If you’ve got a smart phone or tablet, then you already know that there is an app for nearly everything. As we’ve entered the summer season, now is the time to take advantage of what these apps have to offer! Below is a list of some the handiest (FREE!) apps that will help you stay active and healthy this summer…
Couch to 5K
This app will design a simple training program to get you from running zip to a 5k race in just 8 weeks with only three runs per week… something almost everyone can do
Whether you’re a local-only hiking novice, or a hard-core world trekker, this is a wonderful platform to share your adventures. The app’s navigation tool makes it incredibly easy to discover new destinations popular with other outdoorsy types. It’s also great for finding those well-kept secret nature spots.
This fitness tracking application enables you to use the built-in GPS of your mobile device to track all of your fitness activities. Record your workout details, including duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, calories burned, and route traveled on an interactive map. You can even effortlessly save and upload your workout data to MapMyRide where you can view your route workout data, and comprehensive workout history.
Lose weight with REAL food, track your progress, and get motivated. Fooducate is the ONLY APP that looks beyond the calorie to help you lose weight and keep it off! Fooducate analyzes information found in product nutrition panels and ingredient lists. Use the barcode scanner to discover things manufacturers don’t want you to notice: excessive and added sugar, tricky trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, MSG, controversial food colorings, GMOs (premium feature), additives and preservatives, and artificial sweeteners such as aspartame.
Lose weight with MyFitnessPal, the fastest and easiest-to-use calorie counter for iOS phones. With the largest food database by far (over 5,000,000 foods) and amazingly fast and easy food and exercise entry, MyFitnessPal will help you take those extra pounds off! And it’s FREE! MyFitnessPal claims, “There is no better diet app – period.”
Nike Golf 360
Nike Golf 360 analyzes your game from tee to green. By measuring your game round by round it allows you to track your progress and compare your results over time. It breaks down your game and suggests insights to help you improve your performance and provides drills from the Pros so that you can practice with purpose. It also has the capability to capture your swing, break it down and dial it in to better your game.
If you’ve got kids, here’s how to keep little ones entertained even if it’s just in the backyard. With the interactive field guide app, Project Noah, kids go on missions to discover local flora and fauna and upload their photos to learn more about what they’ve found.
Field Trip shows you cool points of interest, like historic spots, interesting architecture, or film locations, wherever you happen to be. As you reach each destination, a card pops up (or if you want the full effect, a voice speaks to you via headphones or Bluetooth) to pepper your exploration with little-known fun facts and details about the locale.