Lose weight and get healthy was probably the most popular New Years Resolution in our apartments in Mooresville, NC this year. It usually is. However, now that February is coming to a close, how are you doing on that resolution? More and more technology has played an increasing role in fitness and weight loss. A recent study found that using a mobile app to track eating and activity allowed people lose an average of 15 pounds and keep it off the rest of the year.
Here are the five of the top fitness apps for 2013:
This online health and fitness app provides the luxury of a personal trainer in your home, on your computer and TV, and even on your tablet or cell phone. The app allows you to get in your daily workout in as little as fifteen minutes – anytime, anywhere. DailyBurn gives members personalized nutrition plans and provides specialized fitness expertise through a variety of best-in-class library of workouts ranging from beginner to advanced.
Smart Activity Tracker
This device can be worn or thrown in your pocket while it measures numbers of steps taken, strides run, distances covered, calories burned, and quality of sleep. Smart Activity Tracker also lets you set up Smartphone alerts that warn you when you’ve been inactive for too long, or reminders to get up and move.
Made to be worn all day, this gadget uses an internal accelerometer to record steps, distance traveled, and estimated calories burned through exercise. The Flex also monitors overall activity level and records the duration and quality of sleep and lets you know when you have reached 20% of your preset goals for the day.
This app uses your phone’s GPS system to help track anything you can do outside — walk, run, bike or hike. It also alerts you to your stats and progress via their audio system as you work out. Save routes, compare performances and use the app to sync up your health data with data sets from many other fitness apps.
Lose It! is based on calorie tracking and peer support for healthy, sustainable weight loss. With the app you can connect to people, devices, and food information you need to help you achieve your weight loss goals. It also customizes weight loss plans that fit your life.