The holiday season is just around the corner, and while children may have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, adults have visions of the extra weight those sugar plums will inevitably put on their hips and bellies. Fortunately, there are some very modern solutions for this ages-old problem, many of which are right at your fingertips. Here are some things you must try if you’re interested in using a fitness app to avoid holiday weight gain:
FitRadio. It’s common knowledge that music can be an integral part of getting a high-charged workout. With that in mind, the makers of the FitRadio app put together a wide array of playlists and DJ special mixes, categorized by genre. Simply download the app to add a new dimension to your workout routines, and switch it up as needed.
My Fitness Pal. This app enables you to track all of the calories you take in from each and every cookie, block of fudge, and cup of eggnog you consume this holiday season. Simply use the My Fitness Pal nutritional content database to find out how much the foods and beverages are going to cost you (in terms of fat and calories), and then record those amounts in the app’s food diary to track your intake. My Fitness Pal is especially robust because it can link with a number of other popular fitness apps to store an array of fitness-related data in one consolidated place.
FitBUG. If you are interested in accessing and managing data from a variety of fitness apps in one place, then you should look for more information about Fitbug. FitBUG is often referred to as an “activity tracker,” meaning it offers users a convenient way to effectively track fitness related behaviors, from miles jogged to calories burned.
Nike Training Club. Looking to add variety to a dull routine, or even to kick your fitness level up a notch? The Nike Training Club app features a massive database of bodyweight fitness moves, organized into categories for your easy choosing, and is perfect for people of all fitness levels, interests, and goals.
With all of these great fitness apps to choose from, it might be easy to forget the most important thing: They only work if you work them. What this means is that you must be disciplined about consistently using the apps you choose. Therefore, you should explore all of these options to find one (or more) that will work best for you, and then commit to getting very familiar with them over the holidays, and thereafter. Just think of these fitness apps as the holiday gift that keeps on giving.