5 Helpful Health and Fitness Phone Apps

Recently I broke down and put an app on my phone that seems so silly to me. It’s called WaterLog. It does exactly what it says. I click a button every time I drink water and it tallies it up for me.

For the past few weeks I have not been hydrating well enough and I’ve been waking up with a headache. I’ve been telling myself for two weeks to just drink more water but at the end of the day it’s not happening. I’m not sure why because usually I’m a great water drinker. I download the app on my phone and it motivates me to drink more water. It’s working and I’m hitting my hydration goal for the day.

Well, now I officially depend on my phone for just about everything, even drinking water. Today I’m sharing 5 of my favorite health and fitness phone apps that are helpful in my daily life.

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[one] WaterLog

I found this app on my Android phone after I saw a lot of iPhone users using something similar. Simple but effective.

 

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[two] Nike Running App

I have a Nike+ Sportwatch so this app goes hand in hand with that. Even if you don’t have the Sportwatch, I highly recommend this app. It works outside with GPS and inside on the treadmill as well. It links up the run to the Nike+ website so that you can see splits and other feedback.

 

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[three] Nike Training Club

This app has so much variety included in it that I’m amazed it’s free. You can pick from a long list of workouts provided and then you also unlock more as you complete workouts. I use this app for 15-30 minute strength workouts usually about 3 times a week. I aim to get in a core, arm and leg workout each week.

 

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[four] Charity Miles

How amazing is it that I can do something I love (run) and would be doing anyway but at the same time help to make a difference? Charity Miles is an app that allows you to choose from a wide range of charities to donate funds to that you earn by running. I just turn this app on before I run and the various sponsors donate funds to the charity of my choice. I always pick The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society because it is an important charity to my family.

 

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[five] Yoga App

Here’s where I need your help. I’m looking for a good yoga app for my phone. I’ve been wanting to add more yoga into my routine and I think this is the way to do it. I’m looking for something that has various levels of yoga and has routines that last around 15 minutes. It seems like I can always squeeze in a 15 minute workout throughout the day but any longer than that gets more difficult.

 

What are your favorite health and fitness phone apps? Do you use a yoga app?

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2 comments

  1. Marnie @ SuperSmartMama says:

    Angie, I use an app similar to your Nike Running App. It’s called MapMyRun, and I started using it back in 2009 before smartphones were as amazing as they are now. Back then I had to plot my runs after I ran and provide the time it took to finish the run and it would calculate average pace and show me elevation gain. Today’s version uses GPS and it gives me the splits for each of my miles… now that I’m trying to transition back to running, the split feature is so motivating!

  2. jill conyers says:

    I don’t use any fitness apps. I’ve tried a few but haven’t stuck with any for very long.