Health and Technology: 5 Great Smartphone Apps That’ll Help You Buff Up

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Our increasing dependence intechnology for our business and pleasure activities has left a lot of people out of shape. This doesn’t mean you should forgo it to be fitter, though! In fact, various technological breakthroughs can even help you be physically better, and you can enjoy it all from your smartphone!

Your smartphone can remind you to take your medicine for cough and cold (if needed), organize your exercise and diet schedules, and so on. Below are just some of the apps you can have on your gadget:

Fitocracy

Fitocracy

Endlessly surfing on Facebook wouldn’t help you get physically toned, just so you know. This app, on the other hand, is all about that and more! Fitocracy allows you to choose between workouts and complete them alone or otherwise. It’s somewhat like a game, with every session you finish recorded like an unlocked achievement. It will definitely make exercising more fun and exciting!

Zombies, Run

Zombies, Run

This app serves very much like your typical pedometer—but with a post-apocalyptic twist! If you think jogging on a normal, quiet day is hard, imagine having to run away from a legion zombies bent on ripping off your flesh and intestines! Not only would this app help you be physically fitter, but it’ll also prep you up in case the undead does come knocking. After all, in a zombie-infested land, good cardio always come handy!

Nike+ GPS

Nike+ GPS

Need to exercise? Nike has three words for you: Just do it! But just in case you need them to remind you every now and then, you can always get their app, the Nike+ GPS! This watch helps track your sprinting sessions, recording the distance you’ve covered as well as how fast and how long you’ve beed running. And as if that’s not enough, it can also share with you some words of wisdom from the company’s top athletes!

CalorieCounter

CalorieCounter

When you’re on a diet, it’s always important to check the Nutrition Facts on the back of the packaging. However, mouth-watering dishes like pork roast, chicken salpicao, and beef brisket don’t come with labels. Luckily, the website CalorieCounter provides you with a vast database of foods and its nutritional contents. Now available in a smartphone app, you can know exactly how many calories you’re taking in with just a press of a button! It’s so dependable and accurate that it took the top spot for 2014’s best health and fitness app!

M-Train

M-Train

If your problem’s not wanting to exercise but how to do it properly, then this app’s just the thing you need to get started! M-train shows its users a wide variety of exercises, providing pointers and guidelines on how you can do it right as well as breaking down each of the exercises into four elements: Power, Agility, Stregth, and Endurance. The app also helps you customize your own routines by letting you watch and download various fitness videos.

So what are you waiting for? Make technology work for you by making you work out!

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Fitness

Our increasing dependence intechnology for our business and pleasure activities has left a lot of people out of shape. This doesn’t mean you should forgo it to be fitter, though! In fact, various technological breakthroughs can even help you be physically better, and you can enjoy it all from your smartphone!

Your smartphone can remind you to take your medicine for cough and cold (if needed), organize your exercise and diet schedules, and so on. Below are just some of the apps you can have on your gadget:

Fitocracy

Fitocracy

Endlessly surfing on Facebook wouldn’t help you get physically toned, just so you know. This app, on the other hand, is all about that and more! Fitocracy allows you to choose between workouts and complete them alone or otherwise. It’s somewhat like a game, with every session you finish recorded like an unlocked achievement. It will definitely make exercising more fun and exciting!

Zombies, Run

Zombies, Run

This app serves very much like your typical pedometer—but with a post-apocalyptic twist! If you think jogging on a normal, quiet day is hard, imagine having to run away from a legion zombies bent on ripping off your flesh and intestines! Not only would this app help you be physically fitter, but it’ll also prep you up in case the undead does come knocking. After all, in a zombie-infested land, good cardio always come handy!

Nike+ GPS

Nike+ GPS

Need to exercise? Nike has three words for you: Just do it! But just in case you need them to remind you every now and then, you can always get their app, the Nike+ GPS! This watch helps track your sprinting sessions, recording the distance you’ve covered as well as how fast and how long you’ve beed running. And as if that’s not enough, it can also share with you some words of wisdom from the company’s top athletes!

CalorieCounter

CalorieCounter

When you’re on a diet, it’s always important to check the Nutrition Facts on the back of the packaging. However, mouth-watering dishes like pork roast, chicken salpicao, and beef brisket don’t come with labels. Luckily, the website CalorieCounter provides you with a vast database of foods and its nutritional contents. Now available in a smartphone app, you can know exactly how many calories you’re taking in with just a press of a button! It’s so dependable and accurate that it took the top spot for 2014’s best health and fitness app!

M-Train

M-Train

If your problem’s not wanting to exercise but how to do it properly, then this app’s just the thing you need to get started! M-train shows its users a wide variety of exercises, providing pointers and guidelines on how you can do it right as well as breaking down each of the exercises into four elements: Power, Agility, Stregth, and Endurance. The app also helps you customize your own routines by letting you watch and download various fitness videos.

So what are you waiting for? Make technology work for you by making you work out!

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