If you’re someone with a busy schedule, it’s hard to prioritise what you should doing in your spare time. Exercise is something a lot of us are guilty of shrugging off as a non-priority, when in actual fact, being fit and healthy has enormous benefits on your wellbeing, mood and productivity. Fitness apps can be a great way of making small changes to make your routine more health conscious, and here are our favourites…
MyFitnessPal (Android, iOS, Windows Phone)
Unless you have a lot of time on your hands, watching what you eat 24/7 is tough. MyFitnessPal is an easy to use and manage calorie and nutrients calculator that saves you the job of working out your daily allowances. With a database of over six million foods and a barcode scanner for easy input, you can track what you’re eating and where you need to make changes in your diet.
Charity Miles (Android, iOS)
Now you can feel every better about exercise with this genius app, which was recently named Men’s Fitness ‘Game Changer of the Year’. Corporate sponsors send a small donation to a non-profit organisation each time you run, walk or cycle all in the name of a good cause. So stop lounging around – choose a charity and hit the streets!
Jefit Workout (Android, iOS)
Jefit Workout saves you the hassle of carrying a notebook to the gym, keeping track of your sets and reps in weight-lifting workouts. This handy app helps you keep on track, live healthier and stay motivated with fitness goals by creating personalised workout routines. The added benefit of a calendar means you can plan the days you want to work out too.
The Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout (Android, iOS)
Now there are no excuses for not being able to squeeze exercise into your busy schedule. With the Johnson & Johnson 7 Minute Workout, there is no need for expensive workout gear – all you need is a chair and seven minutes of your time. This one is perfect for beginners, with helpful demos to coach you through each move.
Couch to 5K (Android, iOS)
If you’ve wanted to try running but never known where to start, this app helps you ease into your running program gradually. This free eight week program sets you three workouts per week, transforming you from couch potato to runner bean in just two months. Never has there been a more productive app!
By Emma Gibbins