Top fitness apps

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It's National Fitness Day, so get up off the sofa and use these apps to get in shape.
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Top fitness apps

Too many drinks in your local's sunny garden? Over-indulged on exotic food while on holiday? If you're feeling a little unfit after the summer holidays, it's time to get onto your phone's app store and find yourself something to help get you back into shape. To get you started, why not check out these great fitness apps. They all help to motivate you and monitor your acitivties, and they even pair with wearables for even more health insights.

MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal is a great all-rounder – its main purpose is to count calories and boasts the largest food database in the app market (more than 4,000,000). You can also manually input how much exercise you’ve done that day, and it will work out calories burned.

Another positive about MFP is that the app can be used without a wearable, so there’s no excuse. Get tracking.

Google Fit

Compatible with all Android Wear devices, Google Fit records activities and how long you’ve done them for. It counts burned calories, tracks you heart rate and compiles the data into simple graphs. Unlike MyFitnessPal, however, there is no option to add food or drink intake – you’re on your own there.

Lifelog

Lifelog is the lifestyle tracking app from Sony, so it pairs perfectly with the likes of the SmartBand or the SmartWatch 3. As the app’s title suggests, it logs your life. That includes everything from calories burned and distance covered to how many photos you’ve taken, or how long you listened to music.

S Health

Samsung also has its own wearable app – S Health. This is for those who have the Gear Fit, Gear S or Samsung Galaxy S5 (because it has its own heart rate monitor). S Health monitors a pretty broad range of stuff including exercise, food intake, how much sleep you’re getting and how it all affects your stress levels and weight.

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