The best mobile apps for fitness

Written by Tech84 on October 15, 2012

There are apps for virtually everything nowadays, and with more and more people concerned about physical fitness, it is no surprise to find that there are plenty of mobile apps available for the latest phones to help you get yourself in shape – or maintain the level of fitness you have already achieved. These are a few of the good ones.

Lose It
This app focuses on your nutritional needs, and is completely free to download. It provides a pretty comprehensive library of foods and drinks, complete with information about the amount of calories, fat, protein, fibre etc each includes – ensuring that you are able to keep track of your intake of each of these by inputting what you eat and drink each day. It also allows you to keep track of your exercise schedule, while providing you with data comparing this with your dietary intake. Furthermore, it also features a graph, drawn from the data you input, that will show you your weight loss/gain.

Another free one; this jolly fitness app provides a host of fun but useful information about the foods and drinks we consume each day. All you have to do to get a new fact is either shake your mobile or swipe the page, and a new one will appear on what looks like a post-it note. The app has more than 500 nutritional facts about food and drink, making it great both for those wanting to get healthy and those taking part in a pub quiz!

This app, which costs just £1.99, is ideal for those who would like to be able to hit the treadmills at their local gym, but are just too busy to be able to fit it into their schedules. It works by keeping record of the speed, distance and steps you take during the course of your average days walking and – unlike virtually all other pedometers – it will work if you keep it in your pocket – so you don’t have to carry it or keep it in some ridiculous-looking belt strap.

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