3 awesome apps to boost your fitness level

In a world where there are hundreds of thousands of Apps, we took a leap of faith and picked 3 of our favorites. Heck, one of them is not even a fitness App, but it will hel you get through those long winter runs.

What are some of your favorite Apps and what do you like about them? 

 

1. MyFitnessPal

This app has over 2 million food items in its database, allowing you to easily keep track of the calories you consume on a daily basis.

It is extremely easy to use – simply open the app, pull the bar code scanner, scan your food item, and voila, you’ve databased the food you just ate!  MyFitnessPal does all the math in the back, giving you calorie breakdowns and a lot more great information to make it extremely easy to keep a food log of everything you eat.  Find out more here:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/mobile/iphone

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2. MapMyRun / MapMyRide / MapMyFitness

This app uses your built-in GPS to track all aspects of your daily activity – whether you’re going for a walk, a bike ride, a run, skiing – you name it! It tracks your movements and gives you duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, calories burned, and even makes a map of the route you traveled.  You can synch it with your music on your iPhone or Android, take photos of the places you go to… but more importantly it allows you to keep track of your activity and also challenge yourself to do similar workouts / routes faster, bringing a little “gamification” to the table.  Find out more here: http://www.mapmyfitness.com/

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3. Spotify

That’s right, the music provider Spotify is also an incredible fitness tool that will help you stay motivated and perhaps even make a tedious workout just a little more exciting!

The great thing about Spotify is that your music is on the cloud. In other words, you don’t need to download songs to your phone so it hugs very little memory. Additionally, you can play ANY song you want and can choose from hundreds – if not thousands – of curated playlists by other users that allow you to find your style and choice. Want to find a Workout Music playlist? it’s there.  Want some techno Workout music? You got it. Prefer some easy-listening Yoga Workout Music? Boom, you can find it there.

While it doesn’t track any stats for your workout, it will help you stay motivated on those long runs / rides. Give a try if you’re not using it today!  Find out more here: https://www.spotify.com/us/

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Four Food Failures: Healthy Living Gone Wrong

Balancing healthy eating habits with your work is tough for every YoPro Bro. Avoid these seemingly easy-to-do, trendy nutritional pitfalls.

  1.        Carb Cutting

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A carb-free diet causes bad breath, dry mouth, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, insomnia, calcium loss, and nausea. And wild abandonment of delicious snacks. And all of these claims are ACTUALLY TRUE. Look it up.

  1.        Flushes and Detox Diets

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Our organs already manage toxins in the body. DISCLAIMER: This diet trend DOES work for anyone without organs. Or without functioning organs.

  1.        Hormone Injections as a Food Replacement

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Spend huge money purchasing hormones your body already makes. Guaranteed to cause weight loss. Fine Print: You must also cut your calorie intake by 80% for this to work. But it’s the hormones. They are magic. Promise.

  1.        Shelf Supplements

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Instant results. You immediately lose all of the weight of the money you spend on supplements. And it’s sustainable! As long as you keep buying them, you will keep losing money. #InstantGratification #MoneyIsHeavy