Health and fitness apps
Could your mobile phone be your secret weapon on your journey to
a healthier U? There are loads of health and fitness apps available
that may provide the extra support and motivation you need. Below,
our DQ fitness fans share their favourite FREE health and fitness
apps with Healthy U readers.
Shape Up iPhone App
The Shape Up
app is designed to help you get healthy and stay healthy
with easy to follow, tasty meal plans based on the Australian
Dietary Guidelines. Simply download the app and set up a profile to
access 12 weeks of daily meal plans and healthy recipes tailored to
My Fitness Pal
This is a great all in one app and is especially useful if you
have a weight loss goal. You just have to set your goal weight and
how quickly you hope to shed the kilos and MyFitnessPal will work
out how many calories you need eat per day. You can then use the
app to record your food intake and exercise, and monitor your
progress. The app has a huge database of Australian foods and you
can also enter and save your own recipes.
This app is a saviour when it comes to trying to understand
nutrition panels in the supermarket. With the Food Switch app you
simply scan a food's barcode and it will give you an easy to
understand summary of the nutritional value of the food.
Plus, it gives you a list of similar food products that are
healthier choices making healthy shopping a breeze.
Map my run/walk
This handy app uses your phone's GPS and measures not only how
far you have walked or run in any one session but it also measures
how many calories you have burnt, your speed, even the elevation of
your walk. You can also easily upload your sessions to the
mapmywalk website and track your improvement.