There’s no denying we’re all technologically plugged in these days. Whether you’re on your smartphone, iPad or Kindle, working out, eating well and slimming down has never been easier with these on-the-go apps that fit most almost every tech platform.
Record your daily activities and connect with others who are trying to reach similar goals. Join a community group, get followers, send affirmations to your friends, and enter a little friendly one-on-one competition with the app’s different challenges. If you feel like you could use some help achieving your goals, you’ll like the support group Fitocracy provides.
Available for: Android, iPad, iPhone (free; fitocracy.com)
This app lends a helping hand to your planner by letting you search for physicians near you, make an appointment, and fill out your paperwork in advance. No more calling and being put on hold means faster care.
Available for: Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch (free; itunes.com)
Runtastic makes it easy to get and stay fit. Simply sync this free app up with your Facebook account, and you can log in and track all your activities. Whether you’re running, biking, or hiking, it will track your calories burned, elevation, pace, and distance covered, as well as provide audio feedback.
Available for: Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone, Windows Phone 7 (free; runtastic.com)
AthleteInMe’s Calorie Converter
The award-winning AthleteInMe’s Calorie Converter app helps you make better choices when dining out by telling you exactly how many minutes you’d have to exercise in order to burn off menu options. Simply enter your body weight, then select from nearly 3,000 items including Starbucks drinks, fast food, and even beer. You’ll think twice about ordering that chocolate tarte for dessert when you learn that you’d have to walk a marathon to negate it.
Available for: Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch ($2.99; athleteinme.com)
A modern recipe box, you can find directions on how to cook almost anything you can think of. Interactive features provide tips for making the best use of leftovers, user reviews, photos, and the ability to share what you’re cooking and see what other users are whipping up as well.
Available for: Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire (free; amazon.com)
Source: Shape Magazine