Fitness is a great way to lose weight and improve your physical health. Regular exercise can also prevent heart diseases and high blood pressure. Exercising regularly also has many benefits for your mental health, and it can help add years to your life?
Fitness is the best activity for relieving stress. It can have a great impact on the quality of your mental and emotional life. But, although we know all these benefits, a lot of us still don’t exercise regularly. Sure, laziness is to blame for the most part, but if you were constantly reminded to move out of the house, you’d be more inclined to do so. You may need a personal coach, but that can cost you a lot of money.
However, in today’s world of smartphones, you can have your “personal coach” on your Android phone, even for free. Besides that, there is a tonne of fitness apps out there that can help you track your progress and keep a record of all your fitness details.
Whether you need a personal coach on your phone, or you’re the sort of person who does it own their own and needs to track the details, these are 5 of the best fitness for Android in 2020.
MyFitness Pal is like a phone diary for fitness enthusiasts. You can put everything you’ve eaten for breakfast, for lunch, dinner, or even your snacks. With this app, you can calculate your daily intake of calories and macros. One of the best features of this app is the barcode scanner.
Whenever you are trying to eat something, just scan the barcode, and the app will show you all the macros for that particular product. That makes much easier to track your calories than manually inputting all the macros one by one. MyFitnessPal will do all the math for you and will let you focus on your workout.
Apart from that, you can also keep track of how many calories you are burning throughout the day. You can manually enter the exercises you perform, and it will give you an estimate of how many calories you got rid of. Apart from that, you can sync with a plethora of other fitness apps like Underarmor record and even other running apps.
The application is free for the most, with a few extra features locked behind a premium service which costs $9.99 per month. The free version, however, is not bad at all and for what the subscription offers you, it’s worth it as well.
The name itself is quite self-explanatory. The goal of this android app is to help users set and achieve nutrition, workout, and other wellness goals. With Lose It you can log exercises and food, and It will count the calories burned. You will also get a personal exercise planner and recipe builder, to stay on the right track of your overall workout routine.
Lose It uses the built-in phone pedometer to count your steps, and it has an option to integrate with most popular fitness platforms like MapMyFitness, Nike+, Strava, and Fitbit. If you opt for the premium version, you have access to even more features.
You can track how many hours of sleep you’re getting if you want, and you can even measure how many glasses of water you’re drinking every day. Like MyFitnessPal, this one also lets you scan barcodes and take a picture of food to calculate the calories it has.
Personally, I find that the base up is quite sufficient in and of itself. But if you really want to get down to the nitty-gritty and track macros and every single nutrient, the premium service is pretty compelling.
Fitocracy is a great fitness app that allows you to keep track on your workout progress by setting your goals and workouts. This app has an incredibly enthusiastic community of users, and that makes it unique. Fitocracy allows you to follow other users for motivation and inspiration. You can also unlock achievements based on your goals, which will help you to visualize your progress.
The app has its own free workout plans for various levels. Despite that, you can even join virtual teams lead by real fitness trainers who provide personalized exercises and nutritional guides.
The best part of the app is that most of the features you will get for free. However, there is a paid version of the app that will provide additional benefits, like early access to new features.
Nike Run Club
There are only a few exercises I can think of which are more satisfying than a good, heart-racing run. It’s the best way to burn a lot of calories, and it’s the most common exercise that people do every day. However, what if you could track every run you took from now on, and make them even better?
Well Nike Run Club or NRC for short is here to save the day. As the name implies, it’s not just a training or fitness app, it’s a club of its own. This means that if your friends use this app, you can challenge them to do a run in a set time period. That is, if you have friends into fitness, of course.
Even if you don’t, this is a great app you can take advantage of solo. You can track your average speed, the distance, and even your heart-rate (if you sync the app with a fitness band). It even builds you a schedule as to when you should, how fast you should run, and when to take days off.
If running is your main form of exercise, make it even better by joining the Nike Run Club.
Lifesum aims to tailor its service to the individual level. No matter if you like to gain muscle, lose weight, or just live a healthier life, Lifesum will perfectly match your goals. It can track your daily workout, as well as your food intake.
Similar to MyFitnessPal, Lifesum has a barcode scanner. This feature will allow you to easily track your carbs, proteins, and calories.
Lifesum has a unique feature called Diets. That will allow users to choose from various popular diet plans. So, you can choose the one that will fit your needs. Overall it is a great app, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to live healthily. Lifesum comes in a free and paid version.