It’s summer time and the bikinis and crop tops are in full effect – but are you? As a young woman, I know it’s hard to juggle career, family, and fitness. But with the ever growing world of technology, there is plenty of help right at your fingertips. Although summer has begun, it’s not too late to get in shape! With these 23 apps for your smartphone, it’s never been easier. I like to think that living a healthy, fit life spans three areas. Those three areas are nutrition, fitness, and self-wellness.
The Nutrition List
According to Huffington Post, a healthy diet accounts for 80 percent of weight loss. Here are seven options to eat better and healthier:
TwoGrand app allows you to track your food and water intake. You can take pictures of what you eat each day and make a food journal, which allows you to document exactly what you are eating.
Fooducate app is the app that goes beyond counting calories. It’s all about creating a healthy lifestyle instead of just helping you lose weight. With this app, you can scan a product’s barcode and see the ingredient break down of the item along with a wellness grade.
ShopWell app is for those who have specific dietary needs in order to live a healthy lifestyle. This app can help those who are diabetic or living a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle pick the right choices in the grocery store by using a scanner system.
Healthy Dining app is for those who eat out often. This app is a database of healthy, nutritious choices for food and drink items on menus at top traditional and fast food restaurants.
Bon’ App app is a Voice-Powered app that customizes your nutrition goals. This app will the sugar, salt, and saturated food content of food items.
Healthy Out app locates healthy restaurants in your location that offer delivery or takeout. This app weeds out unhealthy options automatically, saving you the time and temptation.
MyFlexDiet app is for those who still want to eat what they want and lose weight. This app is all about portion control. Sometimes it’s not about what you eat, but how much of it you eat. This app allows you to pick one meal of the day of your choice and customizes the other two.
The Tracker List
This group is focused on counting calories and distance. Although nutrition is very important in being fit, exercise is also especially important for shedding those few hard to lose pounds that dieting alone won’t remove. Exercise also keeps your body toned and tight. Here are eight options:
Nike Training Club app is not for the faint at heart. This app includes workouts from professional trainers who train the likes of Serena Williams and Rihanna.
Gipis Running app is for those who want to measure their fitness by a goal. This app is for the runners or walkers who want to train for 5K, 10K, and marathons.
Teemo: Fitness Adventure Game app is for people who are looking for short, fun workouts. This app offers workout challenges turned into games that even kids can try.
Fitness Buddy app has detailed exercise instructions with animations and also allows you to add your own custom workouts to share with others.
Fitocracy is a part workout part/part social network app. This app specializes in connecting those who work out with others, thus creating a motivating and encouraging environment to share fitness journeys.
My Fitness Pal: Calorie Counter app helps you count the calories of the food you ingest. It has over 3 million foods in its database.
Nike + Running app records your time, pace, and distance and allows you to connect and compete in running challenges with your friends on Facebook.
Daily Workouts is for the woman on the run with very little time. This app has 10 to 30 minute short burst workouts.
The Wellness List
This group is focused on self-motivation and encouragement for getting and staying fit. Losing weight is ultimately a mindset. According to BodyMindSpirt.com, if your mind and spirit are aligned, maintaining your weight loss and healthy eating habits is much easier. Here are eight app options:
WebMD is an app that gives you accredited knowledge connected to your health and wellness journey. It connects the dots between exercise, nutrition, and overall wellness through tips, articles, and even fun quizzes.
Relax Melodies is an app that has relaxing melodies to help you go to sleep. Getting the recommended hours of sleep each night is important when losing weight.
Health Tip of Day is a daily way to stay motivated and increase your knowledge. This app gives a tip of information on wellness, fitness, and spiritual insight every day.
Bloom is an inspirational app that allows the user to create multimedia messages including pictures, music, and quotes to inspire themselves as well as sharing their “blooms” with family and friends to live stress-free, healthy, happy lives.
Take a Break is all about quick meditation. This app offers music, nature sounds, and even voice guided meditation sessions. Whether you need a quick break at work for a couple of minutes or a break in the car, this would be a perfect fit.
Healthy Habits is an app that helps you change lifestyle habits through tips, reminders, quotes and positive reinforcements. You can share the positive reinforcement with your family and friends via social networking.
Sleep Pillow Sounds is a renowned sleep app that not only gets you to sleep, but also gives you a great nights rest. It has been featured on ABC, CBS, and recommended by multiple doctors. It has over 300,000 sound combinations to ensure a peaceful night sleep to aid in being fit.
Meditation Timer allows you to meditate without worrying about time. This app allows you to create a meditation schedule with prepared start times, intervals, and cool down sounds that take the work out of guessing.