As much as I wish I could just call up my fairy godmother and have her bippity boppity boo me into a life full of healthy habits, real life doesn’t work that way. (Incase you can’t tell, I’m already in the fairy tale mood.) It takes hard work to develop healthy habits. Since I’m not a gym member, I have to find other ways to exercise and keep focused on healthy habits. These are my favorite free apps I’ve found most helpful for keeping me motivated to get healthy.
My Fitness Pal:: Hands down I keep coming back to this app when I need to refocus on my goals. I take a minute after each meal to log what I eat. You may have to spend time measuring your food, but I think that helps with portion control– or at least it has helped me scale down my portions. You can also access it online and your friends can also link up with you. (You can find me under the user name affableolive.) Best of all, my fitness pal links up with my two other favorite free apps and it enters the calories I burn during exercise for me.
RunKeeper:: Unfortunately running isn’t the best activity considering how hard it is on the knees and lower back, but I LOVE it. I feel like I’m getting so much done physically in so little time. I can do it where ever I’m at, 30 minutes at a time, and feel like I accomplished so much. It’s not the most accurate app at GPS tracking, but it’s close and I love seeing the little map that tracks where I’ve been. It also plays my music, lets me know how long I’ve been running, how far I’ve gone– all by just looking at the screen. You can also log other activities like walking, cycling, and strength training or start a workout plan. When I’m not jogging, I’m using the third of my favorite free apps that also happens to sync up with my fitness pal…
Sworkit:: This app has become even more of a favorite since it’s last update. Sworkit has customized workouts that you can do anywhere. There are strength and cardio workouts, yoga and stretching, or you can build your own work out. After you choose the type of work out, you can choose the part of your body you want to focus on, how long you want to work out and it prompts you with exercises, when to switch, when to rest, and shows you a little video of how to do the exercise that plays for you to follow. I can do pilates on my off days and Sworkit switches it up for me so it’s not like doing the same workout video every day.
These are my three free favorite health and fitness apps. How do you keep focused on making healthy habits?
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