by Valerie Heruska
Making your life easier
I know I’ve expressed my love of apps. and the cloud in earlier posts, but I recently discovered two apps that are super helpful if you’re trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. For me, it’s not about some fad diet , but it’s about just maintaining a healthy lifestyle and eating right and exercising daily. So, the two apps that make my life easier, Nike + Running and Lose It!
I love the Nike+ running app because it simply keeps track of your mileage. I used to have the Nike+ app for iPodTouch and the receiver that you would keep on your shoe. I felt that I was always recalibrating the running pace, and one day, while out on a run, it just stopped working. Finally, I came into the 21st century and got an iPhone5, and also got Nike+Running, which allowed me use a GPS instead of the receiver. I love this app because you can sync it with Nike’s own website or with daily mile. It cheers you on, tracks your runs, and just makes my life easier, so I know what my splits are and how fast I go on each run. Simple, but it makes my life easier.
Lose It! is an app I found out about through an article/review from the good folks at BostInno. Lose it! is an app. that helps you keep track of things you’ve eaten in that day. For me, the more I see it, the more I change the way I eat, and so I have to give big props to Lose It! Lose It! allows you to set a weight goal and how much you would like to lose per week. Based on your age and current weight, it will set up a calorie plan for you. You can add exercises and then it will calculate your calorie intake. Cool specs: You can scan the barcode of any food product and it automatically finds it for you. No more looking through books or inputting the information yourself, unless there is no barcode (sad). They also have a list of restaurants (chains) and grocery stores. It’s pretty awesome and I’ve been using it for about a week now. It’s free and it’s definitely made my life easier and healthier.
So whatever your weight loss or training goals are, these two apps are super helpful and have made my life a little easier.