GET FIT Make it an appy new year

QT Magazine - - WELCOME - BY ACCREDITTED DIETICIAN KARA MCCOLLOM

Apps are mak­ing the abil­ity to source in­for­ma­tion on healthy food and ex­er­cise, at your fin­ger­tips, sim­ple and easy. This new year why not fill your phone with apps that can help you eat health­ier, im­prove your fit­ness and feel more con­fi­dent about your­self. These are my top 5 to try this year!

Foodswitch

Al­lows you to scan bar­codes on food pack­ages and get an im­me­di­ate, easy to un­der­stand, nu­tri­tion rat­ing. It will also give you a list of health­ier al­ter­na­tives. There is also a gluten switch func­tion that rec­om­mends gluten-free al­ter­na­tives to stan­dard prod­ucts.

Wa­ter­logged

If you haven’t been drink­ing enough wa­ter this sum­mer then this app is a must! Wa­ter­logged helps you track your wa­ter in­take and then sends you re­minders each hour to make sure you are reach­ing your daily goals.

Hap­pify

Hap­pify aims to help take con­trol of your emo­tional well­be­ing. It’s sim­i­lar to brain train­ing apps like Lu­mos­ity but for your emo­tional well­be­ing. It rec­om­mends daily psy­cho­log­i­cal ac­tiv­i­ties to im­prove men­tal health and hap­pi­ness.

Am I Hun­gry? Mind­ful Eat­ing App

This app will help you to bet­ter dis­tin­guish be­tween phys­i­cal hunger and non-hun­gry cues such as emotions. It can help you be in charge of your de­ci­sions about food, in­crease sat­is­fac­tion and re­duce guilt from overeat­ing.

Seven Minute Work­out

If you’re low on time or space but want to see the ben­e­fits of ex­er­cise, this could be for you. The train­ing ses­sions on the app con­sists of 12 dif­fer­ent ba­sic ex­er­cises that are per­formed for 30 sec­onds at a high in­ten­sity with a 10-sec­ond in­ter­val be­tween each for seven min­utes.

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