you in a post zombie apocalyptic world where you listen to radio type broadcasts of what’s going on around you as you run. With every run, you’re on a mission and hear more of the story of the people around you and the lives they’re living and lived before the outbreak. While you’re running, zombies sometimes start to catch up, urging you to run faster until you outrun them. It’s pretty fun and entertaining. A 30 minute run goes by really fast with this app.
HabitRPG https://habitrpg.com/static/front – I admit, I just found out about this today, but it looks fun and I’ll be giving it a try. It’s an app meant to help you form good habits through rewards and tracks your to do lists for you. I’ll write more about it when I give it a try, but it seemed too cool not to include here.
You Are Your Own Gym – I am a huge fan of using only body weight whenever possible to exercise, so this one’s for me and those like me in that respect. It’s based on the book by Mark Lauren of the same name, a former member of special ops. All exercises are body weight only and you can select workout programs or build your own using a variety of highly effective formats, like stappers and pyramids. It’s awesome. If you like body weight and want a good challenger, here it is!
I will continue to add to this list, but these are enough to definitely get most of you started with some technology for making your life a little easier and better, if you’re into that kind of thing 😉