Apps That’ll Help You Accomplish Your Fitness Goals
The University of Scranton published an article in their Journal of Clinical Psychology that goes over the statistics of New Year’s Resolutions, which Statistic Brain broke down. In this article it was shown that usually 45% of Americans will make a New Year’s Resolution, with only 8% of them successfully achieving their resolution. To help you successfully achieve your New Year’s Resolution we are breaking down apps in different types of categories. For starters we are going to break down some of the best apps to help you lose weight, which is also the #1 resolution made in 2014.
The Nike+ Running app uses your GPS to map your route with built in audio feedback. Through the GPS feature this app will tracks your distance, pace, time, and calories burned while you run. This audio feedback feature gives you your own personal cheering crowd as it will provide real-time cheering every time one of your friends from Facebook or Path (a private social network) “likes” the post where you’ve noted you’re going out for a run. Additionally, if you already have a Nike+ FuelBand SE, then you can pair it with the Nike+ Running.
Endomondo Sports Tracker
This app uses its GPS feature to track your running, cycling, jogging, skating, dancing and other outdoor workouts. On top tracking you’re workout through its GPS feature you’re able to connect the app to your Facebook profile and share your progress with your friends. The app also can connect to some supported fitness devices, such as Garmin sports watches.
The Lose It! app can help you lose weight by logging the food you’ve eaten and workouts during the day. After logging all of this it will calculate the calories you’ve gained and lost and compares it to your daily calorie goal. On top of the app you are also able to access your log and the data Lose it! provides through their free website. The Lose it! app is also compatible with is compatible Nike+ FuelBand, Fitbit, Runkeeper and other fitness devices and apps.
If you love competing with your friends and other fellow cyclist than you must download the Strava Cycling app. This app will take the routes you’ve ridden through and put’s your best time against others who have ridden on the same route. If you’re into competing or just comparing your time with others doing the same type of activity you’re into than this is the app for you.
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MapMyFitness is part of the Connected Fitness series of ‘MapMy’ apps with the goal of making social fitness simple and rewarding. When you download this app you are opened to using more than 600 activities. The one caveat to this fitness app is that while you have more than 600 activities open to use not all of them are available in the free version. If you want to make the most of everything MapMyFitness has to offer than you will have to pay a subscription fee, starting at $5.99 per month or $29.99 per year. As with most fitness apps for running, walking, cycling, etc., Map My Fitness uses GPS to track your routes and shows you a map of the your entire route when you’re done. It also displays length (in both time and distance), pace, maximum speed, and a few other helpful statistics to measure your progress.
Source: Statistic Brain