Click for Good Health: Apps that help you stay fit and stay fit
by Shubhangi Shah
If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that health is indeed the greatest asset. Maintaining a healthy weight, taking care of mental health, eating right and exercising daily can not only protect you from diseases but ensure a long and quality life. The pandemic has also shown that technology can enable anything. What if we combine the two? What if technology brought health at your disposal? No, it’s not that easy.
If you’ve ever embarked on an online fitness journey, you might have stumbled upon a few such apps. Searching through these and finding one for you can be an overwhelming task. We’ve sifted through a few fitness apps to find them that might fit the bill.
Although the most basic, watching calorie intake is considered an important aspect of weight loss. And if that’s your goal, then ‘calorie intake < calorie burn' should be your mantra. And to make your job easier, here is a calorie counter app for you:
my fitness pal
Dominating the fitness app space for many years now, My Fitness Pal is a comprehensive calorie tracker with a huge database of foods and workouts. After logging in your details like gender, age, height, weight and weight loss goal, the app provides you with a daily calorie budget. Then you plan your meals and workouts according to that budget. The app is easy to use and can be integrated with other apps and devices. Available on both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, it is free to use with a fee on premium plans.
There is no substitute for a good workout to stay fit and stay fit. Although almost linked to weight loss, exercising ensures heart health, strong bones and muscles, and a happy mind. The thing is, to stay consistent, pick a workout that matches your personality, something you love and can stick to. Here are some apps you can try:
Nike Training Club
Whether it’s high-intensity interval training (HIIT) or yoga, cardio or strength training, you can find a variety of exercises on the Nike Training Club app. After you download it, you fill out a quick quiz and get a customized plan for yourself. Not only that, it allows you to work out live or on-demand with Nike trainers. The app is available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, and you can download This for free.
Whether you’re just starting out or at an advanced level in your fitness game, Sworkit Fitness gives you a wide variety of workouts to choose from. It also integrates with other apps and devices. The app is available on both Google Play Store and Apple App Store. You can download it for free. However, you will need to pay a subscription fee to access the premium features.
7 Minute Workout
Short of time and looking for a quick workout? Then you need seven minutes. The app provides you with basic workouts that you can do in less than seven minutes. It also comes with visual and audio instructions as well as the duration for which you need to perform a particular exercise. Everything about this app is simple- the interface, the feel and the workout. A 7-minute workout can also be a good option for beginners. Short duration and basic exercises can help you get into the habit, build momentum, and build on it. You can download the app for free from both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. You can use it for free or pay a subscription fee for premium services.
This is for runners. Strava helps you track your running mileage and progress. It can be integrated with many devices like Apple Watch and Fitbit. However, for running, you can use it during cycling and other similar activities. The app is available on both Google Play Store and Apple App Store and can be downloaded for free.