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Best Fitness Apps for Smartphone

Aside from all the useful and interesting things that smartphones are enabling you to do they are also quite capable of helping you stay healthy and active. Even though most of us know the value of workout and remaining active, not all of us can be bothered to actually exercise as often as we should. This is the greatest thing about apps of this type, while some of them simply give you instructions on how to do some exercises other are actually capable of making your exercise regime more efficient, or even helping you make it more interesting. Regardless of your preferred activity, you can be sure that there are at least some apps that could help you with your favored routine, and we have listed some that have been shown to be effective.

1) Fitocracy

One of the apps that is meant to motivate the user to work harder and strive for better results, Fitocracy does this by allowing you to share your results with the community of other users of this app. Regardless of your discipline, chances are that there will enough other users to create a healthy competitive atmosphere that will make you push harder to reach the top of the charts. Additionally, you also easily post your results on Facebook, informing your friends of your success. The app is completely free and is available for both iOS and Android devices.

2) MyFitnessPal

This app is more focused on your proper nutrition than the exercise regimes. It allows you to easily track your intake of calories, by offering a bar code scanner and a huge database of different types of food. It is great for keeping an eye on your calorie intake and really helps you reach your weight goals, without having to spend too much time on dealing with actual numbers. MyFitnessPal is available for both Android and iOS, and is absolutely free.

3) Nutrition Tips

Another app that is more focused on helping you with your diet decisions than your workout, Nutrition Tips gives you a bunch of useful advice on proper handling of your nutrition. The app is packed with interesting info on different types of food, and can really make a huge difference in your diet. This free app is only available for iOS platform.

4) Couch To 5K

A great instructional app that allows you to go from zero to running 5 km in no time. The app’s program guides you through a nine week regime that gradually becomes more demanding, until you are able to run the full distance with no problem. Apart from motivating the user, it also prevents you from straining yourself too much, or being too slow in your progress. Available for both Android and iOS, Couch To 5K is another amazing free app.

5) Workout Trainer

If your excuse for not exercising was that you can’t hire a private trainer and you simply don’t know how to do the exercises properly, this app maybe the thing that will finally make you start working out. It holds a database of all the exercises that you may ever need, with detailed and clear instructions of how to do them without injuring yourself or risk working out with no effect. Another free app that is available both on iOS and Android devices.

Author Bio:

Article by Samuel Evans blogger and writer . Samuel currently exploring everything related to mobile phones and gadgets.

A tech blogger by passion!

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