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5 Free Fitness and Nutrition Apps You Need

Whether you’ve actually kept up with your New Year’s resolution or are just starting now, here are five apps you need to stay on track with your fitness and nutrition goals.



1. MyFitnessPal

A personal favorite, MyFitnessPal tracks your diet and exercise. Just enter your information to get a customized nutrition plan. You can enter your daily food, water, and exercise intake. The app tracks your nutrients and creates customized progress reports and interactive charts based on your goals. It boosts a large food database of over 5 million foods, including foods from many restaurants. It also features a recipe importer, as well as an option to create your own custom food and exercises and a barcode scanner. You can connect and easily integrate MyFitnessPal with devices such as Fitbit, Jawbone UP, Garmin, MapMyFitness, Runkeeper, Strava, Runtastic, Misfit, Withings, and Healthkit. The app is currently free for both Android and iOS users. You can update to premium for $9.99/month or $49.99/year.


2. FitMath

FitMath is a fitness calculator that serves as a great app for beginners and advanced fitness enthusiasts alike. It provides accurate health information aimed at optimizing your fitness journey based on specific goals, including weight loss, bulking, and maintenance. Reports include BMI, BMR/TDEE, ideal weight, heart rate, body fat estimate, LBM, LBM and BMR from body fat, MHR, THR, one rep max, protein intake, creatine intake, and body surface area. The app derives this information from your unique individual profile. These reports provide a wealth of information to maximize your workouts. The app is currently free for Android users.



3. Charity Miles

Charity Miles moto is “Move with Purpose”. Through this app, you can change the world by earning corporate sponsorships for specific charities when you walk, run, or bike. It’s a great way to stay active while also making a difference. Choose a charity from one of the app’s partners. The app will measure your distance using your phone’s GPS and accelerometer, and every mile you contribute will give more money from the sponsorship pool to the charity at the end of the challenge term (current term ends May 31). The app is currently free for both Android and iOS users.



4. RockMyRun

Experience body-driven music with RockMyRun. The app curates music from multiple genres and platforms, seamlessly mixed together to enhance enjoyment and performance during a workout. The music matches with your pace and syncs with the tempo of your workout through BPM. It constantly adapts to your effort level so you never miss a beat. You can also connect your favorite Bluetooth heart rate monitor and experience music that follows the beat of your heart. The app connects and easily integrates with other running apps such as Nike+, Runkeeper, MapMyFitness, Runtastic, and Endomondo to make the most of your workout.  The app is currently free for both Android and iOS users. Upgrade to premium for a fee.


5. Healthy Out

If you like to go out to eat, this app is a must. You can quickly and easily find healthy meals from local restaurants with Healthy Out. The app uses several filters, including preferences such as low calorie, low carb, high protein, and heath healthy; dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, vegan, lactose intolerant, and gluten intolerant; popular diets such as paleo, atkins, south beach, and zone; and other filters such as cuisine, ingredients, and type of dish. Tired of eating salads? The app’s most popular filter “not a salad”. In addition to locating healthy options in restaurants in over 500 US cities, the app also provides detailed nutrition information for the dishes. The app is currently free for both Android and iOS users.


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