Did you know 12% of all new gym memberships are taken out in January? The New Year is just around the corner, and loads of us will be itching to get back into shape and start working towards our health and fitness goals again.
Apps are a great way to monitor your progress and keep track of your physical activity. Lots will let you set goals to work towards - perfect to give you a little boost when your will power is wavering.
We’ve done the research, and here are our top recommended health and fitness apps to help you smash it in 2020.
My Fitness Pal
If you’re looking to keep a closer eye on your eating habits and calorie intake, My Fitness Pal will help you take back control. With iOS and Android apps, as well as a website, all which let you keep track of your diet and calorie intake, My Fitness Pal makes healthy eating easier than ever.
With a barcode scanner and a database with over 11 million foods, just scan or search to instantly find the nutritional information of whatever you want to check. You can even save meals and recipes for quickly adding in future. Find out more at https://www.myfitnesspal.com/
If you’re trying to maximise how many calories you’re burning, you can’t beat cardio for an efficient workout. With Runkeeper you’ll get access to a community of over 50 million runners, so you can always reach out for tips, motivation and advice. Available on iOS and Android, you’ll easily be able to keep track of your pace, distance using GPS – so you can see your progress day by day.
You can upgrade to Runkeeper Go for £9.99 a month at https://runkeeper.com/ to get even more features, including in-depth details on your progress, and tailored coaching programmes.
Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock
We all know how important a good night’s sleep is for our general wellbeing and outlook on life. Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock is an intelligent alarm clock app that analyses your sleeping patterns and wakes you up when you’re in the lightest sleep stage, so you always wake up feeling refreshed and well rested - you’ll get the best possible start to your day. The app is available for Android and iOS and you can download it here: https://www.sleepcycle.com/
Get fit and make an impact at the same time with the Charity Miles app. Not only does it track how many miles you’ve covered, you’ll also earn money for your chosen charity with every step.
There are over 40 charities to choose from, and you’ll feel great knowing that while you’re helping your health, you’re also helping others too. Turn that run, walk or jog into something good for everyone! You can even get sponsored by friends and family, and best of all, it’s free.
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