Check out some of these free apps that may be extra useful during this time of year!
Make logging your daily diet easy with this app’s database of more than 6 million foods, nutrition information from more than half a million restaurants. You can scan bar codes with your phone’s camera to download data directly into your food. The app remembers your most frequent foods for easy logging, and a recipe feature lets you enter all the ingredients in a dish to calculate how healthy it is. You’ll get a breakdown of how much protein, carbs, and fat you’re eating. Sync up your activity tracker, and the app will suggest how many calories you can eat based on whether you want to gain, maintain, or lose weight over whatever period of time you specify.
The name is short for “simply work it,” and it wastes no time getting you to do just that. Pick cardio, strength, yoga, or stretching workouts, and how much time you have (five minutes to an hour), and Sworkit walks you through the session with videos and guided voice cues.
This app offers users thousands of free workouts complete with timed step-by-step audio and video instructions to help you get into shape. Whether you’re looking to sculpt six-pack abs or improve your conditioning for that next race, Workout Trainer has a routine just for you. In addition to the built-in workouts, users can access the app’s library to build their own custom routines and share them online, as well as try out routines shared by the community.
Adidas’s new fitness app for iOS, and it’s designed not just for workouts, but for encouraging a full-spectrum fitness lifestyle. A variety of workouts are available from yoga routines to strength training plans, while nutrition tips and recipes encourage healthy eating and hydration. In addition, All Day encourages mental wellness with mindfulness exercises and guided meditations, rounding things off with sleep aiding techniques and curated playlists that help encourage a good night’s rest.