Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Five FREE healthy apps to keep you on track for 2012

If you're anything like me your iphone is never far away - whether you are checking face book or texting a friend.  Here are a few healthy applications that may help keep you on track towards your health and fitness goals in 2012.

1. MyFitnessPal Calorie Counter 

Cost: Free

It has been proven that those who record what they eat have a better chance of reaching their weight loss goals.  Keep track of what you are putting you mouth when on the run with this handy app.

2. Pedometer 24/7

Cost: Free

Thus handy app turns your phone into a pedometer which can be used 24 hours 7 days a week.  It uses an advanced technology for accurate steps counting and automatic calibration.  Great for walking, jogging and running.

3. Pill Tracker 

Cost: Free

Pill Tracker is an initiative tool to help manage any medication you may be taking.  From vitamins to contraceptive pills and prescription medication.  This could be a great app to recommend to any tech savvy older relatives you might have to help remember wheat medication they should take and when.

4. IMF Lite

Cost: Free

IMF Lite is an iPhone version of the In My Food iPad application.  This great app tells you what is in your food and gives you quick answers whilst you are out and about.  There are over 500 food additives many of which are bad for us and can be very bad for our children.  All you have to do is enter the number code into your phone and it tells you exactly what it is.

5. Easy Meat & Fish Recipes

Cost: Free

Ever find yourself wondering what to cook for dinner?  Easy Meat & Fish recipes features hundreds of flavorful recipes for meat and fish of all kinds.  You can browse this app in the supermarket for inspiration or plan your weekly protein meals - you can also save and share you favorite recipes.

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