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Apps to Help Improve Your Fitness and Eating Habits
While visiting the App Store from your iPhone, tap the Categories option, and then select the Health & Fitness category. From here, you'll discover hundreds of apps that can help you work out, track calories, better utilize gym or home fitness equipment, teach you how to exercise, teach you to eat healthier, or help you get the most out of your current workout routines, while also tracking your progress or fitness goals.
The Fitness Buddy: 1000+ Exercises, Workouts and Ultimate Exercise Journal ($0.99), for example, will help you discover how to properly use home or gym exercise equipment to achieve your personal fitness goals. Using detailed instruction, photos, and animations, this app will help you get the most out of your fitness activities or allow you to follow more than 75 workout routines that are programmed into the app. At the same time, the app serves as a workout diary.
Whether you're fitness-conscious or on a diet, counting your caloric intake is one way you can closely monitor and control what you eat. The Calorie TrackerLIVESTRONG.COM: Achieve Your Diet and Fitness Goals app ($2.99) utilizes the award-winning Calorie Tracker that's featured on the Livestrong.com website.
This app and website combo gives you access to a comprehensive food database that contains calorie and nutrition details about more than 625,000 food and restaurant items. In addition to measuring and tracking caloric intake, the app can help you measure your caloric burn, based on your activities and measurements.
In addition to being an educational tool, The Calorie TrackerLIVESTRONG.COM: Achieve Your Diet and Fitness Goals app helps you clearly define your fitness and dietary goals, track your progress, and accurately measure your results. This app serves as a diet coach, nutritionist, calorie counter, and meal planner. Because it runs on the iPhone, it provides the information you need wherever you are.
The P90X workout routine has revolutionized the way many people work out, build muscle, lose weight, and stay fit. The P90X iPhone app ($4.99) allows you to learn and utilize this workout routine at home, while staying at a hotel, or while working out at your favorite gym. The app tracks your sets, reps, and weights, allows you to view your progress, and keeps a detailed nutrition log.
Using the P90X app, you can schedule your workouts and take advantage of the proven workout routines that focus on specific areas of your body. To utilize the specific P90X workout routines, in-app purchases, ranging in price from $6.99 to $59.00 (for the complete workout bundle) are required. This app serves as both a fitness trainer and instructor that guides you through the exercises, as well as a tool for measuring your progress.
For people who prefer to do yoga as a way to stay fit and healthy, a wide range of yoga-related apps are available for the iPhone, including All-In Yoga: 300 Poses & Yoga Classes ($0.99). Using photos and videos, as well as 3D muscle models, this app teaches you to perform more than 300 classic yoga poses in the comfort and privacy of your home or anywhere you opt to use it.
The app includes 30 breathing exercises and four breathing programs, plus more than a dozen yoga routines designed for specific experience levels. The workout mode of the app features an audio guide, photos, and a timer.
In-app purchases allow you to add new routines and programs to the app as your skills improve. If you don't have time to attend in-person yoga classes, this app serves as a well-designed substitute.
Many people forego gym workouts and spend time outdoors walking, jogging, or running. In addition to serving as a digital music player that you can take on your walks or runs, with the help of the Pedometer Pro GPS+ app ($2.99), your iPhone can serve as a feature-packed pedometer.
In addition to keeping track of distances traveled and the routes you followed, this app will help you monitor your heart rate, set and track your fitness goals, and time your workouts.