Wida crunch 2019’s best health and fitness apps
24 January 2019
When it comes to getting healthier in 2019, signing up to a gym and going on a diet aren’t your only options - there are now thousands of free health and fitness apps available to access right from your phone. We’ve selected a handful of our favourites to help make your New Year’s resolutions that little bit more achievable.
Myfitnesspal is a free diet and exercise tracker with over 6 million foods on its database, making it easy to log activity, identify unhealthy eating patterns and calculate how much you should be eating based on your energy consumption. Logging food is as simple as scanning the packaging using your phone camera!
Nike Training Club / Run Club
Nike Training Club and Run club are sleekly designed to sync with Google Fit. Nike Running Club captures your running data and allows you to share it with friends, with monthly “GO MORE. GET MORE.” prize challenges, whilst Nike Training Club has over 100 free video workouts, featuring Nike trainers and athletes to help you master your technique.
One You Couch to 5k
One You Couch to 5k is the perfect app for anyone lacking the motivation to go for a run. Created with BBC Get Inspired, you can choose between Olympian Michael Johnson, comedian Sarah Millican and a host of other stars to motivate you as you walk, then run your way to 5k.
Want to add a competitive streak to your workouts, or simply beat your own best time? Strava gives runners, cyclists and swimmers the tools to record routes, track speed, and log time using GPS support. You can even connect and share maps of your favourite routes and record times with friends on your Strava feed.
Winner of a Webby Award for Best Health & Fitness App, Charity Miles helps you to help others by helping yourself. It tracks your walking and running activity and converts your daily activity into donations. Choose from over 40 world-changing charities, including Stand Up to Cancer, Alzheimer’s Association, The World Food Program and Girl Up.
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