The 5 Best Fitness Apps

Looking to get fit and healthy this year? Good for you! 

Keep track of your goals and accomplishments so you can track your progress (or maybe see where you’re going wrong) right on your smartphone. Download these apps to get started and get fit:

1. MyFitnessPal
Use this free app to add up all the calories you consume in a day. It has every type of food and you can adjust your portion size, too (yes, it even has your favourite fast foods, so be careful! Seeing how many calories are in that muffin or take-out pad Thai might be exactly what you need to stop eating it so often!) Then, input all the calories you’ve burned to see how they balance out. 

2. HealthTap
Curious about something to do with your health? Submit a question through this app and a real doctor (vetted by the site) will answer it for you. This can be helpful when you’re not sure if you’re pushing yourself too far, you think you might have an injury from your latest workout, or you want to know what foods you should be eating to meet your goals. 

3. Yoga RELAX
Trying to get through a yoga workout on your own but aren’t sure if you’re doing a pose correctly? Bring it up on this free app to be sure. It also comes with meditative background sounds and an instructor who can guide you through poses and transitions (you can mute the instructor, if you want). It really is a yoga instructor in your pocket!

4. MapMyRun
Keep track of where you go on your runs with this GPS-based program. Save your routes and share your progress on social media, if you want. Maybe some of your friends want to repeat the same trek or maybe they want to see if they can beat you! The basic version is free, or a more advanced app costs about $5.

5. One Hundred Push Ups
Being able to do a lot of push ups all at once may only be part of a complete fitness overhaul, but it’s a fun goal to try to reach and something you can incorporate into other workouts. Basically, the app creates a training schedule for you based on information you input on yourself and creates a training schedule for you so that eventually you’ll be able to do 100 push ups in a row, no sweat (or maybe just a little sweat). You’ll feel amazing when you reach your goal!


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