Five effective fitness apps for your smartphone

Five effective fitness apps for your smartphone

These days, there's no shortage of weight loss apps that claim they can act as your personal trainer, dietician and personal motivator all rolled into one. But which ones actually work? Whether you're looking to lose a few pounds or maintain your results after weight loss or bariatric surgery, try these recommendations for the best apps to keep you on track.

Breeze for iOS, free: This is a simple pedometer app that operates on the recommendation that you should take at least 10,000 steps a day. Expect daily reminders, cheerful encouragements and ever-changing goals that keep things interesting. A beautiful interface makes this app a joy to use.

MyFitnessPal for iOS and Android, free: MyFitnessPal is the ultimate free activity and calorie-tracking app. The app tells you how many calories you should eat based on how active you are, and offers social networking elements that help keep you motivated. Plus, you can sync the app with third-party devices, like a FitBit.

Cody for iOS, free: If you prefer working out at home, try Cody, which offers workout videos from top fitness experts as well as a supportive community ready to help you on your weight loss journey. Customize video playlists based on your fitness goals and browse your social feed to cheer on your friends and get motivated.

Lose It! for iOS and Android, free basic version or $39.99 premium version: Lose It! not only connects you with information to help keep your weight on track, but to other users and to your computer, too. Use a UPC scanner to track your food, and upgrade to the premium version to access meal planning, tracking and other features.

Noom for Android, free basic version or $9.99 premium version: This fun app works like a weight loss coach in your pocket by using your personal information to make custom weight loss recommendations. Upgrade to the premium version to get access to an online weight loss community.

Always keep in mind that weight loss is a highly personal process, and you should always consult your physician before starting any kind of fitness or nutritional program.

Posted: 5/21/2015 by Goshen Health
Filed under: Apps, Fitness, Healthy, Lifestyle, Smartphone, Technology

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