I’m ashamed to admit that for a long time I didn’t really care or think about my health. When I danced growing up I was getting so much exercise that I didn’t really have to think about it during the rest of my day. And of course I was young enough that my body kept functioning normally no matter what I ate.
Once I stopped dancing in college, I noticed that my body had a hard time adjusting, and of course I gained some weight. It still wasn’t a lot of weight, really only I noticed it. But I still didn’t change anything. I was still eating garbage and not working out as much.
So now that I am done with college and seemingly a full functioning adult, I know that I need to be more health conscious, because (let’s be honest) my body isn’t going to get any younger.
Of course my lazy girl ways made me try to find the easiest way to stay fit. And what is easier or more convenient than health apps reminding you and helping you keep track. It’s like your own little health and fitness coach in your pocket.
Here are some of my favorite apps that I ACTUALLY use. I’m not endorsed by them, nor did I just randomly find them on the App Store. I’ve used them, they are awesome, and that’s why I’m recommending them. (Oh, and they’re all free!)
Probably one of the most famous health apps out there, for good reason. This little guy is awesome. It lets you type in your weight and stats and then you can log your exercise as well as what you’ve had to eat that day. I mainly use this for the dietary tracker, though it will map out your running and exercise. Not only does it tell the calories in what you’re eating but it adjusts how many calories you should have daily based on your body type. I’ve never been much of a calorie counter just because it seems super tedious to me, but this little app does all that work for me.
I just recently came across this app a few months ago and am obsessed. I use this more than any of the others on this list, just because I am a big believer that water is the best thing you can put in your body and I know that I don’t drink enough of it each day. Once you’ve told it your weight and whether or not you’ve worked out or been in the sun that day, it will tell you how many ounces of water you need to drink. It also keeps that annoying little red reminder on your screen until you’ve met your goal.
I’ve been really trying to learn how to be a decent runner for several years, though I recently sprained my ankle while running last month, so I’m afraid it’ll be awhile before I’m able to use this app again. But when I was running regularly I used this app everytime. It tells you how fast you’re going, how far you have run, and how long you’ve been running. It even makes a little map using gps to show your route with is super fun. I think it will play music for you to run to as well, though I’ve never used that feature. But you can also see routes that other people near you have ran, just in case you need some inspiration.
This one’s just for the girls I’m afraid. Sorry boys! (But honestly, be glad you don’t have to use this.) Clue keeps track of your menstrual cycle. It has a cool little circle that tells you when to expect your period, and, for those trying to get pregnant, your fertile window as well. You can also switch to calendar view if you would like. But you can enter in data for that day, like if you started your period, or if you were *ahem* “intimate” with someone. Probably one of the best features about this app is that if you are on a daily birth control, it will remind you when to take it.
I swear by all of these apps, and have for years. What kind of apps do you use to stay healthy?