If you want an app that allows you to track your food and help you make smart food choices, then Fooducate is the app for you. You can set goals, enter your meals and record your exercise. You may be asking yourself how is this one different from the other apps that record your meals? What it does is grade the foods you are eating so that you can learn to make better choices. Or, you may wish to eat foods that are not genetically modified, but don't know which ones are. This app can help there too. Knowledge is power (according to Francis Bacon) - and this app helps you find that knowledge. Continue reading →
Are you looking for an easy pedometer app? One that keeps running in the background, doesn't require a lot of settings adjustments? If you are, Moves, is the app for you. And if an app ever deserved a theme song, Moves does. I declare "I like to move it" by Will.i.am as their official song. Continue reading →
There are a number of 5K training apps on the market and many of them are very well planned and can provide you with the instruction you need. But, after trying Zombies, Run! 5K, I can tell you this is the first one that is so interesting that I can't wait to go out and train again. It is a combination of training and edge-of-your-seat story telling - with you as part of the story. Continue reading →
Shine is an app that lets you set goals for weekly activity and track your progress. There is an indiegogo project for a wearable device that will be the companion product to this app. The device, when available in March of 2013. will be the size of a quarter and introduce a new way to sync with your iPhone. Until that product becomes available, the Shine app can still help you plan and provide motivation.
Update 1/12/13 – I wrote this review several months ago. The app has been revised and is now ready to work with the wearable device. I have mine on order – do you? It won one of the top awards at this year’s Consumer Electronics’s Show.
The key to eating a balanced diet is to eat unprocessed foods, lots of vegetables and a good balance of protein and carbohydrates. I know this. I don’t know about you, but I don’t always eat unprocessed food and certainly not enough vegetables. And, I haven’t the faintest idea whether I am balancing my proteins and carbohydrates. In order to maintain a healthy diet I need help. That isn’t so hard to say. You probably need help as well. There are a number of good apps available to help you with this process. I’ve tried a number of them successfully. After testing MyNetDiary on the iPhone and iPad, I’m ready to say this is my favorite app. It is full featured, and best of all, incredibly easy to use.
I have been reluctant to add an app that was inspirational or coach inspired because I feel like I am motivated to keep going. However, once I discovered Easy Touch Fitness I changed my attitude about these positive feedback apps. It is not just about feedback, it is about setting goals, seeing how you are doing against your goals and keeping track of calories and time spent. It has an added dose of just being fun. Continue reading →
Good news, you got in shape in the first quarter of the year and now you are looking for new and different ideas to spice up your exercise routines. Consider one of the Couch-to-5K apps. You get a structured routine, your own personal coach, an opportunity to interact with our community and improve your health. That sounds like a win-win to me. There are a number of these apps. I chose the one that seemed to fit me the best and had a bright colorful display. Continue reading →
There are a lot of good fitness-related apps out on the market and ones that track your food as well. iMapMyWalk is the first one I have come across that logs your walks, complete with maps, and offers you the opportunity to add other activities and nutritional information. Continue reading →
Calorie Counter comes in three different flavors. There is a free version, a Plus version and you can sign up for an in-app subscription that provides you with enhanced capability. All versions provide you with a helpful tool for keeping track of your food and exercise. It’s easy to use, handy and gives you the feedback you need to manage your intake versus your calorie expenditure. There a number of apps that do this same thing, while this one is good, I don’t think it is the best. Continue reading →