Get fit while on the go with apps

If you own an IPhone, IPad, computer or any other smart devices, you have the ability to get fit and stay fit.

Thanks to a multitude of quality fitness apps, you can track your eating, calories and every movement, or simply receive a bit of encouragement throughout the day to stay fit and healthy. These apps also can provide expert guidance that can keep you on the path to wellness and a better life. Here are fit apps recommended by that will help you achieve your goals and maintain that healthy glow.

1. Charity Miles (for iOS and Android)


What could be better than staying in shape while also supporting a good cause? It’s a win-win scenario and that’s why Charity Miles was created.

With Charity Miles you can select your favorite charity from a list within the app, hit the road, and be assured by the fact that various corporate sponsors will donate a few cents for every mile you run, walk, cycle or sprint.  The more you move, the more you earn for the charity of your choice.

2. Fitbit (for iOS, Android, Web)

FREE or $49.99/year for premium (requires a Fitbit fitness tracker) 

Okay, so you don't really need a Fitbit fitness tracker to use the mobile app. However, without a tracker, the Fitbit app will only count your steps, help you track the calories you’ve consumed, track your weight, and record relative health information — such as blood pressure and glucose levels, which is enough for most people.

By purchasing a Fitbit fitness tracker ($50-$200 on Amazon), the app becomes a full-fledged, fitness-tracking powerhouse that can automatically track and statistically correlate almost every conceivable aspect of your health and exercise activity.

3. The Johnson & Johnson Official 7-Minute Workout (for iOS, Android)


The folks at Johnson & Johnson have introduced their self-branded “Official 7-Minute Workout App,” which allows you to squeeze some quick and effective exercises into your otherwise busy day. The app’s user interface is easy-to-use and straight-to-the-point. The only things you’ll need are a chair, seven minutes or so, and a positive attitude. Some of the available exercises include jumping jacks, push-ups, high-knees, running in place, crunches, tricep dips, and a lot more. Overall, it’s a great app for people of all ability levels.

4. Lose It! (for iOS, Android, Web)


Lose It! has been around for years, and it can help you determine and manage your daily number of calories burned and consumed. Lose It! takes care of all the number-crunching, while providing you access to an encouraging community of other like-minded and supportive users to help you reach your goals. 

Lose It! also works with a plethora of fitness tracking bands — such as the Apple Watch, Nike+ FuelBand, Fitbit bands, Jawbone UP, and many more — so you can easily import your daily caloric intake and seamlessly balance it against your expenditure.

5. MyFitnessPal (for iOS, Android, Web)


We live in a world of temptation, often seeking out instant gratification through a multitude of fleeting pleasures, and hoping to maximize convenience above all else. Think fast food restaurants. Yet, it’s these exact “shortcuts” we often try to exploit that have the greatest, negative impact on our diet and health. MyFitnessPal helps curb that.

This app is a web-based mobile that gives you exclusive access to a wealth of tools, such as the ability to keep track of what and how much you eat, or how many calories you burn. MyFitnessPal also comes pre-loaded with an extensive database of foods and drinks, allowing you to manage what you eat no matter where you are.