We live in an age where most people are conscious about what they eat and how much they exercise, in some form or another. We’re conscious of fat intake, calories, carbs, protein, cardio…the list goes on and on, really. Actually keeping track of all that can be a challenge, especially if you’re working on a diet of some kind that prohibits or restricts one of more of those categories.
Smartphones, as with so many other things in the modern existence, can make this tremendously easier with the right app and a proper application of thumb (or finger) pressure. As such, I present you AndroidGuys’ Five for Friday; Apps to track your health and wellness. Five applications for your Android smartphone that can track food, exercise, and potentially even offer advice on how to improve both.
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Calorie Counter – by Everyday Wellness
- Barcode scanning, manual entry, and database selection of foods and meals.
- Database of exercises.
- Database of healthy foods and meals, including recipes.
- Community forums on a variety of health topics, including mental health.
- Full registration at startup.
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Calorie Counter – by FatSecret
- Quick signup (Google or Facebook).
- Searchable food and exercise databases.
- Ability to export nutrition and exercise reports.
- Sleep tracker.
- Ability to share your progress with a health professional of your choice.
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Lose It! – by FitNow, Inc.
- Unique, intuitive User Interface.
- Social features – connect with your friends to help each other reach your goals.
- Challenges – turn health and nutrition into a game.
- Searchable food and exercise database.
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Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker – by SparkPeople
- Quick signup (Facebook)
- Reminder and tips via notifications.
- Health and Wellness news stories within app.
- SparkPoints – achievements based on activities and nutrition.
- Built-in coaching and tips.
- Social Features
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- Social Features
- Quick signup
- Database of custom foods submitted by users.
- Under Armour supported.
- Custom reminders and notifications.