Wellness Wednesday: (Free) Wellness Apps for your Smartphone

March is National Nutrition Month

March is national nutrition month and as such we are committed to proving to you that anyone can lead a healthy life-style, including the busy bees. Thanks to technology, those with smart phones can now have wellness trackers right at their fingertips. We have compiled a list of FREE (that’s right—free!) wellness applications for the iPhone and Android. These applications provide wellness tips, track weight loss goals and calories but also provide a variety of health and exercise tips all while connecting you to others who are striving for the same goals. Grab that smart phone and start downloading!

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FREE Wellness Applications for iPhone and Android

                          Lose it – Life is busy enough as it is. Lose It! Makes weight loss easy by putting healthier choices in the palm of your hand. Set up a personalized weight loss plan, connect the latest apps and devices, and start losing weight. http://www.loseit.com/ (each link has the picture of the app that you can get)

  Health Cubby – This app allows you to connect with up to seven friends to work together in reaching your weight loss goals. You can all chart your progress (or hide your weight if you want more privacy). http://www.health2apps.com/2011/08/01/health-cubby/

 Charity Miles – This app donates 10 cents per mile for bikers and 25 cents per mile for runners to the charity of your choice. Once you choose an organization, the app automatically tracks the distance you cover. http://www.charitymiles.org/

 My Fitness Pal – This app is a diet and fitness community built with one purpose in mind: providing you with the tools and support you need to achieve your weight loss goals. http://www.myfitnesspal.com/

  Mint Nutrition – – Great for eating out or staying in, this app lets you search for foods at your favorite restaurants. You can also create “plates” of your favorite foods and a list of your go-to restaurants for easier, faster access to information. http://mintapps.com/nutrition/

  Nike + Running – This app tracks distance, pace, time and calories burned with GPS, giving you audio feedback as you run. Automatically upload to nikeplus.com to see your runs, including your route and elevation. http://nikeplus.nike.com/plus/products/gps_app/

The Carrot This app is packed with trackers. You can keep a journal (and search foods in the database of nutritional information), keep tabs on your blood pressure, and track your workouts. http://thecarrot.com/

  The Runkeeper – This app can track, measure and improve your fitness over time. http://runkeeper.com/running-app?appsFlyerMediaSource=&appsFlyerCampaign

Fitocracy – This app is a social network that improves your fitness. Fitocracy connects you to the combined knowledge of over half a million fitness coaches, nutrition experts, and other folks from a wide variety of fitness backgrounds. https://www.fitocracy.com/

Strava – This app tracks your rides and runs in order to analyze and quantify your performance. Strava makes fitness a social experience, providing motivation. http://www.strava.com/

Juice – Juice is a fun, easy-to-use energy and activity tracker that helps you connect the dots between your daily routine and your energy. Keeping track of your activities such as sleep, diet and exercise can help you identify and change the behaviors that zap your energy. Unlike other health applications that require so much time and effort to use, Juice is simple to use and can be completed in under a minute a day. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/juice/id564226056?mt=8

C25K – This app is a fantastic program that’s been designed to get just about anyone from the couch to running 5 kilometers or 30 minutes in just 9 weeks. http://www.c25k.com/

Nike Training Club – This app is your personal trainer. Anytime. Anywhere. http://www.nike.com/us/en_us/c/womens-training/apps/nike-training-club

Map My Run – This app is a GPS running, jogging, walking, workout tracker and calorie counter. http://www.mapmyrun.com/

Daily Ab Workout – This app is a great 5 to 10 minute daily ab routine for men and women that steps you through ten of the best ab-sculpting exercises. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tinymission.dailyabworkoutfree1&hl=en

Fitbit – This app is dedicated to helping people lead healthier, more active lives. We take a common sense approach to fitness, and believe that the key is to make it easier for consumers to be more active, eat smarter, and get enough sleep — in short, that small changes to your daily routine can add up to big results. http://www.fitbit.com/apps

Fooducate – This app allows you to make better choice at the supermarket. Scan a product, see what’s inside and make healthier choices! http://www.fooducate.com/

 Gym Goal – This app provides more than 200 workouts you can modify based on your goals and capabilities.

 

 

 

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