According to Health Care News.com, in 2010 there were more than 200 million health apps in use and the number was expected to rise by three times by 2012.
From apps to cure insomnia to apps to improve your game of golf, advancements in technology has meant that achieving a higher level of health and fitness has never been easier and at such a low cost.
We explore 5 of the best new health and fitness apps.
This entrepreneurial app was developed in late 2011 with the aim to ‘slim down America’ by the computer scientist Benjamin Young, who was inspired by his own struggle to lose weight. This innovative app rewards exercise by providing users with free items such as workout DVDs, natural groceries and energy bars.
Since it was launched Nexercise has received numerable awards including the Capital Access Network Company of the Year award and the People’s Choice award.
What’s more, the Nexercise app is free to download.
Nike + iPod
Now a fitness ‘best of’ couldn’t be complete without featuring Nike is one capacity or another. The Nike +iPod app, which is new to 2012, wirelessly transmits practically all workout data, including distance covered, calories burned, heart rate, etc., to an iPod touch or iPhone, so that users can concentrate on achieving peak fitness and results.
And to get you moving even faster every workout is accompanied by songs from your iTunes library.
The Nike + iPod app isn’t cheap though, costing $20 to download.
If you would rather you’re quest for total fitness didn’t come at any monetary expense than downloading MyFitnessApp for free may sound more appealing. Containing a huge database of more than 1.1 million foods, dieters simply select the food you have eaten throughout the day and the app counts works out the number of calories you have consumed. The idea is that those who are aware of the calorific content of their meals are more successful in losing weight than those who don’t.
We all know about the perils of eating too much salt, such as dehydrating the body leading to high blood pressure and even kidney failure. Downloading the Sodium 101 app will not only raise one’s awareness of the health pitfalls of salt, but will inform users of the salt content of everyday food, making us more inclined to steer clear of foods with a high salt content.
The Sodium 101 app is free to download.
Ab Workouts Pro
Why is it that no matter how hard we work out our abs are the most difficult to conquer? This is where the Ab Workouts Pro app may step in, as by offering keep fitters daily ab-blasting workouts, abs are effectively targeted and maximum results are achieved.
The Ab Workouts Pro app costs $0.99.
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