4. FITNESS APPS
If wearable technology isn’t your thing there are still endless fitness related apps out there. If you’re a runner (or you walk with a purpose like me) there is the Nike Run app. Apps like this and MapMyRun allow you to track your runs, keep a record of how long and how fast you’re going, and let your compete against friends to see who can rack up the most miles in a given amount of time. Some of them even have an option where if you post your run start on social media people can “like” it and it will give you positive encouragement along your route.
MyFitnessPal is another great, easy to use tracker app. If you are comfortable with counting calories or you just want to get a better picture of what you’re actually eating you can use this app to keep a food log. It allows you to enter your own recipes, scan barcodes right off the food you regularly buy, and can even come up with the nutrition info for some popular meals from chain restaurants. You can track how much water you’re drinking, what your average calories are over a week, what nutrients you might want to increase and where you might want to cut back. And you can also track your workouts on here. The app take into account how much physical activity you’re engaging in to set the average calorie intake you would need to accomplish the fitness goals you set up for yourself. Some people prefer to use the macro counter instead of calorie counter method when it comes to eating and this app will let you see those as well, you just need to make sure you know what your macros should be and pay attention to those categories on the app rather than the overall calorie count.