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How to use your phone for fitness and lose weight

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Apps, fitness trackers and other tech that can help lose some weight 🙂

With the ever busy lifestyles of most people, staying fit is becoming a very important topic due to stress from work or other daily activities.

Luckily, tech makes it easier to stick to our fitness goals and track our lifestyles.

Here are some of the best tools to help:

Fitness Apps

With so many apps on the iOS and App store for Android we need to narrow the very best…

But Food first, so you’re sitting in your office thinking about what to eat, thinking if you should take the healthy meal or some nice burger from a close KFC. You have also signed up or started some gym exercises/classes so you say “You can just burn off the burger later at gym“.

You say, “the stress is going to burn everything and I’ll be feeling better later and it won’t hurt“. Well, unfortunately, it can hurt a lot more than you thought because despite taking a gym class, that burger isn’t going to just disappear.

Unfortunately, you can not out-exercise a bad diet, regardless of how many workouts you do daily.

Calorie-tracking apps

There are a lot of Calorie-tracking apps in the market but here’s our best.

MyFitnessPal: That’s an app simplifies the system of calories counting. One of the fastest, easiest to use calorie counter app. It’s free to download for iOS, Android and even Windows Phone.
Also offers Premium features.

The IOS app helps you reach your weight loss goals, set a daily calorie goal and record your daily food and exercise to make sure you stay on track. Then watch the pounds come off!

The Android app gives you full mobile access their entire food and exercise database — so you can log your food and exercise from anywhere, at any time!

The app also lets you connect with other popular fitness apps like Fitbit, Garmin and a lot more

Fitbit 1

Fitbit 2

Run-tracking apps

If your call is running when it comes to exercise, its always best to keep track of your progress. They keep you motivated and help with goal setting.
Apps like RunKeeper, Nike+ Run Club, MapMyRun, among a few other can be helpful for runners with experience or those who just started.

They make use of a phone’s GPS to track pace, distance, time elapsed and others.
Here are some apps and their unique features:

Nike+ Run Club: Track your runs, get coaching that adapts to you, and bring your friends along for the ride.

Runtastic: Amazing app that comes with a “Story Mode” which makes running more fun.

RunKeeper: Great features like Tracking workouts, setting goals and plans, monitor progress and stay motivated.

Strava is our best recommendation not because it’s another training app, but it offers a social network feature for athletes.

Guided workouts for non-runners

You don’t need to be in a gym plan to be in shape. There are many sites and apps offering free workout services.
One of our best is the Nike+ Training Club as it offers more than 100 free workout videos. Also free to download from iOS store and Android.

Nike+ Training Club
Nike+ Training Club

Another option is Fitstar, owned by Fitbit is a free and paid workout app. It offers video workouts & fitness plans. With the updated version, you get Fitbit tracker & hundreds of new workout videos.
Price starts at ₦3,600 or ₦18,600 a year.

Games that get you fit

Games helps us in so many ways we can’t begin to write about. Ever thought you could stay in shape with them?
Apps like Zombies, Run! and Fitocracy offer an exciting way of staying fit.
The Zombies, Run! app is very interesting while using. Walk, jog or run anywhere in the world. Hear your mission and music through your headphones.

Zombie, Run!
Zombie, Run!

If you’re chased by zombies, you’ll have to speed up! You’ll automatically collect supplies to build up your base.

The Zombies, Run! is available for free to download on iOS and Android with in-app purchases.

 

Another app Fitocracy its fitness gaming app and a social network. When you log workout, you earn points which level you up. Just like similar games out there but in this case, you are the character.

Fitocracy offers a free plan and also a $1/Day plan.

Fitness trackers

There are over a hundred plus wearables with lots of features tat we can use to track our daily fitness.

Activity trackers

Activity trackers are more affordable, smarter and more accurate. Also easier to use, they ease tracking of our steps, calories burnt, distance traveled, heart rate etc and even display on our smartphones.

Fitbit
Fitbit

A fitness app helps with extra motivation towards achieving your fitness goals. I recommend Fitbit From creating food plans to finding friends, the Fitbit app has everything you need to see your progress and stay inspired on your fitness journey.

 

I recommend either of the following:

This app has the largest user-base helps you compete with family and friends.

 

Used any specific tech  towards fitness ?

Let us know below.

2 Responses to "How to use your phone for fitness and lose weight"
  1. I use the app Yazio as a calorie counter! For me it’s a great tool to keep track of my nutrition and I love to see my progress in the graphs. I have connected the app to my Fitbit and that way I can easily keep track of my activities as well. In my opinion Yazio is an amazing support when trying to stick to your fitness and weight loss goals! You can find out more about the app on the website https://www.yazio.com/en .

    • Hi Jordan,
      I’ve looked at the website and you’re right.
      It also supports Apple Watch and has mobile apps for both Android and Apple phones.

      Great recommendation ??

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