PHONE-IN FIT­NESS

WITH SMART PHONES TAK­ING MORE OF OUR AT­TEN­TION, IT’S TIME TO GET HEALTH BEN­E­FITS FROM THEM, TOO

Life & Style Weekend - - YOU - WORDS: LAYNE WHITBURN

An ap­ple is the uni­ver­sal sym­bol for good health, so why not use your Ap­ple iPhone or al­ter­na­tive smart­phone all in the name of health? Here’s 10 health and fit­ness apps to help you keep track of your goals through­out the year. Appy run­ning!

Map my run

Your work­out is ir­rel­e­vant un­less you posted it on Facebook, right? Track your progress like a real ath­lete with Map My Run.

Life­sum

De­li­cious meal plans, a va­ri­ety of fit­ness regimes and reg­u­lar re­minders to drink plenty of H2O. Where do we sign up?

Food switch

‘Hanger’ (hunger and anger) is a se­ri­ous con­di­tion. Never go hun­gry in the name of ‘healthy eat­ing’. You don’t have to cut it, just swap it.

Fit­star Per­sonal Trainer

Get the PT ex­pe­ri­ence with­out fork­ing out the big bucks. Just BYO iPhone and you’re ready to work it out.

Quit Now: My QuitBuddy

When go­ing through life chal­lenges, ev­ery­one needs a buddy. Meet My QuitBuddy, the ul­ti­mate wing­man in giv­ing to­bacco the flick. .......................

Fit Brains Trainer

Health and fit­ness isn’t all about pump­ing iron. Pump brain cells with Fit Brains Trainer. Train your brain with sci­ence-based games de­signed by neu­ro­science ex­perts. Fi­nally, a work­out you can do on the couch.

Re­lax Melodies

Ooz­ing with the dreami­est tunes and med­i­ta­tion meth­ods, this app is the adult ver­sion of a lullaby. Say good­bye to rest­less nights and hello snoozevill­e.

Op­ti­mism

iPhones of­ten get the blame for poor body im­age and self-hate: Hello, so­cial me­dia and around-the-clock emails. If you can’t beat em, join em! Use your iPhone for some self-lov­ing with op­ti­mism. Man­age men­tal health and get h-appy.

HealthEngi­ne

Are you the chief of book­ing health ap­point­ments in your house­hold? HealthEngi­ne makes or­gan­is­ing your fam­ily and your own ap­point­ments that lit­tle bit eas­ier. With ac­cess to more than 8000 health prac­ti­tion­ers, find and book health ap­point­ments 24/7.

7 Minute Work­out

Got a spare seven min­utes? Tie up the jog­gers and turn on the 7 Minute Work­out app. Chal­lenge your­self to a va­ri­ety of PT-ap­proved work­outs with vis­ual and spo­ken cues. Now, drop and give me 20!

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