Health and Fitness have come a long way. They have become important aspects to a person’s well-being. Since the last quarter of the 20th century, people of various ages, status and profession got involved with a form of physical activity to stay fit and healthy. Different gadgets have become available to help make exercising more fun.
Remember those portable cassette players and CD players that “joggers” used to strap on their waists for music while the jog or run? Well, they’re almost defunct now as MP3s reign supreme.
For most fitness buffs, the iPod Touch has become an essential part of their physical fitness routine. You probably have an array of fitness apps downloaded on your iPod Touch. Well and good if you have the right fitness app to aid you through your workout, diet or running routine.
Here is a very short list of 5 great health and fitness iPod Touch apps
#1 – Lose It
This is a free iPod Touch application best to keep track of your calorie input and output. This cool app will help you count the calories of the food you ate and estimate the amount of calorie you burn when exercising.
It has quite an extensive library of the calorie-count of branded and regular food. However, the amount of expended calorie is not that accurate for all users as the apps has no way of considering the user’s body fat percentage and level of activity.
#2 – GymGoal ABC
The free version of this iPhone application has 280 animated exercises for reference. You can even add your images to any of the exercises. This app includes features such as calculators for BMR, BMI, body fat percentage heart rate and more.
This app also includes a feature of an integrated body mop of your fat and muscle concentration to aid you better in targeting specific areas to work-on. It cost 99 cents.
#3 – iPump & Fitness Builder
This iPhone application allows you to create and edit your workout. It features graphics of unique exercises and equipment by the thousands. It also includes short videos of exercises.
The exercise database is quite extensive and wouldn’t you know? There are over 180 ways to swing a kettle ball. This iPod Touch app is available for $9.99.
#4 – Beatburn Treadmill/Outdoor Trainer
Running or jogging at a regular pace, whether outdoors or on a treadmill, is boring. A more engaging and effective running pace includes bursts of speed and change of pacing. Beatburn is programmable to change music and pacing at certain points in the course of running routine.
It is also possible to change the program in the event that you need to quicken or slow down the workout pace. The screen shows your speed, intervals and calories burned. A virtual coach offers occasional pep talks to prod you on. This application will cost you $3.99
#5 – iMapMyFitness
This iPod Touch application tracks your outdoor workout by GPS. Start the app for it to mark your path including the time, pace, distance, elevation, speed and more. You can also view your workout stats and history online by logging in to MapMyFitness.com. You can even tweet your workout stats to your contacts. This is a free iPod Touch application.
Who says working out is boring? With health and fitness apps such as these ones, working out is made easier and more fun.
Do you know of any fitting health and fitness iPod Touch apps? We’d be glad to hear from you.