Apps to Help You Stick to an Exercise Regime

exerciseExercise is important but when life gets in the way, it is easy to fall out of your routine of working out. There are so many benefits to working out on a regular basis and a healthy lifestyle should be a top priority, whether you are at home or on the road.  It is easy to lose your motivation if you feel you’re not seeing results fast enough or if you miss a few days. In order to stick to an exercise regime, you have to be dedicated and disciplined. You cannot give up! Finding a great fitness app is a lot like using the buddy system. A workout partner can help keep you motivated, whether it’s geting you into the competitive spirit or just having someone to hold you accountable. An app can do almost the same thing! You can have all of your fitness needs right there at the touch of a button…literally. Sometimes being able to see the progress you are making is all you need to stay on track. There are thousands to choose from, but here are a few of the best and most effective apps to help you stick to an exercise regime.

MyFitness Pal – MyFitness Pal is an app that allows you to keep a food journal, count calories and add and log recipes. It is so easy to use and super fast. This app also allows you to scan barcodes on food items to count calories. You can connect with your friends and log all of your fitness activities and calories burned during your workout.  It helps you reach your weight goals, keeps you in check and when you see the progress you are making all laid out for you, it keeps you motivated. The best part is that this app is completely free!

Carrot Fit – This app is a little different from many of the fitness apps you might have used. If you are someone who needs a drill sergeant’s motivation to help you stick to an exercise regime, this is the one for you! Carrot Fit will throw out judgmental, harsh, even sarcastic comments in a motivating fashion. The app also gives you new workout tips and tricks, but to keep getting the new tips you have to drop at least one pound a week.

Human – Human is a great app that will help you stick to an exercise regime if you are looking for a more relaxed approach. This app encourages you to complete at least 30 consecutive minutes of physical activity every day. This is especially great for those of you who may have a harder time finding the time to exercise on a daily basis due to hectic schedules. Human will track your movements and let you know when you have reached your daily goal.

LoseIt – If you are someone who needs the extra help to keep you motivated and on track so that you will stick to an exercise regime, then LoseIt is a good choice! This app creates a custom weight loss plan for you. It is pretty much like having a personal trainer and a nutritionist, right in your pocket. All you have to do is enter some information about yourself including the goals you want to reach then use the barcode scanner to count your calories and keep a food log. This app pretty much does everything for you except for the actual exercise.

Whether you just want to lose weight, stay fit, or pass your next exam with Driver Physicals to renew your CDL, there’s a plan and an app out there for you to help you do it. Check some of these out and maybe even check with a nutritionist to find a regimen that works with you, and for you.

About the author: 

Anna Donato is a freelance writer and professional student who offers advice and insights on a variety of issues affecting the business community and the self-employed.