Apps are handy for lots of things, but some of the best ones help you get healthy. You can use apps to keep track of what you eat and how much you work out and also to learn new moves and healthy new recipes. Our October issue features two great roundups of health apps worth trying out. They’re all free and make it easy to get started
In “Take it off!” you’ll see five weight-loss apps in action: Calorie Count, Lose It!, My Fitness Pal, My Net Diary, and Spark People. Our writer used these apps to lose 50 pounds! (My Fitness Pal was her favorite) She said it was a lot easier than she’d expected because there was no guesswork—the apps calculate calories for you and keep a running total of what you’ve taken in for the day. If you exercise, you get extra calories, and the apps factor that in too.
In “Workout buys,” a roundup of great websites to buy sports gear, from shoes to balls to bounce-proof sports bras, we also list four cool exercise apps:
Every Trail tracks your hikes and shows you others’ maps and tips.
GolfLogix GPS scores your golf game, tracks your stats, and uses GPS to get tee distances.
Ski School Beginners shows the basics for bunny-hill skiers.
Swim-Bike-Run Speeds logs your workouts, helping you train, or just stay accountable to yourself.
What are your favorite health apps? Check out our October issue, on newsstands now!