Best Apps and Gadgets to Get Healthy
Want to get healthy but struggling to summon the enthusiasm on your own? If you have a smartphone or tablet, then a few excellent apps could be just the thing for helping you get over the hump. There are also some great gadgets for getting you on the right track when it comes to dieting and exercising correctly.
Investigate a few of the best apps and gadgets for boosting your health and wellbeing and see if you could work your way to a fitter, healthier you.
Digital health and fitness aids
On of the most popular new ways to galvanise a sluggish exercise routine is to invest in a Fitbit. This is a neat, rubber wristband that syncs with your computer or phone and keeps track of your activity, allowing you to see how well you’re sticking to your plan. It’s a bit like a traditional pedometer, but it has a lot of added extras that make it well worth your while. As well as the amount of steps you take, it also monitors your calories, the distance you cover, your sleep and the stairs you climb.
Another excellent app to investigate is My Fitness Pal, a free calorie counter that claims to offer access to nutrition information about more than three million different foods. It syncs automatically between your computer and phone, so your food diary will always be up to date. It also has an exercise database that will help you see how many calories you burn during your usual exercise routine. The good thing about this app is how simple they’ve made it to use. This means you can log your meals in a matter of moments and makes it more likely that you’ll stick to your diet.
Another app that focuses on keeping the process simple is Argus. It has a bright, friendly interface and tracks your activity directly through your iPhone. It tracks your steps and you can also log workouts, take a note of how much water you drink and take photos of your food to help inspire you to make healthy choices.
Other great health apps
There are many more excellent apps available and some of these are specialised to suit different tastes or lifestyle choices. If you’re looking for an app that will make you work hard, then the 10 highlighted by Men’s Fitness might suit you. For aspirational apps, check out the ones chosen by Cosmopolitan.
If you’ve got an iPhone or Android handset, then you might want to see which fitness apps Huffington Post has chosen as its favourites – including the 30 Day Fitness Challenge, perfect if you need a quick pick me up. The Independent also has a useful article on choosing the best fitness app for your needs, have a look at its top 10 apps and see which one you’re inspired to download.
Fitness apps may not do the hard work for you, but they can provide some much needed motivation and inspiration.
Have you found an App or gadget which has worked for you?
Latest posts by Silversurfer's Editor (see all)
- Get a happier, healthier lifestyle by embracing Hygga - July 28, 2017
- Would you opt to be microchipped? - July 27, 2017
- Have you encountered casual ageism? - July 26, 2017
- Role of Grandparent – Disciplinarian or Fun Maker? - July 26, 2017
- Introducing Susie’s Snappy Swimsuit! - July 25, 2017
Leave a Comment!
Community Terms & Conditions
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Nurturing a safe environment
Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.
We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!