The App Store and Android Market are full of apps to help you improve your health, fitness and general well-being. Here are ten of the best.
ITREADMILL (iPhone, £1.49/$1.99)
iTreadmill is an advanced pedometer that provides stats and tracks your distance covered during a certain period along with the amount of calories burnt.
LOSE IT! (Android, Free)
Given time, this clever free app works with your daily food consumption to create a kind of ‘calorie budget’ helping you to better monitor your eating habits and ultimately lose weight.
NIKE TRAINING CLUB (iPhone, Free)
The Nike Training Club app provides you with a workout plan tailored to what you’re looking for. Want to slim down? Need to tone up? This free app will produce a routine catered to what you want to achieve.
NHS QUIT SMOKING (iPhone, Free)
Another free app – this time from the UK’s National Health Service – to help you quit smoking. Amongst other things, it gives you a daily message of encouragement, monitors how long you’ve survived without a cigarette or cigar and lets you know how much money you’ve saved!
MEN’S FITNESS (iPad, Free)
Published by Dennis Publishing, this is a great monthly title containing health and fitness tips, training guides and lifestyle snippets.
FOODUCATE NUTRITION SCANNER (Android, Free)
This app is basically a barcode scanner but with a speciality in food. Scan the product you’re thinking of purchasing and Fooducate will give you a detailed nutritional breakdown, highlighting the pros and cons of the item.
GHOST RACE PRO (iPhone, £0.99, $1.99)
Running can be a lonely pursuit but the Ghost Race Pro app can add fun and competition by allowing you to create a computer ‘opponent’. Set their distance and speed and see if you can beat your new running mate!
DAILY YOGA FREE (iPad, Free)
This free app is useful for those just starting out with yoga. Choose from one of two routines and the app will provide you with an easy and straightforward step-by-step guide to follow.
COMFORT EATER BEATER (iPhone, Free)
Prone to temptation when it comes to snacking on not so healthy goodies? Then this app could be for you! It takes you through a series of questions to establish why you have an urge or craving for the treat and, based on your responses, then offers you healthier alternatives instead.
FITNESS FOR IPAD (iPad, £0.69/$0.99)
Fitness For iPad contains an array of exercise tutorials and walkthroughs and is suitable for both beginners and experienced fitness bods alike. The app is very well put together and includes information from fitness professionals and trainers.
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