Did you know that your iPhone is a useful fitness tool? It can help you lose weight, eat a more balanced diet and be more productive in your workouts. Of course, you need the right apps to get the job done. We've compiled a list of the six best health apps for your iPhone in 2015 to get you started with your fitness goals.
Exercise is only half of the battle when you're trying to lose weight. Eating the right foods and watching your calories are just as important. MyFitnessPal is one of the best calorie-counter apps available. It has a massive database of foods that includes almost everything you can buy at the grocery store. One of the best features of MyFitnessPal is that it can break down the foods you eat into fat, protein and carbohydrates to help you meet your nutrition goals. It's easy to use: Simply input the foods you eat throughout the day, and the app keeps track of the calories for you.
Instead of hiring a personal coach at the gym, you can use the Touchfit: GSP app to guide you through workout routines. MMA World Champion Georges St-Pierre has compiled a series of 525 exercises to help you get fit. The app shows you the workouts in video and diagram format, and then you can rate whether they were easy, hard, impossible or just right for your fitness level. Then the app adjusts the workouts for your fitness level needs.
There are hundreds of running apps available on iTunes, but Runtastic Pro is one of the best. It uses your phone's GPS to track the distance and route of your runs. Then you can figure out how many calories you burned. This information is all displayed in easy-to-read reports. Of course, the Runtastic Pro app is useful for more than just running. You can use it to track other exercise activities, like biking, hiking and any other activity that crosses a distance.
WebMD is a health and wellness reference app that everyone should have on their iPhone. It is useful if you feel sick and want to input your symptoms and find possible clues to your health problems before heading to the doctor. Of course, there are all sorts of other uses for this app. For instance, you can search for healthcare professionals in your area or look at important contact and first aid information for emergencies.
The accelerometer and GPS features on your iPhone are useful for tracking health and fitness activities, but Digifit iCardio takes this one step further. You attach a compatible heart rate monitor to your body and then use the app to track your heart rate and adjust your fitness level. This is important for cardio exercises that rely on your heart rate to optimize your workout. With this app, you can set fitness goals and analyze your workouts with more information than other basic fitness apps.
The JEFIT Workout app eliminates that crumpled piece of paper or notebook that you carry around the gym to write down the sets and reps you complete at each workout station. You can track them all with this simple app. The best part is that it's easy to see where you've improved and which stations you need to work at harder. Additionally, you can use the calendar view to balance the workout stations that you visit when you don't have time to do a complete workout at the gym.
These are just a few of the best fitness apps available on iTunes that are easy to download on fast, wireless internet. You can search for others to meet your specific fitness needs and goals. With an iPhone in hand and a reliable network, you can start losing weight and feeling great without spending a lot of money on expensive equipment.