Looking for some extra motivation to exercise? Want to keep track of your workouts? There's a growing selection of free fitness apps available for both iOS (Apple) and Android smartphones and tablets.
These high-tech tools can act as your very own personal trainer, providing you with ongoing feedback and encouragement to get active, pursue your fitness goals, and even challenge your family and friends to some healthy competition!
Here are 5 free fitness apps you can use right now:
This popular food tracking app makes monitoring your food intake and calories burned through exercise easy - users simply input their basic information, then record their workouts and food with the intuitive drop-down menus in this app.
As a result, users can easily see how many calories they've burned in relationship to their caloric intake. MyFitnessPal can also sync with many popular fitness trackers such as the Jawbone UP2/UP3 and Fitbit, making this free fitness app a great tool for anyone who's serious about monitoring their activity levels and food intake.
Want to monitor your heart rate while working out? Don't want to wear one of those uncomfortable heart rate monitor chest straps? Thanks to this free fitness app from Azumio, you can now check your heart rate right on your smart phone!
By monitoring your heart rate while exercising, you'll be able to track your cardiovascular health and workout in your ideal heart rate zone.
If you're looking for a free fitness app that provides personalized workouts, daily reminders and food coaching, you'll love Fitocracy. The free version includes level-specific workouts, exercise tracking, and motivational tools like points, badges, and interactive charts that make tracking your progress quick and easy
This free fitness app provides you with a variety of workouts designed to build strength, improve your cardiovascular health, and learn how to stretch properly. Featuring video demonstrations by certified fitness trainers, you can design up to 3 personalized workouts, and you can sync your stats with other apps like MyFitnessPal, UP, and Google Fit.
Does the idea of helping other people motivate you to workout? If so, then check out Charity Miles, a unique app that tracks your fitness goals and earns money for a non-profit organization.
Simply open up the app, choose a charity, and start walking, running, or cycling. You'll earn between 10-25 cents per mile logged for your chosen charity and you can challenge others to earn as well, making this a win-win situation!
To learn more about how you can use these free fitness apps to get in shape after bariatric surgery such as LAP-BAND, gastric bypass, or gastric sleeve, contact your bariatric care team here at Olde Del Mar Surgical.