Today's post is slightly different and was inspired by two things. Firstly I had seen a moderation of this tag floating around YouTube and liked it but wanted to make it more specific to health and fitness. The reason why, is because since the beginning of the year I have embarked on a new journey, it has encouraged me to change my nutrition, fitness and general lifestyle for the better. A lot of inspiration and motivation has come from simple things like the apps on my phone and it made me realise how important these apps are at pushing me to 'be better'. It also made me realise that we live in an age of mobile technology and it really dominates our lives to the extent that I'm, personally unable to function without my phone! I remember being a teen with my first mobile from dialaphone, (all those years ago) and now in my mid twenties I rely so heavily on this small, pocket-sized piece of technology.
I wanted to share a few of my favourite apps that I've found really helpful in getting myself motivated and generally helping me to adapt to this lifestyle change which is a journey that I am really enjoying.
My Fitness Pal - FREE
This food diary is such a great app, it helps to monitor general eating throughout the day and really keeps track of your eating habits. The list of foods is amazing, it really takes in to consideration all types of food, condiments and drinks. It keeps on top of your daily calorie in take and you can add workouts to your day therefore changing your calorie allowance. I love how this app keeps track of your eating habits, workouts and weight on a daily basis, really making working towards a goal weight achievable.
Nike Training App - FREE
I love this app, it's great for people who don't have the time to get to the gym or simply aren't a member at the gym. It allows you to workout in the comfort of your own home combining simple moves and workouts designed around your fitness goals. You can choose to get lean, toned, strong and focused, then there specific workouts designed for you. I enjoy the variety from this app and all the exercises are accompanied by videos showing you how to complete them. I used this app loads when I was living in Paris, it's perfect for living in small spaces.
Instagram - FREE
Now this app might seem a bit odd for health and fitness but I have to say I have found this so Instagram so inspiring and motivational in regards to eating clean and working out. It allows you to follow people who may be embarking on the same journey, it helps give me ideas/recipes for eating clean and some of the quotes I've read have been that push I needed to get me up and to the gym! Just #HASHTAG anything fitness related in the search bar and you'll be surprised! I can flick through pictures for HOURS.
Daily Workouts - FREE
This is another great app for working out, I really like this app because it focuses on simple exercises for each area of concern. From legs, bums n tums this app has it all. Again with short videos that help demonstrate the moves for you to perfect. I often use this app at the gym when I'm doing ab exercises or using free weights for arms. I have found these short simple exercises really effective.
Gymspired - FREE
This is such a cool app that I recently discovered, It's the ideal app for any fitness lover. It literally covers everything you need to get in shape. From different kinds of calculators (I.e BMI, Pace, Reps) to tips on workouts. It also has a section on good foods to eat, with information on nutrition and another thing I love about this app is that it allows you to upload before and after pictures. I'm still a little new to this one but I'm already loving it.
These are 5 of my top apps for general health and fitness I find them so useful. Do any of you use any of the above apps? What are your current favourite apps? Fitness/health related? or not?
Hope you liked this post, I am working on a few more posts around health, nutrition and fitness hope you enjoy reading them as much as I do writing them.
Lots of Love